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  1. Socially distanced scrums??? Easy. Just build a bigger version of the fabulous 'scrummer' from Subbuteo Table Rugby.......
  2. Mansfield's 'Marksmen' wasn't just an exercise in alliteration, but a naming deal with Mansfield Brewery, makers of a lager called Marksman, ( in turn i think some kind of Robin Hood archery reference). The fear some have around 'branded' sports teams is their portability and ability to move to a new city with a bigger market, as in NFL.
  3. Doncaster RLFC will always be the Dons, a title they share with MKDons and AberdeenFC. On one of the occasions they went bust, 'rag' was inserted to differentiate as they became Dragons but worse was to come when they became Doncaster Lakers after the nearby Lakeside shopping outlet. Not only is the name artificial but so too is the lake.
  4. The Sam Janus film was the adaptation of the famous stage play 'up'n'under', originally by the Hull Truck Theatre Company, about a group of deadbeats and misfits being made into a rugby league team. Classic underdog story. Mainly remembered for Ms Janus's shower scene.
  5. Gritty realistic b/w social drama from 1963 set in the world of Rugby League, when the world was what existed within a 10 mile radius of Wakefield, and the M62 was just a pencil sketch on a set of Ordnance Survey maps. It's on tonight on Talking Pictures (channel 445 on Virgin and I guess on other platforms) at 21.15 tonight.
  6. Gritty realistic b/w social drama from 1963 set in the world of Rugby League, when the world was what existed within a 10 mile radius of Wakefield, and the M62 was just a pencil sketch on a set of Ordnance Survey maps. It's on tonight on Talking Pictures (channel 445 on Virgin and I guess on other platforms) at 21.15 tonight.
  7. After David Attenborough's documentary last night, it has to be Antarctica. There's a whole continent untapped. Those harsh conditions are just like the North of England, although I would guess more prone to frozen pitches. So a UK base would also be needed and I suggest Leigh as it has a guided busway running to it.
  8. I played Union at school, but wasn't big enough to be a prop, wasn't tall enough to be a second or back row, wasn't fast enough to be a winger and too shortsighted to play full back. However I did and still do have the body of a Greek god so played hooker in Rugby League.
  9. Was rubbish at soccer so glad to get to Doncaster Grammar School at age thirteen where Rugby Union and Hockey were played in winter. So played Rugby, of sorts, for few years. Then I found my vocation as a spectator of the game..come on you DONS. Then, having moved, I helped found Redditch Halcyon RLFC, I hadn't intended playing but did. I loved it and despite injuries kept on playing til over thirty. Then I copped for a nasty injury, and bowed out. Then three decades later..... Masters Rugby League ? Talk about reeling back the years; sprinting, turning, handling the ball, wonderful, but I was knackered and out of breath. Then the reality hit me that I had been warming up and the match was soon to start........
  10. As the camera panned round Tattersfield for the famous 'Another Bloody Sunday', a slightly thinner version of me is clearly visible stood alone on the terrace. I left Donny a few years later and was a founding member of Redditch Halcyon RLFC (in Worcestershire) As we grew, we did a lot to promote the game including inviting the by then resurgent Dons to play us. They sent some youngsters down, but I was allowed to fulfil a dream by donning the famous blue and gold of our visitors.
  11. Good to see sense has prevailed and a bad decision re our continental neighbours has been reversed.
  12. Talking of Coronation Street, many years ago, I recall Ken Barlow mentioning he was taking one of his lady friends to a Salford Rugby League game. A true test of a relationship?
  13. Lovely stuff. Such atmosphere, thanks for sharing.
  14. Sad news, whatever the spin put on it, but probably no real surprise. I hope they can use the opportunity to consolidate and rebuild as a proper home counties based side. It also completes the set of losses of the new tranche of clubs following Oxford and Gloucester. As a Coventry Bears fan i will miss the 'el classico' fixtures between the two clubs.
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