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Great stuff yes, but, it's the exception rather than the rule. And it's quite obvious that the fast attacking play in enhanced by the almost non existent defending by the opposition.

It really isn't the exception but I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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Now that doesn't make any sense does it? How can you say you "like today's rugby better than the '60s, as I wasn't there..."

You can't compare today's fare with the '60s fare if you were not there (because it was before your time?), it simply can't be done, unless you've seen loads of old film footage and videos from that era.

That's my point. It's a pointless argument. It's all opinion at the end of the day, and I can't have one on rugby that was played 20-30 years before I was around. So obviously I'm going to think today's rugby is better. I don't think Swinton are in a better position (obviously). Maybe that's where the opinion is created, because the Lions are now in the second tier, maybe Leeds/Wigan/Wire fans might have something good to say about rugby today.

But the point has been made after a fixture announcement? It's moaning for the sake of it. A point that Mark made a while back, start a new topic if you want to preach to us how good rugby was "back in the day", so I can ignore it.

Good point with the Americanism as well (no offence Geoff, I have nothing against 'isms, American or otherwise)

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Seems you don't mind 'americanisms' Keith!

As long as they're kept to a minimum. I think people hate Americanisms because they intrude into our very own version of the English language (British English) the same any other 'ism' from another country/language/culture would do also. Therefore, it's not because they're American isms, it's because they're not our isms, they're foreign ones, do you see the point I'm trying to make? The USA is such a huge player on the world stage it's bound to creep into everybody else's 'backyard' culturally and linguistically, but hopefully not to the extent it swamps others. When I said 'sock it to 'em baby' I said it because Geoff is from the other side of the 'pond' and I thought it would convey a hint of humour for him. Had he not been from there, I would not have used such words of course.

What really annoys me is when you see or hear non British 'isms' or terminology used in the UK media. Only the other day I was collecting a prescription for someone and the assistant asked me for the person's 'last name'.

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In the latest issue (No 41) of the Rugby League Journal in the "Dedications" section at the bottom of page 3 we find the following entry.

"In memory of British Rugby League before it was Aussie-fied (K. Bryant)"

How very true, it's sad to say.

Haven't got mine yet. Of course it comes by packet steamer and dog sled! :D

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As long as they're kept to a minimum. I think people hate Americanisms because they intrude into our very own version of the English language (British English) the same any other 'ism' from another country/language/culture would do also. Therefore, it's not because they're American isms, it's because they're not our isms, they're foreign ones, do you see the point I'm trying to make? The USA is such a huge player on the world stage it's bound to creep into everybody else's 'backyard' culturally and linguistically, but hopefully not to the extent it swamps others. When I said 'sock it to 'em baby' I said it because Geoff is from the other side of the 'pond' and I thought it would convey a hint of humour for him. Had he not been from there, I would not have used such words of course.

What really annoys me is when you see or hear non British 'isms' or terminology used in the UK media. Only the other day I was collecting a prescription for someone and the assistant asked me for the person's 'last name'.

Personally I abhor the term "it's a big ask"! What the feck does that mean?

Our own language is of course based on isms from all over Europe, including Latin French and German. It is a "fixture" of out past.

See, I even stayed on topic!

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Personally I abhor the term "it's a big ask"! What the feck does that mean?

Our own language is of course based on isms from all over Europe, including Latin French and German. It is a "fixture" of out past.

See, I even stayed on topic!

I had to have someone explain to me what "it's gone pear-shaped" meant!

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