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Michael Ashton

Member Since 20 Apr 2005
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 09:27 PM

#2967433 Positivity Thread

Posted by Michael Ashton on 29 July 2014 - 09:17 AM

How about Golding and Schofield as half backs.

#2965294 New structure to usher in exciting new era for Rugby League

Posted by Michael Ashton on 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.

#2962463 Fireworks

Posted by Michael Ashton on 20 July 2014 - 08:04 PM

I think it's a great pity. I have always enjoyed reading it and just ignore messages and streams that don't mean anything. I think it's a great way of communicating and expressing serious views on performances etc. A lot of stuff is now on Facebook but I can't follow FB and overall there is more rubbish that FB than anywhere.

Nice to meet you today Ron and put a face to messages. Hope you had a good trip back.

#2955732 AGM

Posted by Michael Ashton on 06 July 2014 - 08:36 PM

I'm very surprised that with various comments about a lack of AGM their is no comment on the Public Notices,page 31 of Saturdays Mail.


The AGM will be held at the Lisdoonie at 7.00pm on Thursday 7th August 2014. Official nominations forms for directors can be obtained from the secretary and must be submitted by 24th July.


Personally I hope that as many debenture holders and season ticket holders as possible will attend.

#2937708 BG May Be Turning Out On Sunday

Posted by Michael Ashton on 01 June 2014 - 04:12 PM

After todays game I don't think BG needs any judgement passing. His performance speaks for itself as far as I am concerned.

#2937564 BG May Be Turning Out On Sunday

Posted by Michael Ashton on 01 June 2014 - 10:21 AM

Why not wait until 4.45 this afternoon to pass judgement.

#2932130 Match Day Hospitality

Posted by Michael Ashton on 19 May 2014 - 03:33 PM

I am sometimes concerned at the amount of criticism and comments about the BOD and volunteers in the Club that I must leave a message of praise.


Last week my wife and myself were fortunate enough to win a prize of  Boardroom Hospitality on the new 500 Super Lotto. The prize consisted of a 3 course lunch, match programmes, drinks and post match presentation in the Lewthwaite Suite with buffet and drinks.


We were extremely impressed with the way we were looked after and I would like to thank the BOD and volunteers for making our match day experience so pleasureable (apart from the result). I understand that this is the first season that guests have been treated to a 3 course lunch.


I think I'm right in saying that Boardoom Hospitality is given to all sponsors on the day and visiting officials.


In future I think that everybody who works to keep this Club going deserves full credit from all supporters.

#2920024 London Broncos Gates

Posted by Michael Ashton on 22 April 2014 - 09:02 PM

Good post Ron. At least it's got a debate started and it would be nice to read other opinions.
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#2915160 Dual Reg with Salford

Posted by Michael Ashton on 11 April 2014 - 07:55 PM

Raiders A are beating Bradford 22-6 at HT. LOL

Castleford have completely outplayed Saints in the first hslf. 24-6. How nice to see a full ground with lots of atmosphere.

#2913159 RFL Survey

Posted by Michael Ashton on 07 April 2014 - 08:46 PM

We are all quick enough to criticize RFL. Now is our chance to make comments. The RFL are running a survey. In case anybody is interested in filling it in the website address is www.surveymonkey.com/s/letstalkrugbyleague


Posted by Michael Ashton on 07 April 2014 - 08:40 PM

I've always been against DR but I tend to agree with others on here that something must be done very quickly to stop the slide. The gates in CH1 are abysmal and are usually well below 1,000. Once the home gates fall it is difficult to get them up again. I thin we are still benefitting from gates created 5 years ago but they can vanish very quickly.

#2905171 Swinton Vs Barrow - Team & Predictions

Posted by Michael Ashton on 24 March 2014 - 05:12 PM

Completely agree Furry. I.ve been following Barrow for over 50 years and sometimes wonder where our game has gone. Great traditional Clubs like Barrow, Swinton, Oldham, Keighley and many others have been sacrificed in the name of 'expansion' and 'Sky'. I think it's all very sad or am I completely old fashioned.

#2881549 North Wales v Barrow Raiders

Posted by Michael Ashton on 16 February 2014 - 03:04 PM

12-10 Another try to Grant.

#2880257 Ryan Shaw

Posted by Michael Ashton on 13 February 2014 - 09:54 PM

I think after tonights performance against Saints Tony Smith might want to keep him. LOL

#2867554 Today's friendly

Posted by Michael Ashton on 21 January 2014 - 11:01 AM

If it is James Feather their is some interesting stuff on Keighley News. It is his testimonial year and a boxing event has been organised. Perhaps he was practising. LOL