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League Rugby => Durham & Northumberland One => Topic started by: Renegade on April 30, 2016, 07:30:07 PM

Title: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Renegade on April 30, 2016, 07:30:07 PM
With one team having to be level transferred over to Y1 because of two DN clubs being relegated down to level 7 who do we think it might be?

Can't be Boro as they have already had that fate or Acklam for the same reason (5y hiatus), the closest side geographically would be Barnard Castle?

That would be really hard to take if it was, going into DN1 would be a big enough challenge never mind Y1.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: No. 6 to Middlegate on April 30, 2016, 08:29:06 PM
Not sure if Stockton will be closer to several Yorkshire clubs than Barnard Castle. Stockton should be closer to Scarboro, Bridlington and Hullensians. Barney should be closer to North Ribblesdale. As for the other clubs I think there will have to be some careful maps and mileage checks done!

It is a bit daft having one or another 'true' Durham club transferred though while there are 2 'true' Yorkshire clubs in the DURHAM and Northumberland League.‎
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: atilla on May 01, 2016, 12:08:43 PM
The time period from a previous level transfer is 2 years, not 5.

Any 'Yorkshire' clubs in the D&N structure are considered to be part of the D&N structure once accepted. Their location alone has no sway when it comes to level transfer (except for the selection criteria laid out in Reg 13)

With regard to selection via distance, it is the total distance for journey's. A quick exercise on Google maps will bring up the likely candidates.
Stockton, Barney and Acklam might want to check it out.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: No. 6 to Middlegate on May 01, 2016, 01:51:48 PM
Thanks for the info on the 2 year rule. I assume Boro will be protected then.

If Acklam are back in the frame I think Stockton should be safe as Acklam were the club considered to have the Lowest Total Mileage when they were last forced into a Level Transfer (2013/14?).  Though admittedly the ‎make of the Y1 league will have changed a bit since then.  I'd also think Barney should be safe as well but haven't checked anything.  

Acklam will be delighted
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: atilla on May 01, 2016, 02:01:22 PM
Thanks for the info on the 2 year rule. I assume Boro will be protected then.

If Acklam are back in the frame I think Stockton should be safe as Acklam were the club considered to have the Lowest Total Mileage when they were last forced into a Level Transfer (2013/14?).  Though admittedly the ‎make of the Y1 league will have changed a bit since then.  I'd also think Barney should be safe as well but haven't checked anything. 

Acklam will be delighted
It would be ironic if it was Barney as the team they cried off against in the National Cup have also just won promotion to Y1.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Inspirational? on May 01, 2016, 02:21:43 PM
Boro were level transferred into DN1 last season so should go back, as happened to Acklam.
I am sure that it will be made more complicated than that though.

Boro are a Yorkshire club which is why they play in the Yorkshire Cup.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: atilla on May 01, 2016, 05:53:36 PM
Boro were level transferred into DN1 last season so should go back, as happened to Acklam.
I am sure that it will be made more complicated than that though.

Boro are a Yorkshire club which is why they play in the Yorkshire Cup.
So you've not read reg 13 then?
Unless Boro volunteer, they're not going to Yorkshire 1
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Silentassassin on May 01, 2016, 06:35:41 PM
We've been told that the 2 year rule only applies at the level you got level transferd at,  so as we were in level 8, we've only had 1 season at level 7.
Plus Stocktons new ground is apparently closer,  so if it comes down to milage it might work against them.

(d) Where two Clubs have an identical Lowest Total Mileage and
(subject to Regulation 13.2.11 (g)) a choice between those Clubs has
to be made the following will apply in sequence:
(i) Club(s) that competed in Season 2014-15 in the league to
be augmented in Season 2015-16 shall remain there for
another season; or
(ii) In the absence of any Club competing in the league to
be augmented, if one of the Clubs competed at a lower
league Level in Season 2014-15 then that Club shall be
asked if it wishes to take a Level Transfer, if not the Club
that competed at a higher league level shall be subjected
to the Level Transfer; or
(iii) If both Clubs competed at the same level in Season 2014-
15 then the Club with the Best Playing Record shall be
asked if it wishes to take a Level Transfer and if not, the
other Club shall be subject to the Level Transfer.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: No. 6 to Middlegate on May 01, 2016, 09:38:33 PM
We've been told that the 2 year rule only applies at the level you got level transferd at,  so as we were in level 8, we've only had 1 season at level 7.
Plus Stocktons new ground is apparently closer,  so if it comes down to milage it might work against them.

