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By WW
July 27 2019

With the announcement of the arrival of Martyn Wood as DoR it is appropriate to log the fruits of his labours in  a new thread. As we hear of new signings they will be added to the list below which, hopefully, will grow rapidly over the next few weeks.

Coaches
Martyn Wood, DoR, (from) Hull Ionians
Joe Ford, head coach, Leicester (via revolving door)


Props
Sione Faletau
James Flynn, Sale Sharks
Conor Davidson, Manly Marlins
Alex Humfrey
Callum Bustin, Bradford Bulls


Hookers
Ben Sowrey, Wharfedale
Ben Sugars, Otley


Locks
Jake Brady, Darlington Mowden Park
Ed Bloodworth


Backrow
Jarrid Els, Heidelberger RK
Trystan Lloyd
Will Smith
Tom Whitehurst, Esher


Scrum halves
James Elliott, Newcastle Falcons
Elliot Turner, Western Force 


Fly halves

Joe Ford, Leicester
James Robins, Chester
Joe Carlisle, Old Elthamians


Centres
Dan Lancaster
Jack Metcalf
Zach Kerr (and winger)

Back 3
Tom Varndell, winger
James Magee, winger
Andrew Lawson, winger, Harrogate
Tim Bitirim, utility back, Cambridge
Lee Smith

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Discussion started by TykesRugby.co.uk (IP Logged), 28/07/2019 11:55
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almostatyke
29/07/2019 21:17
I hope you have not fallen asleep WW - surely we must have at least a dozen players by now?

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Wildwillie
29/07/2019 21:24
All things come to those who wait!

(Sm134)

Bobba
Bobba
30/07/2019 08:06
Sometimes a helping hand helps!?!

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almostatyke
30/07/2019 19:13
I suppose the club have to be 101% sure they are proceeding in the Championship before contracts are signed and players announced. Hopefully there is some action behind the scenes.

Anyone heard anything?

JDH1
JDH1
30/07/2019 20:36
That must be a given or why get martyn on board.

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Wildwillie
31/07/2019 08:19
I was wondering if PD will drip feed signings or wait until we have signed a substantial number (10?) before announcing them. Presumably loanees will be announced later when MW sees where the gaps are in his squad.

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leemingtyke
31/07/2019 09:40
To think we used to whinge about only having one 10 with the new season approaching!

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leemingtyke
31/07/2019 09:40
To think we used to whinge about only having one 10 with the new season approaching!

yeldor
yeldor
31/07/2019 10:08
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leemingtyke
To think we used to whinge about only having one 10 with the new season approaching!
. (Sm22)(Sm22)(Sm22).
sent off carried off never backed off

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leemingtyke
31/07/2019 16:19
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yeldor
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leemingtyke
To think we used to whinge about only having one 10 with the new season approaching!
. (Sm22)(Sm22)(Sm22).

Ah yes, we'd be approaching the start of the season with one fly half and about 5 hookers and be whinging like mad about it.

Them were the days!!

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SideStep
31/07/2019 23:29
What I'd give to just have Harry Leonard right now at #10

The first Leeds Tykes child mascot...#leedswasps0203season. #cheersbentos

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leemingtyke
01/08/2019 09:02
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SideStep
What I'd give to just have Harry Leonard right now at #10

Yep

headingleytyke2
headingleytyke2
01/08/2019 10:12
What I would give to have anyone!!

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Wildwillie
01/08/2019 13:38
Happy "Yorkshire Day" to all our players, past and present!

(Sm134)

Billy ba
Billy ba
01/08/2019 14:33
Or Glyn Hughes

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SideStep
01/08/2019 16:11
Bring back Richard Vasey!

The first Leeds Tykes child mascot...#leedswasps0203season. #cheersbentos

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Wildwillie
01/08/2019 17:19
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SideStep
Bring back Richard Vasey!

Wow! Good call Sidestep. (Sm134)

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almostatyke
01/08/2019 18:55
Ceiron??????

Billy ba
Billy ba
01/08/2019 20:18
Sir Kev

JDH1
JDH1
01/08/2019 22:35
Hinton

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SideStep
02/08/2019 01:06
Super Lachlan Mackay!

The first Leeds Tykes child mascot...#leedswasps0203season. #cheersbentos

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Wildwillie
02/08/2019 06:58
(Sm22)

Teddy1981
Teddy1981
02/08/2019 15:32

yeldor
yeldor
02/08/2019 16:00
Joe Ford .

sent off carried off never backed off

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SideStep
02/08/2019 16:06
Well that was a surprise!
Didn't think we'd be getting lads of Joe's standard to be honest.

