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07 Mar 2018 20:22 #1 by CCU
Carlisle Rugby League Reunion was created by CCU
Being organised seemingly for anyone interested.


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08 Mar 2018 00:20 #2 by Urban Designer
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How about organising a new side - we were mid table level 2m for years with crowds of 500 plus

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09 Mar 2018 08:13 #3 by CCU
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Be very hard to do now UD...

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09 Mar 2018 08:22 #4 by heilkmoon
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Superb badge. "Once we realised the letters R and L are adjacent to each other in Carlisle, it all just fell into place"

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09 Mar 2018 10:27 #5 by Lazarus
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They had crowds over 2000 in the early heady days. Speaking of RL, does Steve Brirley still get down to BP? Is there still an amateur Carlisle RL league? Played against Steve a few times in the old Carlisle league.

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09 Mar 2018 13:36 #6 by franksidebottom
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Lazarus wrote: They had crowds over 2000 in the early heady days. Speaking of RL, does Steve Brirley still get down to BP? Is there still an amateur Carlisle RL league? Played against Steve a few times in the old Carlisle league.


More likely to see Beast at Elland Rd than BP. The Carlisle RL league is long gone.

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09 Mar 2018 15:39 #7 by lbtufty
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Surely a Releague, not a Reunion?

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09 Mar 2018 17:52 #8 by Frankie
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Only watched a few games in early days, good days out. Anybody remember the players who played in the first two or three seasons, can remember somebody called KA from Yorkshire, Atkinson? and couple of ex Workington town players, think one was called smith and another Risman.

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09 Mar 2018 17:53 #9 by Frankie
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Predictive text. Should read KA from York’s.

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09 Mar 2018 17:53 #10 by Frankie
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I give up!!!!

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09 Mar 2018 18:14 #11 by Profpieman
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www.totalrl.com/forums/index.php?/topic/...to-carlisle-rl-club/


Link to R.L.forum for Carlisle fans, bound to bring back a few memories.

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09 Mar 2018 18:15 #12 by carlisleunited
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John Atkinson maybe. Winger, ex Leeds and Great Britain international.

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09 Mar 2018 20:52 - 09 Mar 2018 20:59 #13 by SeepBladder
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Keith A-G-A-R.

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10 Mar 2018 08:50 - 10 Mar 2018 08:55 #14 by Lazarus
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Lazarus wrote: They had crowds over 2000 in the early heady days. Speaking of RL, does Steve Brirley still get down to BP? Is there still an amateur Carlisle RL league? Played against Steve a few times in the old Carlisle league.


More likely to see Beast at Elland Rd than BP. The Carlisle RL league is long gone.


Leeds fan huh - tragic! Surprised the Carlisle league folded like, plenty of teams yrs back.
John Risman you're thinking of. Thanks for the info. Frank.
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10 Mar 2018 10:31 #15 by SeepBladder
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SeepBladder wrote: Keith A-G-A-R.


Sorry, it was Alan A-G-A-R. Getting my Agars mixed up.

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10 Mar 2018 14:08 #16 by Zebby
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Didn't Mick Morgan score 20 tries playing prop forward that first year or was it later season

My favourite all time raider was Kevin Pape,Barry Williams was brilliant when he wanted to be,Simon Knox,Nitro,Brad Hepi loads of really good players came and went

That squad put together originally just needed some modest investment after promotion as promised and KA I'm sure could have kept us up as it was he walked due to lack of funds still enjoyed that season in top flight

I loved my Sundays those years ....better days out than the footy

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10 Mar 2018 15:06 #17 by mojo
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Zebby wrote: Didn't Mick Morgan score 20 tries playing prop forward that first year or was it later season

My favourite all time raider was Kevin Pape,Barry Williams was brilliant when he wanted to be,Simon Knox,Nitro,Brad Hepi loads of really good players came and went

That squad put together originally just needed some modest investment after promotion as promised and KA I'm sure could have kept us up as it was he walked due to lack of funds still enjoyed that season in top flight

I loved my Sundays those years ....better days out than the footy


me too. mick morgan won man of steel that year.
some good players back then. dean bell, ian bell, clayton friend, wally youngman, was he a copper? nigel Stephenson, the best sidestep ever. often sold a dummy to the entire defensive line. joe bardgett and his record distance try. good memories.

