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Match to be played when?

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Keighley and featherstone to play now? Any word on if these are going to be sooner or later from the club??

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I think they are waiting with the Fev game to fit it in on a free weekend when both clubs are out of the Cup.    Today's game should be played this coming week and I can't understand the delay in announcing the day because i'm sure both clubs want it sooner rather than late in the week!!!!!!!!!!

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i cant see it being this week. if it was going to be, it would have been announced already.

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ASAP would be good as I'd need to put leave in when I get in tomorrow. I can imagine the Cougars won't fancy it this week, so may take some sorting with them and the RFL. Hope we get a clue one way or another tomorrow, I may just book leave on the off chance if nowt is announced. I've no chance if the Mancs are playing.

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The rules governing postponed matches are B1.17 and B1.18 of the Operational Rules.

 

B1.17 says:-  "In the case of postponement of a match, the match shall, if the clubs involved and the RFL so agree or the RFL so directs, be re-arranged for the following mid-week.   If, however, at the time of postponement both clubs have a known free weekend date prior to the scheduled end of the appropriate competition, the clubs involved may agree that such match shall be arranged for that free weekend.

 

Weekend dates on Cup tie weekends or weekends allocated for other competitions can be regarded as free ONLY IF at the time of postponement, both clubs have been dismissed from the Cup or other competitions."

 

To me that is straight forward that as both Keighley and us have not been dismissed from the cup at the time of postponement we cannot look at cup tie weekends to play the game, so the game has to be played this mid-week, or am I reading that wrong?

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Yep agreed and common sense to . We could be waiting literally a couple of months or more . Keith's right , Fev was different circumstances as it would have been 3 games in 6 days .

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This Tuesday please or failing that we could play them at mid day Sunday next week then go through to Whitehaven and beat them a few hours later, simples

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An update would be good, a Man Utd game is on wed which will affect whether I can get a days leave or not. Keighley must be digging their heels in and not wanting to travel.

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Town website says currently talking to Keighley & RFL about a date and "all options remain open". Seeing as we have to go to Keighley mid-week for our away game then it'd be very churlish of them to refuse to come here mid-week.

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Well that update is clear as mud lol so match could be played in 30 hours? Surely that isnt enough notice and surely any later than wednesday night it wont be this week

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we cant complain, we asked to be updated and weve been updated. when they say all dates are open i think there looking at tue/wed. the players seem to think there trying to get tomorrow night.

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we cant complain, we asked to be updated and weve been updated. when they say all dates are open i think there looking at tue/wed. the players seem to think there trying to get tomorrow night.

surely its already getting too late to announce a Tue/Wed fixture.

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Just how long does it take to get two clubs to agree a date OR the RFL to enforce their rules on the matter if one club or the other is being obstinate?

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come on guys this is the rfl were talking about. if they had any sense amongst them they would set a date and tell both clubs to like it or lump it

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Well a hasty arrangement will hammer the gate and so the club financially. I would need to know today to try and get off nightshift Tue/Wed and i bet there's others would have to miss too. Probably be about 3-400 max if its getting announced for thisTue/Wed at this late stage.

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surely a sunday would be better for the availability of fans + therefore gate receipts ??

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surely a sunday would be better for the availability of fans + therefore gate receipts ??

yep i agree lee.

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its looking like thats going to be the plan. just book it for the challenge cup semi final weekend. im pretty confident neither of us will be taking part. it just seems daft that its taken so long to sort, but this is the rfl were talking about.

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It's fitting it in on a Sunday that is the problem.   If (when) Town win on Sunday the Challenge Cup 5th Round will no longer be free.    The following Sunday is the Northern Rail Cup first knockout matches when both teams will be playing.    The next available Sunday would be 16th June which is scheduled for the NR Cup Quarter finals but there again it is not beyond the bounds of possibility that either Town or Keighley will be in that round.  That leaves two other Sundays when the NR Cup semi-finals and the Challenge Cup semi-finals are to be played.

 

However, we already have the Featherstone match to fit in on one of those and I believe that clubs were looking at using one of these weekends to play the games scheduled for the Thursday before the Challenge Cup Final when we should be at York.    So, when exactly do you fit the game in?

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If it says in the byelaws you have to play in the following week then just do that. :huh:  

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