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Allan Marsden

Lancashire dominating RL

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Would it be fair to say that after recent years when Yorkshire cluubs like Bradford and Leeds have enjoyed great success that the tide has turned with Lancashire (Yes I know the boundary argument blah blah) with Wigan, Saints and Wire are now going to dominate SL?

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Leeds have had a poor year but they are still Yorkshire's best team. Next year will be interesting to see if their decline continues, if so then I can't see further than Wigan, Saints and Wire for top 3 again.

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Not really Lancashire dominating considering Warrington is in Cheshire and St Helens is in Merseyside.

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Not really Lancashire dominating considering Warrington is in Cheshire and St Helens is in Merseyside.

Not true. Warrington is a unitary authority which is split roughly in half by the river Mersey in terms of the old county boundaries. The town centre and anything north is technically in Lancashire and anything to the south of the Mersey is in Cheshire.

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Not true. Warrington is a unitary authority which is split roughly in half by the river Mersey in terms of the old county boundaries. The town centre and anything north is technically in Lancashire and anything to the south of the Mersey is in Cheshire.

If it's not in Cheshire why were the Cheshire police at the HJ today then?

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If it's not in Cheshire why were the Cheshire police at the HJ today then?

Every organisation for anything / everything has it's own geographical boundaries.

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The RFL Competition Trophies Up For Grabs This Year:

World Club Challenge - Melbourne

Blackpool 9s - Halifax

Northern Rail Cup - Batley

RLC Premier - St Albans

RLC Regional - Northampton

RLC National - Warrington

Championship 1 - York

Championship - Halifax

Super League - Wigan / Saints

Looks like a fairly even split.....

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The RFL Competition Trophies Up For Grabs This Year:

World Club Challenge - Melbourne

Blackpool 9s - Halifax

Northern Rail Cup - Batley

RLC Premier - St Albans

RLC Regional - Northampton

RLC National - Warrington

Championship 1 Winners - Hunslet

Championship 1 Play off - York

Championship - Halifax

Super League - Wigan / Saints

Looks like a fairly even split.....

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If it's not in Cheshire why were the Cheshire police at the HJ today then?

Police forces are not based on county boundaries. For example in the midlands West Mercia police force covers 3 counties. I believe there is still a Humberside police even though Humberside ceased to exist a long time ago.

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Halifax and Batley not in Yorkshire then?

Of course, just editing the original post of winners as Hunslet were missed off.

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Would it be fair to say that after recent years when Yorkshire cluubs like Bradford and Leeds have enjoyed great success that the tide has turned with Lancashire (Yes I know the boundary argument blah blah) with Wigan, Saints and Wire are now going to dominate SL?

they certainly have the best grounds.

hudds have a good ground but no chance of filling it any time soon

be interesting to see what crowds saints get in the new stadium, and if wigan can grow their crowds with the good form over the next few years

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Don't care what the bowler hats from the boundaries commision say, I still put St Helens, Lancs as my address and always will

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I reckon Allan is trying to get Saints (and some Wigan) posters back on his side after recent fall outs!

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Key phrase there is "authority area of Cheshire". All that these areas represent are areas of local government or administration. They are not counties in the traditional sense.

Check this website out: Friends of Real Lancashire

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Key phrase there is "authority area of Cheshire". All that these areas represent are areas of local government or administration. They are not counties in the traditional sense.

Check this website out: Friends of Real Lancashire

But administrative areas is exactly what counties are. If we're going to start claiming, then we (the West Riding of Yorkshire) will have Saddleworth, the Trough of Bowland and Sedberg back for starters.

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they certainly have the best grounds.

The best three RL grounds are in Yorkshire (one West, one East and one South).

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But administrative areas is exactly what counties are. If we're going to start claiming, then we (the West Riding of Yorkshire) will have Saddleworth, the Trough of Bowland and Sedberg back for starters.

nope

there are other boundaries-political. economic, cultural and so on

adminsitratively warrington is in cheshire, but not necessaily in other senses.

classic example is humberside. Administrtivly it no longer exists, but economically, strategically and geographiocally it does.

what do the areas you mentioned-Sedbergh is even in cumbria, feel hat they are? I'd take a wild gues and say they feel they are from yorkshire.

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The Championship is fast becoming a Yorkshire League....next season you have Halifax, Featherstone, Batley, Dewsbury, Sheffield, Hunslet and York plus 1 each from Cumbria, Cheshire, Lancs and France

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The thing what Lancashire clubs have going for them is their grounds and infrastructures. Fingers crossed that Saints and Salford deliver new venues by 2012 so along with Wigan, Wire, Chemics and throw in Leigh the facilities look impressive. The potential there exists for those clubs to really grow their business and game. Grounds used around the clock raising revenue and community interest.

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But administrative areas is exactly what counties are. If we're going to start claiming, then we (the West Riding of Yorkshire) will have Saddleworth, the Trough of Bowland and Sedberg back for starters.

Administratively Cheshire doesn't exist at all, there's West Cheshire & Chester, East Cheshire, Halton and Warrington with no county council. Likewise Merseyside doesn't exist administratively it is separate boroughs one of which is St Helens

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