The first Leeds Tykes child mascot...#leedswasps0203season. #cheersbentos

Tower
Tower
02/08/2019 16:22
Joe Ford, groan, what a total waste of money.

This is what was said about him last time:

"You get more loyality out of a Sainsbury's nectar card".

I only wish it was my orginal quote but it sums him up totaly.

He will bottle the tackles and not give 100 per cent.



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Bobba
Bobba
02/08/2019 16:33
Joe Ford having been dropped by Leicester Tigers has probably been sent to our naughty step by his old man! Welcome back again, and again, and again...

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leemingtyke
02/08/2019 16:35
Very chuffed with that

Didn't think we'd get anyone anywhere near Joe's calibre in.

Good stuff .

Carnegiette2
Carnegiette2
02/08/2019 16:37
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Tower
Joe Ford, groan, what a total waste of money.
This is what was said about him last time:

"You get more loyality out of a Sainsbury's nectar card".

I only wish it was my orginal quote but it sums him up totaly.

He will bottle the tackles and not give 100 per cent.

I think the quote was about a Tesco Clubcard actually (it wasn’t mine either) but I get your point. I’ve not been his biggest fan in the past- but times have changed-we need players, and at this level he is a good start. I will support anyone who pulls on the shirt

Tower
Tower
02/08/2019 16:47
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Carnegiette2
Quote:
Tower
Joe Ford, groan, what a total waste of money.
This is what was said about him last time:

"You get more loyality out of a Sainsbury's nectar card".

I only wish it was my orginal quote but it sums him up totaly.

He will bottle the tackles and not give 100 per cent.

I think the quote was about a Tesco Clubcard actually (it wasn’t mine either) but I get your point. I’ve not been his biggest fan in the past- but times have changed-we need players, and at this level he is a good start. I will support anyone who pulls on the shirt

Different shopping habits to the person who quoted this to me. My gut feeling is he a waste of what little money we have. I hope he comes at a very very reasonable price and proves me wrong.



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Gelbel
02/08/2019 17:10
TBH, any port in storm. We need 30 players PDQ and beggars can't be choosers.

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almostatyke
02/08/2019 19:14
I see Joe's signing as very positive. Firstly I thought the days of us seeing near-Premiership standard players, younger than 30 anyway, were gone. It also seems to confirm that the rfu statement was a red herring.

When Joe was with us under j-Lo, his natural RU-style kick-chase did not work with the RL run-the-ball philosophy at the time. Chris Stirling showed how kick-chase is an essential element of successful RU teams: we beat Irish last season using it and the All Blacks use it a lot.

Tower
Tower
02/08/2019 19:19
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almostatyke
I see Joe's signing as very positive.

How much do you he is costing us? Do you think he was ever commited to us?

JDH1
JDH1
02/08/2019 20:11
I can see it from both sides here. I am not a massive fan of his playing style but Joe has experience and I think that's what we need.

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almostatyke
02/08/2019 20:56
I understand the criticism that Joe has from the "commitment" point of view. Sure he used to leave the pitch with the cleanest shirt and would go over to the wing in defensive mode. But one season he was our only 10, so carrying out "destructive" tackles was not an option. Also you cannot moan about a player that is trying to better himself, surely? Especially as an older brother of George and with a Dad who coaches big teams.
I feel that Joe has done his absolute best to become a Premiership-level player, the evidence is that he has fallen slightly short.
We know that commitment goes two ways and given the history of our club I do not blame Joe for moving away when perhaps the club did not have the funds to keep him on the salary he wanted.

JDH1
JDH1
02/08/2019 22:42
The signing of ford has set it going on twitter with regards to the cva. Temm has a lot to say on the matter making some good points.

JDH1
JDH1
02/08/2019 22:48
Mr saull also having a go. Given the rep he came with has to be the biggest let down in a YC shirt I can remember.

oopnorth
oopnorth
03/08/2019 08:08
At least we are seeing signings now. Have seen Tigers on TV last season with Joe Ford playing and he played well enough. He knows Headingley and is up for the challenge of re-establishing a credible rugby team alongside the new DOR so let’s support them and other signings to come.

