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Re: Super League thread

Postby Bourbon Rat » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:25 pm

And FAX are just a tad ANGRY !
I guess that most of you on this forum feel exactly like we, the Board of Directors do, in that not only did we not get a franchise, but that at least one team who's complete disregard of the "rules" set out by the RFL some three years ago, seems to have not mattered a jot to the powers that be at the RFL.

Halifax RLFC and to a large extent Calderdale Council took those "rules" as being important. Together with FC Halifax, we all have helped build a stadium in Halifax which not only meets those apparant RFL "rules" but in my view at least is a better facility than a number in Super League. Indeed the comments from those Super League teams who have played here this season support that view.

We told the RFL as part of our bid, that we were going to run our Club within the budgets we had, or that we might aspire to if we were given a franchise, and that we thought it financially imprudent to suggest that we could bring in a sugar daddy millionaire to inflate our financial standing(as some Clubs have done to the extent that a number of Club financial failures can be attributed to that one man sponsor having financial difficulties himself). For the last few years we have been running our Club to at least break even.

I have seen on TV tonight that Ralph Rimmer suggested that he had already spoken to Tony Abbott one of our Directors, who is currently out of the country on holiday. He did make such a short call. . . I dont think I can say just yet the supposed reason he gave why we were unsuccesful, but to say that I'm personally angry is an understatement

For a senior person at the RFL to say that our bid wasn't as good as some Clubs who bids dont seem to have even met the so called "rules" is not good enough

That we have spent the last three years aspiring to something that has been dismissed in this way is disappointing, not just for our Club but for any other Championship team who might have similar aspirations

Michael Steele our Chairman has put a statement on the Club's web site at
http://www.halifaxrlfc.co.uk/article.php?id=5473

I suggest its worth reading

Our Club has four Directors none of us are millionaires as perhaps the RFL might prefer, but we all work for nothing, indeed it obviously costs us all a good deal of money to help run the Club. On days like these I have to say that putting the bid together cost a good deal of time effort and money and it seems to me as if it was all a complete waste of those three resources.

Its difficult right now to believe that I personally would want to go through this exercise again in three years and to be honest its a view that seems shared by several other Championship teams' officials, judging by the phone calls we have received today.

However I am a Halifax fan first and foremost. so it is disappointing to read on other forums that many of our fans have now said they will stop supporting Fax as a gesture to the RFL.

I'd rather show the RFL a different gesture, by winning the Grand Final! and just letting them see what they've missed by this decision.

So disappointed as we all are, hopefully tomorrow we can think again, get behind the team, and lets not make the RFLs decision seem justified

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Re: Super League thread

Postby AAS » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:22 am

Bourbon Rat wrote:
MENACING*STORM wrote:Just read the Crusaders are withdrawing their SL licence for 2012-14 due to financial mismanagement. :?

edited for accuracy :evil:

Their fans feel cheated twice.First by the guy who went belly up & now by their new owner who had rubbery figures in the franchise application that didn't stand up to close inspection.Wakefield Trinity are VERY lucky !! No matter how badly they play they are safe for the next three years ::)



Crusaders never should of been there in the first place. There is a Dozen club who are better to play in Super League than the crusaders

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Re: Super League thread

Postby Bourbon Rat » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:22 pm

And then we have the 'un-saintly' Mr Moore ::)
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Re: Super League thread

Postby Bourbon Rat » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:18 pm

Well it's Sunday eve & here I am awaiting 'the witching hour' since there are 3 ESL games on.
Warrington v Bradford - 1500,(midnight AEST)
Castleford v St Helens - 1530
Wakefield v Crusaders - 1530

And I can't find a live stream anywhere ? The bloke who usually the audio streams,(my secondary option) is on holidays as well :?
You'd think there would be interest in the Wakefield v Crusaders game at least given the dramas of the past week ? Whilst Cas is fighting to stay in contention for a finals spot & Saints.....................Well as a Wigan fan I have a personal interest in how their player pull up.
BTW - For Stormdolls & AAS - Widnes v Batley kicks off at midnight as well.
Good Luck ;)

Erm ? WHY am I up.............Well I just dropped my better half off at work,(last shift before she starts her holidays) & I'm not quite a third of the way into 15 weeks holiday :lol: Time for a 'refreshment' :twisted:
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Re: Super League thread

Postby Bourbon Rat » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:29 am

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Re: Super League thread

Postby Bourbon Rat » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:28 pm

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Re: Super League thread

Postby sallymay » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:00 am

Willie Isa signed a two year deal with the new promoted club Windies....good on him

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Re: Super League thread

Postby Bourbon Rat » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:25 am

sallymay wrote:Willie Isa signed a two year deal with the new promoted club Windies....good on him

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He's goin' ta play cricket in the Caribbean :lol:
Or did you mean Widnes Vikings
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Re: Super League thread

Postby sallymay » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:45 am

oops lol got the the n and the d wrong way round

Still 2 years with the widnies vikings will be good for willie

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Re: Super League thread

Postby Mattpoet » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:33 pm

then again, maybe the boy can bat...

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Re: Super League thread

Postby Bourbon Rat » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:44 pm

So - The Senior citizen :lol: is set to become a robin ?

Your thoughts TC ?
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Re: Super League thread

Postby TC » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:31 am

Bourbon Rat wrote:So - The Senior citizen :lol: is set to become a robin ?

Your thoughts TC ?


Good grief.
He certainly has 'experience'; you have to give him that. But he's been past his best for some time (and I always thought his best was over-rated anyway) and is a physical wreck these days. And, while he'd probably come cheap, there would be all those extra expenses; orthopedic football boots, wear and tear on wheelchairs etc.

So on the whole I think not. I'd rather bring through a promising kid than keep an old man's career on life support.
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Re: Super League thread

Postby Bourbon Rat » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:34 pm

The Vikings big gamble - Sione Kite
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Re: Super League thread

Postby sallymay » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:16 pm

the vikings have become a mini storm...willie isa hep cahill and sione kite

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Re: Super League thread

Postby Mattpoet » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:10 pm

and ben cross i think


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