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#3257798 Match Thread. Featherstone Rovers v Wakefield Trinity Sunday 10th January 2016

Posted by jamescolin on 14 January 2016 - 09:37 AM

The main point to my mind is the clubs living hand to mouth would have better income from visits by the bigger clubs. As it is now we get so many clubs with gates of much less than a 1000.

#3257003 Match Thread. Featherstone Rovers v Wakefield Trinity Sunday 10th January 2016

Posted by jamescolin on 11 January 2016 - 10:26 PM

Perhaps he's pulled his STOCKINGS up! Or been HIDING his talent. Welcome back.

#3256263 Rob and Chris's Wedding.

Posted by jamescolin on 09 January 2016 - 11:31 PM

Pat and I would like to say a big thanks to the Rovers for helping make Robert and Chris's marriage a wonderful and successful day. With an extra big thank you to David for his wonderful participation together with his staff. .

#3255465 Is this where we are?

Posted by jamescolin on 07 January 2016 - 09:52 PM

I know Mo and of course you were right. But now he has actually signed. Hurrah!! 

#3253695 ffs DR

Posted by jamescolin on 02 January 2016 - 10:06 PM

Please remember a step at a time. Of course he knows what he is doing. Unlike a lot of other clubs we own our own ground and have land worth, with planning, around 15 million. What we haven't got at the moment is a satisfactory cash flow. Take over is rubbish. We will decide what's best for us and act accordingly. An agreement is and agreement and has to be acknowledged by both sides other wise it isn't one and becomes void. Our chiefs are not mugs. I can't see Mark bowing down to browbeating from anyone. With our assets we are not in anybody's pockets.

#3252907 ffs DR

Posted by jamescolin on 31 December 2015 - 12:33 PM

I am not an advocate of DR I am asking what is the alternative. On this web site we have had people asking where is Briggs? Then saying we need some beef up front. Then saying too many players have left and we haven't got the backup. Then some saying we need stronger centres. Being realistic we haven't got the funds and we have a smaller squad. If we had the money and signed big stars wouldn't the youngsters feel the same about not getting an immediate place. Yes Leeds are taking the best advantage for themselves. But if we didn't take quality players on DR then our competitors would be jumping in to use players from a 3 competition winners. It is a sport and a business not a kindergarten. We have to do what is best for the club. With the experience gained under this system ultimately the youngsters will be able to fill the DR positions. For now in my opinion it is a good idea. If I am wrong then give me an alternative to make us a competitive team in 2016. Any body rooting for Fiesal? When I was against him and could see the possible outcome. (The usual voice in the wilderness) I was told to shut up. Lets be logical about this situation please.

#3252570 DR with Leeds, Hunslet Confirmed

Posted by jamescolin on 30 December 2015 - 05:28 PM

On balance I think it is the right move. We cannot afford any more quality players and the Leeds lads will only get in if they are better than the lads they replace. Our reserves will get better match time at Hunslet and will improve. It is the modern trend and the past is gone. People talk about home grown stars but in the past they are applauding we had to sell those home grown players to survive. Most of them went on to be big stars at other clubs. But with our small gates and poor cash flow we couldn't affords to keep them This scheme is a solution. If we get players of Baldwinson's ability then great if the players are inferior to what we have they don't get in. To my mind it is an incentive for the already registered players to play better. If they take their bats home they are admitting they are inferior to the dual registered players. This is the best way forward for the club. Better game time for the reserves and gap filling for the places we still need to cover. Roll on the season. I feel better about it now.

#3248658 Updated: The 2016 Squad

Posted by jamescolin on 18 December 2015 - 05:35 PM

Should we then change his name to Arston?

#3245893 ffs DR

Posted by jamescolin on 11 December 2015 - 06:26 PM

Its the scheduling that the computer tells them to do. A bit of adjustment to the programming at the IR and RL headquarters would  make everything easier. The IR make their demands a little later and the RL their payments a little earlier and QED.

#3244742 Chase and new salary cap

Posted by jamescolin on 08 December 2015 - 10:11 PM

In my opinion we do not need a rich backer. What we need is commercial development of our 17acres. Don't sell the land we rent it out in the many ways this can be done. We increase our income substantially and retain ownership of an asset that increases in value as time goes by. I know there are some hurdles to cross and we have been down this argument before but that is my viewpoint and I stick by it.

#3219078 2 signings announced

Posted by jamescolin on 22 October 2015 - 07:30 PM

I know Bostock is back but have we any other props of size and experience after the departures. Also how many centres and wingmen have we now.

#3217768 Fixtures for season 2016 announced

Posted by jamescolin on 20 October 2015 - 10:59 AM

I see from the Yorkshire Post that we play Batley at home on the same day that Cas play Wakey at home. A bit of good planning. But then when did Championship clubs get any consideration.

#3201822 Look On The Bright Side

Posted by jamescolin on 27 September 2015 - 07:06 PM

One place behind Leigh. Not so long ago on this forum it was said there was only one team for the Championship and that was Dewsbury. We have finished top and are in the final. Let's give credit to the lads after all our troubles. London watch out. We are not responsible for the situation with Workington. What do you want us to do turn out the Ladies team?

#3197509 Updated: The 2016 Squad

Posted by jamescolin on 21 September 2015 - 11:38 AM

The ratain and transfer system was grossly unacceptable and would never be considered by you or I in our employment.

Agreed. Just saying how we existed in the old days with little income. Been retired 22 years and had a few problems with employment when I was younger. Everything was and is geared to fame and fortune for the hierarchy.

#3195654 Paul Sykes

Posted by jamescolin on 18 September 2015 - 03:40 PM

To my mind Sykes has always done his best for Fev. Some of his plays have been very good. OK he is not at the height of his career but he has been an integral part of our games that have been won.