Cumbrian Fanatic

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    Barrow arl

    Generally in the 80's/90's for the Cumberland league there was the league, the top 4 play off, the Amateur Cup and the Cumberland Cup, I think the Amateur Cup and the Cumberland Cups were the ones that were generally sponsored. In addition there was the County cup (or Cumbria Cup) which included the Barrow teams. The 2nd division had the league, top 4 and 2nd division cup, also known as the Dale Campbell-Savours cup, teams in the 2nd division that weren't A teams usually played in the Amateur and Cumberland Cups. There was also a 3rd division for a few seasons, they also usually played in the Dale Campbell-Savours cup
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    Barrow arl

    I don't know if the put the archives on line but have you tried The Whitehaven News? they used to publish results and reports every week and I'm pretty sure used to print the table regularly.
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    Barrow arl

    Egremont Rangers won the Cumberland league in 1985-86, their final year before becoming one of the founder members of the NCL, not sure who came 2nd but would take a guess at Glasson Rangers
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    Feigning injuries

    It's not just at professional level either, you see it every week in the NCL when a team are under pressure
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    70% off Challenge Cup tickets

    That's exactly what we did, 24 in our group and I haven't had a single comment about tickets being discounted, I doubt anyone in our party has actually checked
  6. Was talking to a Leigh fan at the weekend and that was exactly her reasoning
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    End of season positions

    Looking at those fixtures a lot hinges on the Kells V Normanton game
  8. Played an U19 game years ago and one of the opposition decided to have a dig at one of our props, the referee saw it and blew for a penalty but turned away slightly as he signalled it, big mistake, our lad landed the head on the trouble starter flattening him then calmly set up for the shot at goal (yes a prop that kicked) while the lad was treated. Don't know if the ref worked out what happened but he looked absolutely flummoxed at the time
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    One Game. Together. RLWC 2021

    Just been an article on BBC Look North about Middlesbrough and Darlington bidding to be included in the 2021 World Cup. Apparently Middlesbrough are bidding for a group game and a semi-final while Darlington want a game and to be a training base. Full marks to them getting their people on the television talking about this early
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    Challenge Cup Semi Finals Double Header (Merged Threads)

    I hope it's a resounding success and they repeat it next year, I'd have been going this year as a neutral but by the time they'd announced it I had already booked something for that weekend. I would really like to go next year
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    One Game. Together. RLWC 2021

    The Emirates has hosted rock concerts but I don't know of any other sports so you are probably correct in their desire to stage RL matches, it is a magnificent stadium though. I take your point about the new Tottenham stadium and I am sure that would be a fantastic venue, I would love to go and see a game there
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    One Game. Together. RLWC 2021

    Arsenal is a fantastic stadium and would make a great venue for a world cup tie. I do believe however that the stadium is limited to how many events it can stage, not sure what this number is though.
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    An ultimate Magic Weekend

    I think that is an excellent idea. I have attended both the Summer Bash and the Magic Weekend on more than one occasion each but never both in the same year due to their close proximity and working away from home I have to get back sometimes, this would solve the issue for me personally and may boost attendances at both events
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    Mont v Mayfield

    One big blow up that kicked off again while the officials were trying to sort it before the game got going again. 2 off from Mayfield plus a sin binning, 1 off from Egremont plus the coach. A few minutes later another Mayfield player had a go after a tackle, probably not a sending off but I think the ref was really clamping down then. Not sure what kicked it off but an Egremont sub was left groggy on the ground when the balloon went up, I think, and I emphasise that I am filling in gaps here, that it was one off each for the fighting then one off each, including Egremont coach, went it started again. Not sure about the sin binning, maybe dissent? After all that Mayfield were superb, especially the No 7 who really did not deserve to be on a losing side. Egremont may have been guilty of putting the cue back in the rack but that should not detract from how well Mayfield played
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    According to Egremont Rangers' FB page their match against Mayfield kicks off at 13:00
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    Mike Ford interested in Wigan job?

    I'm interested in the Wigan job too. My chances? about the same as Mike Ford's
  17. Yes never thought of Campbelltown - and stop calling me Shirley
  18. You're probably right, but if they'd organised it, it would most likely be in Paramatta or Wollongong rather than Denver
  19. http://read: Gareth Widdop reckons the Denver Test can become origin for England and New Zealand players, maybe that's what concerns the NRL
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    Sutton off to Canberra

    Came off injured
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    Challenge Cup Semi Finals Double Header (Merged Threads)

    12:30 and 14:45 according to the BBC. Not sure which game is on first but I'd put the St Helens V Catalan game on at 12:30, the stadium could be rocking as that game comes to a close and the Leeds and Warrington fans are in ready for their game
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    Denver Test - Ticket Sales

    I noticed that but if you follow the link to the game it doesn't mention a double header, so maybe this has been on the site for a while and hasn't been updated
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    Denver Test - Ticket Sales

    Well it's on the Visit Denver Website.
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    Challenge Cup Semi Finals Double Header (Merged Threads)

    I think so too - you beat me to posting it by 1 minute
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    Challenge Cup Semi Finals Double Header (Merged Threads)

    Just had a message on the Our League App about pre-sale and discounts for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Semi-finals Double Header to be Held at The Macron Stadium Bolton on 5th Aug. Whilst I have long advocated a double header for the Semi-finals and would like to go and attend as a neutral I can't this year due to a prior engagement. I am glad though that they are trying it and hope it is a resounding success and is held in following years and builds to a bigger event.