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Johnoco

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  1. I don't disagree with that, I'm just pointing out that many RL fans attitude is that if you don't like RL then it's you that has the problem and are in the wrong.
  2. I'd rather put my b'locks in a vice than listen to Ed Sheeran. Yet he's massively popular and has sold millions of records (or streams as the kids say today) in this country alone. I think sometimes you have to accept that it's you that is out of step. Focus on what RL can do well and not what some other sport is or isn't doing. I do agree with @unapologetic pedant though in that the too strict calls on potential infringements does the game no favours. I mean, can you think of anyone besides RL fans who point out that the try scored by Gareth Davies against the Barbarians was off a forward pass?
  3. All true but you can't ignore the fact that many people have been raised on RU and enjoy it. The full houses at internationals aren't achieved by a few people on a jolly (lthough there is obviously a fair amount) they are mostly genuine fans of RU. RL could do much better, although it isn't pushing against an open door like many sports. If several thousand RU fans went to a game or even watched it on TV and 'quite enjoyed' it, that could be a start. Shouting at them 'why do you watch that garbage?' is unlikely to achieve much!
  4. I absolutely agree. I personally find RU absolutely dire and wouldn't watch it if you paid me. To me, it's like being stuck at work and someone having Capital on the radio....a nightmare. However, many people really enjoy it, genuinely so. It's beyond me why but that's life. RL fans need to stop pretending that if only they saw RL they would become converted instantly.
  5. Thanks, I think this is the definite answer now. Incidentally, I used to go in a bar in the basement of that place (Vaults Bar) occasionally for gigs. Obviously now flattened.
  6. Flares? It looks like the towering inferno!
  7. He's not all that....he's only nicking ManofKents 'fish where the fish are' saying.
  8. To use the old Maxim, that's a Loaded question. Even if it isn't a question.
  9. Yeah the Rugger BaBas. I know it was an oyster bar in Bradford but I can't remember which one. I did think it was the Talbot Hotel, which I think was the HQ of Bradford FC....but now I aren't so sure.
  10. I knew you would have a metrosexual slant on it
  11. Does anyone have any info on the formation of the Barbarians? I know it was in Bradford but I can't remember the exact hotel. I know Tony Collins would know this. Yes I could Wiki it but it's still conflicting with what I thought I knew...
  12. Way back when men were men round here Circa 2000/02. Assorted pics of ladies people liked. On a Friday.
  13. I've had a few jobs in Halifax so have quite a few mates from there and I really like the place, so I'd be happy to see Halifax do well. But in particular, I worked there in 1987 when they won the CC. I had absolutely no interest in RL at that point but the amount of people into it was incredible and I remember the homecoming after winning the cup. If they could get a quarter of that many people back onside they'd be doing well
  14. Was gonna say it was a good effort until they included the clips of scoring at Odsal.
  15. So where are these other clubs going to come from?
  16. But you just dismissed there only being one club. So how do you go from none to a few clubs?
  17. Ok, again, how do you go from zero clubs to, say 5, given you dismiss any efforts to do anything as pointless?
  18. So why can't Wigan or St Helens be responsible for saving the game? Why would it be up to a bunch of newcomers? Do you remember the headlines about Oxford or Gloucester or Hemel dropping out of the league? I'm not sure I do.
  19. Why is it up to them to 'save the game'? But let's imagine Cornwall disappear in 12 months. Pretty much nobody will be any the wiser, let alone will there be any headlines.
  20. Your suggestion is sensible. But it's not your money they are spending, so what difference would it make in the grand scheme of things. Hemel were formed in 1981, how's that gone? It doesn't always work following the path of what sounds logical. RL is running out of time cos it never did the groundwork and it needs to do *something*.
  21. Maybe they won't want to exist or be successful.
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