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Flaming balls

Member Since 21 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Feb 09 2016 03:19 PM

#3270468 Keighley

Posted by Flaming balls on 09 February 2016 - 06:46 AM

No, it held up well. I don't think the team has trained on it for a couple of weeks and the strong winds seem to have dried it - it was in far better condition than the DW on Thursday, a pitch deemed to be fit to play on, double standards me thinks.

I don't think the Wigan game would of been on had it not been a "Sky Sports" fixture

#3262171 Warrington

Posted by Flaming balls on 25 January 2016 - 08:01 PM

If the Town game had been a league match it would have been postponed and rearranged but because it was a friendly which can't really be rearranged, it was foolishly played. Walking into the ground yesterday for the Oldham game I couldn't believe how bad the pitch looked. Never ever seen it that bad in decades. Yesterday's game then made it even worse. So a match played in front of less than 700 fans was played, thus putting a match played in front of possibly 1500-2000 in serious doubt. Madness.

A match of which the club will make "NO" Money apart from bar and food sales.

#3254422 2016 shirts

Posted by Flaming balls on 05 January 2016 - 06:18 AM

i would love to know where this misinformation has come from. The only 2 people who've been in contact with ISC is myself and Jane in the shop, and this simply isn't true and has no basis of fact what so ever. ISC returned back to business this morning, as did we, and we were on the problem straight away.

I spoke with our ISC rep today and have told them there is a manufacturing error in the shirt with regards to a tight neck line, both home and away and the small sizing of the lower sizes of the junior shirts. Our rep said he will get hold of the manufacturing dept find out whats happened and get back to me tomorrow. to this end, I will know more tomorrow.

Anyone not happy with their shirts can take them into the rugby shop and we can hold them until suitable replacements are sent through, or customers can keep hold of them and when a new batch of shirts comes into the shop with the right sized necklines we'll be more than happy to exchange them.

if anyone wants to know anything about the shirts or indeed the club, just ask the right people. shops number is 824454 and my number is 07710417827. feel free to call through shop hours to ascertain the correct information about anything.

That's good to hear. Just what I was told, was also told the club would be taking it further.

P.S am also surprised there has been no word publically from the club till now.

#3231005 Friendly's

Posted by Flaming balls on 09 November 2015 - 05:53 PM

Keighley are coming too

The Forums rubbish now Gaz, Neil Martin and Darren Holt killed it :-() haha

#3216807 2016 fixtures

Posted by Flaming balls on 18 October 2015 - 06:33 PM


Sunday, March 6: North Wales Crusaders v Barrow Raiders, 2.30pm.

Sunday, March 13: Barrow Raiders v Hunslet Hawks, 3.30pm.

Friday, March 25: Barrow Raiders v Newcastle Thunder, 3.30pm.

Sunday, April 10: Coventry Bears v Barrow Raiders, 3pm.

Sunday, April 17: Barrow Raiders v Rochdale Hornets, 3.30pm.

Sunday, April 24: Doncaster RLFC v Barrow Raiders, 3pm.

Sunday, May 8: Barrow Raiders v York City Knights, 3.30pm.

Sunday, May 15: South Wales Scorpions v Barrow Raiders, 3pm.

Sunday, May 22: Barrow Raiders v Toulouse, 3.30pm.

Sunday, June 5: University of Gloucestershire All Golds v Barrow Raiders, 3pm.

Saturday, June 11: London Skolars v Barrow Raiders, 3pm.

Sunday, June 19: Barrow Raiders v Hemel Stags, 3.30pm.

Sunday, June 26: Keighley Cougars v Barrow Raiders, 3pm.

Sunday, July 3: Barrow Raiders v Oxford RLFC, 3.30pm.

Sunday, July 10: Bye.

#3122509 Barrow Raiders v Oldham Video Highlights

Posted by Flaming balls on 14 May 2015 - 06:24 PM

What about 3 of your lads battering the Oldham hooker? Really brave that!

3 players to one charged says it all really.....

