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London Broncos
at 22:58 15 Sep 2019

Despite his sloping forehead Brough has always been a quality player. His legs have gone now though, so we will probably see him drop down into the Championship and do a really good job for a part-time club for a good few years yet.

Roosters? Never heard of them...
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London Broncos
at 11:10 14 Sep 2019

A couple of things went against us, but there can be no real complaints - Wakefield were the better team. Their forwards were continually rolling downfield and that gave Brough the time and space to kick us to death off the back of it.

Broncos tried hard from first to last but made a couple of silly decisions (e.g. Morgan not passing to Dixon when he was through) and in truth we never really looked like winning it. A long old journey there and back on a Friday night, but a cracking turn out of Broncos fans - must have been 400 up there.

A real shame to finish bottom, but in all honesty none of us thought we'd win 10 games, and the way the coach and players have conducted themselves throughout has been first class. We're losing a good number of players now, but we're keeping a few, have already signed a couple of good ones, and some of our younger lads are a year older, a year bigger and have a little bit of SL experience. Next year should be a good one back in the Championship.
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London Broncos
at 01:08 7 Sep 2019

Great to see Rob Butler (another young Londoner coming off the production line) really giving it to Joel Tomkins - a man beaten in the grub stakes only by his brother Sam.

What a set up for the final weekend though - 4 teams on the same points, all capable of securing their own future, all staring at relegation. A trip to Wakefield beckons, should be fun.
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London Broncos
at 20:56 1 Sep 2019

It's not over yet! Although it does look like we'll be relegated.

At half-time I was wondering how it was possibly an 18 point game, and at full time how it was a 26 point one. But that's rugby league for you, especially the blow out at the end once London were a man down and Leeds ran in a couple of tries to widen the gap.

The penalty to Leeds on 65 minutes was a mistake, Hicks said the ball went forward off Abdull's arm but it was quite clearly his thigh. To then follow it up with a penalty for dissent was ludicrous - smacked of the ref attempting to assert himself after his own recent controversies. Bet he wouldn't have done it against O'Loughlin, Tomkins or some other gobshite, but it's easy to act tough against the smallest, weakest club in the league.

It's do or die against Hull KR on Friday.
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London Broncos
at 13:49 22 Jul 2019

Up The Broncos!

God knows who's going to be relegated this season. It's great fun though.
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Stadium Bit more info
at 13:12 3 Jul 2019

I do think, and have all along, that what the council really want is some kind of land swap - Loftus Rd (which they can build flats on) in exchange for Linford Christie (which they can't).

QPR, on the other hand, want a long-term lease at Linford Christie (similar to Warren Farm) and to use the proceeds of selling Loftus Rd towards building the new stadium.
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Stadium Bit more info
at 13:07 3 Jul 2019

It really depends how it's done. For example, the Florida Panthers (NHL ice hockey club) play in an arena built and owned by the local authority - and the club loses millions of dollars every year. The club's owner, however, has a licence to operate the arena through another company he owns - and that makes more money than the hockey club loses. So, taken in the round, the club makes enough to maintain its position. That's fairly common in North America.

Likewise, if QPR, or a subsidiary of QPR, had the rights to operate a council-owned stadium then the money from other events would come our way.

Not saying it's my preferred option but it all depends on the terms of the deal.
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London Broncos
at 11:05 28 Jun 2019

It would be funny as hell for Leeds to be relegated, for many fans at least, but Robert Elstone and the accountants around the league wouldn't be laughing. Whatever happens though that club has a huge rebuilding job to do and they don't look like they have the personnel in place capable of handling it.

I've given up betting on results this season, too many wildly inconsistent teams.
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London Broncos
at 10:15 28 Jun 2019

To be honest I thought a Rovers victory was the more likely outcome - you can never trust FC's form to last. Still a disappointing result from London's perspective though.

