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Barley Mow

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  1. I think it was mentioned further up the thread that Wales have announced theirs, but I haven't seen them (or even looked for them) anywhere.
  2. Good question - you'd think that was the perfect time to try to expand operations rather than stop them!
  3. Perhaps, but if that is the reason for the line of questioning, surely it is Olędzki and Radley, who qualify through residency and heritage, that should be of interest to Hemmings. Young of course 'only' qualifies for Jamaica through heritage, but I assume as a Yorkshireman is the type of 'English' player Wane meant he would pick.
  4. A defence of Young's status of sorts I suppose - could have been firmer on it.
  5. Voted out because the roads weren't clean?
  6. You've done it now David - you shouldn't write #### Parkinson! Edit: I did have to google his name, I thought it might have been #### not ####
  7. I know this season wasn't good Dave, but you don't need to get excuses in for next year quite yet!
  8. So they'll both be up and running next year!?!
  9. The fixtures are all written with the team who were ranked higher in the draw listed first. I'm not sure if it is intended to be an indication of home/away or not - after all, they are all neutral venues except for the England matches. Is there any advantage to being listed at 'home' in a competition like this? The World Cup organisers will be arranging everything that a home team usually provide won't they?
  10. Which Australian based players who qualify are missing except for Tyson Frizell?
  11. Incidentally, it's not a system I agree with. I don't think SL should ever have been separated from RFL - In my opinion all of the divisions should be RFL products and the TV money should be going to RFL for them to distribute to all clubs as central funding. The amount to each club/tier would still be up for debate. All my previous post was doing was setting out the situation as it is, I wasn't saying I agree with the system. We'll have to wait and see what (if any) changes to funding the brave new IMG era brings.
  12. They earn it. Sky pays the money to Super League Europe for the rights to broadcast their games. SLE then makes a payment to the RFL (for services such as administration, providing match officials, etc) some of that money is then distributed to tiers 2 & 3 as central funding.
  13. I like this approach - next time I start I thread I think I'll tell people what opinions they're allowed to have too!
  14. Based on that squad, he must have Watkins down at centre.
  15. You could be right. My thinking was that Watkins has been playing well at 2nd row all year, so Welsby could come on for 11 or 12 with Watkins moving across - Welsby covering 1 to 7 plus 11 and 12. Radley isn't a regular 9, so would want a regular hooker too - with Radley/Knowles/Ackers doing 9 and 13 in spells between them - I could always swap Ackers and Radley just to beef up the bench a little!
  16. From this squad, I think I'd be looking at something like this: 1 Sam Tomkins (Catalans Dragons) - Captain 2 Tommy Makinson (St Helens) 3 Kallum Watkins (Salford Red Devils) 4 Herbie Farnworth (Brisbane Broncos) 5 Dom Young (Newcastle Knights) 6 Marc Sneyd (Salford Red Devils) 7 George Williams (Warrington Wolves) 8 Tom Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs) 9 Victor Radley (Sydney Roosters) 10 Mikolaj Oledzki (Leeds Rhinos) 11 John Bateman (Wigan Warriors) 12 Elliott Whitehead (Canberra Raiders) 13 Morgan Knowles (St Helens) 14 Jack Welsby (St Helens) 15 Luke Thompson (Canterbury Bulldogs) 16 Andy Ackers (Salford Red Devils) 17 Chris Hill (Huddersfield Giants)
  17. We obviously haven't seen the criteria yet, but my guess would be that you are about right with your category A. I had imagined most of your category C's being B's (and B being the largest group). With C being the lowest ranked 10 to 14 clubs - mostly the League 1 clubs you didn't mention.
  18. True. In our analogy however all of the clubs are conscious and able to assess their situation and that of the game as a whole and decide whether they like the surgery being advised or whether they would like a second opinion. We may however disagree with the decision some reach, one way or the other - I suppose we relate that to people who may refuse surgery for, for example, religious reasons - we may consider it misguided, but from their point of view it is the only sensible decision.
  19. Personally, I wouldn't want a surgeon operating on me without my giving the go ahead. I'd listen to their diagnosis and the options and then decide whether to go ahead. I think it's the same for the clubs with these proposals.
  20. This would be a no from me (have we ever had two legged matches except from the championship play-offs during the war?) I'm also against Challenge Cup group stages. I think super league teams should enter the cup a round earlier though. Not only would it give them the extra match they seem to be looking for, but it would come up with some more interesting match ups with 12 SL teams in a round of 32.
  21. I had to Google it! I don't remember that and wouldn't have guessed.
  22. I really can't see any clubs coming to the conclusion that they'll merge, not in UK rugby league.
  23. Northern Counties East League - division 1 (10th tier). Having been promoted from the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior League last year. Same level as teams like Ashton Town on your side of the hills.
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