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David Shepherd

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  1. Nah, they were just scoping out the 6 monthly replacement of the flags.
  2. No, we've not won the lottery. Campbell sold the land, went to Vegas and put it all on red. Expect us to be winning The NRL by 2022
  3. No, don't even drink usually (I find that I spend too long going to the bog and miss a lot of action). Never been keen on getting stoned, not my cup of tea. However, I quite like a cup of tea, which is my cup of tea? Not attacking the OP for his life choices, but I find the company of stoners to be the most tiresome and dull way to spend time.
  4. Fair play to the club. If not enough folk are buying, then it's a waste of time and money. Sad to see the tradition go, I used to have a massive collection of home and away programmes, but the world moves on and the paper based programme is not relevant (enough) any more.
  5. Have we suddenly become cashed-up? If the rumours of Brierley and A.N.Other "Super League Forward" (Baldwinson) are true, that won't be cheap, neither will Walters and Ormandroyd. I'm about 8,000% more positive about this season that I was a month ago. Think we're in danger of building something special here.
  6. I'd say Krasniqi is a good signing for Northern. They looked very light in the pack last week and were really luck to sneak a one point win against a fairly rusty Fev.
  7. Why are the Batley lot so obsessed with our player situation and financial position. Is it just a massive inferiority complex?
  8. Think the population figures you are quoting there relate to the respective borough councils. Certainly Wakefield's population is nowhere near what you quote. (it's less than 100,00 and is only called a "city" because it happened to have a Cathedral at the right moment in history). I'd guess that Liverpool has a similar potential audience to Leeds. I think it's definitely worth a punt, it's a city that all 7 Billion humans have heard of and will generate interest outside the Rugby League bubble. Agree about Coventry, definitely ripe for further investment. Just don't see it being Koucash, he's based up north.
  9. Toulouse Olympique v Widnes Vikings --- Toulouse by 8 Barrow Raiders v Sheffield Eagles ---- Barrow by 16 Dewsbury Rams v York City Knights ---- York by 24 Featherstone Rovers v Batley Bulldogs ---- Fev by 2 Halifax v Leigh Centurions --- Leigh by 6 Swinton Lions v Bradford Bulls --- Bradford by 50 Rochdale Hornets v Toronto Wolfpack --- Toronto by 60
  10. One of the reasons my son doesn't play RL any more is that the atmosphere at the vast majority of games was absolutely vile, you'd have regular threats of violence between the opposing sets of parents (and on more than one occasion, actual fighting), vile abuse and physical threatening of the referee and even player's grannies effing and jeffing from the touch line. He now play RU, where the respect level is several degrees higher, but sadly poor parental behaviour is also creeping in and getting worse, especially at the "posher" clubs. I just don't get it, it's like there's a separate species of "total arrsehole human" evolving.
  11. Watson Day Turner Was going with King in my three, but although the guy has obvious class his passing from the play the ball seemed slow. Hopefully it's just a bit of rust that needs clearing.
  12. Come off it, there's no conspiracy. Sunday was a howler of a mistake. Nothing more, nothing less. I really don't understand why so many of my fellow Rovers fans have such a victim complex. Even the penalty goal that won us the game in 1983 was dubious. You'll never convince me that Charlie Stone headbutted Pete Smith. You win some, you lose some. C'est la vie
  13. On reflection, banning water is not really on. But a ban on booze, pop, crisps, flasks of tea etc can be justified IMHO. It would be really nice if the caterers had something other than grease and chips to offer though, such as a jacket tatie.
  14. Can't understand what the problem is here. Would anyone think it was OK to waltz into a boozer with a beer you'd bought in Tesco? Fully behind the club on this one. I think it's taking the pizz in the extreme taking your own stuff in. Agree with the comment about healthier options, lard pies are no good for me any more. Maybe folk with specific dietary requirements that the club can't cater for should be given an exemption? Must admit that the food prices do not represent good value for what is pretty low quality fare, so I now limit my kids to drinks only and make them eat before we go.
  15. Can I suggest dirty meat and tatie pies for the Yorkshire folk visiting. Perfect for soaking up the ale. Traditionally the ones we eat have barely any recognisable meat content and are extremely bad for the cholesterol levels, but damn tasty especially with gravy and mushy peas. I'll be there with Mrs Shep and our three kids on 13th July, really looking forward to it. Where's a good place for pre and post match drinks? Does it matter which stand I buy a ticket for? Can you move freely between the two? Up the chuffing Rovers?
  16. I'm lucky enough to be going to the Toronto away game. Anyone else going? If so, does it matter which stand you buy a ticket for? Can you move between them?
  17. Definitely heard a chant from by no means all, but a very small section that went along the line of " I'd rather be a p@ki than from cas " Bit cringeworthy, I know it's still 1956 in Cas, but there's no justification for that. Corey Aston song was bob on though.
  18. I hope we put the Riddy money to good use. To my mind we're short on two proven, quality halfbacks. All well and good trumpeting the PNG lads, but they are totally untested in our competition, not here yet (our visa track record is not good) and might not be as good as their YouTube highlights. As for our former coach: A mate of mine posted on Facebook comparing him to a lady garden, mocked his hobbit like features and wished him a fiery death in Mordor. Difficult to argue. If we make the top 8 next year, I will be astonished. I'll be there lapping up the punishment.
  19. Hope your better half doesn't read that. I'd be looking at two well deserved (according to Mrs Shep) black eyes if I'd written that.
  20. If you look underneath a Roller, you'll see a fair few bits that say BMW 7 series on them too.
  21. Are we bothered if Duffy goes? We had the most expensive squad in our history last year, I expected so much more. Anyway, he's from the wrong side of the hill and talks funny, so boooger it.
  22. Will the rotund oaf be forced to give the Lambo back? Im pretty sure there's plenty of sympathy for the loud mouthed buffoon. Sadly, my personal giveashitometer is struggling to register.
  23. Signed and shared. Even my C*s supporting mates have signed. Shocking, truly shocking.
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