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  1. Bowes as usual some of you're thoughts are accurate. You missed out the coach retiring after last years grand final, players turning pro Craig Boot, players retiring and the fact Hunslet OB are now summer a loss of 4 players from last seasons GF. The main problem though was when the merger with Rodley took place in an effort to have one club players all seasons the a Leeds League refused our registration so no w
  2. Good luck to Dewsbury and fully support their desire to move to summer but that said is it right they should be able to transfer to the NCL so far into the season without being required to complete their fixtures (game called off this weekend v Morley). NCL were almost gloating in their press briefing whilst pillaging the Pennine league.
  3. Bramley's merger with Rodley brought in a whole squad of new winter players only 2 had previously turned out for the summer side so no winter players from other clubs. My understanding was league asked if Bramley felt they were premier league standard answer no just replacing Rodley - vote was no. In fact most players now at a separate new club Leeds Underdogs who were voted in by the Leeds district! Where's the logic in that it would make even a saint bitter.
  4. Re above what a sad time for the Pennine League and even more so for the hard working supporters of some very well run clubs who have been 'forced out'. The NCL haven't exactly covered themselves in glory either if the stories of underground scalping of Pennine League sides are true. But I forget, like the NCL seemingly do, their own minimum entry requirments are only useful to keep sides out they don't like but are conveniently forgetten when they are pillaging the Pennine League for teams to join them! Still if these sides do join the Yorkshire Mens League it will spice up the competion particuarly the premier division where there are still too many fixtures called off particularly by the self labelled 'cream' NCL sides 'A' teams!
  5. Quote from the horses mouth from less than 2years ago Feb 2012 just in case anyone forgets what the move to summer would bring to our great game! "Chief Executive Nigel Wood believes Rugby League stands on the verge of the most exciting chapter in its history as the sport prepares to embrace all the benefits of summer rugby with a new integrated structure. This is a momentous occasion for Rugby League with the whole sport finally fitting together under one pyramid structure which has positive implications for the future,” said Wood. “This means that youngsters will play their entire careers in better conditions which are more suitable for modern Rugby League with all the benefits this brings for skill development and, more importantly, for enjoyment of the game. “The changes will result in an increase in the number of people playing Rugby League, which is an objective everyone in the sport is working towards. “More participants means we will produce more high quality players, thus benefitting the national team in the long term. “There will be more opportunities for more people to play Rugby League across the country in a structure which allows all clubs and players the chance to progress to be the best they possibly can be.” How lucky are we that the future of our game is in such good hands!!
  6. Evidence of a summer rugby crisis at NCL clubs? 5 NCL sides have failed to fulfil their 2nd team fixtures in YML premier in late Aug/Sept Hunslet, Milford, Stanningly, Oulton x2 and York Acorn (who were in in a potential play off place) Hull clubs (the top 2 sides) been the victims of most called off games. Summer rugby - going to plan?