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    Keighley

    Who cares. As long as the Super Greed clubs are ok everything is wonderful - right? Lets just keep telling everybody the game is thriving and expanding because some of them actually believe it. Good luck to Keighley. Great club. Always enjoyed visiting. You are not alone. Most clubs below the elite league are in far more trouble than people think. My first and last post on this subject and I won't be visiting it again.
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    New NCL Teams

    Maybe the guy at Featherstone didn't make it up. Maybe somebody told him that. People make up all sorts on these forums to be fair. I think the guy who actually represents the club we are talking about is an honourable man so I accept it when he says finance is not an issue. Doesn't really matter anyhow. I hope we don't lose any of the existing clubs.
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    New NCL Teams

    Jimmy has always kept himself fit and he just loves Rugby League.
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    New NCL Teams

    Sorry about that mate. I don't normally make statements like that unless I'm certain and I did get that information from two reputable sources, and one of them was while I was watching a game at that same club. I apologise if I misled anybody. I'm glad I didn't mention the name of the team. I remember when I went to that game, expecting to see a struggling team but I saw a team that were capable of beating any team in that division on the day. Best of luck for the coming season. No doubt I will see you somewhere along the way.
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    New NCL Teams

    Don't worry about Salford City Roosters. I expect them to be back in the NCL again providing they get re-elected. They have just appointed a new coach and are looking to attract new players. They held their end of season awards last night and the atmosphere at the club is still good. Some good things happening off the pitch too. Not going to be a complete turn around straight away in my opinion but they should be more competitive this time around. One of those players who was "approaching 50" at Beverley by the way was 54! He played 11 games for the club last season and has played every season since they first became Eccles in 1980. He picked up an award last night. The two teams, I believe, were thinking of pulling out played higher than division 3 last season. One of them actually offered to resign before the end of the season but changed their mind when they saw the size of the fine that comes with that.
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    New NCL Teams

    Long time since I watched Nottingham. It was against Featherstone Lions and I seem to remember it was a cricket pitch with the bar upstairs. Walked it from the railway station and remember going past Notts County FC.
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    New NCL Teams

    Two of those teams don't meet the criterea because of a lack of youth teams although I understand that at least one of the management team would like to make an exemption for one of them. That was a month ago though. I have not sought any more information since then. There is one team there that I didn't know about. All will be revealed soon enough. Can't wait for the fixtures to come out for the NCL. Must try to get to Drighlington this season - only NCL ground I have never visited. Batley Boys, Hensingham and Queensbury would all be new grounds for me but I have been to the other 5.
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    New NCL Teams

    Some of them don't want it published that they have applied until they know if they have been accepted or not. I have no idea why?
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    Not a major sport according to Talksport

    To me RL is the greatest game on Earth but only RL fans think it is not a minor sport. Shame, but that's how it is. I stopped listening to Talk Sport 18 months ago.
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    New NCL Teams

    Not all of them.
  11. Can anybody help me please? I have not seen any scores in the Cumbria County cup this season and I guess it has been scrapped as the Cumbria ARL also seems to have been. I have inserted below the results from the 2017 competition. Can anybody tell me if there is still a official County cup competition under a different name? I see there is the CARL cup, the EB & Lamb cup and the Iggesund Cumberland cup (Final still to be played). I guess traditionalists will say that the Cumberland cup has always been the County cup but prior to 1982 Cumberland/Cumbrian teams played in the Lancashire cup. CUMBRIA CUP. Round 1. Ellenborough Rangers (Workington) 10 Glasson Rangers (Cumbria) 18 Maryport (Cumbria) Out Hensingham (Whitehaven) w/o 6 other entrants received byes. Round 2. Hensingham (Whitehaven) 28 Distington (Workington) 24 Roose Pioneers (Barrow) Out Glasson Rangers (Cumbria) w/o Ulverston (Barrow) 26 Wath Brow Hornets ‘A’ (Whitehaven) 22 Walney Central (Barrow) 28 Seaton Rangers (Cumbria) 6 Semi-finals. Ulverston (Barrow) 14 Hensingham (Whitehaven) 26 Walney Central (Barrow) 62 Glasson Rangers (Cumbria) 8 Final (at Distington ARLFC). Hensingham (Whitehaven) 22 Walney Central (Barrow) 20
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    Hemel pull out of League 1

