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Everything posted by Ackroman

  1. 1970's school spam fritters - disgusting, followed by sponge with pink custard.
  2. If licencing returned? We'd just operate at the lowest standards to incorporate Wakefield. It's a 25 year+ project.
  3. I'm not spinning anything? Get off your high horse FGS. The SL era has thrown up many inconsistencies in how clubs are treated. The many club failures, unequal investment, expectations being lower/higher on some clubs than others. Salary cap breaches, unequal points deductions, "mergers and aquisitions", academies, second teams, dual reg etc etc etc. As much as the pandemic has thrown up new issues, SL are proving to be as ill equiped to deal with them now as they ever were. This is relevant to TWP because SL has shown their inability to do due diligence (remember licensing? that was a farce). Has a 25 year track record of under investment in expansion and then getting seriously cold feet if it means clubs get less dough to buy another second rate crock. A 25 year track record of poor youth development and yet expect clubs like TWP to generate their own. I've lost interest over the last 25 years due to the above but at least TWP brought some spark and glamour back into the game. However the fact is the foundations on which SL is built does not provide a sound footing for new clubs like TWP. It's insane watching SL repeat the same mistakes but then expecting a different outcome. I also believe raking over the ashes for clues as to why this happens is simply a diversionary tactic.
  4. That's splitting hairs. Plenty have pulled out, Crusaders in a similar if not as timely fashion.
  5. Its a relevant question to ask if clubs are sanctioned equally.
  6. Thank God. Our family trip to France last year was an epic because of that road. Fortunately having lived in Sawtry for 3 years I knew the back roads to get us to the A1.
  7. A14 Huntingdon to Cambridge is the worst road I have ever been on
  8. I believe 'spoons in Dewsbury is shut for a refit. Plenty of nice areas on the outskirts of the Borough.
  9. Spike Island was right next door to where I worked. We could stand at the top of the gantry of the chemical plant and there would be regular "liasons" going on in the bushes.
  10. I had the pleasure of a year living in Palace Fields while working for ICI in Widnes. However it was 30 years ago! Driving through Runcorn today is still dull and soul-less as the town's roads were designed to help you avoid the place. The new bridge helps avoid Widnes as well. It's like the planners are trying to tell us something.
  11. Runcorn. Its only redeeming feature is the bridge but then your out of the frying pan and into the fire.
  12. Most posters recognise that the season is irrelevant. For the long term prospects of RL as a community game we need to show patience. Or we throw most of the hard work done by volunteers and altruistic community leaders under the bus to give a few narcicists their way.
  13. I would start the season in September with a break after Boxing day until March and then finish in and around May/June with promotion for season 2022.
  14. Widnes, Bradford and Leigh also know how to spend money they dont have in the pursuit of glory, so I would take what they may think is the right option with a large pinch of salt. The best thing by far is to accept the pandemic has scuppered just about everyones plans except those with the deepest pockets and set up to fight another day rather than try and make a silk purse from a sows ear.
  15. Highlights is the best way to watch gridiron but its the worst way to watch RL. The SL show is just a procession of tries.
  16. They went metric before we did didn't they? Surely a stand off should be a 0.625 and a loose forward 0.375?
  17. His nose would still be in the dressing room
  18. Can't we fit Gary Rose in there somewhere?
  19. You are Utred of Bebanburg and I claim my £5
  20. Spogs and spice. My kids love these old words.
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