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RUFC - The Johnstone's Paint Trophy

RUFC - The Johnstone's Paint Trophy

What do you think about the Johnstone's Paint Trophy?

Once again, we have gone out of the competition at the first time of asking - but did it really matter?

Before the game the Millers Assistant Manager Paul Raynor said that they would be taking the competition seriously and he's right that there is a trophy to win at the end of it. We know because we've done it, albeit under a different name.

I think people who know me will know I don't really like this competition although I have, in the last couple of seasons, been to see the games. I've always said that all the competition does is injure your players and put them in the shop window for others to come and have a look at.

I've heard someone say that the biggest problem is 'when' the competition takes place. And I got thinking about this and wondered if it would be viable to have this competition pre-season instead of friendly games? We didn't get four thousand at the New York Stadium for the game against York and I wonder if there would be any more come if it was held in late June/July when the fans have been deprived of football for a few weeks?

I think we've got to remember that this is a trophy that we have a chance to win. But, could we do without it?

And, would we have done without our trip to Wembley in 1996?

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Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Tuesday September 11 2012
Time: 9:09AM

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