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#1 John North

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:46 AM

News report says that the club are a viable long-term proposition but may go out of business due to short-term financial pressures :wacko:

 

 


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#2 Gary Coyle

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 10:58 AM

Not really their own doing though John, present board took on over £350,000 of Des Johnstones debts and have paid it off and actually made a 6 figure profit last season

 

Dont remember them going cap in hand with Halifax style buckets so a big well done to them

 

No home game in 7 weeks is stupid



#3 andyram

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:22 AM

That's the problem for our clubs in the Championship,some clubs are going weeks without a home game,then can have two or three in a row.The extra teams was ment to sort out this problem for clubs,how hard is it to work out home one week,then away the next week,then add in a cup tie here and there.

#4 STEVE P

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:37 PM

That's the problem for our clubs in the Championship,some clubs are going weeks without a home game,then can have two or three in a row.The extra teams was ment to sort out this problem for clubs,how hard is it to work out home one week,then away the next week,then add in a cup tie here and there.

It's so easy that they actually used to manage it before there were any computers, and at the same time make sure that teams local to each other like Dewsbury and Batley weren't both playing at home on the same weekend.

Of course the question does pre suppose that assisting in the management of the financial welfare of the clubs is a consideration in the way the fixtures are organised. Surely it would be?



#5 Blind side johnny

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:18 PM

It's so easy that they actually used to manage it before there were any computers, and at the same time make sure that teams local to each other like Dewsbury and Batley weren't both playing at home on the same weekend.

Of course the question does pre suppose that assisting in the management of the financial welfare of the clubs is a consideration in the way the fixtures are organised. Surely it would be?

 

 

A nice theory Steve but the RFL were equally capable of cocking up the fixture list long before they got a computer. Trawl through the history books and find a catalogue of complaints directed towards Bill Fallowfield et al concerning fixture distributions. Add to this the problems of more cup competitions and the situation was equally bad.

 

It would seem a simple problem to solve, however, but the Championship clubs often seem to be a lower priority for some reason.


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#6 John North

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:34 PM

I was (obviously rather poorly) intimating that it was the RFLs fault :rolleyes:

Not really their own doing though John, present board took on over £350,000 of Des Johnstones debts and have paid it off and actually made a 6 figure profit last season

 

Dont remember them going cap in hand with Halifax style buckets so a big well done to them

 

No home game in 7 weeks is stupid


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#7 STEVE P

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:49 PM

A nice theory Steve but the RFL were equally capable of cocking up the fixture list long before they got a computer. Trawl through the history books and find a catalogue of complaints directed towards Bill Fallowfield et al concerning fixture distributions. Add to this the problems of more cup competitions and the situation was equally bad.

 

It would seem a simple problem to solve, however, but the Championship clubs often seem to be a lower priority for some reason.

 

Actually BSJ, you're probably right. I can remember people, (who obviously were quite a lot older than me at the time), moaning about Bill Fallowfield when he was Secretary of the RL, and blaming him for everything from the weather to the state of the beer in the Whistler.

 

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose, eh? As we used to say in the Long Stand.



#8 Crown Flatter

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:28 PM

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose, eh? As we used to say in the Long Stand.

 

Eh? With talk like that I'm pleased I sat in the main stand!


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