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  1. I see Leeds United's new sponsor came several years too late to twitter, and the obvious handle for them had already been taken by somebody else. So, Leeds Utd fans, make sure you look at @sbotop_uk (Link removed by CKN)
  2. This is pretty much how League 1 did operate for a while - play teams in your own area twice and those in the other area once. It made it easier for the southern clubs to make the play-offs, which some people didn't like. Of course, that was when we had Oxford, Gloucester & Hemel in the southern half - the travel arrangements with the set-up above don't look quite so good for the southern half.
  3. I was waiting for someone to post that they still do in Whitehaven/ Workington (delete as appropriate) so I'm impressed that you took the high ground there
  4. You joke, but of course, Victorian/Edwardian era teams did sometimes travel by horse and cart from the railway station to the ground before and after matches.
  5. Slightly odd turn this thread has taken. Seems like there's almost no topic that people on here can't turn into a discussion of historic county boundaries Some of the West Cumbrian amateur clubs have a very long history. Egremont joined the NU in 1900, Wath Brow at around the same time. The Cumberland league has been in existence since the 19th century, although it became the north-western league with the addition of Furness clubs for quite a while. Easy to forget how lengthy the journeys could be at that time. No cars, of course. Teams from S.W Lancs would sometimes travel to Barrow by train to Fleetwood and then steamer the rest of the way.
  6. Can't see that maintaining social distancing at a Skolars' game would represent much of a problem for me. Maybe I would give the Challenge Cup at Wembley, or internationals a miss at the moment though.
  7. Bal Numapo, the PNG RL international, who scored one of the winning drop goals in PNG's 20-18 win over GB in 1990, passed away yesterday.
  8. My first job out of university was in Plymouth. My boss was a Raith Rovers fan. His boss's boss was a Raith Rovers fan. And the General Manager of the whole place was a Raith Rovers fan. Was quite funny when they ended up playing Bayern Munich in the Uefa Cup.
  9. Used to be dreadful - one short of stretch of road joining the M11, A1, A14 to Felixstowe/Harwich for the lorries and A14 to the M6, plus all of the local traffic. Four or five lanes going down to two at both ends, in effect. Real accident blackspot too, with very short on-ramps in some places. However, the new A14 opened recently, many months early, well under budget, loads of interesting archaeology produced and it seems to have turned a 15 mile journey from something that could take 30-90 minutes even without an accident into something that reliably takes about 15 minutes. They haven't finished the parallel road that connects the new road up with the local villages and towns yet. No doubt, when they do, the A14 will become a toll motorway or something.
  10. Salford and Wakefield to make their first final appearances in 50+ and 40+ years respectively, only to find that it can't be played at Wembley this year?
  11. No, it's the same one. Goes from Ross-on-Wye all the way north to meeting the M6 just north of Wigan. It's all pretty nice once you get south of Warrington. Hereford could do with a bypass though.
  12. Four teams playing in Round 6, giving two games for the BBC. The other six teams given a bye to the quarter-finals. Seems to me the RFL made a sensible decision.
  13. He was excellent yesterday. I don't normally bother to listen when they're trying to fill time, but Carlos Brathwaite was interesting, erudite and funny. Feels like the strongest TMS line-up ever. Boycott had got pretty unbearable by the end of last year - turned into a caricature of himself.
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