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Angelic Cynic

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  1. No.They wanted a Super League Licence. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_league/super_league/salford/8188234.stm
  2. The idea of Quorn,with it's north Yorkshire headquarters,being a sponsor is a great idea. The sport requires as many sponsors as possible.It ain't got no money! I shall be wearing Cash Converters advertising very proudly on my leisurewear this year.They provide a service to people who require it. I live in a society that houses all manner of individuals.I even walk past queues of people waiting to hand money to Greggs,and some of us know about the rich guy who gains a lot from it who is currently in prison:at last. I'm just wondering how all all those beer tents will get on when SBW makes a 'home' appearance? Will they banished,r will he be giving them tacit support by agreeing to play there?
  3. Ah,yes,airlines.New Zealand rugby union national side were sponsored by New Zealand airlines.I think SBW didn't have any complaints. Extinction Rebellion protesters may need removing from outside stadia should their protests continue. If I am to believe the protesters,and what is written by journalists,perhaps the end of the world should be considered a tad more worrying for humankind than the gambling addiction impacting on those with addictive personalities. Who is thinking about the children...? Time for a climate change...?
  4. They're off to the Etihad - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/43288606
  5. I don't think Lizzie Jones MBE simply complained. She was aware that only super League players were screened - after certain opposition - https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2009/jun/18/rugby-league-heart-scans-scuppered and following the death of her husband,started work for getting defibrillators into community clubs and sports clubs that wanted them. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/33444302 Sterling work by her,and others. Very best of wishes to Jordan Aitchison.
  6. The governing body and Rugby League Cares seem to have Bradford organised - with private investment added. https://www.rugbyleaguecares.org/what-we-do/heritage/national-rugby-league-museum/
  7. I think the museum is going to Bradford - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-37422248
  8. It seems the Minister for Sport is the Selby MP,Nigel Adams. On Saturday he was in attendance at the Bradford City soccer game - at Bradford. The previous Minister for Sport,Tracey Crouch,was based down south and was in attendance for a cup final at Wembley. I think the sport could do with a bit more support from politicians - or at least the sport could attempt to keep them onside. https://www.skysports.com/rugby-league/news/12207/10880005/salford-fans-backed-by-mps-in-fight-to-prevent-name-change I await how 2020 pans out to see if the sport embraces the democratically elected new sets of MP's. Whether the RFL or the 2021 World Cup group makes the best efforts to garner their support. The Newcastle Thunder footprint is moving northwards and southwards.They appear to be covering more mileage outwards than heartland clubs.They have also moved westwards into Cumbria.
  9. Yes,I am aware of the criticism. There must be nothing worse than being interviewed immediately at the end of a game which is considered important,with the background noise of an exiting crowd,possibly loud music,BBC employed staff wanting an interview in a rushed time period,and all done before the head coach has been able to communicate with his players. Podcasts done with background noise similarly irritate me - as I enjoy listening to good,interesting,interviews. I don't recall any magnetic interviews by Iestyn Harris when he was head coach at Wales.Perhaps you can link one or two? I didn't see attendances increasing.Nor,surprisingly as I'm sure he did great interviews,did the team performances improve. Jon Wells does do some interesting post-game player interviews on Skt TV.The BBC do not allocate time or resources to such an interesting aspect of the sport. I think you can relax.The RFL are dictated to by the Super League club owners and Wayne Bennett will be replaced. I'm just soooo excited about the post match interviews.How many can you recall done by Wakefield head coaches? The ones I can recall related to tragic deaths and conducted,with a silent background,when both interviewer and interviewee were prepared to go ahead and pass the message out. I guess even John Kear would admit to being taciturn after a defeat,or poor display,at some stage in his career... ** In another sport - this guy had his former side Leicester go on to win the Premier League and is now doing a good job,with good reviews from players,and journalists at another club. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3062591/Nigel-Pearson-apologises-calling-journalist-ostrich-bizarre-Leicester-post-match-rant-following-Chelsea-defeat.html **
  10. I would have to disagree completely with use of the word truculence.I don't think being careful with his replies can be construed as being disrespectful,rude and unprofessional. He is allowed an off-day when he is interviewed and he is not expected to say anything he does not wish to do.Being careful could be accepted as being very professional. Results and performances on the field do bring about criticism.Some people interviewed want to protect their players - and/or themselves. Most professionals are unhappy when they lose. Do you have a head coach in mind who you consider to be a wonderful interviewee,who should replace him on how verbose they are when interviewed?
  11. Well,the manager of the global brand that is Manchester United managed to avoid being interviewed by the BBC despite the Premier League ruling that they do involve themselves in post-match interviews. It didn't harm the brand,or lead to any decrease in matchday attendances. Sir Ferguson was also considered a great man-manager - part of his job description,even though he didn't have his UEFA coaching qualifications. Despite this link suggesting otherwise,it is common-knowledge,apparently,that he was never punished for his conduct. https://www.theguardian.com/media/2011/aug/25/alex-ferguson-lifts-bbc-ban
  12. I don't know how much money would be spent on the NCA involving itself in following the money trail to banks in tax havens overseas. He may just settle for tax evasion - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4363620.stm
  13. Lenagan had a former,English,national coach in Brian Noble,when he arrived at Wigan. Lenagan swiftly changed that to an inexperienced coach from overseas,who also oversaw the development of Shaun Wane. Wayne Bennett is a rugby league coach.He is not an individual responsible for marketing and publicity. He is guarded in his speech.His sole responsibility is to be a head coach. This country is overrun with ultracrepidarians wherever I look.Perhaps Piers Morgan,Eamonn Holmes et al should be consulted. It is the responsibilty of the RFL - not Super League chairs - unless they want to spend their money on the appointment,I suppose.
  14. Winning kit. Defeated a Championship side after being 0-18 at one stage,yesterday. It's happening.Again.
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