Super league structure 2019 super 8s gone

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  1. Perth Red

    Perth Red Immortal

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    Dont be silly, this is English RL, it is a written law you have to change the league structure every 4-5 years or when a new CEO comes in. Next up will be the debate to go to 14 teams to deal with the lack of TV content.
     
  2. roughyedspud

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    Yes ...it was a convoluted process to give the top 8 more home games and the bottom 4 v top 4 a false sense of equality.....
     
  3. LeedsStorm

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  4. deluded pom?

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    They actually let Elstone make the announcement even though the RFL had no idea it was coming. Welcome to RL Mr Elstone.
     
  5. adamkungl

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    One thing Leeds boss isn't wrong about - it was definitely a power grab by the SL bosses. Whether that is a good or a bad thing remains to be seen.
     
  6. titoelcolombiano

    titoelcolombiano Juniors

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    I liked the super and middle 8's but I can see how it is confusing to the casual sports fan that doesn't follow RL closely.

    I hope Toulouse and Toronto go up this year and Catalan stay up - that will then mean that the English contingent drop from 11 to 9. Whilst this seems bad for England on the surface, it actually creates much stronger SL teams as the top talent squeezes into 9 teams and should create a much more intense SL. The French teams should be able to fill themselves with French talent and ex-pats and Toronto will pick up what they can from around the world, but will have a bit of cash to spend. It could be the most interesting SL season in history.
     
  7. Springs09

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    So who would be the preferable English teams to drop down? Widnes and Salford?
     
  8. siv

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    I would drop overseas teams

    Let the English champions have a post season playoff with the French champions

    The begining of a Euro champions league
     
  9. Pommy

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    Lol no, the talent will still be spread around 12 teams those teams will just have a larger geographical spread. It’s not like Canada or France and going to overnight start producing enough players to fill up these teams.
     
  10. titoelcolombiano

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    Toulouse have a squad full of Frenchmen now - I'd imagine that quite a large percentage will stay (not all of course).
     
  11. Pommy

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    I hope so as well I’m just not that confident it will happen. Toronto are certainly a good length of time away from being able to field a Canadian looking squad. I have no issue with that either but it is worth noting.
     
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    Salford might not be around by then..
     
  13. CC_Roosters

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    Seen that, it makes the sport look like a laughing stock when it's governing bodies are contradicting each other and grand standing at the others expense. 1 up 1 down seems fair enough to me as it allows clubs to be ambitious to reach the top flight through performance and a simple home and away season reduces the silly amount of games being played.
     
  14. deluded pom?

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    It’s not a simple home and away season. They have promised Sky X amount of games and to make up the shortfall they are playing randomly drawn matches. SL shouldn’t have made an announcement without informing the RFL first.
     
  15. deal.with.it

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    Great articles coming out from Bradford, Leeds and another league 1/champ team (name lost on me)
     
  16. deluded pom?

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    Fev’s chairman has put a response out there too.
     
  17. Dakink

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    Any chance of posting the replies?
     
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