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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote N W Watcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 2018 at 14:29
The "lay-by" quote is from the mid 70's, just as Orrell was emerging, well before Carling/Rose and Moore. I believe it was a tongue-in-cheek remark by a Quins committee man.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Full Bodied Red Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 2018 at 14:32
Wasn't it Bob Hiller?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thatbloke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Dec 2018 at 18:06
Six months on I'm just wondering how the "rebel" clubs are faring after opting out of the RFU league pyramid
- Have players stayed loyal knowing they have no opportunity to better themselves in that structure?
- Have attendances increased or dwindled?
- Any regrets?
- Are you being treated equally by the RFU (funding, supply of officials etc etc)
Just a few questions - I'm sure there's plenty more!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PiffPaff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Dec 2018 at 07:49
Check out the Lancs County League Website lots of positive vibes
 
If you read some of the Clubs sites up in Cumbria seems their local competition is also going well albeit on a smaller scale.
 
The RFU Competitions Committee have been doing the rounds and some kind of proposals are to be put before the clubs at some meetings in the New Year.
 
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I believe that the new Lancashire County Rugby Leagues have been nothing other than a complete success, and I don't believe that many of the fears expressed by some have been realised. 

Of course, as with all new initiatives, there need to be a few minor tweaks here and there, but that was always going to be the case. But, generally, it appears to have been a great move for all the clubs concerned. 

Ten teams leagues were never going to be perfect, so perhaps 12 is the optimum number?  But, ultimately, it is what it is, and clubs maybe need to work a bit harder and be a bit more 'savvy' in their approach and thinking to Saturday afternoons.

Whatever the result of the RFU enquiry, I can only see the Lancashire experiment being adopted on a much wider scale across many other areas.





 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thatbloke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Dec 2018 at 12:56
Ah another RFU enquiry - can't wait! We all know they haven't a clue and manipulate "enquiries" & "surveys" to produce their desired outcome
I suppose the only true test will come at the end of the season when we find out if any clubs want to return to the RFU pyramid or there are more clubs opting out to join the Lancashire model
As Darth Vader points out it could well expand across other regions
Maybe the RFU would breathe a sigh of relief if they lost their involvement/administration of grassroots rugby and they could pour all their time and effort into "Team England" and the Premiership?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Trident Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jan 2019 at 18:38
Looks like the Lancs clubs are staying in their breakaway leagues.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PiffPaff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jan 2019 at 18:53
Pretty sure that is the plan, not sure how the Yorkshire/Durham/Northumberland and remaining Lancashire Clubs will take the proposed restructures....... anyone from Blackburn or Rochdale care to comment? 7 trips to the North East potentially........
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Trident Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jan 2019 at 19:47
Seems to me the 'proposals' will create a bigger mess.

I had to chuckle with the comment that Cumbria is nearer D&N than Lancashire.
Might be, but when the Pennine passes are closed in the midst of winter - and a big concern that they keep mentioning is postponed games. I do wonder how they'll explain that one away.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jan 2019 at 19:58
Is there is document somewhere?

Asalmost  all the Cumberland clubs are on the coast as are most of the D&N clubs - it could be fun


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raider999 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jan 2019 at 20:26
Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

Is there is document somewhere?

AsalmostĀ  all the Cumberland clubs are on the coast as are most of the D&N clubs - it could be fun



Unfortunately not the same coast.

Hope you aren't suggesting they go by boat when the pennine passes are closed?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jan 2019 at 20:34
I might have suggested a boat to take Redruth fans to Guernsey - but even with the Caledonian canal it is a long way from Whitehaven to West Hartlepool by boat. And they might mistake the jam eaters for monkeys and hang them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jan 2019 at 08:28
Do they hve a map? 
Keswick is West of Penrith on the A66.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PiffPaff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jan 2019 at 08:57
Think Blackburn will feel a tad harsh done by, possibly Rochdale but they are happy to travel apparently. Only proposals so a lot more water to flow under the bridge yet.
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Option D now released.

Appears the panel are completely out of touch with the clubs.

Meanwhile, the renegade Lancashire clubs are left happy and contented.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PiffPaff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jan 2019 at 10:41
Originally posted by Trident Trident wrote:

Option D now released.

Appears the panel are completely out of touch with the clubs.

Meanwhile, the renegade Lancashire clubs are left happy and contented.
 
The "renegade" Lancashire Clubs were far from happy that's why they left in the first place. Just because the RFU Panel can't square the circle I fail to see why having a pop at those Clubs who decided that enough was enough last year they should be dragged into things now. The other options released this AM show the "renegade" clubs back in the RFU structure, has anyone asked if they want to come back? Its bit rich to call them and then next breath hope they fill in the blanks and make up the numbers!


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Just because they cannot square an unsquareable circle does not mean they are out oftouch - just trying to do the impossible.

Cumbria and Northumberland are large, sphazelnutly populated counties - which means travel or small leagues.

Trident - do you have a link to option D?

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Originally posted by PiffPaff PiffPaff wrote:

Originally posted by Trident Trident wrote:

Option D now released.

Appears the panel are completely out of touch with the clubs.

Meanwhile, the renegade Lancashire clubs are left happy and contented.
 
The "renegade" Lancashire Clubs were far from happy that's why they left in the first place. Just because the RFU Panel can't square the circle I fail to see why having a pop at those Clubs who decided that enough was enough last year they should be dragged into things now. The other options released this AM show the "renegade" clubs back in the RFU structure, has anyone asked if they want to come back? Its bit rich to call them and then next breath hope they fill in the blanks and make up the numbers!


Wasn't calling them.
They did what they did for the reasons previously explained.

But the RFU committee seem hell bent on changing everything when many seem happy with the status quo.

Seems we are having another session of when the RFU want our opinion, they'll give it to us.
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Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

Just because they cannot square an unsquareable circle does not mean they are out oftouch - just trying to do the impossible.

Cumbria and Northumberland are large, sphazelnutly populated counties - which means travel or small leagues.

Trident - do you have a link to option D?


Came via email. no link, sorry.
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