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Futtocks

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  1. Some of the names in those two squads will bring back memories for many: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995_Rugby_League_World_Cup_squads
  2. Child's play! Here's a tougher one - I'll get you started: 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Have fun!
  3. Latrell Mitchell to Warrington in 2031?
  4. An inside job, so they conveniently "lose" all records of refund claims?
  5. Rugby Union convert returns to Rugby Union. A shame, but these things happen. He's been great entertainment in his short stint in RL.
  6. When is the Warrington fanzine going to announce its change of title?
  7. Only 33, and having had more of a break from this punishing game than he's ever had. I just have my fingers crossed he doesn't pull up 20 minutes into his Warrington debut and the whole thing becomes a damp squib.
  8. I hope he's as over the injuries that ruined his last couple of NRL seasons as he thinks he is. I wonder which Warrington player has asked the Roy Haggerty question?
  9. You'd better explain to the NRL that there is a difference between playing for an non-Australian club and retirement.
  10. That link wouldn't load for me, but: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/greg-inglis-coming-out-of-retirement-to-play-in-uk-super-league-20200519-p54ui6.html did.
  11. Again, meh. Rugby Union's bitter deathmatch with Rugby League (whether the latter is taking part or not) has been going on since 1895.
  12. John Isner and Nicolas Mahut have asked me to say the word "meh" at this point.
  13. Lots of people post non-fiction book on that thread. If there's something you think people would be interested in, there's nothing stopping you.
  14. Why hasn't anyone suggested The Arsenal Stadium Mystery? Oh, I remember now; it was rubbish.
  15. The BBC have put a bunch of RKO movies on the iPlayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p07y2frq
  16. You could allow yourself Garry and Gareth, to make the job do-able, I suppose.
  17. One of the original models? That takes me back to school days and envying the kid who carried such awesome technology on his wrist!
  18. Update: it sagged horribly in the middle, then picked up to come to an okay finish. So then I watched The Salute of the Jugger (1989) aka The Blood of Heroes This is an Australian post-apocalyptic movie which isn't 'Mad Max'. Rutger Hauer is the leader of a band of wandering "Juggers", who are players of a violent game that combines American Football and gladiatorial combat. They wander the wasteland from village to village, challenging local teams for small rewards and hospitality. Players too injured to remain in the team are abandoned in the desert. Joan Chen plays a young village girl with dreams of playing in the big city league, so she follows Hauer's troupe and is eventually given a trial match. Then it is revealed that Hauer used to play in the big league, but was disgraced and cast out of the subterranean city. There's plenty of cliched sports movie about this, just transposed to the future, but the cast lift it a bit. Hauer and Chen are joined in the cast by Delroy Lindo, Vincent d'Onofrio, and several other good character actors. Unfortunately, Hugh Keays-Byrne (aka the Toecutter) is badly wasted playing an insipid villain. The game is short on flashy moves but has lots of grunty violence; you win by ramming a dog's skull onto a wooden stake to win. Every player is physically and psychologically scarred, and you know this is a short and brutal career. Absolutely everyone gets the #### beaten out of them at least once, and give it right back. At the start, Chen's character only wants to play in the big league and sleep under silk sheets, but she comes to realise that there's more to playing the game than personal gain. Not great, but better than your average post-apocalyptic actioner - worth a watch, if you're in the mood.
  19. Slapheadmatta Eels? Manly Bald Eagles? Wig-an? You can almost see the Chinstrap Blue Sox?
  20. If it was Brian Aldiss, I can understand that. Judging by his own writing, he liked things to be more weird and difficult. Sometimes it works, sometimes it is almost unreadable.
  21. Fingers crossed that the relaxation won't bring a new peak, but only time will tell.
  22. I haven't tried the Co-op version, but I find Uncle Ben's rice a bit claggy. Flavoured rice, on the whole, is a good thing. Cooking rice (or couscous) in stock with herbs and spices makes it much more interesting. You're heading towards risotto territory, and that's a good way to go.
  23. Even then, this response is better than "oh, it'll be all right; stop worrying and get back to work".
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