RLFANS.COM
Celebrating
22 years service to
the Rugby League
Community!
WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - Finished before it even started...................
The Lambeth Bronco User avatar
Strong-running second rower
Strong-running second rower

Joined: Fri May 08, 2009 5:03 pm
Posts: 477
Location: J15a of the M1, anyone going north??
..............."This is the end, beautiful friend, the end".................

And days after announcing a "major sponsorship" deal. You couldn't have made it. up

:WAVE:
www.combatstress.org.uk - "They fight ours wars. We fight their battles"

User avatarRichie wrote:
Richie User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2001 12:04 pm
Posts: 17134
Location: Johannesberg, South Africa

Very poor really. The lack of progress on the "real" stuff (coach, players, etc) showed they weren't really on track.

Hopefully another Midlands team, perhaps Coventry, can now make a go of this.
Northampton RL....details here: //www.northamptonrl.co.uk

bowes wrote:
bowes Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:19 pm
Posts: 5766
Location: Coventry
They were just a bunch of soccer people who knew nothing of rugby league. No attempt was made to sign players or a coach and they didn't even know you needed posts for rugby league when they tried to schedule a match. They had a totally dismissive attitude to rugby league already in existence in the midlands and Wakefield were not impressed

This has no effect on Coventry's bid either way.
Jimmythecuckoo User avatar
100% League Network
100% League Network

Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:28 pm
Posts: 3894
Location: Peterborough

Honestly haven't a clue what to say.
The Lambeth Bronco User avatar
Strong-running second rower
Strong-running second rower

Joined: Fri May 08, 2009 5:03 pm
Posts: 477
Location: J15a of the M1, anyone going north??
bowes wrote:
They were just a bunch of soccer people who knew nothing of rugby league. No attempt was made to sign players or a coach and they didn't even know you needed posts for rugby league when they tried to schedule a match. They had a totally dismissive attitude to rugby league already in existence in the midlands and Wakefield were not impressed

This has no effect on Coventry's bid either way.


I personally hope Coventry get a go @ Championship 1. They have made great strides in get league going in the city and have a good ground to play/see semi pro RL and the local RU side haven't felt threatened, unlike in Northampton where the amateur RU sides have seen the Demons go from strength to strength winning national championships and the fact that some have switched codes on a permanent basis didn't go down to well so much so that their old landlords were put under extreme pressure to kick out the Demons from their Northampton base.


Jimmythecuckoo wrote:
Honestly haven't a clue what to say.


Problem is Jimmy everyone has been duped. The RFL, Tetley's, Wakefield Trinity and the fan panel, who put in a tremendous effort to help get things started. Probably put back any chance of the Demons ever progressing into the semi pro ranks which is the way it should have been done, not the back of a fag packet plan with no investment strategy that some at the the football club envisaged it would be. I'll say it again someone at Cobblers saw it as a off season "revenue stream" for the football club, not a sporting opportunity for the game of RL and have clearly underestimated the monies that would need investing in such a start up venture. Cardoza has as good as admitted it in the joint statement.
www.combatstress.org.uk - "They fight ours wars. We fight their battles"
Jimmythecuckoo User avatar
100% League Network
100% League Network

Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:28 pm
Posts: 3894
Location: Peterborough

I dont even know if I am angry or just stunned.

I dont even know if I am angry at RL or at NTFC...

User avatarStarbug wrote:
Starbug User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:59 pm
Posts: 33944
Location: watching out for low flying geese
The only way the pro game will expand is if the sport itself pays for that expansion, 1 new club every 3 years, financed by the RFL until they are able to stand alone
kcab sfrawdder



Luck is a combination of preparation and opportunity

Just to avoid confusion Starbug is the username of Steven Pike




SOMEBODY SAID that it couldn’t be done
But he with a chuckle replied
That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it!
The Lambeth Bronco User avatar
Strong-running second rower
Strong-running second rower

Joined: Fri May 08, 2009 5:03 pm
Posts: 477
Location: J15a of the M1, anyone going north??
Jimmythecuckoo wrote:
I dont even know if I am angry or just stunned.

I dont even know if I am angry at RL or at NTFC...


