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Stan Doffarf

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About Stan Doffarf

  • Birthday 02/10/1949

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  1. If I remember rightly, Ward refused to bowl because John Hampshire was clouting him to all parts of the county, and Ward lost his bottle.
  2. I was there. Murphy was an expert in many areas of Rugby League, particular that of how to drag the opposition down to your level. Probably the most talented half back, and most dishonest player, I ever saw.
  3. Bulls 28 - 0 Eagles. Not many saw that coming, me included.
  4. Saw it today. Brilliantly directed and photographed, extremely powerful stuff. The two young leads did an excellent job too.
  5. I'll put my hand up to the present wrapping thing. Actually I delegate all matters Christmas to her, for two very good reasons: 1. She absolutely loves it. 2. I absolutely hate it. BTW today, divorce day, is also her birthday.
  6. It's a bit confusing, but I think the explanation is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradford_Bulls#1907–1963:_Bradford_Northern When the Bradford club split in 1907 into an association football club (Bradford Park Avenue) and a Northern Union rugby club, the full name adopted was The Bradford Northern Union Football Club, to emphasise the separation. This was soon abbreviated to Bradford Northern. Bear in mind, the term Rugby League came into use later. The original Bradford Football Club was founded in 1863. We had a similar debate to this one several years ago, if I remember correctly it was pretty much accepted that Bradford was the earliest established club, notwithstanding any esoteric discussions about subsequent rebirths.
  7. Reluctant as I am to cast doubt on a referee's impartiality, it was Stan Wall.
  8. That one still makes me laugh. Robin Whitfield, worst referee in history, in any sport.
  9. I was never too convinced by the voluntary tackle argument, it looked more like a surrender tackle to me. The match, and the title, were won and lost by the appalling decision mentioned in the OP.
  10. I think that's still the worst decision I've ever seen. You can forgive the on-field ref for a mistake when there's a lot happening very quickly, but this was the VR. No excuse whatsoever. The players of both sides, and the match ref, were visibly gobsmacked. Bradford were rampant at the time and I suspect would have won with a bit to spare.
  11. One of my all time favourite entertainers. A truly awful way to cap off a terrible year. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50948921
  12. I can think of two reasons: 1. It's by a convicted sex offender. 2. It's absolutely bleddy terrible.
  13. You may be right that the Bradford club is happy to have no enquiry, but I can assure you the bulk of the remaining supporters definitely are not.
  14. If I remember rightly there were sixteen clubs in Yorkshire and fourteen in Lancashire/Cumberland. To balance the two halves of the comp, one Yorkshire club (Huddersfield?) played in the Lancashire League. Champions were decided by a top four playoff.
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