Bobba
Bobba
03/08/2019 08:52
In Leicesters somewhat dismal season and in the absence of his brother, Joe, in my view, was one of the brighter stars at the Leicester, gaining some Man of Match plaudits last season. Coming to us on the back of even more Premiership experience in not a bad thing. He is a good signing, but it also depends on what other "good signings" are going to end up at H this coming season. One man can't do the job on his own.

Tower
Tower
03/08/2019 10:04
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JDH1
The signing of ford has set it going on twitter with regards to the cva. Temm has a lot to say on the matter making some good points.

JDH1 is correct the Joe Ford signing has caused a terrible storm on twitter and that is dragging our great clubs name through the mud.

Carnegiette2
Carnegiette2
03/08/2019 10:57
I am deeply uncomfortable with players being pursued for payment of their own medical costs. I see the signing of JF as a pragmatic step forward but rebuilding was never going to be easy after the mess of the end of last season. It does feel like 1 step forward, 2 back this morning.

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leemingtyke
03/08/2019 11:30
Yeah

I suspect, like many supporters, I'm relieved that there is still a club to support.

But, if what Dan Temm is saying on Twitter is true, and there's absolutely no reason that I can see to doubt him, then the club has gone to some very dark places to get to this point. If players, who lets not forget, moved from the other side of the world to play for us now find themselves with bills for medical treatment after having the remainder of their contracts paid up at just 15p in the pound, then that is an absolute disgrace and completely inexcusable.

You just don't treat people like that.

As I said at the top, I'm relieved that there is still a club to support, but I'm not very proud of Yorkshire Carnegie at the moment.

steadyian
Steadyian
03/08/2019 11:46
I'm glad things have started to move again and the usual moaners have got something to twitter on about.
I'll be glad (if and when) its Rugby we can talk about .

Carnegiette2
Carnegiette2
03/08/2019 11:48
What appears to have happened with the medical bills is that rather than the medical companies going into the CVA and then getting 15p/pound their contract allows them to pursue individual players directly. Definitely not good

Tower
Tower
03/08/2019 12:25
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Steadyian
I'm glad things have started to move again and the usual moaners have got something to twitter on about.
I'll be glad (if and when) its Rugby we can talk about .

People need to have their say and I hope you are not putting me in usual moaners camp as
I have always stated that I will be first in line for a season ticket regardless.

I wonder how many others on here are going to do the same.

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Beeston Lion
03/08/2019 13:18
Would have thought players have a case to specify that Club medics/physios were responsible for any referrals therefore making club responsible and the debtor.
Another point re Dan Temm was that he was the first to announce his departure and this was before any financial problems were public knowledge.

haxbytyke
Haxbytyke
03/08/2019 22:38
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Carnegiette2
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Tower
Joe Ford, groan, what a total waste of money.
This is what was said about him last time:

"You get more loyality out of a Sainsbury's nectar card".

I only wish it was my orginal quote but it sums him up totaly.

He will bottle the tackles and not give 100 per cent.

I think the quote was about a Tesco Clubcard actually (it wasn’t mine either) but I get your point. I’ve not been his biggest fan in the past- but times have changed-we need players, and at this level he is a good start. I will support anyone who pulls on the shirt

I recall a debate we had about him at Donny. You certainly weren't his biggest fan then Susie.

COME ON LEEDS.
We've been through it all together.

Bobba
Bobba
04/08/2019 09:36
Possible addition to staff is a current trainee site manager at Caddick Construction a Mr. Imolek who has apparently been offered the position of part-time team manager. Happy days. The Caddick era continues!

JDH1
JDH1
04/08/2019 13:09
He will be busy then

Billy ba
Billy ba
04/08/2019 13:46
Get Danny Maguire in. And Ryan Atkins both local guys.

headingleytyke2
headingleytyke2
04/08/2019 15:29
How can we have a player who before had no loyalty to the club. Just back for the shackles as no one else wants him

Bobba
Bobba
04/08/2019 16:03
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Bobba
Possible addition to staff is a current trainee site manager at Caddick Construction a Mr. Imolek who has apparently been offered the position of part-time team manager. Happy days. The Caddick era continues!

Managing a team of one?

JohnRich
JohnRich
05/08/2019 12:59
We had to start somewhere with players...........


With Joe Ford a) how low can you get? b) the next ones can only be better.

Carnegiette2
Carnegiette2
05/08/2019 17:03
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Haxbytyke

I recall a debate we had about him at Donny. You certainly weren't his biggest fan then Susie.

Hmmmm can’t remember if that was his 2nd spell with us or his 3rd?