#3087001 Rugby League Competition Table 2015

Posted by Flaming balls on 11 March 2015 - 12:29 PM

And I'm Flaming Balls lol

#3085377 Keighley game

Posted by Flaming balls on 08 March 2015 - 05:50 PM

It appeared to be a clash of heads with Josh Ward in a tackle. Credit to the physios from both sides who reacted immediately to the incident ensuring both lads were dealt with quickly, unfortunately Lee suffered the worst and I understand he has fairly serious cuts to the back of his head, some swelling of the neck and back pain.
Today we won well, but it seems unimportant and insignificant at this moment, all of our thoughts and hopes must be for Lee and a full and speedy recovery

Here, here...

#3074423 Gareth Hock

Posted by Flaming balls on 18 February 2015 - 08:27 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.

Could quite easily be the best player in the Super League....

#3065986 Sky Try -Sky Sports News

Posted by Flaming balls on 04 February 2015 - 07:06 AM

Sky are teaming up with the Rugby Football League to launch Sky Try, a new grassroots initiative.

The scheme's target is to get 100,000 more young people playing the game, in a seven-year plan designed to raise the sport's popularity around the country.

Nigel Wood, chief executive of Rugby Football League, told Sky Sports News HQ: "It's a programme of engagement for young people to get involved in rugby league across coaching and playing.

"We know that most people come to our sport under the age of 12 and that is an area where we have to put in some considerable investment. Thanks to our association with Sky Sports, Sky Try is going to be a wonderful initiative.

"Everybody who wants to get involved - from the five-year-olds to adults - is welcome to participate. Hopefully it can do for our sport what Sky Ride has done for cycling.

"The age when most people are playing rugby league is 14 so we have to work really hard to retain them beyond that age. We must tailor our product and tailor our offers so that rugby is about having fun; we must make sure we have a full programnme of appropriate activity for all standards and all ages."

Sky Sports rugby league experts Terry O'Connor and Phil Clarke are throwing their weight behind the new initiative and are confident it will provide a massive boost for the game.

Speaking at the launch in Widnes, O'Connor said: "It's brilliant to have some of the best players from Super League down here coaching.

"What the support teaches you about values, about work ethics - the culture within rugby league - is vital. No matter how many times you get knocked down you get back up again. That's life and rugby league has got it all.

"To have the youngsters here with the smiles on their faces is key. We must keep that community spirit going and this investment can make a big difference."

Clarke said: "The most important things in life are to be healthy and to be happy. I think Sky Try offers everybody a chance to do that, from primary to secondary school. It also offers us the chance to grow touch rugby, that is a vital component for people to enjoy the sport without the full contact side of it.

"In essence, it's about fun and friendship. It's about an opportunity for everyone to get a taste of rugby league and form some long-lasting friendships."

#3063507 Gateshead/Newcastle v Whitehaven Friendly

Posted by Flaming balls on 30 January 2015 - 05:41 PM

Or don't want another ass kicking off a championship 1 team.

Or a more serious note, shocking really.

#3062582 Floodlights work......

Posted by Flaming balls on 29 January 2015 - 07:56 AM

Why? The article is about the floodlights but also mentions the Raiders Bar being redecorated.

Sorry I read your first post wrong.

#3057035 V Whitehaven 18/1/15

Posted by Flaming balls on 18 January 2015 - 03:46 PM

1118 attendance too.... Awesome first run out.

#3057016 V Whitehaven 18/1/15

Posted by Flaming balls on 18 January 2015 - 03:15 PM

Playing well for the first game.


Few of the knockers on here maybe eating a big slab of Humble Pie......

#3043873 Raiders sign 4 on loans

Posted by Flaming balls on 11 December 2014 - 08:37 PM

I'm not doubting they will be good players in the future, but they don't have enough experience playing first team at semi professional level. It's not just the Leigh players we have well over a third of our squad with minimal if not none semi pro first team experience which gets found out like we did last year.

If we signed 4 players on loan into a squad to help bulk it to blend into our squad which has lots of experience it would be a good move. But we have added inexperience onto inexperience which gets found out. Players with 100's of games at this level will likely out perform you, if with less talent.

Plenty of other players make the step up, they all have to start somewhere.

What is wrong with giving people a chance?

We all wanted Cresta as a coach, we have to trust in what he's doing.....

He hasn't let us down before. I'm sure he raided the Ameteur game then too....