    No shock, but don't worry - Super Greed is doing fine?
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    London Colonials RLC 1978/9

    LONDON LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION FINAL TABLE 1987-88. Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 London Colonials 6 6 0 0 371 187 + 184 12 2 Hornsey Lambs (London) 6 3 0 3 52 134 - 82 6 3 South London 6 2 1 3 65 73 - 8 5 4 Streatham Celtic (London) 6 0 1 5 60 154 - 94 1 LONDON LEAGUE DIVISION 1 FINAL TABLE. Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 St. Marys College (London) 6 4 0 2 133 104 + 29 8 2 Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire) 6 4 0 2 132 118 + 14 8 3 Fulham Travellers (London) 6 3 0 3 113 126 - 13 6 4 Peckham (London) 6 1 0 5 126 156 - 30 2 LONDON LEAGUE DIVISION 2 FINAL TABLE. Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 Fulham Amateurs (London) 6 6 0 0 264 36 + 228 12 2 Ealing (London) 6 4 0 2 84 76 + 8 8 3 Brunel University (London) 6 1 0 5 74 171 - 97 2 4 Bexleyheath (Kent) 6 1 0 5 53 192 - 139 2 MANSFIELD & NOTTINGHAM LEAGUE DIVISION FINAL TABLE 1987-88. Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 Leicester 14 14 0 0 459 185 + 274 28 2 Biddulph (Stoke on Trent) 14 11 0 3 311 124 + 187 22 3 Clowne (Derbyshire) 14 10 0 4 351 165 + 186 20 4 Goldthorpe (Rotherham) 14 6 0 8 210 270 - 60 12 5 Garibaldi (Nottinghamshire) 14 5 0 9 307 337 - 30 10 6 Nottingham 14 4 0 10 205 332 - 127 8 7 Rotherham (South Yorkshire) 14 4 0 10 163 363 - 200 8 8 Peterborough (Cambridgeshire) 14 2 0 12 110 340 - 230 4 MIDLANDS & SOUTH WEST LEAGUE FINAL TABLE 1987-88. Played Won Drawn Lost Failed For Against Difference Points 1 Hemel Hempstead (Hertfordshire) 14 13 1 0 615 78 + 537 41 2 Bristol (Gloucestershire) 14 12 0 2 481 134 + 347 38 3 Aberavon (South Wales) 14 11 0 3 326 170 + 156 36 4 Redditch Halcyon (Worcestershire) 14 9 0 4 1 318 144 + 174 31 5 West Midlands Police (Birmingham) 14 8 1 4 1 162 194 - 32 30 6 Surrey Heath 14 8 0 5 1 116 206 - 90 29 7 Gloucester 14 7 1 4 2 103 237 - 134 27 8 Bath (Somerset) 14 5 0 8 1 223 316 - 93 23 9 Wolverhampton 14 4 1 7 2 50 420 - 370 21 10 Plymouth (Devon) 14 3 0 6 5 99 440 - 341 15 11 Cardiff (South Wales) 14 1 0 0 13 3 12 Dudley (Birmingham) 14 0 0 2 12 6 136 - 130 2 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NORTH EAST AMATEUR RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL TABLE. 1987-88 Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 Newcastle 6 6 0 0 12 2 Stockton Steelers 7 3 0 4 6 3 Frankland (Durham) 2 2 0 0 4 4 Sunderland 7 2 0 5 4 5 Durham 6 1 0 5 2 LONDON LEAGUE DIVISION 1 FINAL TABLE 1988-89. Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 Hemel Hempstead (Hertfordshire) 14 11 0 3 387 162 + 225 22 2 South London 14 9 1 4 276 132 + 144 19 3 Fulham Travellers (London) 14 9 1 4 204 176 + 28 19 4 St. Marys College (London) 14 8 1 5 309 141 + 168 17 5 London Colonials 14 7 1 6 242 222 + 20 15 6 Streatham Celtic (London) 14 3 1 10 186 286 - 100 7 7 Hornsey Lambs (London) 14 3 1 10 151 407 - 256 7 8 Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire) 14 3 0 11 173 402 - 229 6 LONDON LEAGUE DIVISION 2 FINAL TABLE. Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 Peckham (London) 12 12 0 0 528 108 + 420 24 2 Fulham Aamateurs (London) 12 6 0 6 260 186 + 74 12 3 Hemel Hempstead ‘A’ (Hertfordshire) 12 6 0 6 256 299 - 43 12 4 Essex Scimitars 12 6 0 6 236 283 - 47 12 5 Ealing (London) 12 5 1 6 169 215 - 46 11 6 Surrey Heath (London) 12 3 0 9 202 346 - 144 6 7 Cambridge City Tigers 12 2 1 9 187 411 - 224 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MANSFIELD & NOTTINGHAM LEAGUE DIVISION FINAL TABLE 1988-89. Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 Clowne Angels (Derbyshire) 16 16 0 0 661 151 + 510 32 2 Nottingham Crusaders 16 14 0 2 548 214 + 334 28 3 Peterborough (Cambridgeshire) 16 9 0 7 395 398 - 3 18 4 Hexthorpe Barrons (Doncaster) 16 8 0 8 365 306 + 59 16 5 Leicester 16 8 0 8 411 451 - 40 16 6 Sheffield & Kimberworth (South Yorkshire) 16 6 0 10 239 374 - 35 12 7 Garibaldi ‘A’ (Nottinghamshire) 16 4 0 12 190 404 - 214 8 8 Clowne (Derbyshire) 16 4 0 12 261 497 - 236 8 9 Goldthorpe ‘A’ (Rotherham) 16 3 0 13 107 382 - 275 6 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MIDLANDS & SOUTH WEST PREMIER LEAGUE FINAL TABLE 1988-89. Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 Bath (Somerset) 10 10 0 0 308 90 + 218 20 2 Endsleigh Cheltenham (Gloucestershire) 10 7 0 3 202 118 + 84 14 3 Aberavon (South Wales) 10 6 0 4 228 137 + 91 12 4 Countesthorpe (Leicestershire) 10 4 0 6 184 222 - 38 8 5 Redditch Halcyon (Worcestershire) 10 2 0 8 91 330 - 239 4 6 Bristol (Gloucestershire) 10 1 0 9 54 270 - 216 2 MIDLANDS & SOUTH WEST LEAGUE DIVISION 1 FINAL TABLE (Spring competition). Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 West Midlands Police (Birmingham) 6 5 0 1 286 70 + 216 10 2 Plymouth Tamarside (Devon) 6 5 0 1 99 38 + 61 10 3 Dursley (Gloucestershire) 6 3 0 3 95 131 - 36 6 4 Wolverhampton Borough 6 3 0 3 22 116 - 94 6 5 Bath ‘A’ (Somerset) 6 2 0 4 34 154 - 120 4 6 Sedgemoor (Somerset) 6 0 0 6 6 53 - 47 0 Championship play off (at Gloucester All Blues RUFC):- Plymouth Tamarside 10 West Midlands Police 14. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MIDLANDS CONFERENCE FINAL TABLE 1988-89. Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 West Midlands Police (Birmingham) 6 5 0 1 226 51 + 175 10 2 Countesthorpe (Leicestershire) 6 4 0 2 191 46 + 145 8 3 Redditch Halcyon (Worcestershire) 6 2 0 4 88 210 - 122 4 4 Wolverhampton Borough 6 1 0 5 36 234 - 198 2 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EAST MIDLANDS AMATEUR RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL TABLE 1989-90. Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 Shirebrook (Derbyshire) 18 15 0 3 627 199 + 428 30 2 Clowne Angels (Derbyshire) 18 14 0 4 722 214 + 508 28 3 Nottingham Crusaders 18 14 0 4 619 217 + 402 28 4 Hexthorpe Barrons (Doncaster) 18 12 0 6 570 320 + 250 24 5 Peterborough (Cambridgeshire) 18 11 0 7 379 254 + 125 22 6 Clowne (Derbyshire) 18 8 0 10 402 384 + 18 16 7 Leicester 18 6 0 12 312 539 - 227 12 8 Garibaldi ‘A’ (Nottinghamshire) 18 6 0 12 276 546 - 270 12 9 Sheffield & Kimberworth (South Yorkshire) 18 3 0 15 138 362 - 224 6 10 Royal Mail Scorpions (Sheffield) 18 1 0 17 132 1142 - 1010 2 MIDLANDS & SOUTH WESTERN LEAGUE MIDLAND DIVISION FINAL TABLE 1989-90. Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 Redditch Halcyon (Worcestershire) 12 11 0 1 390 94 + 296 22 2 West Midlands Police (Birmingham) 12 8 1 3 331 155 + 176 17 3 Stoke on Trent (Staffordshire) 12 8 1 3 217 109 + 108 17 4 Birmingham 12 8 0 4 362 104 + 258 16 5 Wolverhampton Borough 12 3 0 9 166 489 - 323 6 6 Coventry Polytechnic 12 1 2 9 136 367 - 231 4 7 Staffordshire Polytechnic (Stoke on Trent) 12 0 2 10 72 356 - 284 2 MIDLANDS & SOUTH WESTERN LEAGUE SOUTH WEST DIVISION DIVISION FINAL TABLE 1989-90. Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 Aberavon (South Wales) 14 14 0 0 472 75 + 397 28 2 Plymouth Tamarside (Devon) 14 11 0 3 418 123 + 295 22 3 Bath (Somerset) 14 10 0 4 431 220 + 211 20 4 Cheltenham Endsleigh (Gloucestershire) 14 7 0 7 427 206 + 221 14 5 Bristol (Gloucestershire) 14 5 0 9 280 377 - 97 10 6 Swindon Bulldogs (Wiltshire) 14 4 0 10 158 502 - 346 8 7 Dursley (Gloucestershire) 14 3 0 11 214 596 - 382 6 8 Gloucester 14 2 0 12 86 387 - 301 4 Sorry, Don't have London leagues for 1989-90.
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    London Colonials RLC 1978/9

