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8-9 Sept: The Betfred League 1 Match Thread

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Discuss all this weekend's Betfred League 1 games here.

SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER
Newcastle Thunder v Workington Town KO 5pm
London Skolars v Hemel Stags KO 3pm

SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER
Coventry Bears v North Wales Crusaders KO 3pm
Keighley Cougars v Doncaster KO 3pm
West Wales Raiders v Bradford Bulls KO 3pm
Whitehaven v Hunslet KO 3pm
York City Knights v Oldham KO 3pm
 

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22 minutes ago, John Drake said:

Discuss all this weekend's Betfred League 1 games here.

SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER
Newcastle Thunder v Workington Town KO 5pm
London Skolars v Hemel Stags KO 3pm

SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER
Coventry Bears v North Wales Crusaders KO 3pm
Keighley Cougars v Doncaster KO 3pm
West Wales Raiders v Bradford Bulls KO 3pm
Whitehaven v Hunslet KO 3pm
York City Knights v Oldham KO 3pm
 

Workington, London, Coventry, Doncaster, Bradford, Whitehaven and York to win.

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SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER
Newcastle Thunder v Workington Town, home win
London Skolars v Hemel Stags, home win

 SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER
Coventry Bears v North Wales Crusaders, Away win
Keighley Cougars v Doncaster, Away win
West Wales Raiders v Bradford Bulls, Away win
Whitehaven v Hunslet, home win
York City Knights v Oldham, home win.

Bears v Crusaders to be a nail biter.

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2 games are hard to say , Bears and Crusaders should be a real tight cracker , Newcastle at home and no pressure  against Town needing to get back that 3rd spot . The rest are pretty predictable .

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Workington, London, Crusaders, Doncaster, Bradford, Whitehaven (just) and York. Nothing controversial there. Would love Newcastle to do us a favour but really don't think they're capable.

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Newcastle Thunder 12 v Workington Town 32
London Skolars 24 v Hemel Stags 10
Coventry Bears 16 v North Wales Crusaders 36
Keighley Cougars 4 v Doncaster 42
West Wales Raiders 144 v Bradford Bulls 0
Whitehaven 22 v Hunslet 20
York City Knights 32 v Oldham 8

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11 minutes ago, Simon Hall said:


Newcastle Thunder 12 v Workington Town 32
London Skolars 24 v Hemel Stags 10
Coventry Bears 16 v North Wales Crusaders 36
Keighley Cougars 4 v Doncaster 42
West Wales Raiders 144 v Bradford Bulls 0
Whitehaven 22 v Hunslet 20
York City Knights 32 v Oldham 8

Hope you're right for Donny Simon. No Miloudi I think but still a good set of backs.

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22 minutes ago, Rob Nash said:

Hope you're right for Donny Simon. No Miloudi I think but still a good set of backs.

How do you know there’s no  Miloudi Rob?

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28 minutes ago, deluded pom? said:

How do you know there’s no  Miloudi Rob?

I don't to be honest. Just seeing Hull's 19 I'd be very surprised if it wasn't Miloudi and Harris at HB. Educated guess but Sando to FB and Bish on wing which I'm perfectly happy with.

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2 hours ago, Rob Nash said:

Workington, London, Crusaders, Doncaster, Bradford, Whitehaven (just) and York. Nothing controversial there. Would love Newcastle to do us a favour but really don't think they're capable.

Someone thought that funny on my post. I really am new to this aren't I? 

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6 minutes ago, Rob Nash said:

Someone thought that funny on my post. I really am new to this aren't I? 

He was a Thunder fan laughing at your comment about them beating Worky. Miloudi was in the Hull 19 last week but still played for Donny.

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Newcastle Thunder 16-28 Workington Town 
London Skolars 38-14 Hemel Stags 

Coventry Bears 16-36 North Wales Crusaders
Keighley Cougars 14-36 Doncaster 
West Wales Raiders 0-98 Bradford Bulls 
Whitehaven 23-22 Hunslet 
York City Knights 30-10 Oldham 
 

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21 hours ago, John Drake said:

Discuss all this weekend's Betfred League 1 games here.

SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER
Newcastle Thunder v Workington Town KO 5pm
London Skolars v Hemel Stags KO 3pm

SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER
Coventry Bears v North Wales Crusaders KO 3pm (obviously :) )
Keighley Cougars v Doncaster KO 3pm
West Wales Raiders v Bradford Bulls KO 3pm
Whitehaven v Hunslet KO 3pm
York City Knights v Oldham KO 3pm
 

Haven-Hunslet could end up either a draw or Hunslet by not many..the rest as above.

