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Everything posted by corvusxiii

  1. Its not a myth for me but a very real and increasingly mundane aspect of the game. It may be true that dragging down the standard is damaging SL but I still find it unexciting to find the same teams contesting/winning. This is not helpful but if those lesser clubs who are holding back the big clubs were dissolved then this would release the big clubs to aspire and achieve greatness. Biggest teams at the finals everytime. What's not to like? Yes I'm being sarcastic and no, I've no idea how those lesser clubs out finance the big clubs.
  2. Right then, it's year 2 million of Lockdown and it's Friday night. I've sampled Prosecco, Beaujolais and Black Bottle whisky. It's now approaching 2am but I've managed to watch 20 odd minutes of a match that has had one penalty and one try so far. It's just so easy to watch compared to nowadays. I know there has to be wrestling at the tackle in order for the 10m defence time to get set with seemingly compulsary random penalties but as grumpy as I am is there anyone here who think today's product is better to watch than this match? You may well prefer today's play but to me it is tedious in comparison to what it once was. It's now 02:03, Good Morning All.
  3. Put like that He'd be a better passer of the ball than a kicker.
  4. I went from thinking "That's Weird" to "that's so obvious why didn't I think of it"?
  5. My take on this is that the punishment for being caught causes more damage to society than the offence. So someone has a line of coke/joint on Friday night along with a bottle of wine. He gets arrested on Monday, loses his job, his house, gets divorced and the kids end up in a flat somewhere at best. The wine is no problem but the message from the arbitary moral high ground is we make no apologies for saving the lives of little children etc. I don't think this is a helpful thing.
  6. I recall offering some advice to Clinton Toopi at a GB v NZ match at Huddersfield. (he had been jostling our players with much enthusiasm). Honest to God, as I was finishing off ranting he turned his head and looked up towards me. How I didn't spoil my pantaloons I have no idea. Blind terror inspired me to finish off with "Yeah Clinton Toopi- Come up here with us! .....My mate wants a word with you". My mates face was a picture. As I recall he missed the next match with an injury. He punched his own team mate so hard he broke his own arm. A scarey prospect I think.
  7. From a UK SL point of view, is a a billionaire investing in Wigan a healthy option? Great for Wigan, money in (part of) the game yes but ....I know, I know, every club should attract their own billionaire. They're just being lazy, I know.
  8. Saw him in pre season match as I remember. Looked useful. That's it.
  9. In my day I would wake up with a sweaty start thinking about Paul Forber. And anyone from Widnes from about the same time.
  10. Just got round to watching Once Were Lions tonight and noticed that. It is odd considering what the BBC must have started away.
  11. I love the quick ptb in the first video. Different game. For me any game seems better with an aussie accent. It could be the bloke on the turnstile and it would work for me. Odd.
  12. Excellent. Thought Forbidden Game was worthy if a little heavy. Would like to reread it but loaned it out and that was that. I've plenty to go at anyway. Plumped for Steve Jones in the end. Hell Fire! Don't know we're born....! Just need to note your recommendations, I'll have forgot them by tomorrow!
  13. Just finished Underdogs by Tony Hannan and it's by far my favourite rugby book though Sean Long's effort was a hoot. Any recommendations for similar subject matter? Either 1895 and all that or ex Pistol Steve Jones biography next. The Kindle has really opened things up for me.
  14. Perhaps shouldn't be on this thread but ..... anyway, as I remember it, for a long while Cas would be enjoying a comfortable lead over Fev, let's say 22-4 second half. Eight minutes after Martin Pearson comes on its 22-20 and all Hell is kicking off down WR. As I recall he went to Wakey and did well before failing a drug test for ectasy. A ban followed and that was that. I know, I know- rules is rules- maintaining standards-etc etc but what a sad loss to the game, except when playing against Cas of course.
  15. I'm not convinced that a Pro Tory UK Press would help tbh.
  16. On what might seem an irrelevant point I've just come across Rugby League Raw Leigh v Widnes 2001 on YouTube. Seriously- what a sport.
  17. If I'm not making it up I saw their final gig in 96. Which is more than I've seen of this game. No Pub No Game. The most I've seen was on the Johnny Vegas twitter post. Can't remember if I've missed one before but I've messed up tonight by the sounds of it.
  18. As soon as the penalty for a HT was given- I knew. NZ didn't have to score from there, and yet it was the end.
  19. I've just had check in i was just making it up. It was a match organised by the French to promote Jeu a Trieze. I remember little except a hangover which chills the blood even after all this time. 26-6 to Cas. Shaun Irvine MOM.
  20. CC V League winners. 1987. Cas v Halifax Probably tipsy.
  21. Was wondering how many might have been to Stade Mazicou in Albi. BAH!!!
  22. I find the same teams winning boring. It's not that they don't deserve to. Or other teams should have won in their place. I just find the same teams winning boring.
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