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M j M

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  1. It's true, the Hetheringtons will do anything for you if the price is right..
  2. Forgot one, the much commented-upon "break out area" -
  3. Inside the new corporate complex (north stand and refurbished pavilion) at Headingley -
  4. Are these articles supposed to be deliberately provocative just to generate traffic/"controversy"? Because it's a bonkers bit of writing for a professional journsalist.
  5. Something that annoys me at Headingley at the moment are the Tetley's adverts which say "sponsoring Leeds since 1995". When, in fact, they have been sponsors since April 1994.
  6. You haven't been paying much attention then. It's common, but totally inappropriate in this instance.
  7. Child's decision-making and black and white rule interpretation are OK but his management of games and of players leaves a lot to be desired at times and I sense (happy to be proven wrong if there's a metric) that more of his games end up in some sort of chaos of boiling over or players and fans feeling exasperated than with other refs. But he's never been dropped for that before, and I don't think there was anything wrong in particular with his decisions last week. So to drop him this week is just spineless and looks like scapegoating.
  8. As a Leeds fan it's Hunslet in theory. I'm wary of Leeds fans who feel soft or sympathy for them. But in reality nowadays it's Cas first locally and Wigan first outside Yorkshire. Never really got the Bradford thing which was hyped for a couple of decades. They're local and rivals yes and we got thrown together in some huge games for a while. But Cas has always been no 1 for me.
  9. The Rorke's Drift Test in 1914, the 1954 and 1974 World Cup finals are arguably the greatest historical performances.
  10. If Leeds win this... Would be interested to see the last time any Leeds team won all three of our away west Yorkshire derbies (the current crop, Wakey, Cas, Hudds) in one season. Maybe the 2015 team did but it's certainly exceptional.
  11. That corner of this ground has been good for Leeds over the years
  12. Correct. Not long after this it was changed to be displayed properly (legally) and has been on Hetherington's cars for about 20 years now.
  13. Perhaps you need to express yourself more clearly. There are, after all, no excuses for being barely literate.
  14. Your first reaction to a 15 year old was to judge him for the way he sounded and proclaim it "a disgrace". Even had he been anything other than clear and interesting those actions would speak enough about you. Given he was none of the things you projected, it reveals/confirms more about you than him.
  15. No. He's a 15 year old boy who's just won £1m. He was fully literate and fully understandable; except perhaps to those who want to discharge their envy and their hate onto the kid because that's what they do first and best.
  16. Hating other people for what they enjoy doing is what rugby union tried to do to Rugby League for 100 years+.
  17. The agendas of some people know no bounds - the number of factual inaccuracies in this little lot are too many to counter. But for starters - where do you think Scotland would have been playing in RLWC '13 if not Cumbria had Lewis remained? Give that the venues (originally Whitehaven) were announced before Lewis left?
  18. Slalom Lager got it bundled into their main sponsorship rights back in the 1980s I think, so precedent has been set.
  19. No charge. Also when Lunt was penalised by the referee for contact: "Player makes contact with the referee as swinging round with the momentum of the tackle. Contact accidental. "
  20. The French version of our breadcake vs baps debate - https://www.thelocal.fr/20170119/pastry-wars-is-it-a-pain-au-chocolat-or-a-chocolatine
  21. Sorry but this is a disingenuous starting point - we didn't have P&R during that era but we also didn't split the game between those inside and those outside. Everyone was in one big league. Which as far as I know is not anybody's current proposal. The options are to either use licencing and cut off the dreams of many of the game's existing clubs (or bring their dreams into a harsh meeting with reality if you prefer). Or retain the dreams but have uncertainty that top flight clubs will struggle with. Given the pain that the licencing years brought to many clubs who found themselves on the wrong side of the divide by little more than poor timing of when they were good enough I'm happy to stick with P&R. If we can get the championship strong enough so that it's not such a nightmare-ish meltdown scenario to be relegated then that would be perfect. We also have to remember our core principles here - Rugby League is a sport and one of our USPs is authenticity. Sometimes we veer too close to manufacturing systems and clubs and results to suit clear, and worthy, strategic aims. Balancing credibility with those aims is difficult but it's all too easy to ignore it, which was what drove much of the post-1995 bloodbath in the lower leagues where we a haemoraged fans that we've never really recovered.
  22. 13,351. The increased number of seats are being pretty well populated but despite there being lower standing capacity in the South Stand it is not selling out. So much for the "hard core" (yes I know some will hgave moved up to the seats). The Carnegie Terrace has been looking a bit spartan this year so the pattern of where people have ended up after it all is quite interesting.
  23. I'm slightly annoyed that Saints sent the weakened team yesterday. But I imagine HKR fans will be absolutely fuming if they do the same the week before the CC final (should they get there...) when they play Leeds at Headingley as they'll have been double 'victims' of it.
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