Robthegasman

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  1. Money Trouble?

    Simple answer No.In fact to expand on that they want the likes of Oldham,Rochdale,Swinton and even Salford to just die peacefully and the sadistic bar stewards at the RFL would rejoice.#### they are
  2. League Restructure 2019

    Well I think one of the things that hacks off fans is the constant changing of goalposts every few years which is why I say if the leagues are to be restructured and changed then it must be Ad infinitum,but let’s make sure that for once it is done right
  3. League Restructure 2019

    If the leagues are to be restructured for 2019 then I think the Super League should be increased to 14 teams,The Championship 14 teams and the rest in Championship 1.I would for 2018 have 2 teams go up from the Championship if they meet the criteria for Super League.No relegation from the Championship and promote 4 clubs from Championship 1 to the Championship for 2019 again a criteria must be met.And the remaining teams and maybe a new team such as Manchester Rangers perhaps be invited into Championship 1. And once the restructure of the leagues are done along with any changes within the relevant competitions then that in my opinion MUST be it and the leagues,competitions etc stay as they are Ad infinitum.
  4. Money Trouble?

    As a Swinton Lions fan we know how you Hornets fans feel as we were in the last year and nearly went out of existence thanks to something very similar.The Lions fans rallied round the club got auctions going,set up crowdfunding and things have improved so maybe something similar needs to happen there and bad though it is for you at least it is out in the open and I hope that the Hornets can get things sorted out and that you can get through this. It really is time something was done about this because it was us last year,you now and I ask the question unfortunately who next and in my opinion the RFL need to give clubs like Hornets and others a bit more central funding and that might just be all that is needed to ensure this doesn’t happen.Good luck Hornets.
  5. Money Trouble?

    Swinton Lions will bring a few hundred fans to you and maybe now we know that Rochdale are in trouble a few more fans will come along,Indeed I hope as a Swinton fan the rugby league fans and community rally round the Hornits and ensure they can function.
  6. Mickael Goudemand

    I bet he will know many good old English expletives by now.
  7. New signings 2018

    I am glad to see that we have signed another player Hayden Hansen from Australia.I have heard that he is quite a good player and will no doubt be a very good acquisition to the squad.With the players retained(so far)the players signed and I believe that there are a few more to come,hopefully some very big forwards who will not take any 💩 from anyone we might be able to get top four in the bottom 8s next year,I think 8th is not an impossible target.
  8. Back "home"!

    Well hopefully and I don’t know the ins and outs at the Vestacare Stadium the ground is brought up to Championship standards quickly so if Oldham Do go up at the first attempt the ground is to the minimum standards so they no longer have to play elsewhere and can replant their roots in Oldham and rebuild the fan base to improve attendances as time moves on. Good luck Oldham.
  9. Back "home"!

    As a Swinton Lions fan I am glad that you are returning to Oldham and though I don’t know the ins and outs of the Vestacare Stadium(apart from that wall which looks too close to the pitch)my concern is that it is not to Championship standards should you Hopefully return to the a Championship at the first attempt.I hope that everything is done to ensure that it is brought to Championship standards and that Oldham can finally return home,replant the roots and stay for good and rebuild the fan base. Good luck.
  10. League fixtures/Summer Bash 2018

    I think looking at the fixtures for both days I will be surprised if the total attendance for the whole event is 8000.I see this being a flop and from what I hear as a Swinton Lions fan the clubs don’t really make anything from it which in my opinion rather defeats the course of the object.
  11. Blackpool Bash

    I think Swinton will take about 450-500 fans to Blackpool as the Blackpool Bash is popular with the Lions fans but I certainly agree that the daily attendance will be poor and frankly I think if that ends up being 2000 it will be a miracle.In fact I see the whole event being a disaster attendance wise.And that would be a shame.
  12. A way back home for Swinton?

    This is most certainly very good news,and a big step in the right direction.I think seeing as Moorside Rangers are going to be lead in this it should ensure funding for this project from the football authorities.I also understand that the relevant agreements between all parties are in the process of being drawn up with the local Council being if you want the independent honest broker.I can't see it not happening as it seems that a lot of work has already been done in a very short space of time.And the genie is out of the bottle in the nicest way possible so I think it will happen.Of course it is not a foregone conclusion either and there is still a lot of work yet to do but most certainly it is a step forward and this time seeing as football is involved I think that it will happen and that within the next 5 years the Lions will at long last be home where they belong.
  13. The End Of Dual Reg with Huddersfield?

    I personally think that DR should be scrapped altogether.Let Super League teams either have a proper reserve grade or they should loan players to Championship or Championship 1 clubs so the players can get experience of first team rugby and dare it be said toughen a few of them up a bit
  14. New signings 2018

    At a guess I would say yes.And probably with Wigan once again
  15. New signings 2018

    Good to see that 5 players from last season have officially re-signed for next year and key players too.If we can keep the nucleus of the existing squad with a few additions within our means moneywise then I think we will be ok next year and hopefully not be in another relegation dogfight,hopefully we can finish where Dewsbury finished next year which was fantastic for them considering the terrible start they had which was far worse than ours was.