Anyway am going to hide behind the adage “a lady has the right to change her mind........”



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Albert Fishwick
05/08/2019 17:28
I see that the official season launch has taken place today at HQ.

We sent Joe Ford.

If I had all the money I've spent on drink ..... I'd spend it on drink.

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SideStep
05/08/2019 17:52
Thank God we had Joe Ford to send. Might have had to bring the Carnegie Challenger back.

The first Leeds Tykes child mascot...#leedswasps0203season. #cheersbentos

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leemingtyke
05/08/2019 20:19
Keep it quiet, but he's wearing training kit there as we don't seem to have a playing kit for next season yet!

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almostatyke
05/08/2019 20:35
Seems the thread title has had a subtle change....?

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Wildwillie
06/08/2019 08:59
(Sm124)

Tower
Tower
06/08/2019 14:33
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SideStep
Thank God we had Joe Ford to send. Might have had to bring the Carnegie Challenger back.

Carnegie challenger or maybe Terri, ha ha, could have done the job.

But seriously, we could not have caused any more damage and outrage to our reputation on twitter than this signing has caused for that, I do not thank God.

Bobba
Bobba
07/08/2019 11:51
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SideStep
Thank God we had Joe Ford to send. Might have had to bring the Carnegie Challenger back.

Perhaps we could donate some of our replica kits that we have accumulated over the years? (Sm163)

Or perhaps there is somewhere at Headingley a long forgotten cupboard stuffed full of unsold kit just waiting to be rediscovered!(Sm117)

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SideStep
10/08/2019 07:12
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Bobba
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SideStep
Thank God we had Joe Ford to send. Might have had to bring the Carnegie Challenger back.

Perhaps we could donate some of our replica kits that we have accumulated over the years? (Sm163)

Or perhaps there is somewhere at Headingley a long forgotten cupboard stuffed full of unsold kit just waiting to be rediscovered!(Sm117)

That would be great. If they had a sort of retro section so you could be the old Tykes merch.
Love to Own some Tykes clothes as an adult! Grew out of my kids sizes long ago!!

The first Leeds Tykes child mascot...#leedswasps0203season. #cheersbentos

Tyko
Tyko
10/08/2019 12:50
Talking of Bentos, is he still with us?

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Rocky
11/08/2019 09:01
Rumours are that Tom Varndell, Simone Faletau (played for YC under Redpath), Lewis minikin (Hull Full Back), Andrew Lawson (Harrogate winter), Jake Brady (Lock, Darlington) and Ben Sowrey (hooker, wharfdale) have joined. Steve Salvin has joined as forwards/defence coach (recently Roth and England Counties).

Bobba
Bobba
11/08/2019 10:32
If confirmed, there are some decent signings there. Particularly pleased to see Lewis Minikin who is one the lads at Hull Ionians that I had hoped would join his ex boss. More please!

AnIdiotAbroad
AnIdiotAbroad
11/08/2019 14:42
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Bobba
If confirmed, there are some decent signings there. Particularly pleased to see Lewis Minikin who is one the lads at Hull Ionians that I had hoped would join his ex boss. More please!

Great news for I's to lose their full-back who was a contracted player....struggling to see how that is pleasing....are YC fans asking for more players to be plucked from contracted clubs to YC benefit and at the cost of those clubs? If that is the case that is as despicable

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SideStep
11/08/2019 15:16
Tom Varndell? Might do well.

The first Leeds Tykes child mascot...#leedswasps0203season. #cheersbentos

Basshunter
Basshunter
11/08/2019 18:26
TV been in Hong Kong playing with South China Tigers. Part of the global rapid rugby showcase series in the Hong Kong select side. I’ve seen him play a few times as Glyn was also involved. Still quick and capable of playing champ I’d say.

JDH1
JDH1
11/08/2019 22:20
How else would YC get players anidiotabroad? How does any team sign players. It's the players choice in the end.
Players move around all clubs all the time.

I think a lot of the YC bashing has to stop.

AnIdiotAbroad
AnIdiotAbroad
12/08/2019 18:59
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JDH1
How else would YC get players anidiotabroad? How does any team sign players. It's the players choice in the end.
Players move around all clubs all the time.

I think a lot of the YC bashing has to stop.