There's only one place your let's call it "disappointment" needs to be directed at.......................
www.combatstress.org.uk - "They fight ours wars. We fight their battles"

User avatarespanyolswan wrote:
espanyolswan User avatar
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:21 pm
Posts: 5032
The Lambeth Bronco wrote:
I personally hope Coventry get a go @ Championship 1. They have made great strides in get league going in the city and have a good ground to play/see semi pro RL and the local RU side haven't felt threatened, unlike in Northampton where the amateur RU sides have seen the Demons go from strength to strength winning national championships and the fact that some have switched codes on a permanent basis didn't go down to well so much so that their old landlords were put under extreme pressure to kick out the Demons from their Northampton base.


Problem is Jimmy everyone has been duped. The RFL, Tetley's, Wakefield Trinity and the fan panel, who put in a tremendous effort to help get things started. Probably put back any chance of the Demons ever progressing into the semi pro ranks which is the way it should have been done, not the back of a fag packet plan with no investment strategy that some at the the football club envisaged it would be. I'll say it again someone at Cobblers saw it as a off season "revenue stream" for the football club, not a sporting opportunity for the game of RL and have clearly underestimated the monies that would need investing in such a start up venture. Cardoza has as good as admitted it in the joint statement.



Would not rule it out as the South Wales area blotted their copy book many times and still got chance after chance and if the Demons do it right their time may come again as there is room in the Midlands for 2 and possibly 3 Championship 1 clubs if phased in which is where the cock up has been at the RFL's end this time as although Crusaders and especially Scorpions were launched in no time getting 4 sides to do it at the same time is asking far too much.
Jimmythecuckoo User avatar
100% League Network
100% League Network

Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:28 pm
Posts: 3894
Location: Peterborough

Right, the subsite is closed and all threads on the forum locked.

Its all about this thread for discussion on the fall out of the clubs removal from the league.
Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Quick Reply



Subject:
Message:

   
Please note using apple style emoji's can result in posting failures.

Return to Northampton


POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORDTEAM
5,169,7351,82478,6316,308LOGIN
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.
When you register you get access to the live match scores, live match chat and you can post in the discussions on the forums.
YOU HAVE RL CHAT OFF
RLFANS Match Centre
L
I
V
E
 
TODAY : 15:00
SL
Leigh
16-64
Hull FC
UPDATE! Savelio Try, Sneyd Goal
NOT ON TV
L
I
V
E
 
TODAY : 15:00
 L1
West Wales
6-48
Crusaders
UPDATE! Latest
NOT ON TV
L
I
V
E
 
TODAY : 15:30
 L1
LondonS
6-18
Barrow
Half Time
LIVE ON OUR LEAGUE
O
F
F
 
TODAY : 17:00
SL
Catalans
v
Leeds
Postponed
O
F
F
 
TODAY : 18:00
 CH
Toulouse
v
Bradford
Postponed
TOMORROW 05:00
NRL
Parramatta
v
Canterbury
TOMORROW 07:05
NRL
Gold Coast
v
Manly
TOMORROW 12:00
WSL
BradfordW
v
LeedsW
TOMORROW 12:00
WSL
WiganW
v
CastlefordW
TOMORROW 14:00
 L1
Workington
v
Rochdale
TOMORROW 15:00
 CH
Dewsbury
v
Featherstone
TOMORROW 15:00
 CH
LondonB
v
Whitehaven
ALL SCORES PROVIDED BY RLFANS.COM (SETTINGS)
Sat 19th Jun
L1
LIVE
West Wales6-48Crusaders
L1
LIVE
LondonS6-18Barrow
NRL RND: 15 Newcastle10-6NZ Warriors
NRL RND: 15 St.George22-20Canberra
NRL RND: 15 Melbourne66-16Wests
SL
LIVE
Leigh16-64Hull FC
Fri 18th Jun
NRL RND: 15 NQL Cowboys24-26Cronulla
NRL RND: 15 Penrith32-18Sydney
SL RND: 10 Huddersfield8-9Salford
SL RND: 10 Wigan8-18Hull KR
Thu 17th Jun
NRL RND: 15 Brisbane0-46Souths
SL RND: 10 St.Helens2-6Warrington
Wed 16th Jun
SL RND: 10 Wakefield12-18Castleford
Mon 14th Jun
NRL RND: 14 Canterbury28-6St.George
Sun 13th Jun
WSL RND: 5 Hudds W8-44Wire W
NRL RND: 14 NZ Warriors16-42Melbourne
NRL RND: 14 Parramatta40-12Wests
CH RND: 9 Dewsbury12-56Toulouse
CH RND: 9 Featherstone44-0Bradford
CH RND: 9 Halifax30-6York
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
National Rugby League 2021 ROUND : 14
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Melbourne 14 472 178 294 24
Penrith 14 418 133 285 24
Parramatta 14 400 224 176 22
Souths 13 341 282 59 20
Sydney 13 379 223 156 18
Manly 13 315 282 33 14
 
