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Yorkshire 1 / Honest Opinions Only...
« on: June 11, 2021, 05:36:46 PM »
https://www.englandrugby.com/news/article/adult-male-future-competitions-structure-from-season-202223

Right so I am sure any avid forum users or club officials will be aware of this. Who is this catering for? I see no appetite for this across any of the clubs I have travelled to. WPL 2's will be mopping up all other lower league clubs talent and it will spoil what is a fantastic Yorkshire league set up.

This is a threat to community rugby and it must be stopped!

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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Update on Future League Structure
« on: June 11, 2021, 05:34:07 PM »
I think everyone on these forums is really on the same page. Stop the dilution of community rugby. No one cares about the cup. The cup is an arbitrary goal that takes away from 90% of the efforts of the season .... The Yorkshire leagues!

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Yorkshire 1 / Re: Proposed League Structures
« on: June 11, 2021, 05:31:33 PM »
Exactly - how the hell will Bramley 2's survive? Big clubs will be wanting to pinch those players in a flash...

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Yorkshire 1 / Proposed League Structures
« on: April 04, 2021, 01:31:22 AM »
https://www.englandrugby.com/news/article/approval-of-future-competition-structure-202223-in-the-adult-male-game?jwsource=cl

So this really needs to be discussed. I'm open to hearing opinions but what I'm sure we'd all agree on is that diluting the game with less fixtures in the leagues is a terrible idea. Rugby has come on along way since the early 2000s, and it would be a waste to take a step back. We should not be pandering to the younger snowflakes to make it more flexible, and lose the team spirit, family involvement and large crowds of the past. We have to realise it's just as much of a commitment off the pitch and that means buy in for training, fitness and matches for players/coaches/families/communities etc.

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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Update on Future League Structure
« on: April 04, 2021, 01:17:07 AM »
Let's be honest this really isn't a satisfactory structure being proposed. The FCS group clearly hasn't grasped the fact that we need to encourage more games each season.
At the end of the day, rugby is a commitment just as much off the pitch as it is on. The solution is to build the atmosphere that we had across the 2005-2015 years and get communities more involved. Let's see the families and kids coming to more away games, lets see the mid table teams scrapping for every position in the table like they used to, lets see better infrastructure in the lower leagues to support the crowds. Now is not the time to let the hard work from previous years go to waste.

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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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