I couldn't see anything specific in Regulation 13 about the two year rule only applying at the level you got transferred at.  Can you provide the quote?  Just before the conditions you did quote there is a para that says "Note: This Regulation applies whether a Club has remained in the League following the Season or has been promoted or relegated into it pursuant to Regulation 13.2
.11 (b"

For the question of mileage I did a couple of sample tests of the following 4 clubs travelling to York Rugby club and Bradford Salem Rugby Club  using Bing Maps.  I don't claim it is accurate (for Bradford in particular I had to alter the route so they were similar) but these were the results.  If they are true and consistent I cannot see Stockton or Barney having the Lowest Total Mileage

Middlesbro RUFC to York = 43.9 miles
Acklam RUFC to York = 44.8 miles
Stockton RFC to York = 46.2 miles
Barnard Castle RFC to York = 57.6 miles

Middlesbro RUFC to Bradford = 67.1 miles
Acklam RUFC to Bradford = 68.0 miles
Stockton RFC to Bradford = 69.5 miles
Barnard Castle RFC to Bradford = 72.0 miles

I suspect secretaries at these clubs are doing something similar!

Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: whitbian on May 03, 2016, 03:42:12 PM
Middlesbrough and acklam are exempt so it leaves stockton or barney.

The fact is this will always going to happen as the yorkshire clubs in y1 are stronger look at the north one east is virtually all yorkshire. So next season if we have same scenario it will either or from stockton and barney or Guisborough if they get relegated.

Its whos turn is it next.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: No. 6 to Middlegate on May 03, 2016, 07:20:01 PM
I am not yet convinced that Middlesbrough or Acklam are ‎exempt. 

I think there may be doubts over Silent Assassin's assertion that Acklam are excluded as they have only played 1 season at Level 7 back in DN and a query over what Constituent Body or Divisional affiliation Middlesbrough actually belong to.

‎Happy for anyone to point out in Regulation 13 evidence to the contrary.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: MikeHenderson on May 04, 2016, 10:36:12 AM
Middlesbrough and acklam are exempt so it leaves stockton or barney.

The fact is this will always going to happen as the yorkshire clubs in y1 are stronger look at the north one east is virtually all yorkshire. So next season if we have same scenario it will either or from stockton and barney or Guisborough if they get relegated.

Its whos turn is it next.

I'm not sure that it's true that the Yorkshire sides dominate North One East as this year it was an even split with 7 teams from Durham Northumberland and 7 from Yorkshire so next year there will only be 8 Yorkshire teams due to the way promotion has worked. Yet again people assume Yorkshire rugby is streets ahead when in fact the only difference may be the money they are willing to pay!
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Onlooker on June 02, 2016, 04:00:58 PM
Any update on clubs being approached to move over to Yorkshire1?
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Zerpo on June 16, 2016, 08:21:36 AM
Is it true, Acklam to Yorkshire1  ??
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: mbrolad on June 16, 2016, 09:52:14 AM
where did you hear that??
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: John T on June 16, 2016, 10:58:41 AM
I've heard the same (from a reliable source) but understand an appeal will be/has been lodged hence the delay in the fixtures being announced🙂🙂
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: local player on June 16, 2016, 08:41:50 PM
Are Acklam not being shoved from 1 league system to another (with promotion & relagation)?????

could be wrong on this one mind.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Leaskie on June 17, 2016, 09:53:21 AM
I don't really understand all this. However, couldn't Barney or Hartlepool go into Yorkshire 1 then someone like Yarnbury or Selby come across ?
I remember playing both these sides at Westoe when we were climbing the leagues. At the time Selby had a very good young ten, possibly called Carl Patterson. Great away trips.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Badgerbear77 on June 17, 2016, 02:21:57 PM
Too right you don't understand it!!

