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Wiltshire Warrior Dragon

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  1. 1 hour ago, WakefieldCityLoyal said:

    Only took 17, 2 out of the 19 squad dropped out with COVID issues so running out of steam was always on the cards especially over there.  I was expecting worse, didn’t do too bad and didn’t bottle it like some.

     

     Up the Trin 

    I think your comments sound very fair, WCL.  I think Trinity did very well in the circumstances.

  2. It will be interesting to see what detrimental impact there is for Les Dracs resulting from Ben Garcia's injury.  He has really played a captain's knock this season so far; he seems to have thrived on that extra responsibility.

    Maloney, Joel Tomkins, McIlorum and Le Cam return to the home squad, which still looks strong on paper and the coach must think so too, as he takes the chance to rest McMeeken.  Injury keeps Romano and Baitieri out of the squad.

    I see it has been announced that this is Jason Baitieri's last season with the sang-et-or;  what a great servant to the club he has been.

    I would be surprised if Les Dracs run away with this, but I think, by the end, they will be about twelve to fourteen points to the good.  I imagine that McNamara would be pleased if they don't have to come from behind at half time!

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  3. 11 hours ago, Jmu28 said:

    Hi All.

     

    recently got into rugby league but undecided on what team to support.

     

    I have 2 options Hull fc and Warrington wolves.

    reasons for this are quite silly but here goes.

    Hull fc- same last name as hull player Houghton.

    wolves- wolf tattooed on calf.

     

    Thanks 

    You mean...Jmu28 isn't your real name?

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  4. On 13/07/2021 at 18:12, Mumby Magic said:

    Just messaged my dad to say I saw Sonny Nickle in passing. Predictive came out as Sonny Buckle. I know Jodie Broughton keeps getting called Buchanan on official team sheets. Must be a tonne of these.

    Come on, MM, we have left the EU - "...a ton of these", surely; or was it changed from what you wrote by that predictive text thingy?

  5. 27 minutes ago, HawkMan said:

    Pre just means before the event in question. Pre heat oven before cooking,  rather than switch oven on and put food straight in. Pre order: on Amazon for instance,  look at product on sale and order it, or pre order if it's not available yet. Pre menstrual tensions are feelings women get ,ie mood swings before menstruation,  ie it's before the event. 

    BTW I never never preheat oven before cooking,  pop food in and just add 5 minutes to cooking time, same result. 

    Thanks for the tip, HawkMan.  I may try that when I am next baking bread.  At present I heat (note, not 'pre-heat') the oven to about 210 degrees C, before I put the bread in.  The baking time is variable, as the loaves are of different sizes.  So, in any case, it is always my practice to keep checking how they are doing from about the twenty minutes mark onwards.

  6. As a Tesco Clubcard holder, I have just received one of their regular emails.  Amongst other things, it invites me to buy 'pre-marinated'  BBQ meat.  Why 'pre- marinated'?  What's wrong with 'marinated'?

    More generally, why is there an apparently increased obsession with the prefix 'pre', which, being a simple country lad with a Latin 'O' level, I always understood to mean 'before', as in 'prehistoric' meaning 'before history' in the sense of documented eras?

    Recently, we learnt that Prince Philip's death was, at least in part, due to a 'pre-existing' condition.  And i cannot recall the last time some junk email merely invited me to 'order' something; it has to be 'pre-order' nowadays!

    So, the Duke of Edinburgh apparently suffered from a condition that existed before it existed, while I can order something before I can order it.  Perhaps I should just relax with a nice BBQ including meat....marinated before it was marinated....aaagh!

    I used to be a serious linguistic pedant, but the writings of Oliver Kamm in The Times made me much less pedantic.  His message in a nutshell was that English is alive and well and always changing, as was ever the case.  OK, but there are limits......

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  7. 4 minutes ago, Leeds Wire said:

    Sky Sports nearly always call it soccer. 

    Soccer AM was a massive hit for them. 

    I find it amusing that people get wound up by it. The biggest sport on the planet with a massive self-esteem issue.

    Are you sure about this, LW?  Try this link:

    Football Games, Results, Scores, Transfers, News | Sky Sports

    6 minutes ago, Sir Kevin Sinfield said:

    Football in England is soccer to over 99.9% of the population. Say Footie on the East Coast of Australia it’ll be Rugby League, say it on the West Coast and it’ll be Aussie Rules, say it in the USA and it’ll be NFL.

    Good points, Kev, but you need to understand that it can cause confusion.  I once heard Garry Richardson, in Hull, on BBC Radio 4, ask the Hull KR chairman if he was tempted to buy 'the football club'.  I was a bit confused until I realised he meant the soccer club, Hull City.

    Not a big deal, I agree, and I don't get 'wound up' by it as Leeds Wire erroneously suggests, just a bit disappointed, as I said.

  8. Many Gaelic games clubs take their names from either saints (Irish or otherwise) or people, factions or movements in Irish nationalism.  For instance, when my local city, Salisbury, had a hurling team, they were Salisbury Eire Og, while either Gloucester or Cheltenham (I forget which) had a club called St Patrick's.

    However, across in Ireland, the club which has always intrigued me, in terms of its name, is Longford Slashers.  I have just checked and am delighted to discover that they still exist!  Here is the link:

    Home | Longford Slashers GAA Club

  9. Lingard asks what would we do if offered a 50% pay cut.  As a direct result of the consequences of the pandemic, I was offered not just a 50% pay cut but a sensational 100% one.  In other words, i was made redundant.

    I am one of the lucky ones in such circumstances.  I did my job for the pleasure of it.  The pay for my part-time post very modestly augmented my works and state pensions.  However, i feel sorry for those who lost their jobs and have families to support, mortgages or rents to pay and so on.

    Decades ago, when I dabbled in the dark side as a player at modest third or fourth team level, we played for fun.  No payments (well, not to us - we paid to play); no competition points.  Maybe, if you cannot see the point of playing any sporting fixture for the sake of winning that fixture itself - no more, no less - it's time to give up playing or coaching.

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  10. I am disappointed by how the word 'football' has been hijacked in recent years, in this country, to mean 'soccer'.  That is reflected in the title of this thread and in many comments above, though hats off to those like Padge who use 'soccer'.

    I watched some football on the TV this afternoon.  It was Wigan -v- Huddersfield.  Later, I may watch some more football I recorded yesterday; it was Tipperary -v- Kerry, in, if I recall correctly, the Munster Senior Football Championship.

    By definition, rugby league fans watch football, as do most GAA fans, followers of the AFL, America's NFL and even those who are attracted to the Dark Side!

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