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Good news , at our place to , even better . Not one for going to friendlies but I'll go and see that one for sure . Hopefully this is part of something bigger

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Well we are only going to make very little out of it and why risk our players close to the start of the season! No prizes for guessing where that came from!

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Apparently were dreaming if we think we can get a good crowd for this too, the bitterness is just lovely.

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Apparently were dreaming if we think we can get a good crowd for this too, the bitterness is just lovely.

 

Not bitterness at all. Was meant to be CUMBRIA v Wigan but only Town were interested. Why would we be bitter when we rejected the offer

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How does anyone know how the proceeds will be split?

And I've heard that Barrow pulled out because they wanted the game down there and Wigan wanted to play in west Cumbria, and Whitehaven pulled out because their ground isn't capable of handling the number spectators that could potentially attend the game. Just because Haven hardly get any people for a pre-season game against Leeds reserves (or for any other game than Workington) doesn't mean Town won't get many for a game against Wigan FIRST TEAM.

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Not bitterness at all. Was meant to be CUMBRIA v Wigan but only Town were interested. Why would we be bitter when we rejected the offer

hi ruby, apparently you pulled out coz wigan wanted too big a share of the gate.

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Them grapes must be sour down in Whitehaven.

 

If it was to have been a Cumbria team, Haven wouldn't have had many playing anyway, as they haven't that many Cumbrians signed on!!!

 

Excellent effort by the BOD to secure a friendly at home against the Superleague champions and Challenge Cup winners.

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Yeh no reason why it wouldn't be a straight split , and there'll be a good turnout . Why would you reject a blue chip friendly like this ?

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By the sound of it town were up for it but none of the others. Are both other clubs arrogant enough to still think they can seriously progress on their own when they've gone bust (or almost bust In barrows case) trying to do it before?! Utter madness - or deluded stupidity

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Who cares about the other 2 teams. Town are my only interest and town are playing the best team in the country which will feature some big names. Excellant job town, and maybe forge a friendship that will allow some loans to come up here.

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As someone said if Haven ain't got many Cumbrians playing and Barrow won't consider West Cumbria then it has to be Town.

I'd be all in favour of Cumbria and lets see what legacy the World Cup left. However, for me, Cumbria wouldn't include those from outside the county and PNG players (plus Stack for balance on this post).

Cumbria used to get a fixture every year, no need to stop now.

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Shaun Wane on Radio Cumbria tonight said it would be a strong squad

Its 12 days to their first SL game

I think he's looking for a physical game after his comments tonight

Wane knows he has a massive challenge with Huddersfield in their first SL game, then Down Under to first game with the Warriors (against Tomkins) then the Roosters in the World Cup Challenge, then back home to SL.

No way will he sending under 17's and under 19's with that schedule.

Barrow and Haven have missed a trick.....game on

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Following those BRILLIANT games at DP in the world cup there will be a fair few indeed who will fancy this game. I have already been approached by a few of them who are only very occasional RL fans but really fancy it so could indeed be a big crowd!

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Fingers crossed for the weather . Little bit of help from that front and a big crowd is on , it's getting folk talking is this

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Not really. DJ's money won u nothing and was unsustainable so how can you say you did fine? Would've gone bust had it not been for his input so if hardly say that was fine.

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DJs money did win them the grand final but they now have massive debts which have to be paid back in lump sums over 10yrs, I can't understand them turning down a bit of extra cash. I heard that they were suppose to play us in a pre season game on a friday night but pulled out because there wasn't enough financial gain in it for them. I find that a bit rich seen as we have trailed down there for the past few years, I don't suppose we made a fortune out of that, but at the end of the day it's a good hit up for the players before the season starts.

It'a Barrow and haven's loss IMO there is massive interest in this game already from people whe aren't regular Town followers.

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got relegated after having points taking off us, came straight back up the following season with barely any money making a grand final appearance, might have struggled this season but we stayed up.. yes were fine. And I cant see how were "arrogant" because we wont come up and play a FRIENDLY against Wigan as how does it benefit us? We've got a lot of new players and we need to gel together as a team so what good would it be having a few players going up there to play a friendly?

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No doubt the Haven and Barrow players would have loved to represent Cumbria given the chance.

 

And the game is a testimonial match for a lad that has had to retire from the game due to injury.

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Slightly lost why some are choosing to slag off Barrow for not wanting to have some of their players take part in a pre season friendly against a Wigan side. Pre season friendlies are surely to allow the new coach to look at his new squad in an actual game. Who would coach a Cumbria side? How many of the Barrow squad would be on the field together? After travel costs how much would we make? Add to this possible injuries from playing a game where I can't see any benefits for Barrow? After the season would be a time to have a Cumbria side match against an SL team not before.

 

Good luck to Town in this game it will be a great pre season friendly for you, I hope that you great game and gate.

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Gotta agree with that . It is pointless . Barrow can do as they please , and we don't know the details of what did or didn't go on behind the scenes . We have a good game to concentrate on and Barrow likewise have their own preparations . I for one think they've done great to maintain their status with what they have , and I wish them well this year . Unlike another mob I could mention !!

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