Kevin Nicholas

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  1. Fitness Coach

    Just to confirm that we have replaced John Heaton with our new conditioner for this season Gary Dempsey who is doing a fine job. I should also add that it is great to see John Heaton at most games and he was one of those delighted to see our win over Toulouse.
  2. Oldest ground?

    The first game of “ Rugby” was played at the now Fox’s Biscuits Stadium in October 1880 whereas in April 1880 the first game was played at Belle Vue BUT.... the first game of Rugby League was played at our place on 7th September 1895 but the first game of Rugby League was not played at Belle Vue until 2 weeks later. So which is the oldest stadium?
  3. War Chest 2018

    We made the first two War Chest draws in Ron’s Lounge on Sunday with results- Swinton win- Member 7 Barrow win - Member 145 Please consider joining by emailing me on Results will be confirmed on website,Facebook Twitter etc. Heres hoping for more draws soon!
  4. Leigh challenge cup game

    Now looked at weather forecast and might be complaining about snow as well!! Hopefully they are wrong about weather. To be fair dont think it is endless criticism apart from 2/3 individuals who never seem to be positive about anything but hey it could be worse- saw events at West Ham recently and actually there are loads of positives about at moment at our Club so not too concerned.
  5. Leigh challenge cup game

    This round of the Challenge Cup involves Community Clubs, League 1 Clubs and Championship Clubs. The highest League is therefore the Championship. There are only two all Championship ties namely Barrow v Sheffield is. 8th v 12th and us v Leigh ie. 7th v 9th so whilst everybody can have an opinion on what is the tie of the round I think we have no problem justifying that. Perhaps you can advise us how you think we should have promoted it? Entrance prices is another issue but again there may be different sensible and justifiable opinions as to what the prices should be we certainly cannot base them on weather forecasts! If it is forecast a sunny day do we put prices up? Again the two teams taking part are both Championship teams so the prices reflect that and also need to be agreed by both teams. This will of course not be everyone’s view but hopefully people will still come to watch what promises to be an interesting and competitive game. I should add that we have not asked the players to take reduced pay because of the weather forecast either! Also half of the shared gate goes to Leigh who have full time wages to pay so we guess that’s why they agreed to prices. Cannot honestly see the point in this criticism other than just for the sake of it. I am sure there are other things the Club could be criticised for but not this. So I say come to watch Bulldogs v Leigh possibly the tie of the round in this years Challenge Cup!!
  6. Sundays game

    Don’t think there is any team that is “relegation fodder” in the Championship especially at this stage of this season. If we view any team in that way we will lose. i personally think there were certainly a couple of tries we should not have conceded but Swinton are a very capable team in attack and had some decent players on the field. Last season we did not find it easy to beat them and in 2016 when we achieved the middle 8’s we lost at home to them and in that great last match they scored 24 points albeit we scored 62! So we need to show respect for every team as Matt and the players know and I am sure will do. Yes they will work on defence but just a thought- in how many games last season did a team score 48 points and lose? So we can be positive I am sure. Looking forward to our first home game against Barrow. Maybe Toronto and Leigh thought they were relegation fodder and look where it got them. # Year of the Dog. Happy Chinese New Year to all our supporters.
  7. News- mailing list

    Recently started a database and sent out our first email to 300 email contacts we had with news on War Chest and 19man squad. Hopefully we can now build up data over season and communicate easier with supporters. Need supporters to now get their info to us so considering best way to do that. Also can see if it is effective in recruiting new members to War Chest. Dont want to inundate people with emails but it should help supporters to be more aware of news at the Club. Here’s hoping anyway.
  8. Good Friday fixture

    Not decided on fixture time on Good Friday but it will not be 3pm.
  9. Good News

    This week thanks to help from Kerr family starting major work on construction of 8 hospitality boxes in back of K2 Stand one of which will also be an office/ meeting room for our charity away from matchdays. We are delighted with this facility and are now looking for up to 7 people/groups/ companies to sponsor use of a box for the full season. R& M Motors are the first company to do so . A big thank you to them as we welcome them to our major sponsorship family. Contact the Club for details. This is a big investment for us to try to further improve our income streams long term.
  10. Good News

    Fibre Optic cable being laid today so scoreboard progressing as hoped. We hope to have further good news on ground front on Monday/ Tuesday. as we seek to make a significant improvement.
  11. Wakey friendly

    Yes 2pm kick off.
  12. Good News

    Website & social media confirms signing of Lewis Galbraith. Good news. At game on Sunday you will see scoreboard relocated in permanent frame at top rear of Lingard terrace. Fibre optic cable going in tomorrow so can operate from in Rons lounge. Software been looked at so by first home game should be as we want it. This is with help of sponsors which will credit shortly when job complete but we are very grateful- good news i think more to follow....

    No it didn’t. I failed miserably. This is one of issues I need to address as it is vital the War Chest is a success this year. In 2018 the War Chest winning numbers will be on the website after every win and half-time draw winning number and amount will be on website as well. This is essential and will be addressed.
  14. Good News

    Got an idea of wish list from on here! Might be something on that list. You never know?
  15. Good News

    Due to personal issues away from the Club I have to accept that my contribution on all fronts was limited in 2017 and the close season has seen little or no involvement from me in many areas. My office in Manchester eventually closes on this Friday which hopefully will free up some time for me to get back up to pace to help take the Club forward in 2018. We had an important strategic meeting at the Club this week and we expect to bring some vital improvements to the Club over the coming weeks. We hope to start to make some issues known later this week re some on and off field issues which I think supporters will be positive about so..... watch this space as they say. Or keep an eye on website, Twitter and Facebook!!