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How did you start collecting?

Yesterday, 02:22 PM

When I first started going to matches in the 1970s I always bought and read and kept the programme from the match. Then my cousin gave me a big bag of about 100 old programmes from Fev matches and i was off. Waiting every six weeks or so for the Yorkshire Programmes catalogue to arrive to see what I could tcik off my wants list. First I collected only home matches, then home and away. Then I went back to 1973/4 (two divisions) then back to 1960 then 1955. Before then, it starts to get very pricey. I still need another 20-odd back to 1955.


How about you?

Club Statistics: What to record and how to record

26 March 2015 - 10:29 AM

As mentioned on another thread, many people keep stats about their club. At Featherstone, Chris Heinitz (with help from MLP) spent a lot of time putting together this DVD, to be annually updated.




Many other clubs have impressive websites put together, including:






Others have put together outstanding books, notably Oldham and Swinton among others.


Then there's that very ambitious RL project idea.




What have you/your club done?


What would you like to see done?







Brand New TRL Sub-forum

21 March 2015 - 01:28 PM

In case you hadn't noticed, after decades of careful planning and minutes of intense lobbying of Mr. Webmaster, TRL has a brand new sub forum.


It's called the Rugby League Collectors Forum and it's for folk to exchange info & discuss all aspects of collecting in rugby league, progarmmes, badges, jerseys, whatever.


It's also the place to talk about statistics, history and heritage connected to our wonderful sport.


We're just getting going, so if you want to get rid of a load of old programmes and newspaper cuttings, or buy them, or know a bit more about your club's history or who scored that try in that game in 1963, have a look here:





Rugby League Collecting Dealers

20 March 2015 - 07:27 PM

Someone was asking about this on another thread, so perhaps a separate thread for dealers to post their details could be useful.


I don't have any kind of list other than this list taken from another forum about dealer stall-holders at a recent collectors' fair.


Some names I recognise and some I don't.


Andrew Pinfield (Halifax)

Andy Wheelwright (Former RLCF partner)

Andrew Hardcastle (Halifax)

Steve Gaunt

Geoff Craven

Tony Sheldon (Rochdale)

Paul Hicks (Wakefield)

Steve Boswell

Richard Hobson (Rochdale)

Tony Lazenby (Leeds, former Yorkshire programmes)


Scratching Shed

Vertical Editions

London League Publications


I don't think anyone produces a catalogue anymore and Im not sure if anyone runs a website following the closure of www.rugby-league-world.com which was run by Richard bailey of the RLCF.


I suppose most dealers will now be on ebay.


Please post any info here.

The Chargedown

20 March 2015 - 09:11 AM

I've been thinking about this historic rule.


Mostly, a poor PTB or a slow kicker gets his 6th tackle kick blocked by an enthusiastic defender.


Mostly, the ball is recovered by the kicking team.


Who are then "rewarded" with six more tackles for their poor play.


Could we change the law so that a genuine chargedown doesn't result in 6 more tackles?


Just a thought.