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Rugby League World Issue 400 - Out Now!

RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD MAGAZINE - ISSUE 400 - OUT NOW!
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Billy Bob

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#2922953 Just a very large "Thank You"

Posted by Billy Bob on 30 April 2014 - 02:56 PM


The RLFC may wish for the two clubs to merge, but they will not guarantee S/L and they will not put up any money in order to develop a S/L team in the area.
S/L players are now demanding £60k to £150k a season and top class overseas players are on more, if the two clubs were to merge, where is the money going to come from ? Haven receive £45k a year from Nuclear Management Partnership, which is more than either team's annual gate income, all the RLFC is interested in is keeping a professional side in Cumbria and in my opinion they see a merger of two clubs a solution for the survival of one club for this area.
S/L is a pipe dream, who in this area has millions to put into a venture that would not see a break even return, loosing money year after year, the world cup games were a one off, complimentary tickets, kids free, more women attending the games due to accompanying kids due to the entertainment put on in the Town prior to the games, there were more none R/L supporters their than genuine fans, I would like to see a S/L team up here but experience shows that people say they would support S/L team, and when they are getting poor results your down to the diehards about 800 from both clubs, sorry don't think it will happen.


#2921398 Impetus!

Posted by Billy Bob on 26 April 2014 - 01:32 PM

Spacecake Haven in my opinion have made a smart move, getting to try out a player that should be able to guide the team around the field and he will not costing Haven a fortune, and no other team will want him until he as proved himself week after week over a long period, and if he doesn't deliver he won't have cost the club very much, smart move


#2919214 haven reaction

Posted by Billy Bob on 20 April 2014 - 05:41 PM


Whilst a lot on this blog is sour grapes due to being beaten by the old enemy, it is fact that Haven had only 18 players available to select from St Helens withdrawing their DR players.
Town had virtually a full squad to select from, yes the game was errors from both sides, however this was a derby game and players were getting stuck in so dropped balls and errors occurred.
I thought with Mattinson, Stack etc, Town would have won this game at a stroll, and based on last weeks performance against Sheffield why not, now I wonder how good are Sheffield when you consider Barrow beat them at Sheffield ?
Fair dues to Haven they wanted the win more than Town and in the end they deserved it by keeping Town of the score sheet for all of the second half.
Why should we whinge about Doran he did an excellent job for Haven and wish he had been wearing a Town shirt.
However I agree that both teams will not avoid relegation unless huge improvements are made in both teams performances.
Regarding Culnean he will soon be 35 years old, there is no future investing in player of his age, Fox a decent player but unfortunately he is very injury prone, turned out for Egremont on Saturday was on the field for ten minutes and retired injured for the rest of the game, also why would amateurs be interested in signing for Town and Haven when both clubs don't have second teams, and DR players keep locals from getting a game.