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  1. This forum is being used for pure mischief, It's a negative on the club that holds it back and damages it's reputation and standing locally via people on keyboards. Time to depart, I'll judge the club on what it does on the pitch and in the community, they've made massive progress. Work to do on pathways, club link ups but moving forward clearly. I'm a Distington supporter and i'll tell you now that club is in good hands, we enjoyed a fantastic invitation and the continuous contact on things is a breath of fresh air. Chris Thorman came to our club on the Saturday and is a humble, charming guy, the club have also made a good appointment there. Adios forum mischief men. You ruined a good area for genuine discussion.
  2. Are you connected to a club JMB? You seem to have plenty of opinion and a passion for RFL in the area.. Have you ever approached the club? Offered to help?
  3. I think I'll move on, seems JMB you have some decent points but underlying seems to be a questionning and negative attitude towards most things tbh. I'm off to drink my half full cup of tea. We'll have to just disagree.
  4. I'd suspect it's not going to be any random 10 though, they could and should be identified and developed. It's an alternative to handing out trialist forms as they have timescale restrictions of 28 or 90 days so rather than doing that this is a solution to a set of circumstances that have seen the clubs going in with less than 17. These amateur players would have to be top drawer to be given the opportunity you mention above proven players, it's unlikely a coach would do that, it's possible but I'd suspect it's just not gonna happen and the coach would select the more experienced proven player. I'm more of the opinion that occasionally you'll get immediate gems like Callum and Brett Phillips but more often than not there'l be lads like Stevie Scholey or Tom Curwen who have had to work hard, be patient and wait for their opportunity to command a regular shirt. Are there players around that are patient enough to wait for the chance, I personally don't think there's many who are but given the opportunity to be part of a selected 10 may give them the extra motivation to strive to be ready if the chance came about, knowing they are on the clubs radar and maybe even being encouraged to train with the pro club without the fear of it being held against them by a shortsighted local club or it's coach. Trust me I've spoken to local lads who's coach said if you don't train with me twice you will not play at the weekend. Other than time restricted trialist forms can you suggest any other options for overcoming the unforseen circumstances that Town, Haven have encountered over the last few years.? You can't just keep offering deals out to lads either and rack up a 28 man squad, as there's not a bottomless pit of money and there's no reserve option in Cumbria to make sure these lads get regular games. Any other solutions?
  5. Ok marra, keep finding the negative on everything. Your the type of person who'd probably say to a player invited and say "they're using you marra, I wouldnt bother." I'd rather be the coach who said, "here is a massive opportunity to show how good you are, go for it, it may work out and either way you'll be a better player for experiencing it." It's another option to provide a route to a career.
  6. It's hardly to make up the numbers is it. It's an opportunity for some to be identified, developed and if the situation arrives some young bloke may just get the chance they've been craving. Short sighted or just sheep who slag the RFL off with any possible solution will be the same dinosaurs who plead How did the RFL let this happen, DOC when a team somewhere goes in with less than 17!
  7. It's a fantastic solution, that way players can be identified, get regular rugby, train with pro clubs and also get the opportunity as when it arises to show what they can do without giving up their status.
  8. Exactly the fact that the club haven't commented other than to name Chris is a sign of their professionalism. The fact that rumours and conjecture are sourced from outside suggest that the rejected party is a bit bitter and probably nursing his ego after er his rejection. Feeling the need to stir the curd in order to save face. CHRIS THORMAN is the coach and that's all that matters.
  9. I'd guess that would create significant pressure on cash flow as the comets probably paid after meetings etc which were regular id guess. In a business where win/loss appearance fees fluctuate per game then i'd say they've done a good job too mate.
  10. 50k is 50k and I'm sure pre signing deadline being able to dip into 50k surplus would have significantly helped the club thicken the squad out towards the latter end of the year, or make ground improvements or repairs. But if 50k is a viewed by you as nothing I'd suggest you give the club a ring and i'm sure Messrs Smallwood etc would like to talk with you.
  11. Hope that's true, young and articulate whenever I've spoke to him. Seems a very switched on guy all round.
  12. So what point are you trying to make, I'm not following this....
  13. Missed out on, or won't have a go? Big difference
  14. Surely your having a wind up pal. Elliott Miller is the best all round player we have. He deserves the opportunity to regain his place as first on the sheet, he's come back from major injury before when he hurt his back. He'll do it again.
  15. I don't think it's that, just different era's or phases in these players careers they come into contact with different people/coaches. Jonty is the past at Town, well respected and always will be at the club but at the moment the future is Thorman and Murdock so let's see what that brings and support it.
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