    Here are a dew more. I have included the Carlisle league just for extra interest. It lasted a few seasons and I do have the tables for the other seasons. CARLISLE & DISTRICT LEAGUE FINAL TABLE 1984-85 Position Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 Horse & Farrier (Carlisle) 16 15 0 1 730 177 +553 30 2 Morton (Carlisle) 16 12 0 4 537 209 +328 24 3 Caledonian (Carlisle) 16 10 3 3 461 255 +206 23 4 Wigton ‘A’ (Carlisle) 16 8 2 6 353 372 - 19 18 5 Platform One (Carlisle) 16 8 1 7 570 404 +166 17 6 Dalston ‘A’ (Carlisle) 16 5 2 9 347 326 + 21 12 7 Aspatria Hornets ‘A’ (Carlisle) 16 5 2 9 362 422 - 60 12 8 Friar Tavern (Carlisle) 16 2 0 14 233 746 - 513 4 9 Crown & Mitre Pioneers (Carlisle) 16 2 0 14 236 918 - 682 4 SOUTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION 1 FINAL TABLE 1984-85 Position Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 Streatham Celtic (London) 12 10 1 1 320 135 +185 21 2 Fulham Amateurs (London) 12 8 1 3 284 252 + 32 17 3 Ealing (London) 12 7 1 4 216 172 + 44 15 4 London Colonials 12 5 1 6 190 137 + 53 11 5 Peckham Pumas (London) 12 3 1 8 194 228 - 34 7 6 Peckham (London) 12 3 1 8 170 306 - 136 7 7 Aberavon (South Wales) 12 3 0 9 141 285 - 144 4 SOUTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION 2 FINAL TABLE Position Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 Fulham Travellers (London) 8 6 1 1 327 105 +222 13 6 Wokingham (Berkshire) 8 5 1 2 227 162 + 65 11 3 St. Marys College (London) 8 5 0 3 221 124 + 97 10 4 Hemel Hempstead 8 3 0 5 110 152 - 42 6 5 Milton Keynes 8 0 0 8 36 378 - 342 0 SOUTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION 3 FINAL TABLE Position Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 Peckham Pumas ‘A’ (London) 8 8 0 0 282 99 +183 16 2 Hemel Hempstead ‘A’ 8 7 0 1 184 100 + 84 14 3 Queen Mary College (London) 8 3 1 4 109 171 - 62 7 4 Fulham Travellers ‘A’ (London) 8 1 2 5 59 130 - 71 4 5 Bexleyheath (Surrey) 8 1 1 6 241 301 - 60 3 6 Streatham Celtic ‘A’ (London) 8 1 1 6 90 154 - 64 3 SOUTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION 1 FINAL TABLE 1985-86 Position Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 South London 14 11 1 2 405 120 +285 23 2 London Colonials 14 10 0 4 359 271 + 88 20 3 Ealing (London) 14 8 2 4 290 152 +138 18 4 Peckham (London) 14 7 0 7 310 281 + 29 14 5 Aberavon (South Wales) 14 7 0 7 176 196 - 20 14 6 Streatham Celtic (London) 14 5 0 9 231 353 - 122 10 7 Fulham Amateurs (London) 14 3 1 10 180 325 - 145 7 