BD20Cougar

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  1. Can't say I've followed what other clubs have been doing particularly closely but I'll go for 1) Workington 2) Oldham 3) Hunslet 4) Doncaster 5) Newcastle 6) Crusaders 7) Haven 8 ) Coventry 9) London 10) Cougars 11) West Wales I reckon Hunslet will surprise a few of you.
  2. BD20Cougar

    Keighley

    Announced? Or just updated on companies House with no explanation?
  3. BD20Cougar

    Keighley

    I count 14 in this video. Only recognised a few though.
  4. BD20Cougar

    Does anybody in Keighley care?

    For whatever reason there's never been many Keighley fans on here, check rlfans.com/Facebook and you'll see plenty who care. As for an update on the situation, the players have now been paid, the club is being taken out of special measures, Steve Gill and Craig Lingard are returning to the club and pre season training starts tomorrow. No idea what sort of team we'll be able to field but anything is better than nothing
  5. BD20Cougar

    Keighley

    Not sure how reliable this guy is but good news if true.
  6. BD20Cougar

    Keighley

    For everyone asking if there is hope, the simple answer is that as long as Shane Spencer owns the club, no. The man has no interest in running a rugby league club and only bought one in the first place because he thought he was getting the stadium. If Mr Spencer can be removed, either by being bought out or by the current club being liquidated and a new one formed, then yes there is hope. There's a lot of people working hard behind the scenes to put together a group of people who can take the club forward alongside a supporters trust. Whether this happens in time for Keighley Cougars to take part in the 2019 season is a different matter. The way I see this heading if I'm being honest is Keighley going down the Hemel route of taking a year out with a view to re-entering in 2020, dependent on the RFL allowing us to do so.
  7. BD20Cougar

    Keighley

    Start again or cease to exist, which one is it? One of the options discussed at the meeting on Thursday night was getting Keighley Cougars 2010 wound up and starting a new club from scratch.
  8. BD20Cougar

    Keighley

    I still don't understand how you can jump from "the club has been poorly managed by a handful of individuals" to "the club isn't worthy of continuing and should be consigned to the history books". What evidence do you have that under the right management Keighley couldn't be a successful semi professional club on a par with the likes of Dewsbury, Batley etc.?
  9. BD20Cougar

    Keighley

    In an ideal world, yes Keighley would have more fans. But there's plenty of teams surviving on similar or smaller attendances than Keighley had last year.
  10. BD20Cougar

    Keighley

    Swiftly deleted their post, think it's safe to assume we can believe the players over Austria Holdings. Meeting set to go ahead (it was being run by the supporters club and not hosted at cougar park so it was never the clubs meeting to cancel in the first place). The statement in my opinion comes across as an attempt to sabotage the meeting and prevent people coming together to communicate, which is probably also why they deleted the Facebook page. Steve Gill will no longer be attending the meeting (make of that what you will). Craig Lingard will be there. If anything new/interesting is said I'll update here.
  11. BD20Cougar

    Keighley

    Obviously I'm biased towards Keighley but may I remind Monkey Lover any club of any size is liable to be ruined by bad owners (see Bradford) and clubs in bad situations can turn themselves around (see York). Away from Keighley as a specific example I don't see why you want to cut off the likes of Workington, Hunslet and Oldham while protecting Rochdale, Swinton and Barrow. The latter could easily replace the former in the championship without looking out of place and vice versa.
  12. BD20Cougar

    Keighley

    Let's see what, if anything, happens on Saturday then.
  13. BD20Cougar

    Keighley

    Does anyone here know when clubs receive their central funding allocation for the year? Is it paid in a lump sum or spread out over the season?
  14. BD20Cougar

    Keighley

    Facebook page no longer exists, twitter still up and running. Your guess as good as mine as to why.
  15. BD20Cougar

    Keighley

    Seems like no one really knows what's going on least of all us Keighley fans. The following posted on Facebook by former director Simon Harrison is the closest you'll currently find to an explanation. As you may already know Neil Cullen and myself resigned as directors of Keighley Cougars because we didn’t have the backing of the new owners and were not in a position to carry out our duties as directors. Since then we have stepped back and given the new owners the benefit, space and respect to rebuild Cougars. However, we have been forced to listen to and read online all the false promises and lies. Not only that, we have endured the wrath of some uneducated fans who’s comments have been close to liable. Today (Saturday) after once again another promise to pay the players has past, after all their cheques bounced earlier this week, I understand that both Craig Lingard (coach) & Steve Gill (General manager) are now both offering their resignations due to non payment, and would expect all players who signed again for next season would be reconsidering there positions. Garry Schofield is already taking legal action to receive his wage. The constant blame on the old regime leaving the club in unmanageable debt and more debt emerging is absolutely not true. We had an executive committee of 8/10 people who all witnessed the extent of the debt on a spreadsheet prepared by Gary Fawcett, highlighting all debts current & future. Enough is enough I urge all true fans and sponsors to attend the meeting on Thursday to ask questions and get the answers we deserve. (the meeting referenced in the last paragraph is a Q&A with Steve Gill on the 22nd but I've got to say I'll be surprised if it goes ahead)