Carly Bond

January, 2012:

Rob Burrow (@Rob7Burrow)

I would just like to publicly congratulate the ‘Magnificent 7’, Rob Burrow for an amazing 10 years at Leeds Rhinos. It has been great to watch our little ‘Beep Beep’ improve and progress to the player he is today, accumulating in a fantastic performance in the Grand Final last October.

The try he scored was one that I could watch over & over again (and do!).

Watching his testimonial game against Featherstone Rovers last night & seeing his tweets on Twitter make me quite emotional. You can just see & hear the gratefulness in his voice, overwhelmed by the support he has received over the past 10 years.

Rob, from me to you, a massive THANK YOU! You have been my favourite player for the past 10 years following the great Alan Tait and I look forward to watching you for many more. I wish you all the luck in the world for your rugby career and onwards especially with Lindsey & Macy.

Not in the South Stand?

Next Friday sees the Testimonial of my favourite player, Rob Burrow, the 1st game of 2012 and a pre season friendly in build up to the new season. It feels like it’s been a long time coming, even though it’s only really been a couple of months.

It was announced yesterday that the South Stand at Headingley would be closed for maintenance. Seems a little mean on Rob that he’ll be playing in front of an empty stand, but I guess these things can’t be helped. My main concern is, I have never watched a Rugby League match from anywhere but the South Stand and this seems like a very weird prospect. I have watched Sevens and The Tykes but never The Rhinos, in 22 years.

I’m open to new things most of the time, but this…this seems different some how, this is a change in tradition.

This aside, I will not be letting this put me off, I guess it had to happen sometime, so lets embrace it. But now there’s a decision to make, West, Carnegie or North?

A year in blogging

Happy New Year.

2011 was my first stab at having my own website. Stories & comments from holidays, rugby league and a little bit of geeky stuff added in. WordPress kindly put together the following stats to show what people have been looking at & to be honest, I don’t think it’s too bad for a starting point.

I hope you’ll all continue to enjoy what I have to say over the next year.