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I'm sure the clowns on the other site will be doing a merry jig because theyve became saints feeder club. Im also sure there odds will now be slashed and will be favourites to win the league and challenge cup double

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Star can hardly contain itself . Good news for them I guess although the sentence ' leading players not in their squad of 19 ' is a bit of an oxymoron.

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Oldham are in the mix to aren't they ?!! Can't deny they have some belting kids but just how things work control wise and in practice remains to be seen . Often you should be careful what you wish for . Saints aren't doing worthy philanthropic works Victorian style ...They're looking after themselves and pulling the strings.

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Its a strange un if im right rochdale get the u19,s we get the the 1st teamers not playing could be good could be bad who knows

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Haven will be getting the odd player who is willing to travel and is on the cusp of the 1st team, it's not as if you'll be getting Gaskell because lomax and hohaia are in favour.

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They'll be getting top stars no doubt ...Coxy will say so , if they can get in of course . I can hear it now

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Dave Woods has been helping out at Saints since he left York, so he should know there players.

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and no doubt if it was town linking up with them it would be fatastic news,not a lover of this new sustem but as lots of clubs had already taken the plunge then if you dont get invovled it will make it very difficult for clubs

dont expect to see the like of lomax etc but ade gardner and the likes would be good

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No idea about the hull kr link, I'm sure its still running but not exactly showing great results other than petersen.

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Their fans went crazy at their last SL link up and it resulted in nothing. I hope we chase the local talent and let them concentrate on giving a few kids from away a game.

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Its a strange un if im right rochdale get the u19,s we get the the 1st teamers not playing could be good could be bad who knows

Not so donald. Saints will have their own Under 19 team same as all the other SL clubs. Rochdale are the Saints first link up club and they have even had one of their coaches made head coach at Rochdale to oversee the first team whilst Rochdale's option for that post is now coach of Rochdale's youth team.

Any SL club that has an official link with a Championship (or CH1) club can take a 2nd link as long as the 2nd club is situated in certain areas outside the M62 corridor and Cumbria is one of those areas. It could therefore be possible for Town (or Haven) to have a link up with 2 SL clubs.

My view is that it is the thin end of the wedge and the Championship clubs have took another step towards becoming SL feeder clubs. Under this system all the good amateur kids end up going straight to SL clubs Under 19's whilst our clubs give game time to SL clubs fringe players. It will be interesting to see who pays these players and how that applies to salary caps in each division!!!!!!

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All this link up ###### is just another nail in the coffin of RL outside Super League ( I'm not just saying this because of what haven have done). Take players on loan by all means but dual reg isn't the way forward. What chance is there for developing local youngsters ? Well done to the clowns who run the game you're playing a blinder. :(

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Apart from any other argument the system puts both Town and Haven at a disadvantage because of our location. Rochdale players will be able to take advantage of regular use of the better training facilities at St Helens whereas we struggle to get even dual reg players to travel regularly up here for games never mind training. Will some of any SL clubs fringe players be chuffed having to travel up here???

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Me thinks there's a ruse here to get the Cumbrian amateurs info the SL clubs system

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What's the odds on Havens 2013 squad having fewer Cumbrians than their 2012 squad? I'd say it's odds on now.!

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How do these link ups work with the salary caps? Unless there are some tighter regulations coming out I can foresee it opening a can of worms!!!!

Say a team is close to the salary cap limit and signs on a player that pushes them over the cap limit. A fine and points deduction follows.

On the other hand a club could be close to the salary cap limit and because of a link up bring in a player on a much higher salary and supposedly that will be okay. Even though the SL club could be paying their players salary the Championship club is still getting an advantage over the other example above.

I think the whole system is fraught with potholes and needs to be given more thought as it seems to have been rushed through by SL clubs.

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I can't make my mind up if this link up thing is a good thing or not. I suppose it will have its pros and cons.

If the club thinks its the way forward fair doo's but I'm not convinced.

I'm sure 10 miles down the road most will be happy as Saints are a big club and if your gonna jump in it may as well be with them.

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We will still beat the ####### jam if they link up with all sl clubs hahahahahaha

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Does this mean they have fell out with leeds and the rhinos wont be sending their U18's for the annual friendly lol. When will the jampots ever learn

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