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Yorkshire 2 / Re: Head coach wanted @ thornensians
« on: July 28, 2020, 11:15:51 AM »

We are looking for someone with good coaching and/or playing experience who would be able to set their own stamp on the rugby club.
I'd certainly be able to stamp my authority on this club, it's just a question of whether Thorn could handle me

You will have the full support of the club.
In what? Financial irregularities in my corporate banking career? Or legal assistance in flying over a few pacific islanders?

If you feel you have the qualities and desire for this role please contact Andy Ellis (Director of Rugby), at loubylou7220@hotmail.co.uk giving a brief outline of your experience.
It's probably best Thorn contact me. I'd like to hear about your ambitions, the management structure and financial situation of the club. Once I have this information I will consider accepting your offer.

The closing date for applications is Friday 26th June 2020
I have extended your deadline till the 16th August. No later as I will be starting an intense, socially distanced pre-season after this.

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Yorkshire 1 / Re: Fundraising ideas
« on: July 28, 2020, 11:02:35 AM »
A scheme we used to massive success in a former club many years ago was to virtually “sell” 1 square metre plots of the main pitch. We had a sign painted wooden board marked out as the pitch and put little brass plaques to denote “ownership”. Competition to fill the pitch was intense. Prices were structured around place on pitch - half way and goal lines attracted the highest premia, the rest varied. The whole pricing structure depends on amount to be raised for the club. Plus consider one off lifetime “ownership”, or annual/ other period “rental”. There’s some legal stuff, which should be easy and cheap enough, but nothing compares to “owning” the bit of the pitch where you scored your first 1st XV try!
But where do you pick if you've literally scored everywhere across the line?

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Yorkshire 1 / Re: Y1 sharing contacts for pitch works etc..
« on: July 28, 2020, 11:00:44 AM »
The Calderdale tractor/vertidraner is located at Old Crocs as they have a secure garage for it. I believe only they and the Vandals use it. It is not insured as Crocs deemed it too expensive, therefore creating a transportation issue for whoever uses it.

I'm fairly certain Vandals used this without the proper insurance. And the condition of it at the time looked far from safe

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Yorkshire 1 / Re: The WilyJ Coronavirus Quiz
« on: May 16, 2020, 11:20:28 PM »
Why not "find your feet" then comment with some authority

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Yorkshire 2 / Re: The WilyJ Coronavirus Quiz
« on: May 16, 2020, 11:19:52 PM »
Won't be listening to any posts from anyone "finding their feet"

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Yorkshire 2 / Re: Future of Old Grovians rugby club
« on: May 05, 2020, 06:06:29 PM »
Congrats OG's. Glad this issue is partly resolved, still a fair few questions to be answered though. Perhaps a daily briefing on BBC with your club executives might allay some concerns?

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Yorkshire 1 / Re: The WilyJ Coronavirus Quiz
« on: May 04, 2020, 02:30:00 PM »
Good evening gentlemen, I hope you all enjoy my quiz. Answers will be posted after we have some guesses rolling in... Please feel free to continue the thread, or message me if you'd like to host your own another week. Yours in knowledge, WilyJ.

1. On the theme of pandemics… Which team had to withdraw from the leagues in 2002 when they suffered an outbreak of syphillis amongst their squad?

2. Who highlighted the issues with concussion in Yorkshire rugby and led to the national movement researching concussion by the RFU?

3. Which Yorkshire 1 team was exposed in the 2014/15 season for paying their U8’s in strawberry laces?

4. Which team, heavily reliant on NZ/Pacific Island talent, are facing disastrous consequences if international flight restrictions are not lifted before next season?

