Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:49 PM
For the clubs they should be looking at how they can strengthen themselves and become succesful long term. Which more local Derbies helps to do. The local amateur game only generates real interest and crowds when local teams are involved.
Decisions should be made on what is best for players and clubs, which surely more money, coverage and crowds dictates we need a more localised competition.
Posted 07 September 2013 - 08:15 AM
Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:23 AM
Apparantly not everyone at Barrow Island thinks this Cumbria League is as wonderful as you do
Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:45 AM
Another two Barrow sides would make a world of difference and would provide more local derby games which in turn reduces expenditure and increases revenue.
Get those extra teams and it will go from strength to strength with more league fixtures meaning a reduction in lost weekends for cup games. The West Cumbrian clubs have enjoyed the level of competition and the traveling to Barrow, and one look at the results this season shows there have been very few one-sided games.
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Posted 15 September 2013 - 10:34 AM
If say 3 extra South Cumbrian teams entered then you got the end goal of the competition. Like Rah Rah said the clubs benefit but the players also benefit from more home games.
A Friday night fixture once a month would do wonders.
Posted 15 September 2013 - 10:36 AM
Posted 16 September 2013 - 11:26 AM
I can honeslty say Joe that I haven't heard anything up at Millom regarding us going in the cumbria league next year and we are hoping to stay up in the conference division 1.
Regarding Pioneers, i'm not sure what their plans are
Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:11 PM
Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:20 AM
Kells A would be a good acquisition if they are interested, I've seen them a few times this season and they are a useful side.
Another 3 clubs would be ideal, as that would give 20 league games, and there's always someone wanting a week off for stag do, wedding festivals etc, so that would mean one club had a bye each week which could be slotted into the fixtures
Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:34 PM
The lessons learned from this season is that as a club we cannot enter all of the domestic CARLA cups. Its simply infeasible as the more free weekends and scope to manouevre the better and we didnt give ourselves any of that. The second one is that at the height of summer festival seasons games have to be as localised as possible, we had a date where we had three festivals that different players were going to, and the last one is that the Barrow clubs were a real privilege to deal with both Lesley Parkin and John Jefferson were fanatastic with us my biggest regret is we never got to play Barrow Island and repay John for all of his assistance
As has been said some more structure needs to be added to the CML off the field and im sure it will but its a great competition that needs a couple of teams from Barrow to make it better but its the only league we at Seaton want to be and we will be doing our best to seek readmission
Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:06 PM
Just out of intrest, what are dalton doing?
when was there last game and when is there next game? B and D not included.
what league are they in? so on and so on.
Edited by shun, 23 September 2013 - 08:09 PM.
Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:00 AM
Dalton played on Saturday at home to Parkside Golbourne in the NWC winter league, think it finished 18-4 to Dalton.
Their next home game is down as 12th October according to their programme.
Posted 15 December 2013 - 04:23 PM
Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:16 PM
Edited by shawy13, 10 February 2014 - 05:37 AM.