But how are Leeds going to feel if Matt Parcell saves Rovers at their expense? Might be an interesting post-season debrief.
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London Broncos
at 00:00 21 Jun 2019

Thursday night for any team in any sport is awful, but for us it's just ridiculous. We don't have a big fanbase anyway, we all know that, but I know of season ticket holders who travel in from places like Southend and Portsmouth - moving a game to Thursday is a killer for them. Hell, even getting across London after work can be a shit show.

That said, what a night! A great performance, from a team that is really growing into this league. It's like they've looked at the other teams and decided they've got nothing to fear from anyone. You've got to love that attitude.
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London Broncos
at 13:33 11 Jun 2019

Missed that game on Sunday! Bloody family, always getting in the way.

If anyone's interested for the very, very big game v Hull KR on Thursday 20th (thanks for moving it Sky, w*nkers) the club are running an offer - buy a £25 ticket in advance and get 3 beer vouchers. You can't beat that!
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Eze
at 18:47 4 Jun 2019

Losing 3-1 at half-time.

The English GK wants shooting. The first goal was the sort of thing you'd be embarrassed by if you were a 10 year old playing his first ever game in goal, in his first ever game of football.

And there are some right greedy kids in that team, particularly in attack. Eze looks more accomplished - knows when to lay it off and when to keep it - by comparison.
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You are Forced to Emigrate.....
at 00:02 15 May 2019

Toronto - Maple Leafs

Sydney - Souths
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Loftus road naming rights
at 23:50 17 Apr 2019

On the surface of it I like this idea. It could do some real good for a local charity. But the cynic in me wonders if this is being done to get us used to calling it something other than Loftus Rd, to soften us up for a stadium sponsorship 2 or 3 years done the line. It's what Barcelona did when introducing shirt sponsorship.

Very cynical, I know.
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Sex and Gender Classification in Sport Research
at 18:31 17 Apr 2019

A brilliant piece that I would encourage people to read

https://www.feministcurrent.com/2019/01/18/meghan-murphy-on-gender-identity-and-
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Sex and Gender Classification in Sport Research
at 18:16 17 Apr 2019

Because I don't want men in women's spaces?
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Sex and Gender Classification in Sport Research
at 17:29 17 Apr 2019

Your comprehension skills are really poor
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Sex and Gender Classification in Sport Research
at 16:50 17 Apr 2019

They're not directed at all transgender people at all. It is a mental health condition that needs the same care and attention as any other illness. People with body dysmorphia deserve our care and respect.

But anyone who thinks unscrupulous men won't take advantage of these situations needs to re-assess. The examples I gave before have already happened. It's what nasty people do. I don't think women should be the ones to bear the brunt of it.
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Sex and Gender Classification in Sport Research
at 14:58 17 Apr 2019

No, they genuinely believe they were born in the wrong body, but believing something doesn't mean it is true. The question is - what was born in the wrong body? Your soul, your consciousness? I mean, that's just nonsense. It becomes a religious view rather than a scientific one.

Body dysmorphia is a serious mental health condition and should be respected in exactly the same way as any other. If a man, for example, wants to live as a woman in order to satisfy his mental health condition, then fine, he's not doing anyone any harm. But if he demands that the rest of society recognise him as a woman then that becomes a problem. Why should biological males be allowed to use female changing rooms alongside women and young girls? Why should a male sex-offender be sent to a women's prison alongside some of our most vulnerable women and be free to take advantage of that? Why should a man be able to enter women's sports when he enjoys a massive physical advantage?

Why is it always women that lose out in these scenarios? Just recently a rape crisis centre in Vancouver lost its funding because it refused to admit men. Yes, I know men do get raped, but there are other facilities they can attend. Why should women not be allowed a venue that they can attend, having suffered such an horrific ordeal, without fear of men being there?

It is always women that lose out - the Trans Rights Activists don't recognise this but their behaviour is a classic demonstration of male privilege.
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Sex and Gender Classification in Sport Research
at 10:13 17 Apr 2019

Actually, intersex people have been especially vocal at being used by Trans Rights Activists as some kind of pawn in this battle. Intersex is a very rare medical condition and it is nothing like claiming that you were born in the wrong body and would like to pretend you are something else.
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