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  1. 14th January 2017 The Pennine League Cup Competitions have been drawn and the first round is as follows; Pennine Presidents Cup Round One West Leeds Eagles v St Josephs Queens v Upton Underbank Rangers v Lindley Swifts Fryston Warriors v Sharlston Rovers Andrew Bennett Memorial Trophy Round One Hanging Heaton v Ossett Trinity Clayton v Wakefield City Newsome Panthers v Illingworth Ovenden v Crigglestone All Blacks Victoria Rangers v Woodhouse Warriors Brighouse Rangers v Wyke West Craven Warriors v Hollinwood Cutsyke Raiders; Bye Pennine Supplementary Cup Round One Swillington v Sherburn Bears Kinsley Raiders v Beeston Broncos Wyke A v Silsden Allerton Bywater, Birkenshaw, Dewsbury Celtic, Doncaster Toll Bar, Eastmoor Dragons, Greetland All Rounders, King Cross Park, Moorends Thorne Marauders, Queensbury, Selby Warriors, Siddal, Slaithwaite Saracens, Wortley Dragons; Byes Ties will mostly be played on February 11th
  2. They did at an earlier date but in larger numbers for a longer period of time The York league was a decent little league before the NCL was formed, a lot of the clubs joined together or took another clubs players to fill the stiff criteria. Without checking I think York had 4 teams in the NCL at one point, could this have had a bearing on that leagues demise.
  3. Where does this only a 1% on this and 1% on that end after all we only have 100 of them, maybe if the people who are avoiding paying vast amounts coughed up then we may actually get a 1% decrease in our tax bills.
  4. Does that mean that he actually cares about the NHS and isn't looking to get it into a position so it needs private funding for it to survive.
  5. Maybe our young school leavers will be able to find work and more importantly learn to work whilst on the bottom rung which has been taken up by cheap EU labour, maybe people will be able to move into full time employment and not on a zero hour contract.
  6. So your saying that he want's cheap EU workers not to be exploited, I suppose his reasoning will be if all workers are costing the same then companies will/may start to employ British workers who are being overlooked because they are more likely to stand up and join a union
  7. Let the so called best executives go if they want to go, I'm sure they'll all find new jobs and it will give young blood t chance to step into the breach and shine, talking about the breach, Russia did OK in the 2nd WW when Stalin let (sort of speak) many of his top officers go
  8. To much infighting with our local council and power changes between the two main local parties every 4 years or so, the Recreation ground is a 28 acre site and really has scope to be turn into a first class sports venue, the local council has it on a 99 year lease from Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation so are reluctant to spend, however we do have a good plot of land within the village that could be sold and the proceeds used on a self build clubhouse, we have all the necessary tradesmen to easily carry out this task. Because other areas are upgrading their facilities the Moorends/Thorne area has seen locals going out of the area to play their sport, in fact the two local cricket teams have both folded, the main football team have gone from what was the Yorkshire Premier Division standard down to just above he local pub league and we've also gone through a recent bad patch.
  9. The thing is there is plenty of good people around with excellent ideas it's getting the old guard to see it and release their grip slightly
  10. A few more from when we sorted the ground out Changing rooms in the background.
  11. Moorends used to produce one until everything went up in the air about three seasons ago, things have settled down again and this weekend we are going to start and video our home games and hopefully going to add a stand for the start of next season. Something like this one would be nice If the council would allow us to build a little clubhouse (changing rooms are only about 50 metres from the pitch so we don't need to incorporate them in a new build) we would have a tidy little ground financed by ourselves and a blueprint to go forward. Before and after
  12. So you believe the summer is the way forward, even when established NCL teams can't field 17 players on match day I actually watched the Norland v Toll Bar game and they both sitting in the top 3 of the YML at the time, both teams failed to fill their team sheet, I think it was 14 for Norland and 15 for Toll Bar, when you take into account both where doing OK during their times in the winter (Toll Bar had 2 open-age and U18's) I think your kidding yourself with your summer thinking and if you didn't know the game has been dragged under one umbrella and the policies of the RFL carried out by the community board (all but one selected by the RFL) stop BARLA from recouping any of it's losses. Did you go to school with Bowes ?
  13. Definitely NOT what I'm saying and why would someone who has never smoked, pushed drugs up their nose, swallowed none prescribed drugs and been given a jail sentence for smashing the sh it out of local pushers want to send our problem to another country. On the other hand the SAS guy wasn't a danger to the public, his crime for me was being stupid, as a ultimate professional soldier he should have known better and the law allows for such.