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Bramley next year

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I think the big problem was that NL3 was 'neither fish nor fowl' and, to be frank, was a joke competition.

Had Bramley been able to have re-entered the sport at a more appropriate level (eg, CC1) then they may just have been able to retain much of the good will that was initially created. As it was, sending out a team of flat-track bullies to rack up big scores again Essex Eels etc did them more harm than good.

I'd honestly love to see a reconstituted Bramley club with a clearer purpose, whether that be as a bone fide community club with juniors etc or as a semi pro club in CC1.

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Bramley have no chance whatsoever of gaining a place in CC1 - one simple reason is there are already too many (for the RFL's liking) semi-pro sides in West Yorkshire. The RFL's agenda (rightly or wrongly) is to spread the game nationally. Bramley don't meet the criteria and even if met most of them the biggest one of all is against them - geography. In my opinion the people at Bramley should stop chasing their unrealistic dreams and if they want the club to continue then build the club up as a top class community club with their own facilities.

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You are quite right Mr Knowledge it was Stanningley I visited (twice) with Eccles but the supporters were just as bad as when I visited Bramley with the other sides. The reason I went to those games is because I love rugby league and was glad to say the Bramley name in the game again. I spent many happy days at McLaren field and remember well them knocking Salford out of the Challenge cup. I would genuinely like to see Bramley get back to their former glories, although not at the expense of any other existing clubs.

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You are quite right Mr Knowledge it was Stanningley I visited (twice) with Eccles but the supporters were just as bad as when I visited Bramley with the other sides. The reason I went to those games is because I love rugby league and was glad to say the Bramley name in the game again. I spent many happy days at McLaren field and remember well them knocking Salford out of the Challenge cup. I would genuinely like to see Bramley get back to their former glories, although not at the expense of any other existing clubs.

Leeds might need a 'B' team for the players they can't farm out to their 'A' team at Hunslet.

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Leeds might need a 'B' team for the players they can't farm out to their 'A' team at Hunslet.

University of Gloucestershire All Golds are Leeds B. But Bramley can be Leeds C

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Leeds might need a 'B' team for the players they can't farm out to their 'A' team at Hunslet.

That old chestnut,there are no A teams,just players going on dual reg.

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Leeds might need a 'B' team for the players they can't farm out to their 'A' team at Hunslet.

Hardley call 3 or 4 players coming to Hunslet an A team , would you........ B)

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Hardley call 3 or 4 players coming to Hunslet an A team , would you........ B)

Check back in a couple of seasons. Hunslet will probably be plaing in amber and blue by then.

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Check back in a couple of seasons. Hunslet will probably be plaing in amber and blue by then.

Have you got this weekends lottery numbers too?

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In defence of Bramley, the atmosphere at their games was nowhere near as hostile as has been made out.

What made it slightly distasteful is the fact that the Buffaloes were up against players/clubs who were several levels below them.

It's just a shame the expansion of CC1 didn't come sooner. Do any buffaloes stalwarts still post here? Has the club given up its ambitions of semi-pro rugby (the move to YML would certainly suggest so)

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Reading between the lines earlier I take it Milford Marlins A are at least considering elevation to the premier division?

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Have you got this weekends lottery numbers too?

If I did, I would buy Hunslet, build them a stadium, market the heck out of their brand, and try to get them into SL to create a healthy rivalry from a true RL heartland area in Leeds and make the bourgoisie from North Leeds MY A team. :D

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If I did, I would buy Hunslet, build them a stadium, market the heck out of their brand, and try to get them into SL to create a healthy rivalry from a true RL heartland area in Leeds and make the bourgoisie from North Leeds MY A team. :D

:D :D :D :D :D

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Bramley and Kippax are taken off the Yorkshire Men's League website but presumably that just means they have yet to confirm and their previous addition was premature. The deadline's January.

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Reading between the lines earlier I take it Milford Marlins A are at least considering elevation to the premier division?

Milford Marlins Reserves want to play a full season of fixtures not sure yet what the league format will be at the moment. The premier will be a tough division for us but one we think we will be able to compete with most of the teams within it, some will be too tough for us but we want our reserves to be playing at the highest level possible. Our Reserves had a lot of their games called off last season due to opposition clubs not been able to raise a team for our home games which did nieither the team or the club any good. But more than anything we are looking for continuity in fixtures in games that will test our young reserves.

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Milford Marlins Reserves want to play a full season of fixtures not sure yet what the league format will be at the moment. The premier will be a tough division for us but one we think we will be able to compete with most of the teams within it, some will be too tough for us but we want our reserves to be playing at the highest level possible. Our Reserves had a lot of their games called off last season due to opposition clubs not been able to raise a team for our home games which did nieither the team or the club any good. But more than anything we are looking for continuity in fixtures in games that will test our young reserves.

Milford `A` where a decent side a couple of seasons ago.

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Milford `A` where a decent side a couple of seasons ago.

We have possibly our best reserve team we have had for a long time at the moment and a good number of them trained last season both nights which helped. like all 2nd team we suffered with the 1st team taking players which is how it should be but it also puts a bit of pressure on the team regarding competing with the better sides in the league. I am just hoping that with the lack of fixtures last season this does not have a knock on effect and the players do not return when pre-season training starts. I have not heard that many of the players have gone to winter based teams so hopefully they will return in their numbers.

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Bramley have no chance whatsoever of gaining a place in CC1 - one simple reason is there are already too many (for the RFL's liking) semi-pro sides in West Yorkshire. The RFL's agenda (rightly or wrongly) is to spread the game nationally. Bramley don't meet the criteria and even if met most of them the biggest one of all is against them - geography. In my opinion the people at Bramley should stop chasing their unrealistic dreams and if they want the club to continue then build the club up as a top class community club with their own facilities.

but there are no teams from yorkshire or cumbria in CC1 next season which must be a first

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Given the need for more viable clubs in CC1, the RFL would snap Bramley's arm off if they got their act together

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Given the need for more viable clubs in CC1, the RFL would snap Bramley's arm off if they got their act together

The RFL banned any heartland clubs from applying

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I remain of the view that if Bramley can put in a bid equal to the new applicants then they have a chance ,given their unique history within the game and notwithstanding their geography.

But its a hard ask......

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With Bramley playing summer and the two seasons crossing , in the past players were called back to there winter clubs before there season had finished , the last couple of seasons they've been a bit of a Barbarian side with players from Hunslet old boys , Queens and many more teams , they need players for the full season........

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They've applied for Yorkshire Men's premier it's on their website now.

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Monday was the deadline for applications to the Yorkshire Men's League though I don't know who the lineup is or which of them will go premier. Guess premier will have Bramley, Kippax, Fryston and Birstall in though?

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