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  1. chisholm

    New NCL Teams

    All basically true except the part about the fine. If finance was an issue why go on and pay more out for transport for the remainder of the season than simply pay the fine ????
  2. chisholm

    New NCL Teams

    T Thanks Celtic, just wanted to clarify the situation.
  3. chisholm

    New NCL Teams

    Sorry Celtic,on this occasion your wrong it was nothing to do with the fine. It was a last minute turn around by all involved at the club with a wish to complete all fixtures and they did ! Then rebuild as they are doing now. Think your contact at the NCL is believing the management propoganda.
  4. chisholm

    London Colonials RLC 1978/9

    I am sure that we played away at London Colonial in the Barla cup but I am sure it was later than that. If I remember right we played in a small athletics arena and went back to a pub cellar that was used as a club house. We won but not sure by what score and I am sure it we were made to play Sunday. Rose Bridge being my club, sorry to be a buy vague but only going off memory. If anyone will no more info it be Celtic Rooster he has most games logged.
  5. chisholm

    Hunslet P

    Very hypothetical question how do people think HCP would compete against the great West Hull sides of the late 90s ? The game has changed a lot since then so just a bit of discussion material.
  6. chisholm

    Open age player review

    Absolutely correct Snoopdog, but we are still starting them even younger than ever. Can only comment on Rugby as I have no knowledge of other sports.
  7. Watching rugby am last night during the break was the test at Liverpool advertised as a Saturday fixture ? I thought it had been switched to Sunday, apologies in advance if I was mistaken.
  8. chisholm

    Open age player review

    Every player may get it but I can guarantee that no more than 30% will reply. That is being very optimistic as well. Player's are not interested in surveys or giving commitment to rugby in general.
  9. chisholm

    Time for a rethink ?

    Season over for most of the team's in the NCL, we need to look seriously at what has happened this season with many clubs really struggling to get a full 17 player's each week. I honestly believe that if we don't regionilse the lower leagues then the future will be very bleak for the community game.
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    Clubs can't win,if they ask a player to pay a fine and he refuses the league will then increase it if it not played by due date. If you tell the player if he does not pay his fine he can't play he replies no problems I go to union or soccer. League should understand the predicament they put clubs in.
  11. On a personal note I did not think summer rugby would ever work, I think I am being proved right. I am not asking for a return to winter because that will never happen. Should the NCL consider regionilse the lower divisions ? I personally think something needs doing soon . At present a lot of clubs are struggling both financially and commitment wise. A good honest assessment without any RFL spin is needed now ! ,
  12. chisholm

    Playing Conditions

    It does give guidelines, which is what I asked for in my original post. So commonsense should be used now.
  13. chisholm

    Playing Conditions

    The RFL have at last used some commonsense with regards to playing surfaces and issued guidelines through the leagues.
  14. chisholm

    Today's game 30/6/2018

    My post is in no way a dig at Dockers, great club with a good history and good people who care about our sport. Just being honest and saying our game is struggling to get player's commitment due to loads of other things to do. I don't want to bring up the old debate, but I along with many others did forecast that summer RL at amateur level would not work. Sorry to sound negative but I honestly believe it may take years to recover from this what I consider an awful decision.
  15. chisholm

    Today's game 30/6/2018

    Was told Dockers travelled to st judes with 14 players. Well done to all the player's who committed to their club cause ,but are we not papering over the real problem. Open age rugby league is really struggling.