5. Which team has controversially banned their players from commenting on the forums?

6. Which Moortown signing, thinking they were hot property, recently tried to list themselves on the stock market?

7. Which team are renowned for their post-match pranks involving a blowpipe and some flour?

8. Who was the top try scorer in all of Yorkshire in 1978? Clue, floats like a Wily, stings like a Jim…

9. What percentage of the forum in 2016 voted in favour of scrapping Yorkshire 4?

10. Which team are so boring that the government model of social distancing was based on them?

Answers:
1. Bramley
2. Avinastella - The ridiculous comments just don't make any sense
3. York - tempting the Rowntrees talent with a few sweet treats
4. Moortown
5. Goole
6. Josh Nwanazia (Intense1)
7. Hemsworth
8. WilyJim - 32 - “Scoring tries, spreading…”
9. 100% (1 respondent)
10. Northallerton - Just farmers and sheep up there. Sheep can't catch corona so no risk of any spread!

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Yorkshire 2 / Re: The WilyJ Coronavirus Quiz
« on: May 04, 2020, 02:28:54 PM »
Good evening gentlemen, I hope you all enjoy my quiz. Answers will be posted after we have some guesses rolling in... Please feel free to continue the thread, or message me if you'd like to host your own another week. Yours in knowledge, WilyJ.

1. On the theme of pandemics… Which team had to withdraw from the leagues in 2002 when they suffered an outbreak of syphillis amongst their squad?

2. Who highlighted the issues with concussion in Yorkshire rugby and led to the national movement researching concussion by the RFU?

3. Which Yorkshire 1 team was exposed in the 2014/15 season for paying their U8’s in strawberry laces?

4. Which team, heavily reliant on NZ/Pacific Island talent, are facing disastrous consequences if international flight restrictions are not lifted before next season?

5. Which team has controversially banned their players from commenting on the forums?

6. Which Moortown signing, thinking they were hot property, recently tried to list themselves on the stock market?

7. Which team are renowned for their post-match pranks involving a blowpipe and some flour?

8. Who was the top try scorer in all of Yorkshire in 1978? Clue, floats like a Wily, stings like a Jim…

9. What percentage of the forum in 2016 voted in favour of scrapping Yorkshire 4?

10. Which team are so boring that the government model of social distancing was based on them?

Answers:
1. Bramley
2. Avinastella - The ridiculous comments just don't make any sense
3. York - tempting the Rowntrees talent with a few sweet treats
4. Moortown
5. Goole
6. Josh Nwanazia (Intense1)
7. Hemsworth
8. WilyJim - 32 - “Scoring tries, spreading…”
9. 100% (1 respondent)
10. Northallerton - Just farmers and sheep up there. Sheep can't catch corona so no risk of any spread!

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Yorkshire 2 / Re: The WilyJ Coronavirus Quiz
« on: May 04, 2020, 02:21:54 PM »
An excellent set of answers Locked Out! Your Q1 answer is quite good - I might use that


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Yorkshire 1 / The WilyJ Coronavirus Quiz
« on: May 01, 2020, 08:16:49 PM »
Good evening gentlemen, I hope you all enjoy my quiz. Answers will be posted after we have some guesses rolling in... Please feel free to continue the thread, or message me if you'd like to host your own another week. Yours in knowledge, WilyJ.

1. On the theme of pandemics… Which team had to withdraw from the leagues in 2002 when they suffered an outbreak of syphillis amongst their squad?

2. Who highlighted the issues with concussion in Yorkshire rugby and led to the national movement researching concussion by the RFU?

3. Which Yorkshire 1 team was exposed in the 2014/15 season for paying their U8’s in strawberry laces?

4. Which team, heavily reliant on NZ/Pacific Island talent, are facing disastrous consequences if international flight restrictions are not lifted before next season?

