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2019 championship & league one..

Discussion in 'English Super League' started by roughyedspud, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. Walter sobchak

    Walter sobchak First Grade

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    Who knows. I don’t have any confidence in the RFL or believe a word that koukash says.
     
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  2. deluded pom?

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    Probably the best ever win in Coventry’s short history today, beating one of the early season favourites Newcastle by 32-28.
     
  3. Walter sobchak

    Walter sobchak First Grade

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    I really hope all the progress and momentum on and off the pitch doesn’t get derailed by thunders poor start.
     
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    deluded pom? Coach

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    The likes of Liam Finn need to step up and start doing what they were signed for. Finn was very poor IMO last week against Donny. Does he ever do much more than the little drop off to a support player?
     
  5. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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  6. adamkungl

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    Close call for Toulouse!
     
  7. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    Swinton almost won it after the siren as well.
     
  8. adamkungl

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    Create an environment that invites investment in the game and allows clubs old and new, from all over to thrive, without costing the RFL a cent.

    1. Open up the pyramid, remove the glass ceiling.

    The RFL funding model doesn't change, club grants for top 3 grades as is.
    But set up a promotion ladder from local leagues to NCL to League One and let any club who wants to have a crack do so.

    SL <- Championship <- League One remains 1-1 up down.
    League One relegates 2 down into NCL North and South with 1 up from each.
    Roughly divided as northern heartlands + Cumbria in north, rest of England + Wales in South. Current League One clubs by that division is 7 clubs north to 4 south. So drop 1 north and add 2 south for an even 12.
    NCL goes down into regional leagues, regional leagues into local leagues.


    2. Target areas, the RFL should be actively encouraging investors in big cities instead of shutting them down (eg Manchester Rangers)
    Manchester
    Liverpool
    Birmingham
    London
    Cardiff
    Dublin
    Belfast
    Glasgow
    Edinburgh
     
  9. Walter sobchak

    Walter sobchak First Grade

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    Not overly impressed by Toulouse so far this season but it’s far too early to be writing anybody off. Stan robin and gavin margaruite seem to be in form though which is good for France national tram also.
     
  10. Walter sobchak

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    Apparently Swinton had a few promising Wigan youngsters in their team on DR.
     
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    Reports of Eric Perez formerly of the Wolfpack has bought Hemel’s licence with a view of entering a 2nd Canadian team into the U.K. league structure.

    Not sure if I believe this as Perez doesn’t have the money and is more of a Middleman.
     
  12. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    Liam Forsyth, Liam Paisley and Chris Hankinson
     
  13. Walter sobchak

    Walter sobchak First Grade

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    Harry Smith.
     
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    Walter sobchak First Grade

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    Reports of Eric Perez formerly of the Wolfpack buying hemel’s licence in order to enter a 2nd Canadian team in league 1.
     
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    I can't see any more clubs joining the pyramid system in the UK unless they are self funding, like Toronto. If Marwan koukash and his partners are offering to self fund their Liverpool club bid the RFL will admit them as it wont cost the RFL a penny
     
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    I read something about Bath RL now having a backer willing to invest, that’s all I know and hope to find out more.
     
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    Hope so. Let the locals enjoy genuine free flowing, hard contact rugby !
     
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    What is the future though and will there be a pathway to Super league after the next tv deal is delivered?

    If you were New York or a second Canadian team I would be applying straight to Super league in maybe an expanded comp.
     
  19. Walter sobchak

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    I totally agree. I think the RFL have had enough failures with the likes of Gloucestershire allgolds, Hemel and oxford etc. I don’t think the Manchester bid had any serious backers or investment.
     
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    If the RFL concentrates on the North it will cease to exist in 50 years.
    The world is getting smaller and people can watch sports from all over the world, kids don't stick to the local leagues like they did 30 years ago.

    Whether it's Sydney or St Helens, RL isn't just competing with Union and Soccer, it's now competing with NBA and NFL too. People have limited attention and limited budgets.

    RL must be nationally and internationally relevant or it will be drowned under the Soccer, Union, NFL and NBA behemoths.
     

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