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  1. On 06/10/2019 at 12:59, POR said:

    didn't see game last night but been told sky  calling FEV butchers bakers and candlestick makers if that's true then hope club puts in a formal complaint  

    Really?  You think that's offensive/patronising/rude?  It's a figure of speech.


  2. 28 minutes ago, TboneFromTO said:

    You been to Lamport?  It's actually not a bad stadium, with real amenities built in (the beer garden is an extra for match days.

    Having been to both I think Lamport is nicer


    I've been to Lamport. It's decent enough. The seats are quite uncomfortable and it's very open to the elements (I got sunburned and wet through in the space of 3 hours).

    The bogs were of a similar standard to Post Office Road. 

    And weirdly, you're not allowed to vape in the open air. Yet you can stand outside the stadium and smoke weed.


  3. 16 minutes ago, TboneFromTO said:

    No please go on, I've been to my share of grounds and Post Office Road is at best an ecliptic mix of unmatching stands, with sheds for bars,one of which (the rovers Inn) that is literally a copyright lawsuit waiting to happen.

    And don't get my wife started on the toilets....

    I would not ever consider it "nice".

    Fellow Fev fans: do we have a bar called the "Rovers inn""? Can't ever remember seeing one.

    Can't speak for the ladies, but the bogs are ok for me. Public bogs are all vile, Fev's are by no means the worst in RL.

  4. 1 hour ago, Lounge Room Lizard said:

    Hope Toulouse win infront of a big crowd. The game would benefit far more in my opinion with Toulouse/Toronto in SL over any of the English Championship Clubs. Fev have a nice Ground and they boast a fine past and the area has produced many quality players over the  years. But we are in 2019 and need to look to the future.

    Both Toronto and Toulouse offer the potential to grow the game and the Super League Brand to a new audience. They are both big cities that are home to some big international Businesses. IF the Clubs get it right then we could see both Clubs easily average 10K or more crowds in SL. The Toulouse/Southern France area has also produced some quality players and will continue to do so, much like the Featherstone/Pontefract area. Hopefully in time the Toronto area will do so as well. I just feel the game will benefit far more if Toronto and Toulouse are in SL than the likes of Featherstone, Leigh, Widnes, Halifax etc.

    Agree with all that.

    Doesn't stop me dreaming though. We're 160 minutes away from the promised land.

    Not sure I could be more excited.

    Up the chuffing rovers?

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  5. 2 hours ago, IMXIII said:

    I thought Gareth Hewer had a good game, let it flow and didn't fall for the histrionics at the play the ball; well, apart from on one occasion in the second half. I was expecting a more bad tempered game.

    Yep credit where it's due.  Good game from Mr Hewer.  A much improved referee.  I used to dread a game with him in charge, but this season he's been superb in the games I've seen, both as a fan and a neutral.  

  6. 34 minutes ago, Odsal Outlaw said:

    Really enjoyed the game last night and well done Fev! Should be a good game v York next week.

    I think the Sunday evening Sky TV slot would be great for Championship or SL in the future. I remember when we had it in the early SL days and always enjoyed it.

    As an aside I didn’t realise how many Leeds players Fev had!!  

    By my reckoning there were three.

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  7. 7 minutes ago, Trojan said:

    I certainly don't think cross Pennine games should start at this time. The M62 was busy in both directions.  It was after 10-00 when I got home.  The  optimum time from the fans' and the clubs' point of view IMO is 3-00pm on a Sunday afternoon.  Given how many Fev brought, I bet the attendance would have doubled had it been played at sensible time.  But Rupert said "jump" and as usual the RFL said "how high" Leigh & Fev are two of the better supported sides in the Championship, surely their supporters deserve better treatment than this.  And of course an earlier start cuts down of pre match drinking time, a contributory factor (IMO) to trouble.  I believe many Fev fans' coaches left at 11-00 on Sunday morning and they spent the afternoon in one or other of the Leigh hostelries.

    Just a point of totally pedantic order:

    Rupert no longer has an interest in Sky.

    But the point that he who pays the piper calls the tune still stands.

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  8. Thoroughly enjoyed yesterday's game, even though we threw it away.

    York should be respected, no stars just 17 blokes with desire and a great coach. 

    I must be alone in thinking that the ref made the correct call 're the disallowed try. Pretty sure he bounced it down.

    Thought Chizzy sin bin was harsh and no worse than the York played holding down later on. You win some, you lose some.

    York is one of my favourite drinking venues. Hope we get them in the playoffs 

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  9. 17 hours ago, Kayakman said:

    Hey I looked around for ya Man!,,,must have just missed ya.  Hope you enjoyed the game.  Fev played great in the second half especially.

    We were really late. Our flight was delayed, so we didn't get to our accommodation until about 1am. We overslept and only made it to the 3 Brewers about 1/2 an hour before kick off. Sorry I missed you.

    Great game, we ran you much closer than I thought we would. Had a right laugh partying after the game.

    Got a very sore head this morning.

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  10. On 09/07/2019 at 18:02, RobertAM said:

    Friday night there's always a party for visiting fans (and Wolfpackers too!) at Northern Maverick..kicks off at 5pm - .worth a visit..

    Think I'll be far too knackered by then, but if I feel human enough after the flight I'll make one in. It looks pretty close to our apartment.

  11. 4 hours ago, RPH said:

    that must have cost a few bob, 

    It did. But it's also our holiday for the year, we're off to Niagra and then New York for a few days too.

    I'm a travel agent, so I called in a few perks and favours?

    I also got a welcome contribution from the bank of mum and dad?

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  12. 25 minutes ago, Kayakman said:

    I believe you!

    Hope you have a great flight...weather looks great...bring shorts and sandals!

    Excellent.  If you see a fat grey haired bloke in shorts, flip flops and a Fev shirt, with his wife and 3 teenagers in tow, that's me. I'll almost certainly have a pint (or is it 1/2 litre in Canada?) in my hand.

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