5. Which team has controversially banned their players from commenting on the forums?

6. Which Moortown signing, thinking they were hot property, recently tried to list themselves on the stock market?

7. Which team are renowned for their post-match pranks involving a blowpipe and some flour?

8. Who was the top try scorer in all of Yorkshire in 1978? Clue, floats like a Wily, stings like a Jim…

9. What percentage of the forum in 2016 voted in favour of scrapping Yorkshire 4?

10. Which team are so boring that the government model of social distancing was based on them?

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Yorkshire 2 / The WilyJ Coronavirus Quiz
« on: May 01, 2020, 08:16:01 PM »
Good evening gentlemen, I hope you all enjoy my quiz. Answers will be posted after we have some guesses rolling in... Please feel free to continue the thread, or message me if you'd like to host your own another week. Yours in knowledge, WilyJ.

1. On the theme of pandemics… Which team had to withdraw from the leagues in 2002 when they suffered an outbreak of syphillis amongst their squad?

2. Who highlighted the issues with concussion in Yorkshire rugby and led to the national movement researching concussion by the RFU?

3. Which Yorkshire 1 team was exposed in the 2014/15 season for paying their U8’s in strawberry laces?

4. Which team, heavily reliant on NZ/Pacific Island talent, are facing disastrous consequences if international flight restrictions are not lifted before next season?

5. Which team has controversially banned their players from commenting on the forums?

6. Which Moortown signing, thinking they were hot property, recently tried to list themselves on the stock market?

7. Which team are renowned for their post-match pranks involving a blowpipe and some flour?

8. Who was the top try scorer in all of Yorkshire in 1978? Clue, floats like a Wily, stings like a Jim…

9. What percentage of the forum in 2016 voted in favour of scrapping Yorkshire 4?

10. Which team are so boring that the government model of social distancing was based on them?

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North One / Re: Scores 14/3
« on: April 18, 2020, 02:55:25 PM »
Was at 8 for most of the game porkies and moved to 7 for the last 20. In serious pain this morning.
I'm not surprised, looked like you busted your shoulder slamming that 10 into the turf!

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North Premier / Re: congratulations to york
« on: April 18, 2020, 02:45:52 PM »
Promotion twice in 3 years is a fantastic achievement and congratulations to all involved, players, coaches and administration. Staying up will be difficult but is well within our means. Most certainly we will need to strengthen the squad, however the vast majority of the the squad with further development are capable of playing in North Prem. If we stay relatively injury free, strengthen in the right areas and perhaps most importantly the players commit to what this step up in league will demand we will be ok.
Next season we will only have 2 other teams from Yorkshire in our league (Sandal & Otley, yes Otley, who would have thought that 3 years ago with I believe 4 levels between us) and 9 trips across the Pennines. These will involve all day trips with early starts and late returns, how are wives and girlfriends going to accept that. Putting rugby ahead of personal life for 8 months of the year is a big ask. Finding the balance and communicating availability and honouring there commitment will be key. The powers that be I understand are addressing all this, but player buy in to what the club is doing is paramount.
We will also now be playing rugby at one level below Rotherham and Hull Ionians, if you add Otley to this list these are all team that have often approached our key players. Key players that have remained loyal to York and are now enjoying all fruits of their and the clubs hard work and ambitions.
Maybe just maybe some of these teams players may want to be part of what we have built and are looking to achieve. After all we are at the centre of Yorkshire and are arguably the county’s capital.
I was asked today did we want to be promoted, to right we do, the vast majority at the club share my view, those running the team certainly do, 100% the players did. If more members become further involved more closely then let’s see where we can go. As a club in the early 80’s we got to then level 5, we couldn’t sustain those heady heights. Let’s get it right this time.
DK the time previously that York got to this level many of the players couldn't get their boots on due the the thickness of brown envelopes in them!! and when they could get them on they bxggered off!!
The temptation to bring players in other than your own home grown talent, especially from teams from higher leagues, will be expensive and divisive!!
In the chasing of signings, don't overlook what has got you to where you are! 
Otherwise you might lose the support of the players, who have chosen to return to York rather than chase a pay day shilling!!






