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    Posted: 21 Apr 2011 at 21:32
There is obviously the Yorkshire v Lancashire county Championship game which is contested each year but is there an annual fixture between the winner of the Lancashire cup (Fylde this year) and the winner of the Yorkshire Cup (to be contested between Hull and Huddersfield)?
 
With Flyde already promoted and Hull and Huddersfield due to be in N2N next season that a pre season friendly between Fylde and Hull or Huddersfield depending who wins would be a good competitive warm up match for next season.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2011 at 21:37
I presume Wharfedale sent their second team on Wednesday night?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2011 at 22:09
That's a good idea pkrwiz111! I'll pass your idea on to Mark Nelson.

Fylde can't claim too much credit for retaining the Lancashire Cup this season. They had a competitive and useful 1st round tie in last August against Hoppers which they shaded. The subsequent tie against Manchester due to be held at the Woodlands was called off because the visitors couldn't raise a team.

Just a few days before the scheduled Easter Monday final between Fylde & Rossendale at Hoppers, the N3N club pulled out for the same reason. They say that their two league games on successive Saturdays prevent them playing the final. I don't think we are terribly pleased with this action and I imagine Hoppers, as hosts who would take the bar and catering income, aren't too chuffed either.

It does make a mockery of the competition.
 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2011 at 22:21
FYLDE for  the spelling pedants have not won the cup yet they play Rossendale on Monday in the final
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2011 at 22:23
Sorry no they dont...............
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr 2011 at 08:25
The Cup competition is a total mockery, OK Hoppers may not be too pleased at lost revenue, with Rossendale withdrawing from the final, but in fairness they only got there because they beat an out an out Sedgley Park second team, Manchester failed to raise a team against Fylde and at the end of the day Rossendale have a mathematical chance of a play-off spot if they win their last two league games. What's more important a Mickey Mouse trophy or doubtful but possible promotion.?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr 2011 at 08:43
Originally posted by loftylocke loftylocke wrote:

The Cup competition is a total mockery ... What's more important a Mickey Mouse trophy or doubtful but possible promotion.?


So why bother entering it then? If a club thinks the competition is a joke then they shouldn't get involved in the first place. Haven't Rossendale got a 2nd team? I know what I would do if I was on the Lancs RFU executive.

Come on Chester! Get that N3N play-off place!
 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr 2011 at 15:58
Originally posted by Allan Foster Allan Foster wrote:

Originally posted by loftylocke loftylocke wrote:

The Cup competition is a total mockery ... What's more important a Mickey Mouse trophy or doubtful but possible promotion.?


So why bother entering it then? If a club thinks the competition is a joke then they shouldn't get involved in the first place. Haven't Rossendale got a 2nd team? I know what I would do if I was on the Lancs RFU executive.

Come on Chester! Get that N3N play-off place!
 

 
Now now, Allan ..... calm down! Not good for a guy of your age to get so agitated!Wink
 
If it's any consolation, the Cheshire Cup is just as much of a shambles
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr 2011 at 16:02
Originally posted by bringbackbuck bringbackbuck wrote:

I presume Wharfedale sent their second team on Wednesday night?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr 2011 at 16:03

Warfedale sent down their fringe first teamers and second teamers I think, they were good players but lacked any real consistency and did look like a team which played together regularly. The final score was 51-13 to Field and we fully deserved such an emphatic win after playing some very good rugby. That win takes us to 4 from 4 but we have played Warfedale (2nds), Rugby, Manchester and Loughborough. Our next games include Ionians, Morely, Preston, Leicester and Hull in the final of the Yorkshire cup, our aim is to win them all to finish as high as possible and win the cup for the first time since 1890's.

I think the cup is a good opportunity to play no fear rugby, try fringe players, give game time to the good second teamers or youngsters. To not send a team is a joke in my opinion as every club can play a second team or a mix so they can rest players who can't manage the extra games.
 
The counties should only be able to select players for the county championship from those clubs who participate in the county cup fixtures.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr 2011 at 22:20
The same problem has happend in Cheshire with a date for the final between Caldy and sale jets still not arranged. The other rounds have however been keenly contested with Stockport, chester and others putting out 1st xv in their games. When is the appropriate time to play these games? And how did clubs approach these competitions in the past?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr 2011 at 22:24
Originally posted by butterbean butterbean wrote:

The same problem has happend in Cheshire with a date for the final between Caldy and sale jets still not arranged. The other rounds have however been keenly contested with Stockport, chester and others putting out 1st xv in their games. When is the appropriate time to play these games? And how did clubs approach these competitions in the past?
 
And why are Sale Jets in the cup, anyway? Shocked
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr 2011 at 23:25
The old Blazer and Club tie brigade not to mention the odd Ex President badge need to get to grips with the game we are now playing. National league rugby even at 3N is a body on the line game week in week out. Spurious cup competitions vying for Brownie point in the old farts tradition is now out of the question.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Apr 2011 at 08:44
Nothing wrong with wearing a club tie, lofty Tongue
 
I wear mine, with pride Smile
 
Could, possibly, have something to do with Caldy being 'my club'
 as it has been since I was 17 yrs old !
 
I never wear an old blazer, though, even though I do own a newish one from M&S 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Apr 2011 at 09:02

I think seeing a past president or county official in the bar wearing a club tracksuit would more worrying and be subject to more ridicule than in a blazer and tie.

Give the old boys a break and a little respect and believe it or not they do a hell of a lot and give up plenty of their time for the benefit of their club.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Apr 2011 at 09:44
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