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04-20-2012, 05:17 PM
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But you have my point wrong.
It's the people in the communities that get things done and force things to be built.
Council is elected and will do what citizens demand.
If folk donate money and time it may take years but will happen,
Council reacts to citizen demands not initiates.
You don't know English councils plus in the current economic climate nobody is going to be donating any money

"We want better schools" - council digs up roads
"We want more sports facilities" - council digs up roads
"We want a park" - council digs up roads

You get the point.

In Swindon, along with digging up roads our council wasted 250k on this gem:



It got vandalised after only 48 hours.


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I was pretty surprised to see Greg Chambers was on the same side as one of the Staal brothers OHL teams.....and got far more points then him!!!!

Why he didnt bother/didnt get drafted is insane.
Greg Chambers was 2 years older than Eric Staal at the time. Staal also had way more points than Chambers when Chambers was a CHL overager.

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Ukraine are currently 1-0 up on Japan. End of the 1st

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If Ukraine loses in regulation we are safe regardless of the result against Hungary

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Japan have had three shots all game. Ukraine playing well - I would've had Japan to win before hand

1-0 Ukraine still after 2.

1-1 early in the third. Ryo Tanaka.


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It's a chicken or egg argument.
If there's interest facilities will be built. If you build them interest will grow.
As 99 likes to say it's a cultural thing.

Apologies if this comes across as an "in Canada" thing not my intent trying to show what communities can do if they have a mind to.
Unfortunately it is a cultural thing. Winter sports in the UK have verry little interest in the gen pop, ice hockey even less then that.

When most local councils are struggaling to keep schools and hospitals afloat, the last thing they are going to invest in is an ice rink.

When it comes down to it, hockey in your country will always prioritise certain things, ice hockey is such a bread a butter part of Canadian culture it will live quite possibly forever.

Over here we are competeing with so many other sports, yes local communities can do great things, but they are much more likely to group together to build a cricket green, or a football/rugby field...etc etc etc.

I'd wager over any given weekend, there could be what...20/30/40 thousand people going out regularly to watch some form of hockey. And thats in a country of nearly 60 million. The Maple Leafs will beat that alone in one game, and thats not even counting all the other hockey in Canada and your population is about 38 million. Its not very accurate facts but that shows you the difference we face.

Ultimately ice hockey will probably always be an underground sport in the UK, where as in Canada it is 'the' sport.

Like I said before it will only take some buisness men like Nike etc to go out there and build facilities and promote the sport, but they'd have to do it out of their own pocket with no hope of any return.

There are more systemic problems in the sport over here that need to be sorted before any more plans for new rinks are done. Lets walk properly all together rather then have some sprinting and some crawling.

One all encompasing UK governing body.

Without that, hockey over here cannot grow.

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Anyone have a workable link for these games today?

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Anyone have a workable link for these games today?
Japan - Ukraine http://allsport-live.ru/eng/tv.php?channel=46674 Now into penalty shots

GB - Hungary http://allsport-live.ru/eng/tv.php?channel=46675 (when it starts)

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Come on Japan!

1-0 Japan - Kuji

Ukraine miss!

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Japan - Ukraine http://allsport-live.ru/eng/tv.php?channel=46674 Now into penalty shots

GB - Hungary http://allsport-live.ru/eng/tv.php?channel=46675 (when it starts)
Beauty. Thanks!
This Japan/Ukraine stream is really clear

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Japan miss their second penalty shot as do Ukraine. Surprised there's video's for these games.

If Japan score here they win. Tanaka missed.

Ukraine tie it up on the third shot

Then proceed to take the lead on the fourth.

Dangles by Kuji!! 2-2 on the 4th.

3-2 Ukraine. These goalies could be in the Pitt-Phi series

Ukraine wins meaning we have to beat Hungary.- Or get a point?

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Japan miss their second penalty shot as do Ukraine. Surprised there's video's for these games.

If Japan score here they win. Tanaka missed.

Ukraine tie it up on the third shot

Then proceed to take the lead on the fourth.

Dangles by Kuji!! 2-2 on the 4th.

3-2 Ukraine. These goalies could be in the Pitt-Phi series

Ukraine wins meaning we have to beat Hungary.
No we don't, we can lose in OT, we will win the tie breaker against Ukraine since both teams would be on 3 points

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Wow. Well that makes this game interesting...

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Was so annoying as Japan had a chance to win it on the 3rd shot. Ah well, time to do our bit. Go GB!

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So does it take a while for the stream to get up? I can't read Russian or whatever this site is in lol

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Link I posted earlier isn't working, found this http://viptv.ucoz.hu/c/tv2.html

What do you know about Janos Hari? 19 years old plays for Modo and played in the Q last season.

Stupid, stupid penalty by Neilson, he's injured the Hungary player too


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Watching it muted with the football on. Go GB!

Is that stream lagging for anyone else?

2-1 Hungary.

Neilson with a stupid play. Pushed someone head first into the boards. Game for him.


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5+game for Neilson

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I wanna watch that replay 100 more times but from what I saw the guy went down and didn't even put his hands up to protect himself as he went down. Is he retarded or just trying to draw a major penalty?

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Huge kill there. That didn't go in.

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Good kill, wasn't expecting us to survive that major. I **** my pants then I thought that went in

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Correct call thank god. Think my stream might be behind though.

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Who scored our second?

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2-2 on the PP.

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Who scored our second?
Dowd from D.Phillips and Shields

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