Put a fork in Scotland, they're done

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  1. roughyedspud

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    Maybe because the north east clubs wouldn't want to travel to northern Scotland, or even anywhere in Scotland.

    And vice versa. The catalyst for Aberdeen folding was Edinburgh forfeiting because they didn't want to go or couldn't get a team to go two and a half hours to Aberdeen. That's about the same distance as Edinburgh to the north east clubs. Aberdeen to the north east is five hours.
     
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    when you are playing the same 3 teams every other week can you blame players for not being arsed?
     
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    Logic fail.

    They 'can't be bothered' playing against three teams so they decide to play against two.
     
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    They've all been guilty of not being bothered..​
     
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    I've tweeted the Aberdeen warriors asking if they'd reform too join the north east premier Division,they,whoever is incharge of their Twitter,said they would be interested if clubs would travel up to them
     
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    Yeah I dunno about looking further afield for games when the main issue is no one will travel up to Aberdeen.
     
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    Differnce being the English clubs would assumedly be relatively more stable clubs as opposed to broke Scottish clubs filled with Union off season players. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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    In the north east I wouldn't be shocked if there were a lot of off season Union players in the League set up as well.
    Newcastle Falcons is certainly a bigger draw than Newcastle thunder and you would assume that carries over in to grass roots.
     
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    There seems to be abit of a push from the RFL in the north east,like I said earlier most,if not all of the teams run junior RL teams,I saw a article on the RFL site about 1000 kids taking part in a junior RL festival recently...and there's a newcastle/north east academy team that plays in the SL academy league.

    The grass roots looks strong imo
     
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    Ps....I reckon we'd struggle to get a thousand kids turn up to a festival in a supposed hotbed like Oldham...or even wigan
     
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    Edinburgh eagles have announced they've joined the north east premier division :)
     
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    http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/edinburgheagles/news/2018-season-2190914.html

    A fluttering of a pulse for the Scottish game. I'm skeptical that more travel is the answer but hopefully stable and regular opposition solves some of their short term problems and gives them a chance to rebuild. Good on them for showing the initiative, often when one person/team steps up their game, others will follow.
     
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    Clubs that can would be crazy not to use close by more established comps if/when they can. National borders shouldn't define which comp a team has to play in, with Saluzzo & now Edinburgh hopefully the precedent is set that clubs close enough to existing stable comps can apply to join them for more reliable and stable competition.
     
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    Hope it works out
     
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    More great news coming out of Scotland! (From Aberdeen's facebook page)...

    **WARRIORS ARE REBORN **
    After a great meeting last night with some of the old guard plus some new faces the club will be reigniting this year. More info to follow...
     
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    Aren’t Strathmore Silverbacks also joining the NE league?
     
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    I hope they can get some momentum going with football in Scotland on its arse now should be a great time to make inroads.
     
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    Great work by all concerned
     
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