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#1 WESTFIELDTERRIER

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 09:02 AM

in rugby papers thismorning.They dont have to reach a grand final to apply for superleague licence.there killing this game.were the only league in the world were you can go ndown but not up.even pont colliers[football team]can still aspire to the premiership.what a joke our sport is seriously considering not bothering no more.still buy a season ticket but not go fed up
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Posted 01 March 2010 - 10:31 AM

Shocking news, but not totally unexpected.
With attendances falling fast in the Championship leagues, the future of the sport in 'traditional' heartlands is in serious threat.

A vote of 'NO CONFIDENCE' in the RFL is what's required. With the current plebs in charge, the sports going under.



#3 Michael Bates

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:31 AM

I'd like to say that I had confidence in the RFL sticking to their rules and that I didn't see this coming a mile away, but that'd make me a liar.

#4 Matt J

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 12:22 PM

QUOTE (WESTFIELDTERRIER @ Mar 1 2010, 11:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
in rugby papers thismorning.They dont have to reach a grand final to apply for superleague licence.there killing this game.were the only league in the world were you can go ndown but not up.even pont colliers[football team]can still aspire to the premiership.what a joke our sport is seriously considering not bothering no more.still buy a season ticket but not go fed up


Well, I honestly thought they were going to stick to the rules set, I really did, some people need to be kicked out of Red Hall now.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 12:57 PM

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#6 muddyfunster

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 01:05 PM

No surprises here really, same old rule bending! That's Salford going at least then.
Time to Kick Mr Lewis & Wood out.
I honestly can't understand why the CC Chairmen don't take issue with these two bloody idiots! They are both killing the game outside SL but can't seem to understand without Championship rugby there would be no SL.

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#7 Michael Bates

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 01:23 PM

To add more fuel to the fire Toulouse have come out and said they knew they didn't have to follow the criteria that other clubs had from when they were accepted in to the championship to get a super league license. Surely if the other championship clubs knew this at the time Toulouse wouldn't have even been accepted? What an absolute farce.

#8 PJT

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 01:27 PM

I'd like people to try and defend this move.

Nothing comes as a surprise though with th RFL, laughing stock.

#9 Chris Taylor

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 01:29 PM

QUOTE (PJT @ Mar 1 2010, 02:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd like people to try and defend this move.

Nothing comes as a surprise though with th RFL, laughing stock.


You can't Paul, what a joke.
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#10 FevDean32

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 01:31 PM

If it wasn't for supporting rovers i would walk away from this game for as long as this current format continues.

#11 Matt J

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 01:48 PM

QUOTE (PJT @ Mar 1 2010, 03:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd like people to try and defend this move.

Nothing comes as a surprise though with th RFL, laughing stock.


No defence at all, another dark chapter in Super League history.

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#12 Matt J

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 03:10 PM

There's no wonder we can't touch the Aussies, teams that do well on the pitch get shafted for teams that have their pitch in France.

They put as many French teams into Super League as they like, until they start rewarding teams on the pitch (which the original franchise idea was) then theres not going to be enough quality to go onto the higher level.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 03:16 PM

QUOTE (PJT @ Mar 1 2010, 01:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd like people to try and defend this move.

I'm usually the first person to come on here and defend "expansionism", but after this I'm just shaking my head in disbelief.

You're welcome to queue up and say "I told you so". angry.gif
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Posted 01 March 2010 - 03:42 PM

QUOTE (FevDean32 @ Mar 1 2010, 01:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If it wasn't for supporting rovers i would walk away from this game for as long as this current format continues.

you and possibley 1200+ others...as my mate DMS keeps saying "if it aint fev i aint interersted"......the're dragging us to hell in a handcart mad.gif absolute pathetic judgment by pathetic individuals....GET BACK TO THE RUDDY LAWN TENNIS PAL angry.gif

#15 sidnee

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 03:54 PM

I know they make it up as they go along, but surely there should be some legal challenge to this. Restriction of trade or something, because if not, we may as well pack in now angry.gif

What next, if your a French team its 4 points for a win, draw or loss!!!! Or if the opposition can't get there because French air traffic control are on strike they forfeit the game.
Bizarre ideas, but I wouldn't put owt past em! blink.gif
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#16 Jimmy B

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 04:12 PM

QUOTE (Jonty @ Mar 1 2010, 03:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm usually the first person to come on here and defend "expansionism", but after this I'm just shaking my head in disbelief.

You're welcome to queue up and say "I told you so". angry.gif


I told you you had a lot to learn about RL some time ago Jonty!
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#17 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 04:24 PM

According to the League Express the Toulouse club knew right from the outset that they wouldn't need to qualify for the GF in order to gain a SL licence while everyone else within the game was being deliberately deceived by the RFL. The professional game at our level is being systematically dismantled in order to create a feeder system to save SL clubs the expense of running reserve sides, dual registration being the start. If the Championship clubs don't discover some 'bottle' soon and stand up to these destructive influences, the game below SL is dead, no two ways about it.

It will be very interesting to see how the clubs react to this. I'm not holding my breath. Lambs to the slaughter once again, I fear.

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#18 Chris Taylor

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 04:26 PM

QUOTE (GAZ1983 @ Mar 1 2010, 04:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
GET BACK TO THE RUDDY LAWN TENNIS PAL angry.gif


Isn't it Wood in 'charge' at the moment?
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#19 Chris Taylor

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 04:26 PM

QUOTE (Terry Mullaney @ Mar 1 2010, 05:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It will be very interesting to see how the clubs react to this. I'm not holding my breath. Lambs to the slaughter once again, I fear.


Terry, agree with you here, the clubs need to get together and show some bottle.
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#20 DMS

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 05:00 PM

No surprise whatsoever at this news. From my house i can see the ground and in the not too distant future it would be no surprise to me to be looking at a nice new housing estate. The game below SL is being allowed to wither and die. I've said it on this forum many times and been shouted down. Franchising, dual registration and the power of the SL clubs will see all championship clubs become feeder clubs or dissapear.
Has anyone else noticed how the SL lackeys Stephenson and Sadler make no mention of it in their columns, even though they have both used fillers to bolster their pages.
As far as i'm concerned, SL, the national team and anything to do with rugby league outside our division can go to hell. I grew up in Hull and have followed RL all my life but i no longer have any love for this game, in fact i hate it. IF IT AIN'T FEV, I AIN'T INTERESTED
Roll on the cricket season, they split their league into two just so they could have promotion and relegation. Bit thick this cricket lot???????????
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