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ArthurO

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  1. And I, for one, will be there to watch and give my vocal support to them.
  2. ArthurO

    Next season

    Yes, Anita. That result, after 118 years of trying, was the proverbial 'Pinnacle of Achievement' for the Hairnets. Still, I suppose, it's better than nothing. P.S. I was there. We was robbed and I'm not happy. You were offside at every 'play', and the number of forward passes you got away with, and don't talk to me about the Ref. I think 'Robbed' just about sums it up !
  3. ArthurO

    Next season

    Did you move to Cornwall to get as far away from Spotland and the Hairnets as possible, Dave ? Can't say I blame you for doing that. Hey, look on the bright side Dave, you can always pop down to Falmouth and support a better side - The Cornish Rebels. They're likely to win more trophies than the Hairnets ever have done. Or will do !
  4. Arty: As a matter of interest, I've got a lifetime of ORLFC 'memories' knocking about. Does that count ? ?
  5. Bert. Their 'narrow design' was indeed well suited to the strong winds that inflicted themselves upon our spiritual home. But, the wind resistance of the pylons (down both sides of the pitch) would actually have been a secondary benefit. The primary reason for their 'minimal use of steelwork' was, as I remember, one of cost i.e. they were the 'lowest cost' practical option. Rapidly manufactured, small, easy to install and cheap to maintain. It was originally suggested that big pylon-lights should be placed at each of the four corners of the ground. But that suggestion was rejected for 'economic' reasons. As a result the lights that we had were adequate, but far from perfect.
  6. Bert. Weren't those floodlights installed in 1967 around the time when we used to play in the televised Tuesday evening games for the BBC2 'Floodlit Cup' ? ? ?
  7. Almost correct on both points. Bernard Ganley wasn't on the field to tackle. He wasn't expected to. He had a total of 12 very skillful, fast and hard players in front of him who did the tackling for him. Additionally that great team of the '50s could always score more points than his 'missed' tackles ever caused. Ganley was there for one reason and one reason only. That was to kick goals from anywhere in the opposition's half. As a 'kicking machine' he did just that. His kicking demoralised the opposition. They knew that he rarely missed a goal. His world record number of total goals scored, and kicked in a single season, stood for many, many years. P.S. He couldn't kick from ANYWHERE on the field. Even he wasn't that good !
  8. Sadly, we weren't a 'power' 24 years ago. I think you'll have to go back a LOT longer than 24 years to find a time when we were a 'power' in the world of Rugby League.
  9. Anita: I've had a premonition and I've already seen the score of the Law Cup. And, guess what, I'm afraid to tell you the score. Don't want to upset you.
  10. Watersheddings 1972: Welcome to the battle-hardened forum of 'The Roughyeds'.
  11. ArthurO

    Next season

    I was 'phishing'. And it didn't take long before the first 'upset' Hairnet took the bait, did it ? Dave.
  12. ArthurO

    Next season

    Yep, can't disagree with that statement. Trouble is, you've now gone and 'upset' that lot at t'other end of the A627(M). And as we well know, it doesn't take much to 'upset' them !
  13. ArthurO

    Next season

    Or, look at it another way. Perhaps our new Coach thinks that those same players you've now taken (inherited) from us don't meet the necessary 'quality' he expects/requires in order for US to gain promotion from League 1 next season ? ? ?
  14. ArthurO

    Next season

    'Ang on a minute. We didn't 'take' your old coach. You didn't want him. You threw him out. He was sacked last July. Oh, well. That's your loss (as they say).
  15. Actually Oldham 'Nomads' may be more appropriate ?
  16. I don't know if this is a little 'off topic' but, in the context of 'attendance at sporting events in Cornwall'. I live about three miles away from United Downs (stock cars and bangers) Raceway in St Day. The racetrack is about five miles away from Penryn, where the rugby club would be based, but it's much harder to get to as the roads on the Downs get progressively smaller/narrower. The racetrack itself is situated in the center of a long-gone copper mine. The area around the track is huge. When I attended the race meeting on Sunday just gone (31st Oct) although it's obviously difficult to put an exact figure on the attendance because it's an open, embanked, no-terracing, oval around the track perimeter, I would guestimate there to be about 3,000 people (male and female) of all ages. The weather wasn't good, it rained, bring your own chairs and there's no shelter. I guestimate about seven or eight hundred cars in the official (waste ground) car park with many more parked out on the roads and industrial estates adjacent to the official car park. It took me about 45 minutes to exit through the gate after the race ended. BUT, this is the point, stock car and banger racing truly is a 'minority sport' with little or no media 'exposure'. Yet on Sunday there were drivers racing their cars there that had come down from Rochdale, Sheffield, Ormskirk and a town in Essex amongst many other places not in Cornwall. During the course of the year there are regular 'Challenge Cup' races between English and Scottish drivers. Nobody complains about the distance they have had to travel in order to get there even though they are pulling a racing car on a heavy trailer behind their team vans and/or wagons. Sadly, due to historical 'political' circumstances the racetrack may not have a future in 2022. Perhaps some of that big crowd (by Championship /League 1 standards) could be attracted to a 'New' sporting event (R.L), on a Sunday, just a mere five miles away ? ? Who knows ? ?
  17. There are 15 of them on the emblem. They are actually called 'Bezants'. They are meant to represent solid gold coins produced by the government of the Byzantine Empire in the 11th Century. Those gold coins were highly prized and, in an heraldic context, the 'Bezants' symbolise the 'wealth' of Cornwall from the days (long ago) when it mined most of the world's tin and copper and set the fixed price (in Redruth) for those metals all around the world.
  18. Christian. Does this really mean we shall be seeing our all-conquering 'Roughyeds' again next season ?
  19. Having just spent all day today, as I have, down in sunny Falmouth and in particular inside the National Maritime Museum overlooking the Carrick Roads, the Roseland Peninsular and the town's bustling harbour with an Australian Billionair's mega super yacht moored on the floating pontoons then, yes, it may be a 'close run race' between Falmouth and Dewsbury. Possibly with Falmouth edging it by a 'short head' so to speak !
  20. Rugby League in Cornish is:- 'Kesunyans Rugbi'
  21. "Kesunyans Rugbi" I should know. I live about 5 miles away from the Penryn Rugby Club ! !
  22. Well. There's a long, long, way to go but It's a good start and a step in the right direction.
  23. Dave. This season has been nothing less than an unmitigated disaster. But, can you, as the font of all (ORLFC) knowledge statistically speaking, tell us how does this season compare with (say) the disaster of season 1969/70 where we also finished next to the bottom of the league ? And/or, as a matter of interest, was there any other equally bad season during the history of our once 'illustrious' club ? In other words, Is this as bad as it gets or sadly have we ever been worse ?
  24. Sadly, with the way things are going right now, it may be more relevant to say "Are we going to play next season ?" rather than "Where are we going to play?"
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