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Yorkshire 1 / Re: Who’s in, who’s out!
« on: June 10, 2018, 12:08:57 PM »
Suspect a lot of hot air on here, however if Denchy is going to Bev that'll be a quality signing...a class player from my uni days and had a stint at Gate aswell. If the heath 10 comment is true, truth be told they'll be better off..he was by far their weakest link.

Yorkshire 3 / Re: LMD
« on: June 02, 2018, 07:17:29 PM »
Tbf as an ex LMD player, its LMD who are in the wrong and they have been given their punishment. A massive shame to see them in the bottom league but you do the crime you have to do the time.

I too, do question what Ensians would gain from reporting it? A team flying, returning to a better level (where they belong) and having won at twickenham too...pure speculation but maybe they were upset that LMD turned them over earlier in the season.

I don't think LMD are the first team nor will they be the last who have done it. But as everyone says 'rules are rules', a couple of thoughts I will leave you with however is the previous history of students sides.... Team Northumberland leaving the leagues and causing a mess up mid season, Shmeds cancelling a fixture under the reason 'unplayable pitch' because they were more interested in the medical school cup....there is a general dislike toward student teams because of the perceived lack of commitment. Where as in this case, LMD have cheated in a quest to fulfil a fixture against a powerhouse in the league with a thread bare side, knowing they will likely get pummelled.

Like I said, you do the crime you have to take the time dealt as a punishment and they have taken it on the chin. I don't think a single word can be said about Greg the coach who is the RDO for the area. Yes he coaches the lads but the admin/selection has always been done and always will be done by students who do it because they love the game, the club they play for and ironically mixing it with Yorkshire league teams who want to 'work them over'...having moved on to Harrogate and Moortown since LMD, they could only wish for some die hard Yorkshire alacados (who do lots of work off the pitch for our clubs and can be seen doning their club blazers with a pint of bitter in hand shouting the likes of 'offside' and 'every time sir'), I wonder how our beloved clubs would do if we (the players) did what LMD do.

Yorkshire 1 / Re: Interesting question - To me anyway ??
« on: June 01, 2018, 07:28:17 PM »
This thread is lapsing into the same as it always does, most clubs denying any kind of benefits given, the same old arguments being made. It'll be homegrown players denoted by an * next...

Yorkshire 1 / Re: Interesting question - To me anyway ??
« on: May 30, 2018, 08:18:44 PM »
Think at this level there are many clubs that pay way or another whether its 'expenses'/stash/cash/gym/flights/house/job/all of the above. I think if a club does any of that as mentioned its a question of what they bring to the club. Is it 26 games a season of quality? Is it being at every training session showing the rest of the squad the mentality of that 'higher level', is it working with the colts to help bring them on and prepare for senior rugby?

Every club player reaction to someone getting paid will always be different however, if that player does some or all of the above its difficult to have a problem with it unless you are doing that yourself.

Yorkshire 1 / Re: Rish v hullensians
« on: April 23, 2018, 08:11:19 PM »
Not quite sure what the fuss is about. Common sense shows that Hull probs can take a full team midweek all the way to Fax because of work and other mid week commitments. Ponte has clearly been used as a compromise to get the games done and prevent a backlog into the off season. A tuesday night would be reduced revenue anyway from a saturday.

Well done to the teams for getting it done.

Yorkshire 1 / Re: End of year report
« on: April 23, 2018, 08:07:56 PM »
BRB, you mean like team of the year which no one did?

Firstly, a note to say an awesome season, mixing it with some great teams and of course some dodgy folk!

Of course I have to start with Town...completed my first season and have loved it their and in Y1. Was devastated we've effectively handed 6th place 'best of the rest' to rish/brods by losing to a fired up and better selby side at the weekend (all this 'nothing to play for' was rubbish). The lads had a rude awakening after not having to try that hard in Y2 for the past few seasons I think. For many who have aspirations to take the team higher we saw you cant knock off in periods against the better teams and expect to win and be in that top pack. I think the aim will be to add to the core of the side and be pushing for promotion next, with a better mentality both on and off the pitch. It'll be a hard off season and we'll be ready and raring come september!

York will obv be prop a hoop, a fantastic season, recruited well and built on what sounds like a sound core. Far and above the best team I faced this year in all facets.

Scarbs, having visited silver royd, looked at their amazing set up, catchment area, are a massive club. IF you rocked up for Nat 2 game you would be suprised to see that type of support and facilities. They play good rugby, I think you can hurt them (rugby wise) when they play however. That said I think they will win their play off (I hope they do), will go a level higher and be able to recruit some additional lads from here/abroad.

Heath are an interesting one, well known for an awesome pack, a great season. However after the wettest season I can remember have they maybe been a false economy? Have they missed their chance where they had their biggest advantage? If they can keep their 13 and add to their backs I'm sure theyll be even stronger next year.