Don’t want to dwell to much on the past DAA our team back then consisted of 8/9 of a colts team from 8/10 years earlier....4/5 of us tried our hand at senior clubs and then came back...does that ring bells with what’s happen in the last 2/3 years....and the majority of others moved to the area through work, Nigel Connell ex Morley, John Ainslie ex Selkirk to name just 2 they certainly didn’t come for money.....granted we did get a few quid in our boots but nothing to the extent you allude to....nor should it happen to the extent you suggest.
We should bring as many home grown players through the youth section and we will , after all it is arguably the best in Yorkshire.....as for recruiting other players.....yes we should.....how it’s is done is the key.....I’m pretty sure our existing players want to continue to be part of a successful team in a successful club.....they need to buy into this and hopefully accept that it will enable them to continue to play at this level and maybe higher still...more experienced players will help them develop their skill set even further...they should not see it as a threat to their position in the squad they should see it as a challenge....they only need to look at the experience our current backs coach brought to the club to see that at first hand......just one further thing DAA how many players are playing at Otley, Hull I’s and Rotherham that came through our youth section...may be they will return like others already have and finally how many others living in York travel to these clubs to play.... depends on everyone’s ambition as to where we end up

DK to deny the past is a mistake, just like the probable £1000.s that were squandered on expenses for players who did not improve the club and cleared of as soon as a better offer came along!

I concede that the recruitment of D has been worth every penny as a player/coach. However we did not have an out and out 10 who could run a game like he does. Additionally he has brought some excellent coaching skills that the whole group has benefited from !!

you know as well as I do, that the club aren't going to pay expenses to players who are going to sit on the bench or play in the 2's?

If a player is receiving expenses the coaching staff or recruiter will be compelled to play them irrespective, to justify the expense! That will mean someone will have to make way and that is where the rot sets in!
Play the side at the level they can cope with together as the unit that have brought us this far. Learn the lessons of the past, we are supposed to be an amateur club!

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Money talks.
We know that even teams in Yorkshire 4 are paying players expenses to keep them around. Once we all just accept that fact, we can let the more affluent clubs follow their natural course to the higher leagues.

The silent majority have been quiet on this issue for far too long (Bradford Salem, Keighley, Goole) - You'd see bank notes flying out of the players cars, after every match! It's just an open secret chaps, the only thing these clubs should be worried about is the shortage of brown envelopes across Yorkshire!

If anyone has a problem with this harsh reality then they have to ask themselves - what if you were Otley? What if you were that club in National 2. Are you seriously going to rely on little Billy from the juniors who's had a few games for the colts? Just send him packing to Yorkshire 4 and bring in a Pacific Islander.

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North Premier / Re: Harrogate - lessons from history.
« on: April 18, 2020, 02:16:57 PM »
Interesting see this back up again! It's a simple formula really. Losing the head coach, Cal Irvine 10, Minkin 13 and Nwanazia 8 is going to rip through the teams back bone. They've done well to recover, and as you now see, back in Nat 2.

People are always going to moan, but if you've got a game in hand and you're on good terms with the RFU management, you'll be going up!

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Yorkshire 1 / Re: Yorkshire One 18/19 Dream Team
« on: May 30, 2019, 11:28:47 AM »
I have not seen every side in Yorkshire 1 this season but from those I have seen the following Back Row combination would be useful

Gareth Burns- Pontefract -
Jack Beddis - Pontefract
Ryan Hammond - Old Crossleyans

Sam Kerry - Beverley Hooker / Prop is a quality player
Luke Hazel - Beverley Fullback best I have seen in Yorkshire One - I think he can player in a higher league

Moortown - All the Backs  are good players and a couple of forwards  would be there or there abouts

Coleman- Pontefract centre also has had a very good year, Dedicoat on the wing is a great prospect and is developing into a quality finisher

Holam and Moloney at Middlesborough both quality players

Never seen so much bias towards pontefract!! They simply just wouldn’t hack it in north east 1. Back rowers mentioned simply don’t have the fitness!

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