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#21 bowes

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:39 AM

Does anybody else not find it utterly hypocritical that amateur clubs are being criticised and/or penalised for not having satisfactory junior set-ups at the same time that the elite echelon of the game are destroying theirs to save a few quid ?

The RFL aren't behind the decision though. They'd have let Bramley in.

#22 The Parksider

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:57 AM

The only way they could is merge with Rodley Rockets....................................


Why would the good people of Rodley Rockets want to "merge"?

Why would they want to give up their good name??

#23 Derwent

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:30 AM

The RFL aren't behind the decision though. They'd have let Bramley in.


Yes I know, but it is another example of how fragmented the game is at all levels. Everywhere you look people have their own agendas, in the pro game and the amateur game. There is no cohesion or unity at all. The regional academies are a good example of what I mean.

#24 bowes

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:55 AM

True though the NCL would be the shambles that was NL3/RLCN/NCL3 if it lowered its standards. Bramley have no chance of fulfilling a game on a Saturday afternoon in March as their players are still playing Pennine League.

#25 Pottsy

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 11:59 PM


Why would the good people of Rodley Rockets want to "merge"?

Why would they want to give up their good name??


Prophetic words, Parky ;)

#26 deluded pom?

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:17 AM

Prophetic words, Parky ;)

That may come back to haunt him one day ;)

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#27 Pottsy

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:39 AM

That may come back to haunt him one day ;)


They already have. Check the thread on the community RL forum

#28 The Parksider

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 03:18 PM

They already have. Check the thread on the community RL forum


It may make sense now that there are difficulties raising open age sides, and as has always been said Bramley to be a modern day club need a junior set up and didn't feel there was the opportunity to create one themselves without stepping on West Leeds people's toes.

Is this merger growth or consolidation?. I suspect the latter and yes it will be the place to be.

But the bottom line will be the name, for at the end of the day that is what those behind Bramley are trying to keep alive more than anything. That's all they have left. Are Rodley to give up theirs?

#29 Spidey

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 03:28 PM

There's been a number of successful mergers on the western side of the Pennines:

 

Thatto Heath & St Helens Crusaders

Eccles & Salford Juniors

Ince St Williams & Rose Bridge

 

I think they've all kicked on after "merging" or "consolidating" 

 

Hope this works out well for Bramley & Rodley



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 03:38 PM

It should be fairly easy to name the new club, just make a portmanteau from both current names. Take the "Bram" from Bramley, and the "ley" from Rodley, and you've got "Bramley". Oh, hang on...


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#31 jonnyg28

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 04:31 PM

There's been a number of successful mergers on the western side of the Pennines:

Thatto Heath & St Helens Crusaders
Eccles & Salford Juniors
Ince St Williams & Rose Bridge

I think they've all kicked on after "merging" or "consolidating"

Hope this works out well for Bramley & Rodley


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#32 The Parksider

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 04:51 PM

It should be fairly easy to name the new club, just make a portmanteau from both current names. Take the "Bram" from Bramley, and the "ley" from Rodley, and you've got "Bramley". Oh, hang on...

 

If the kids keep the "Rodley Rockets" tag and Bramley keep their tag then all this will be is Bramley moving further away from their spiritual home??



#33 Pottsy

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:17 PM

If the kids keep the "Rodley Rockets" tag and Bramley keep their tag then all this will be is Bramley moving further away from their spiritual home??


Not sure. I was told last night that, despite the link-up, Bramley may still play its home games at Bramley Phoenix RUFC.

All a bit mixed so best to wait for the official word.

#34 Northern Sol

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:43 PM

Woolston and Warrington Wizards

They were originally the same club. They split and then re-merged.



#35 Methven Hornet

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:49 PM

It should be fairly easy to name the new club, just make a portmanteau from both current names. Take the "Bram" from Bramley, and the "ley" from Rodley, and you've got "Bramley". Oh, hang on...

 

I quite like the alternative: Bramrod!!!

Has a slightly controlled-agressive feel to it.


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#36 jonnyg28

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:44 PM

They were originally the same club. They split and then re-merged.


Yeh so they did, forgot about that. Not doing to bad either

#37 The Parksider

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:01 PM

Not sure. I was told last night that, despite the link-up, Bramley may still play its home games at Bramley Phoenix RUFC.

All a bit mixed so best to wait for the official word.

 

Playing further down Town Street is a fantastic way to keep the club going in a way that is not contrived. If Pheonix have a club house it'd be great for Bramley to have their memorabilia in there.



#38 Pottsy

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:36 PM

Playing further down Town Street is a fantastic way to keep the club going in a way that is not contrived. If Pheonix have a club house it'd be great for Bramley to have their memorabilia in there.


There is a small clubhouse and Buffaloes have played the odd NL3 game there in the past. Working with union clubs is always fraught with problems though.




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