soss

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About soss

  • Birthday 10/13/1966

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  1. soss

    Whitehaven

    Offer every Workington Fan a free pint and a burger if they turn up wearing a Raiders shirt...lol
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    Presentations

    My own personal opinion and not that of Barrow Raiders is that its a joke. You play all year to gain a home advantage in the playoffs and your season boils down to one game at a time due to the ridiculous structure. It should be top two go up and top 4 or 8 playoff. No wonder people are showing their frustration by staying away. The sooner we get out of this league or the RFL stop asking Championship teams how the lower league should be structured the better. HOME AND AWAY WITH LESS TEAMS IS THE ONLY FUTURE FOR LOWER LEAGUES.
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    NEW CHAIRMAN AND BOARD MEMBERS

    Sorry Hazel, My bad...lol
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    NEW CHAIRMAN AND BOARD MEMBERS

    Let me just get a few things clear on here before anyone else get 2+2 equalling 5. I stood down as Chairman due to me being 250 miles away for 10 days at a time and only home every other weekend. Allan Park stepped up as interim Chairman and had the Boards full Support. There has been no "falling out". As a Board we were struggling for numbers and we have been looking and asking for new members for some time. Dave Robinson. Hazel Robinson and John Coward expressed an interest and after meetings agreed to join. David Sharpe also expressed an interest to return to the board and it was agreed he would come back in his original position. This for me is a positive for the club with 3 new board members and a Chairman that understands and is willing to commit to the role. I think the future of the Club is in good hands.
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    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas to all our Raiders Family.. Ron, hope to see you soon all the very best.
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    AGM

    Hi Michael An AGM will be announced after Christmas and is expected to be in February where we hope to present 2015 & 2016 accounts which will be finalised in January. That would allow us to present up to date accounts at AGM's in the future instead of a year behind. Merry Christmas
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    Do you like the Raiders?

    yes I did...lol
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    Do you like the Raiders?

    I agree with the Logo being a little dated but as has been mentioned the cost would be substantial to change it all at once. If we look to the future it can be minimised by a slower introduction and planned change. I have always loved the old crest and personally I feel it creates a stronger bond to the area. Something to discuss possibly for next season and perhaps we can put a pole on the website to see what the fans want?
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    York are back

    welcome back York
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    2017 Fixtures

    Thanks for being so understanding Phil and I promise we will look into some sort of benefit for the Season Ticket Holders purchased before the change of game day. Again apologies for any misunderstanding and we have taken onboard your observation as we value all our supporters not only from purchase but throughout the whole season.
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    2017 Fixtures

    sorry double post
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    2017 Fixtures

    I personally missed most of the games last season due to work commitments and my wife only used 3 tickets from her season ticket book. When you look at the cost in comparison to the gain Phil only needs to make 7 games out of the possible 11 or 12 home games to save money. I must correct you as we did not mislead season ticket holders, the early early bird was advertised as it is £99 each. there is nowhere we said games would be on a Sunday, however as I say I will look at how we can reach a happy medium.
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    2017 Fixtures

    Sorry to hear that Phil it was not intentional just an oversight on our part. Perhaps we can make it up to the season ticket holders who cant make the game on a Saturday. I have a couple of ideas to put to the Board that I hope you will be happy with.
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    2017 Fixtures

    York are almost guaranteed to start the season giving us a home tie instead of our Bye. The format is this coming season that the team winning the super 8's is automatically promoted with teams 2 to 5 going into a playoff. These fixtures are only until the super 8'S start then depending on league position teams will have either a further 3 or 4 home games. We dont have great home fixtures this coming season in the first part of the league and I do feel hard done by, however Keighley were in the same boat last season. I'm afraid until home and away fixtures return there is nothing we can do to change these this season (believe me I tried) so all we can do is continue to support and watch the Raiders as we really push for promotion this season coming. We will need as much support as we can get when the lower tier teams come to play us to finance all we are and hoping to achieve with Barrow Raiders. All your bums in the stands and feet in the popular end is not just financing the team but its ensuring the future of Proffessional Rugby League in South Cumbria through development programmes, Club and ground development and local association with clubs and schools. If fans decide they dont want to watch these games the only people who suffer are the Club, schools and the Players who knock their pan out even against weaker opposition. The only way to progress out of this division is with the support of the fans no matter what is thrown at the Club fixture wise. I hope to see you all at the games (even the ones we are expected to win) as we need a fantastic atmosphere for the good of all. PS dont forget the Academy U19's games on a Wednesday. Come and see the future stars of Cumbria and Barrow Raiders its great value and great entertainment. Mike