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mark richardson

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Agreed, wouldn't even mind if they came up with something original.

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great post steve. to respond to goading with quick witted humour is the best way and usually shuts them up as they're usually not bright enough to give a decent repost. it makes them look bitter and foolish and when they actually stop to think it might sink in that we are as you rightly say 'in the same boat'. lets get back to banter and not get embroiled in slagging matches and focus on getting behind the lads. nothing better than a few beers, proper banter and a sing song.

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I certainly think it's time that the fans of all clubs outside of SL realised we're all pretty much in the same boat, and be a little bit more respectful of one another's efforts and heritage. Some of the goading & delinquent behaviour seems to be getting worse and there hardly seems to be a game where something unsavoury doesn't happen. Maybe we at Swinton should take a lead & take the idiots on with humour rather than succumbing to their level.

This is a very good post, especially the first sentence. Blakemore's post, above, about Yorkshire is not so good; it's not a Roses thing. I should point out before I go on that I didn't make this game. We don't do DR at Keighley and I think it would be fair to say most Keighley supporters don't like it but, that said, it should never go beyond friendly banter - the like of which I enjoyed with Dewsbury fans at Cougar Park this afternoon. We Championship fans do indeed need to bear in mind that we are all in the same boat - not a lot of money and not as many people as we'd like getting through the turnstiles. We should all respect the efforts made by all involved to make sure that we continue to have a game to watch, and a great game it is too. For my part, I very much look forward to the day when I can follow the Cougars to Swinton to watch a game played in Swinton's own ground, in Swinton, in front of a bumper crowd. Please come to Cougar Park next week to support your team.

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Hi CountyDurhamCougar

 

I totally agree with your post - for me the "game" is far too biased to SL - no coverage at all of Championship / Championship1 on Radio Manchester only SL - even when the same SL games are covered else where such as Radio Merseyside.........no coverage in the news generally.

All non SL clubs and supporters really do need to support each other as you have suggested..............only problem I have with going to Keighley is I can only remember Swinton winning there probably 3 times in probably 30 years.......well maybe a few more times but not many more...........

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Firstly I am a Cougar fan who attended the game at Leigh but didn't get involved in the banter, I thought Swinton played well and the game was in the balance for the most part. My thoughts are that D/R only works for the SL club.

Keighley have opted not to D/R  and go it alone.Although this is our choice, it is still very frustrating as each week we have to play against several SL players who cant get a game for their respective clubs. In my opinion this devalues our competition as some of the inconsistant results have shown. My question is why cant Swinton play that team every week - surely they would improve the more they play - If Swinton did get relegated with your own team you would be in a strong position to come straight back up. IMO all Championship teams should have opted out making it a truly level playing field and then no one would be arguing over this point..Hopr to see you at CP next week.

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Pity we didn't have the luxury of the rl buying station road like Keighley did with their ground.

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Firstly I am a Cougar fan who attended the game at Leigh but didn't get involved in the banter, I thought Swinton played well and the game was in the balance for the most part. My thoughts are that D/R only works for the SL club.

Keighley have opted not to D/R and go it alone.Although this is our choice, it is still very frustrating as each week we have to play against several SL players who cant get a game for their respective clubs. In my opinion this devalues our competition as some of the inconsistant results have shown. My question is why cant Swinton play that team every week - surely they would improve the more they play - If Swinton did get relegated with your own team you would be in a strong position to come straight back up. IMO all Championship teams should have opted out making it a truly level playing field and then no one would be arguing over this point..Hopr to see you at CP next week.

What we could do is the Mark Aston approach at Sheffield. Just pick and choose loanees on season long deals then release them when someone else takes your fancy . A la Jordan Burke and Jon Ford.

Then of course publicly criticise DR clubs

The system is a mess!

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1. Fan behaviour

It's a shame when good old fashioned banter goes too far, but to be fair every club has its fair share of numpties, Swinton included.

2. DR. I'm sure you've all heard enough on this but IMO it's a mess and has been abused.

3. Keighley's Ground.

It is not, and never has been, owned by the RFL. Keighley sold their extensive land assets to the Co-op many moons ago under the impression that covenants on the ground kept them safe, then leased the ground back. When the lease ran out a couple of years ago it was said that the Co-op were going to use a loop hole to oust Keighley. The rfl stepped in and negotiated on our behalf with the result being that the co-op leased the ground to them and we took out an under lease. We pay the rfl who pass it on to the co-op. This is not like the Odsal deal where the rfl paid a wedge of cash for an existing lease.

I suppose all this makes the next game a bit more juicy ;-)

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What we could do is the Mark Aston approach at Sheffield. Just pick and choose loanees on season long deals then release them when someone else takes your fancy . A la Jordan Burke and Jon Ford.

Then of course publicly criticise DR clubs

The system is a mess!

I believe the aptly used phrase used by Mr Rowley of Leigh when talking about loan deals was 'fill your boots'!

Still gets me that one!

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From the RFL website:

 

An RFL Operational Rule Tribunal has imposed a two-month suspension on Keighley Cougars player-coach Paul March for verbally abusing match officials.

 

Under the terms of the suspension, March is prohibited from entering any stadium in which Keighley Cougars are playing until July 8, 2014.

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