It is a very difficult task (recruitment) and my comment is not YC bashing it is a simple statement of right and wrong. YC have, for all the years I have been personally involved with the player development pathway, relentlessly pushed their desire to produce players that could play at level 1 and International level all the way down through the pyramid in Yorkshire - they saw this a key player retention piece. To now destroy that work by approaching contracted players is a direct infringement of RFU regulations and morally wrong. I understand that normal recruitment activity was impossible by the timing of the CVA etc but surely, no fair minded YC fan, can condone the approaches made to players throughout L3, L4 and L5 in the County that will decimate some squads. My view would be the same irrespective of the club involved. Some things are just not defendable.

I wonder how vocal YF fans would be if the boot was on the other foot...……….I think we all know the answer to that one.

Tyko
Tyko
12/08/2019 19:58
[quote ] I wonder how vocal YF fans would be if the boot was on the other foot...……….I think we all know the answer to that one.

The boot has been on the other foot - for years. So we know all about it.



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almostatyke
12/08/2019 20:02
As ever a well explained viewpoint, AnIdiotabroad, and made from the heart, with personal knowledge.

With full respect to your views, there is another way at looking at things, though. Unlike many who have criticised us (Richmond?) we have tried to fulfil the rfu pathway, developing Yorkshire players in a academy system that sadly we ultimately could not afford.

We at least tried.

Perhaps we have a bit of slack now to "poach" players as ours have been poached by Wasps, Bath etc?

JDH1
JDH1
12/08/2019 21:56
Exactly. I dont YC would decimate another clubs squad.

Teddy1981
Teddy1981
13/08/2019 17:07
Signings

#Jeeersey

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almostatyke
13/08/2019 17:31
We have trebled our playing staff in one day!

JDH1
JDH1
13/08/2019 19:58
Rumour tincknell coming back on twitter

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almostatyke
13/08/2019 21:01
Tinkerbell?

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Competitive Dad
13/08/2019 23:08
Change the name now. Yorkshire no longer wants to be associated with this bunch of ruthless shysters.
Hull Ionians must be wishing they were from the west of the Pennines.
THIS STINKS - I'M OUT.

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Wildwillie
14/08/2019 07:09
If TRP is to be believed we now have 8 players.

(Sm134)

Tyko
Tyko
14/08/2019 11:48
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Wildwillie
If TRP is to be believed we now have 8 players. (Sm134)

So we've got a sevens team at least.

Tyko
Tyko
14/08/2019 11:57
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Competitive Dad
Change the name now. Yorkshire no longer wants to be associated with this bunch of ruthless shysters.
Hull Ionians must be wishing they were from the west of the Pennines.
THIS STINKS - I'M OUT.

I agree that we should change the name, but for different reasons.
On recruitment, what else can the club do if they are to continue? I agree that it is unfortunate that other teams are losing players at such a late stage in their preparations for the coming season. But year after year we have lost our best and most promising players to other, mainly Premiership, clubs.

In the professional game players will always want to play at the highest level. It is their decision whether to leave or not.

Billy ba
Billy ba
14/08/2019 12:16
Players aren't being forced to come to Yorkshire. It is their choice

oopnorth
oopnorth
14/08/2019 17:27
Why wouldn’t they like to play at Headingley Stadium and use the facilities there and at Kirkstall. Is there anywhere better in Yorkshire ?

bigfecker
bigfecker
14/08/2019 22:20
Apparently, you have signed Tim Bitrim from Cambridge, who just joined Cambridge and managed zero games for Coventry and a few for Loughborough last season. Good luck with him, he is not a team player.

Coventrian Man
Coventrian Man
14/08/2019 22:27
Agree about Bitrim

Tyko
Tyko
15/08/2019 00:23
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Coventrian Man
Agree about Bitrim

Well beggars cant be choosers. Hate to say it but that's where we are.

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Wildwillie
15/08/2019 08:55
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Tyko
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Coventrian Man
Agree about Bitrim

Well beggars cant be choosers. Hate to say it but that's where we are.

Yep! (Sm124)

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AdminBTCov
15/08/2019 09:19
It's Bitirim btw. Three i's.
Have to say he's a good full-back - or was, on the day I watched him, and that was at level 3, so who knows if he's improved enough yet.
He certainly had potential though, and was the stand-out player for Luff that day.

Bigjubba
Bigjubba
15/08/2019 09:30
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oopnorth
Why wouldn’t they like to play at Headingley Stadium and use the facilities there and at Kirkstall. Is there anywhere better in Yorkshire ?

