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#1 rodgerthedodger

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:27 PM

Conference challenge trophy preliminary round, Saturday 13th april

Hindley v Featherstone lions

Milford v ovenden

Underbank v elland

Blackbrook v wigan st cuthberts

Askam v Normanton

Leigh east v saddleworth

Eastmoor v Rochdale Mayfield

Dewsbury celtic v crosfields

BYES

Shaw cross sharks

Millom

Oulton raiders

Stanningley

Wigan st judes

Kells

Hunslet warriors

Heworth

Stanley rangers

Waterhead

Eccles

Woolston

Oldham st annes

Dudley hill

East hull

Egremont rangers

Ince rose bridge

Leigh miners

Siddal

Skirlaugh

Thatto heath

Wath brow

West hull

Wigan st pats



TEAMS NOT ENTERED

Hull dockers

Lock lane

Myton warriors

York acorn

East leeds

Castleford panthers

Widnes west bank

Coventry bears

Peterlee pumas

Pilkington recs

is there a reason these ten sides havent entered the competition? you would have thought all ncl clubs would play in the cup.

#2 Bigtackle

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:02 AM

Extra costs ?

#3 one shot

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:47 AM

The realisation that there just are not enough saturdays to fit the games in! When all the postponements for summer activities are applied, along with the'free' weekends because of'odd' numbers of teams in divisions!

#4 Loose Carry

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:41 AM

I know myton havnt entered because a wedding and a stag do fall on two of the cup dates

#5 elmagic

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:43 AM

Bit Poor that so many have dropped out.Apprciate the backlog argument but unless these clubsmake a better effort to play in this then this is another comp that will fizzle out and die within a year.
Bit like the Yorkshire cup when conference teams dropped out back in the day.
you cant call yourself champions if only half of the teams are playing?

#6 RichardJ

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:05 AM

I guess the potential for teams like Coventry having to play mid-week games in Cumbria was enough to put them off!

Cup competitions are fine for teams in local leagues/competitions. However the possibility of a succesful cup run will result in having to play mid-week matches in a National competition, which make it a non-starter for amateur players

#7 Back In The Good Old Days

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:34 PM

If the NCL management have any brains they will ensure that mid week games are a non starter for yhis competition unless they want to kill it stonr dead or totally de value the competition.
There are clubs whom are struggling to get a consistant team on the field on daturdays (due to other commitments) so to try to get ypur lads to travel to hull or cumbria mid week os a complete joke!
What if your players just cannot get the time off work lets just say for trip from wigan to Cumbria or hull?
This needs to be addressed now to save any potential embarrassment.
These games like all NCL games should be played on saturdays in my opinion.

#8 del capo

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:13 PM

If the NCL management have any brains they will ensure that mid week games are a non starter for yhis competition unless they want to kill it stonr dead or totally de value the competition.
There are clubs whom are struggling to get a consistant team on the field on daturdays (due to other commitments) so to try to get ypur lads to travel to hull or cumbria mid week os a complete joke!
What if your players just cannot get the time off work lets just say for trip from wigan to Cumbria or hull?
This needs to be addressed now to save any potential embarrassment.
These games like all NCL games should be played on saturdays in my opinion.


As I understand it these matches are all scheduled to be played on saturdays ( with permission to alter by mutual consent ).

1st Round proper - 32 clubs- takes place on 11th May

2nd Round on 16th June

Quarters on 13th July , semis on 17th August.

Final at LSV ko 12 00 29th September.

That appears to be the plan. Hope all goes well..... :rolleyes:

#9 del capo

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:24 PM

And for what it's worth the biggest single entry cup competition in the Amateur game..

And definitely not compulsory . The 48 entrants this time around all want to have a go on the basis ( quite rightly )that they all feel they have a good chance !!

#10 del capo

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:28 PM

OK before anyone questions my maths the entry is 40 not 48- but it's still the biggest and best...... :D

#11 TheDuke

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:38 PM

Would the NCL consider allowing regional teams to enter? i'm certain that this is better administrated than the barla one currently and may allow for a good strong cup competition

#12 Northern Sol

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:23 PM

Bit Poor that so many have dropped out.Apprciate the backlog argument but unless these clubsmake a better effort to play in this then this is another comp that will fizzle out and die within a year.
Bit like the Yorkshire cup when conference teams dropped out back in the day.
you cant call yourself champions if only half of the teams are playing?


Yes, you can. You are the best of those who entered.

#13 Back In The Good Old Days

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:50 PM

Nice too see that common sense has been applied to the cup competition then.
Lets hope its a real cracker of a competition then it certainly has the potential to be so.

#14 Marauder

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:25 PM

Would the NCL consider allowing regional teams to enter? i'm certain that this is better administrated than the barla one currently and may allow for a good strong cup competition

How can it be better administrated, cup draw, dates to be played, times to be played, referee appointed, winning teams into the next round, cup draw, dates to be played, times to be played, referee appointed, winning teams into the next round, cup draw, dates to be played, times to be played, referee appointed, winning teams into the next round, cup draw, dates to be played, times to be played, referee appointed, winning teams into the next round, cup draw, dates to be played, times to be played, referee appointed, winning teams into the next round, when you have two teams left you have a final on a prearranged date.
Carlsberg don't do Soldiers, but if they did, they would probably be Brits.



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#15 TheDuke

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:32 AM

and somehow BARLA seem to struggle with this!

#16 Sandspine

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:55 AM

and somehow BARLA seem to struggle with this!


:-) ha ha

#17 Marauder

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:10 PM

and somehow BARLA seem to struggle with this!

How or why?
Carlsberg don't do Soldiers, but if they did, they would probably be Brits.



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#18 TheDuke

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:41 PM

look at the entry levels of the cup

the NCL Cup is non mandatory and has a 80% entry rate

whats the Barla entry rate.......

#19 Marauder

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:10 PM

look at the entry levels of the cup

the NCL Cup is non mandatory and has a 80% entry rate

whats the Barla entry rate.......

Whats the numbers got to do with how the competition is run?

Edited by Marauder, 16 March 2013 - 07:12 PM.

Carlsberg don't do Soldiers, but if they did, they would probably be Brits.



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#20 warrior2

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:05 PM

Whats the numbers got to do with how the competition is run?

Because teams dont want to bother entering a poorly run competiton if it was administered better more teams would enter




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