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Living on cloud cuckoo land mate, Raiders will be mid table this season. Our pack is massive, and our backs are classier than ever. Think we can beat likesof yourselves, haven, swinton, dews, keighley, hunslet, esp at home and come away with a bonus point at the very least away from home. The players at Raiders are there cause they want to be, not cause they cant get into the squad of their own team. No subsitute for passion in a shirt

oracle i agree barrow are a handy side but if you pick some injuries up you could struggle like any other club. think not being linked up with a SL club could hinder you in this tough league

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oracle i agree barrow are a handy side but if you pick some injuries up you could struggle like any other club. think not being linked up with a SL club could hinder you in this tough league

You've hit the nail on the head there town4me. If Barrow get a run of injuries like we did where do they look for replacements? SL clubs will be allowing their players to go to their partner clubs on the DR system and so how many of them will allow players to go on loan to other Championship clubs to act as opposition to their partners?

I don't particularly like the system but if there is to be one then I think it's better to be in than struggle on a matter of principle.

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Living on cloud cuckoo land mate, Raiders will be mid table this season. Our pack is massive, and our backs are classier than ever. Think we can beat likesof yourselves, haven, swinton, dews, keighley, hunslet, esp at home and come away with a bonus point at the very least away from home. The players at Raiders are there cause they want to be, not cause they cant get into the squad of their own team. No subsitute for passion in a shirt

I think you are in for a bit of a shock oracle. Swinton and keighley and dewsbury are no mugs by any means and I doubt you will beat any of the 3 to be honest. Your best chances of wins will come from York, hunslet and the 3 other promoted teams. But even hunslet and York have an edge on you by knowing what this league takes to stay in it so I wouldn't be counting my chickens just yet mate.

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Widnes have had one season of super league and got knocked out of the challenge cup by St Helens. I can see why your called Oracle......

my mistake, it was Castleford i was thinking of, not Widnes.

As for comments regarding injuries to Barrows squad and not having immediate cover due to no link up, its true, its a risk. But theres always the amature game to look at, and some of our better performers last year (Dawson, Dandy, Haney & Toal) came from the amature game, and we would have seen Literland shine if not for injury.

Whitehead & Butler are plodders, but they're cover for others, dont see either getting game time unless we have injuries.

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my mistake, it was Castleford i was thinking of, not Widnes.

As for comments regarding injuries to Barrows squad and not having immediate cover due to no link up, its true, its a risk. But theres always the amature game to look at, and some of our better performers last year (Dawson, Dandy, Haney & Toal) came from the amature game, and we would have seen Literland shine if not for injury.

Whitehead & Butler are plodders, but they're cover for others, dont see either getting game time unless we have injuries.

You are forgetting that we are a division higher this year Oracle and the step up from amateur to this level may be a step too far. Without injuries Town would have been Champions last year but look what happened to us sending half a team to Gateshead and losing.

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yes i agree keith the step up from amatuer to championship is huge. i'm not convinced by this DR system but it does give a sense of security regarding injuries ruining our season or costing us dear like they did last season.

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I think you are in for a bit of a shock oracle. Swinton and keighley and dewsbury are no mugs by any means and I doubt you will beat any of the 3 to be honest. Your best chances of wins will come from York, hunslet and the 3 other promoted teams. But even hunslet and York have an edge on you by knowing what this league takes to stay in it so I wouldn't be counting my chickens just yet mate.

Did you check Town's results against Sheffield, Swinton and Batley last year? Although all 3 beat us Town played well against them.

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Did you check Town's results against Sheffield, Swinton and Batley last year? Although all 3 beat us Town played well against them.

I agree you gave them good games but they were one off games. It's a lot different when your playing them week in week out. This league is a lot more competitive than SL I think. I do hope you stay up though because I wouldn't wish any team to be relegated into the league of oblivion.

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I knew someone would use the old "one off game" thing. Well we now have a much stronger squad backed by the use of Widnes players should we need them, so that pretty much negates that argument.

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I knew someone would use the old "one off game" thing. Well we now have a much stronger squad backed by the use of Widnes players should we need them, so that pretty much negates that argument.

DKW I'm not knocking your team far from it. I hope you Cumbrian teams do stay up because you will bring more to the champ than some champ clubs. It was just when oracle was saying his team would and should beat x.y and z that's all. I was just letting him know it wouldn't be as easy as he thinks/ thought it will be.

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He's a barrow fan I think,but hes deluded if he thinks any game in this league will be easy for any of us. Your reply wasnt to him though.

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I do hope you stay up though because I wouldn't wish any team to be relegated into the league of oblivion.

That's not what you said on the Fev forum where you said you hoped Fev would throw games to get certain teams relegated ! Make your mind up.

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That's not what you said on the Fev forum where you said you hoped Fev would throw games to get certain teams relegated ! Make your mind up.

If you read the post properly I said I want 2 feeder clubs to get relegated that's all I said I never mentioned any specific clubs. I would rather 2 feeder clubs go down than 2 who are standing on their own 2 feet and trying to build a successful club on their own.i don't wish relegation on any team ever not even the carpet carriers but 2 have to go down and I would rather it be a link up club than a club that as gone it solo.

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Last season did you want clubs using Dual reg to stay up over clubs not using that system?

DKW I have nothing against the DR system if its used properly ie injuries. How ever I'm totally against the link ups but my gripe is more to do with the RFL than any club. The SL clubs get enough money as it is without scraping the under 23s etc. They continually waste money on imports etc. If the SL clubs can't survive when there is no relegation and a massive pay out from sky then they don't deserve to survive IMO. But I'm worried about our game and clubs that are not in the elite league with these link ups we all know its for the RFLs and SL clubs benefit and not for clubs like yourselves.

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