Ok so the ground is great when packed but playing at Headingley with 1000 people there??
I watch rugby all round Yorkshire and can tell you that the match day experience at Donny is far better, with the after match at Rotherham being the best.
Training facilities at Donny are now at least on par with Kirkstall as they have their own 3G instead of having to fit around Rhino and community activity.

Also re the name, I was never a fan of the change and as someone who works in Sales and Marketing it has been a major flop. They need to go back and build on the "Leeds" sporting brand.

bigfecker
bigfecker
15/08/2019 09:48
Quote:
AdminBTCov
It's Bitirim btw. Three i's.
Have to say he's a good full-back - or was, on the day I watched him, and that was at level 3, so who knows if he's improved enough yet.
He certainly had potential though, and was the stand-out player for Luff that day.

I stand corrected on his name.

Small lad, can't defend or kick, doesn't really pass.

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Wildwillie
15/08/2019 10:36
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bigfecker
....Small lad, can't defend or kick, doesn't really pass.

But he does have 3 eyes! (Sm79)(Sm79)(Sm79)

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AdminBTCov
15/08/2019 10:45
Quote:
bigfecker
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AdminBTCov
It's Bitirim btw. Three i's.
Have to say he's a good full-back - or was, on the day I watched him, and that was at level 3, so who knows if he's improved enough yet.
He certainly had potential though, and was the stand-out player for Luff that day.

I stand corrected on his name.

Small lad, can't defend or kick, doesn't really pass.

Not how I recall him tbh.
That particular day he looked a class above his teammates, and cut the Cov defence to ribbons (ball in hand) several times. The rest of his game wasn't quite so impressive, admittedly, but to baldly claim 'can't' is slightly exaggerating things IMO.
As I said, whether he's improved enough to play at L2, I have no idea as I've not seen him since.

Tyko
Tyko
15/08/2019 11:12
[/quote]Also re the name, I was never a fan of the change and as someone who works in Sales and Marketing it has been a major flop. They need to go back and build on the "Leeds" sporting brand.[/quote]

Couldn't agree more. The re-boot of the club is an opportune time to revert back to Leeds, and Tykes too. Otherwise we will be stuck with the name forever.

headingleytyke2
headingleytyke2
15/08/2019 16:04
Posters have talked about supporting the club. It's not a club. Same management as before, rag tag of players and no real ethos. I have said my roots go back to roundhay and headingley. Real rugby clubs. Now it's a franchise kept together to suit the RFU.

headingleytyke2
headingleytyke2
15/08/2019 16:04
Posters have talked about supporting the club. It's not a club. Same management as before, rag tag of players and no real ethos. I have said my roots go back to roundhay and headingley. Real rugby clubs. Now it's a franchise kept together to suit the RFU.

Billy ba
Billy ba
15/08/2019 16:21
Help make it into a club then.

headingleytyke2
headingleytyke2
15/08/2019 17:08
It isn't a club because of management and the rfu

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Wildwillie
15/08/2019 17:47
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headingleytyke2
It isn't a club because of management and the rfu

Not sure why the rfu are responsible for the club being a club or not. They do seem to be bending over backwards to keep us in existence however.

headingleytyke2
headingleytyke2
15/08/2019 19:00
The rfu did bend over backwards to the detriment of rugby. We should have dropped a few leagues
Found our ethos, management who care for the club and come back stronger

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Albert Fishwick
15/08/2019 19:06
At the risk of sounding like a cracked record, we couldn't have dropped a few leagues. We either play at Headingley, with the costs that entails, or we fold.

If I had all the money I've spent on drink ..... I'd spend it on drink.

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almostatyke
15/08/2019 19:17
I agree with Albert. The club would have folded if there was a points deduction and we were retrospectively relegated. If we survive the next season but get relegated I think we will fold.

We are in effect "Stade Headingley".

New name?????

leeds_shark
WPL
15/08/2019 19:48
Quote:
almostatyke
I agree with Albert. The club would have folded if there was a points deduction and we were retrospectively relegated. If we survive the next season but get relegated I think we will fold.
We are in effect "Stade Headingley".

New name?????

Can you imagine the shirt design opportunities....