8 Fulham Travellers (London) 14 3 0 11 167 420 - 253 6 SOUTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION 2 FINAL TABLE Position Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 St. Marys College (London) 12 10 0 2 308 105 +203 20 2 Cheltenham (Gloucestershire) 12 9 0 3 223 181 + 42 18 3 Wokingham (Berkshire) 12 6 0 6 192 278 - 86 12 4 Milton Keynes 12 5 1 6 251 290 - 39 11 5 Hemel Hempstead 12 5 1 6 211 283 - 72 11 6 Peckham Pumas (London) 12 4 0 8 242 159 + 83 8 7 Fulham Amateurs ‘A’ 12 1 0 11 80 211 - 131 2 SOUTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION 3 FINAL TABLE Position Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference % 1 Bexleyheath (Surrey) 7 6 1 0 93 2 Ealing ‘A’ (London) 3 2 0 1 67 3 Springfield Hospital (Surrey) 2 0 1 1 25 4 Hounslow (Middlesex) 4 1 0 3 25 5 Streatham Celtic ‘A’ (London) 2 0 0 2 0 6 Hemel Hempstead ‘A’ 2 0 0 2 0 LONDON LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION FINAL TABLE 1986-87. Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 South London 11 10 0 1 312 103 + 209 20 2 London Colonials 11 9 0 2 286 90 + 196 18 3 Peckham (London) 11 8 0 3 220 160 + 60 16 4 Ealing (London) 11 4 0 7 234 186 + 48 8 LONDON LEAGUE DIVISION 1 FINAL TABLE. Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 Fulham Amateurs (London) 12 7 0 5 189 285 - 96 14 2 Fulham Travellers (London) 12 6 0 6 168 271 - 103 12 3 Streatham Celtic (London) 12 4 1 7 156 248 - 92 9 4 St. Marys College (London) 12 2 1 9 154 233 - 79 6 5 West London Institute 12 1 0 11 141 284 - 143 2 Includes inter divisional results with premier division teams. LONDON LEAGUE DIVISION 2 FINAL TABLE. Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 Hornsey Lambs (London) 10 10 0 0 335 37 + 298 20 2 Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire) 10 5 2 3 284 168 + 116 12 3 Brunel University (London) 10 4 1 5 100 244 - 144 9 4 Queen Mary College (London) 10 4 0 6 196 106 + 90 8 5 Bexleyheath (Kent) 10 3 0 7 105 326 - 221 6 6 Kent Invicta 10 2 1 7 116 256 - 140 5 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MANSFIELD & NOTTINGHAM LEAGUE DIVISION FINAL TABLE 1986-87. Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 Clowne (Derbyshire) 7 7 0 0 253 59 + 194 14 2 Leicester 5 3 0 2 127 112 + 15 6 3 Garibaldi (Nottinghamshire) 7 3 0 4 88 135 - 47 6 4 Rotherham (Yorkshire) 5 2 0 3 120 125 - 5 4 5 Nottingham 8 1 0 7 140 297 - 157 2
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    London Colonials RLC 1978/9

