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  1. I'm not sure where the village of No Place in Durham should be if anywhere.
  2. Probably. Giving them the benefit of the doubt, I suspect written by someone who doesn't even know rugby league exists, hence the lack of quote or even mention. As it will ever be unless we have a change at either the BBC or within the sport. Both of which I suspect are unlikely.
  3. There's an article on the BBC discussing the lack of BAME sportspeople statues. Despite having 2 of the (only) 10 statues RL doesn't get a mention in the main body of the article, only the graphics. Obviously RL can do more and I definitely don't want to distract from the point of the article but you would expect some mention that it is the only sport other than football with more than one and presumably the sport with the highest percentage. Also, guess which sport is missing from the list that of sports without a single BAME statue despite not having one?
  4. 'Will be fine' from a common sense perspective or a legal/guidance perspective? Either way I still can't quite understand why pubs etc can open.
  5. Or in gardens according to the news. Don't quite get that logic.
  6. Good swimming pool though. And much better than neighbouring Stanley but that isn't saying much.
  7. I go to Brittany most years. Very rural, other than a shop you can go for the whole week without seeing anyone. I'd go if I could, but I must admit that I would be worried about how I would be welcomed. Equally if I was to go to North Wales or the Lakes now or within the next month or so I'd worry about the welcome.
  8. My dad is really into his board games so I get dragged along with him. I've not played Pandemic but Carcassonne is really good. Other games that don't use dice like Ticket to Ride are K2 and Flamme Rouge. For those that don't have company in lockdown there is a website called board game arena. You can play for free but can't set up games, can only join them. The premium account is something like a couple of quid a month and is well worth it if you spend any amount of time on it or want to play against friends. There are rules are videos about how to play games if you want to learn new ones.
  9. I don't think that it is a case of either/or. How much money (or support) has the game actually put into expansion, either here or abroad? I've not listened to the podcast yet, but intend to. How does Carter intend to do this expansion? How much successful expansion has there been? France 90 years ago (and we have people complaining that Catalans and Toulouse are in the league). London comes and goes (and gets a lot stick as well). Maybe Newcastle and Coventry (where good things are happening but still a long way to go)? Wales? I would be happy for any expansion for the game as I think it deserves so much more, but just listing cities or regions is not how to do it. You need ambition, hard work, money, support and lots more besides. Not just a chat on a podcast. Toronto has all of this and whilst making great progress are still a long way (decades) from being fully established. If Carter wants to expand into a city let him do it. But don't just have 1 amateur team and a magic weekend and forget about it. Do a study into which city would be most appropriate, get into schools (both coaches and players), give them a challenge cup semi, internationals, local teams both amateur and semi pro, on the road superleague games, funding, positivity and so much more that is needed.
  10. I know I can get faster but on seeing that I thought I would just give up and spend lockdown eating pizza and ice cream!
  11. As much as I agree with your point, a 10K in less than 30mins?! The world record is 26 mins 17 seconds! And British female record is Paula Radcliffe with 30.01.
  12. Stockport definitely weren't faultless in their own downfall as with pretty much any club in any sport that goes through hard times. However without getting into the rights or wrongs of it then Sale (and the game of 'rugby') got the blame from a lot of supporters, myself included to be honest. My original point was I would wonder how that would effect the crowd if the mooted Salford game at edgeley Park a few years ago ever happened.
  13. The union club are definitely a bit out of town, in the leafy suburbs which is a bit more union territory than central Stockport! Even it's old name of Davenport is a bit of a push. And on the subject of pushing it with location and name then Manchester RUFC are based further out of Manchester than Cheadle, well outside the M60. Anyway, before this goes too far down the cross code route, I'm not sure that there is any RL activity in Stockport or has been for a long time. I seem to remember that during the Koukash era at Salford there was talk of playing a game at Edgeley Park. I think it would be a really interesting experiment. There would be quite a big catchment area (from as far east as Glossop, as far south as Macclesfield and west as Sale) and I think you would get a good number of league fans going to support the venture. However just the name rugby might cause some people to be angry as Iffley referred to earlier and the actions of Sale in the demise of County.
  14. I realise that and as Hopping Mad says, County are all but a league club. But the town does fit the criteria and we need something to talk about on these long boring lockdown days. Hopefully Stockport are only a couple of years from getting back into the league. I was I could say the same about getting back into league.
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