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Northampton pull out of Ch1

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Surely the most sensible idea would be to offer invitations to Championship 1 clubs to submit their academy/reserve teams for consideration.

I think there was a suggestion that our under 23's paticipated by Mark Campbell, Bob. But there is apparently some rule that forbids a club having two teams in the RL main competitions. But it would be a better idea.

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There's no rule stopping it, but they have to operate as 2 seperate clubs and can't both be in the same league.

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You also can't move players between the 2 teams. Presumably normal loan rules would work. But the RFL didn't want them in.

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You also can't move players between the 2 teams. Presumably normal loan rules would work. But the RFL didn't want them in.

Hence the 'operate as 2 seperate clubs' comment ;)

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You know, I honestly felt that Northampton might have had a chance of doing some good given that they may have attracted a few footy and a few kick and clap fans.

Extend Super League by four ( Fev, Fax, Leigh and the Eagles ) and chuck all the rest into one division...

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According to the press, Oxford are to be admitted. To be hoped that they have improved since the last time i saw them play.

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Well I think Northampton's descion may have............ P all effect on the future of RL. Does anybody in there right mind think that anyone, unless held at gunpoint, would be watching them in 2 years time. We might as well have a governing body who are trying to introduce Cricket in Portland or a hide n seek team in the sahara desert.

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Well I think Northampton's descion may have............ P all effect on the future of RL. Does anybody in there right mind think that anyone, unless held at gunpoint, would be watching them in 2 years time. We might as well have a governing body who are trying to introduce Cricket in Portland or a hide n seek team in the sahara desert.

Andrew, you are so right.

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Well I think Northampton's descion may have............ P all effect on the future of RL. Does anybody in there right mind think that anyone, unless held at gunpoint, would be watching them in 2 years time. We might as well have a governing body who are trying to introduce Cricket in Portland or a hide n seek team in the sahara desert.

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been going for 90 years or so :P

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the demons aren't doing so badly

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http://www.prtcc.com/

been going for 90 years or so :P

http://www.prtcc.com/

the demons aren't doing so badly

The western sahara wanderers are currently taking the marakesh marauders on at Hide and Seek. The result was a draw, both teams were found after one second. The replay was to be on Friday, but Sky are on about moving it to Thursday at Northampton's county ground.

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The western sahara wanderers are currently taking the marakesh marauders on at Hide and Seek. The result was a draw, both teams were found after one second. The replay was to be on Friday, but Sky are on about moving it to Thursday at Northampton's county ground.

lock lanes sandy desert might have been a better venue.

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lock lanes sandy desert might have been a better venue.

I played a couple of games on Chequerfield's sloping pitch. Now there was a real slope about 1 in 4 corner to corner. Batley slope or Lock Lane (played there as well) not in it. Now there was a venue to play with or on.

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Well I think Northampton's descion may have............ P all effect on the future of RL. Does anybody in there right mind think that anyone, unless held at gunpoint, would be watching them in 2 years time. We might as well have a governing body who are trying to introduce Cricket in Portland or a hide n seek team in the sahara desert.

while your messing about playing hide n seek in the desert, what will i bedouin.

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while your messing about playing hide n seek in the desert, what will i bedouin.

Don't know OR but we would Sheikh you out.

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I played a couple of games on Chequerfield's sloping pitch. Now there was a real slope about 1 in 4 corner to corner. Batley slope or Lock Lane (played there as well) not in it. Now there was a venue to play with or on.

Huddersfield Underbank Rangers is fun. The middle part (going across widthways) dips far and one end is higher than the other. More impressed though that there's a dry stone wall near the touchline where if the ball goes over it's a farmers field with a bull and cows in.

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According to the press, Oxford are to be admitted. To be hoped that they have improved since the last time i saw them play.

That's a pretty amazing feat, considering they haven't played a game yet! Are you getting mixed up with Oxford Cavaliers or Oxford University?

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could you two not just text each other :rolleyes: I blame surf and soup !

Quite right. Souper jokes and surfs you right for reading them.

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You know, I honestly felt that Northampton might have had a chance of doing some good given that they may have attracted a few footy and a few kick and clap fans.

Extend Super League by four ( Fev, Fax, Leigh and the Eagles ) and chuck all the rest into one division...

I mis-read you at first glance, I thought you wrote "Normanton might have had a chance of doing some good....." This would have actually made more sense, a Normanton team in CC1 would probably do a better job.

Rather than trying to expand the game to the nether reaches of the UK I would rather see us start much nearee home. How about a club playing at Frickley Athletic's ground to try and attract the un-tapped potential support from the ex-coalfield areas south of Pontefract? And how about towns like Harrogate Otley, Wetherby? Smaller Rugby Union clubs are struggling due to comprehensive education thinning out the number of ex-grammar school types. Time to expand into these areas which would likely be far more receptive to Rugby League.

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That's a pretty amazing feat, considering they haven't played a game yet! Are you getting mixed up with Oxford Cavaliers or Oxford University?

I was under the impression that it was going to be an amalgamation of both. My apologies, but still not overwhelmed with confidence.

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