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  1. Cumbrian rugby league clubs need to start seriously worrying about the impact of thunders development work alongside the already established falcons ru scheme (who have been cherrypicking cumbrian sporting talent for a few years now and are reaping the benefits ).3 internationals in Harris,Graham and Wilson in the first team and quite a few others coming through the ranks.Clever use of photos of Mcavoy and Ritson on the flyer, lads who are well known in west cumbrian circles.
  2. To be honest I would have thought that the Bulls would have had an agreement with all the other clubs before they announced their intentions, they are probably guilty of assuming that everyone is going to agree to something which is for the Bulls benefit, they probably need to start ringing around the other club chairman pretty sharpish
  3. Route66

    Cumbrian lakers

    I think this was the problem for the reds with the last stadium proposal,at the minute both clubs are in charge of everything within their grounds and enjoy the profits,what you don't want is a third party running it for their benefit and not the clubs
  4. Route66

    Koukash at bulls

    This stadium has to be the way forward for sport in the area,the sale of both grounds alone would bring in a decent sum and with various finding available the time is right ,unfortunately for traditionalists the artificial surface will be essential as the stadium will need to be a all year round community asset.
  5. Route66

    Cumbrian lakers

    Following this thread with interest as someone who grew up watching town and the reds,it seems obvious that allerdale council have the land available and the assets to sell to enable a new stadium. 2 grounds past their best and empty space available either on Lonsdale park or the cloffocks with involvement from Mr fryer who brokered the sale of the town training pitch and is involved with the sale of land on the green in front of allerdale house
  6. Route66

    Challenge Cup

    Good old border tv
  7. Route66

    Koukash and new Cumbrian club - good idea?

    Would have to class myself as one of those stayaways,I still follow the results of the local teams but believe the time is right to take a chance on change.I personally know a lot more rugby fans who don't go than do.
  8. Route66

    Koukash and new Cumbrian club - good idea?

    Population in west cumbria is 160000 and realistically would be where a team would have to be based, I think Barrow would probably stay on there own.As for attendances probably around 5000 would be a fair estimate whether that's enough I don't know but I do know that there's few other places in the country that rugby league is more popular than any other sport and the people who continue to keep this so deserve some support
  9. Route66

    Black players in Rugby League

    I can remember Ferguson scoring for Wigan at derwent park but did you not get sent off that day yanto
  10. Route66

    Black players in Rugby League

    Bumped into Craig Richards in the green dragon the week he signed for town,had the size of a world beater but never showed us his best.Audley Pennant is definitely worth a mention and also Danny Wilson who on his day could do anything
  11. Route66

    Cup Draw 7pm BBC online live streaming

    Went through to the rec back in the late eighties to see Kells play Leeds,think there was about 6000 there that night,don't think we'll see crowds like that again
  12. Maybe was using the wrong examples but our problem is that we don't seem to be able to attract these kind of millionaires,as for fylde if you get the chance have a trip to the stadium on a matchday, I would love such a stadium in west cumbria
  13. I don't know the exact figures but super league clubs receive about 1.8 million a year the top end championship around 500,000, some are no bigger than those below it is the million pound a year extra that keeps them above .
  14. The more I read about this the more confused I become,don't think it will be long before the super league clubs leave the rest,their problem is most aren't as big as they think they are and are only artificially kept where they are due to the sky money and more importantly how it's distributed. Over the years I've watched a lot of non-league football where teams manage without a t.v. handout and many grow from nothing to progress through a structure that rarely changes.2 good examples within a former rl area are Fleetwood and AFC Fylde.