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10 Mar 2018 15:17 #18 by carlisleunited
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Pretty sure the first game I attended there was nearly 6000 there.

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10 Mar 2018 15:24 #19 by mojo
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when they played at BP, they used to get decent crowds.
except when Cumbria hosted the Wallabies, Mal Meninga et al. place was packed, shoulder to shoulder and they announced 4800-ish to howls of laughter in the ground. creative accountancy back then too.

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10 Mar 2018 16:00 #20 by Zebby
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mojo wrote:

Zebby wrote: Didn't Mick Morgan score 20 tries playing prop forward that first year or was it later season

My favourite all time raider was Kevin Pape,Barry Williams was brilliant when he wanted to be,Simon Knox,Nitro,Brad Hepi loads of really good players came and went

That squad put together originally just needed some modest investment after promotion as promised and KA I'm sure could have kept us up as it was he walked due to lack of funds still enjoyed that season in top flight

I loved my Sundays those years ....better days out than the footy


me too. mick morgan won man of steel that year.
some good players back then. dean bell, ian bell, clayton friend, wally youngman, was he a copper? nigel Stephenson, the best sidestep ever. often sold a dummy to the entire defensive line. joe bardgett and his record distance try. good memories.


Yea Young man was a copper with a very strange running technique with ball very upright if I remember Crowther was a good hooker too a bit later remember Vickers at full back used to kick goals for fun often from half way.not the best of players mind

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10 Mar 2018 16:02 #21 by Zebby
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Remember this a bit grainy mind

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10 Mar 2018 16:15 #22 by Dancingbear
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Watched Town a few times at Gilford Park. Great derbies when both had good teams. Was delighted when we signed Brad Hepi used to love the way he played.

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10 Mar 2018 21:03 #23 by mojo
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Zebby wrote:

mojo wrote:

Zebby wrote: Didn't Mick Morgan score 20 tries playing prop forward that first year or was it later season

My favourite all time raider was Kevin Pape,Barry Williams was brilliant when he wanted to be,Simon Knox,Nitro,Brad Hepi loads of really good players came and went

That squad put together originally just needed some modest investment after promotion as promised and KA I'm sure could have kept us up as it was he walked due to lack of funds still enjoyed that season in top flight

I loved my Sundays those years ....better days out than the footy


me too. mick morgan won man of steel that year.
some good players back then. dean bell, ian bell, clayton friend, wally youngman, was he a copper? nigel Stephenson, the best sidestep ever. often sold a dummy to the entire defensive line. joe bardgett and his record distance try. good memories.


Yea Young man was a copper with a very strange running technique with ball very upright if I remember Crowther was a good hooker too a bit later remember Vickers at full back used to kick goals for fun often from half way.not the best of players mind


andy Vickers? was he the young lad? looked a bit like rick Astley? too lightweight and not committed enough for a full back but could kick goals from anywhere. remember Jimmy Birts at fullback later too, he was a bit more radge and a bit of a joker but a better fullback.

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10 Mar 2018 21:06 #24 by carlisleunited
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mojo wrote:

Zebby wrote:

mojo wrote:

Zebby wrote: Didn't Mick Morgan score 20 tries playing prop forward that first year or was it later season

My favourite all time raider was Kevin Pape,Barry Williams was brilliant when he wanted to be,Simon Knox,Nitro,Brad Hepi loads of really good players came and went

That squad put together originally just needed some modest investment after promotion as promised and KA I'm sure could have kept us up as it was he walked due to lack of funds still enjoyed that season in top flight

I loved my Sundays those years ....better days out than the footy


me too. mick morgan won man of steel that year.
some good players back then. dean bell, ian bell, clayton friend, wally youngman, was he a copper? nigel Stephenson, the best sidestep ever. often sold a dummy to the entire defensive line. joe bardgett and his record distance try. good memories.


