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Craig Bellamy has provided extraordinary leadership as coach for Melbourne Storm.
His commitment to the players and the club has been the benchmark coach in the NRL for 10 years. He is held in the highest regard by the fans the club and his peers.
We as fans wish he will stay as our coach
The Parramatta Board and coach need to go. Enough is enough.
The board has been making bad decisions for years now, and is tearing apart our club.
Parramatta have lost their way on the footy field and its time for the fans to take over.
Mary is the most qualified CEO in waiting and is now needed to take over the club to return it to its former glory.
We as rugby league supporters want you to show the Aus v NZ rugby league test match LIVE on Friday 20th April 2012 on any one of the free to air channels 9 GEM or Go.
As anybody from the health or wellness industry knows, the best medicine is prevention.
That typically takes on the form of diet and exercise. To that end, there are many dietary type items that HSA and FSA’s can be used for.
Why not using it for exercise as well?
Rugby league and rugby union are currently battling it out in a downward spiral of falling popularity, relentless tales of off field barbarism and vulgarity, scarcity of financial resources and a shrinking base of on-field talent.
The two codes are also beleaguered by inherent flaws, which detract from them as spectacles in an ever increasingly competitive sporting market.
Ironically, many of these flaws, such as scrums in Rugby League and constant kicking in Rugby Union, are unique to each code. However, attempting to rectify these flaws would require the game’s administrators to make rule changes which would bring the codes closer together.
The separation of Rugby League and Rugby Union represent a 110 year old pay dispute.
The source of this dispute is long gone. Both codes are now fully professional at their elite levels and are paid large sums from the same source in Foxtel.
Of course, it would be difficult to come upon an agreed set of rules for the game, as well as the acceptance by other countries. But change is difficult to accept.
Sometimes it just has to occur.
A combining of the codes would assist the following problems for Rugby League;
* lack of international appeal and meaningful international fixtures
* risk in expansion within Australia
* it’s lack of professional media presentation
* need for a more revitalised and more entertaining style of play
Benefits for Rugby Union in its present form would be;
* domestic club rugby would be re-born using a revamped NRL structure as the base
* large expansion of junior territory and resources
* improved pool of players at international level
* a more revitalised and entertaining style of play
Vice Chairman of the BML, Ian Roberts has predicted the outcome of a national referendum to determine if the British public support the British monarchy.
"Republicans would be thoroughly defeated if a referendum were to be held on this matter".
We feel it is time to stop predicting what an entire nation thinks and back our call to see whether this prediction is right... or not.
- EDL are an anti-islamic organisation, established in 2009 and have had several demonstrations leading to violence.
- UAF have always held a counter demonstration (Derby, Birmingham etc), which has lead to more violence and the Muslim youth being arrested and branded ‘violent’.
- The Bedfordshire police on this occasion have not written to the Home office demanding a ban on the protest.
Race Drive Grid is a racing sim game developed by the team of gamers known as CodeMasters.(TM) The game was announced on April 17th, 2007 and was realesed on May 30th, 2008 to the USA and later dates for Europe and Australia. There are several modes of competition using various cars, including: GT races, open wheel races, demolition derbies, etc. There are also several tracks derived from different countries, including Japan, United States and European tracks such as Le Mans and Spa Francorchamps.
This video below shows the concept of racing of the game Race Driver Grid. It shows the true intensity,mental and physical concentration it takes to accomplish a game like this.
*NOTE* I take no actions for this video it was a example to show why Race Driver Grid Is Competitive.
My Views on this game shows in my opnion a very competitive game and to add it to CEVO (which is one of the biggest game league on the net to this day) would be interesting and give it a good vibe around this genre of game instead of directing full attention to FPS,MMO, and CO-OP in general.
What I am asking the gamers is to stand up and say "yes I would love to see Race Driver Grid in Cevo Because of its competitive purpose".
Thank you for your time and patience it has been much appreciated.
Race Driver Grid Must Me Noticed As A Competitive Game On Behalf Of The Gaming Net.
SIGN UP AND SEE IT IN CEVO.
The Football Match Between Manchester United And Chelsea is a big big match all the time but this season with just points in between the top 2, it counts more than ever that a referee or a linesman is accurate and fair.
Chelsea player Drogba scored a goal from which was clearly a off-side position and the linesman Simon Beck was clearly able to see this, and he has been penalised by being demoted to Championship duty.
But Why should a team also be penalised?
Manchester United in this case.
