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Les Tonks Sidestep

Member Since 05 Sep 2003
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In Topic: New CEO

13 August 2014 - 09:02 AM

Oh, how I love these "I know something you don't know, but I'm not allowed to tell you" threads.

In Topic: New CEO

12 August 2014 - 12:34 PM

I thought his was only an interim appointment anyway?

In Topic: Next Season

11 August 2014 - 12:19 PM

Finn ...... I can't believe Fev let him go.


Apparently he didn't have the pace to match the style of play we would be adopting this season.................

In Topic: Points Deduction?

03 August 2014 - 08:49 AM

Have been out of the loop on this subject as laptop been down swannee for over a fortnight; a number of sensible points have been made. Firstly is Fairbank on loan or just DR? If loan then should be OK., and doesn't the fact that he was on our original list of DR's for the season carry any weight?


If it was a loan there wouldn't be any fuss and surely the Club would have put the rumours to bed straight away. And no it doesn't carry any weight - see rules quoted in posts above.


Secondly, did we know the rule on this? As stated we have a very experienced chairman, coach and CEO whose job it is to look into these things to ensure we don't fall foul of regulations.


The Club ought to have known - the rules have been available to see on the RFL website, and if you're going to use a system you really should check on what the rules of that system are.


 Thirdly, the RFL apparently accepted the paperwork for Fairbank's inclusion, and surely they must have some way of flagging up possible trouble spots such as this, so they have to shoulder some of the blame for this having arisen. Had it flagged up they would have been able to advise us immediately


Yes, because at the time of his registration there was no issues. As above the rules are there clearly for all to see. The Club should know what they are.

In Topic: Points Deduction?

02 August 2014 - 08:50 PM

Bulldogs team news - Jacob will not be playing this week due to issues at Giants ......


So you must very confident that there's no case to answer if Batley would have happily picked him again if he'd been made available?