But for a poor start boro would possibly be in that 2nd spot, their 10+12 are their most influential players, again adding in the forwards and they are pretty much there I think.

Bev are good in all areas, gone through their 'transition' after their fall from higher leagues and come out the other side. A force for next year.

Brods is a strange one...against us, behind York I thought this team were amazing, granted they caught us early in the season and after the christmas break, but they had threats all over the field but have seriously gone off the boil? Not sure for the reason..

Rish- only team I didnt play this year but I think will be happy with their season especially if they finish above us as that will show clear progression, not only in league levels but relative to a team who by league standings were stronger than them last year. Key returns being Sam Nunn at 13 and their young 7 from Huddersfield who is mint.

Keigh, we've played twice at the back end so hard to comment on really, a friday night game isnt a true reflection as both teams are missing players and then the end of season game lacked the real intensity of a league game and was over at half time. However, i like Dux, both come a long way from Baildon and LMD days. 4G is a step forward for them be nteresting to see if they recruit quite as extensively this year or whether with all the additions knitted in they can go for it next year.

Hull & Selby- both played better on occasion than their league positions suggest, I suppose they will need to reach this level on a more consistent basis to ensure they arent near the bottom next year.

Salem- a physical team, Bainesy and their 6/12 are their stand outs and they will need to recruit more like them/keep hold of them. Their abrasive style is unique now that WH are gone, think this will actually earn them more points next year.

Ribb/Hills- different style of play but `i feel good enough in their different ways to bounce back next season.

Yorkshire 1 / Re: Pundits' League: Final Week predictions
« on: April 20, 2018, 06:39:43 PM »
Hoping for a big week to get me off the bottom of the league for the regular predictors!

Beverley v York  27-21
Salem v Hull 19-7
Heath v Borough 22-37
Keith v Scabs 12-37
Ribs v Hills 32-28
Brods v Rish 31-31
Selby v Town 26-42

Pitches should be a belter all round so I'm going for some high scores.

Yorkshire 1 / Re: It’s get of the fence time! Who wants what?
« on: April 13, 2018, 02:58:55 PM »
Heath are a good side, but York are better. A close fight in the forwards but quite frankly there is a large chasm in quality between the backlines. The weather has largely minimised this fact for heath this season but I feel in a tight game like this it will be exposed. Think it will be great spectacle nonetheless. Money is on York however.

Yorkshire 1 / Re: Pundits' League: Week 25 predictions
« on: April 11, 2018, 04:37:02 PM »
Hull v Selby Selby-7
Boro v Brods Boro+7
Town v Keith Town +7
Ribs v Scabs Scarbs +7
Rish v Salem Rish +7
Hills v Beaverley Bev+7
York v Heath York +7

Yorkshire 1 / Re: Scrum time challenge....
« on: April 10, 2018, 10:30:42 PM »
Its wheatley all day...but that is because 7/8 are prop size build. That said a powerful scrum is nothing if it cant be translated around the park, in the contact and defence. Hence why the clubs suggested are at varying positions in the league.

Yorkshire 1 / Re: Pundits' League: Week 24 predictions
« on: April 03, 2018, 03:51:42 PM »
Beverley v Ribb                       Beverley +7
Salem v Boro                         Middlesboro -7
Heath v WH                            Heath +7 will be bruising affair this one
Keighley v Hullensians             Keighley -7
Brods v York                             York +7
Scarbs v Moortown                   Town -7
Selby v Rish                             Rish -7

Yorkshire 1 / Re: Best of luck to York in National Cup
« on: April 02, 2018, 12:15:36 PM »
So you basically agree with what i said minus the revenue. Cant be that bad other wise why would you want to aspire for higher?

Yorkshire 1 / Re: Best of luck to York in National Cup
« on: April 02, 2018, 11:32:47 AM »
All smells a bit of jealousy to me, York clearly have the best squad as discussed on a different thread which very few actually participated in... I don't know if they rested players or whether they were injured or whether it was all folly. The team they named was strong enough to get a 5 point win.

To say the cup is priority is an interesting comment, a cup run good fun and gives you an opportunity to play at twickers if thats your cup of tea after 6 games? The league is 26 weeks of the year and takes a much bigger concerted squad effort, promotion opens doors for revenue, better oppostion, recruit a few better players to add to fantastic unit that got you there too. This is why Bev, Heath, Scarbs and Boro are fighting tooth and nail to get that second spot.

The fact remains all these clubs would trade positions with York in heartbeat.

Yorkshire 1 / Re: Pundits' League: Week 23.5 predictions
« on: March 31, 2018, 03:09:50 PM »
Heath 24 Scarborough 17
Middlesbrough 22 Moortown 23
O Brods 34 N Ribb 5
O Rish 32 Hulls 7

Yorkshire 1 / Re: Yorkshire 1 Dream team
« on: March 24, 2018, 11:59:08 PM »
Just finishing my first season at Moortown mink.

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