Yea Young man was a copper with a very strange running technique with ball very upright if I remember Crowther was a good hooker too a bit later remember Vickers at full back used to kick goals for fun often from half way.not the best of players mind


andy Vickers? was he the young lad? looked a bit like rick Astley? too lightweight and not committed enough for a full back but could kick goals from anywhere. remember Jimmy Birts at fullback later too, he was a bit more radge and a bit of a joker but a better fullback.


Jimmy Birts (RIP) was definitely a better full back but Barry Vickers could kick from anywhere on the park.
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10 Mar 2018 21:30 #25 by Zebby
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And who could forget Dennis Boyd....legendary

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10 Mar 2018 21:41 #26 by mojo
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carlisleunited wrote:

mojo wrote:

Zebby wrote:

mojo wrote:

Zebby wrote: Didn't Mick Morgan score 20 tries playing prop forward that first year or was it later season

My favourite all time raider was Kevin Pape,Barry Williams was brilliant when he wanted to be,Simon Knox,Nitro,Brad Hepi loads of really good players came and went

That squad put together originally just needed some modest investment after promotion as promised and KA I'm sure could have kept us up as it was he walked due to lack of funds still enjoyed that season in top flight

I loved my Sundays those years ....better days out than the footy


me too. mick morgan won man of steel that year.
some good players back then. dean bell, ian bell, clayton friend, wally youngman, was he a copper? nigel Stephenson, the best sidestep ever. often sold a dummy to the entire defensive line. joe bardgett and his record distance try. good memories.


Yea Young man was a copper with a very strange running technique with ball very upright if I remember Crowther was a good hooker too a bit later remember Vickers at full back used to kick goals for fun often from half way.not the best of players mind


andy Vickers? was he the young lad? looked a bit like rick Astley? too lightweight and not committed enough for a full back but could kick goals from anywhere. remember Jimmy Birts at fullback later too, he was a bit more radge and a bit of a joker but a better fullback.


Jimmy Birts (RIP) was definitely a better full back but Barry Vickers could kick from anywhere on the park.


Barry Vickers? who am I thinking of then? sure there was a young lad called andy who was a brilliant goal kicker but was a bit lightweight. whenever the physio came on for him, we would always say he was bringing him a comb and mirror.

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10 Mar 2018 21:45 #27 by mojo
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who was the older guy playing prop? jimmy Thompson? and the big aussie prop or 2nd rower who would always slip bardget the ball for a quick getaway?

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10 Mar 2018 21:46 #28 by mojo
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mojo wrote:

carlisleunited wrote:

mojo wrote:

Zebby wrote:

mojo wrote:

Zebby wrote: Didn't Mick Morgan score 20 tries playing prop forward that first year or was it later season

My favourite all time raider was Kevin Pape,Barry Williams was brilliant when he wanted to be,Simon Knox,Nitro,Brad Hepi loads of really good players came and went

That squad put together originally just needed some modest investment after promotion as promised and KA I'm sure could have kept us up as it was he walked due to lack of funds still enjoyed that season in top flight

I loved my Sundays those years ....better days out than the footy


me too. mick morgan won man of steel that year.
some good players back then. dean bell, ian bell, clayton friend, wally youngman, was he a copper? nigel Stephenson, the best sidestep ever. often sold a dummy to the entire defensive line. joe bardgett and his record distance try. good memories.


