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Michael Ashton

Member Since 20 Apr 2005
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 11:09 AM

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In Topic: Positivity Thread

Yesterday, 09:17 AM

How about Golding and Schofield as half backs.

In Topic: Is Goulding the right man to take us forward?

27 July 2014 - 04:42 PM

I think that considering the season we have had on the field our support has been terrific. I know the Sheffield gate was the lowest at 871 but the average home gate so far is 1079.


What worries me most is the gates of all the games in CH1. The average gates are

Gateshead  274

Gloucester  236

Hemel         201

Hunslet       452

Oldham      491

Oxford        262

Scorpions   256

Skolars       411

York            537


The present gates of Swinton,Rochdale & Crusaders are little better than the above.


If this situation occurs I think we have got real problems.

In Topic: Raiders v Dewsbury

27 July 2014 - 03:54 PM

Lost 34-14.

Keighley won 44-32 and Haven lost 24-35 to Fev. Town beat Crusaders 12-8. Haven are now in the bottom 5 and play Town next week. What a match that will be.

In Topic: New structure to usher in exciting new era for Rugby League

25 July 2014 - 03:01 PM

I found the following article quite interesting. It was sent to me by somebody in an e-mail. Clicking on the link should work.


I know it's on an Australian Website but nevertheless I think it's worth a read.

In Topic: New structure to usher in exciting new era for Rugby League

25 July 2014 - 02:51 PM

I think it's quite easy to understand but does seem very complicated. The part I totally disagree with is playing matches on a geographical basis. It seems to me that this takes us way back into the past when all Lancashire Clubs played home and away against Lancashire Clubs and Lancashire Clubs played once against Yorkshire clubs Yorkshire Clubs once against Lancashire Clubs. At least I think that is how it worked or it could have been partly on strength. (I know that we played Wigan, Saints etc home and away every season.) In those days there was no promotion and relegation and only 1 Division.