The Goal was offside and it should not count.
TO GET THE MESSAGE ACROSS TO THE PEOPLE OF THE NORTH EAST ABOUT THE ENGLISH DEFENCE LEAGUE AND WHAT WE STAND FOR, PEACEFULLY PROTESTING ABOUT SHARIA LAW AND MUSLIM EXTREMISTS WHO OPENLY PREACH HATE AGAINST US.
ALTHOUGH NEWCASTLE HASN'T A PROBLEM WITH MUSLIM EXTREMISM AS SUCH THE MESSAGE HAS TO GET ACROSS THAT IT'S MORE THAN LIKELY ON ITS WAY... HELP US HELP YOU AND KEEP OUR CITYS, TOWNS AND STREETS SAFE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND YOUR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN. NO SURRENDER TO AL QEADA.
Central Queensland is the missing link for the NRL in the rugby league-mad state of Queensland. Economically strong and underpinned by the rich resource sector, CQ is true rugby league heartland and has produced a number of high profile players for Queensland and Australia, including former stars like Rod Reddy (Rockhampton), Dale Shearer (Sarina), Matt Sing (Dysart), Jason Hetherington (Baralaba), Gary Larson (Miriam Vale), Martin Bella (Sarina), Alan McIndoe (Emerald), Travis Norton (Moranbah) and Steve Bell (Emerald).
The region has also churned out current NRL stars such as Wendell Sailor (Sarina), Rhys Wesser (Rockhampton), Dave Taylor (Blackwater), Neville Costigan (Mackay) and Antonio Kaufusi (Bundaberg), as well as the inaugural Toyota Cup player of the year, Ben Hunt (Dingo). The people of CQ are also known for their fanatical support of rugby league and, like the people of North Queensland, often drive for hours on end to attend NRL games.
For those people living in the city of Rockhampton, it’s a seven hour drive to Brisbane to watch the Broncos or eight hours north to Townsville to watch the Cowboys. Today, there is a growing population of about 450,000 people residing within a 300-kilometre radius of Rockhampton and the region also boasts a strong junior league catchment of around 6,500 players, from Bundaberg in the south to Mackay in the north. In 2009, St Brendan’s College, Yeppoon, won the coveted Confraternity Shield competition, thus reaffirming its place as one of the greatest league nurseries north of the Tweed River.
Providing a suitable stadium is constructed in the regional capital of Rockhampton, CQ has the capacity to sustain a strong NRL team in its own backyard and give the NRL a much-needed greater presence in the Sunshine State where league is the premier code.
THE National Basketball League faces a television black-out by pay television partner Fox Sports after losing both the Sydney Kings and Brisbane Bullets to financial problems.
Similarly Hummer, a division of General Motors, is reviewing its position as the league's naming-rights sponsor with the NBL now reduced to just 11 teams, and with West Sydney's shift to Penrith, has no major presence in the harbour city.
A spokesman for Premier Media Group chief executive David Malone said the network was awaiting a new season schedule of matches before any final decision was made on broadcasting matches next season.
Harmison is looking to the Henderson Report, a commercial review due to be presented to the NBL to provide some guidance on how to avoid more teams falling over.
"What I expect to come out of the investigation is to have criteria set in place that will allow the teams to be a fighting chance of breaking even or turning a profit," he said.
"Whether you call it a franchising agreement or a licensing agreement, we need to develop a set of criteria that is going to stop the boom-and-bust cycle we've had over the last 30 years.
"Our sport has seen a number of teams come and go, be successful for a couple of years and then fall over.
"Whether it's due to mismanagement, or under-management or a lack of resources, we need to get to a stage where we don't have that any more.
Harmison is working on a revised draw which is to be released at the end of this month.
"But it's a fact of life and we've got to live with it. The teams that are remaining in the league are strong. They're going to play some great basketball."
Harmison said the NBL had held high hopes for both the proposed ownership groups for the Kings, but ultimately when it came to crunch time, both failed to produce the necessary backing to proceed.
"The league did make a last-ditch attempt when it became apparent that both bids were faltering to bring the two groups together, but those efforts have been in vain."
"It's a sad day for Sydney basketball fans that's for sure, but at the end of the day the two bids didn't stack up financially."
"What we needed from the group that remained at the end of the day was a financial or bank guarantee and that wasn't forthcoming."
The Kings had their licence revoked last month after failing to meet overdue player payments while Brisbane owner Eddy Groves handed in the Bullets' licence after running into financial difficulty and failing to find another backer.
