: > Hasler as in Dessie? Years ago I saw a
: I had visions of you suffering a heart attack or something, and with your
: last brave effort managing to just click the 'Send' button. Then I noticed
: that you'd carried on below. Thank goodness.
I'm getting slack at cutting things I'm not replying to. I feel this is
part of my duties since I just bollocked a student for doing that last
week on the departmental mailing lists and people in authority should be
I haven't told anyone off this week, not for that at any rate, so I'll be
trigger happy with this one.
: Yes Dessie, finally allowed
: to be put out to grass by those *** Wests people who shouldn't have
: expected him to run around at his age. By the way, did you know that Des
: Hasler was the subject of a book by that other famous Manly supporter,
: Thomas Kennealy.
I should have heard of him. In fact I have heard of him but I can't
remember why. Is he a novelist by any chance?
: > So, plan:
: > 1) Get shut of relegation
: > 2) Introduce mandatory partnerships with feeder clubs - the Super League
: > (the top British competition, not the organisation - the phrases 'ARL'
: > and 'must run the game' are in my kill file) is the most important
: > competition
: I don't think people have a problem with how News has organized its
: involvement with League in places such as UK. But I don't know, maybe they
I said that because people have jumped up and down recently at the
mention of Super League thinking the British poster has meant News Ltd
rather than the top division of British RL.
: If you use that kill file you won't see much discussion re. the
: AR(ugby)L in the next few weeks.
The 'and' is a logical one rather than a grammatical one even though I
didn't capitalise it. Stuff only gets chopped if both phrases are in
there. Interesting though these discussions are, they only remain so when
they remain discussions rather than slanging matches between ARL and SL
: By the way, if you use those words in
: one of your posts, does it mean that you don't see your own post, and all
: replies quoting what you've typed are also killed?
Err, yeah it will do. I do see my posts but I don't see the replies. Not
unless someone like you with half a brain does what you've done a few
lines up there in any case. :^)
: In other words, has
: this post been killed so that you never see it?
: If so, maybe I should take the opportunity to really say what I think of you ..
You can do that any way mate, I'm not proud. :^)
: > : How do you find out these things? Anyway, thanks for the interesting reply.
: > That came from a reply I got from Brian Smith once when he was coach at
: > Bradford and I was motivated enough to tell other people my opinion. No
: > figures so I can't confirm it but he seemed quite scathing about it. I'm
: > still unsure whether he meant with professional UK clubs or with all
: > clubs. One of the reasons he ***ed off I suspect, far more of an
: > incentive than whopping great piles of cash from Parra anyway. :^)
: > Right, rant over. I'll let you get on with your coffee.
: It was well set up for Smith at Parra, as they had a lot of very good
: players who hadn't really performed well as a team in their first season
: together. So I think a big improvement was bound to be seen in any case.
: How much of it is down to Smith I don't know. I've decided to claim that
: he can't take any credit for it, as he's said some uncomplimentary things
: about Manly on the radio.
You can't like very many people then.
What is it with Australians and Brian Smith? Hardly anyone seems to like
the bloke over there. Is there some sort of deal where he has to have
coached your side before he goes from 'arrogant' to 'eloquent'?
: Right, I'm off for that coffee.
I'm off down the pub before the beer gets cold. It's the First Year's
Christmas Pub Crawl tonight so I'm going to try exchange good grades for
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