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Ringfencing by any other name
The rugby world (well my part of it) has been rocked by news that the RFU are slashing funding for Championship clubs by 50% for the 2020/2021 season with no guarantees of funding after that.
A call to arms…
So the impact of Phil Davies feels like it is starting to take effect, certainly against Newcastle there seemed to be more basics done. Pick and drive, simple line out drills, don’t be afraid to kick… Yes there are still areas of improvement, some within control some most certainly outside, mainly around training 2 evenings a week and a Saturday morning.
Important games coming up...
Well that wasn’t a festive period I was expecting from the club, there is a lot of good news coming out from an otherwise bleak season. I’ve stated on posts here before I do have sympathy for Martyn Wood, he had a pretty thankless (if not impossible) task. The club have decided to go with Phil Davies which has brought a lot of positivity mixed in with strong hints to a name change.
What a difference a day makes!
It has been a long time since Tykes fans had anything to smile about. Things have been getting worse, on the field and off it for years. At the end the last decade many of us were in despair. The decade seemed to lead us on a massive downward spiral, from Premiership to rock bottom of the Championship with no money and a squad of plucky lads who are struggling to compete at this level.. Then just a few hours ago a small ray of sunshine broke through the storm clouds gathering over LS6. After years of bad news we got the one piece of news that is guaranteed to warm the cockles of the most embittered Tykes fan's heart.....
This week Carnegie has been branded the worst team in England. This accolade has been bestowed on us by none other than the Times newspaper. It is just what the lads needed at the start of the winter programme but is it deserved?
It's tough at the top.
The standard of rugby in the English Championship (2nd tier) has improved in recent years. This has coincided with the downward spiral of Leeds Carnegie both on and off the pitch.
The point is...
So there we go, we have our first point of the season in our third game! Not saying much is it, but to be honest, it’s more than I actually thought we would have at this stage.
So one game in…
So here we go, we’ve had our first non-preseason game. How did we do? I was pleasantly surprised, either we played very well or Bedford played poorly – given the lack of whinging that is normally directed to the ref if they don’t play so well then I’m going for we played well.
So far so good.?
Yorkshire Carnegie has played two games in the Championship Cup. Both have resulted in heavy defeats and the team has failed to score any points in either game. So the question is: Have we seen a glimpse of the future? Is this the way the season is going to be - a string of beatings week after week?
Team to play Nottingham
Yorkshire Carnegie has finally named the part time players who will represesent the club this season. Today Martyn Wood has announced his first team selection to face Nottingham in the cup tomorrow night.