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Offline Prioryman

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Re: Guisborough back in DN1
« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2017, 04:02:07 PM »
I'm with atilla. I think a lot of the dn clubs are desperate to get rid of us to Yorkshire.  To say as some do that Yorkshire clubs are in dn leagues as a courtesy is nonsense,  years ago we opted for the dn leagues to cut travel costs and historically most of our fixtures were with clubs north of Tees.If Guis were in Yorkshire leagues we would be playing in Hull, Halifax, Doncaster, Keighley.  Do realise how far those trips are ?  Our problems in North One last season were caused by an horrific long term injury list to key players but also to unavailabilities due to work.  You try going to Doncaster with half a side.

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Re: Guisborough back in DN1
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2017, 05:29:28 PM »
This topic is an annual situation for what looks like the same 4 clubs Prioryman, Acklam, Boro, Redcar and yourselves as you are the 4 sides who go between DN2/1 and Y1 every year and are consistently around levels 6/7/8. How you are ever expected to get consistency or retain players when you don't know which league you're in every season would test most clubs.

I have fond memories of all 4 clubs and don't think you should be pushed into "Yorkshire" just debating the annual troubles of the 4 clubs who annually have to operate with an axe above your heads.

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Re: Guisborough back in DN1
« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2017, 12:55:50 PM »
l'm all for North Yorkshire teams competing in the DN league system and have many fond memories of games (followed by raucous nights out) in Whitby, Guisborough, Wensleydale, Northallerton then closer to home at Redcar, Guisborough and Middlesbrough.

A quick way to cut out the arguments and promote a sense of belonging and unity would be to rebrand to Durham, Northumberland and North Yorkshire. At least that way we'd all be getting what was written on the tin.

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Re: Guisborough back in DN1
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2017, 06:09:02 PM »
A view from over the hill .........Penrith were asked if they wanted to stay in N1E as 2 clubs ,Carlisle and Douglas (Isle of Man ) gained promotion . At the same time Stockport, Waterloo and Cleckheaton were relegated . So even though Kirkby Lonsdale and Birkenhead Park went up into Premier 3 North (BP beat Penrith in the play off) there was always going to be too many teams Also Coming down into Premier 3 North were Preston Grasshoppers.
In terms of distance Penrith have always had to travel . South Yorkshire and Humberside is a nice run out and we'll have the pleasure of going to Bridlington for a day out and some nice fish and chips . It's no worse than having to go to South Manchester and we've had some good games in the North East and met some new teams and had some great hospitality.
Looking at other postings regarding fixtures at lower levels, the Cumbria 2 league which consists of mostly second and Junior first teams only managed to fulfil 59 games out of a potential 244. Some of the West Coast teams get a nose bleed if they have to travel east of Cockermouth!
Consequently Penrith 2 play their rugby in the North West Intermediate leagues in Lancashire and Manchester so they have to travel every other Saturday . Their local derby was Carnforth 1st ... that's only a 80 mile round trip!
And as for the County Cup don't get me started . The final was between Carlisle and St Benedicts. Bennies managed to get to the final without playing a game. Their opponents couldn't be bothered with cancellations and dis agreements over who to play when ,where and when. County Cup Rugby in Cumbria is a joke.. a lot of people think it's not worth the hassle.
Anyway , back to looking at the Lakeland summer which has eliminated all risk of a drought
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« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2017, 06:32:51 PM »
In the years prior to league rugby Stockton's first away trip of the season was always the first and second teams going to Penrith and on several occasions we speleothems in either the stand or the Clubhouse in order to play in the Penrith sevens the next day. We had some tremendous nights out over the years and Pen always used to return the favour with a beer sodden end of season trip to Stockton, happy days.

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« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2017, 03:27:53 PM »
Happy days indeed Teesidewire, it was a right of passage visiting Stockton last game of season . Usually ended up in some nightclub in Stockton or the TopHat Club?? in Spennymore. Eventually arrived home some time on Sunday .
Classic example... they wouldn't let Willie Mounsey into the nightclub because he had a red face (he was a farmer) .. said he'd been fighting!

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« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2017, 05:32:56 PM »
So will Guisborough be hoping to avoid promotion this season if travelling around Yorkshire is too much for them?

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« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2017, 10:49:18 PM »
It would appear so......over to Guisborough to answer.

Suspect they'll be aiming for third place or lower ha ha.

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« Reply #38 on: June 16, 2017, 12:52:05 PM »
It's all to difficult ....We'll just show up and see how it goes ;)
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  And treat those two impostors just the same...'