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Madtyke
15/08/2019 20:25
Stopped being a club when Leeds Rugby sold out to Carnegie, then demolished the Rugby Club in the South Stand Car Park, started charging to go in to the Long Room which then led to folk drifting off after a game becauae they were getting bored standing around waiting for Bentos to polish his ego.
I can remember having a beer or two with players after the game when we had the club ethos. In fact I had a beer with Martin Johnson in the Rugby Club after a Leicester game because it had that club feel.
When we first got relegated and most of the players went their own way the Club became a squad of journeymen and whilst we managed to build a small band of players you could relate to the Club had died and had become a team.
Sadly the squad of players we had at the end of last season bonded due to the circumstances they faced and the Band of Brothers battled against the threat of uncertainty about their futures playing some brilliant rugby along the way.
I personally wouldn't want to see the team rebranded as Leeds Tykes because that would be an insult to those guys who formed the original playing squad.

[www.arborfieldoldboys.co.uk]

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almostatyke
15/08/2019 21:31
The title of this thread is "players in".

I look forward to actually having some so we can get this thread back on track.

JDH1
JDH1
15/08/2019 22:05
Minkin not coming now according to twitter.

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SideStep
16/08/2019 00:31
Quote:
Madtyke
Stopped being a club when Leeds Rugby sold out to Carnegie, then demolished the Rugby Club in the South Stand Car Park, started charging to go in to the Long Room which then led to folk drifting off after a game becauae they were getting bored standing around waiting for Bentos to polish his ego.
I can remember having a beer or two with players after the game when we had the club ethos. In fact I had a beer with Martin Johnson in the Rugby Club after a Leicester game because it had that club feel.
When we first got relegated and most of the players went their own way the Club became a squad of journeymen and whilst we managed to build a small band of players you could relate to the Club had died and had become a team.
Sadly the squad of players we had at the end of last season bonded due to the circumstances they faced and the Band of Brothers battled against the threat of uncertainty about their futures playing some brilliant rugby along the way.
I personally wouldn't want to see the team rebranded as Leeds Tykes because that would be an insult to those guys who formed the original playing squad.

Very good post Andy.
Used to love the supporters club.
Such a lovely vibe.

The first Leeds Tykes child mascot...#leedswasps0203season. #cheersbentos

Teddy1981
Teddy1981
16/08/2019 16:32
2 more in:

Offy Link

#Jeeersey

oopnorth
oopnorth
16/08/2019 16:42
Both Yorkshiremen and experienced. Good stuff. Welcome.

Teddy1981
Teddy1981
16/08/2019 17:13
Varndell Signs

#Jeeersey

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almostatyke
16/08/2019 18:14
I wish I could get the link to work, though obviously the Offie is working in Jersey!

Is that 6 players now? At this rate we will be able to put out a team about Christmas.....

(Sm100)(Sm100)(Sm100)

Tyko
Tyko
16/08/2019 19:37
Offy ok on my laptop!!

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SideStep
17/08/2019 11:32
Nic Mayhew's latest tweet regarding Varndell is very interesting.
Such a shame the band of brother we had last season got treated like sh*t.

The first Leeds Tykes child mascot...#leedswasps0203season. #cheersbentos

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Gelbel
17/08/2019 12:48
It is SideStep. But isn't the money this (19/20) season's from the RFU?

Was he with £200k+? I'd love his agent to negotiate my salary.

JDH1
JDH1
17/08/2019 14:17
Varndell was at Notts a while back. It hardly a major coup! People making it like everyone have signed a current international

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almostatyke
20/08/2019 18:35
Has anyone noticed that all our signings are on one year deals…..

(Sm100)(Sm100)(Sm100)

Billy ba
Billy ba
20/08/2019 19:21
Because we'll need premiership players next year ????

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almostatyke
20/08/2019 19:59
Can I have a pint of what Pudsey Pete/Yorki Ba/Billy ba is drinking please?

Billy ba
Billy ba
20/08/2019 21:49
Greene King of course

Billy ba
Billy ba
21/08/2019 10:45
It is called the fantasy thread

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Wildwillie
21/08/2019 14:19
(Sm22)

JDH1
JDH1
21/08/2019 23:02
Tim Bitrim on his way from Cambridge. Moved around a bit but looks like decent player.

Bobba
Bobba
23/08/2019 16:34
Do they do 5 a side in Rugby Union. Me may just scape a side for that!

JDH1
JDH1
30/08/2019 21:47
Rugby paper reckon was have doubled the player numbers. We nearly have a team!

JDH1
JDH1
30/08/2019 21:47
Rugby paper reckon was have doubled the player numbers. We nearly have a team!

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almostatyke
31/08/2019 21:26
A sad reflection on our club's communication skills when we have to read TRP for info. A each non-communicative day passes I can sense former fans leaving.

