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Offline davie

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Re: RFU North Review
« Reply #105 on: January 25, 2019, 09:26:37 PM »
They received massive grants from Sport England two years ago to increase participation.Appatently GMS has revealed that teams who use more players in first team games have more second and third team cry/offs. Less first team games equals more second and third team games which looks better to Sport England. It’s all about money.

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« Reply #106 on: January 25, 2019, 09:35:52 PM »
They received massive grants from Sport England two years ago to increase participation.Appatently GMS has revealed that teams who use more players in first team games have more second and third team cry/offs. Less first team games equals more second and third team games which looks better to Sport England. It’s all about money.
Not sure that's right. GMS doesn't monitor lower teams.

However, when they put forward the average number of players and said it was an average number of players in a clubs squad, it was clear they were making it up.
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« Reply #107 on: January 25, 2019, 09:42:38 PM »
That’s what they are saying is happening according to my RDO contacts. Not too difficult to check cry-offs in various second team leagues. The RFU reports numbers of teams playing a certain number of games not how many players are actually playing. They also want certain second teams to enter the league pyramid for the same reason.

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« Reply #108 on: January 25, 2019, 09:52:28 PM »
That’s what they are saying is happening according to my RDO contacts. Not too difficult to check cry-offs in various second team leagues. The RFU reports numbers of teams playing a certain number of games not how many players are actually playing. They also want certain second teams to enter the league pyramid for the same reason.
They were quizzed at length on their stats and fairy tales. A lengthy discussion was had on this very topic. They confirmed they can only look at L8 upwards. They also stated they only looked at GMS and had no knowledge of stats outside that.
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« Reply #109 on: January 26, 2019, 12:24:20 AM »
Is all this just not a crock of tosh? Yorkshire clubs not wanting to lose a couple of bar takes and home gates ( 3 men and a dog) Lancashire teams not wanting to travel more than an hour? Yorkshire teams run a 7s tournament or two, Lancashire teams the average commute in the UK is 57 minutes, grow a pair. The EU are laughing at the UK joke at the moment I assume the Midlands, SW rugby regions are doing the same to the North, they seem to have leagues, travel, cups sorted!!!

Suggestion anyone that's administrated the game for the last 20 years stand down, in the same way as the politicians should leave brexit to the business people.

And on a final note the good old days 11 league matches a season, home or away !!! Clubs still paid the bills.

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« Reply #110 on: January 27, 2019, 05:12:56 PM »
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The EU aren't laughing at the uK they're worried sick that we might just call their bluff .... the southern clubs giving one seconds consideration about Lancs/Yorks rugby ...  toffee old boy.. a load of old toffee... the couldn't care any less.

As for the business commentary ... let the businessmen run the job and Corbers would be posted to Venezuela in an ethnic fair trade biodegradable cardboard solar powered paper plane tomorrow and all would then be well.

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« Reply #111 on: January 27, 2019, 06:11:25 PM »
Ye Olde 9

You might want to take a closer look at the Southern leagues and whats going on down there.
As for the cups, again have a closer look. Clubs have given up across the country, just the RFU have yet to notice.
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« Reply #112 on: January 29, 2019, 12:33:19 PM »
Hmm
Anybody bothered to check the mileage for their club on each of the options put forward?
And then checked to see how this may affect the travel expenses they are paid from the RFU?

Don't be surprised to find you mileage increases whilst the expenses paid by the RFU decreases.

Are the RFU so slippery??
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« Reply #113 on: January 29, 2019, 07:14:40 PM »
I can't even follow who is being asked, who is making the decision and when will it be made.

It really is just not good enough.
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« Reply #114 on: February 20, 2019, 12:21:29 AM »
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« Reply #115 on: February 20, 2019, 09:26:34 AM »
It would be a disgrace if this small number of clubs were allowed to influence the whole of rugby across the North. There again if the precedent has been set I suppose we could reorganise ourselves - 16 team leagues at Level 6 and 7 anyone anyone?

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« Reply #116 on: February 20, 2019, 09:52:42 AM »
I agree with the sentiments at the beginning of your post Davie and your possible outcome at the end...
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« Reply #117 on: February 22, 2019, 10:37:08 AM »
One of the suggestions that was regularly raised at the recent meetings was playing league games midweek as more than a few clubs have match standard floodlights.
So, Guisborough and Middlesborough arranged to play their rearranged fixture midweek. I'm sure i read this a couple of weeks ago.

Guess what:
https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/guisborough/news/guis-v-boro-re-arranged-confirmed-saturday-23rd-fe-2388192.html

And the RFU say the clubs are inflexible and need to modernise.
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« Reply #118 on: February 22, 2019, 08:36:05 PM »
Two options have finally been released.

Seems like a lot of fannying around to achieve not a lot - as expected.
Look after Lancashire and bugger it up for everyone else.

Preferred option, as they have been repeatedly told over the last few weeks, of leave alone, not given as an option.
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Re: RFU North Review
« Reply #119 on: February 23, 2019, 10:26:37 AM »
Where are the options?