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Which clubs are most at risk of losing their licences?


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Poll: Who's off to NL1? (92 member(s) have cast votes)

Pick 2 :)

  1. Catalans (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Castleford (43 votes [27.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.04%

  3. Crusaders (5 votes [3.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.14%

  4. Quins RL (11 votes [6.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.92%

  5. Huddersfield (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Hull KR (2 votes [1.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.26%

  7. Salford (25 votes [15.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.72%

  8. Wakefield (68 votes [42.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.77%

  9. Bradford - lolz (5 votes [3.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.14%

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#1 Northern Exposure

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:34 AM

Who's out?
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#2 Bomb Jack

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:45 AM

QUOTE (Northern Exposure @ Jul 28 2010, 11:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Who's out?



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#3 Northern Exposure

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:46 AM

QUOTE (Bomb Jack @ Jul 28 2010, 11:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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This is based on 'C' licences last time
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#4 Bomb Jack

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:51 AM

I don't think there's a cat in hell's chance they will kick two out..........
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:58 AM

QUOTE (Bomb Jack @ Jul 28 2010, 11:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think there's a cat in hell's chance they will kick two out..........


Well, i reckon it'll be one of Cas and Wakey plus Quins.
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 11:30 AM

QUOTE (Bomb Jack @ Jul 28 2010, 11:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think there's a cat in hell's chance they will kick two out..........

Yeah other than you there's noone really suitable to move up. Maybe Halifax at a push.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 11:36 AM

QUOTE (bowes @ Jul 28 2010, 12:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah other than you there's noone really suitable to move up. Maybe Halifax at a push.


What makes a club suitable Bowes? If they can pull in 5k crowds for a division where you have no guarantee whether your results will get you up? Fans won't by that - ever.

That means that clubs in NL1 are forever to be on the backfoot crowd wise

#8 Scubby

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 11:37 AM

Wakefield are in deep trouble IMO. They have pulled the wool over the RFL's eyes for the past decade (e.g. Oakwell, Denby Dale Road, Thornes Park, that John bloke who wanted to sign Dallaglio and then it went t*ts up). If they are to have any hope of staying in SL I think that full planning persmission and full CONSTRUCTION (not the old chestnut of site clearance) needs to be in place.

Anyone who knows about big projects will know the hoops the stadium has to go through in order to simply get past the planning stage. Can it be done by next spring - I'm not sure.

#9 shrek

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 11:37 AM

I have a sinking feeling about Crusaders mainly based on our past form with expansion as a game and the rumours surrounding Brian Noble, linked to Worcestor if the papers are to be believed, whilst he has his critics I'd have thought they'd have been looking to keep him on as they build for the future if all was well.


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#10 Matt J

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 11:39 AM

Keep in mind 'NL1' and the National Leagues don't exist anymore dry.gif

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#11 bowes

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 11:47 AM

QUOTE (Lobbygobbler @ Jul 28 2010, 12:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What makes a club suitable Bowes? If they can pull in 5k crowds for a division where you have no guarantee whether your results will get you up? Fans won't by that - ever.

That means that clubs in NL1 are forever to be on the backfoot crowd wise

Well you'd meet criteria if you make the final this year, but I can't see why they'd chuck 2 clubs out for you unless 2 clubs hit financial trouble (not impossible) or more likely 3 with Halifax getting in. Barrow, Featherstone and Batley have no chance and everyone else will be ineligible

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 11:54 AM

QUOTE (Matt J @ Jul 28 2010, 12:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Keep in mind 'NL1' and the National Leagues don't exist anymore dry.gif

True. Personally i felt NL1 and NL2 was a more relevant name, I notice Union has also followed suit, their second teir is no known as the championship.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 11:58 AM

QUOTE (bowes @ Jul 28 2010, 12:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Barrow have no chance


Don't tell the Barrow fans that ph34r.gif

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#14 dallymessenger

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:00 PM

widnes will replace wakey which will only strengthen the elite competition

further wakey being booted from SL is the only option after so many failed promises re their ground

it just makes a mockery of the system.

#15 EastLondonMike

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:03 PM

like many i think its cas and wakey that have the most to fear.. and id hate to see both famous old clubs go.. but think unless a second viable addition, other than widnes, comes to light, it will only be one club to drop out..

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:08 PM

Out of all the clubs Wakey have to be most worried really, and rightly so given their track record (and their recent refusal to groundshare with Cas)

Widnes are best placed to come up, and much as it pains me to see another club from the wrong side of the hills in SL, it might be for the best.

#17 Bomb Jack

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:21 PM

QUOTE (Ant @ Jul 28 2010, 01:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
and much as it pains me to see another club from the wrong side of the hills in SL, it might be for the best.


Why is it that Yorkshire folk are so Tribal ?

Does it matter where a Team is based if they are strong enough ?
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#18 Ackroman

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:39 PM

QUOTE (Bomb Jack @ Jul 28 2010, 01:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why is it that Yorkshire folk are so Tribal ?

Does it matter where a Team is based if they are strong enough ?



Sorry to take a slight turn on your comment but seems it does matter if you're a club in the Championship. The fact that the majority are in or around the M62 is a dead loss for getting a SL licence.

I just wish your comment was true.

#19 dallymessenger

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:49 PM

down the track if the bulls continue as they are, i can see halifax replacing them

the RFL will just pick off all the clubs with dud grounds, poor finances and replace them with stronger clubs

wakey and cas are the standouts.

after that even a club like bradford is at risk if they continue as they are

hopefully standards rise so all clubs have to keep improving to stay in sl

#20 jackknife

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:55 PM

does it make any differance who finishes highest in the SL to who gets the chop?
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