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Michael Ashton

Member Since 20 Apr 2005
Offline Last Active Nov 07 2014 04:55 PM

#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.

#2990874 Top supporters Barrow

Posted by Michael Ashton on 08 September 2014 - 03:26 PM

According to todays Rugby Leaguer BG has applied for the Fax job. He is quoted as saying 'Halifax is a proper Rugby League club with proper Rugby League fans'. This is at complete variance with comments on RC after the match and at previous games.


Many thanks for your post Lizard. That is really nice to see.

#2987663 Bearman in the 'Mail'

Posted by Michael Ashton on 03 September 2014 - 01:22 PM

Hang on Jamie. We need to win as many games as we can and that includes Coventry Bears. LOL

#2982114 BG

Posted by Michael Ashton on 24 August 2014 - 10:44 AM

Excellent post as always, Ron.

#2981933 BG

Posted by Michael Ashton on 23 August 2014 - 04:31 PM

What's wrong with Cresta. He says himself that he has unfinished business at the club. He is a lifelong barrow supporter and attends many home games. I think he was treated very shabbily last time he was pushed out of the club.

#2978792 Todays Games

Posted by Michael Ashton on 17 August 2014 - 03:36 PM

We may have had a bad season but I don't think it's been as bad as the Indian cricket team lol.

#2978034 Rebuilding time

Posted by Michael Ashton on 15 August 2014 - 08:04 PM

The last message on the 'bobby goulding' was as follows

I reckon the Mail have been trawling this web site and having seen all the pro messages for Cresta thought it would be a good idea to give him a ring. What he has said is probably 'off the cuff'. I'm pretty certain he doesn't read this Forum. It said in the Mail it's something he hasn't seriously thought of but he did say 'never say never'

I stand by this comment.

#2976620 bobbie goulding

Posted by Michael Ashton on 13 August 2014 - 04:24 PM

I would think that Keith Nutter or Steve Andrews are the best to come up with stats for that Gary.

On the subject of the coach it's funny how opinions change. Only 2 or 3 weeks ago most people on this forum were pushing for a new contract for BG. Now views have totally changed.

#2974395 The board of directors

Posted by Michael Ashton on 09 August 2014 - 07:41 PM

I thought you meat me until I realized you meant Mr Sunderland. LOL

#2973630 AGM

Posted by Michael Ashton on 08 August 2014 - 01:40 PM

There is a full report of the AGM in tonight's Mail. Just to enlarge on the figures a little. They are printed correctly and as David Sharp said but to give some idea of the progress that has been made. The o/s debts at 2013 are £290,250. 2012 £377,521 2011 513,986. 2011 was the year that the Board changed and the debts were at their highest.

The regime of the Club changed in 2006 and the debts from then until 2010 were £441044, £537996, £503523, £508012 & 439,179. The figure at the end of the disastrous playing season in 2005 was £168,322. Hopefully from these figures can be seen that the Board are well on there way to getting back to the 2005 level.

I must mention that very few professional football or rugby clubs are free of debt and cash flow problems. These problems are therefore likely to continue. Prior to 2005 the club were obliged to sell 3 houses and obtain loans from some directors to obtain funding. For this reason all club expenditure (including players) must be very carefully budgeted and checked against income.

#2973616 bobbie goulding

Posted by Michael Ashton on 08 August 2014 - 01:21 PM

Not quite sure what you mean Jamie. What we would not want is the Club being held to ransom.