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Keighley situation
Post Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:23 pm
Posted by Pumpetypump on Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:23 pm
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A latest update on the dire situation at our friends and neighbours. Poor sods are going to be having a similar christmas to us a few years ago.

Do you think we could lend them a few young lads if they managed to make it to the start of the season (and that looks like a very big if) or make any gesture of help / solidarity?

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we have about 6 players, no coach, no training planned, no backroom staff, no manager, no ground staff. What we do have is an owner who never speaks, doesn't pay anyone and runs an 'asset stripping company'.

Through some miracle we do get a squad together I would expect to finish bottom 3 at best. At worst we are being liquidated, I fear the latter is only a matter of time.

Phoenix from the flames, absolutely. But i think we need 12 months of planning, not 2.
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Post Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:14 pm
Posted by Nothus on Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:14 pm
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I think that 'fit & proper persons test' that the RFL go by needs a bit of work.
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Post Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:24 pm
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Perhaps I'm overstating it, but my guesstimate is that, of all the people I know of to pass that test and take over a club in recent years, about 95% have turned out to be either incompetent or crooks?

I might submit myself to the RFL for testing. If I pass I know I'm a dick or a crim.
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Post Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:41 pm
Posted by Sedgebull on Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:41 pm
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It would be good to make some gesture of solidarity. We don't really get on but at times like this a bit of perspective is needed.
I can remember at the start of the 2017 season, Leeds Rhinos loaning us 4 young players (including Hallas and Lilley I think) and without that support I'm not sure what we'd have done. As has been said, Keighley have to get to the starting line first, but let's hope they can do that.
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Post Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:24 pm
Posted by Ferocious Aardvark on Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:24 pm
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It would be good to do what we reasonably can. If they can't stand the management then sadly even cash raising is not on, as we did that once and raised a bunch, but while it got us to the end of the season, it turned out to be dead money. I will never contribute again to any such appeal unless I have some confidence in the people who will receive the money.

The genuine Cougar fans are who I feel sorry for. What happened to us is still pretty raw.
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Re: Keighley situation
Post Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:51 pm
Posted by Bulls4Champs on Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:51 pm
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I'm sure that we would be happy to lend them some players.
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Post Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:30 pm
Posted by roofaldo2 on Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:30 pm
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Why not set up a dual reg with them and just have our under 19's turning out for them each week. It'll be a better learning experience than just competing in the U19 league
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Post Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:35 pm
Posted by Highlander on Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:35 pm
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The 19's comp is fairly well set up with a good level and enough clubs participating.
The comp at risk is the reserves as Keighley are one of the 6 clubs who indicated they'd be putting out a reserves side. This is now unlikely I would think. So it is our senior fringe players who would be available for loan and most likely to benefit.
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Post Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:45 am
Posted by Nothus on Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:45 am
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Without sounding too harsh, a dual reg setup or a few players on loan is not going to solve their problems.
I would also advise not to raise any money for the club while the current owners are in charge as it doesn't look like they have the club's interests at heart currently and it's no guarantee that any donations would end up in the right place.
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Post Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:04 am
Posted by Bullseye on Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:04 am
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I agree Nothus. Our own bitter experience shows it's maybe best to see what transpires before offering help.
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