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  1. I was waiting for someone to ask what purpose GB has..does it encourage development??? Really??? GB was disbanded to encourage development in the home nations..in the last 10 years England have become ranked 2nd in the world and lost a world cup final by a ankle tap..Wales & Scotland won the European Cup and qualified for the 4 nations...Scotland famously drawing with the kiwis..and in 2017 all 4 nations appeared ,on merit, in a world cup on foreign soil for the first time ever.... And now GB gets brought back.. England go into hibernation till 2020,Wales have no tests planned at all this year and Scotland & ireland risk having their best taken away from them while they try to qualify for the world cup...but we're told not to worry about that cos they aren't good enough anyway.....which begs the question why bother with GB then?? Having NO GB encourages development..that's clear as day.. Just look at what happened to Wales between 2000 - 2007..a time when GB played every year from 01-07...they went from world cup semi finalist in 2000 to not even qualifying for 2008 , 2008-2018 ,without GB, they've been European champs,played in a 4 nations,qualified for 2 world cups,have 2 club teams in the English league system ,receive sport Wales funding,a performance centre,strong junior development,Welsh kids at SL academies,a majority of the Welsh national team are now born in Wales.. If that doesn't tell you GB has a negative effect on development then nothing will..
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  2. You really haven't got the hang of this thread.
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  3. Perhaps then leave this thread for those of us who did?
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  5. We havent seen this years tour shirt yet and I wouldnt dare guess what they are going to do anyway as they are very good at doing the exact opposite of what should obviously be done. even with the lip service of an irish badge within the "British isles" badge, under the lions head (the main badge being used to promote the tour so far) it says "Great Britain Rugby League" no mention of Ireland on press releases its "Great Britain" on the official logo (blue and Red with the Dacia logo and the lions head) it says "Great Britain Tour". The only person to mention "Ireland" was the RLI chief.. all the others just called it Great Britain including RImmer!!!! A shamrock on a shield does not make up for all of that, its lazy and its patronising.
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  6. 154.0Kgs The achilles is still an issue. Walked to Sainsbury's (0.5 miles one way) on Sunday, and it flared up badly, so much so that I limped home. It was tight and then became really sore and It was sore the next day. Did the same walk yesterday, but slowed down when I felt it getting tight, walked fine (but slower) and its fine today. Lesson is let it warm up and stretch.
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  7. Great Britain (leave Ireland out of it) could, I repeat COULD work as a once every 4 (or 8 ) year thing if Wales ever got to the stage where they could add a few players who would make the squad on merit, Scotland less likely for obvious reasons. As it stands it's nothing but a nostalgia trip. As for home games absolutely if there must be GB&I they should be playing a game in Cardiff and giving a share of profits to Wales, Scotland and Ireland and the RLIF should be enforcing it as such. I'm sure the English would then complain about sharing profits with 3 nations who don't contribute anything to the gimmick but it was their idea afterall. I honestly wouldn't mind if England/RFL just stole the classic jersey and used it as their own. Not like Wales have ever had anything much to do with it other than the coach picking a few Welsh Union converts, also not like other English National sides haven't used blue before.
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  8. I wasn't the greatest fan of his music (a bit too old possibly) but there seems a lot of genuine affection for him out there. He also seemed to be a genuinely nice bloke. So sad that he thought it necessary to take his own life.
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  9. Yep good point! Connor is on 596 points.
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  10. Fleabag series 2 has started
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  11. Just binge watched the first series of Derry Girls, how come I missed it first time round? It’s brilliant, great to see streets where I have relatives living.
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  12. https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/17477024.petition-launched-against-10-york-community-stadium-parking-fee/ https://www.yorklibdems.org.uk/stadium GET IT SIGNED. And spread the word round social media.
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  13. This sums things up well. There are long established ways to reflect the complexity of Irish sporting identities in combined teams that we could have copied - but as usual the RFL try to reinvent the wheel and can't even get that right. I'll look forward to the games as I always enjoy internationals - and I might even think about a shirt - but as others have said, the idea that this will spark some sort of rugby league surge in the Celtic nations is for the birds.
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  14. Nope. For many years, at least the 1980/90s the only badge on the shirt was a lion's head.
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  15. Not according to Pavel. Grease the Groove comrade
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  16. Rowing intervals - 6 rounds of 3mins at 1:45 pace, 2 mins rest in-between. Struggled in the middle rounds and averaged ~1:50 instead. Finished with 3 one min sprints at <1:40 pace
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  17. Late to it, but i binge watched Killing Eve on the iPlayer. Really enjoyed it.
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  18. I think like many my first experience of the Prodigy was hearing Charlie (on a mixtape that had been smuggled out of Wigan Pier). There was nothing too groundbreaking about it I guess except a sample from a public safety film that we were all familiar with. But then came the constant churn of top tunes and albums that spoke of the talent within the Prodigy. I even remember us as lads trying to study Keith and Leroy’s dance moves - I think it’s first time any of us had ever tried to do that ahead of a big night out. Thanks for all the great times, Keith.
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  19. If he’d done nothing else Firestarter is a classic
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  20. Keith Flint of the Prodigy found dead at 49 Tragic. RIP
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