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#1 Derwent

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 03:18 PM

Barrow coach Darren Holt has been diagnosed with cancer and has temporarily stood down from the coach's role while he battles it. Best wishes to Holty, not only a great RL man but a throughly decent fella too. Here's hoping we see him back at the helm at Craven Park as soon as possible with a clean bill of health.

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#2 nec

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:02 PM

Agreed, very best of luck Holty from all at Carlisle. If you can demonstrate the same spirit you did for the Border Raiders you'll beat it!
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All power in the game should be with governing bodies, especially international governing bodies.

Without these actions we will remain a minor sport internationally and nationally.

#3 welshmagpie

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:09 PM

Very best of luck in fighting a horrible disease! As usual I know the RL family will stand strong and support Holty throughout his illness, hopefully to recovery.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:13 PM

Wish you a speedy recovery Darren.

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#5 Viking Warrior

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:14 PM

wish you the best of luck darren, hope you recover fully......
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#6 Viking Warrior

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:15 PM

hope you have a full recovery darren, my thoughts are with you.........
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#7 oldrover

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:15 PM

wishing you all the best Darren


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#8 Viking Warrior

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:16 PM

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#9 deluded pom?

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:28 PM

All the best in the battle ahead Darren.


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#10 Griff

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:29 PM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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#11 Bomballey

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:33 PM

Best wishes mate. Good luck with everything.

#12 class of 63

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 05:04 PM

Best wishes Darren - one of our Rugby League family



#13 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 05:34 PM

Barrow coach Darren Holt has been diagnosed with cancer and has temporarily stood down from the coach's role while he battles it. Best wishes to Holty, not only a great RL man but a throughly decent fella too. Here's hoping we see him back at the helm at Craven Park as soon as possible with a clean bill of health.

http://www.nwemail.c...ncer-1.1074655#

I've had dealings with darren and it has always been a pleasure: an affable, knowledgeable man: a gentleman.
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#14 JohnM

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 05:54 PM

Sad  that he has to say," I’d rather not say what kind of cancer it is – cancer is cancer."   Well, yeas and no." Better out in the open so he can get full support for everyone.



#15 nec

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 07:37 PM

Sad that he has to say," I’d rather not say what kind of cancer it is – cancer is cancer." Well, yeas and no." Better out in the open so he can get full support for everyone.

John, he may have his reasons for that - if I can work out how to clear my inbox I'll pm you
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All power in the game should be with governing bodies, especially international governing bodies.

Without these actions we will remain a minor sport internationally and nationally.

#16 sgt pepper

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 08:14 PM

Sad news indeed. All the best Darren

#17 JohnM

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:04 PM

John, he may have his reasons for that - if I can work out how to clear my inbox I'll pm you

thanks. In confidence of course.

#18 mick wilson

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:31 PM

Hope you can tackle this horrible disease & kick it into touch, fight the biggest fight of your life and come through it, thoughts are with you and you're family. 



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 02:25 AM

Get well soon Darren. Played against him many times and I must say his kicking game was up there with the best of them!


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#20 gingerjon

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 07:08 AM

All the best from me. Hope it's beatable and he comes through it.


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