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Newcastle Thunder 16-16 Workington Town 
London Skolars 32-22 Hemel Stags 

Coventry Bears 18-25 North Wales Crusaders
Keighley Cougars 10-33 Doncaster 
West Wales Raiders 0-102 Bradford Bulls 
Whitehaven 26-20 Hunslet 
York City Knights 24-10 Oldham 
 

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I'm off to Stebonheath Park on Sunday.

Penultimate stop on my comprehensive tour of League 1 grounds this season.

Just the Vestacare at Oldham then to complete the set a week on Sunday.

It's been an eye-opener so far, but in a good way.

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1 hour ago, John Drake said:

I'm off to Stebonheath Park on Sunday.

Penultimate stop on my comprehensive tour of League 1 grounds this season.

Just the Vestacare at Oldham then to complete the set a week on Sunday.

It's been an eye-opener so far, but in a good way.

You’ll have a great time John. A very nice ground is Stebonheath. The pitch is one of the best at any rugby league ground in the country. 

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1 hour ago, John Drake said:

I'm off to Stebonheath Park on Sunday.

Penultimate stop on my comprehensive tour of League 1 grounds this season.

Just the Vestacare at Oldham then to complete the set a week on Sunday.

It's been an eye-opener so far, but in a good way.

Bring your platform shoes cos your gonna struggle to see the action at the vestacare with a decent crowd

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On 9/5/2018 at 5:11 PM, Simon Hall said:


Newcastle Thunder 12 v Workington Town 32
London Skolars 24 v Hemel Stags 10
Coventry Bears 16 v North Wales Crusaders 36
Keighley Cougars 4 v Doncaster 42
West Wales Raiders 144 v Bradford Bulls 0
Whitehaven 22 v Hunslet 20
York City Knights 32 v Oldham 8

   Ooh,you are awful.But I like you.

   The Bradford press have suggested a cricket score.If they wish to declare after 30 seconds,I won't object.

    I sincerely hope we are not aiming for the highest number of 'nillings' in a season.

    Just a drop goal will raise a cheer.

3 hours ago, John Drake said:

I'm off to Stebonheath Park on Sunday.

Penultimate stop on my comprehensive tour of League 1 grounds this season.

Just the Vestacare at Oldham then to complete the set a week on Sunday.

It's been an eye-opener so far, but in a good way.

   Far be it from me to suggest any one mixes business with pleasure - but arranging an interview with Kim Williams may be a bonus.

    He sure has a job on his hands to inculcate the club/players with professionalism.

   His players at Capras defeated PNG Hunters last week in his last game in charge with them.

   I don't know if the opposition included the 2 fellas Featherstone have signed.

    I'm hoping that the Bradford followers keep their loudest cheers for any positive scores emanating from the York v Oldham game.

    ( Please forgive me but the opposition cheers have become slightly wearing this very long year)

   There again,if the wider west Wales public become aware of rugby league on offer at Stebonheath Park in 2019 by the excitement and noise of the crowd,that would be better still. 

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4 hours ago, John Drake said:

I'm off to Stebonheath Park on Sunday.

Penultimate stop on my comprehensive tour of League 1 grounds this season.

Just the Vestacare at Oldham then to complete the set a week on Sunday.

It's been an eye-opener so far, but in a good way.

I’m glad you’ve enjoyed your season with us John. League one gets a bad press and is looked down on by some folks. It’s actually quite entertaining and there’s been some cracking games. 

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12 hours ago, clwydianrange said:

I’m glad you’ve enjoyed your season with us John. League one gets a bad press and is looked down on by some folks. It’s actually quite entertaining and there’s been some cracking games. 

I agree. I've loved every moment of it.

Too much is made of blowout scorelines (as if they don't happen anywhere else, ahem, Warrington 80 v Hull 10) and not enough attention is paid to the passion, determination and sheer hard work that goes on keeping the show on the road at this level. Also, a lot of the development work going on is fantastic and deserves to be supported and evangelised about far more by the 'higher ups' who run the sport.

There are inequalities which need to be addressed, of course there are, but I'd recommend a League 1 game to anyone, without hesitation, for an afternoon of entertaining Rugby League often at prices which seem way too cheap - though I accept the latter doesn't apply at Odsal!!

The hospitality towards Bradford has been amazing too. I was never one of those who anticipated this league being a cakewalk for the Bulls and it has proved not to be the case. 

My main hope now is if my club does achieve promotion from League 1 - and it is still an 'if' as far as I'm concerned - it is seen to have been done on merit, through results on the field, and not as a result of some last-minute jiggery-pokery with regard to league structures.

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4 minutes ago, John Drake said:

My main hope now is if my club does achieve promotion from League 1 - and it is still an 'if' as far as I'm concerned - it is seen to have been done on merit, through results on the field, and not as a result of some last-minute jiggery-pokery with regard to league structures.

Exactly this. Should York get promoted, I want them to have done it on the pitch, rather than at an EGM.

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