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King George V Jubilee match[edit]

please drop a line re King George V Jubilee match — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:38, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

I now have a talk page re King George the v Jubilee match along with the press reports of this game baldymart — Preceding unsigned comment added by Baldymart (talkcontribs) 23:40, 12 January 2014 (UTC)


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Frank Boylen[edit]

I wondered whether you could help me with Frank Boylen? According to This Reference, "F. Boylen played for England as an amateur"; however, references such as ESPNscrum show no indication of a Boylen playing rugby union for England. I initially thought he may have played for an England amateur rugby league team (not that I know of one), but according to extracts from the tour programme for the 1910 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand in Tom Mather's book, 'The Best in the Northern Union', Boylen "...Played for England against France, Wales, Ireland and Scotland..." and there were no Ireland and Scotland national rugby league teams until the 1990s, and no France national rugby league team until the 1930s, so I'm assuming the tour programme must be referring to rugby union, but I can find no information about it, any ideas? Best Regards. DynamoDegsy (talk) 14:14, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Chick Jenkins[edit]

D'oh thanks for the insight on Frank Boylen, according to FreeBMD, it appears Frank's surname was spelled Boylan at birth, marriage, and at the birth of his children, but his death entry was spelled Boylen. While you're on-form, perhaps you could have look into Chic(k) Jenkins for me? According to the extract from the tour programme for the 1910 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand in Tom Mather's book, 'The Best in the Northern Union', Jenkins "...Made his name playing with Pontypool and can boast a record of 101 points scored in one season. County honours for Monmouthshire prior to signing for the Hull Northern Union club..." However, I can find no evidence of him on the Pontypool website, there's a John Jenkins in 1900, but he's described as a Back Row, not a Fullback/Centre. A previous reference has Chic(k) Jenkins as W. E. Jenkins, but rugbyleagueproject has him as T. E. Jenkins, also his nickname can be either 'Chic' or 'Chick', but I'm not sure to what Chic(k) means, he doesn't appear to be called Charles, but perhaps he kept chickens!!! Best Regards. DynamoDegsy (talk) 18:38, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for La Parisienne (Renoir painting)[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:01, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

King George V Jubilee match[edit]

If you are still looking for information on this game I have copies from the press cuttings along with a selection card. The team photograph on Frank Whitcombe's page os of the 'Rest' team that played against Wales. Please drop me a line if this is any interest to your good self, baldymart — Preceding unsigned comment added by Baldymart (talkcontribs) 21:03, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Would you like copies of the press reports from this game would you like them? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Baldymart (talkcontribs) 10:31, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Welsh White City Stadium[edit]

According to two international rugby league matches tookplace at Welsh White City Stadium in Cardiff; Wales' 15-39 defeat to England on Wednesday 14 November 1928, and Glamorgan/Monmouthshire XIII's 9-39 defeat to Australia on Wednesday 11 December 1929. Would you know which stadium Welsh White City Stadium is? Could it be Ely Racecourse, Maindy Centre, or Ninian Park, etc? Best Regards DynamoDegsy (talk) 16:09, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Niall Griffiths[edit]

Thanks for improving this article, it was desperately needing it.--MacRùsgail (talk) 16:20, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Ben Simons[edit]

Hi FruitMonkey, were you planning on expanding this article further and DYKing it, or can I have the honours? Thanks, Matty.007 17:31, 16 February 2014 (UTC)


Hey. Are you still keen on taking the Gould article to FAC, or would you prefer to leave it as is? It's basically ready (apart from a few inline citations), so do let me know what you decide. -- Shudde talk 04:01, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Nothing beats experience. So if you want to get Dylan Thomas to FAC -- this will help. There are still a few statements that need an inline citation (these are listed on the talkpage), and in the meantime I'll give the article a final read through. Then I'll nominate. Sound like a plan? -- Shudde talk 10:23, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
It's up at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Arthur Gould (rugby union)/archive1 -- fingers crossed! -- Shudde talk 04:27, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
Edits look good. I reformatted the additional reference. I've also informed the editors who contributed to the peer review about the FAC, as well, I posted brief notes at WP:RU and WP:WALES about the nomination. I like that cartoon, do you think it's superior to File:Gould affair.jpg? I think two of these cartoons would be too much for the article, but we could replace the existing one if you think that's worthwhile. -- Shudde talk 23:26, 22 February 2014 (UTC)


