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Room 101: Sale Sharks young flyer Paolo Odogwu

  1. Badly worn shoes

A couple of boys in the team don’t put their shoes on properly and stand on the backs wearing them like slippers. As a shoe-lover, this crushes me. While we’re on the subject of footwear, Crocs should be eliminated from this world. Can I put them in Room 101, too?

TRP verdict: You’ve really brought these offenders to heel, haven’t you? Step inside.

  1. Forwards who think they’re backs

It makes me laugh when we’re playing touch rugby and one of the forwards starts to think they’re Sonny Bill Williams. Curtis Langdon always tries to do an outrageous step and things like that: sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. Harry Thacker is one of the few players who could pass off for both a forward or back with his skillset.

TRP verdict: This won’t be music to the donkey’s ears, but the piano shifters definitely need to play a different tune. 

Exception: Bristol Bears hooker Harry Thacker (photo: David Rogers/Getty Images)


  1. Online delivery disasters

I live in an apartment block and all deliveries have to go to the reception area. Most of the time the drivers don’t bother ringing the buzzer and just leave a missed delivery note saying your parcel can be collected at a Royal Mail depot – normally miles away. I do a fair amount of online shopping and having to chase around to recover the parcel is really annoying. The last item I bought ended up at a random corner shop which doubled up as a DPD depot. It took several phone calls to track down its whereabouts.

TRP verdict: It’s all part and parcel of modern-day life but you have our sympathy.

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