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widnes link up with workington

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and the worky fans where slagging haven off for pairing up with saints !!! see how it works out us and rochdale are paired up with saints , town and north wales with widnes i would reckon town will get the widnes first teamers not in the 18

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This is killing this great game of ours.

Conspiracy theorists may believe this is killing something??

Mr. O'Connors commitment to being an SL club that in future will link up with Workington (and I think Crusaders as well?? anyone) is to me a hint that O'Connor is at Widnes and in SL for the long haul.

I am now wondering why Hull.K.R. did not team up with Hull who looked to York, and why Cas and HKR have no link ups and are setting low budgets for players spends.

i fear that what this may be killing is certain ambitions.......

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steve o'connors commitment to widnes is clear, with the vikings willing to compete with the "bigger clubs" in the transfer market. and this link up is proof that he has long term ambitions for the club. better for us to have a real business man at the helm of the club than some of the cowboys we have had in the past.............

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The end of Rugby League as we know it (as has been stated in all the other link up threads)

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we must rise up and protest in the strongest possible terms.

I for one will be boycotting all Workington and Widnes home egames

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and the worky fans where slagging haven off for pairing up with saints !!! see how it works out us and rochdale are paired up with saints , town and north wales with widnes i would reckon town will get the widnes first teamers not in the 18

Why are you making things up? Most Town fans said it was a mistake as we believe the whole system to be flawed and ridiculously in favour of the SL club. How can it be any good for the lower league club to not know which players they will have until near the weekend? How will the local players react to training all week only to be told they wont play as Billy Superstar is coming from Widnes for a game.

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as has been stated like every other link town will be able to have up to 5 dual reg players from us, and generally they will be with them for the full season. training and playing with town. only in exceptional circumstances are these players ever called back.

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Wonder what widnes club would of done when they were in the championship and if they had of linked up with a S/L club what would their fans of said

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we did a link up of sorts with wigan, where we took the likes of liam farrell, joel tomkins, stefan marsh, joe mellor etc etc etc on dual reg, and it worked brilliantly for us.

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I just hope we don't see Widnes becoming a full-on feeder club for Town, that would be a great shame.

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I just hope we don't see Widnes becoming a full-on feeder club for Town, that would be a great shame.

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I just hope we don't see Widnes becoming a full-on feeder club for Town, that would be a great shame.

we just hope town dont become a full on feeder club for widnes

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AFAIK only Adam Lawton so far?

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the latest link up sees widnes and workington town join forces................http://www.widnesvik...cle.php?id=9839

Seven out of 18 of the Lions under 18's were from Cumbria yet appear to not be in an academy. Should the link ups with West Cumbria extend to supporting an academy up there??

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There is an Academy up here, they are in the first year at Lakes College, Stuart Wilkinson from Barrow is coach, they have 12 full time players now (I think), and will start playing for season 2013 when they get their next 12 full time school leavers, or it could be 2014, either way there is an academy and they will be taking part in the Super League competition when they have enough players

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i agree about supporting an academy in cumbria, it appears that these days the area is ignored by the powers that be despite the rich tradition of producing world class talent. to return to and old argument of mine we need a cumbrian club in super league to enhance the superb work being done at grass roots level....

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we did a link up of sorts with wigan, where we took the likes of liam farrell, joel tomkins, stefan marsh, joe mellor etc etc etc on dual reg, and it worked brilliantly for us.

Ahahahahah, Yeah it did brilliant for you, you were ####### in the championship and nothing changes in SL. you may well be building for the future and god luck to you but lets not pretend you were world beaters becuase you know full well you were bob.

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why would they support a academy when widnes can just take them?

Widnes take the odd one a year who makes pro, Unless they want to sign for Wigan. Haven Worky and Barrow take the rest and the kids don't have to travel to M62 land to try their luck as pro's - makes sense......

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i agree about supporting an academy in cumbria, it appears that these days the area is ignored by the powers that be despite the rich tradition of producing world class talent. to return to and old argument of mine we need a cumbrian club in super league to enhance the superb work being done at grass roots level....

Only if the rich men will take less SKY money so the development clubs like Celtic C and West Cumbria can exist and compete, or if SKY recognise a developing game will develop SKY dishes and pay for this.

In theory spot on.

However is Cumbria that rich in talent????

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There is an Academy up here, they are in the first year at Lakes College, Stuart Wilkinson from Barrow is coach, they have 12 full time players now (I think), and will start playing for season 2013 when they get their next 12 full time school leavers, or it could be 2014, either way there is an academy and they will be taking part in the Super League competition when they have enough players

Thanks DRR, very interesting.......

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