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  1. BARLA in NCL player embargo

    What a joke! Over the last five or six years the Yorkshire County ARL has gone from zero to hero with the efforts of hard working secretary Ian Greenwood and Chair Graham Brearley who brought in sponsors and gave the county new dynamics. Sadly, these "Unexpected resignations," were brought about solely by BARLA's covet, orientated, meddlings. It will now be very difficult to locate a pulse in the set up, under the temporary stewarding? of, the individuals put in place by BARLA to take the County forward, Well at least they will be saddled blessed with a top media manager
  2. Top man Jackie Reid who be fondly remembered by many. God bless you Jackie
  3. I saw the film. It would be good to see a fraction of that Spartucus breed step forward
  4. Totally agree with all your points Taxi and yes the time has certainly come for a re-invention. Sadly as you state, many good people - those with the game's interests at heart - have walked away for various reasons. However there must remain enough people at various points of the three counties and beyond, who feel strong enough to lend their voice to a new movement with the common goal of developing and safeguarding the community game. It's nigh on impossible to get a coherent sentence from the toothless tiger never mind any guidance or support for its' remaining members. So it's imperative that this once great association is now replaced, as it has failed the amateur/community game, leaving it totally devoid of a strong, unified voice.
  5. Sadly, judging by this recent reply (below) on the subject from the BARLA secretary, no; I have been saying this for the last 3 years, There was 5 u18`s teams that fulfilled their fixtures last year and 6 the year before, that’s 6 teams going into 130 open age clubs in Yorkshire & Hull. Last year 5 teams and these teams are not a full 25-30 players, they are barely existing. Sorry to say but the open age amateur game is dying and will continue to die, this is not just due to super league clubs taking the best players but the way of life for youth. Computers, Tablets, Mobile Phones and biggest killer is the games consoles. Kids no longer play out like they did many years ago as there is soo much to do at home and you very rarely see a group of kids kicking a ball around on a field anymore. Years ago kids went out as there was nothing to do at home, now there is 300 channels on TV including sport, Games you can play with your mate at the other side of the country and talk to him at the same time, computers you can talk to people on as with facebook. Sorry but Rugby League like football and union is declining fast. Regards Phil
  6. Clare Balding Show BBC2

    Have a look at BBC Leeds' Tanya Arnold - a good looker with a man's voice
  7. Developing True Home Nations Players

    Considering that Brian Smith and Rugby 13 Federation of Serbia have concluded an agreement, under which Smith will assume the role of Advisor Coaching Staff of the Serbian national team, it's a fair bet that Trinity will be requiring the services of a Serbian/English translator for the coming season.
  8. Happy New Year

    All the very best to you Pat and maybe I'll see you at West Hull on Saturday
  9. Barla national cup

    I'll bet Lionel advised Sheffield Eagles in the 1998 Challenge Cup
  10. Kevin Sinfield

    You're dead right O O, what a side step he showed to the kick and clap question
  11. Kevin Sinfield

    It's better than what he did in his shorts in Italy
  12. Kevin Sinfield

    What time/programme was this on, maybe I could catch it on iplayer before the main event
  13. That's right Taxi - RFL run leagues. And after the signing of the memorandum of understanding some 3/4 years ago followed swiftly by the acceptance of the RFL Operational rules, any league/club/association/player/one man and his dog, have all now been kippered by the RFL. And remember, under the preposterous league licencing system, any proposed new leagues would be blocked by the RFL. P.S. to Bowes, Yes there are problems in the game, but the only clubs the Sport England money stopped artificially up, were the pro clubs which received money on the pretence of grassroots development
  14. Who has the Biggest Brush?

    Isn't that a disruptive action to an already disjointed league program?
  15. Who has the Biggest Brush?

    I don't know about bold statements Taxi but the RFL must be using the same sort of brush as Trigger, who used the same one for 20 years - he only fitted four new handles and five new heads in that period.