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paley

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  1. The RFL are getting some money from Sky and that's about it, Sky do very well from the deal, RL gets marginalised and treated with contempt in the general media. I will occasionally buy the Times if I don't have internet access but I can't recall ever having made that purchasing decision because of its RL coverage.
  2. I doubt anybody bought the Times for its rugby league coverage - it's coverage was miniscule at best with an occasional brief match report often in the sports round up section - it went 2 months at the beginning of the year with no mention of the sport at all. This won't lose the Times any readers - it won't lose them any of the handful of people who pay to peek behind the pay wall. It's just a great shame that national newspapers hold the sport in such contempt. News Ltd certainly seem keen to marginalise rugby league as much as possible.
  3. Absolutely, he thrives on it - not just lies about rugby but he goes out of his way to be a cock about union too, he knew he would get huge amount of clicks by saying Brian O'Driscoll shouldn't be on a union lions tour - however he also knew that there were plenty of other union writers who would give a different opinion. In the national media rugby leaue opinion articles are few and far between so the endless runnng tap of lies spouted by Jones and his ilk about rugby league generally tend to find themselves becoming recieved wisdom. Now that the Times has decided to drop rugby league coverage there is one less voice against the hate. It's a great shame but the national media generally have nothing but contempt for rugby league.
  4. The best method is to comment on articles and blogs by RL writers - so Dave Hadfields articles or the RL blogs in the Guardian. Unfortunately the Independent changes its comments system every month or so none of whoch I have ever been able to work out how to register with. I am banned from commenting on Guardian blogs because they don't like you pointing out on Shaun Edwards' pieces of fiction that Richard Branson is a billionaire and the muppet at Bath isn't.
  5. http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2010/0...81151921000.htm With The Times now deciding to not cover rugby league other than to send ######s such as Jones along to the Challenge Cup final so he can lie about it and Sky marginalising the sport as much as it is able the old argument about increased coverage after a move to summer is looking rather ridiculous. I feel sorry for Christopher Irvine but he must have known that there is no future in being a RL journalist on a national newspaper.
  6. Hardly surprising, The Times has no interest in covering rugby league although who will be their "northern rugby correspondent" when the union season is back on? Stephen Jones has been crowing quite a bit in the last couple of years about the decline of rugby coverage in the Times so no doubt he will be thrilled as he will get to lie about the game now with no chance of a comeback - not that there was ever much of one anyway - the traffic was all one way - remember when Chris mentioned the Vichy scandal and Jones filled his column with a series of lies to sooth his readers? Fortunately with the Times now behind a paywall Jones and his legion of Times union writers are an irrelevance.
  7. Very sad news, my condolences to Paul and his family
  8. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog/2010/...me-rugby-league
  9. Article in the Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/p...ee-2046501.html It appears in the union section on the website so naturally it contains the lie about him being the first professional rugby player to come out.
  10. The guardian don't like positive opinions about rugby league - they also don't like people who stand up for rugby league
  11. Ridiculous isn't it, they should have all been in the betting shop celebrating their wins on the match having no goals.
  12. The prople who promote touch wisely aligned themselves with union, they made the right choice
  13. Bradford v Saints at Wembley in 1996 - it was just a fabulous game. Saints v Bradford again in 2001 at Twickenham, not the game, that was pretty dreadful but in a pub near the stadium afterwards - the place was full to the rafters with fans of umpteen clubs and the Landlord decided to put on a CD of sing-a-long songs - everybody was singing - it was a real standout for me.
  14. After a London v Leeds game at Charlton I asked Dean Lance how he thought the game had gone - 2 hours later he was still taking me through the first half when he was summoned to the team bus. Zoe and I once got very drunk with Russell Smith and his wife - great company
  15. I often watch Queensbury and Bank Top. Queensbury were training in Littlemoor park t'other day - there must have been 50 of them charging about in various groups, much to the consternation of my dogs
  16. What are you on about now? Who is ignoring it?
  17. I just find their ignorance irritating. However they can hardly be blamed when their leaders are so weak.
  18. Aussies do use the term rugby, incorrectly.
  19. For 100 years anybody who played rugby league was banned from union because they were professional rugby players. Now that union is openly pro union people often claim that rugby has only been played professionaly since 1995. You might think history is bunk but you are wrong.
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