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  1. No they are not they are saying that they cannot afford to play rugby league , they are saying for whatever reason be it financial , logistical or squad strength they feel that it is not in the best interests of their Clubs and the Competition for them to enter a Tournament that was not initially part of a playing structure they entered ..
  2. Surely it is up to clubs to work out for themselves if they have the team ,structure and finances to be able to compete at a level that does not compromise the credibility of the tournament . Someone's already mentioned I do believe it was Skolars having a large number of players working in education where it is nigh on impossible to be granted leave during term time , the Bears have a significant number of Students in their ranks who's first call will be with the Uni BUCAS League during the week .Not just players but quite a few of the smaller L1 teams , thinking especially of the Cru have a Home Matchday off field team that is built around a strong supporter volunteer base .All different situations that could affect a clubs ability to compete midweek None of the current Clubs joined the League Structure after the introduction of the 1895 Cup , don't see what the argument is on clubs choosing not to take part ...
  3. As a female , L1 club following , big fan of RL outside the M62 corridor and forum contributor I'm obviously I'm obviously an endangered species on this board
  4. Would have been nice to see the BBC keep the stream going last night and broadcast the Womens Challenge Cup draw as well ...
  5. This is no doubt an off shoot of the survey that got sent out to the '125' the other week . Greatest Game , Greatest Player , Greatest Try , Greatest Coach etc etc The 125 are supposed to be representative of followers throughout the game and as one of their number .Myself ,well bar Internationals BBC Challenge Cup Coverage plus the CC final live, rarely watches the sport at anything above Championship level - L1 the womens and junior games are my usual RL fare come the weekend . Not sure how the rest of the 125 voted , looking at this I think the majority actually went with what they assumed the RFL wanted to hear and sadly didn't vote in light their own personal RL experiences . In terms of the RL's 'choices' certainly 4 of those players I've never seen play 'live' and in the case of two of them I've never seen play at all ..Sinfield maybe I could count live on both hands ...how could I make any sort of decision on that basis ? As for my survey answers , when Wakefield Panthers Womens team circa 1990 comes up in the Greatest Team section and for Greatest Game Keighley Cougar Cubs U8s v Guiesley Rangers Keighley Cup Final 1998 Cougar Park ...well you know it was me
  6. Any thought that some of these roles might be volunteers giving their free time and the Raiders are making sure that their efforts are being recognised ?????
  7. Anyone give me a clue - last season I'm sure there was a video tab on the top bar to access all the match / streaming content ? This is what I get now on the our league members web page
  8. Yep look looks like the option to watch through the website has gone
  9. This was posted last Jan - shows the old museum downstairs ..
  10. Ok hands up might not have read correctly Blame the T & A's flipping paywall that only gives you one attempt before reaching 'your free article limit '..
  11. Firstly before anyone slates me as an M62 luddite then take last 4 seasons watching expansion clubs (stags , All Golds . Bears n Crusaders )..erm clearly not ... But our Bulls new honcho takes the biscuit for insulting our current teams in this missive ... https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/sport/18034949.perez-keen-highlight-importance-northern-bulls-heritage/?ref=rss&fbclid=IwAR3fblj8gH88AKXI1rwDqt4AASS7I6XrxZXPtLIyKZSNGtk_zhVUJSYU-FI So respecting our former players is something we don't do as a sport ?? Want to view the Hall of Fame 's at Keighley ( since the late 90's ) , Barrow , Hunslet . Batley , Whitehaven , Workington ,Widnes ,Featherstone , Dewsbury etc etc All compiled by volunteers interested in preserving our games heritage .but your Hall of Fame is something you are bringing to game ?? no doubt its all something new if Toronto have overseen it .. All for growing the game but take the proverbial out of those that have given to the sport of their own volition n you are on dodgy ground ..
  12. He wasnt the only one - Errol Carter from the Bears made the trip to play for Turkey ..
  13. You've blown your own argument out of the water there on several counts ... 'or of those who provide less quality of entertainment - want to be treated in a similar way as those of a higher standard.' just because the skill level is less doesn't mean the entertainment level is less - I can watch an under 8's game between two equally matched teams and find it far far more entertaining than a mis match between a highly drilled NRL top of the league v bottom of the league fixture , With regard to the Women's RL, what has got to be remembered is that they are just amateur players yet are being given preferential treatment more than the equivalent standard of teams in the men's amateur leagues.- but they aren't the same, are they - ? those players for the Women's SL Teams are the best female RL players in the Country - Leeds Rhinos Ladies team whether or not they are amateur are in the Women's Game equivalent of the Rhinos 1st Team in the SL Structure - providing international players and bringing in new players from other clubs to strengthen in the same way as the mens side do .. Yes, I understand that the women's game is trying to get itself promoted more but I do feel it is a bit unfair on those teams (yes, male) who are possibly of a better standard but do not get to play on professional grounds nor are seen on tv. - Players in Amateur Mens Team have had their opportunity to play on Pro Ground or Play on TV - its called being playing at a level to be able play in an SL Mens team - in the same way any young lass playing for a club in the Women's Bottom Division has the same opportunity to progress to the Women's Bottom Divison . As for attracting few spectators - I played for many years in Askam Ladies Team and unless my Grey matter is totally giving up on me, we always drew a healthy crowd . Keighley Albion Ladies have on an amateur ground been pulling in 200/ 300 crowds this season in the Women's Bottom Division . Cas , Wigan and Leeds Rhinos Ladies have been attracting decent crowds all year to their games .
  14. Spot on comments @The Blues Ox i said on another thread the irony in Schofields initial comment was that it's attitudes like his that have held back the Women's Game for years , A lack of access to facilities ,development opportunities and funding caused by the ' Old Time its a mans game ' mentality - not always openly but rippling under at many an amateur club and RL Governance board level has dogged the sport for years ..
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