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  1. Cross Hills Cougar

    Last chance saloon for Keighley Cougars

    It's looking like all the Sky TV money will be retained by the top 20 clubs from 2020 season onwards. The rest of the clubs will get nothing and become amateur clubs. To avoid this fate, Keighley Cougars: 1. HAS to win promotion this season 2. HAS to meet the ground criteria for the Championship in 2019 (so A LOT of money is needed for serious stadium development) and 3. HAS to finish in the top half of the Championship in 2019 The stadium improvements required https://keighleycougars.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/stand-2.png have gone nowhere in 5 years because the club cannot get the funding. Why? Because to get public funding, as well as making out a strong case, a club: 1. HAS to have no single individual owning more than 50% of the club 2. HAS to have a minimum of three properly appointed directors and 3. HAS to publish full, audited accounts every year. Keighley Cougars fails on all three counts. This has to be rectified FAST - or the club goes amateur in two years time. The coach, his staff, our players and the supporters and volunteers deserve the right off field backing now to avoid the worst happening. It's to be hoped the club has the right calibre of sponsor to make the right things happen.
  2. Not sure the Hearns are cut out to head the RFL. But I'd certainly give them the Magic Weekend to promote. Making it a nines rather than an extra round of league matches would straight away end the distortion of an odd number of league games. Tells the Hearns it has to be a 9 a side competition for 16 teams over the weekend. They have to guarantee £250,000 prize money for the winners, £125,000 for the runners-up and £100,000 for 3rd (winner of the semi final losers' match) and £50,000 for all the other 13 teams. That's £1.125 million they have to guarantee. Anything above that that they make (from TV rights, sponsorship, advertising, ticket sales etc) they keep. The prize money on offer would ensure clubs field their strongest teams. What would people think about inviting one guest RU team?
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    Predictions for league 1

    1 Keighley Cougars 2 Whitehaven 3 Bfd Buls 4 Doncaster 5 Workington 6 York 7 Newcastle 8 Oldham 9 Hunslet 10 London Skolars 11 Coventry Bears 12 North Wales 13 Hemel Stags 14 West Wales
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    Twp tonight

    Superficially, a move to BMO Field in Toronto would give the Wolfpack a more modern stadium. But sharing with a soccer club is not ideal. If Lamport could be made Wolfpack's true home and be upgraded gradually in conjunction with the City Council, it could become a real fortress. But to make it home, the first job would be to mark out the pitch with rugby league markings only to replace the current mish mash which does the visual image of the game no favors. Mark the field out like an Australian NRL pitch..
  5. Wayne Bennett will want a full back who is closest to being a Darius Boyd. Hardaker or Tomkins?
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    2018 Season Tickets

    Is this a record? The owner of Keighley Cougars put discounted 2018 season tickets on sale in June this year with the deadline being a few days ago on 30 July. There is no word as to how many were sold or how much was raised but has any other club sold the next year's season tickets so early? Should Cougars supporters be concerned?
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    Reserves competition - a disgrace all round.

    Should be compulsory for every Super League and Championship club to run a Reserves team and enter it in the Reserves League. Actually, it should be UNDER 21s (but with up to 6 over age players allowed in the match day 17). If Keighley Cougars can run an Academy and a Reserves on just £75k central funding, why not all other clubs?
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    Could RL have a "Ruckgate" opportunity?

    Union laws have been a joke for years. What's the latest? O yes. When can't you touch a player with the ball? When he's a scrum half behind a ruck! What a joke! There's scope for loads more of this in Union. So far as we're concerned. Defending team suddenly pushing in scrum. Would need practice & chat with ref beforehand. The one I'd like to see is where a team receiving the kick off immediately kicks ball right upfield. Everybody knows it's coming and runs upfield 'offside' in advance. Then surround their receiver in a circle with a 10 metre radius.
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    Cougars Enter Into Dual Registration With Batley

    We've got James Brown from you on dr. Any good?
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    CRAIG LINGARD

    IF the Cougars chairman listens to the fans or if he wants more than a handful of supporters in the ground, Cougars won't be going DR with anyone. My guess? Cougars will go DR and the club under this chairman will continue its downward spiral to oblivion.
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    Oldham vs Keighley

    Might manage an odd TT Boltmakers bitter before setting off!! We used to be called the Lawkholmers as Cougar Park is at the bottom of Lawkholme Lane in Keighley. When we get a lid on the southern terrace hoping we get "THE LAWKHOLME LANE END" lettering across the top.
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    Oldham vs Keighley

    Yep. Was referring to Leyth of course. Be there on bus 2 Cheers Hoping for a good game whatever.
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    Oldham vs Keighley

    Well that's one Lancashire side choked against West Yorkshire opposition already this weekend. Bring on part 2 tomorrow! Come on Cougars!!
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    Oldham vs Keighley

    That'll do nicely! 5 coach loads from Keighley queuing up to get in from 1 o clock!!
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    Oldham vs Keighley

    How many seats are there reserved for Keighley supporters on Sunday?