Hi FruitMonkey, if you're still looking for pages to create of nationals, there is still a Scot and plenty of Americans listed here. Thanks, Matty.007 13:06, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Bruce Tasker[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Ben Simons[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK again[edit]

Hi FruitMonkey, are you planning on DYKing Kieran Evans? Thanks, Matty.007 13:04, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Replied at my talk. Thanks, Matty.007 14:16, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Kieran Evans[edit]

Orlady (talk) 02:37, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png Thanks for helping create Jade Etherington, it always surprises me how many pages are needed for Olympians and Paralympians. Best, Matty.007 11:29, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Replied on my talk. Thanks, Matty.007 11:41, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Not sure if you're watching my page, so replied there again. Thanks, Matty.007 12:15, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
And again. Thanks, Matty.007 13:21, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Is there one of these for each athlete? Thanks, Matty.007 20:00, 8 March 2014 (UTC)


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With regards to [1][edit]

Hi FruitMonkey, I just thought you would be interested to see my Teahouse question relating to it. Thanks, Matty.007 19:32, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I could have sworn that I had given you a barnstar, but it seems that I have yet to thank you for your sterling contributions making sports article. Best, Matty.007 19:46, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for James Whitley (alpine skier)[edit]

Allen3 talk 18:13, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png Thanks for fixing the DYK! Best, Matty.007 19:49, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Mick Brennan (alpine skier)[edit]

Thank you for the new article Victuallers (talk) 08:04, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for The Mistress of the World[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:02, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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"more good than harm"
Thank you for quality articles such as Wales and its people, for people in the world such as Erich Kettelhut, and for modestly phrasing why you are an awesome Wikipedian (8 June 2010): a "Wikipedian that does more good than harm"!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:36, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 434th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:20, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

FAC comments[edit]

Hey. Thanks a lot for dealing with those comments at the Arthur Gould FAC last week. Cliftonian has added some more, and I've addressed 95% of them, but there are a few there that could really use your input. The main thing is regarding "The Gould Affair". Do you know if it is referred to as "The Gould Affair" or "the Gould affair" in the sources? Other than that there a couple of minor things that I hope won't take up much of your time. Cheers. -- Shudde talk 10:54, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Hey. There are a few outstanding comments at the FAC that I think we missed. Mainly issues that require sources (hence me not being able to address them adequately). Cheers mate. -- Shudde talk 22:40, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
Absolutely no rush at all, just wanted to make you aware of the comments. Enjoy your wine! -- Shudde talk 23:51, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Ben Sneesby[edit]

Thanks for this Victuallers (talk) 16:58, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Paul Hansen (tenor)[edit]

Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 20:17, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Anna Turney[edit]

Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 08:32, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Jade Etherington[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:01, 31 March 2014 (UTC)


Congrats -- your first star. Well deserved and a great article. -- Shudde talk 12:04, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

No no -- it was 90% there before we started thinking of the star last year. I don't think we need to do anything else. There is some processing etc that needs to be done, but there are bot problems at the moment so I'm not sure how that will go. I'll keep an eye on it however, and help with anything if need be. I have added the article at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/pending for 10 October (150th anniversary of his birth). We just have to remember to nominate the article properly when the time comes! -- Shudde talk 12:42, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

FA congratulations[edit]

Just a quick note to congratulate you on the promotion of Arthur Gould (rugby union) to FA status recently. If you would like to see this (or any other FA) appear as "Today's featured article" soon, please nominate it at the requests page; if you'd like to see an FA on a particular date in the next year or so, please add it to the "pending" list. In the absence of a request, the article may end up being picked at any time (although with 1,307 articles in Category:Featured articles that have not appeared on the main page at present, there's no telling how long – or short! – the wait might be).
You (and your talk-page stalkers) may also be interested to hear that there have been some changes at the TFA requests page recently. Nominators no longer need to calculate how many "points" an article has, the instructions have been simplified, and there's a new nomination system using templates based on those used for DYK suggestions. Please consider nominating another article, or commenting on an existing nomination, and leaving some feedback on your experience. If you'd got any TFA-related questions or problems, please let me know. BencherliteTalk 13:45, 23 April 2014 (UTC)