Summer Musings (also known as keeping t'board ticking over)
Posted by: TykesRugby.co.uk (IP Logged)
Date: 26 June, 2020 08:45

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Re: Summer Musings (also known as keeping t'board ticking over)
Posted by: almostatyke (IP Logged)
Date: 26 June, 2020 09:14

Any news on Terry? Has he been furloughed (alongside Ronnie the Rhino)?

(Sm100)

Re: Summer Musings (also known as keeping t'board ticking over)
Posted by: WPL* (IP Logged)
Date: 26 June, 2020 10:00

At the last home match we did see one man and his dog there, it turns out the dog was chief pigeon scarer at Headingley.

Touch smaller than Terry so probably cheaper food bills and kit sizes.

Watch this space our new name will be Leeds Pugs so we can match the new mascot...

Re: Summer Musings (also known as keeping t'board ticking over)
Posted by: leemingtyke (IP Logged)
Date: 26 June, 2020 10:26

Thanks for making the effort to keep the board ticking over WPL, it's appreciated. I used to write the odd article myself but, as I can't find anything positive to say about Carnegie, I've decided I'm best off out of it!

Get the point about furloughed staff (as I understand it, you aren't allowed to to any work or your company whilst on furlough), but the Rhinos official website is ticking over. Getting on for 3 months now since anything was posted on ours. Absolutely standard, we whinge about it every year but nothing changes.

Anyway, enough of the negativity.

I see Bedford have announced a 'partnership' with Saints which at first glance would appear to make them Saints B. Just wondering what your thoughts might be on that? Bedford have said in the past that they're not interested in promotion at the moment so could it work for them?

Re: Summer Musings (also known as keeping t'board ticking over)
Posted by: leemingtyke (IP Logged)
Date: 26 June, 2020 10:31

Quote:
almostatyke
Any news on Terry? Has he been furloughed (alongside Ronnie the Rhino)?
(Sm100)

I don't think COVID affects dogs so Terry should be at work as normal!

Perhaps he could be taught to update the offy occasionally, even the odd 'woof' would be more eloquent than what we're currently getting!

Re: Summer Musings (also known as keeping t'board ticking over)
Posted by: WPL* (IP Logged)
Date: 26 June, 2020 12:13

Quote:
leemingtyke

I see Bedford have announced a 'partnership' with Saints which at first glance would appear to make them Saints B. Just wondering what your thoughts might be on that? Bedford have said in the past that they're not interested in promotion at the moment so could it work for them?

I think this is the most formal they have made it, for several years now they have had informal arrangements with Saints, Leicester and Saracens. I've seen several future England players given some game time while I have been down visiting the in laws (which seems to tie in with games for some reason).

From their geography they have always had close ties with saints, be it via a development squad (wanderers) or the annual Mobbs Memorial Match. The time when they had their last cup success it was with several ex-saints in the squad, Matt Allen, Jon Phillips for 2 (this happened to be on the same trip as we beat Bath in the final!)

I think this is the way forward for a lot of clubs. Remember before last season there was rumors of a link between ourselves and Sale - how true I'm not sure, I was a bit disappointed as Sale seem to have a conveyer belt of talent (Curry Brothers, James Brothers, Ross Harrison, Redpath Junior).
Leicester with Nottingham could be another. A few more and will the championship turn into a 'premiership B team' league - who knows, maybe that's the way most will survive.

As for our website, Oh I agree that it's frustrating, I think we've probably had a couple of articles in the YEP since it was updated. Yes the Rhino's is ticking over, though a lot is about the community work, re-showing old matches, interviews with squad members, we are currently in our off season, do we even have a squad. What can be said about ourselves and union at the moment in general, especially as maybe (hopefully) there are negotiations which can't be shared. A bit of news would be good though I agree.

Re: Summer Musings (also known as keeping t'board ticking over)
Posted by: leemingtyke (IP Logged)
Date: 26 June, 2020 14:12

I forgot about the tie in with Sarries. Think the likes of Mako Vunipola, Jamie George and Owen Farrell have all had game time on the slope in the past.

Regarding news from the club, my point is that it doesn't even have to be news. If negotiations are ongoing (regarding either players or location) then just they should just say that. But for crying out loud, when you've got as few remaining supporters as we have at least TRY and keep them engaged!! Let us know there's still a club there to support.

Re: Summer Musings (also known as keeping t'board ticking over)
Posted by: Carnegiette2 (IP Logged)
Date: 27 June, 2020 09:32

Iím in 2 minds about the lack of communication. Part of me is as frustrated as anyone- as has been said the Rhinos site is being updated regularly and the odd message for us should not be too difficult.

But on the other hand - with these unprecedented and worrying times thereís bigger things to worry about.

Still hope we hear something soon

Re: Summer Musings (also known as keeping t'board ticking over)
Posted by: Wildwillie (IP Logged)
Date: 27 June, 2020 11:14

Leeds Uni will be re-opening in September according to a lecturer I was talking to this week.

(Sm111)

Re: Summer Musings (also known as keeping t'board ticking over)
Posted by: Beeston Lion (IP Logged)
Date: 30 June, 2020 11:14

Nottingham have announced the signing of seven players and it appears these are the first of next seasons squad. They also relate looking for more players who are looking for rugby alongside full time employment.

Re: Summer Musings (also known as keeping t'board ticking over)
Posted by: almostatyke (IP Logged)
Date: 04 July, 2020 17:47

RFU proposals for next season (we are Tier 3 I think):

[www.englandrugby.com]

Re: Summer Musings (also known as keeping t'board ticking over)
Posted by: Wildwillie (IP Logged)
Date: 05 July, 2020 09:04

October is only 3 months away. Is that feasible? Nov 28 start seems more realistic to me .

Re: Summer Musings (also known as keeping t'board ticking over)
Posted by: Bobba (IP Logged)
Date: 06 July, 2020 14:36

More bright ideas from the RFU!

If any option, it surely has to be "window one". Anything else, in my opinion, is nonsense. I look forward to further updates from the RFU with trepidation!(Sm56)

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