What would sending a D & N club to Yorkshire and taking a Yorkshire club to D&N achieve?

I feel sorry for Acklam - its had an effect on them jumping into Y1 already so to make them do it again seems harsh. To me Middlesbrough are better equipped in terms of playing and financial resources to make that step (and nearly exactly the same distance).
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Carson21 on June 17, 2016, 02:40:48 PM
I don't really understand all this. However, couldn't Barney or Hartlepool go into Yorkshire 1 then someone like Yarnbury or Selby come across ?
I remember playing both these sides at Westoe when we were climbing the leagues. At the time Selby had a very good young ten, possibly called Carl Patterson. Great away trips.

Are you for real ? Why would Hartlepool go ? We have just been promoted to dn1 which we all know is a big jump from dn2 and Yorkshire 1 is an even bigger jump . It as also a far bigger journey every week.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Renegade on June 17, 2016, 04:01:33 PM
I se this thread re appear year after year and the problem never goes away.

The truth is if Yorkshire One needs another team then the only clubs who should be considered are the Yorkshire clubs who play in D & N because its convenient. At the moment that is Boro and Acklam, suggestions that any Durham clubs should move are ridiculous, they are Durham clubs playing in the Durham & Northumberland league system which is their own county league.

I agree its tough on Acklam or Boro but that's what happens when you are from a different county but play in a more convenient (geographically) league system.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Neil Roseberry on June 17, 2016, 04:47:48 PM
I don't really understand all this. However, couldn't Barney or Hartlepool go into Yorkshire 1 then someone like Yarnbury or Selby come across ?
I remember playing both these sides at Westoe when we were climbing the leagues. At the time Selby had a very good young ten, possibly called Carl Patterson. Great away trips.

Are you for real ? Why would Hartlepool go ? We have just been promoted to dn1 which we all know is a big jump from dn2 and Yorkshire 1 is an even bigger jump . It as also a far bigger journey every week.

... And the fact Hartlepool and Barney are a DURHAM clubs should rule them out of the equation.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Leaskie on June 17, 2016, 04:53:42 PM
Like I said I'm lost.

People are saying that Boro and Acklam can't transfer because they have done it before or something along those lines.

Other people are saying that it is Acklam.

All I was offering was my opinion. I don't know much about Eng geography but I think the teams I mentioned are south of where I live.

Sorry if it's a stupid thought, perhaps Stockton is a better option ?
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: atilla on June 17, 2016, 09:51:20 PM
I se this thread re appear year after year and the problem never goes away.

The truth is if Yorkshire One needs another team then the only clubs who should be considered are the Yorkshire clubs who play in D & N because its convenient. At the moment that is Boro and Acklam, suggestions that any Durham clubs should move are ridiculous, they are Durham clubs playing in the Durham & Northumberland league system which is their own county league.

I agree its tough on Acklam or Boro but that's what happens when you are from a different county but play in a more convenient (geographically) league system.
It's not the geographical location of a club that matters, it's which CB they belong to. Once a club has been accepted by another CB, then thats who they come under.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Silentassassin on June 17, 2016, 11:40:42 PM
Acklam have been affiliated with Durham and Northumberland  for years,  mboro changed there affiliation from Yorkshire to Durham 2016 ( I wonder why!!!!)
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: John T on June 18, 2016, 07:01:20 AM
Sillentassassin, can you confirm the present situation, have your club (Acklam) been told by the RFU that they are to level transfer ? And if so, is or has an appeal been lodged ?
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: atilla on June 18, 2016, 08:20:46 AM
Acklam have been affiliated with Durham and Northumberland  for years,  mboro changed there affiliation from Yorkshire to Durham 2016 ( I wonder why!!!!)
It doesn't give them any protection from level transfer.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Zerpo on June 18, 2016, 10:57:09 AM
I se this thread re appear year after year and the problem never goes away.

