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  1. Whatever you do, don't watch this film ….?
  2. Is there anywhere on the interweb that you can watch the Donny - Town game ?
  3. Anyone know which teams played in the semis and the final And who won?
  4. Like you I didn't think much of it for the first few episodes and was going to stop watching, but I stuck with it, and believe me it slowly creeps up on you. Wouldn't miss it now.
  5. Are the BBC still using the cartoon rugby league players to promote / introduce the Challenge Cup & Internationals? They must be five or six year old as well. Both Sky and Beeb could do with giving their RL 'intros' an update.
  6. Now I might have got the wrong end of the stick, but I bumped into a chap on Saturday at one of the games, and whilst putting the world to rights he asked if I had heard the latest from last weeks Community Conference. (I've never actually heard of the community conference.) He said he has been told by someone that was there (Chinese whispers ?) that in 2019 it is being considered scrapping several leagues, mainly from the midlands and south, and having all the clubs in two 'large pots', one of premier league teams and one of 1st Div/Merit teams. He said that because of complaints from clubs about the lack of games - some teams in some leagues are only playing six games per season, (three home x three away) - and the idea would be for clubs to arrange their own games with each other, (probably from their own current league teams, and also nearby ones), thereby having the flexibility to have as many or as few games as they wish. I can see quite a few flaws in this suggestion. I have 'done a google' but found nothing mentioned anywhere. Has anyone else heard anything along these lines, or was he just winding me up?
  7. 1950's & 60's movie heart throb Tab Hunter.
  8. Pity about MK and Bristol, but good on St Albans and Bath, both teams willing to travel to get a game.
  9. Search rugby sound effects - " Rugby union match in progress, crowd reaction with lots of quiet periods. "
  10. Local Lib Dem councillors come round a couple of times a year seeing how things are going in our area, very open and easily contacted. Never seen any Labour and only see Tory at election times. As a few have already said, will vote Lib Dem locally, but not nationally.
  11. Just been reading this in The Guardian, talk of running candidates in the next general election. - "A new political party with access to up to £50m in funding has been secretly under development for more than a year by a network of entrepreneurs, philanthropists and donors keen to “break the Westminster mould”, the Observer can reveal. " Full article here - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/apr/07/new-political-party-break-mould-westminster-uk-brexit Could they be any worse than what we have now?
  12. That was the original suggestion, an eight team league, but at last weeks meeting Luton and Kings Lynn elected to go into the 1st Div (not sure with who else though.) Not sure where Hemel B will be playing.
  13. Been told that East Rugby League are running a premiership and div 1 this season. Teams in Prem - St Albans, St Ives, Brentwood, Bedford, North Herts and Milton Keynes. No idea who is in Div 1.
  14. This is just a rumour but I have heard that there will be no CLS leagues this season. I have been told that Hemel 'A' (basically Hemel second team) have applied to play in the London Premier in 2018 with a third team, a Hemel community team, playing in the East Premier. Apparently eight teams have been invited to play in the East Premier league this season. It had been suggested that each team play each other once then the league splits in two with top four/ bottom four playing each other again, to give more 'even' games. A regular season of ten weeks, plus league cup, and play offs would give a club a season of about 14 -16 weeks.
  15. I doesn't take much for some people to change votes. My aunt, mid seventies, was going to vote remain, then saw "... that ****** Geldof sticking two fingers up at fishermen ..." so she changed her mind and voted leave.
  16. Same here, not one person I know has said they would change their minds. In fact quite a few have become more entrenched in their remain/leave views since the referendum.
  17. The rugbyleague.com websites for the regional leagues are woeful. Last year in the East region they had the wrong scores shown for some games and even now show the wrong points/details for the 2017 league tables, and no local club news etc. When I mentioned it to the lad from Bedford Tigers who 'supervises' the East League, he said he had questioned the standard of the website he been told that all the rugbyleague.com websites from superleague right down to the regional/junior levels are run by one chap based in Wigan. I always think that if someone wants to get involved in this game at a player or volunteer level they will look at an individual clubs website and the area or league website they play in. And at this level it does not give a good impression.
  18. Bit of good news from the City AM site - " Britain has been crowned the best country in the world for business in 2018 for the first time ever, even in the face of uncertainties around Brexit, according to Forbes' annual ranking. The UK took the top spot out of 153 nations and jumped up from fifth place last year, scoring particularly well on technological readiness (fourth) and the size and education of its workforce (third)." http://www.cityam.com/277807/uk-has-just-been-named-best-country-business-2018
  19. It seems that the shooter was interrupted by a neighbour who started shooting at him, and then another passer by with a gun chased the gunman in his car. Not sure if the gunman killed himself or was shot by the passer by, but this scenario seems to have brought out a lot of the 'a good man with a gun will stop a bad man with a gun' being spouted on social media already.
  20. Talk about muddying the waters, The Guardian is reporting that the Germans are making contingency plans for the collapse of Europe. A leaked document to Der Spiegel says that the German government are so worried about the way the EU is going that they have outlined several scenarios that could possibly happen before 2040. The 'good' scenarios give a Europe where, in various degrees, there is no turmoil and no wars, where everyone lives in harmony. The 'bad' scenarios talk of the US and China locked in an economic war with the EU, more countries leaving the EU and some east European countries joining Russia in a kind of East EU. It also reported something I never heard about, that since the EU ordered the mass privatisation of Greek assets, Chinese money has poured into Greece, buying the whole container port of Piraeus and in August signing billions of euros worth of investment deals with Greece. One Greek MP even said that Greece's future is now with China, and not the EU. Just found a link to the online version of this article - HERE
  21. BBc's political reporter Kamal Ahmed just been saying that this is worse than Brexit for the EU simply because there is no rulebook for a country leaving the eurozone, not just the EU. He explained that if Catalonia were to go it alone, as an independent state, then Junkers plans for the EU would collapse. He also said that Catalonian GDP is bigger than Portugals and if GB and Catalonia both leave the EU then the EU would struggle to fill their budget hole.
  22. On the 'Everything Rugby League' page on Facebook, there is a long article on this story, but what caught my eye was the second paragraph..... "Down in the south west of England, where rugby union is very popular, the University of Gloucestershire All Golds and Oxford RL are merging, to form a new semi-professional club in Bristol. Hemel Stags will also no longer compete in League 1. They won’t play in League 1 next season, though they are aiming to be ready to compete back at that level in 2019. In many ways, this is the typical rugby league expansion story. Set up three clubs in non-heartland areas, then watch as they fail in different ways, and end up with one club in a completely different city. " There is nothing on the Stags website. Anyone that can confirm or deny this? Or just another rumour?
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