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About Shipbuilder

  • Birthday 11/09/1957

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    Real Rugby league - not this Rupert Murdoch circus.<br /><br />Watching my lad play for Hindpool Tigers - the next John Joyner ? - in my dreams!

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  1. Main thing to concentrate on is getting a home draw next round. Leeds aren't a bad side but I'm sure Cresta has a cunning plan.
  2. Fully agree, all credit to Hemel, they were close a try on a few occasions and never resorted to dirty play. They tried to slow the rucks down in the second half and were penalised. I watch this tactic each week in Superleague and see less punishment. Last night was not a walk on the park, Barrow played very well, power in the forwards and pace in the backs with Dalimore linking the two. Where was the crowd this game deserved?
  3. Excellent result, well done lads
  4. All the best Liam
  5. As well as all the above about the superior game, local lads, good banter with opposition Another point I'd make about supporting Barrow Rugby is the heritage and history. The Rugby won the Challenge Cup at Wembley. Who is Barrow's finest ever sportsman - it's probably a debate between Emlyn Hughes and Willie Horne but Emlyn was captain of Liverpool and went to live in Sheffield whereas Willie captained Barrow,stared for Barrow and lived all his life in Barrow. As well as Willie Horne imagine a pair of centres like Phil Jackson and Dennis Goodwin - both locals, both starred for Barrow and Great Britain.
  6. Still don't really like all the nicknames - I'd still prefer Wire and Classy Cas to Wolves and Tigers, and Wigan will always just be Pies. Raiders is better than Braves and we've go used to it but you can see by my name I prefer straightforward Barrow or Shipbuilders. A few have died out now - remember Oldham Bears, Halifax Blue Sox and Hull Sharks
  7. No chance the RFL would relegate Bradford - a slap on the wrist and carry on chaps. To be fair to Leigh they were getting relegated, Newcastle went down instead but it was Newcastle's decision.
  8. Would be good to have a professional club in East Manchester. I always thought there was a chance of genuine expansion in the days of Trafford Borough. Can't help thinking that expansion to East and South Manchester, maybe even North Cheshire and North Wales - good luck North Wales Crusaders - will benefit the game more than Kent Invicta. Not just Manchester - we need to maintain a real presence in Sheffield and Newcastle and bring back Blackpool and who knows we might also reach out to The Potteries
  9. David You have carried the club through a difficult time and have made the club stronger and more stable. A few "sexy" signings can excite fans, settling an lopsided balance sheet doesn't inspire the same buzz but I can assure you - it's far more important. Thanks for all you have done for Barrow Rugby - you will be missed.
  10. Well done lads - the most important thing for me each season is that I feel proud of my team. Don't feel let down this season
  11. Well done lads - excellent stuff
  12. Good result for London, give them credit, but not good for Barrow - in fact very bad
  13. A bit of good news for a change
  14. Yes all the best for the season and hope things get sorted. North Wales is the key area for Rugby league expansion along with the amateur team in Chester
  15. Can't ask for much more - sounds like a good performance. Now for a bit of consistency.