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phildog

Member Since 26 Jul 2013
Offline Last Active Nov 23 2014 06:08 PM
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In Topic: Only 4 ?

14 November 2014 - 01:32 AM

I believe that the way to go regarding A teams for our 2 clubs is to run one jointly. As Rams appear to have a large® squad than us, and the fact that we will have 8 players spare every week to keep happy and on the field, it would make sense to combine the 2 clubs' extra players to keep them match fit. Training isn't the same as intense match conditions, and should any of those extra players be needed by their clubs due to injury or drop in form those players would be upto speed match wise. Of course ground rules would have to be laid down regarding nicking each others' players, what they would wear and where they would play (suggest each others' 2nd strip in rotation and both grounds in turn giving a little income to both clubs) but I believe there is enough trust and friendship between the two clubs to pull it off. Heavy Woollen A!!


In Topic: Friday night

13 November 2014 - 08:44 PM

Well, by the comments above it shows at least that we are an industrious lot, as I too am working!! Kev, would you like to comment on any memorial being made for Malcolm Shuttleworth at the ground, surely after over 60 years connection with us he's due some recognition. Also how about something remembering Ike Fowler, our only championship winning captain, who also kept up a long association. Perhaps turnstiles or compound gates or the changing rooms could be named in their honour?

In Topic: pre-season

09 November 2014 - 08:56 PM

No, I agree Keighley wouldn't be politically correct!! I would prefer to see us play good quality opposition i.e. SL sides than teams we will face during the season. We'll get a better idea of our ability in this way.


In Topic: Cougars call EGM

09 November 2014 - 08:53 PM

If my memory serves me well, we're still waiting for the October announcement the RFL were going to make regarding their reasons for overturning their points deduction decision. They clearly aren't going to be too interested in Keighley's EGM call seeing as they have put all fixture arrangements in place for the coming season. What percentage of clubs need to support the call for an EGM, or is it triggered by any number? One has to have sympathy for Keighley, as regardless of our delight at winning the appeal, we did break RFL rules yet got away without punishment. The RFL's eventual outcome can only mean that any other club can in the future break rules and expect to get away with it by quoting this farce just as we did in quoting Whitehaven's situation in 2013. come to think of it, we never did fully and officially hear how we approached the appeal in the first place!


In Topic: Breakfast Club Announcement--Malcolm Shuttleworth

03 November 2014 - 01:57 PM

Are there any plans by either BISSA or the club to honour Malcolm within the club/ground? I would suggest naming one of the entrance gates after him, after all over 60 years association with the club deserves some recognition.