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  1. Pervis Staples, aged 85: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/pervis-staples-staple-singers-dead-obituary-1168693/
  2. Didn't people say something similar about Jonny Lomax, in those years when he seemed doomed to be a bit-part player between injury after injury after injury? He's come through all that and is now a regular player for Saints. Currently, we have Johnstone and Manfredi going through something similar, so let's hope they can get past this too.
  3. Never used one of those particular gadgets, but I can certainly recommend mackerel (the freshest you can get), split (butterflied) and quickly barbecued over high heat*. And reserve one or two, once cooked, for making pate. *serve with potato salad with chopped chives and horseradish mixed into it.
  4. The money raised for motor neurone disease from Kevin Sinfield’s ‘7 in 7’ marathon challenge has been doubled after a medical research charity agreed to match it. https://www.loverugbyleague.com/post/kevin-sinfields-marathon-fund-raising-pot-doubles-for-mnd/?utm_content=bufferef8c4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
  5. A bit unfair on Adamson - you can't impress if the new coach decides he doesn't want you.
  6. Some good players missing out from that selection (Lee Crooks, Richard Swain, Clive Sullivan etc.), but it would be a very tough team to beat.
  7. Back in the days when booking Deep Purple cost less than half the price of Marmalade.
  8. https://www.intrl.sport/news/mea-to-introduce-four-tiers-of-international-competition/ "Middle East Africa Rugby League has reacted to the continued growth of rugby league in the region by announcing that the format for representative games will be designed to accommodate more nations and will include promotion and relegation throughout. The format will allow members to participate in formal competition and progress at their own rate through the ranks."
  9. Castleford still won their quarter-final on the weekend, so it isn't like they've been stripped bare of playing talent. Plus York and Cas are drawn against each other in the semi, which could be a guide to whether there's ill-feeling or not.
  10. https://www.rugby-league.com/article/58045/taylor-prescott-embarks-on-toughest-challenge-yet Taylor Prescott admits that a determination to make his late father proud has driven him to embark on the toughest challenge of his life. The 19-year-old will next month attempt to run 100 miles in just 48 hours - day and night - in a huge fundraising effort for the Steve Prescott Foundation, the charity set up by his rugby legend dad Steve before his death in 2013.
  11. If you've just discovered them, you will probably have missed this affectionate mickey-take too.
  12. His main problem is that, like Luke Thompson, he's joining a club that are currently a bit rubbish.
  13. Sky Sports Mix may be a "free" channel, but it still requires a Sky/Virgin box or similar setup to watch it. It doesn't make up for the lack of HD with the widespread access benefits of a Freeview channel. Really the worst of both worlds. Being shown on the Sky YouTube channel is an improvement on Mix.
  14. A proper traditional RL press release would be worded something more like: None of these clubs exist, and if they actually do, they're probably up to something or other that is really really dodgy. Anyway, the quality of Rugby will be ###### and every single one of them will go bust within six months. Everybody in the USA hates Rugby League, and nobody in the USA has heard of Rugby League. The money involved in setting up what is indubitably a criminal money-laundering operation should have been spent on clubs in the heartlands of England. Specifically my club. But only the men's te
  15. My advice to my younger self: don't listen to me. Make your own mistakes (because you will) and see where you end up. Things might be better, they might be worse - enjoy the ride.
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