The truth is if Yorkshire One needs another team then the only clubs who should be considered are the Yorkshire clubs who play in D & N because its convenient. At the moment that is Boro and Acklam, suggestions that any Durham clubs should move are ridiculous, they are Durham clubs playing in the Durham & Northumberland league system which is their own county league.

I agree its tough on Acklam or Boro but that's what happens when you are from a different county but play in a more convenient (geographically) league system.

Renegade  - You have hit the nail on the head
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: atilla on June 18, 2016, 01:20:22 PM
I se this thread re appear year after year and the problem never goes away.

The truth is if Yorkshire One needs another team then the only clubs who should be considered are the Yorkshire clubs who play in D & N because its convenient. At the moment that is Boro and Acklam, suggestions that any Durham clubs should move are ridiculous, they are Durham clubs playing in the Durham & Northumberland league system which is their own county league.

I agree its tough on Acklam or Boro but that's what happens when you are from a different county but play in a more convenient (geographically) league system.

Renegade  - You have hit the nail on the head
Smacks of little Englander this.

No one has suddenly created new rules that work against teams up here in the North East.
I don't see anyone expressing sympathy for Penrith having to come across (again) every other week for N1E, or Sheffield having to travel down for their Midlands3 games.

Ironically most clubs seems only too happy to want to enter the National Cups which could mean serious travel. I say most but some clubs wave the white flag if they don't like the look of the Yorkshire competition.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Prioryman on June 22, 2016, 04:41:20 PM
It seems to me that the attitude of Durham clubs with respect to level transfer of clubs south of the river is " bugger you Jack, I'm alright" !
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: No. 6 to Middlegate on June 22, 2016, 06:01:34 PM
Prioryman. What do you think the attitude of clubs who are geographically in Durham should be and what practical actions do you think they should take in this matter?‎
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Badgerbear77 on June 23, 2016, 10:46:56 AM
I think Leaskie was onto something earlier, Why don't we transfer the whole of DN1 to Yorkshire 1 and the whole of Yorkshire 1 to DN1 - Problem solved!  :P

Seriously though... I think the answer is to just leave DN1 alone and Y1 can have an extra 2 weeks off... Maybe offer them an extra spot in the National cup so a Team can get back the additional fixtures.

Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Neil Roseberry on June 23, 2016, 11:35:38 AM
Good rational thinking there Dave... which is why the RFU won't consider it.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: olfaithful on June 23, 2016, 12:56:33 PM
I see people still seem to think that the leagues are "County RFU" based.
Nowhere else in England other than in RFU North are the league names County based, but are areas.
The names "Yorkshire" and "DN" are just convenient names.
Maybe if Y1 was renamed NESouth1 and DN1 became NENorth1or similar it would concentrate minds better ?

I see the Yorks 1 fixtures are out but with one "TBC" club although the DN1 is still to be published - must be an appeal going on.
Anyone know who - any names forthcoming ?
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: No. 6 to Middlegate on June 23, 2016, 03:07:56 PM
I see people still seem to think that the leagues are "County RFU" based.
Nowhere else in England other than in RFU North are the league names County based, but are areas.
The names "Yorkshire" and "DN" are just convenient names.
Maybe if Y1 was renamed NESouth1 and DN1 became NENorth1or similar it would concentrate minds better ?

I see the Yorks 1 fixtures are out but with one "TBC" club although the DN1 is still to be published - must be an appeal going on.
Anyone know who - any names forthcoming ?

It is not true that "Nowhere else in England other than in RFU North are the league names County based, but are areas".  The naming of leagues with old county boundaries seems to happen in all of the RFU divsions apart from the Midlands. 

The ongoing appeal is generally thought to be by Acklam. 
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Westovian on June 23, 2016, 03:15:28 PM
The England website has Acklam in the Y1 fixtures today!
Do not why we haven't got DN1 fixtures now then!
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Westovian on June 23, 2016, 03:19:41 PM
Well not sure what is going on!!!
Just been on England site and Acklam has been removed!
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: No. 6 to Middlegate on June 23, 2016, 03:20:32 PM
The England website has Acklam in the Y1 fixtures today!
Do not why we haven't got DN1 fixtures now then!

