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  1. Donnylad

    Rugby Football 22-23

    The RFU said it "will now conclude the long-term work it has been undertaking on coach succession planning" with a full-time appointment "set to be announced in the near future". Weasel words. There are some rumours that the RFU would not provide the support and coaching staff that Jones wanted...
  2. Donnylad

    Pakistan v England Tests

    On the radio it was was 170-something for 3 when I set out for the FV this morning. My hopes of a quiet listen were dashed because we were so busy. I got home and checked the scorecard .... and immediately thought I was dreaming again. Seemingly not. A very good win because I thought they6 had...
  3. Donnylad

    Off The Field continued

    The grass in my garden is growing ... I image the grass in the specially prepared garden of ECB Home for Lost Causes and Nasty Things We Do Not Want Aired in Public is already about 12 inches high and will be even longer by the time all this gets done.
  4. Donnylad

    association football

    Gale Green owns Ecotricity - see their website - much more to it that a butcher turned veggie!!! My Barnet supporting daughter and son-in-law did an away trip to FGR a few years ago. They found proper football people and supporters and had a great day.
  5. Donnylad

    association football

    Donnylad Junior ((who is Leeds through and through) told me that he understands pulled out of the Gakpo deal because there was some medical concern ... that wasn't a concern .... and that delayed the transfer and when we went back he had already signed elsewhere.
  6. Donnylad

    Pakistan v England Tests

    I suspect that England thought the last 3 Pakistan wickets might go down faster than expected and so a little more batting time and a bit more lead. Joe Lad and Harry ... what a pair!!! Harry says 'if it is there to drive, drive it' ... I used to bat like that until I experienced some of the...
  7. Donnylad

    Pakistan v England Tests

    Key speaks with forked tongue ... the lad was added after 'impressing' at the gash match/training camp in Dubai where he had been picked for the Lions and played against the England team. He was clobbered for about 80 ofh around 10 overs. He is a prospect but he was a late addition - never was...
  8. Donnylad

    Pakistan v England Tests

    ... err ... I didn't believe the short score that I hear when the radio alarm went off ... something about 200 for no wicket ... I assumed Pakistan were batting. Been out and about and just seem the stumps score ... something feels wrong here .. 500 for 4, 4 centurions, Brook gets a hundred in...
  9. Donnylad

    Australia v England 3 x ODI series.

    I gather that by' getting on with it' i.e. having a ludicrous thrash at everything, the England Team got out quickly and so did not have to hang about waiting for the rain to wash out the fixture.
  10. Donnylad

    association football

    As you know, I am not watching the World Cup because ... well I have said it all before. However 3 things have given me some joy, well 4 actually. 1 Argentina getting duffed. 2 Germany getting duffed 3 the Japanese fans who cleaned up parts of the stadium after the match ... and number 4 ...
  11. Donnylad

    Rugby Football 22-23

    On a slightly different note ... I have just 'watched' by text update on the BBC, the second half of England v NZ. Gripping. However I now see where all the idiots who make such stupid comments on Cricinfo go when there isn't any cricket to whine about. I wonder if any of them have ever lifter...
  12. Donnylad

    Rugby Football 22-23

    ... and also think of Gary McKee from Cumbria - an RL man through and through who is running the '365 Challenge' ... that is a marathon every day for a year. He is doing his 323rd today and brought on the match ball today .. and tomorrow he is running a marathon distance at an event in London...
  13. Donnylad

    association football

    Trussell do need cash and they are generous with grants to FBs to develop what they do, especially in terms of help and advice to clients. The aim is to stop the need arising by tackling issues 'upstream' before the crisis hits. Thank you for you good wishes everyone - direct help to a local...
  14. Donnylad

    Rugby Football 22-23

    Thanks for the upcheck Newby. I was really surprised that I didn't see anyone wearing any kind of headguard. I guess they try to take the fall on the shoulders or twist sideways but the possibility of a head injury is a bit worrying.
  15. Donnylad

    Rugby Football 22-23

    I have just watched the final. The French coach was getting the battlefield prepared for his tactics. The majority of the really rough stuff - as opposed to just the hard collisions that inevitably take place - came from the French. So nice to see them lose the match and their cool. C'est...
  16. Donnylad

    association football

    Yes - a self publicising unwanted contribution ... by some non-person. When the language becomes the norm, when the use of it is widespread and outside the community(ies) that accept it, when those in charge let if flow unchecked and even take part or show tacit approval, then that is when the...
  17. Donnylad

    association football

    .. yes ... and if he really wanted to help people he could go and give it to/share it between any of the local FoodBanks in his area. The Trussell Trust is an umbrella organisation and does not directly operate any FoodBanks. They provide services and have Area Managers who work with FBs on all...
  18. Donnylad

    ECB hearings

    ... oh you can hear the shoots of spring grass climbing to unprecedented heights. Now who would be likely to want to appeal against the hearings being in public????
  19. Donnylad

    T20 World Cup in Australia.

    Merde und Scheisse DM!! You manipulative scoundrel! I tried something similar with points for relay races at sports day when I was teaching. However the wily old 'Special Needs' teacher who kept the places and points won for each of around 100 events on the day. immaculately, on a huge chart...
  20. Donnylad

    association football

    I am not being political - well just a teeny bit perhaps - but I will not watch. Three reasons : 1..... the crooked and corrupt award by the crooked and corrupt FIFA to a country that is not suitable for football. I hope no-one dies from heat exhaustion. 2..... the obscene amount of money that...
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