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I’ve just seen a tweet by RL stat man extraordinaire Dan Spencer that by his reckoning Carl Forber has Just surpassed Ian McCorquodale as the clubs all time leading point scorer which has gone under the radar 

id imagine his stats will be correct and congratulate Carl on an outstanding achievement in cementing his place in the clubs history 

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Huge achievement well done Carl 


go **** yasell ya little **** gain NL1 then take ya **** out ya dads **** then speak proper rugby talk. you jameating little spotty ****...itchy waa waa 2008...

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Brilliant achievement for Carl and well deserved . He just keeps getting better every season too. A few seasons ago I'll be honest and say I didn't really rate him that much, but the weaknesses I thought he once had are now no longer an issue. His goal kicking must be up there with the very best in the sport,  and we now miss him when he isn't playing which shows what a good player he is.

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10 hours ago, Rango said:

Congratulations Carl. Stuck with the team through thick and thin.

I think the club should commemorate the achievement in some way.

I am sure they will and if we can get him to sign on again for next season then I am sure he will break the 2000 point barrier which should definitely see him into our Hall of Fame.

Well done Carl !!

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He has to play next season,  To much to offer ,not to . Points machine,  ever present , great servant , just a truly great professional . I hope He goes on to break the 2000 points ,what an achievement that would be . UTT

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Take away Carl being one of the best kickers in British RL and I would still pick him every week, he is one of them players who you notice more when he isnt playing, rarely misses a tackle and always takes us forward. I really hope he has at least 1 more year with us

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2 hours ago, havenhater said:

Be hope whitehaven dont come in to have him and Callum again 6 and 7 

Hopefully you won’t have to worry about that.

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Greetings from an Oldham supporter just showing something which might be of interest to some of you.

I have put this comment on the Carl Forber thread as it concerns Iain MacCorquodale who was Town's previous points scoring record holder.

The film shown concerning Workington Town had recently been posted on the "General RL" section of this forum (Most Workington supporters will probably have already seen it) but the bit that caught my attention was seeing Iain MacCorquodale who had signed for Town from Oldham Rugby Union club and, as he was a teacher in Oldham, travelled every week from Oldham to play for them.

I therefore sent a reply to the original comment, which you can also see below and which includes a link to when Town beat Wigan in the 1977 Lancashire Cup final.  I know Iain and went with him to Australia in 1988 when he organised and coached a team of Oldham under-13 schoolboys on a tour there.

Another memory of Iain - and actually before I personally knew him - was when Oldham came to Derwent Park in 1972 (14  October to be precise) as league leaders having won all their opening eight matches of the season but lost 17-10 and with Iain - having himself travelled up from Oldham - scoring 14 of Workington's points to defeat his home-town club. A few weeks later he took over as a teacher at the school I was at in Oldham ... and I never let him forget what a traitor he was on that Sunday at Derwent Park ! 

Only kidding ... a great person as well as a phenomenal goalkicker and also thoroughly well-respected in Oldham for his efforts with schools' Rugby League. 

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Might be worth adding this to your selection, Anthony. It's a six-minute excerpt (dressing room scenes/match action at Derwent Park) from a 30-minute, Eric Robson-narrated Border TV documentary about Workington Town. The full version was on YouTube. I've posted a link previously, some time ago, but it seems to have disappeared from YouTube. The full version features interviews with Arnie Walker, Alan Banks, Ike Southward, Andy Key etc.

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The Workington player shown at the start of the clip getting a rub down on the table (and later shown as number 2 talking to Tom Mitchell) is Iain MacCorquodale who was a prolific goalkicker ... as can be seen via the attached link when Workington beat Wigan in the 1977 Lancashire Cup Final.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/rugby-league/32609031

Iain was actually signed from Oldham Rugby Union club and his goalkicking was so vital for Workington that because he was a teacher in Oldham the club didn't mind having him travel from Oldham every week to play. After retiring Iain became one of the foremost organisers and coaches of schools' RL in Oldham and in 1988 led a squad of Oldham under-13 schoolboys on a tour of Australia - one of the first teams of that age to tour down under - and from where they returned unbeaten.  He is now back as an official at Oldham Rugby Union club.

EDIT .. The report attached to the BBC Sport website on the link sates that Iain MacCorquodale also played for Fulham and Oldham .... Yes he played for Fulham but although being from Oldham he never actually played for them.

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On 29/09/2019 at 18:28, ivans82 said:

Callum would probably still be at Town if he hadn`t been so shabbily treated by Clarke !

Haven't had a lot of success with coach's over the past few year, but looksike this guy could be the real deal, 

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I’m a bit perplexed at the bit about us signing Iain MacCorquodale from Oldham RU as I always assumed he was a Salford RL player. Indeed, I recall him kicking a goal from 10 yards inside his own half for Salford , near the touch line, in an A team game at DP shortly before we signed him. Maybe he was only on trial at Salford?.... whichever, Salford missed one hell of a goalkicker. It shows how good Carl Forber is, when he has now overtaken him!

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31 minutes ago, JMB said:

Haven't had a lot of success with coach's over the past few year, but looksike this guy could be the real deal, 

Let's hope so, there's been a few false dawns like last year, but it looks really promising. I like his no d*ckheads policy and he doesn't stifle their natural ability. We think Stevie does a great job but CT can see a lot of improvements he can make, we'll have a he'll of a player if they can improve his game. 

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