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steve wild

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#3194889 Widnes pitch?

Posted by steve wild on 17 September 2015 - 05:21 PM

We played well on the plastic at Newcastle too.

#3179237 Final Three League Games

Posted by steve wild on 19 August 2015 - 08:18 PM

Haha, didnt say we was unbeatable, just that we're playing well. As are Oldham of course!

#3163837 Mid Season Assessment

Posted by steve wild on 24 July 2015 - 04:38 PM

Using this model, if we were to win all of our remaining games we'd finish 1st.

#3163293 Mid Season Assessment

Posted by steve wild on 23 July 2015 - 09:30 PM

If Toulouse join they'd become a de-facto northern club, giving the northern sides 22 matches (16 games against each other, & 6 v the southern teams).

The southern clubs would play all but one of each other 3 times, plus all the northern clubs once (also 22 matches).

So still full home & away fixtures for the "northern" 9 clubs, & every team still plays each other. Plus southern teams would have 13 fixtures against each other rather than the 10 at present.

Well that's the theory ! Lol

#3163136 Mid Season Assessment

Posted by steve wild on 23 July 2015 - 05:03 PM

There was a meeting of League 1 clubs recently at which the fixture format was discussed.

1- Swinton made the point that all the northern clubs should be playing each other home & away. (Highlighting the York situation especially).
2- The southern clubs said the current format was not helpful to their development (heavy losses, small squads, leading to yet smaller crowds, injuries, lack of growth).

3- The RFL agreed with both perspectives, but also felt there had to be "cross-fertilisation" as the development clubs need a benchmark to aspire to, & a 4th division is not an option.

We have therefore submitted an idea which I believe covers all bases (bearing in mind 22 games is considered the maximum, for good reasons I might explain on another post!).

1- All 8 northern clubs play each other home & away, plus 3 of the southern teams at home & the other 3 away (20 games in total).

2- The 6 southern teams play each other home & away, plus 4 of the northern clubs at home & the other 4 away. They also play an additional 2 fixtures against each other based on a southern ranking system.

Result :-

1- Legitimate league table at top end, enabling champions to be promoted (with 2nd to 5th play-offs).
2- Every team in league still plays each other.
3- Southern clubs have more games against each other & are not over exposed to the northern clubs. They could even have their own trophy based on final ranking positions (a 1st v 2nd final for example).

Not saying it's perfect, but most areas of concern are covered under that system. There is positive discrimination towards the southern clubs under this system, but that's probably what is needed.

An alternative idea of splitting the league in half after a full round of 13 fixtures is also being floated, but I believe that creates a number of anomalies.

The clubs meet again in early August.

#3162114 Mid Season Assessment

Posted by steve wild on 21 July 2015 - 07:48 PM

York are guaranteed a top 5 place, because they have 6 or 8 points start on all of their main rivals. The team that comes 6th will feel a little aggrieved.

#3124405 Cougars Game

Posted by steve wild on 17 May 2015 - 10:16 PM

When we play like that few teams in this league will stop us. The forwards were superb & we played some exciting expansive rugby with ball in hand.

But can i also mention Keighley chairman Gary's summary of what happened 2 weeks ago in his wonderful speech after the game. Rugby league is a great family & we should all be very proud if it.


Posted by steve wild on 27 March 2015 - 12:51 PM

We've negotiated a deal with Sedgley whereby Card carrying Season Ticket holders will get 40p off draught bitter, lager or Guinness (and 30p off Smooth).

So by my reckoning if you drink enough you'll end up with a free pint!

Another good reason to add your support on Sunday. Spread the word. Cheers!!

#3091679 Final curtain

Posted by steve wild on 19 March 2015 - 09:00 PM

Pretty much everything regarding our recent history is already in the public arena. If you go through the news items on our website you'll find a full résumé on a public meeting which took place in early December. A good summary there which should answer your questions. But of course our situation not necessarily the same as yours. Kind regards.

#3079002 Wigan pair sign on loan

Posted by steve wild on 26 February 2015 - 12:27 PM

Please see website for news of our latest exciting signings, Rhodri Lloyd & Rob Lever.

