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Tommy The C5t

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  1. The last time I was in Cardiff I spent a night in the cell mate (think Gansongate) which I'm not proud of and totally regret as my friend who I was with didn't wait around and went home on the train. We haven't spoke since.
  2. Bad news for Barrow and I don't have the attendance figures at hand but on the Halifax board they say that they are 700 down on last season.
  3. Last night I booked my accommodation in Cardiff for the start of the Super League XVI, well I wouldn't want to miss Bradford vs Leeds. Anyhow just by going on the Travelodge website as I use these more than any other hotel chain, the price for a night at Cardiff Central, Cardiff Atlantic Wharf and Cardiff M4 is a shocking
  4. Just speculation but with Sky having the final means the BBC get the first pick out of the group games so I think it's nailed on which game they will go for, Sky will then get the England games vs New Zealand and Papua New Guineaplus the New Zealand vs Australia game leaving the BBC Australia v Papua New Guinea. Sat 23rd Oct: New Zealand v England, kick-off 8:00am Sun 24th Oct: Australia v Papua New Guinea, kick-off 6:00am Sat 30th Oct: New Zealand v Papua New Guinea, kick-off 6:00am Sun 31st Oct, Australia v England, kick-off 8:00am Sat 6th Nov, England v Papua New Guinea, kick-off 4:45am Sat 6th Nov, New Zealand v Australia, kick-off 7:00am Sat 13th Nov, Four Nations Tournament Final, kick-off 9:00am I don't know about you but getting up at 4:00am for the England v Papua New Guinea game looks great doesn't it.
  5. The BBC has the right to two games, just like last year. Australia vs England and Australia vs PNG. Sky have the rest and the final.
  6. I wonder how good the coverage is going to be with it going out at 6am in the morning over here. I hope they at least professional about their coverage and set up a studio down under and don't just take the easy option of having all the studio and guests/commentary team based here in the UK with their input pasted over the Channel Nine/Fox Sports coverage.
  7. Here is the order of play 4.00pm - Wigan Warriors vs Jamaica 4.20pm - Warrington Wolves vs Halifax 4.4Opm - Castleford Tigers vs Scotland 5.OOpm - Leeds Rhinos vs Wales 5.2Opm - Jamaica vs Hull FC 5.4Opm - Halifax vs St Helens 6.OOpm- UNDER 8s CHALLENGE MATCHES 6.2Opm - Scotland vs Bradford Bulls 6.4Opm - Wales vs Wakefield Wildcats 7.OOpm - Wigan Warriors vs Hull FC 7.2Opm - Warrington Wolves vs St Helens 7.4Opm - Castleford Tigers vs Bradford Bulls 8.OOpm - Leeds Rhinos vs Wakefield Wildcats 8.30pm - SEMI FINAL ONE 9.00pm - SEMI FINAL TWO 9.30pm - The Carnegie Floodlit 9s 2010 GRAND FINAL
  8. I can't see Halifax every replacing the Bulls in Super League. But I do see them taking over from Castleford/Wakefield now that the Shay is up to the required standard.
  9. As far as I know they get around 300 free tickets to distribute to the local junior sides/children etc.
  10. They did heavily promote the game, as take a friend and we'll double the crowd. They knew what was at stake with the RFL moving the goal posts once again, so by heavily marketing this game all week to the supporters, they've played the RFL at their own game.
  11. There was 689 there which was only beat by the Oldham v Rochdale gate.
  12. Well done Halifax on getting an truly amazing crowd for your final home game of the season and a crowd that sees you now pass the 2500 average attendance benchmark set by the RFL, meaning you now hit the criteria for a Super League application in 2012. The marketing being done by the club in the run up to this game should be applauded and credit to the Batley supporters who had over 600 there (I wasn't at the game but my friend was and said there could have been more there as the East and South stands were packed with the Skircoat Road stand half full also). Nothing between the Widnes and Halifax applications in my eyes as they both have the crowds and the stadium required. I guess this does show the RFL that Halifax are still more than capable of getting the crowds in. It'll be interesting to see if those goal posts move between now and next year.
  13. Wigan only completed 56% of their sets all game, this is why they lost.
  14. No worries mate, although I think I can just about justify paying
  15. I don't think it'll be that low mate. Halifax took over around 700 last year to the Sky live Thursday fixture and the crowd was 2,800 so you have to say that the crowd for this will be better. Anyhow here is to a truly great game of Rugby League, I'll wear my Bradford Northern top again so you can find me at the club bar.
  16. It's a shame what happend to them over the Hull fiasco. But like you say Bill, it's good and very heart warming to see 300 loyal supporters still flying the flag for Rugby League in the North East and this where the RFL have missed a trick in not taking the Magic round to Newcastle.
  17. Like I said to a fellow Bulls supporter on Friday at Knowsley Road who was shouting abuse at the players, "I've seen much worse performances then the ones that we've seen this year and you can't expect to win everything in sight and sport is all about the ups and the downs"
  18. You do know which side they are lifting it against don't you
  19. Is it just me who is looking forward to this play-off game on Thursday the 9th of September at Post Office Road after Halifax's win at the Shay today over Batley confirmed them to finish no lower than second? I think if this fixture is promoted to the hilt then there could very well be a crowd of around 4,500/5,000 at the game. The only problem I forsee is that both Featherstone and Halifax will not have played a game for nearly three weeks by the time this Grand Final Qualifier takes place under the Sky Sports cameras. So it's going to be key just how both sides keep their match fitness up to scratch with such a long layoff. I guess the positive is that it allows both sides to get the players that are out injured, back in time for this important fixtutre but the negative has to be that both sides could be pretty rusty. I won't make any predictions for this game other than that I see this as a Grand Final dress rehearsal.
  20. If you go Bill, drop me a text/pm I'll have to meet you for a pint in a Weatherspoons
  21. Mason could have been shown red for the stamp. I hope these two teams face each other in the play-offs because Fielden vs Mason part two will be worth it.
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