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Which way to turn? Rugby (particularly professional rugby) in England is at a crossroads yet none of the ways forward are clear. How do we restart the game? Will the 6 Nations be completed? What do CVC want for their money? Will there be clubs going out of business? The pandemic has certainly exacerbated the issues but a large number of them were coming anyway and money is at the heart of the problems.
Rugby through the ages - part 2
Well-ish. Well not even ish really just in my playing career. (Well erm not a career more a social hobby).
Rugby through the ages
Well-ish. Well not even ish really just in my playing career. (Well erm not a career more a social hobby)
Location, Location, Location
Has there ever been an April quieter on rugby rumours??? Anyone else would think that there is another major thing going on…
Quo vadis Tykes?
After lolling around in the Championship for ten years with visits to all the usual suspects we have finally moved to a different division on the rugby ladder, albeit a lower one. The RFU has confirmed which teams will be in Nat 1 next season. I had to get my atlas out (OK so I actually googled them) to find out where all the clubs are located. Then it occurred to me....
Diary of a madman Part 3. (A leap into the future)
The year is 2100, a small space voyager follows the same path as ye old 19:40 hrs Ryanair from Malaga’s flightline, sideways as usual as the stiff wind vortex emanating from the roaring crowd noise of Emerald Headingley knocks it slightly off course and it heads sideways into Leeds and Bradford international space centre.
Diary of a madman - the saga continues
So the summer of 2016- we’d suffered the loss of a few players, most notably the U20 front row, and replacing that front row with the likes of Cusack who to be fair made even me look like twiggy was a precursor to what was happening, clearly the experiment wasn’t working.
Diary of a madman
Life is a rollercoaster sometimes you just got to ride it, was a lyric by the renowned songsmith and balladeer Ronan Keating, didn’t have a lot to do with this tale except it was playing on the radio as I was typing this, and as I kept going realised it had more to do with my time following Rugby and less about dreaming of Ronan and his voice of a thousand angels in requiem.
Life as an Ultra fan
It’s been hard to support Yorkshire Carnegie this season. Not just the (entirely foreseeable) results which have seen heavy defeats in every game. There’s the disconnect between fans and the Players and Coaches. The fact that there are different players every week- often bearing no relation to the announced team.
Catch a fading memory
It does not seem long ago that I went to my first Leeds Tykes game. A night match against Saracens. We won due to the metronomic boot of Braam van Straten. Since then there have been many memorable moments for myself and all the other Tykes fans. Unfortunately, as I get older, the memories are starting to fade.