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Bostik Bailey

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  1. So that ok. Then just because poisoning and raptor persecution happen elsewhere, we can all forget about it and just celebrate that Yorkshire has given he world the Nidderdale Cocktail.
  2. Happy Yorkshire day, the county thats poisons dogs and wildlife. If this is Gods own county I’m glad I’m an atheist https://raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/2020/08/01/dog-poisoning-confirmed-in-nidderdale-raptor-persecution-hotspot/
  3. So long as you state all the facts and don’t leave out facts that don’t back up your hypothesis, then fine. Otherwise by deliberately and selectively omitting facts that don’t back up you hypothesis you are promoting ignorance.
  4. By looking beyond the first fact, into other reason behind any phenomenon.
  5. This comment perfectly illustrates how ignorance racists are. The fact is that there is a high proportion of Asians in the lockdown area. The fact is there is also a high proportion of poverty, people working in low paid and low quality jobs. The fact is there is a high proportion of social and economic depravation. The fact is that there is a high proportion of the population living in poor quality housing. Racists do not get further than the first fact, it demonstrates their complete lack of common sense.
  6. I thought the answer was obvious these areas have a lot of poverty and large concentrations of social and economical depravation, add in poor quality housing and it becomes a prime candidate for infectious disease. So to remedy this we need to look at ways of changing this. p.s I presume he wasn’t alluding to this reason, but another ignorant reason
  7. Can you expand that to include the current super league clubs, if we are going down that route then let’s apply it across the board.
  8. I’m sure the likes of McManus and Moran and previously Kokash would love to give up a proportion of their investments to get a share of the state of the art facilities at Weldon Road an Bell Vue. there is just one flaw in this guff, not all clubs have the same assets, some clubs have invested in off field, whilst other club have continued to play big bucks to sign players whilst denying their paying customers basic hygiene facilities. once certain West Yorkshire clubs get their facilities up to 21st century standards then perhaps the game can more forward. Until then the game will always be held back.
  9. No please tell me where it states that awards cannot change their name. We renamed the “player of of the year” to “man of steel”to the “Steve Prescot award”. I don’t care what his views were decades ago, when many people would hold similar views(out of pure ignorance rather than deep felt prejudice) but if we renamed the award to someone like Clive Sullivan, people may ask who was he, and we can tell them he was the first black person to captain a UK nation side. Who was Harry Sunderland a journalist and team manager from decades ago. Which one will spark more respect for the sport from the lay person?
  10. Its not about tampering with history, it about moving on. Harry Sunderland is long gone, regardless of what his views were or were not, why not change the name to celebrate another aspect of RL.
  11. Why not re-name it. There is nothing that states that we have to keep these names. I suggest the Clive Sullivan trophy
  12. My take on this is that although Latics may have been shafted by dodgy dealing as it has been alleged, they have treated rugby and the rugby club with overt contempt ever since they were in the premier league. Keep off our precious pitch, you can’t play your cup tie we have a wedding booked etc. Hence no RFL internationals, semi finals World Cup Games etc were held there. All of these would have been extra income for the football club/stadium company. No Latics wanted to play Billy Big.Balls and show Wigan RL that they called the tunes, whereas in reality they have always been second in the town. i hope Wigan RL come out of this ok (this is from a dye in the wool saints fan) I think they will and any new owner hopefully will realise that welcomeing rugby is very good business in a town like Wigan
  13. Just speculating here but the RFL matches appeared to dry up once Latic started messing the rugby club around, trying to stop them playing cup matches always complaining about rugby damaging the pitch etc.
  14. I find it funny that Widnes, Leigh, Halifax, St Helens, Warrington, Wigan, Hull FC and HKR, Salford are the only lucky clubs and Cas and Wakey are just unlucky.
  15. So just because clubs like Saints and Warrington have got some rich backers, have invested in a strong academies, and play out of a modern stadium, they should be penalised for being lucky. If you won the lottery next week by this logic you shouldn’t be allowed to buy a nice big house ,car etc. The advantage Cas and Wakey have had by not developing their stadium is akin to a year on year salary cap breach, since other clubs reduced investment on the pitch to ensure that their off field facilities were modern and fit for purpose. As was required at the time under the minimum standards criteria, Widnes, Leigh even Hull KR have improved their ground. As an example take Oldham, they were told in no uncertain terms that the Watersheddings was not fit for super league, they sold their ground and were in the process of getting a new council funded ground. They then got relegated (due to them diverting money from the on field side to the off field) and the whole ground project become unviable. The irony is the Watersheddings in the 1990’s was a better Ground than Bell Vue and Weldon Road are now. Who should replace them how about Halifax, Widnes, Leigh any club that plays out of a ground that recognises that has basic hygiene facilities for the entire population are a necessary, not some sort of 21st century namby pamby luxury because the world’s gone soft.
  16. To be fair this site is mainly just the West Yorkshire mafia slapping each other on the back, how dare anybody suggest that Cas and Wakey are dead beat clubs dragging the sport down to a semi-professional level. They are traditional clubs playing out of traditional stadiums we don’t want any of that 20th century rubbish here.
  17. I hope we get canned crowd noises, with FORRRWARD And GERRRUMONSIDE every few minutes.
  18. They own the south bank underneath Thellwall viaduct, and hence the largest plantation of giant hogweed in the UK
  19. Once again the RFL let the West Yorkshire mafia get another free hit. What is the point of the government loan then if it isn’t to avoid administration?
  20. Well with all this speculation regarding salary cap reduction and it being reviewed next year, any top level player should start to look elsewhere.
  21. They should have done what Cas and Wakey did. Just not bother upgrading the ground and spend all their money on players and portacabins. The Watersheddings in 1990 wasn’t that much different from one or two West Yorkshire ground today. If only the town was a few miles further east they would have still been in the top flight.
  22. But quite a few clubs do have backers and and councils that see their sports club as a community asset. Should we hold these clubs and the game back?
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