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Leeds Pix 29-3-09

Leggs Elev...Eight

By woll
March 30 2009

Of course it all started going pear shaped when instead of snow, Headingley was bathed in sunshine! But the Pirates are an adaptable bunch and indulged in a little grass rustling as a distraction to more important matters....


 Tom senses something is amiss, totally oblivious to the fact that Rhodders has nicked his ball

 Meanwhile around the back the minibuses are being filled as quickly as possible with grass from a local cricket pitch for transportation back to Cornwall

 Groundstaff react quickly upon discovery of the misssing turf and cordon off sections of the rugby pitch to deter further violation

 Mr Roberts of Radio 2's Wogan Show fame (as per mention at just before 9am Monday 30th) is embarrassed to be reminded by Rainsey that the clocks went forward for BST this weekend after all

 "Simple mistake Llyr, never mind. Now if you'd like to come this way and tell the nice policeman what you know about some missing grass..."

 He has got to go...

 Spotting a chance to endear themselves with local fans, the Pirates duly oblige

 With that local 'difficulty' dealt with, some geezer who says he played for England once or twice supervises a quick fix for the neighbouring cricket field

 "Oh thanks a bunch!", thinks the solitary work experience lad when he realises he has to do it all by himself.

 Relentless questioning by a young local lass about supporting the Pirates since before Decimalisation finally gets to Stalwart as he ponders prodding the child with his stick to make her go away

 The PA announcer accidently swallows his microphone as something from the Press Room catches his eye

 The delivery of a batch of hot pork pies sparks a heated exchange between a couple of reproabate photographers leading to telephoto lens' at close quarters

 Visiting 'Door Men' move in to break up the fracas

 PA Man's supervisor shows little concern as the offending article is coughed back up as discreetly as possible; more concerned is she that this weeks Fancy Dress Comp passes off without the usual controversy

 The signs aren't promising as Nora and her mates look a bit too sure of their chances as they strut in

 The local mob urged on by the infectious beat of the drummer show their approval of the winners elect

 Basking in their glory cuts little ice with ZZ Top's lead guitarist who cooly ignores all the attention behind his back

 A steward looks on in awe as Jan sprints out before the contents of his leaky bag drain out leaving nothing for his charges to sip on.

 Iva nearly forgets protocol but remembers in time to leave a seat for Jan. Passers by frown at such a faux pas

 The main show begins and yet somehow this is a pale imitation of beach volleyball that the ladies play in the Olympics

 Both sides quickly realise this and before long the finger pointing begins

 Still shaken by his interview, Llyr decides the best thing to do is home in on the biggest guys but thinks twice about grabbing Ben's lapels when he realises he won't be able to lift him off the ground. The others mill around hoping he doesn't turn on them instead

 Mikey; fear etched in his face, accepts his fate, and prepares to meet the Fancy Dress Comp winners for a slap up meal at Chippie

 At half time and time to check that the roll up pitch is holding out OK as it is about to be really tested..

 ....Wensleydale RFC display their real allegiance towards Kernow before doing battle with those upstarts from Skipton

 The Fuhrer looks on with a pensive Mr Key worried that their master plan could be undermined

 As long as No 8 Oakley doesn't strike the ball they should be OK thinks Ed

 It matters not as the Pirates crack Snatch Team go through one final practice session for the main objective

 With Stevie pretending to unveil this Seasons' Must-Have gentlemans head wear, the ideal decoy has been achieved

 A secondary diversion is also clinically executed as Penrose the Pasty appears to be being held hostage

 With SAS-like precision, Ady and Rob grab Alberto and bundle him off before anyone notices

 A Ball Boy is the first to realise the Fly Half's abduction and raises the alarm in the time honoured fashion by dropping his guts. Challenger can only bung up the nostrils after his earlier lynching

 The Green Team though are on the ball and eye up suspects as they amble off the pitch

 Happily Berti is found safe and well under a pile of turf in a van and thanks his rescuers live on air

 Much to Mark C's relief in the bar afterwards who rather rashly offers drinks all round. Yorkshire born ears prick up on hearing this and before long the Government is being approached about Britain's latest toxic debt!

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Discussion started by Unofficial Pirates , 31/03/2009 00:04
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31/03/2009 14:48
Enjoyed the sense of humour by your fans and the pics

31/03/2009 18:08
Great sense of humour, I'm glad you like the mascott as much as we do, I dont like to see him sitting that close to any child!
And thanks to you, I now know who mark c is despite the fact we've been talking to each other for what seams years!

31/03/2009 18:46
Cheers Woll!!


31/03/2009 18:55
Bran: A good SOH has been essential of late and glad to be of service re: Mascot. Cottoned on to that particular dislike your way earlier on your forum, and bore it mind for this visit.(Sm100) You'd better now intro yourself properly to Mark who's a top fella!

If you're going through hell...keep going

31/03/2009 19:00
Truly representative of the atmosphere from both sets of fans.(unlike the previous week!)Thanks for the laughs.

31/03/2009 19:33
Woll, you need to send a copy of that crooked scrummage feed to anyone who might be interested - Refs societies etc etc. Not having a go at Leeds but its a brilliant illustration of where our game is going if the Aussies have their way

Down the Line!
31/03/2009 20:31
Great photos and captions - thanks!

(PS: As a YCCC fan may I respectfully ask for us grass back now, Our Geoffrey will be most upset...)

31/03/2009 20:36
Great photos thanks Woll & sorry we could not rustle up a snowstorm like on your last visit to HC.

31/03/2009 20:41
HV: This subject deserves a whole thread in it's own right as it is surely a relatively easy thing to spot when 2 officials at least have a view? Although it wouldn't have changed things we were pinged for just this on Sundee wonder Brett and Co were getting a little hot under the collar as the second half wore on. Consistency isn't too much to ask is it?

But it's not just the officials who can change things, coaches and players too can alter the trend overnight if the willpower is there!

If you're going through hell...keep going

31/03/2009 20:48
Wildwillie: Not your fault. Each time I've been to Yorkshire this season it's been sunny on all four occasions thumbs down

DTL: Yeah you can have the grass back now as we haven't got anywhere new to put it...yet(Sm100)

Boudicea: Always a pleasure never a chore(Sm150)

If you're going through hell...keep going

01/04/2009 07:32
Very good pics and commentary. Thanks for brightening up my morning! smiling smiley

Suffering on the Leeds and Yorkshire roller-coaster since 2001

01/04/2009 07:51
it needs a campaign Save Our Scrums! Remember Brian Moore's article folowing the Daniel James tragedy - the crooked feed is making the scrum more dangerous as all the defending side can do is hit hard and drive. The basic skill of hooking becomes redundant and all thats left is an uncontested restart and one of the great basics of our game is lost.
Seriously what about it. Use your photo and start writing to people?

01/04/2009 12:47
Will look into it asap HV. Jnr being a hooker is always keen to contest where he can, hates it when he can't(Sm122)

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