#3074008 Hemel Stags

Posted by steve wild on 17 February 2015 - 11:13 PM

We'd be grateful for your support throughout the season in the newly themed 'Lions Suite'. Enhance your match day experience, bring your friends and family, and help the club at the same time by attending our pre-match functions. You will be very welcome! Discounts negotiable for full tables of 10.












ALAN ROBINSON (former Academy coach)



  • Pre-match lunch (from 1.15pm) in the Lions' Suite (pie, chips, peas, gravy).

  • Private Bar

  • Pre-match interviews with current squad players.

  • Meet the past players (see above).

  • Entertainmemt / raffles / competitions etc. with Spelly.

  • Post-match interview with John Duffy

  • Man-of-trhe-match presentation.

Simply email abbi.roddy@swintonlionsrlfc.com to reserve your place.

Entrance to the Lions Suite is £12.50.



We are also offering Lions' Suite Executive Membership for the whole of the 2015 League season (11 matches).


The cost of membership is £120 for single membership, or £220 for a couple.


For our regulars this represents excellent value. In addition, members will receive a complimentary match programme (representing a further saving of £27.50 over the full season).


Also, don't worry if you think you might miss a game or two, as membership is transferrable to friends and family.


Contact Abbi at the above email address.


Posted by steve wild on 06 February 2015 - 01:35 PM

We've arranged an additional friendly, to take place at Park Lane on Sunday 15th February, ko 2.30pm.

Admission prices:- £10 Adults, £5 concessions, £1 U16s.

Please support John Duffy & the lads for this fixture. North Wales usually bring a good following & the Crusaders are sure to be keen rivals this year. Has all the makings of a good match!

Note revised kick-off time.

#3061307 MASCOT

Posted by steve wild on 26 January 2015 - 02:51 PM

We're about to take delivery of a rather splendid new Lion Mascot outfit !

Question is , who is going to wear it ?

Any volunteers out there? I'm sure we can come to an arrangement to make it worth your while ! (Free zebra meat or summat).

It's an adult costume so only stipulation would be a height of around 5'9 to 6'1.

Thanks !


Posted by steve wild on 17 December 2014 - 06:35 PM

We can now accept orders for replica tops. But to ensure delivery for the start of our competitive season (1st March), we MUST have your order by 30 December AT THE LATEST.

Information we require :-
1) Your name.
2) Your address (or email address, or both).
3) Whether a Home or Away replica wanted (or numbers of each).
4) The Size(s) (see chart below).
5) If a name or number is required on the reverse (for this service there's an additional charge of £7 which covers both).

Whilst we are happy to receive cash or a cheque via our office at 105/107 Chorley Road, Swinton M27 4AA, note you DON'T have to pay immediately. (Due to time constraints and the time of year we can make payment arrangements after 1 January).

How to order :-
(a ) Send an Email with the above details to swintonlions@hotmail.co.uk
Or (b ) text me on 07932 500731 with full details.
Or (c ) Call at the Chorley Road office with full details (but please pay in full if you choose this option).

Available sizes :-
25" (age 6 approx)
27" (age 8 approx)
29" (age 10 approx)
31" (age 12 approx)
35" (Youth)
36" (Small)
39" (Medium)
42" (Large)
46" (X Large)
49" (XX Large)
52" (XXX Large)
55" (XXXX Large)

Prices : £35 (for 25" to 35"); £45 (for 36" to 55"). For a Name & Number add £7.


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#3040845 Next Season

Posted by steve wild on 04 December 2014 - 09:48 AM

Anybody got any opinions on who our main rivals will be next season? Which teams will be challenging at the top? Who might struggle? Any nuggets of information?

Rochdale seem pretty confident; If their forum is anything to go by Oldham seem embroiled in politics; I've heard conflicting things about North Wales; I'd expect Keighley to be strong; Gateshead seem to have money and are recruiting well; not sure about York & Barrow; the southern teams will possibly struggle with squad depth.

Any views on our chances?