Dave W

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  1. Forgot about 1993 when we lost 54-18. If we continue at that rate of improvement, we should have the measure of them this time out and win 18-36.
  2. Anyone else who was there the last time we played Leeds at Headingley, in 1990? I'm sure we'll put on a better performance than we managed on that day! All we have to do is concede fewer than 90 and score more than 0 :-) A home tie would have been nice, but this should be a decent payday at least
  3. The reason I ask is because, according to the laws of the game, the poor old touch judge doesn't appear to have an awful lot of power when it comes to what happens on the field of play: "Enforce Laws 2. The Referees shall enforce the Laws of the Game and may impose penalties for any deliberate breach of the Laws. He shall be the sole judge on matters of fact except those relating to touch and touch in-goal." "Changing decision 9. The Referee judges on matters of fact and shall not subsequently alter those judgments. He may cancel any decision made if prior foul play of which he had no knowledge is reported to him by a Touch Judge." "Accept Touch Judge decision 10. The Referee shall accept the decision of an official Touch Judge relating to touch and touch in-goal play and to kicks at goal." "Touch Judge 11. Each Touch Judge shall remain in touch, one on each side of, and near to, the playing field except:– (a) when judging kicks at goal (see Section 6) and (b) when reporting a player’s misconduct which has escaped the notice of the Referee." Are forward passes "foul play" ? It doesn't look to me like touch judges can call forward passes, even blatant ones, unless the referee asks them.
  4. Are touch judges allowed to call forward passes?
  5. Not quite true. Gateshead finished above Leigh that year but opted to go down a division due to having financial difficulties, thus saving a dreadful Leigh side's skin right at the death.
  6. The board can co-opt people onto the board if the numbers are down - always have done in the past and probably always will. I just hope we'll get the opportunity, as debenture holders, to have our say at an AGM at some point. Directors come and go, but as long as the people who come in add something and keep the club moving in the right direction, that's ok by me.
  7. Cheers, John!
  8. I've just sent a message to John Drake, the site admin: "Hi John, I'm a Barrow Raiders fan and there's a problem with our part of the forum you might be able to help with. A newly-joined member called 'Blapakempuz' is doing nothing but post spammy-links to dodgy online streaming sites. Can you delete him/them or something? Cheers Dave W"
  9. I remember a thread from a few years ago suggesting an electronic scoreboard, but it was deemed way down on the list of priorities at the time, given the state of the ground (and finances!). Hats off to Pipework Services and a big thanks
  10. I agree, Michael. All in all, yet another nice little ground improvement, and for not a lot of money (I presume), though I have a couple of minor observations: It couldn't be seen easily from the Raiders Bar area (too narrow an angle), hence not visible from all areas of the ground. Perhaps the manual scoreboard currently located in that corner of the ground should now be moved to a different location? Behind the posts on the railings at the Duke St end perhaps? With my poor eyesight the intensity of the luminosity of the LEDs made it difficult to read! Anyone else experience this? I wonder if it could be "dimmed" ever so slightly? Very minor quibbles (I just like moaning ).
  11. This thread reminded me of my early days as a Barrow away supporter, 30+ years ago, having a pie thrown at me on the way into Watersheddings on my first visit there and thinking "What a waste of a good pie!" Now I know they were just Hollands, it's understandable on a whole new level Best of luck for the season!
  12. No official announcements yet and I can't find Jamie Dallimore on Facebook. Do you have a link?
  13. Done. I've sent you an email.
  14. I've moved since I bought debentures, atp. Could you PM me an email address, please? PS: It should have read "Debenture holders" ;-)