With the NRL Executive Committee looking to make an official decision on expansion plans as early as next year (2010), there needs to be a strong and significant campaign continuing to promote Western Australia as a viable and necessary option.
The NRL claims to be a national competition, yet has a high saturation of its teams residing in New South Wales and Queensland (... and one team in isolation within Victoria, ACT, and NZ). This competition, at present, is not a national competition, but rather an Eastern States corporation.
For a long time, Western Australia has been a strong support for many sporting competitions. The Western Force have the largest membership base within the Super 14 (rugby union) competition. The Fremantle Dockers and West Coast Eagles have two of the largest membership bases in the AFL. All three clubs are amongst the richest (financially) in their respective competitions. This is a significant point the NRL needs to recognise.
Additionally, Western Australia has the support base for rugby league, it has the infrastructure (grounds), it has a solid community development focus (amongst its local competition), and has historically held a franchise in the past; and is more than capable of operating one again.
Presently, the National Rugby League has suggested an expansion into the "central coast" region. Another eastern states franchise, in an already saturated market. This will only further cannibalise fans and supporters from existing clubs over in the Eastern States, and is a nonsensical approach to solving the competitions market coverage and financial short-falls.
It's time the rest of the country becomes involved in the game. It's time other states and territories are considered. It's time for the NRL to become a truly national competition as it's namesake suggests. It's time for the NRL to compete with it's main competition (the AFL) on the national stage.
Leeds United FC are once again this year vying for a position to move up a division. Leeds currently play in the Coca Cola League 1 and are in the playoffs to move up to the Coca Cola Championship, a league in which Fox Sports already broadcast certain games through the Sky Sports (UK) feed.
Fox Sports have secured the rights for these playoffs but, currently, will not be showing the LEAGUE ONE games (which includes the dismissal of the mighty Leeds United). Leeds are widely supported in Australia and these playoff games would gain a MUCH bigger audience then the Championship games. Last year their highest audience in the playoffs was Leeds United vs Doncaster Rovers - even though this was delayed by an hour!!!!!!!!
Just to take a step back...Leeds United is a massively popular football club in Australia and all around the World and even though they currently play 3rd tier football, they are still arguably among the top 10 most popular football clubs from England and definitely one of the most popular clubs within Australia.
Australia has had a massive connection to Leeds United in the past, with Australian Players such as Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka, Paul Okon, Jacob Burns and Tony Dorigo, who all played for the club. They also have current Socceroo Neil Kilkenny playing for them at the moment who represented Australia at the 2008 Olympic games.
This time last year, Leeds United fans from all around Australia, swarmed to show their support for the club they love as they were in the same position as they are now. Unfortunately Leeds were unsuccessful in the play-off campaign. As Fox Sports are aware, alot of fans last year emailed Fox Sports to demand these matches be shown. To their credit, they did show the Play-off Final, even though it was delayed by 1 hour. As mentioned above, this game got a larger audience than ALL other playoff games from the Championship. Fox Sports have already said that if enough interest is shown then they may reconsider the matter!!! I think last year that we proved it was viable for these League One playoff matches (especially Leeds) to be shown in Australia, LIVE and DIRECT on Fox Sports. I am sure, it would be in the best interests of all Leeds United Fans and Football fans in general and yourselves as an entity for these matches to be shown Live and Direct.
It's a proven fact that these games broadcast live would be a big hit for Fox Sports and their customers will no doubt continue supporting them if they support us...
Im certain that when Leeds go up to the Championship, more Leeds United fans will be jumping on the Foxtel bandwagon, to watch the mighty Whites next year.
Donnelly-Cliftonville, or more affectionaly known as just Donnelly, was a memeber of Irish League Supporters Forums (ILS).
He has been banned for posting up an unsuitable video about previous N.Irish politics, asking what song was on the video, and was banned FOR LIFE because of it.
Us, lovers, friends or supporters of Donnelly want him back.
I am Trinidadian but I know a foul ball when I see one.
When this petition was written, Jericho Cross was nine years old when the Youth Baseball League said that he was banned from playing baseball. The truth was Jericho was an excellent pitcher whose only crime was choosing the team sponsored by Will Power Fitness over the defending team sponsored by one the YBL's administrators. Yes, the decision to ban Jericho from baseball is biased.
