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shaun mc

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About shaun mc

  • Birthday 26/03/1964

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  1. Thats one of the reasons I haven't gone back to Sky after giving it up about 5 years ago I remember talking to Stevo in a pub in Edinburgh after a CC Final and he said he was under orders to be 'controversial' (I'm sure more than me have had that conversation) but now its definitely getting a bit bearing with Cummings now in there. I've even turned off the Sky Sports Mix games with their 'ref analysis'. I think they totally undermine the ref now. I was fine with the decision at full speed as we were sat almost on the try line, but I can see why some are miffed. I'm glad Hicks made a decision at full speed and got on with it - our game is about continuity.
  2. I'd be happy with that Padge, but I really can't see it happening, as the RFL would have to grow a pair How much of this do we point at the way Sky commentate their matches where they spend more time on refs decisions than the game itself
  3. There is no safe window in summer to plan the CC Final without other sports getting in the way Tour De France is likely to be still going on18th July next year Every weekend seems to heve multiple big sports events. The CC Final just has to be part of that mix
  4. A few years ago I stayed in Bareges with an English couple who had walked the GR10, continuously over about 50-ish days after leaving college. They loved the area so much they never really went back home
  5. Love the Pyrenees - not as dramatic as the Alps, but great walking. Hope to do the full GR10 or GR11 one day. The HRP might be a bit too extreme Always go to the seaside for a day or 2 after walking - St Jean De Luz in the west Colliure in the east are great places
  6. I'm going Oxenholme-London and meet up with the other half Then the following morning - London-Brussels-Frankfurt-Munich-Salzburg-Linz Did think about going all the way to Vienna in the day, but if we stop off at Linz, then the following morning going south into the mountains and over the Semmering Pass to Vienna The Man in Seat 61 has been very helpful planing this. He recommended Brussels-Prague-Vienna as the cheapest, but it hasn't worked that way. There is so much connectivity between European towns and cities
  7. Cheers for that, we're overnighting at Vienna so Devin Castle by the method you mentioned is an option. I think we looked at a boat from Bratislava to Devin. The old town will also be on the menu as well as somewhere to get hold of decent Slovakian beer
  8. Going to Slovakia in September by train - any tips on where to go? I know there are a lot of castles
  9. Was in Shipley and Saltaire last weekend, and naturally, the pubs had Saltaire Blonde on tap. A good pint that one on a warm day. Probably not best bitter category really though
  10. When Jenkinson was posting on this forum about 6 months or so ago - his main argument was that the overall stadium plan was costing too much, and all that was required was the refurbishment of one of the existing grounds - IMO thats what will be proposed, and will just be a sticking plaster, cheap proposal If we are talking about a revised option then DP has the bigger existing footprint, but maybe not as big as combined BP/Lonsdale Park area? I'd like to see 1 large grandstand that incorporates at least 2,000 capacity (all seats or a mix like Headingleys new South stand) and all the general office space to run the clubs, club shops, media facilities, together with corporate facilities and a general bar and food area. this could also incorporate or be attached to office space for BNFL and the NHS if they are still interested. They can have a Costa and Greggs franchise in there as well. That part of the ground is the focal point for everything The rest of the ground, should be such that it is of 6,000 capacity in whatever configuration. I'd also incorporate one of the ends being flexible so that it can be removed to take the stage area for concerts and can be replaced by a temporary stand to take capacity up to 7500 or 8000, for events such as a RLWC (if we are ever to be considered again) Stadia also have to be flexible these days
  11. Lonsdale Park Workington was the home of greyhound racing in the area for 60 years, and it is said that Workington AFC were kicked out of the ground to accommodate the greyhounds, and moved next door to Borough Park in 1937, which of course, is also where Town played in their early years. Lonsdale Park was the home of Cumberland RL games before and after WW2 until Derwent Park was built. Cumberland RL played New Zealand at Lonsdale Park in 1908. It also hosted speedway in the 1930's pre-dating the Comets. The ground must have had a reasonable capacity as I've seen crowds of 10,000 mentioned. I also have a programme for England vs Other Nationalities played at Lonsdale Park in 1947. By the 1990's, the ground was derelict, the greyhounds finished in 1999, and parts of it got washed away in the floods in 2009. To come full circle, Allerdale Borough Council purchased the land that covered what remained of Lonsdale Park in 2018 as part of the 'new stadium' project, however, the current dinosaurs have vetoed that project
  12. My first Wembley final was in 1976 - it was reported as being horrendously hot in the stadium that day - close to 100 degrees. don't remember the players taking water breaks
  13. Me and me Dad have been trying to remember why Town played Wigan back in 1987 (was it?) I can remember the game, was it one of Frano Botica's first games? but can't remember the reason for the switch
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