And without bonus points and DR you would not be in this league ,but as you Keith T and others were fond of sayong .....theme the rules
I'm glad you finally acknowledge H4E that Town were only playing by the rules the same rules that your team has been playing by this year but you will have noted there was none of the childish Widnes Reserves, etc, from our fans.
At least the lower teams in SL get the same amount of Central Funding as the top teams whilst in the Championship it depends on where you finish in the league table as to how much funding you receive. If one system is good enough for one league then surely it should apply in the other?
My post wasn't meant as a criticism of yours Anonymouse, in fact I am like others who cannot understand why Duerden, Forrester, etc haven't had more game time. Only PV could answer that one. It's a pity they couldn't have got game time at Barrow.
well I though we might have been 7 pts clear of you now shows what can happen in a couple of weeks
You used the same calculator that we did with our games at home to Batley and Hunslet. We had them won before we played them just as you thought you had the Town and Rams games in the bag. It's a funny old game mate!!
Good luck to them, obviously finishing in the top 4 and guaranteed at least half a million pounds has helped them to make this decision. They have been running this season with about 9 or 10 full-time players and staff and they couldn't do that on the gate receipts alone so they must have some very good sponsors.
Geordie Townie, you keep saying there isn't the money in the area but surely the British Energy Coast with the new reactor to be built at Moorside and the underground repository for nuclear waste more than likely to be built this area could see a dramatic increase in funding to this area. House construction is increasing to cater for more workers in the area because of all this future investment.
There would certainly be enough to fund one team/club but there again that's another story, isn't it?
Local amateur clubs provide players for both clubs. Town would struggle to raise a team if it was just allerdale players in the team. The cumbrian league is pretty poor.
Copeland teams are much stronger ie brow kells Egremont. With good youth set ups but most get picked up by SL clubs.
Town have more Cumbrians in their squad than Haven because for whatever reason these lads wont sign for them or if they do they are back with their amateur clubs in a season or two. Where would Haven be without their travellers, loanees and triallists from France? There are 16 Cumbrians in Town's squad and at the start of this season the players they brought in from local amateur game (Forrester, Akehurst, Scholey, Ritson) were all from the Allerdale area plus Duerden from the Millom area. Of the two clubs Workington tend to look after the local players better.
The signing of Jarrod Sammut by Workington Town has given the whole club a huge lift and his class shone through on Sunday when Town hammered their neighbours Whitehaven 28 - 6 in the local derby game at Whitehaven. His signing has given the players and fans a buzz.
He didn't say that wonky. What he said was that all our tries came from kicks or Haven's errors. He thought we still had a bit of work to do in attack as he thought we were too lateral. He also added that he believes that there is a lot more to come from this Town team so I wouldn't call him a dick**** for wanting more from our lads.