St.George 14 299 312 -13 12
NQL Cowboys 13 264 383 -119 12
Cronulla 13 244 298 -54 10
Gold Coast 14 318 380 -62 10
Canberra 13 257 321 -64 10
NZ Warriors 13 281 347 -66 10
Wests 14 292 374 -82 10
Newcastle 14 231 366 -135 10
Brisbane 14 232 436 -204 6
Canterbury 13 162 366 -204 4
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Super League XXVI ROUND : 10
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Catalans 9 268 142 126 16 188.73 88.89
St.Helens 9 208 76 132 14 273.68 77.78
Wigan 9 166 154 12 14 107.79 77.78
Warrington 10 308 159 149 15 193.71 75
Hull FC 10 231 159 72 13 145.28 65
Hull KR 10 241 212 29 12 113.68 60
 
Castleford 10 203 244 -41 10 83.20 50
Leeds 8 150 136 14 6 110.29 37.50
Huddersfield 9 158 171 -13 6 92.40 33.33
Wakefield 10 175 249 -74 4 70.28 20
Salford 10 115 297 -182 4 38.72 20
Leigh 10 150 374 -224 0 40.11 0
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Championship 2021 ROUND : 10
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Toulouse 7 347 70 277 14 495.71 100
Featherstone 8 306 76 230 16 402.63 100
Bradford 9 228 216 12 14 105.56 77.78
Batley 8 228 160 68 12 142.50 75
LondonB 9 226 216 10 11 104.63 61.11
Halifax 9 271 135 136 10 200.74 55.56
 
York 9 219 180 39 8 121.67 44.44
Sheffield 9 211 249 -38 8 84.74 44.44
Widnes 9 226 263 -37 7 85.93 38.89
Dewsbury 8 115 227 -112 6 50.66 37.50
Newcastle 8 168 246 -78 5 68.29 31.25
Whitehaven 9 160 278 -118 5 57.55 27.78
Oldham 9 134 330 -196 4 40.61 22.22
Swinton 9 152 345 -193 0 44.06 0
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred League One 2021 ROUND : 6
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Barrow 6 251 66 185 12 380.30 100
Doncaster 6 250 126 124 10 198.41 83.33
Workington 6 210 106 104 10 198.11 83.33
Keighley 6 228 147 81 6 155.10 50
Hunslet 6 146 147 -1 6 99.32 50
Coventry 5 118 144 -26 4 81.94 40
 
Rochdale 6 161 196 -35 4 82.14 33.33
Crusaders 6 122 218 -96 4 55.96 33.33
LondonS 5 114 212 -98 2 53.77 20
West Wales 6 82 320 -238 0 25.63 0
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Womens Super League 2021 ROUND : 6
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
St.HelensW 3 230 6 224 6 3,833.33 100
LeedsW 3 214 22 192 6 972.73 100
WiganW 3 158 18 140 6 877.78 100
CastlefordW 3 104 24 80 6 433.33 100
YorkW 3 76 102 -26 2 74.51 33.33
Wire W 4 86 154 -68 2 55.84 25
 
FeatherstoneW 4 74 164 -90 2 45.12 25
BradfordW 4 60 180 -120 2 33.33 25
Hudds W 4 46 222 -176 2 20.72 25
WakefieldW 3 16 172 -156 0 9.30 0
RLFANS Recent Posts




X