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In Topic: Long lost amateur clubs

09 September 2013 - 05:21 AM

Not sure where XII Apostles were from but they won the Manchester & District League Valentine  cup competition in 1924-25 and 1925-26 seasons.


 Church team from Nel Pan Lane Leigh.


Ultimately morphed like so many others into a current outfit .


Amateur clubs were largely based on R C parishes , works teams and pubs. Triangle Valve were a works team from Pemberton , Wigan.


There is a serious piece of work to be done here on our Sporting  heritage , to thesis level.


A doctorate  in the history of the amateur game , with especial reference to the playing side ( not  the history of Barla , which might be a  stand alone topic anyway) would add massively to our culture , and be a good read !


I am also confident that such a project would secure the financial backing of the RFL and BARLA. How could they not ? 

In Topic: Legal Status of the NCL with the RFL

02 August 2013 - 08:02 AM

OK Once a Ref.


That's it for me . The  non NCL Trolls have finally taken the bridge. I had hoped that sharing info / ideas whilst maintaining confidentiality would have been of some use or even entertainment but this forum is totally screwed so I'm out of it at least until it gets back to what it used to be like.


For any genuine NCL people with issues just visit the contacts list on our website. The reps there will certainly help....


Enjoy your day......

In Topic: OA arl rip

01 August 2013 - 07:28 PM

As a matter of interest Marauder did the person asking get an answer , and if so what was it and by whom was it given ?


Still awaiting an answer on this one Marauder

In Topic: Crosfields v Peterlee

01 August 2013 - 07:10 PM

Ps. I like Cider. Cider makes me fart. When I Fart I'm happy. When I'm, Happy I buy Cider and Cider makes me fart etc, etc. etc....


I think that tasting 13 different ciders (our favourite number ) might make you do just a little bit more than fart  Rooster ......

In Topic: Legal Status of the NCL with the RFL

01 August 2013 - 06:48 PM

Why the BARLA comment ?


Have BARLA's action's forced the NCL committee into sending the draft Operational Rules out to their clubs before Tony gets back from his holiday's and the NCL committee make their recommendations?


Only asking because BARLA managed to distribute the draft operational rules a couple of days earlier than the NCL committee and  I'm not a gambling man but I'd bet that the draft issue must have been in the NCL committee's  possession for at least two weeks.


That massive chip on your shoulder showing again Marauder.


Barla have had the paperwork at least as long as the NCL , and well before the Community Board confirmation that beyond doubt all stakeholder clubs should be consulted. Sue Taylor duly noted that authorization and actioned , as did the NCL through their next scheduled  Management meeting - it was always an agenda item anyway. And certainly not a race to the respective memberships.. Simply due process by both organisations.


I can count on less than one hand the number of times Barla have introduced an initiative in the last 10 years that has moved the NCL forward. Please correct me if I am wrong.


That said Sue Taylor's approach seems to be refreshing and who knows what might develop ? But she needs someone riding ' shotgun ' by her side - hence my reference to those Barla top table discussions of the past . Simply taking everything back to Barla meetings will result in the continuing stagnation that marked the last reign.


She has the mandate to make a mark. The window of opportunity is there. I hope she takes it - and do you know what , I think she just might.... ............