    I don't have all the Southern leagues in separate files mate. They are with all the other leagues season by season. The cups are all in files separate from the league tables too. If you let me have an e-mail address I will attach files you want to an e-mail and send it to you. Let me know exactly what you are after mate. Bare with me because I am not too clever with computers! I have tried attaching files to this page before and can't get it to work.
  16. I don't know why they added the word Conference. I was happy enough with National League. I thought a conference was a business meeting and I only ever seen it used in regards to sport previously in the USA, until Football merged the Southern and Northern Premier Leagues. I suppose somebody in power just thought it would be cool to copy the Americans.
  17. The National Conference league is open for any team, anywhere in the land, as long as they meet the criteria. If teams from outside the heartlands don't apply or meet the criteria that's not the fault of the management. Two clubs from outside of Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire have applied for entry for the coming season, and if Exiled Townie is correct in what he just said as I type my answer - that's 3 clubs. Are you saying it should be called the Northern Conference League and should not be open to teams from all over the Country?
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    swinton v salford

    I didn't quite understand the original post either AB but they usually play each other pre season?
  19. Teams from London, Northampton, Coventry the North East & Nottingham have played in the NCL at some point in time and applications are open to any club in the land that meets the criteria. How is that not National?
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    swinton v salford

    Super League will kill off the rest of the game eventually, and then its self, because they will have nowhere to get players from, unless the RFL start addressing the problems at the bottom end of the game. I would rather have my memories of Swinton and Station road than you're vision of the future of RL any day. I will wait for you're usually smart, sarcastic reply now Oliver. I loved Station road, even though I was a Salford fan when that ground was Swinton's home. I watched over 100 games there easily, and I remember that game against Sheffield at Burnden park too - 1984-85. I wrote the amateur page in the Swinton programme for 10 years and these days I tend to watch Swinton more than any other team due to my circumstances. I have many friends at Swinton and I hope they achieve their aim of getting back to M27. Incidentally, the last 13 a side game played at Station road was not Swinton .v. Salford, as most people believe - it was Folly Lane .v. Irlam Hornets in the Manchester League Valentine cup final.
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    Grand Final Crowd

    Why don't we just scrap these forums completely because obviously everybody that comments is telling lies. I only ever go to grand finals when I get free tickets and sometimes I don't go then. I went this year. I was in W11 in the Stretford end with my son. The police were called into our section twice - once to attend trouble in a private function room at the bottom of the stairs and once to eject troublemakers from the seats. All the people around me were decent enough, although there was a small altercation with 2 Wigan lads right behind me in a mainly Warrington section. A few years back I went to a final involving Bradford and, I think Leeds. I was walking home wearing a blue and white Ipswich Rhinos shirt and as I passed a group of Bradford fans one of them punched me in the back because my shirt had Rhinos on it. I have seen no trouble at any other GF I have attended. In large crowds you are always going to get drunks and you are always going to get people who are out to cause trouble. It's just unlucky if you get a seat near them. Why can't we just accept people's experiences as true? I say this to somebody every day of my life or I think it to myself but I thank God every day that I was young when I was young and am not young now.
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    swinton v salford

