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Everything posted by gazza77

  1. In a way, I can foresee that this year will be similar to 2021 in that there will be a gap between the top two and the chasing pack. Last year, Toulouse stuck faith in a squad that had broadly grown and developed over a number of years and with a handful of additions it served them well. That's the real difference, in that Leigh have a virtually new squad and are quite likely to bank on bringing in more quality at the business end of the season. Will it work? It will be good finding out.
  2. Took quite a long time in the first place didn't it? The alleged incident was away at Oldham in late August, and he wasn't banned until December. It's always going to be difficult to deal with when it's one word against another. I seem to recall the same issues being highlighted when George Flanagan was banned for 10 games after being found guilty in our game against them in the cup in that it was his word against Jack Bussey's, as video evidence was inconclusive.
  3. There's clearly going to be someone disappointed but it's a long season and strengthening in any position is worthwhile if affordable. It also makes me wonder if the club know more than we do about Chizzy's ban appeal.
  4. Purée petit pois for Broncos supporters.
  5. Aye. Isn't the first time we'll have hears such comments, and won't be the last.
  6. It has been for friendly matches but won't for competitive games, as the rights for the games aren't held by individual clubs. Their may be live radio coverage on Rovers TV however, assuming the same as previous seasons.
  7. There's a post a couple up from your question which gives the different options for accessing Premier sports. Alternatively Rovers TV if you're happy to wait the 24-48 hours after the game is live.
  8. Pretty much first choice team at Fev this afternoon, so I'd assume reseves/academy v Oldham last night.
  9. Kopzcak's a Fev player. Agreed he'll be a loss for us if out for any period of time. Decent for us in spells, I'd be broadly happy with that as a performance for a pre season runout. Wakey look poor, and on that showing it's going to be a long season for them.
  10. Sorry to hear the news. Thoughts with friends & family.
  11. Could have been a real bit of publicity, a crowd draw and a big talent at that level for a couple of years. No idea where the fail falls between the club and the individual, but had he linked up with NW Crusaders, I wonder if he'd have managed something near a season with the benefit of far more publicity for the club and wider game.
  12. Is Gavin Henson due back for a second appearance?
  13. Yeah, I picked that up from the tweet. Looks a decent idea (and pie).
  14. Something for Broncos fans to look forward to, or far too expensive for RL?
  15. Going to be a risk for at least a while yet I'd suspect. I know more people who've caught it over the last month than the remainder of the last two years combined, including myself. Fortunately none with critical symptoms. Fingers crossed we don't get an outbreak across the club, or wider game.
  16. Kind of an opposite to intended thread post. Just watching a programme on 80s music. A quick Google tells me Annie Lennox is 67, as is Neil Tennant. My dad last year died at 74. Crickey, I'm getting old.
  17. £4-500 per year energy bills. Fantasy time for me: ours is around 10 times that, and that's before the recent price increases. That's one of the two reasons I'd like to be able to generate my own electric, subject to being able to find a way around the listed building consent issues.
  18. I believe Robin Knight was one of the multitude of departures to Bradford City some time ago. I can't comment on Martin Vickers, but that's probably why you've not had any response from the latter of the two.
  19. Probably worth noting if you can't get in at the ground, parking within a few hundred yds of there is generally unproblematic.
  20. Yes, we replaced the oil boiler with a new one. We actually already have an lpg tank as well as on oil one, as we have an lpg aga. The aga specialists don't work on boilers however, and I could only find one lpg certified plumber in about a 25 mile radius, whereas there a numerous with the ticket to work on oil. The plumber that did the work that we've used previously told us he gave up his lpg certification because the cost and effort of it wasn't worthwhile given there are only a limited number of potential customers. I can see that being a valid point.
  21. I'd like to see more flexibility in planning laws for those who live in more rural locations. We're not on the mains gas network, so that's not a heating option. I live in listed building, so solar panels and air source heat pumps are likely to be an issue from a planning perspective. Air or ground source pumps are unlikely to be effective in the property anyway without significant and hugely expensive work to make it more airtight, given the age and nature of the building, and even if that was done, there may well be listed building consent issues. I'd love to reduce the carbon footprint of the house, but our options are very limited. When requiring a new boiler last year, we eventually came down to oil, lpg or biomass. Trying to find anyone around here that will/can work on lpg is very difficult, which ruled that out. We don't have free space to run a biomass system, which ruled that out (and again, may have led to lbc issues anyway). Guess what we now have! I'm sure technology will offer more options in a few years time, but unless there is flexibility in allowing listed buildings to be modernised to continue to allow them to be habitable I'm not sure that such properties will be so viable in the future.
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