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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Fixtures
« on: May 05, 2020, 02:59:17 PM »
Yes I agree. I think we all accept that 2020/2021 season is not likely to be "normal"..... therefore at least some indication of how fixtures could possibly work at different start pojnts (even if just in principle) would be useful to know.

If for no other reason than to start a discussion and see if other ideas could be thrown into the pot...

North One / Re: Early Front-runners?
« on: May 03, 2020, 05:46:02 PM »
Trying to be rational there is no reason why golf couldn't be played now with sensible mitigation.

Of course the biggest argument against golf being played is the fact that is an absolutely rubbish pastime! I can't bring myself to say sport!

Other Senior Rugby / Re: League History (1987-88 now updated)
« on: May 01, 2020, 07:25:29 AM »
Some interesting league positions. It shows how far some clubs have dropped and others risen!

North One / Re: No rugby till 2021?
« on: May 01, 2020, 06:54:25 AM »
I agree with your underlying arguement. I just wonder will they really make a distinction between a packed bar and a scrum?

There is a danger that both will be last on the list...

North One / Re: No rugby till 2021?
« on: April 30, 2020, 06:41:12 PM »
It's pretty evident that contact sport will be the very last restriction lifted. Football Premier League will get away with playing simply by having the massive financial resources to test players and staff every single day. They will be able to guarantee that every single person is negative. No level of community sport in any sport will be able to do that.

Sadly rugby and all its ancillary activities tick the box of the very highest risk category. Contact sport is the pinnacle of risk. Densely populated bars and tightly filled pre-match meals are pretty high up there too. When you add in the age profile of many officials and supporters of rugby i.e. in the danger zone..... Even if a full lifting of lockdown occurred in September I can see there being a high degree of reluctance from older members to become involved in any close contact social gathering.

So if you take the view that the 1st of January is a possibility.... this is also likely to coincide with the peak of the annual flu season, general NHS pressures plus any likely second peak of covid-19. Can you really see at the point of maximum pressure on health care resources there being much desire to release rugby onto the nation.

I'm not saying this is what I think will happen and therefore September is still a possibility.... But January or the whole season off I think is of equal likelihood.

North One / No rugby till 2021?
« on: April 29, 2020, 08:24:04 PM »
Who actually thinks that rugby will start in September?

I've become more pessimistic about the possibility of that.. obviously none of us know but it would be good to debate the variables...

There is even a possibility of a whole season off...

Massive thanks to Steve who has put in a huge shift to fix this..

North One / We're back!!!
« on: April 29, 2020, 08:12:29 PM »
Hello everyone!

I can't thank Steve Bott enough for a huge effort to fix the forum. Thanks Steve...

Yorkshire 1 / Re: Hullensians RUFC - Julian Barkworth
« on: April 15, 2020, 09:12:23 PM »
I was informed of this sad news yesterday... Deepest condolences from all at Scarborough RUFC.

North One / Re: N1E, NE1, NE2, NE3 Honours Updated
« on: April 12, 2020, 04:42:20 PM »
Newcastle are also only promoted....

I have no doubt that both will have gone on to be Champions but they didn't have the chance...so they aren't.

North One / Sad news from Scarborough
« on: April 11, 2020, 09:21:40 AM »
I'm really posting this because Barry was known to so many people across Yorkshire.

This is a club announcement this morning.

It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that we must inform you of the death of Barry Beanland. Barry died at 8.45pm last night in Scarborough Hospital.

Barry represented everything that was good about Scarborough Rugby Club and has been at the heart of the club family for a generation. There will be few people who have had any involvement with Scarborough Rugby Club or many schools in Scarborough who haven't been positively influenced by Barry.

Clearly, due to the current national lockdown restrictions we are presently unsure of any further arrangements. However, in due course the club will be celebrating Barry's life and his immeasurable contribution to the local rugby community.

Our deepest sympathy and prayers are extended to Sandra and all Barry's family and friends.

RIP Barry

North One / Re: 2019/2020 Dream team’s & Stand out players.
« on: April 10, 2020, 08:43:06 PM »
So as everyone has a lot of spare time one their hands at the moment. I thought it would be a good time for people to put their dream teams together.
I'm afraid I'm rubbish at remembering players ...

North One / Re: 2019/2020 Dream team’s & Stand out players.
« on: April 10, 2020, 08:42:37 PM »
Well bloody we'll post about them then!! For all his faults at least DAA posted! I'm happy to joust with anyone but you have to post for that to happen!

North One / Re: N1E, NE1, NE2, NE3 Honours Updated
« on: April 10, 2020, 08:40:53 PM »
I would hope everyone at York wants the club to be successful DAA, I’m sure they do. Success next year as I have already written on depends on striking the right balance between, keeping existing players ( which hopefully will happen), bringing new players in of the right quality, (hopefully they will be walk ins) and getting the existing players  to buy into what the club is doing. If we don’t get any new players and we have a lot of injuries we will get relegated, if we bring in players and get injuries we may have a chance of staying up. It’s not rocket science.
Regrettably our AGM has been postponed however when we eventually have it we will have chance to ask questions and air our views, whilst at the same time accepting they are the elected individuals we have put in the position to make the decisions they have/will take. We must trust in what the club is/will be doing which includes developing the squad around last years players.
All of which I agree with!

But developing the squad at this level will cost money!!

We have a number of players who are capable of playing at least in the Nat 2 league and even Nat 1, who have been playing for the club that they grew up in.

You import mercenaries, without regard to the loyalty of your present players, you may risk splitting the club in half!!

We will have to wait and see!

Remember we are an amateur club!!

Ha ha haha ha ha ha amateur club?? Was £400 a match to Jonno amateur?

North One / Re: N1E, NE1, NE2, NE3 Honours Updated
« on: April 10, 2020, 01:21:22 PM »
Maybe DAA could raise his hand and volunteer to help run the club...then York can find someone else to take pops from.the sidelines!

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