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You got a source on that or is it just speculation? That would result in the club not being paid the money the are owed for reaching this stage of the comp, getting banned from it for at least 2 years and making a holy show of the NCL and as a result damaging the chances of future amateur participation which I believe is up for review in the near future.

Just speculation really , seen a few of the West Hull lads talking about the subject on Twitter! Could be absolute rubbish for all i Know

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Crusaders and our fans were ready and willing to play the game in Hull and I know that for a fact. West Hull were told, mistakenly, that they could not play at the YPI ground as it was unavailable. They conceded home advantage to Crusaders but we can't play at the Racecourse this weekend because of work being done there. We looked at playing at Colwyn Bay (Where we played you in a friendly Statman), Cefn Druids FC and as a curtain raiser to the Widnes .v. Salford game but opted for Wilderspool when we found out it was available. After arrangements were finalised, West Hull found out that the YPI ground was available after all, but since then Skirlaugh have arranged to play All Gold there. I support Crusaders but am a huge fan of the amateur game too and I hope this does not cause any friction between the clubs because Crusaders players, officials and fans are a really friendly bunch. I think Thatto Heath will testify to that.

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Yeah we've developed a good relationship with the Crusaders club since their re-conception (not sure if that is a real word?) Had a good trip down to Colwyn Bay before last season to a really great facility at Parc Erias and then hosted North Wales this year. They've got a good bunch of people down there that are doing things the right way.

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Skirlaugh v Gloucester All Golds is being played Sunday 7th April at Hull Rugby Union Chantlands Ave Hull 3pm ko

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To be honest i think the rules need relaxing when playing a Championship 1 club at home, i have great sympathy for West Hull in this instance. There's a thread about Egremont having 1480 paying adults for their game with Wath Brow which is fantastic, i cant imagine North Wales bringing more than 100 fans to West Hulls ground, they could easily accomodate that where they are. The RFL need to be a little more pragmatic about the situation, i'm sure Egremont dont have to jump through as many hoops to accomodate Wath Brom

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Del Capo the only reason West Hull have to travel to wilderspool is due to been told the YPI ground was unavailable for the saturday by someone unauthorised to do so why would they play out of Hull if they didnt need to it doesnt make sense

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Del Capo the only reason West Hull have to travel to wilderspool is due to been told the YPI ground was unavailable for the saturday by someone unauthorised to do so why would they play out of Hull if they didnt need to it doesnt make sense

Even if that is the case the venue has been agreed upon and published by the RFL. It is West Hull's responsibility to arrange the venue. They weren't able to do so within the required time frame (be that whether Joe Bloggs gave them duff info or not). The opposition need to make arrangements to travel, the RFL have to appoint match officials on certain days and the competition has to be publicised. I feel for Wests that they have been given the wrong info by the unauthorised person but that isn't the fault of the RFL or NW Crusaders, who obviously have had to scoure around for a ground themselves and ended up playing 30-40 miles away from their home.

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The game is going to be played Its just a pity that neither team will be at home meaning both sets of supporters have to travel which will no dought affect the size of the crowd shame really.

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Even if that is the case the venue has been agreed upon and published by the RFL. It is West Hull's responsibility to arrange the venue. They weren't able to do so within the required time frame (be that whether Joe Bloggs gave them duff info or not). The opposition need to make arrangements to travel, the RFL have to appoint match officials on certain days and the competition has to be publicised. I feel for Wests that they have been given the wrong info by the unauthorised person but that isn't the fault of the RFL or NW Crusaders, who obviously have had to scoure around for a ground themselves and ended up playing 30-40 miles away from their home.

Could have gone to Goole Towns ground.

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Does anyone feel they're being ripped off by the pro clubs by their admission charges ? and how do East Leeds followers feel about having to pay 18 quid by Leigh to watch their game ? .

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Celtic Rooster I hear on the grapevine your putting on 3/4 coaches for the game tomorrow should make it very vocal be almost like a home game, looking forward to it now should be a good match may the best team win

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Does anyone feel they're being ripped off by the pro clubs by their admission charges ? and how do East Leeds followers feel about having to pay 18 quid by Leigh to watch their game ? .

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To be honest i think the rules need relaxing when playing a Championship 1 club at home, i have great sympathy for West Hull in this instance. There's a thread about Egremont having 1480 paying adults for their game with Wath Brow which is fantastic, i cant imagine North Wales bringing more than 100 fans to West Hulls ground, they could easily accomodate that where they are. The RFL need to be a little more pragmatic about the situation, i'm sure Egremont dont have to jump through as many hoops to accomodate Wath Brom

 

I couldn't agree with you more. You wouldn't believe the amount of work Siddal have put in to stage the game at Huddersfield YMCA, it's been a full time job. The red tape etc is unbelievable. I just hope it's worth it & we get a bumper crowd there on Sunday.

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We played at Leigh few years back and think the admission prices were around the £12 mark. £18 pound seems very steep

Can Leigh reduce the price without agreement from the club they are playing. Obviously as some of the gate money is shared in the cup it doesn't just affect the home side. Seem to remember saints having to get an agreement from the club they were playing to reduce the prices.

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I couldn't agree with you more. You wouldn't believe the amount of work Siddal have put in to stage the game at Huddersfield YMCA, it's been a full time job. The red tape etc is unbelievable. I just hope it's worth it & we get a bumper crowd there on Sunday.

Did you enquire about playing at the shay fri evening....or even Old Crossleyans ?

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Rammo23, as far as I know there is only one coach from the official supporters club, but Warrington is less than an hour from Wrexham and easy enough by train. We average 700 at home and would have taken 100 to Hull. I expect we will have more than 200 at Wilderspool. I won't be there. I only ever miss Crusaders games when Eccles are playing and Eccles are at home to Hunslet Warriors today. Have a great day. The Crusaders fans a good bunch. Hope West Hull do the amateur game proud but I obviously want Crusaders to progress and, hopefully get Salford in the next round.

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