That's odd.  On the view I have Acklam are not named at all.  Nor is there a TBC team.  http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2016-2017/group/21289
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Prioryman on June 23, 2016, 03:38:57 PM
True the DN clubs can't do much, but maybe the structure should be changed as Ol' Faithful suggests.  In this case sides like York, Scarborough, Northallerton, Ripon, York RI  etc could be brought in with us. Or as suggested clubs in Y1 have a free week.  I just think this is unfair on Acklam, if it is Acklam to transfer.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: monkeytroll on June 23, 2016, 03:54:15 PM
lol, they've removed the fixtures but not Acklam from the table?

http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2016-2017/group/21289


Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: No. 6 to Middlegate on June 23, 2016, 04:23:22 PM
If it is Acklam to transfer that table is the best it is going to look all season  ;D

And it is a lot less unfair for Acklam to transfer than it would be Barney or Stockton. I think it should be Boro but there you go.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: atilla on June 23, 2016, 09:03:27 PM
I think Leaskie was onto something earlier, Why don't we transfer the whole of DN1 to Yorkshire 1 and the whole of Yorkshire 1 to DN1 - Problem solved!  :P

Seriously though... I think the answer is to just leave DN1 alone and Y1 can have an extra 2 weeks off... Maybe offer them an extra spot in the National cup so a Team can get back the additional fixtures.
Why not build a wall around the County boundary and really keep things local.

All this moaning stems from the results of two matches at the end of the season. If results had gone the other way the likelihood was that Scarborough would be in DN1.
They publicly accepted the reality of having to transfer if required.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Badgerbear77 on June 24, 2016, 08:50:43 AM
Maybe we should have a referendum!..........

I think the main issue is the travels. its hard enough getting sides out week in week out without travel coming into the equation for lots of lads who work and have young families, often why they pick to play amateur rugby locally because they cant commit to losing a full Saturday every other week.

well known there are some financial incentives in and around Yorkshire so its easier for them maybe?
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: local player on June 24, 2016, 09:04:23 PM
Whats the problem in having a league with odd number of teams in it?

Its already in place in DN3.

Just relegate/promote the team in question to the league it geographically should be in.

It wont be long before the league is sorted again-just look at the number of level transfers we have had over the years-every time teams get shoved in leagues they shouldnt be in just to get moved out again (in some cases).

Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: atilla on June 25, 2016, 04:53:23 PM
Whats the problem in having a league with odd number of teams in it?

Its already in place in DN3.

Just relegate/promote the team in question to the league it geographically should be in.

It wont be long before the league is sorted again-just look at the number of level transfers we have had over the years-every time teams get shoved in leagues they shouldnt be in just to get moved out again (in some cases).
So you won't mind explaining how a 15 team league will fit in all the fixtures?
Don't forget the cup matches, including National.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: local player on June 25, 2016, 07:50:10 PM
Atilla-its 1 extra team so 2 extra fixtures, i know the fixture list is already crowded but as a player i would rather take 2 more games than all the travel......take your choice

Didnt mind explaining at all......



Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: atilla on June 26, 2016, 09:21:00 AM
But the schedules don't allow for it.
Besides, the rules and regulations are issued......but because some now don't like the outcome they want to ignore the process.

A bit like clubs taking up the offer of a place in the National Cups then blogging on the fixtures. Ironically one of them, BC, getting themselves entered into the level transfer argument.

If people are unhappy with the current regulations they should take it up with their CB representative and let them know the strength of feeling on the subject.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Neil Roseberry on June 26, 2016, 12:53:27 PM
The reason there is an odd number of teams in DN3 is because all of the leagues above them have been evened up. So if this was to be applicable in the Yorkshire league set up from Y1-Y5 maybe there'd be no need for level transfers.

