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Everything posted by Futtocks

  1. Croydon Hurricanes RLFC getting a shout-out on Fox League!
  2. Tupou in at the corner. Ponga limping slightly?
  3. Morning all! A slight disappointment that Dom Young can't face his former team-mates today, but we've still got two teams who really need a win. Hastings opens the scoring!
  4. After finishing the History of RL in New Zealand book, I'm dipping back into Simon Sebag Montefiore's excellent The World: A Family History of Humanity. I've reached the part concerning the wars between Greece and Persia, and have just got past the very messy fall-out of Alexander the Great's death. It's all pretty bloody, and I have discovered some really nasty execution methods of the time like Scaphism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaphism#Historical_descriptions
  5. Peter Higgs, physicist who theorised Higgs boson, dies aged 94.
  6. From those, Les Dyl, although he pre-dated the SL.
  7. Time for a bit of panic-buying: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/hull-fc-set-to-make-nrl-signings-as-part-of-revamp-following-disastrous-start-to-super-league-season-4584753
  8. The death of Francis (not the painter) Bacon in 1626, allegedly after a frozen food experiment. https://mulberryhall.medium.com/odd-this-day-98a724861360
  9. Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, who sang ‘Ain’t Got No Home,’ dies at 87. https://www.washingtonpost.com/obituaries/2024/04/08/clarence-frogman-henry-dead-new-orleans/
  10. I hope he stays at Warrington. He's not ready to take on a club with discipline problems where he's still very much "one of the lads". A few years down the line, he can be the returning hero, but not now, not even with Bennett as a mentor.
  11. The word is out that Blind Date will return with Claudia Winkleman.
  12. Keith "Golden Boots" Barnes, Balmain and Kangaroos legend: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-08/keith-barnes-australia-captain-dies-aged-89/103681184
  13. Just like GBeebies, then. Not an original idea between them.
  14. An audiobook this time - With Nails, Richard E.Grant's film-making diaries.
  15. And every single one of those years, we have had the "it'd be nice to see a new name on the cup" moans as the Final approaches.
  16. They've been building up their sports streaming portfolio over the last decade. Plus sport is one of the remaining things that people opt to watch live, rather than on catch-up, when they have the choice. However, it is still mainly a weekend thing, and some weekends are short of content as things currently are. And many events overlap, which is why streaming works better. But any move into that territory as an actual broadcast channel would probably spark a massively toxic pile-on from the usual presences in the tax dodger-owned media, especially the Murdoch press.
  17. Well it was going either here or in the joke thread. Pedants please note that I know that isn't a brisket on the right.
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