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Durham & Northumberland Three / Re: Durham and Northumberland 4 ?
« on: February 13, 2018, 01:23:25 PM »
there is one question which would need to be asked of these additional clubs , do they really want to play D&N league rugby??? what is the advantage and how would the clubs benefit from it ???

I counted three questions there mind!

He always used to have to ask us which of the three options in the lineout matched the calls as well

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Durham & Northumberland Three / Re: results 13/01
« on: January 16, 2018, 12:42:48 PM »
12 week ban for making contact with the ref

surely

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Durham & Northumberland Two / Re: Falcons "Big Day"
« on: December 19, 2017, 08:12:33 AM »
Lets not forget that you don’t have to kick off at 3pm on Saturday or half 1

You can kick off at any time you want over the whole weekend as long as both clubs agree it

Get the game on early then take a squad up and make a social of it

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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Postponements
« on: December 05, 2017, 07:33:09 AM »
Stockton also definitely off. Pitches waterlogged. GUIs were approached with a view to swapping the fixture, but both their pitches are seriously snow bound.

Are the days gone when you’d just clear the snow off the lines and play as usually the ground underneath the snow was soft having had the benefit of a protective covering (snow) to stop it freezing?

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Durham & Northumberland Two / Re: Sedgefield v Aycliffle
« on: November 27, 2017, 11:48:38 AM »
Newton Aycliffe is their club name

Those posters in here who have shown a lack of respect will be getting messages from me

Behave properly or don't come back

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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Impact of Weather on scores/ results
« on: October 25, 2017, 08:14:09 PM »
I also think the modern clothing option has a big effect.

Back when shirts were heavy cotton with the shoulders padded with extra layers of heavy cotton they were a nightmare when wet.

They slowed people down immensely.

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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Real rugby - what is it.
« on: October 25, 2017, 07:58:58 AM »
Ab

The 'rose tinted' comment made me reconsider my own position.

In a perverse way, perhaps the rucking element and scope to deal with persistent transgressors in a blunt advisory way more or less within the laws of the game (never remember whether that should be laws or rules), coupled with the then trend for team mates to bond both on and off the pitch and spend time with each over after training, after games in the clubhouse then out on the town - actually helped to knit the team together and develop life-long friendships? You looked out for each other both on and off the field?

Not sure how applicable that is to the current game so more than happy for others to take a contrary view and in no way do I criticise or demean anyone currently playing. What I do know is that even at my now late middle age, there are still friends I could turn to for anything.

That' s real rugby. That's my rugby family.

Oh yes I agree with that.

Rugby has earned me my stripes in the friendship quarter also. I agree with you there, I assume the joint venture element is still there today and it appears to be at my club where theblads regilarly socialise together. I do wonder if the hunt or be hunted element of the game being gone to some extent has changed the game but is that a bad thing ?

Were people revered for being good rugby players who were hard or hard men who were rugby players ?

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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Real rugby - what is it.
« on: October 24, 2017, 04:10:01 PM »
Come on folks

I loved my time playing the game but the rose tinted glasses aren't helping me.

We have to embrace the modern game and the pace of it and be glad that the unwarranted thuggery of some in the past has been banished.

Yes have a collision sport but cut out the punching and the studs and it is still a great game.

I've argued a few times that being on the wrong side of a ruck was genuinely a deliberate action and often brought about a boot or two or 7. I've even argued that it was sometimes enjoyable.

But the game is better without that element in it.

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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: penalties
« on: September 27, 2017, 09:19:12 AM »
question for everyone can the ref give a penalty to the opposition for the home fans shouting at the referee.
To the letter of the Law(s), probably not.
But i watched a game last seson where the visiting coach was giving the ref constant abuse. 3 quick penalties against his team (no offence committed by the visitors) and the penny finally dropped.

Thats exactly what i would expect to see as well

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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: results 23/09
« on: September 27, 2017, 09:18:14 AM »
Nothing to see here folks
move along

and play nicely

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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Relegation
« on: April 09, 2017, 08:08:36 AM »
I believe it's not right that medicals give points to teams depending on when the students are back home or at uni.

Oh so bitter and twisted - have they beaten you this season or something ?

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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: 1000 members.
« on: April 07, 2017, 05:09:11 PM »
l've actually forgotten where l buried him.
:)

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Chat / Re: A Poem for old rugby players...........
« on: April 05, 2017, 11:29:52 AM »
Dementia must have got to Renegade when he copied and pasted that poem just a little after I'd posted it


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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: 1000 members.
« on: April 05, 2017, 11:22:55 AM »
surely we can dig up that fella called Adam Wood to bring sanity to the chat

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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: The Big Stitch Up
« on: April 05, 2017, 11:21:45 AM »
We nacked Stockton twice this season and Horden probably did too so it's all even, put the post to bed  ;)

Another none identity, uninformed band wagon hitch hiker!! Zzzz


oh don't start complaining about people not using their identity when you've bleated on so much about people knowing and using yours

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