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North One / Re: Pundits' League: Week 17 predictions
« on: Yesterday at 09:56:06 AM »
Brid  v Cons     Brid+7
Driff v Morl      Morley -7
YM v Cleck       YM+7
Morp v Scabs   Scar +7
Pock v PP         Pock -7
WL v B & B      WL-7
Jug v Malt        Jug +7

Yorkshire 1 / Re: The bigger picture
« on: January 14, 2019, 07:25:04 PM »
I think most posters were talking in general about an ongoing debate across the UK about the direction of rugby union.

The whole Moortown discussion thingy s no different a spotlight to the one which is shone on several clubs. Obviously there are a handful who have an recurring issue with this particular club....but Carl, walking away from debate is not an answer to critics. You've stood your ground well...keep it up

Yorkshire 1 / Re: The bigger picture
« on: January 13, 2019, 06:20:36 PM »
Winning rugby and climbing the leagues will lead to bigger crowds, more sponsors and a vibrant clubhouse. The extra revenue will then lead to future improvement of facilities.

I'm afraid you are completely wrong regarding crowds...well they might grow but only marginally and from a very low base. Look at national 1 crowds and Scarborough have bigger attendances than nearly all of them.

Let's use Moortown as an example. When we played there last year I suspect the local support was probably no more than 50 odd. Even if that increases 10 fold (which it won't) and they can charge £10 (which they won't) less VAT then over 13 home game adds up to not a lot. Especially when you knock off concessions like OAP and juniors.

The economics of RU in relation to crowds don't even work at premiership level, so you're dreaming if you think it does for Moortown. Sorry

North One / Re: Coaches hissie-fit. Quiz time!
« on: January 13, 2019, 12:26:05 PM »
Hardly ...you buffoon!

Yorkshire 1 / Re: The bigger picture
« on: January 13, 2019, 10:30:29 AM »
Well I'll spend this morning trying to work that last post out!

North One / Re: Coaches hissie-fit. Quiz time!
« on: January 13, 2019, 08:41:22 AM »
Yes it's more fun leaving it unsaid!

Yorkshire 3 / Re: Results 12.01.19
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:50:23 AM »
Hard game today against a very hard  Leeds team today clearly still learning the rules of rugby union 11-7 win a game dominated by Thorne , 2 out of 5 completed in the Thorne
Laws mate, Rugby Union has laws. Working Men's Clubs have rules

Post of the week!

North One / Coaches hissie-fit. Quiz time!
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:40:12 AM »
At a recent N1E match a reserve prop twisted his ankle in the warmup. Just one of those things.

However a certain opposition coach storms into the referees room squealing that his team should be awarded the points for the game before it has kicked off.

He was stamping his feet up and down claiming he had picked a team to scrummage the other team off the park and any chance of uncontested would disadvantage them. The ref brushed him off and told him to get on with the game.

As it happens the team with the injured sub went on to destroy the squealing coaches set scrum at every set piece!!


So anyone care to guess which club the squealing coach is from??

North One / Re: Latest scores 12/1/19
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:34:14 AM »
An interesting fact from yesterday and a good sign that sportsmanship and inter-club respect is still alive and well is that YMCA left their playing shirts at home.

Not only did we provide them a kit but we bug deep into the shirt store and found them a nearly new black and red kit similar to their own! The only thing I haven't done is check that they all made their way back afterwards yet???!!! We all know what rugby players are like 🤣🤣🤣

North One / The run in...another bold prediction.
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:29:34 AM »
I predict that Morpeth will win the league.... And no this isn't some clever gamesmanship, I'm going to back up my claim.

Firstly I am going to discount injuries from my thoughts, simply because no team knows what's going to happen week to week on that score. We are currently struggling with that ourselves and had a disrupted pack yesterday.

So why Morpeth? Well I think their big win away at B&B probably handed them the title yesterday..I wasn't expecting that at all.

The main reason is their home form and the run-in they have.

They have played 9 away games and only 7 home games.

Their remaining away matches are:
West Leeds

I don't see a loss there and they are unbeaten at home.

If you compare that with Scarborough's away matches:

....you'll see why I think Morpeth are in the driving seat.

Obviously next Saturday now has greater significance but a Morpeth victory will hand them the title.

Yorkshire 1 / Re: The bigger picture
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:00:15 AM »
I don't recall moortowns facilities being particularly bad...I've been to worse.

So without making any reference to moortown, just a general point in support of the underlying original post...... Money spent on players becomes worthless the moment the players leave or the bubble busts etc... Money spent on facilities lasts a lifetime.

That is just a cast iron fact and not directed at any club. I've made no secret of the fact for years that I've always believed that investment in facilities will in time result in develop of players. Whilst investment in players never leads to development of facilities.

Every club makes it choice.

North One / Re: Latest scores 12/1/19
« on: January 12, 2019, 07:12:36 PM »
What a great day at Silver Royd, two really good teams on show. YM have a huge pack & use it well, especially against Scarbs today who were missing some key forwards. YM’s scrum & rolling maul caused Scarbs a lot of problems but in open play Scarbs defended superbly.  On reflection a draw would have been a fair result but Scarbs snatched victory at the death with a last minute try. Both teams looked so dangerous in attack with quick backs who moved the ball really well given the blustery conditions. Very young ref who managed the game very well, thought he could have given more ‘holding on’ decisions but he’s a ref & im not, & he was right up with play; so he’s right & im wrong!  Both teams defended so well & im not sure what the difference was today - perhaps Scarbs not switching off at the death & having that self belief. Great advertisement for NE1 ( &Yorkshire ) rugby & on this display you can appreciate why these 2 teams are table toppers

Good summary - YM a good side and it took a last play of the game try for us to scrape a win...

North One / Re: Latest scores 12/1/19
« on: January 12, 2019, 07:11:38 PM »
Well they put 29 on you so I wasn't a million miles off! As I said to your President this evening, you should be thanking me for the motivation!

Keep winning please, we've played you twice so you winning is good for us!

North One / Re: Latest scores 12/1/19
« on: January 12, 2019, 04:42:06 PM »
Well it's got you posting again!

North One / Re: Latest scores 12/1/19
« on: January 12, 2019, 04:24:17 PM »
I see Brid had a great win too...

Lots of surprises...

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