Bobba
Bobba
31/08/2019 22:15
Why change a habit of a lifetime? Once a mushroom, always a mushroom. Happy Days!

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leemingtyke
31/08/2019 22:30
Another Kim Jong Hetherington directed information blackout. Nothing to worry about, completely standard.

Bobba
Bobba
31/08/2019 22:34
As a thought. The current silence, which is deafening, could be an indication that we no longer exist. If that is the case, I would have thought that GH or someone from the Board would have the common decency to confirm this, and put us, long suffering supporters, out of our misery!

Incidentally, Looking at the playing staff profiles, it seems that we now have only 5 players. Ford not listed?

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SideStep
31/08/2019 23:59
After seeing what's happened in football this past week or so with the likes of Bury and almost for Bolton too it shows what can happen when a sports team cocks it up.

The first Leeds Tykes child mascot...#leedswasps0203season. #cheersbentos

captainscarlet
bigm/ mark harrison.
01/09/2019 08:44
Tom varndel was away in Colorado ten days ago playing.in a 3 day sevens tournament playing for a team called the Tigers.

Bobba
Bobba
01/09/2019 11:17
If he can fly off to Colorado, clearly we are paying him far toooo much!

graham_t
graham t
03/09/2019 21:32
TV played here -

[www.tigerrugby.com]

Tournament was 19-26 August

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opuscoitus
14/09/2019 09:52
This should put a bit more meat on the bones

[www.yorkshirecarnegie.com]

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SideStep
14/09/2019 10:54
Lee Smith and Joe Carlisle are two that certain catch the eye!

The first Leeds Tykes child mascot...#leedswasps0203season. #cheersbentos

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Albert Fishwick
14/09/2019 13:03
Aye, Lee Smith went really well at Wasps.

I reckon Keith Senior could still do a year or two at our level!

If I had all the money I've spent on drink ..... I'd spend it on drink.

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Gelbel
14/09/2019 13:13
I am really delighted about Lee Smith. I always said he'd make a fab union centre/wing. He just never got on being down south. Peskies packed him off to Budgies but by then all he wanted to do was to come home - now he is.

Bobba
Bobba
14/09/2019 13:16
Very good. Good luck to all that play in and for the Leeds shirt. Hopefully more announcements to come. As for Keith Senior, we could really do with an enforcer (didn't we try and sign him on a dual contract while he was at Rhinos?).

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Gelbel
14/09/2019 13:52
Just realised (as I updated the names at the top), if the rumours are true, we still have reinforcements from Bath to help out.

Billy ba
Billy ba
14/09/2019 15:11
And all the players we are supposed to be poaching from Nat 1 clubs

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Wildwillie
14/09/2019 16:05
Quote:
Billy ba
And all the players we are supposed to be poaching from Nat 1 clubs

(Sm159)

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almostatyke
14/09/2019 17:11
Quote:
Bobba
Very good. Good luck to all that play in and for the Leeds shirt. Hopefully more announcements to come. As for Keith Senior, we could really do with an enforcer (didn't we try and sign him on a dual contract while he was at Rhinos?).

IIRC we were linked to him when the Welsh rugby league club thing was stillborn, but after he had left Rhinos. I think he trained with us but didn't sign and our defence remained porous!

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SideStep
14/09/2019 18:31
Yes If i remember correctly we were going for Senior around the time Josh Griffen joined. So 2012?

The first Leeds Tykes child mascot...#leedswasps0203season. #cheersbentos

RothwellTyke
RothwellTyke
14/09/2019 19:30
So pleased we announced the squad today. Excited to see Lloyd get an extended run and interested in the 2 Australians and German to c how they go. I think he has done well with the challenges he has faced. Looking forward to seeing the team run out....

JDH1
JDH1
14/09/2019 20:33
Is Carlisle the blonde hair chap that played for Welsh a while back?
I reckon it might talk a few run outs before things gel

Billy ba
Billy ba
16/09/2019 10:29
Looks like we are signing Ryan Shaw from Hull K R. Goalkicking winger.

leeds_shark
WPL
17/09/2019 16:59
And another one

Link

I thought this bit was interesting...

Quote:
The chance to train in the great facilities at the club and play at Emerald Headingley was a big draw for me. I have spoken to Head Coach Joe Ford and he was great in talking about how I can adapt my game from Rugby League to Rugby Union.

JDH1
JDH1
17/09/2019 22:51
Great try scoring record.

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