What kind of decision is this to ban an excellent player from a league like YBL? It is unjust, unfair and unbelieveable. Gifted players should be playing baseball with everyone else. Anyone who comes across this petition should sign up now and defend the child's right to play baseball.
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This is an official petition being present to the City Council of Medford, Oregon, and to the Commissioners of Jackson County, Oregon, in regards to the return of professional baseball to the Rogue Valley.
In 2000, the longtime fans and friends of the Southern Oregon Timberjacks baseball team were left heartbroken when THEIR team relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and were rechristened the Vancouver Canadians. Even more heartbreaking was when the historic Miles Field was ordered torn down by the city to make way for a new Wal-Mart SuperCenter.
Politics aside, the primary reason for this petition is the bring a new team to Medford in the form of a Golden Baseball League expansion team. In 2004, the same year that Miles Field was demolished, the league was founded and awarded teams to cities that lost Western League franchises such as Chico, California; Long Beach, California; and Yuma, Arizona; and later Reno, Nevada; and St. George, Utah. It has come to the attention of the author of this petition that Medford was on the list of possible GBL charter cities, but was unable to grant the city a team because of the lack of an appropriate stadium. Furthermore, a poll that was posted at the league website indicated that, among a list of possible cities to be awarded an expansion franchise with the league, 46% voted for Medford, Oregon, while other cities received less than 25% of the votes. That is proof that it's not only the residents and fans in Medford that want pro baseball back in the city, but fans elsewhere also believe that the city can benefit from having an independent team come in.
We are aware of the bylaws at Harry & David Field that prevent a professional team from playing at that ballpark, as was reported by the Medford Mail Tribune in April of 2004. While it can be debated for years, we feel that an alternative solution to resolve this issue is to build a new satdium in another part of Medford, or in nearby Central Point, that would accommodate ONLY a professional team. It would also accommodate a college team should either Southern Oregon University and/or Rogue Community College decide to start up a program. It will need public support, but we feel that the public would accept this alternative.
We know that this endeavor will take a good deal of support from the public, a proper group of investors and a good amount of money, but if you look into the benefits of the Golden Baseball League being in your city, you will know how everyone will benefit: the fans, the team, the players and just as important -- the community.
Should this franchise be allowed to set up operations in the city of Medford, our hope is that they can adopt the name, logo, colors, uniforms and history of the Southern Oregon Timberjacks that seemingly was left behind by the previous franchise that left for Canada and basically abandoned the legacy of the Timberjacks. The team is our identity and feel that it should live on with a new expansion team from the GBL.
We encourage you to go to the Golden Baseball League's official website at www.goldenbaseball.com and find out more about the league and the benefits that come from it. We believe that a good number of fans will attend games and the city and county CAN benefit from this league like they did with the old Northwest League team. This league is fan-friendly and community-supportive and continues to thrive since in 2004 inception. Please consider this petition and show your support for a new professional baseball team in the Rogue Valley!
Ross County, Dunfermline and Dundee have been expelled from the elite level of the SFA's Youth Football initiative league due to administrative errors.
None of the three clubs were allowed an appeal process or time to rectify the administrative error.
The NRL won't listen to the fans...they think the game is in a perfect state, when week in week out teams are getting robbed by shoddy refereeing decisions.
It is only worried about teams in Sydney when it is the NATIONAL Rugby League.
The current final 8 series is a joke, a mediocre team can scrape in and still make the finals.
It appears to be based more on marketing and revenue factors rather than reward for consistent effort in a season.
Quote from BBC Sport website follows;
"The Premier League is looking into the possibility of teams playing a 39th game in their season - abroad.
The one-off round of games could take place after the weekend of the third round of the FA Cup in January.
Several destinations - US, south-east Asia and Dubai - could be interested in staging Premier League games, such is the demand for English football around the globe.
The points won in these one-off games would count towards teams' end-of-season totals, meaning they could be the difference between winning and losing the title and staying up or suffering relegation."
Clearly this adds a potentially unfair and fundamentally wrong element to the main league concept of equality whereby each team plays each other twice (home & away).
There are so many other negative factors which I'm sure anyone with any common sense can see so I won't patronise you with a list of them, but have provided internet URL's of some relevant websites at the end of the description.
Below is a quote from Malcolm Clarke, co-chairman of the Football Supporters' Federation
"I challenge the Premier League to abandon this proposal if it turns out that the majority of supporters are opposed to it and that would be my confident prediction."
Let's help make it so; by signing this petition...
