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JohnM

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  1. Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc.) Act 1985

    http://www.statutelaw.gov.uk/content.aspx?...xtDocId=1300758

    Essentially it's illegal to possess alcohol, drink alcohol, or be drunk on a vehicle principally being used to convey passengers to specific sporting events. Also for private vehicles > 8 passengers the driver and hirer cannot knowingly allow it to take place, so a coach driver is perfectly entitled to prevent alcohol being brought on board, and also confiscate it (the alternative is to kick them off if they don't agree!)

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  2. 14 hours ago, Wiltshire Warrior Dragon said:

    I know that some of you work with children's rugby league teams, so I thought you might be interested to know about a grant scheme which has just been brought to my attention.  The grant programme is called 'Kits 4 Kids' and a maximum grant of £750 is available, specifically for sports team clothing.

    This grant programme is from the Poundland Foundation; here is the link - 

    Apply for Support | Poundland Foundation

    BUT HURRY!  The closing date is in ten days' time, the 24th.

    Sounds good. Even if the deadline has passed,  there may well be other such Foundations that clubs could investigate. I expect that best practice dictates that pro clubs have a charity support function that can emulate the "kit for kids" scheme and can also share knowledge of how and where and when other such opportunities exist locally.

  3. The BBC's mission is set out in the Charter. The broadcaster is to “act in the public interest, serving all audiences through the provision of impartial, high-quality and distinctive output and services which inform, educate and entertain”.

     

  4. What do people want, expect, need etc from the BBCs coverage? 

    1. So the existing fan base can see more games? 

    2. So we can feel good, bathe in reflected glory, because the sport is becoming national mainstream.

    3. To convert union fans?

    4. To recruit new fans? 

    5. To prove our value to the BBC so we can charge more for the rights?

  5. Just a thought.

    Isn't the BBC3 demographic younger and more  "gen-zee" 🤮 than BBC 1 and 2 , so maybe  by putting some games on 3, the  BBC are trying to "reach out" 🤮🤮 to a new set of viewers? 

    Problem is, I think that set of viewers doesn't watch 3 as a linear terrestrial channel, so limiting serendipity. 

    Indeed, it was on-line only for a while, which further removed it from the viewer landscape.

     

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  6. 20 hours ago, Click said:

    This post makes it sound like London and Hull played equally poor. I have no idea how you would come to that conclusion.

    To be clear and repetitive, well done London. Deserved the win. But both teams were in my opinion, quite poor. Took the wrong option on a number of occasions, messed up too many times at the ptb . Neither side were particularly speedy from the PTB either. Too slow and too pedestrian. This is not the London team I watched at the Stoop in the 1990s, far from it. 

    The potential is there in my view but they do need to rehearse more. They'll not come across anyone as bad as Hull were, and Hull themselves will never play as badly.

  7. 19 hours ago, The Lad said:

    All attempts to make a competitive Super League club based in the capital have failed. There isn't enough players or resources and if there is it hasn't worked. It looks like the RFL just seem to talk about a southern powerhouse every other year or so to keep the topic alive and every now and then put some money towards it.

    Do we even need a Super League team in London?.  I feel its not about if a Super League team in London  will work long term or if resources can be better put somewhere else, the RFL have put to much time and money in this project and cant let it go.

    All attempts on the north face of the Eiger, to reach the South pole, to climb Everest, nuclear fusion, prove Fermat's last theorem failed...until they didn't. The critical factor is the will, the drive to succeed.

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  8. Manchester hotels hike their prices, too. Using Millennium Stadium/Twatters means almost all club fans have to travel/ overnight. 

    Having been to Anfield once in my life, never again. 

    United may well get a promise of a Labour government funded Wembley of the North as a bribe .

    Earlier on Sunday, co-owner Ratcliffe met with Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham to discuss the redevelopment of Old Trafford. It's understood Starmer attended the match as Burnham's guest. He is a member of a task force looking at how to revitalise United's home ground.

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  9. 1 hour ago, redjonn said:

    OK I badly worded...he lost control as in he lost control of the ball... as in better and simple words... he lost the ball...

    Sorry, not having a go, just you triggered a thought. "Control" is used a lot, by commentators, pundits etc, implying some sort of proactive involvement by the player, so I thought I'd look it up. The rules speak only of "grounding".

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  10. 2 hours ago, redjonn said:

    at least it didn't matter , but imagine if that was a try attempt in the Grand Final and it was given.... thats the frustrating thing about the VR decision... let alone when they have the faintest of finger tips and its given but at least here it was clear he had no control whatsoever... no matter what a ref gave/guessed with an obscured view.

    The other frustration was just how poor Leeds were... Jon Wiken nailed it with his description of Leeds problem area's.... all clear to the average fan all season.

    Control? Where's that in the rules?

    “Grounding the Ball a) Placing the ball on the ground with hand or hands, or b) Exerting downward pressure on the ball with hand or arm, the ball itself being on the ground, or c) Dropping on the ball and covering it with part of the body above the waist and below the neck, the ball itself being on the ground."

  11. I though that up to half time, the sides were reasonably equal. In the second half, Giants just ran out of energy, having expended so much in the first half. Decisions take franctions of a second longer to make, mistakes creep in. Hudds  players slow down by even one tenth of a second and French, Field, Marshall , Misky etc will get through even the smallest gap.

    Poor discipline cost both sides, too. Is it THAT difficult to stay onside at the ptb?

    Despite the defeat, this isn't the end for the Giants.

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