Sport Accord recognition

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  1. Knownothing

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    There's a very simple solution. The thing about competitiveness is that when there are two products claiming the same name, the larger and wealthier usually does everything they can to keep the competition at bay.


    Neither sport is a charity, they are both in competition for similar players, sponsors and supporters.


    Competitiveness might not be fair, but then life is not fair when you boil it right down. And there is a solution, as I said earlier.
     
  2. taipan

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    Every occasion there is a delay or knock back for rl expansion.Union comes up with the Manuel alibi" I know nothing."

    Now if it smells like a barrier, sounds like a knockback and reeks of a hateful competitor, then it's union somewhere behind the haze.
    It's just too convenient for these delays ,in my book.Similarly to what is happening in South Africa.We have rugby in our name, therefore there is only one rugby.

    There is a distinction between competition in the market place,as long as there is no advantage gained through coercion ,and illegal practices such as impediments.
    It's like Woolworth,Coles against the small independent grocers.
     
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  3. deluded pom?

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    The late Manuel.
     
  4. taipan

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    He'll always be around in my mind. Geez I loved that show.
     
  5. deluded pom?

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    I hope he gets a statue built in his honour in Barcelona.
     
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  6. ParraEelsNRL

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    eh

    ;)
     
  7. siv

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  8. Lockyer4President!

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    Update thanks to Steve Mascord. He recently had an interview with RLIF chief David Collier.
    http://www.rugbyleaguehub.com/?p=173691

     
  9. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    So they delay until November and then suddenly realized November isnt an option. Who ever saw that one coming...

    I wonder what the excuse will be next May
     
  10. taipan

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    It's called keep stalling and postponing, they'll soon get tired of applying.

    I smell a leather patch around the corner.
     
  11. RL The greatest game

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  12. siv

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    Maybe it might be time to get Russell Crowe and the world media to help get RL recognised within the the Sports Accord
     
  13. adamkungl

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    lol why do people think Russel Crowe is relevant to anything
     
  14. adamkungl

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    Bump

    Perhaps this is why RL hasn't been given recognition:
    http://www.sportaccord.com/upload/Sportaccord Statutes 2017 ENG.PDF

    'a written declaration justifying that the sport or activity which they control does not conflict with or is not in rivalry with an already existing Member of GAISF'

    Seems like a rule to deliberately f**k us lol. Even if RL takes no antagonistic actions towards RU ever, RU can point to various acts it has and continues to do that show there is a rivalry.

    'a written declaration justifying that the IF is the only federation governing its sport on a world level. Provide, if any, the name of dissident organisations and explain how and which solutions were arranged'

    Oh look, just when there seems like hope of getting recognition, a new organisation run by spurned lovers with obvious links to Union pops up. f**k you WRL.

    'a list of its Member National Federations (where applicable), grouped by continents, which must count: :black_small_square: for summer sports, at least 40 (forty) active Member Federations from at least 3 (three) continents; :black_small_square: for winter sports, at least 25 (twenty-five) active Member Federations from at least 2 (two) continents. Only those sports which are practised on snow and ice are considered as winter sports'

    Rugby League does not have 40 active Member Federations. There are 42 total with some being obviously inactive (Morocco) and some being pretty dubious inclusions (Latvia, El Salvador). Pretty obvious the RLIF is trying to push the numbers up with lenient standards for observers.

    There are other criteria that might also be dubious. Imo RL is a long way off gaining recognition.
     
  15. Coastbloke

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    So, as an example. Motorsport?
    Are all Motorsports recognised by Sport Accord as 1 sport?
    If not, Do they allow differentation between F1 and Indy?
    Could anyone not familiar with the 2 tell the difference?
    Why?
     
  16. adamkungl

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    The similarity is not the sticking point (eg. ice hockey and field hockey are both members) but the rivalry.
    Seems like a very odd criteria to have as rule number f**king 1 dont you think?
    It basically gives existing members sole veto power over anyone they think might encroach on their territory.

    That World Rugby League organisation is the icing on the shit cake. If this gets resolved at the next meeting i'll be shocked.
     
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  17. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    TBF, when you have the exact same name as to other code that you are apparently not in competition with, it would be pretty easy to claim conflict exists.

    I can just imagine the Chairman of the RLIF turning up and facing this compaint. "Oh, we arent Rugby, we are Rugby. See the difference?"
     
  18. adamkungl

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    Yes of course, a name change would immediately resolve 100+ years of antagonism between codes and RU in various countries around the world would stop blocking us even though we still use the same ball and fields and concept.

    ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
     
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  19. deal.with.it

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    So all other sports have 40+ member nations? I call bullshit
     
  20. adamkungl

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    For example the American Football Federation has 105..
     

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