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well it was one or the other wasn't it....lol

 

 

i heard someone say that owlerton was worse than whitebank....but i dismissed it as impossible ;)

At least in Whitebank we could get into an inside bar for a drink before the game where our elderly fans could sit down! 46 Crusaders fans left Owlerton on the final whistle and made straight to the nearest pub!!

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At least in Whitebank we could get into an inside bar for a drink before the game where our elderly fans could sit down! 46 Crusaders fans left Owlerton on the final whistle and made straight to the nearest pub!!

 

We should play all our games away.  Then we might win some.

 

Meanwhile - watch out for that alchol dependency. ;)

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And how does that make you feel watching Rochdale develop these Saints players for a season? A lot of Hornets resources being used to ease the Saints purse strings, and for what? The player goes back to Saints after a few months and the young Rochdale junior left to take his place is totally disillusioned at having had his career path blocked by a DR player.

Well, we're bringing through Rochdale lads AND making DR work for us... so it works for us.

 

We had a couple of DR players last season who signed for us this season as 'ours'. so it works both ways if you're prepared to find a way to make it work. A coach/club will always have to find ways to keep players happy/engaged.

But as we've had much the same DR guys on a regular basis, it 'feels' ok to me.

 

But I've watched a lot of NSW Cup, so I'm a bit more comfortable with the concept of a partner club.

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But I've watched a lot of NSW Cup, so I'm a bit more comfortable with the concept of a partner club.

 

And, presumably, more comfortable without promotion or relegation.

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Promotion and relegation is so deeply ingrained in British sporting culture that people get a bit hung-up on it. If we have it, all good. If a competition doesn't have it, being the best you can be in the competition you're in is no less valid a goal.

 

But we can only play within the structures we have, so people can either rail against them and expend a whole load of energy hating the thing we purport to love, or just get behind their club/team - regardless of where they get their players from - and support them to be as good as they can be.

 

If people opened their minds to the fact that 'the way we've always done things' might not be the best way to actually do things, the world becomes a more interesting place. Indeed, an awful lot of Rugby League people do tend to have the debilitating habit of walking backwards into the future.

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If they played curtain raisers the reserves could travel on the same bus as the firsts and the coach could watch both games to assess how the young un's were coming on.

 

 

I see your logic bearman but thats going to be a cramped bus with 2 squads, 2 coaching teams and associated kit. Not sure many first team squads would be too chuffed with the scenario, earlier start to catch the bus (2hrs+?) for the reserves curtain raiser. You'd also run into issues with changing facilities at many grounds.

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Promotion and relegation is so deeply ingrained in British sporting culture that people get a bit hung-up on it. If we have it, all good. If a competition doesn't have it, being the best you can be in the competition you're in is no less valid a goal.

 

But we can only play within the structures we have, so people can either rail against them and expend a whole load of energy hating the thing we purport to love, or just get behind their club/team - regardless of where they get their players from - and support them to be as good as they can be.

 

If people opened their minds to the fact that 'the way we've always done things' might not be the best way to actually do things, the world becomes a more interesting place. Indeed, an awful lot of Rugby League people do tend to have the debilitating habit of walking backwards into the future.

 

I'm not against p+r so long as the promoted teams can afford it.

 

I just don't think that you can prepare for being promoted by being in Div 2.  Or even the new-fangled Div 1½.

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