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Offline UK Redsox

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Re: Rugby League
« Reply #240 on: October 12, 2021, 02:11:52 PM »
Yep. About three years ago I visited the area to look for graves and visit the memorials to relatives killed in the 1910 Pretoria Pit Disaster.

I arrived in Leigh around 8am and was desperate for a pee. The toilet in Tesco was out of order, so I popped into Wetherspoons. Busiest non-major city, non-touristy Spoons that I've seen at that time of the morning.

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Re: Rugby League
« Reply #241 on: October 12, 2021, 02:57:57 PM »
Yep. About three years ago I visited the area to look for graves and visit the memorials to relatives killed in the 1910 Pretoria Pit Disaster.

I arrived in Leigh around 8am and was desperate for a pee. The toilet in Tesco was out of order, so I popped into Wetherspoons. Busiest non-major city, non-touristy Spoons that I've seen at that time of the morning.

When we lived there, there was a "fun pub" on the corner that was always ridiculously busy on a Sunday night. Not a town or a job that I have any fond memories about at all.

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Re: Rugby League
« Reply #242 on: October 12, 2021, 08:46:35 PM »
I have no interest in Rugby League, on the basis that the support play is terrible and it's just glorified Rugby Union Sevens.

However, I decided a couple of years ago that Leigh Centurions are my team, due to my 3x Great Grandparents moving to Atherton in the 1870s.

Plenty of distant Redsox relations still in the Leigh area. :)

I see that their sojourn to Super League (as a replacement for Toronto) ended after just one season

I like Rugby League. The closest sport to NFL.

Whereas Rugby Union just seems like an excuse for fat posh blokes to hug each other for ages.

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Re: Rugby League
« Reply #243 on: October 14, 2021, 07:10:35 PM »
Yes. In related news, SWMBO's boss has been called up in front of the 'commission' for laying into the refs' decisions via the press.

Does he own the team?

Yes, Bernard Guasch.






Quote from: some internet site
It seems meat is the way forward for Super League owners of clubs beginning with the letter ‘C’, with Catalans backer Bernard Guasch at the head of a meat processing company. Nicknamed ‘Bernard the Butcher’, Guasch has been integral for the Dragons in recent seasons with the Frenchman ploughing extra finances – and his own private jet – into the club to help them compete in Super League in 2020. Guasch finally saw rewards for his investment when the Dragons lifted the Challenge Cup in 2018.

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