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22 hours ago, fighting irish said:

It's an essential (but insufficient) attribute.

Didn't Tony Smith say ''Maximum effort is the minimum requirement''. 

 

I was trying to be positive.

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6 hours ago, OriginalMrC said:

Villareal population 50k and its football team is in the CL semi final. Population size is not an issue. Dare I say if West Wales were not a basket case of a club they'd be getting half decent crowds for L1

Llanelli is still the 8th largest population here, twice that of Whitehaven for example. They are still very much the economic and culturak centre of the West. 

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22 minutes ago, moorside roughyed said:

I was trying to be positive.

That's to your credit.

Trying to preserve the dignity of the players is admirable.

They don't deserve to be pilloried for being drawn into a mismatch.

The organisation is out of it's depth and it's not the players fault.

Comments like ''laughing stock'' really rankle with me.

My own comment was just about the fact that having hearts like lions, isn't enough (on its own).

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2 minutes ago, Jughead said:

That’s strange. The page has been deleted. 

Strange indeed. The article was short, just stated the match was called off due to no match doctor, followed by a quote from Carl Hall saying soemthing to the effect of: disappointing as we were looking to build on last week's performance. Also then thanked RFL for informing them promptly.

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10 minutes ago, langpark said:

Strange indeed. The article was short, just stated the match was called off due to no match doctor, followed by a quote from Carl Hall saying soemthing to the effect of: disappointing as we were looking to build on last week's performance. Also then thanked RFL for informing them promptly.

https://www.doncasterrugbyleague.co.uk/article/1119/cancelled-|-west-wales-raiders-v-doncaster-rlfc

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Hate to say it but this is the deathknell of the club. 
Personally i don’t think this was inherent in terms of location, just another bunch of owners who fail to understand the importance of getting the fundamentals right. There are no shortcuts. 

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I predicted they wouldn’t see the season out. There’s only so many 80 point defeats you can take as a player before you wonder what the hell the point is. The people in charge of this club have a passion for the sport but they are, I’m afraid to say, completely inept. 

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I’m sure this isn’t even the first time this has happened under the Raiders guise. It’s shambolic. I’m all for new places playing rugby league and the game being played in unusual places but those in charge of West Wales, by all accounts, shouldn’t be allowed to run a bath let alone a rugby league club. 

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7 minutes ago, Jughead said:

I’m sure this isn’t even the first time this has happened under the Raiders guise. It’s shambolic. I’m all for new places playing rugby league and the game being played in unusual places but those in charge of West Wales, by all accounts, shouldn’t be allowed to run a bath let alone a rugby league club. 

I *think* any previous were in cup competitions rather than the league?

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3 minutes ago, langpark said:

Maybe I am naive then. But are there no other doctors in West Wales?? 

Well my son was supposed to play, first game back after concussion at Swinton. He showed me the team list and was raring to go. He felt they had a good chance of making an impact this week against Doncaster with some injured players fit again, and suspensions back alongside a couple of loan signings.

As for what the issue with doctors was, it might be worth waiting for a statement from WWR before jumping to conclusions.

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6 minutes ago, langpark said:

Maybe I am naive then. But are there no other doctors in West Wales?? 

Don't they have to be RFL approved?

It's been an issue with women's and youth matches that there has been a shortage generally.

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29 minutes ago, Jughead said:

I’m sure this isn’t even the first time this has happened under the Raiders guise. It’s shambolic. I’m all for new places playing rugby league and the game being played in unusual places but those in charge of West Wales, by all accounts, shouldn’t be allowed to run a bath let alone a rugby league club. 

First game of their first full season - https://www.loverugbyleague.com/post/west-wales-issue-statement-following-newcastle-game-postponement/

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6 minutes ago, Angelic Cynic said:

I had travelled down from Cheltenham to watch that one. Was good to catch up with some top Newcastle fans, otherwise wasted trip.

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19 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

Don't they have to be RFL approved?

It's been an issue with women's and youth matches that there has been a shortage generally.

Not as far as I know - my nephew was doctor for a few games back in 2014 when we couldn’t get our usual one. The club just signed at least two keighley players on loan so 👀👀👀👀

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32 minutes ago, Pen-Y-Bont Crusader said:

Not as far as I know - my nephew was doctor for a few games back in 2014 when we couldn’t get our usual one. The club just signed at least two keighley players on loan so 👀👀👀👀

Current operational rules: https://www.rugby-league.com/uploads/docs/Medical Standards_2022.pdf

Must be registered with the RFL.

That could be an issue if there's been a short notice issue.

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Just now, Angelic Cynic said:

West Wales Raiders statement - 

 

The statements where you're apologising for mucking up are the ones you should proofread closest.

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30 minutes ago, Angelic Cynic said:

West Wales Raiders statement - 

 

Deary me, this really doesn’t take responsibility and blames everyone but themselves. The system of linking with other sports organisations should have already been in place. There’s also no apology to Doncaster club or fans.

But worst of all by a long long way…  is the continued use of black stroke around white text set against a messy coloured backdrop in Photoshop 😉🤮

 

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