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Michael Ashton

Member Since 20 Apr 2005
Offline Last Active Sep 13 2015 04:17 PM

#3192472 Confused

Posted by Michael Ashton on 13 September 2015 - 09:16 AM

Next season all Raiders home games will be on a Sunday. Possibly a 3.30pm KO

#3079167 New Floodlights

Posted by Michael Ashton on 26 February 2015 - 04:57 PM

According to tonights Mail the big switch on is the first home league game on 11th April. The BOD intend to invite players who played against St Helens in the first floodlit game in 1966. Does anybody on this Forum have the names of the team.

#3074415 Gareth Hock

Posted by Michael Ashton on 18 February 2015 - 08:15 PM

Gareth Hock has received a 6 match ban for using his knees in two separate incidents playing for Salford against St Helens. What a shame such a talented player puts in cheap shots designed to injure his oponents.

#3060893 V Keighley 25/1/15

Posted by Michael Ashton on 25 January 2015 - 08:12 PM

Thanks for that info Keith. I should have known you or Steve Andrews would have come up with that stat. 


My memory. I would have been at both games and how recently it was.

#3060629 V Keighley 25/1/15

Posted by Michael Ashton on 25 January 2015 - 04:21 PM

Final score 38-20. Very different game to last week. Keighley were a much better side to Haven. Bigger but they made a lot of handling errors and gave away penalties. I think they tired in the end and could not contain Barrow with a lack of possession. Barrow were easy winners in the end. Gate about 860. Again many congrats to players and coaching staff.

When did Barrow last score 80 points in 2 games.?

#3059729 Game On ?

Posted by Michael Ashton on 23 January 2015 - 04:55 PM

Friday 5.00pm. Only danger at the moment is waterlogged pitch. LOL

#3057046 V Whitehaven 18/1/15

Posted by Michael Ashton on 18 January 2015 - 04:21 PM

Best performance I've seen from Barrow for a very long time. Speedy backs, rock solid defence,excellent fitness for starters. 

Try scorers Dolan-3, Fleming-2, Bullock, Mossop & Nicholson-1 each

Well done Cresta, coaching staff and all the players.for providing us with such good entertainment.

#3047189 Geoff Worrall

Posted by Michael Ashton on 19 December 2014 - 05:35 PM

I second that Jamie. I worked closely with Geoff when I was on the Board.


My only worry now is that the Board are very limited  in number. I'ts a big load for so few to carry.

#3043876 Raiders sign 4 on loans

Posted by Michael Ashton on 11 December 2014 - 08:41 PM

I agree with you Jaie. What a load of rubbish has been posted on this forum. Cresta was favourite by a mile in the supporters eyes for head coach. I'm quite happy to put my complete trust in him. 

After the happenings of the last few years we are lucky to have a team to support.

#3040244 Freddie Zitter

Posted by Michael Ashton on 02 December 2014 - 05:29 PM

As far as I'm aware the funding of a player has no effect on the salary cap. The salary cap is based on wages paid to players. As far as I'm aware Zitter was taken on before the existence of a salary cap but  if it had not been the sponsor money would go into income and players wages on the figures for players costs for the salary cap.

#3018105 NW Evening Mail

Posted by Michael Ashton on 22 October 2014 - 04:10 PM

I don't know what anybody else thinks but I feel that the coverage has been excellent since Cresta became head coach. We are getting plenty of coverage almost every day and there is even a long piece about Willie Horne tonight. This is even more pleasing considering it is the off season. I hope Radio Cumbria can match this with commentaries in 2015.

#3011311 2015 Championship Leagues

Posted by Michael Ashton on 10 October 2014 - 08:35 PM

I hear that bonus points will be scrapped next season.

#3010547 Subscription email

Posted by Michael Ashton on 09 October 2014 - 02:20 PM

I did Jamie but I've had others now and again.

#3009343 Anthony Murray

Posted by Michael Ashton on 07 October 2014 - 07:33 PM

It was reported in the Rugby Leaguer on 29/9 but Crusaders were hoping for Michael Monaghan. Bit of a difference.,Ron.

#2991090 Top supporters Barrow

Posted by Michael Ashton on 08 September 2014 - 07:19 PM

I've just noticed that the first message was taken from RLComs Forum. There are 4 messages about our supporters and it's worth a read.


Well done to our travelling army. Pity that kind of thing doesn't happen at football.