Yea Young man was a copper with a very strange running technique with ball very upright if I remember Crowther was a good hooker too a bit later remember Vickers at full back used to kick goals for fun often from half way.not the best of players mind


andy Vickers? was he the young lad? looked a bit like rick Astley? too lightweight and not committed enough for a full back but could kick goals from anywhere. remember Jimmy Birts at fullback later too, he was a bit more radge and a bit of a joker but a better fullback.


Jimmy Birts (RIP) was definitely a better full back but Barry Vickers could kick from anywhere on the park.


Barry Vickers? who am I thinking of then? sure there was a young lad called andy who was a brilliant goal kicker but was a bit lightweight. whenever the physio came on for him, we would always say he was bringing him a comb and mirror.


just come back to me, Andy Newton.

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10 Mar 2018 21:47 - 10 Mar 2018 21:48 #29 by carlisleunited
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mojo wrote:

carlisleunited wrote:

mojo wrote:

Zebby wrote:

mojo wrote:

Zebby wrote: Didn't Mick Morgan score 20 tries playing prop forward that first year or was it later season

My favourite all time raider was Kevin Pape,Barry Williams was brilliant when he wanted to be,Simon Knox,Nitro,Brad Hepi loads of really good players came and went

That squad put together originally just needed some modest investment after promotion as promised and KA I'm sure could have kept us up as it was he walked due to lack of funds still enjoyed that season in top flight

I loved my Sundays those years ....better days out than the footy


me too. mick morgan won man of steel that year.
some good players back then. dean bell, ian bell, clayton friend, wally youngman, was he a copper? nigel Stephenson, the best sidestep ever. often sold a dummy to the entire defensive line. joe bardgett and his record distance try. good memories.


Yea Young man was a copper with a very strange running technique with ball very upright if I remember Crowther was a good hooker too a bit later remember Vickers at full back used to kick goals for fun often from half way.not the best of players mind


andy Vickers? was he the young lad? looked a bit like rick Astley? too lightweight and not committed enough for a full back but could kick goals from anywhere. remember Jimmy Birts at fullback later too, he was a bit more radge and a bit of a joker but a better fullback.


Jimmy Birts (RIP) was definitely a better full back but Barry Vickers could kick from anywhere on the park.


Barry Vickers? who am I thinking of then? sure there was a young lad called andy who was a brilliant goal kicker but was a bit lightweight. whenever the physio came on for him, we would always say he was bringing him a comb and mirror.


That was Andy Newton. No good as a winger but boy , could he kick a ball.

Anyone remember Jimmy Thompson?
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10 Mar 2018 22:24 #30 by Zebby
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Yea Andy Newton in the team for his kicking watched him tackle himself once with line at his mercy and away in the clear....actually hilarious although frustrating

Enjoying this thread blasts from the past I struggle with names at best of times though


Gary Schubert was a top player didn't he play for town too Sammy Sanderson

Big kiwi lad remember playing in the Cameron bell era called White ? Must have been 16 stone playing wing and losing the plot against Leigh but scoring a hot trick never seen a player so wound up that day

I remember going to Leeds one Sunday for a challenge cup game on hired coach with Dalston rugby club I think Harry Pinner scored we played well but lost I missed the coach home and got home Monday lunch time very rough

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11 Mar 2018 00:00 #31 by Dancingbear
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Gary Schubert is the manager at Workington leisure centre these days unless he’s left recently!!!

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13 Mar 2018 19:20 #32 by Profpieman
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Anyone see Marwan Koukash comments? Whats a new team in Cumbria. Hope its Carlisle. In fact if I was Cufc I'd be on the phone asking if they fancy going halves on a new ground.

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13 Mar 2018 19:43 #33 by NORTHERNSOUL
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Profpieman wrote: Anyone see Marwan Koukash comments? Whats a new team in Cumbria. Hope its Carlisle. In fact if I was Cufc I'd be on the phone asking if they fancy going halves on a new ground.


