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    Posted: 07 Apr 2021 at 19:02
Well Finally we see a potential return to Rugby - 

DMP have re-signed Captain Olly Hodgson and Club Captain Joe Craggs for the upcoming season


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote castleparknight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Apr 2021 at 07:03
A very positive move by DMP - good to see.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote front5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Apr 2021 at 22:45
More great news coming out from DMP today, club stalwart prop Ralph Appleby resigns for next season for 13th year with the club - amazing that Ralph who has played more than 300 games for the club since 2008, and almost 100 in the first 15. 

Not bad for a lad who I am told is still only 30ish. 


Great to see the club retaining the core of the squad

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Another re-signing with Fullback Paul Jarvis signing on for another year in a player coach role - 


Hopefully some other clubs may start to announce some business soon I’m starting to feel a little lonely on this thread 😂
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Personally I'm just glad we all seem to still have clubs (unless anyone knows different) - players I'll welcome when they turn up!
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Given Nat 1 and Nat 2 structure is staying the same for 21/22, clubs taking part in those leagues are known and there is no relegation from the Championship would it not be a good idea for the fixtures to come out soon so that clubs can plan pre season /pre-season friendlies plus any other potential fund raising activities they might wish to run. Not sure the reason for having to wait? Halliford- any thoughts as the man in charge is at your club?
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I believe that John Inverdale mooted that we will get a fixture list in May for the N1/N2 leagues for 2021/22. 

I think they are waiting to see that the roadmap is progressing as we can't even have scrum/maul training until at least Stage 3 of the Government roadmap, with full contact matches no less than two weeks after so no non-adapted law games could take place until 31st May at the earliest anyway.

I'd rather wait a month and know we have a more settled schedule than get a less settled schedule early. Hopefully we could get some friendlies going late July/early August so we can then stay after the game in the clubhouse to watch the Lions Tests.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Apr 2021 at 23:28
I have seen a schedule that says we will have fixtures by the end of April. Clubs’ special requests went to the NCA in March so there shouldn’t be too much delay. I’m not aware of any Level 3/4 Clubs folding yet.
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Originally posted by Halliford Halliford wrote:

I have seen a schedule that says we will have fixtures by the end of April. Clubs’ special requests went to the NCA in March so there shouldn’t be too much delay. I’m not aware of any Level 3/4 Clubs folding yet.


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Another great re-signing for DMP with BIG V - Talite Vaioleti carries on for his 9th or 10th season at DMP in excess of 140 1st 15 appearances. 

Seasoned in the 2nd or Back row the powerful Tongan international has for the last couple of seasons also expanded his skill set to cover front row. There must be at least 5 years left in V at prop lol. 

 Amazing to see V re-signing a real character and an all-round gentleman.  
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Again seems a lonely league for DMP next year lol

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top bloke v worked with me when he played at wharfedale  always polite   

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Alfie Barron re-signs on for next year with DMP, great news the prop has agreed to spend his 4th year with the club. Great news for DMP.


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DMP going for an invite into the Championship next season? Where are the other Nat 1 Teams and their news? Or are they saving it up for the closed season?

P.S. I wouldn't complain, as I would love another northern area club in the league - being a travelling supporter all those trips to the big smoke gets me down.


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Originally posted by castleparknight castleparknight wrote:

DMP going for an invite into the Championship next season? Where are the other Nat 1 Teams and their news? Or are they saving it up for the closed season?

P.S. I wouldn't complain, as I would love another northern area club in the league - being a travelling supporter all those trips to the big smoke gets me down.
Hmm. Re-signing players that only made sixth, and twenty plus points off promotion last time out? Wink
Doubt that'll turn all that many heads. You need to evaluate any new signings first, surely?
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Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Originally posted by castleparknight castleparknight wrote:

DMP going for an invite into the Championship next season? Where are the other Nat 1 Teams and their news? Or are they saving it up for the closed season?

P.S. I wouldn't complain, as I would love another northern area club in the league - being a travelling supporter all those trips to the big smoke gets me down.
Hmm. Re-signing players that only made sixth, and twenty plus points off promotion last time out? Wink
Doubt that'll turn all that many heads. You need to evaluate any new signings first, surely?

Re-signing core players may not turn heads but provides a great base to build from. Same players in seasons before finished higher than 6th and maybe bar Hartpury and Coventry they could of or should of been promoted. 

On that - another re-signing - 

Brandon Asher-Wood the electric South African Winger has signed on for next year also - fantastic player to keep a hold of - 

https://www.mowdenpark.com/news/asherwood-resigns-for-202122-2610995.html


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Kimbo the point raised is they are looking at keeping their core squad and taking some action to be in a state of readiness for the season ahead. Unfortunately, I am not seeing much movement by other clubs yet, and if they are doing so they aren't making it public knowledge. If that is to continue (unlikely I know) then a solution would be as alluded to previously.

Tongue in cheek and all that.......
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2021 at 16:14
Another re-signing.
One assumes there will additional, better, players too?
I was rather expecting to see DMP mounting a challenge before now.
Unless the pandemic has truly caused a severe hiatus in the ambitions of the other clubs, then the old sporting adage of 'standing still is going backwards' could well be self-fulfilling here.
Still, there's plenty of time, so maybe not all is lost yet.
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