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  1. Why do RL clubs fold?

    Gosh too much money (Pro) and too many people committed (Amateur) must have miss that bit.
  2. What happened to Carlisle RL club?

    I wouldn’t change your top 17, it’s yours after all. I might have a different one. What about Jimmy Birts, Wally Youngman, Mick Morgan or Willie Richardson. Then Steve Langton and Dean Carroll at half back perhaps.
  3. Why do RL clubs fold?

    Semi-pro and Pro - Money and an element of wider support. Otherwise known as money from an owner, money from sponsorship and enough bums on seats to add more money. Then you need to be winning/offering an attractive product to keep the money coming in. And to be really successful either someone with a bottomless pit of money or a huge tv deal to provide money. Amateur - at least one good administrator (it takes more than you think) but far better to have a few as a range of roles need real commitment and someone is bound to step away. Enough volunteers to do the other jobs and step up to the next role when needed. Parents to bring the young ones and get engaged, others who just can’t leave and start to form the next round of coaches and administrators.
  4. What happened to Carlisle RL club?

    Think he might have done. He appeared at Carlisle for about 3 seasons, before resigning for Haven around 94.
  5. 2018 Admission prices

    Skolars £12.54. Online in advance with fees
  6. What happened to Carlisle RL club?

    Nigel White played for Haven in 88-89. 3 games one as a sub and one try in the loss against Barrow. Dunn played from Jan 92 for about 8 games, Suafoa appeared the year after.
  7. Think the owner didn’t want a repeat of last year. Wigan brought a stronger squad for sure. They played well as a team. Good movement and understanding all round. Little evidence on the Skolars side of that
  8. What happened to Carlisle RL club?

    List still misses out Milton Huddart. Memorable moments include beating Leigh at Leigh in the Lancashire Cup 13 -12.
  9. Leigh threaten to bar Premier Sports

    Yep, you’ll have to run, they don’t have a train station.

    Condolences to the family. Thank you for the memories John, including a couple of years for Carlisle.
  11. London Broncos 2018

    I think the point was more about the structures being in place around the club including academy. However back on the Broncos who unfortunately I tend to agree with the red rooster regrading where the team is at. The first 17 will give most a game, beyond that, the 26 man squad was named on Friday, has a large number of prospects. If they all come good in the next few years they will provide good service for a number of teams across the league. It would be a huge ask this year if the club suffered injuries early on. Fourth might be a dream, more likely fifth or sixth. And if franchising comes in, no we’re not ready. Yes can buy a team to be in SL but the rest is long gone.
  12. Media Watch World Cup

    Friday night on BBC telly was the end for me. News bulletin about sport over the weekend on the bbc. Telling everyone what was on to enjoy on 5 sport and on the tv channels. Not one mention that it’s on live of even on. And in normal bulletins nUmber of things on women’s sport but somehow not seen any mention of the women’s RL World Cup.
  13. I didn't know what Rugby League was

    Great he found the game. Hardly surprising he hadn't known about it given the top level coverage the sport gets today in all forms of media. It appears as if the last 35 years have made no difference. I was about 17 in Carlisle when I discovered the game. Only reason was being dragged down to the new sport starting in town by mates. Eddie Waring was Its a Knockout, nothing else. While only 30 miles from 2 pro teams, and god knows how many top class amateur teams I had no awareness or understanding that there was a code of rugby that actually tried to run with the ball, and that's with a local paper that covered the matches. Rugby was of no interest at all, given the local stuff served up and other sporting interests and commitments. Its about time the sport really understood what is required to get the recognition for the long term.
  14. Andrew Henderson to Warrington

    I'd ignore the cup games, the year before both ourselves and Featherstone tried to avoid winning and against Toronto they were far keener to progress. However the middle 8s I'd agree we fell short, but the main issue was all year in every game just after half time and often just before the side just switched off. What he has achieved with his coaching team is re-establish the foundations and structures around which the club can build from youth upwards.
  15. 2018 Fixtures

    2019 then