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Match to be played when?

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A Midweek game would have to be arranged but with plenty of notice.

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well according to the town site town wanted tuesday or wednesday this week but keighley said both were unacceptable.

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See the latest statement on the Town site. I hope the Rugby League now make a prompt decision based on their own clear operational rules.

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Cheers Cougars . Sensible option from town , get it done and out of the way and not in a league week but for some unknown reason this is ' unacceptable ' , or is it just obstructive as they're peeved ??? Now we wait and wait and leave everything up in the air for down the line ...Sometime in a few months. Great .The RFL should have stepped in , made strongly clear their directives , and if need be enforced them . They should be in sync with the most obvious and sensible idea . Keighley have a backlog to now and uncertain schedules , I'd like to know their reasoning ( and we've had to travel for evening games so you can't just use that )

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Well it certainly begs the question of what is the purpose of having Operational Rules if clubs can just by-pass them at will.    It could affect Town later in the season if the RFL allow the match to be played on the one remaining Sunday we could play it as that would mean the York match would have to go ahead on a Thursday evening meaning a midweek trip for Town.

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That's right Keith , if two clubs can't agree the RFL should refer the parties to these directives and make a ruling themselves which is pertinant to them and binding . The rules are pretty pointless if they're not adhered to by one side and they're free to do so.

The RFL mediating here and enforcing their role as governing body takes potential squabbling and oneupmanship out of it , and you'd think they would be keen to gently pressurise Keighley into adhering to the procedures set down as they wrote them in the first place ! I just don't think this obstructive call by the Cougars does either side any favours .

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We're at home to York on the 22nd August

 

You're right Town Army but there was talk of the game being played on a free weekend and other clubs were hoping to do the same.  

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Course it suits that mob to say its unacceltable to play the game on tue/wed this week, Town have nearly everyone available this week, no doubt they'll take their chances on having the game played later in the season and hope there could be a few important players out injured

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That's why the RFL as the third party should mediate and call it according to their own directives , then the petty politics and conspiracy theories are kept in check . No idea why their own directives aren't adhered to in a stalemate and why one party can ignore them . So what's there point then ? Makes it worthless paper and the RFL look a tad impotent .

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At least if town have an away game called off later in the season they can refuse to travel the following week..........

I bet the correct rules would be applied in that situation!! Why have a set of procedures if you aren't going to bother adhering to them?!

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Any news yet, as a barrow fan i was hoping for tues/wed, me and the missus would have come up to watch...and a few beers...

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Any news yet, as a barrow fan i was hoping for tues/wed, me and the missus would have come up to watch...and a few beers...

 

We are talking the RFL here, lifer, and they don't work too speedily!!!    It isn't going to be this week unfortunately because Keighley said "No" and the RFL don't appear to have the spherical objects to make them play it this week.    

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Inexplicable isnt it . Now we have two teams who've only played 9 facing a backlog and uncertain scheduling down the line . The RFL should have asked Keighley for their reasoning , and if it looked like sheer obstruction through being peeved over Sunday they should have been decisive in their directives and enforced them .But heh , that's just looking in from the outside and giving the governing body some , err , as you intimate , niagaras .

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The RFL should have asked Keighley for their reasoning , and if it looked like sheer obstruction through being peeved over Sunday they should have been decisive in their directives and enforced them .But heh , that's just looking in from the outside and giving the governing body some , err , as you intimate , niagaras .

The rules state that they will indeed be asked for their refusal reasonings ....Where one Club does not wish to play the Match on the date scheduled by following the agreed procedure..... then both Clubs are required to promptly make full written submissions to the Board which shall determine the date on which the Match shall be played. Unfortunately, despite the use of the word 'promptly', the prolonged nature of the system can mean that it is often inevitably too late to enforce the mid-week alternative fixture. It is also interesting to note that the Keighley site ignores the re-arrangement possibilities, their only focus is the cup match ahead. Perhaps time for us now to do the same.

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"Town wanted to play midweek but Keighley weren't keen"

 

Who cares if they're not keen !!  Unless there's a good reason why they COULDN'T ,the game should've been played this week.

 

 

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The rules state that they will indeed be asked for their refusal reasonings ....Where one Club does not wish to play the Match on the date scheduled by following the agreed procedure..... then both Clubs are required to promptly make full written submissions to the Board which shall determine the date on which the Match shall be played. Unfortunately, despite the use of the word 'promptly', the prolonged nature of the system can mean that it is often inevitably too late to enforce the mid-week alternative fixture. It is also interesting to note that the Keighley site ignores the re-arrangement possibilities, their only focus is the cup match ahead. Perhaps time for us now to do the same.

 

I'm sure both clubs will have faxing facilities.    The match was called off Sunday morning.    Both clubs could have discussed dates that day and if they couldn't agree send a fax to the RFL on Monday for a decision to be made.    

 

However, if it is all done by pigeon post then there was never any chance of it being played mid-week, which is farcical!!!

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I've just noticed the RFL ruling on the Town site reference this postponed game. It would be interesting to know the rationale for their decision.

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Yes we won't try to enforce our own directives , we won't go with the team who wants to fix a date , we'll just leave it up in the air for sometime in the intermediate future . But it will revert to midweek if no cup dates become available ... Yep Town or Keighley could make Wembley . Deary me , what a wishywashy impression the RFL give from all that . Should have been done and dusted last week with stronger RFL backing

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