Keith T

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  • Birthday 12/22/1940

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  1. Border crack n deek abouuut

  2. Border crack n deek abouuut

    Border News and Lookabout do not show very much about anything that happens in West Cumbria. I have sent messages to them and they always make the excuse that the clubs, Town and Haven, don’t tell them much. This week we got a little piece of the Town game but it was a rushed half minute compared to the Scottish RU. I’m sure if more people complained to them at btv we might see an improvement but don’t hold your breath
  3. Cumbrian lakers

    Reading once again through the 8 pages of this thread it seems that the main argument against seems to be “what if it doesn’t work out”. My answer to that (dating back to the 90’s) would be take a good look at the crowd numbers at both clubs and then look at the ages of those fans. The youth of this part of the county have very little to look up to in our game and so we find them wanting to go and watch the top soccer teams or even Carlisle Utd. They sure as hell don’t go to Derwent Park or the Recreation Ground in any numbers. Meanwhile the crowds at both grounds keep dropping and dropping to the present day 400 - 500 at both grounds and mainly older men and women. So, the “what if it doesn’t work out” people need to look at the bigger picture because it sure as hell isnt working out at present.
  4. No wonder Huddersfield don’t appear on TV more with the noise from that tin can banger
  5. Cumbrian lakers

    I have followed Town for 70 years from when I was dragged along as a 7 year old by my mam and dad. In them days on a Saturday I had lunch in Reays bar and then on the way home to Oldside I went to Borough Park and stood in the queue whilst my mother took the shopping home. My dad was the Chairman of the Supporters Club with at least 15000 members and my mother was Chairwoman of the Ladies Section of the Supporters club so my following of Town was predetermined. I was dragged along to away games with my parents and Vince McKeating used to take my autograph book every where to get me autographs of opposition players and I still have them with autographs of many famous players, Douglas Clark, Clive Churchill, etc. As a teenager I started training at Derwent Park and played for the Town B team, Under 19's with the likes of Billy Kirkbride, Rodney Smith and John Rae. Kenny Robinson got John and me trials with Oldham. John went on trial and signed for them but I wouldn't go as I was Town through and through. I played one game for Town A in a last match of the season and next season they asked to play for A team again but when I told them I couldn't play that week they never asked me again. i still followed Town home and away for many years but eventually that was reduced to mainly just home matches until 2 years ago when I had a stroke and I haven't seen Town play other than on match videos since. Why am I saying all this? Well back in the 90's I wrote letters to local and rugby league papers suggesting that Town and Haven should combine and form one team. With Super League I could see that unless we joined together we would be left behind with the also rans. Of course one or two objected to my comments whilst others merely stopped going to matches. Where both clubs between them were getting around 5000 they are now down to around 1000 attending matches. Directors at both clubs have fought valiantly and spent a large amount of money trying to keep two clubs afloat and are still doing so but for how much longer? Look at the current poll on Facebook, the last time I looked it was 69% for a merger and 31% against, but the 31% will once again be the only group listened to and the silent majority will fade out of the limelight again. I am Town through and through as I have tried to show but there comes a time when you have to stop and smell the coffee. Town and Haven will never again on their own bring the top players to play here and send them home with their tails between their legs but together as one club that could possibly happen. You will always get those that will say "what if that doesn't happen" but where are we heading if it doesn't take place.
  6. Town website

    That was a different Tognarelli’s. It was A Tognarelli and they moved to Finkle Street. The other four were Harry and Renzo’s (H & R Tognarelli).
  7. N&S picture quiz

    The player holding the trophy is Syd Lowden. I got 19 out of 20
  8. How many more?

    That looks very much like League Weekly Donald which I said in another post I don’t get any more haha
  9. How many more?

    Doing okay KS. It might be in League Weekly which I have stopped getting!!!!
  10. How many more?

    Where does it say in RL Express that we have signed Glen Riley as I can’t find it?
  11. What a way to treat your fans

    Because of illness I haven't been able to attend any matches and so I have had to rely on what I read and what others say, etc, but I can still form my opinion from what I hear from the coach's interviews. I may be wrong but going by the players we have been losing and what others are saying plus listening to all the technical jargon the coach uses then I believe his time is up. Sorry if that is not what some like to hear but to concede 43 points in 40 minutes of the second half just highlights all the faults we have had all season. We have let teams score easy points in so many matches and yet we seem happy to keep losing top class players and filling their places with young lads who have so much to learn. I don't know when I will get to watch the team again but I will always continue to support Town irrespective.
  12. derby game

    This is really embarrassing. There is one thing where players lose but have put the effort in but there doesn't seem to be any fight in the Town team at all. I haven't joined the debate about our coach but I have to say that today should be final straw for him. All season we have put up with many substitutions that have baffled us but today we have put out probably the only 17 we have left. I can't wait to hear our coach's comments after the match!!!!!!!
  13. Town 2015.... '70' shirt

    And they played Hull for quite a large chunk of the game with only 12 men as Cec got injured in the first half.
  14. York game

    If only we could defend!!!! Game after game our defence is poor and that has got to be down to the players
  15. York game.

    Whatever the truth behind this Town performance is is not good enough and it makes you wonder about this coach. Is he really up to the job?