Just a thought from a humble man at Level 9.  ;)
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: stuartdm on June 27, 2016, 12:21:50 AM
Atilla-its 1 extra team so 2 extra fixtures, i know the fixture list is already crowded but as a player i would rather take 2 more games than all the travel......take your choice

Didnt mind explaining at all......

It's 2 extra fixtures, but 4 extra league Saturday's because each week there will be one team without a game.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: atilla on June 27, 2016, 08:30:00 AM
Atilla-its 1 extra team so 2 extra fixtures, i know the fixture list is already crowded but as a player i would rather take 2 more games than all the travel......take your choice

Didnt mind explaining at all......

It's 2 extra fixtures, but 4 extra league Saturday's because each week there will be one team without a game.
And the RFU have tried every fiddle and cheat they can think of to reduce the leagues down to 12 teams so the chances of them letting them drift up to 15 or more are slim indeed.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: jimm101 on July 06, 2016, 04:07:22 PM
When is the appeal hearing for Acklam? Does anyone give them a chance of success? D&N1 are the only fixtures not out yet in our region.

RFU official website has Acklam in Y1 league....
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Silentassassin on July 06, 2016, 05:30:53 PM
Appeal was Monday,  we find out on Friday the outcome.
We're not getting our hopes up!!
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Silentassassin on July 08, 2016, 12:19:07 PM
Appeal failed.... Looking forward to a tough season in y1,  and a few good bus trips ☺️.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: monkeytroll on July 08, 2016, 06:16:04 PM
sorry to hear that - back onto the merry go round  - good luck - always enjoyed playing against Acklam
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Leaskie on July 08, 2016, 08:00:21 PM
Hospitality was fantastic at our match this season (incl the called off game) Great atmosphere at the club, some good players as well so hopefully you get stuck in ! Great opportunity to play in a very competitive league week in week out.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Prioryman on July 10, 2016, 06:07:58 PM
Best of luck for the season Ack.  Why the RFU couldn't have just relegated one from Y1, who knows.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Neil Roseberry on July 10, 2016, 07:45:54 PM
Good luck Acklam. Hope to see you back in DN leagues soon.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: TheGuv on July 12, 2016, 06:25:21 PM
Tough luck Acklam. I felt that you were shafted 3 years ago but look at how you're fairing in comparison to the side that asked not to be transferred...

I feel for you again this time. Its as if the RFU are fundamentally incorrigible - to the despair of many clubs.

Hopefully you'll be stronger than the last time you were there. We're all backing you!
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Neil Roseberry on July 13, 2016, 12:12:26 PM
Well said Guv. l think its fair to say, thats a sentiment the vast majority of us will share right now. It just goes to show how little we all matter to the powers that be. At the end of the day, we're all tiny fish in a big pond... its just a case of trying to avoid the attention of the bigger fish who don't give a shit what we taste like, but continue to gobble us up regardless.
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: borodunny on July 18, 2016, 01:32:40 PM
Thanks Guys, we wouldn't wish a level transfer on anyone but twice in short succession is a bit of a kick in the teeth, different league for 5 or 6 years in a row for us I think? DN 2, DN1, Y1, DN2, DN1, Y1 and hopefully DN1 next year.

Not bothered by the challenge and the guys over in Yorkshire are very hospitable, indeed we adopted the regular buffet many of you have feasted on :) but the travel can get a bit tedious. Hopefully we will give a better account of ourselves this time round and I look forward to playing you the season after (injuries pending :) )
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Drunkon Rock on July 20, 2016, 09:00:22 AM
Good luck from the old Rock farts, we hope you do well in that Yarkshire
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Riddler on July 20, 2016, 12:15:32 PM
Good luck Acklam. You've got our support!
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: Slam on July 20, 2016, 02:45:36 PM
Fingers crossed you fare better. Show Y1 that DN1 is a good league!
Title: Re: Level Transfer to Y1?
Post by: TheGuv on August 30, 2016, 06:30:27 PM
How did Acklam get on in the Yorkshire Shield game?

Good luck for the upcoming season from all here on DN Rugby!