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#21 bowes

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 06:10 AM

QUOTE (IM2 @ Aug 15 2010, 10:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
they got promoted a few years ago. that was a massive achievement. its just a bad year

Not really they had one year where they bankrupt themselves for the 4th or 5th time allegedly breaking the salary cap and now they can't bring in Aussies. Better to play in a lower league til the locals areready to step up but not sure they'll be around much longer

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#22 nec

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 06:53 AM

QUOTE (bowes @ Aug 16 2010, 07:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not really they had one year where they bankrupt themselves for the 4th or 5th time allegedly breaking the salary cap and now they can't bring in Aussies. Better to play in a lower league til the locals areready to step up but not sure they'll be around much longer

They fell into the well trodden path of money man coming in then withdrawing himself and his money 18 months (or so) later. The people at the club are genuine rl folk that had little to do with past spending, they need and deserve our support. The club's immediate future is as the pinnacle of a local pyramid for jarrow, peterlee etc; which would not cost the earth but underpins development in the area.
Rugby League is a sport that desperately needs to expand its geographical supporter base and its player base. This imperative means that all other requirements are secondary until this is done.

All power in the game should be with governing bodies, especially international governing bodies.

Without these actions we will remain a minor sport internationally and nationally.

#23 Northern Sol

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 07:46 AM

QUOTE (champions @ Aug 15 2010, 08:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
gateshead last seven games conceded 60+ points, also conceded
132 points against blackpool earlier in season. speaks volumes for
rfl expansion. enough said !


You seem to be forgetting that the team that thrashed Gateshead (Skolars) are an expansion side. Had they been thrashed by a heartlands side then you might have a point (albeit a small one).

Also whilst it is debatable as to whether Blackpool is an expansion area, it is certainly not a heartlands one.

#24 Spicer

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:18 AM

Had a rare trip to Skolars yesterday. No shortage of effort or desire from the Gateshead side.
Well done to the loyal 16 or so that travelled down chanting and encouraging their side from start to
finish. It made the atmosphere.
Hope someone from Quins was on hand watching Skolars Sam Gee.
Seems far to good for that level.



#25 bowes

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:40 AM

QUOTE (nec @ Aug 16 2010, 07:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The club's immediate future is as the pinnacle of a local pyramid for jarrow, peterlee etc; which would not cost the earth but underpins development in the area.

I agree but what level should that team be playing at? Can't be doing them nay favours shipping 60+ points every week

#26 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 03:44 PM

Wigan 30 years ago were getting beat by many teams in the Old Division 1 and going nowhere fast. Should they have just given up? Halifax got beaten by Cawoods in the cup. Were massively in debt and bottom of the whole Pro Rugby League in the late 70s. 10 years on had been to Wembley twice including beating St.Helens and won the League! Bradford more or less died in the 1960s. Should they have just not bothered anymore? Cant just give up or say whats the point. Gateshead could become a strong Championship team in 10 or 15 years with a strong local amateur scene around the N.E.

#27 Matt J

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 03:47 PM

QUOTE (champions @ Aug 15 2010, 08:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
gateshead last seven games conceded 60+ points, also conceded
132 points against blackpool earlier in season. speaks volumes for
rfl expansion. enough said !


Because they're willing to try and play the game? They've competed in every fixture they've been set, cried none off, they can stay for mine.

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#28 gingerjon

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 03:48 PM

QUOTE (champions @ Aug 15 2010, 08:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
gateshead last seven games conceded 60+ points, also conceded
132 points against blackpool earlier in season. speaks volumes for
rfl expansion. enough said !


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#29 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 03:48 PM

QUOTE (Matt J @ Aug 16 2010, 04:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Because they're willing to try and play the game? They've competed in every fixture they've been set, cried none off, they can stay for mine.

Spot on.
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#30 bendyas

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:18 AM

QUOTE (Tommy The C5t @ Aug 15 2010, 08:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What's the point of spending thousands year after year going to watch the Bulls when you know the referee is going to spoil the game.


What's the point of me being on this forum when there's idiots like you.

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#31 Methven Hornet

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:25 AM

Would it be totally outrageous to ask what the point of Gateshead itself is?

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