Keith Nutter

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  • Birthday 12/16/1955

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  1. Keith Nutter

    Academy FIxtures & Team News

    The boys won 44-10.
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    Academy FIxtures & Team News

    Kick off times in the College league are set at 2pm and that I believe is the case for all College sports. Generally it is lads and lasses at College wanting to do a sport on Wednesday afternoons. However, the College RL Premier division is slightly different in that all the teams are RFL Cat 3 accredited sides linked (generally) to professional clubs and a College. All our players are at College and (in the main) serving a recognised apprenticeship. When we started up we got huge amounts of advice from both the RFL and the College set up but we always knew that sides could insist on a 2pm kick off. We have worked tirelessly (and still do) to secure later kick offs but sadly don't always get what we want. As things stand at the moment I believe we have secured 7p kick offs for home matches against Halifax, Wakefield Trinity, Hopwood Hall (Rochdale) and Huddersfield Giants, We have already played Salford Red Devils at home at 7pm. So only Pontefract (Hull) and Warrington Wolves haven't been able to accommodate our request. Two out of seven aint bad. This week's match is likely to be our last afternoon kick off - 2pm Wednesday at Craven Park v Warrington The above is only a quick summary but if anybody wants a craic about how it all works feel free to call down the college on any Monday when we train (6.30pm to 8pm) and I can give you more detail.
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    Zak Hardaker (Merged threads)

    His name at birth was registered as Zak Alexander Hardaker
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    Academy FIxtures & Team News

    Oh and the fixtures, results and league tables are published in the RL press every Monday and the information is generally pretty accurate (though always do a check on our kick off times which often vary).
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    Academy FIxtures & Team News

    At home again next Wednesday (17th) against Warrington Wolves with a 2pm kick off at Craven Park. We try desperately to get night matches but not all the opposing teams will agree to this but hey ho. Because we are constantly negotiating over kick off times it is hard to publish a list of upcoming matches but the best place to get up to date info is on the Furness Raiders twitter account which is updated by people more tech savvy than me To date we have beaten Salford Red Devils and New College Pontefract (Fev) and lost at Halifax so an excellent start. Many of the older boys have been unavailable through injuries/work, etc so we have been fielding very young sides and boy have they done well.
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    Grand Final Crowd

    Don't forget the Floodlit Trophy also Padge.
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    Rugby League's Black Players

    I would suggest the Cumberbatch brothers who played in the 1930s. Val was of Barrow's greatest ever wing men whilst Jim was the first back player to represent England at RL. What is more they were both born at Liverpool.
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    Odd Shaped Balls

    I havent't got faceache or twatter - never have and never will; yet I can listen to this podcast on my humble pc.
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    Sunday v Swinton offer

    This fixture is no longer relevant following the last minute restructuring of the league for next season . Our sport sadly is a laughing stock to outsiders.
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    Les Wall (Barrow hooker) scored the first 4 point try in English pro RL in a 40-8 victory over Huddersfield at Craven Park on 21st August 1983. At the beginning of the 1983/84 season, Les made a significant piece of Rugby League history that can never be taken away from him when he scored the very first four point try in a professional Rugby League game. It occurred when he scored Barrows first try after just nine minutes of the opening fixture of the season in a comfortable 40-8 win over Huddersfield at Craven Park. Other players may have scored tries earlier in their games that day but Barrow’s fixture kicked off at 2.30pm, at least half an hour before all the other games (which started at 3.00pm or later). Having a thirty minute advantage over everyone else meant that whichever Barrow or Huddersfield player scored first in the game, as long as it was inside the first thirty minutes, could claim the record.
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    Les Wall (Barrow hooker) scored the first 4 point try in English pro RL in a 40-8 victory over Huddersfield at Craven Park on 21st August 1983.
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    Keep the Faith

    At the start of the campaign we;d have settled for being 5 pts clear of relegation with home matches to play against Batley, Roichdale and Swinton in our final seven fixtures. We must be realistic and overall this has been a good campaign thus far. Ok, we all know that the wheels have come off in recent weeks but we now have two weeks to prepare for the final push for safety. Can we stay up? Of course we can. It will be tough but we should be ok in my opinion.
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    So if we finish 6th we will get Rochdale, Swinton and (probably) Batley at home. Could have been a lot worse to be fair.
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    Brian Bevan

    You are correct TS it was a handicap. Murray was the "back marker" when he won it off 4.5 metres I think so all the others in that final had a start on him.
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    Brian Bevan

    I never saw Bevan play but his record suggests he was light years ahead of anybody before or since. Unbelievable record by any standard. Just to go off topic (once again :)). Mike Murray was training for the Stawell Gift in 1966/67 when Barrow went on their Wembley run - he chose to play his part at Wembley. There is a great book by Ray Hewson called "On the Wing - from Stawell to Powderhall" which I am sure you would enjoy if you can find a copy LA. It covers RL wingers/sprinters from all ove the world in an awful lot of detail.