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Reasons to be cheerful part 7
We are in the middle of a pandemic. There has been no rugby to watch for ages. Clubs are facing a long hard autumn/winter with only a slim chance of playing in front of a paying audience. I should be downright suicidal. But no, quite the opposite in fact. Why (you may ask)?
(Long) Marching On Together
Well the news has broken, whether it was how the club wanted it, probably not, but next year we are returning to Leeds Tykes. I know the name is an emotive subject it may have kept you away or I do know some people who came to us because it was Yorkshire rather than Leeds. But I’m not going to dwell on this.
Summer Musings (also known as keeping t'board ticking over)
So here we are on a summer’s day, the thoughts turning towards the upcoming season, trips to grounds to meet old friends, players looking forward to pre-season starting…
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.