Barrow's worse than us
The R.F.L have docked Barrow 29 points for serious breaches of the salary cap and have suspended their chairman des Johnston from being involved in Rugby League for 8 years .and I thoght Leigh were in trouble
Started: 7th Oct 2011 at 12:50
Des Johnston's point in his defence before the meeting last night,
"Instead, he said Barrow were the victims of the RFL refusing to give the club a level playing field and that expenses paid to players for travelling and accommodation should have been subject to special dispensations.
“We have been after them (the RFL) for five years about the fairness of the competition, regarding a level playing field, when Gateshead, London Skolars, Harlequins, Scorpions, Celtic Crusaders, all get allowances and dispensations,” said Johnston.
“Yet we are further away than anybody. We get told Harlequins is in London, but that is two hours by train from Leeds and Barrow is more than three hours from Leeds because of the infrastructure.
“Not too long ago, we lost very narrowly to Celtic Crusaders and they had a team with illegal immigrants, all being paid thousands of pounds – how are we supposed to compete with that?”
He has got a point,don't you think!
Replied: 7th Oct 2011 at 13:39
he has indeed fossil but i have seen Des a few times at matches and he is the chairman from Hell ,but as you point out he has a point, sad when you think of some old barrow players like Willie Horne, Frank Castle and jimmy Lewthwaite ,ending up like this.
Replied: 7th Oct 2011 at 16:25
It's gerrin moor like futebaw every day...
Replied: 7th Oct 2011 at 22:34
peawapp i said it before and i,ll sat it again,rl hq are muppets .when we where doing logistics re distance and difficulty barrow is a bloody awful place to get too and outta.the chairman has got valid points re extra expenses and fozzy bear and his mates in leeds dont listen.time for an extrordinary meeting of rl clubs to ask what the hells going on in hq leeds.
Replied: 7th Oct 2011 at 23:34
29 points is too much for a small club like Barrow and only penalises the players and supporters!
Replied: 8th Oct 2011 at 09:27
how the hell did they come to a 29 point deduction,are they only interested in super league?
Replied: 8th Oct 2011 at 22:50
Could be a way by the RFL to try and get Barrow to get together with Whitehaven and Workington and form one bigger club for West Cumbria and the Super League.
You should know by now how the RFL think in regard to expansion of the Super League.
Replied: 9th Oct 2011 at 08:49
a mate of mine emmigrated to the barrow area ,that wont be happening, whitehaven and workington like one another like we like folk from st helens.hostility from that proposal will be universal up there.
Replied: 9th Oct 2011 at 22:49
They might start to think different the way things are going on in that area.
Whitehaven were also deducted points last season and Workington Town are also struggling financially.
Replied: 10th Oct 2011 at 09:19
i would think some super league clubs are struggling ,if leigh who are one of the best if not the best in championship rugby are sruggling what about the gatesheads of the rl world leeds hq wake up
Replied: 10th Oct 2011 at 13:51
Look outside the top of rugby union and you will find it is not exactly a bed of roses there neither!
Professionalism has stopped progression to the top like Orrell did as a amateur club.
Replied: 11th Oct 2011 at 08:55
BB In 2000 Hull Sharks merged with Gateshead Thunder (supposedly) The Thunder disappeared completely Hull took all their best players and became Hull FC what a con that was.Then another Gateshead was reborn a few years later.They must have known what would happen.
Replied: 11th Oct 2011 at 13:41
theres plenty money in ru dont worry on that score look at rugby rufc with a wealthy benefactor.took the leeds coach last season told him take us to the premiership
Replied: 11th Oct 2011 at 14:58
That's not the case with most Union clubs blow the higher divisions.
I am on about below the level of the Rugby RU club!
Replied: 11th Oct 2011 at 15:15