Aye made a great job of Salford, didn't he ? but then again he did scam the council into building a new stadium and then got them to pay for it. So maybe he is just what we're looking for

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13 Mar 2018 19:52 #34 by Profpieman
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Didnt think he had done a bad job at Salford, but Im not in the know like you pal

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13 Mar 2018 20:06 #35 by NORTHERNSOUL
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Profpieman wrote: Didnt think he had done a bad job at Salford, but Im not in the know like you pal


Well when he put them up for sale 8 people looked at the books and all ran away. In the end he gave it away to the Fans along with the money to fund it for a year

Big question is what happens next year when they have to start paying the bills. No doubt sell the ground to the sharks and become their tenants they should have stayed at the willows a proper rugby ground with a guaranteed income stream.

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14 Mar 2018 00:43 #36 by Zebby
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The thing is Barry,he tried and he invested money into Salford and he signed some decent players in his time and genuinely tried to sign some truly world class players....they were in the shit when he came and are in a healthier position than before he arrived...the previous owners built one of the worst grounds in sport for access and after years of planning a move had to virtually give it to Sale RL

It's up to the fans now I suppose fingers crossed for them

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14 Mar 2018 10:08 - 14 Mar 2018 10:13 #37 by NORTHERNSOUL
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Zebby wrote: The thing is Barry,he tried and he invested money into Salford and he signed some decent players in his time and genuinely tried to sign some truly world class players....they were in the shit when he came and are in a healthier position than before he arrived...the previous owners built one of the worst grounds in sport for access and after years of planning a move had to virtually give it to Sale RL

It's up to the fans now I suppose fingers crossed for them


I.m not saying he didn't put money in and yes he brought in World class players but in RL that's just money down the drain when they walk away laughing onto their next paycheque.

If he.d really had the good of the club at heart hed of taken up the councils offer over the ground instead of trying to be clever and using the money for what amounted to self-promotion and if hed put a fraction of the money he spent into becoming RL.s number one academy for the development of younger players he could of secured Salfords future for decades.

The problem with RL is there's four teams too many of a size to compete at the top level but the RL wont accept the answer is a larger league if they did that you would do away with the absolute panic of being relegated because clubs would know that if they went down they would almost certainly come back up and as a reward to teams in the league below if they meet all the criteria they would be given the golden ticket that Leigh should of been given last year to help them re establish as a top league club who should of been the model for Kukash to follow at Salford.

I know a number of Salford fans and not one of them think the stadium move was a good idea but having moved any number of opportunities were missed like getting Salford City in there to save building a new ground and doing that deal with the council that gave them any number of ways of exploiting Sharks lack of a ground but now theyre left with the one option that wont help them long term.

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14 Mar 2018 10:48 #38 by Zebby
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The trouble with a larger league Barry is far to many non competitive games...I also think Koukash was terribly advised he admits he knew little of the game and I think Salford was a bad choice of club imo he should have invested in a Rugby town say Featherstone his choice of coaches was a bit uninspiring he should have gone for a top up and coming coach not just a bloke like Brian Noble that just wants to splash the cash then Harris bloody awful appointments

That said he ruffled a lot of feathers in RL Headquarters and tried to bring the very best players over here we all know the salary cap is a joke, he would have won things at Salford or come very close Wigan and Saints fans I know were dead against him but only because he wanted to spend on the very best players but whether he could ever make a lesser rugby area sustainable I very much doubt

He is a loss to Rugby League because there isn't a lot blokes with money lining up to invest in the game

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14 Mar 2018 12:18 - 14 Mar 2018 12:18 #39 by Dancingbear
Replied by Dancingbear on topic Carlisle Rugby League Reunion
All upping the salary cap would have done is put clubs further in debt. Salford weren’t in a break even position far from it so shelling out a lot more money would have the effect of either bankrupting clubs or making the league far less competitive.

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28 Mar 2018 18:37 #40 by Dancingbear
Replied by Dancingbear on topic Carlisle Rugby League Reunion
One of your old legends here


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