If you haven't already done so, or remain to be convinced, I'd urge you to visit the website listed above and some of the links from there for more info, opinion, & debate!!
On 7th February 2008 the 20 members of the Premier League agreed to explore the possibility of staging 20 games abroad each season from 2011 onwards.
Even at such an early stage, it has sickened many fans who see it as a money-making exercise while ignoring loyal fans who have been to every game for years yet couldn't afford a trip abroad.
The 39th game also makes the competition as a whole completely unfair.
Mark Courtney has had a lot of abuse is the last couple of years, and recently there has been several threads started on Irish League forums, these including ClubCaptain and Irish League Supporters.
Titles like 'Worst Ref of the Month' have been among those noted. Recent matches including Irish Premier League game Portadown vs Glentoran and Irish Cup game, Glentoran vs Lisburn Distillery, have been games I have really seen him at his worst.
This is not just a Glentoran issue, it's the whole Irish League, who disapprove this this referee, and his standard, from Linfield to Limavady.
We want him out, now! His performance in the Irish League games is not acceptable, with him turning a blind eye to blatant Red cards, and giving cards where not appropriate, his standard is not acceptable, in the Amateur Section A.
The advantages of summer football.
Warm Weather is so much better for spectators and players. It is much better to play and support in the sun and the dry , nicer than standing in gale force winds and lashing rain.
Light nights mean more midweek matches which are better supported. No more postponed matches due to waterlogged or frozen pitches. The pitches would be flat and have a better playing surface. Much better than playing in mud baths. Safer travelling for fans due to lighter evening.
The English game is killing Welsh soccer and when games in local soccer kick off on a Saturday in Wales , Sky TV is in the middle of showing a live game involving one of the big four.
Clubs qualifying for European football would be better prepared for their matches. Other European Countries have the advantage due to their season being in full swing while most of our players are away.
Our neighbours The Republic of Ireland have summer soccer so it should not be a problem for Wales to follow their blueprint.
We should start in March and finish in November - leaving the sleet, high winds, driving rain behind forever.
Finding places for training in the height of winter is difficult and expensive for clubs. Most teams would not consider training in the winter months when the weather is at its worst.
These are just a few advantages and reasons why soccer in Wales should be moved to the summer. If you agree with me, then please add our name to the petition. Also add a comment on why Wales should be a summer soccer country!
Don't forget to tell your friends! Copy / paste the petition to an email and alert all those who will be interested!
The last Rugby League game (Rugby League 2) is almost two years old. A sequel is not in development, nor is it planned.
We want HES to realise that there is a market for another Rugby League game, and that they should support our beautiful game.
Sidhe have done a fantastic job with the funding provided on the past two Rugby League games, and I think it is safe to say they are very popular.
Sidhe have said that they would be willing to make another game if the business terms were similar to them in the past.
Sick to death of clubs charging over the odds for ticket prices? Normal fans are being fleeced and priced out.
For instance birmingham are charging man united £45 for tickets in the away end yet they are charging bolton £15 for the same seats.
Clubs seem to think because the clubs are rich that the fans are rich. It's like me going to the cinema and paying a fiver and the guy next to me paid £1.00. Just not on and something needs to be done otherwise football will lose its identity.
The English Premier League has released a new anthem for the 2007/2008 season entitled "My Saturday Self" by musician Peter Lawlor.
You can hear a shortened version of the song on Peters MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/peterlawlor
Six years ago Leeds United reached the semi-finals of the Champion's League and finished forth in the Premiership.
Now they find themselves in the third flight of English football in financial turmoil.
After careful study, research, and consideration, many of the players in the local league have come to the conclusion that teams should be allowed to hit their own ASA approved softballs in league games.
Since 2004, participation has steadily decreased each season. We believe that has mainly become such because of the quality of equipment ASA has required for their sanction, particularly the game ball. Scores, batting averages, and the overall quality of the game itself has become such that individuals and teams have started going elsewhere to play their ball games.
Though, the ASA rules state we must used ASA approved bats, we feel as though the Recreation Department has not done an adequate job of properly maintaining the softballs and the quality of the product has not been satisfactory to many of the teams and players in the league. If allowed to hit the softball of our choosing, the teams will conceed to a home run limit, consisting of either 8 or 5 home runs per game.
For teams that are not as financially gainful as others, they would be allowed to purchase softballs directly from the Office of the Athletic Director. We feel this change is very necessary for the continue existance and prosperity of the league.