Cheers for the scoop!
Keep it up.
Moses to England? Gee how much money would we have to play with if that happened?
Next year is starting to look a little more exciting.
Now to offload Morris
In the past we had people have all out wars with each other over down-voting
You will survive if you run out of your daily quota
It’s not the virus that’s scary, it’s the economic and social impact that is.
Agree and disagree. Had a family member overseas who was positive and had to be admitted for shortness of breath. It seems that he’ll be OK now but the virus is definitely going to have an impact on the “at risk” population. There is absolutely no way that the health system copes if we think about the economic impact.
In the countries mentioned before, lockdown should continue until a vaccine is ready
Sorry, I should qualify that that was a comment entirely about my own healthy situation, not others in the community who may have other health issues and face a greater risk
Just reporting in from London.
Sorry for being quiet posting and stuff… it’s been strange times here.
We are about to head back into lockdown 2. While I’ve no doubt that it will not be as bad as the last one, it’s still a daunting month ahead.
Last week a friend up in Manchester tested positive (she’s now fine and back at work), then my old housemate (he’s fine too) and just today my rugby club’s team captain got a positive result.
Again, they are all fine, but it’s amazing seeing how quickly it moves.
I won’t lie, I’ve looked at flights back home but there isn’t anything available; I probably wouldn’t take a flight as I’m fine, but I see why other people would. It’s not the virus that’s scary, it’s the economic and social impact that is.
Every one of us remembers where we where when it was confirmed that benji would be making his debut. I was in year 10 at high school.
I supported a team that was very poor.
17 years later the game has long since changed, benji did the most changing!. He inspired, he excited, he enraged and he empowered.
I don’t have anything powerful or influencual that could make people make decisions. But what I do have is a website that I started in 2004, in a dark time when we - as a club - had nothing. But Benji changed everything.
I don’t need to post about how benji changed rugby league. What I want to tell you is how he changed me. He gave me confidence, he gave me inspiration. I wanted to “be benji” when I played rugby.
The hardest things I’ve ever had to do was come out to my parents. Going to Leichhardt to cheer on Benji and the boys was something that helped me and my parents bond. Benji was the “thing” that helped us relate and bond.
Benji changed us, he changed US as a whole. Every one of us suddenly had faith in the crap clubs that we followed. Now we had a chance…
That’s my story but We know there are so many more. Stories about young girls and boys doing sidesteps or people cheering loudly on the sideline, our stories are all different but Benji remains a constant.
He’s time is too soon and it’s not yet!
It is not right that someone who changed the game so much is left adrift like this.
If you want him to play again, let him.
If he is going to play again, it should only EVER be in a WESTS TIGERS jersey. No other, nothing else.
I encourage you all to tweet, post and email as much as you can to keep Benji, to keep our hero, to keep the person who we love.