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fighting irish

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  1. My father showed me this picture when I was a child and told me that rugby league players were the finest rugby players on earth.
  2. From your very first comment on this match, your threads ooze arrogance. What are you trying to achieve? You think it permissible to speak of pioneers as a laughing stock, simply because they are the first players from somewhere (Lithuania) to show an interest in playing the game. You also refer to the Welsh representatives as low class which may or may not be true, but so what? They are the best players, who made themselves available for selection at this time. You speak of their willingness to play against this new team as demeaning yet no-one was forced to take part, nor were they ignorant of the true nature of the opposition. They were probably motivated by the opportunity to give these newcomers some encouragement and to develop their own abilities. What would you suggest? Denying the Lithuanians the chance to play? Keeping them out of the game simply because they aren't very good? Nip them in the bud, before they have the chance to blossom? Who do you think you are? Its people like you who are (partly) responsible for the limited growth of the game worldwide. Looking down your nose at enthusiasts because they can't compete with well established nations. You don't have to ''clap along'' you celt, but you don't have to take the p......ss either. How well do you expect them to perform, when they are the very first people from Lithuania to play the game? What level must they be able to compete at, ''in your opinion'' before they should be allowed to play? Next question, if everyone responded in the way you have why should they bother to continue? It's a good job, they don't need permission from someone like you to get started, or the game would be already be dead in the water. Like most newcomers (thankfully) they don't need you, to get involved. All they want/need, is someone to play against. For the record, you and I are polar opposites. I welcome newcomers, you don't. Simple. So instead of banging on about having a bigger Rugby League Willie than I have stop and consider what comments like yours do to people the world over, who are thinking about giving our game a go.
  3. You've made me think, on this one and clarify my own views. I presume the Welsh lads were well aware of the nature of the opposition and still put themselves forward for the honour, so good for them. I don't really understand the snobbery apparent in not being willing to play or host or even entertain newcomers to our game, just because they're not very good at it, when we are trying to expand the global reach of the game (and also embed it here in Wales). Everyone has to start somewhere and I think we should welcome newcomers with open arms. I don't know anything about the make-up of the Welsh team but I do know that they will be selected from the existing Welsh open-age RL clubs, so your assertion that they are all low grade union players needs to be substantiated or be regarded as a crass insult. With regard to your final comment, a similar one could be made about the Lebanon, being actually a load of guys living in Australia but their ok, because they can play a bit. I repeat, everyone has to start somewhere and I would rather we show a little more kindness, display a little less (unearned) superiority and a good deal more willingness the rejoice when people are putting themselves forward as advocates for our game in a pretty hostile world.
  4. I didn't really mean a complete redesign, I was just asking you to correct the technical errors you say exist. Having said that I'd love to see what you would propose given free rein and a generous commission. I can't get you the fee and I'm sure Sheffield wouldn't steal your design but you could put yourself in the shop window, if you come up something worthy.
  5. I'd like to see Wales play in an Altantic Cup, with Canada, USA, Jamaica, and Brazil (plus any others who are up for it).
  6. I applaud the initiative. I hope it yields a few quid for the club. What kind of a season have you had?
  7. I'm sorry Scoob' its the Irish in me. Just didn't see it. Thanks for putting me straight.
  8. Keep up the good work, its great to hear your news, please keep posting with any updates, good luck and best wishes.
  9. The new name for their defensive system is the Hoover Dam!
  10. When my first wife was in college, she shared a house with a girl who had multiple personality disorder. In fact the poor woman had six different personalities! It wasn't all that bad, though because my ex-missus only had to do the washing up one day a week.
  11. Do you have the answers? Can you enlighten us?
  12. I'm very sorry to hear that you think you're wasting your time.
  13. I've spent half an hour wondering whether i should explain the plant more potatoes line, or just leave it out there. I've always found it comical that rugby league people bemoan the lack of quality players available to super league clubs but don't connect the dots and realise that if you want more at the top end, you have to ensure you're putting more in the system at the bottom end, because players grow up and retire. Of course you can always buy more potatoes at the store, providing someone somewhere is planting them to stock the shelves with. Now no one club in particular has to introduce kids to rugby league but as custodians of the whole game, (the RFL) we should accept the responsibility of ensuring that increasing numbers of children are being introduced to the game each year, or face the perennial dearth of talent we all grumble and worry about these days. The Australians know this. When I was there in the 80's they had over 400 grade 4 coaches (their highest qualification) in Sydney, coaching under 10's. As far as I can see, no-one in the UK except Newcastle, is actually grasping the nettle on this issue.
  14. Here's some Irish wisdom. If you want more potatoes, plant more potatoes!
  15. With so called ''fans'' making threats to him and his family its no wonder, he jacked it in. These people are the sporting equivalent of dog sh...t on your shoe. We need to scrape them off the soles of our game before the stench of them puts any more decent people off.
  16. Their not fans mate. Their clinically depressed at best and reptilian psychopaths at worst and they've attached themselves to our game like leeches. Trying to find sustenance by sucking the life blood, out of genuine fans. They have nothing positive to say about our great game. We should connect them to the national grid and zap them with 40,000 volts for an hour or so, then shake them off once and for all. Exposing newcomers to the sport to these malevolent spirits is sure to drive them away.
  17. It was beyond me too when I got involved by starting my own club, a long time ago. I understand it now. They loath your happiness, your can-do attitude, your confidence in our games appeal to newcomers, your proposed solutions to problems that have confounded them for decades, your energy, your spark, your sense of life. Your joy highlights their own misery. Their own lack of ingenuity, their mediocrity, their poverty of spirit. You and people like you raise deep seated envy to the surface and faced with the alternative of acknowledging your capabilities and trying to match them, or copping-out, they chose the ''easy'' option and try to deride you out of existence. You can take comfort, from the fact that the more they attack you, the more certain you can be, that you are doing something right.
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