    Surely, you mean when is it going to be started? Andy Mazey and Steve Wild were meeting the mayor of Manchester - Andy Burnham on Monday. Don't hold your breath!
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    London Colonials RLC 1978/9

    Sorry mate, I can't find Southern league tables for 1979-80 but members of the Southern Amateur League were Ealing, Hendon, London Colonials, McAntee, Milton Keynes (I played there in 1987), Oxford University, Peckham & Reading University. Colonials secretary is listed as D. Shaw. telephone 01 659 5917! SOUTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION 1 FINAL TABLE 1983-84 Position Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 London Colonials 10 8 0 2 277 68 +209 16 2 Ealing (London) 10 5 2 3 240 155 + 85 12 3 Aberavon (South Wales) 10 5 1 4 148 96 + 52 11 4 Fulham Amateurs (London) 10 5 1 4 201 216 - 15 11 5 Peckham Invicta (London) 10 4 0 6 234 200 + 34 8 6 Hemel Hempstead 10 1 0 9 72 446 - 374 2 SOUTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION 2 FINAL TABLE Position Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 Peckham Pumas (London) 16 14 0 2 730 155 +575 28 2 Streatham Celtic (London) 16 13 0 3 504 182 +322 26 3 Fulham Travellers (London) 16 11 0 5 398 247 +151 22 4 Milton Keynes 16 10 0 6 372 257 +115 20 5 Ealing ‘A’ (London) 16 6 1 9 148 256 - 108 13 6 Hemel Hempstead ‘A’ 16 6 0 10 178 508 - 330 12 7 Peckham Invicta ‘A’ (London) 16 5 1 10 213 228 - 15 11 8 Ambleside Avenue (London) 16 4 0 12 186 460 - 274 8 9 Bexleyheath (Surrey) 16 2 0 14 190 626 - 436 4
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    London Colonials RLC 1978/9

    SOUTHERN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL TABLE 1978-79 Position Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 Peckham (London) 8 6 2 0 222 65 +157 14 2 London Colonials 8 3 2 3 135 53 + 82 8 3 Oxford University 8 3 2 3 85 92 - 7 8 4 Ealing (London) 8 4 0 4 146 179 - 33 8 5 McEntee (London) 8 1 0 7 85 284 - 199 2 SOUTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION 1 FINAL TABLE 1981-82 Position Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 Peckham Pumas (London) 8 6 0 2 236 43 +193 12 2 Ealing (London) 8 5 0 3 117 49 + 68 10 3 McEntee (London) 8 3 0 5 107 168 - 61 6 4 London Colonials 8 3 0 5 94 161 - 67 6 5 Milton Keynes 8 1 0 7 51 194 - 143 2 SOUTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION 2 FINAL TABLE Position Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points 1 Peckham Pumas ‘A’ (London) 10 8 1 1 358 67 +291 17 2 Fulham (London) 10 8 0 2 243 128 +115 16 3 Ealing ‘A’ (London) 10 7 0 3 173 141 + 32 14 4 Hemel Hempstead 10 4 0 6 175 230 - 55 8 5 Streatham Celtic (London) 10 2 0 8 98 272 - 174 4 6 McEntee ‘A’ (London) 10 0 1 9 101 310 - 209 1
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    Hunslet P

    I love watching amateur sides play semi-pro and have witnessed a few upsets with Thatto Heath, Leigh East and Thornhill immediately coming to mind. I hope you do get to play a semi-pro side in the cup and there is a good chance I will be there to witness it. As for the league, I usually like to see honours shared out but I have watched periods of dominance by Woolston, West Hull, Siddal, Thatto Heath, Wath Brow and the Leigh clubs in the past and I think this Parkside team are capable of joining them. I hope you are given more of a test next time though.