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#21 jannerboyuk

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 10:17 AM

QUOTE (petero @ Jul 26 2010, 10:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gotta agree with all of that, especially the part I took the liberty to put in bold print.

I am sorry to say that regrettably I forecast that yet again this Welsh experiment would come to nothing. I have witnessed this happen so often that it is sickening to watch it all unfold and inevitably with the same old outcome eventually yet again.

Welsh= RU! RL: not wanted!!
The main reason behind that opinion is that RL is viewed as an ENGLISH version of the game of rugby and for that one aspect alone is regarded as alien.

I would love to be proven wrong but I fear that Wrexham will go the way that the other Welsh forays have and oblivion will once more occur, as sure as eggs is eggs!

Sorry mate that's utter defeatist bollix. The welsh don't hate something just because it's English. There us a lingering disdain in some circles that league took players in years gone by but that's it. League is struggling but it's an unbelievably difficult and expensive thing to grow a sport in a area with other established sports. Whether that's Wales or anywhere else. It takes time, patience, money and luck. Which itself requires will.
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Predictions for the future -
Crusaders RL to get a franchise for 2012 onwards -WRONG
Widnes Vikings also to get a franchise - RIGHT
Crusaders RL to do the double over Widnes and finish five places ahead of them -WRONG
Widnes Vikings NOT to dominate rugby league in years to come! STILL TO COME

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http://www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk/

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#22 jannerboyuk

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 10:17 AM

QUOTE (petero @ Jul 26 2010, 10:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gotta agree with all of that, especially the part I took the liberty to put in bold print.

I am sorry to say that regrettably I forecast that yet again this Welsh experiment would come to nothing. I have witnessed this happen so often that it is sickening to watch it all unfold and inevitably with the same old outcome eventually yet again.

Welsh= RU! RL: not wanted!!
The main reason behind that opinion is that RL is viewed as an ENGLISH version of the game of rugby and for that one aspect alone is regarded as alien.

I would love to be proven wrong but I fear that Wrexham will go the way that the other Welsh forays have and oblivion will once more occur, as sure as eggs is eggs!

Sorry mate that's utter defeatist bollix. The welsh don't hate something just because it's English. There us a lingering disdain in some circles that league took players in years gone by but that's it. League is struggling but it's an unbelievably difficult and expensive thing to grow a sport in a area with other established sports. Whether that's Wales or anywhere else. It takes time, patience, money and luck. Which itself requires will.
PROUD TO BE A MEMBER OF http://www.rugbyleaguecares.org/ and http://www.walesrugb...-wales-for-2013
Predictions for the future -
Crusaders RL to get a franchise for 2012 onwards -WRONG
Widnes Vikings also to get a franchise - RIGHT
Crusaders RL to do the double over Widnes and finish five places ahead of them -WRONG
Widnes Vikings NOT to dominate rugby league in years to come! STILL TO COME

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/cardiffdemonsrlfc/
http://www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk/

I promise to pay �10 to the charity of Bomb Jacks choice if Widnes Millionaires finish above the battling underdogs Crusaders RL. I OWE A TENNER!
http://www.jaxaxe.co...89/Default.aspx

#23 Cardiff Cymru

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 10:22 AM

South Wales Scorpions are given very good coverage by the South Wales Evening Post and by Nation Radio and Bay Radio. The South Wales Echo is okay but not fantastic. Less said about the WRU run Western Mail the better. But very pleased with the South Wales Evening Post that covers Neath, Swansea and further west.

However I agree with BBC's coverage, it's dreadful for all of rugby league but in Wales especially. ITV do something if you kick them a bit, they even showed the Scorpions' win over Rochdale on the news a few weeks ago, but it is all few and far between.

BringbackGB says despite the fantastic win against Cas the only mention that the game will get on BBC or ITV Wales during the sports bulletin will be and finally in rugby league, Crusaders beat Castleford Tigers 30-24. RL would get similar media exposure in Wales if Crusaders won the World Club Challenge and Wales won the World Cup.

Sorry but we don't even get that a lot of the time on the TV news. BBC Sports Review of the Year Wales edition ignored Wales' European Cup win despite mentioned Iestyn Harris was coach of the side!
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#24 Cardiff Cymru

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 10:57 AM

QUOTE (petero @ Jul 26 2010, 10:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gotta agree with all of that, especially the part I took the liberty to put in bold print.

I am sorry to say that regrettably I forecast that yet again this Welsh experiment would come to nothing. I have witnessed this happen so often that it is sickening to watch it all unfold and inevitably with the same old outcome eventually yet again.

Welsh= RU! RL: not wanted!!
The main reason behind that opinion is that RL is viewed as an ENGLISH version of the game of rugby and for that one aspect alone is regarded as alien.

I would love to be proven wrong but I fear that Wrexham will go the way that the other Welsh forays have and oblivion will once more occur, as sure as eggs is eggs!


The Welsh experiment or the Crusaders experiment? Go to http://www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk and read about the youngsters, the students etc. Also go to http://www.crusadersrfl.com and take a look at the academy and scholorship sections. All is building very nicely down here in Wales and the numbers playing rugby league increase all the time.
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#25 Matt J

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 10:58 AM

I don't see the point in Crusaders playing a game in South Wales, a place where they screwed over their fans, they have the Scorpions to concentrate on now. It would be like me giving a good seeing to to my ex to make sure she's fine, but I can't see my girlfriend looking too kindly on it, they should have just played every home game in Wrexham.

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#26 EastLondonMike

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 11:43 AM

did they screw over their fans matt?.. i thought it was more a case of leighton samuel srewing them over.. he club would have stayed their if it was possible im sure..

i personally think wales RL will bear fruit. the current generation of 14-15 year olds wont bear the grudges of the past like their parents or grandparents might.. and id wager a lot of those parents wont begrudge their child playing RL if theyre also playing RU, which in wales theyre always going to do..

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