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10 reasons to be positive about RL in 2013

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#1 thehullram

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

1. New owners at Bradford, Salford, Halifax, Featherstone and possibly Hull KR all looking to inprove their clubs
2. The Australain $ exchange rate. Far fewer journeymen Aussies coming over meaning more opportunities for homegrown players
3. RFL taking steps to improve their marketing. They aren't going to hit with everyone but they are certainly stepping up their game
4. A 14 league Championship. Leading to a 'full' league season for the Clubs involved
5. New sponsors coming on board. From Tetley's, Marriott Hotels, Foxy Bingo ;-) & on the verge of announcing a title sponsor for the Championship
6. New non-heartland Clubs for Championship 1.Who would have thought they would see 3 professional London teams, Oxford, Gateshead, 2 Welsh teams & Gloucestershire All Golds? They might all not last but some will and that means new people following the greatest game
7. The new Super League season starts on the same weekend as ther 6 nations. If you watch both it will remind us why we broke away and how much we need to stay away from the kicking compthat will be on the BBC
8. Gates are on the increase, there are possibly 7 clubs this year in with a chance of making either finals (next year could be as many as 10 if the new owners deliver on their promises)
9. Brian Barwick appointed as non-executive chairman. Can only lead to good things with sponsors & TV contracts
10. IT'S A RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP YEAR. Good marketing so far, encouraging pre sles (anyone have any updates), new sponsors & broadcast partners to be released soon. Some world class Englan players (Tomkins, Burgess, Roby, Ellis, Graham, Hall) that would grace any side on the planet, along with some great opportunities for some promising youngsters to step up to the plate (Hardaker, Watkins, Hill, Jones, Dixon)

Can anyone come up with 11 - 15 of positives for the upcoming year?

Edited by thehullram, 31 January 2013 - 04:52 PM.

#2 walter sobchak

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:56 PM

11. More "poms" plying their trade in the NRL making England more stronger.

#3 Hullfan

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:48 PM

12.new rhino ball

#4 tonyXIII

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

I haven't got any more reasons to add, but I'm sure someone will come up with lots more. For my part, I just feel privileged to be a fan of this fantastic game, to be able to watch a game where speed, strength, skill and bravery all play a significant part in producing a spectacle that is second to none.

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#5 RLDave

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:32 PM

13. New RFL Chairman

You can't beat an owl!

#6 longboard

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

And another one:-

Huddersfield to win a trophy. :)

#7 chuffer

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:46 PM

Hopefully a much closer season.....can't see wigan's dominance being repeated, no one would dare write Leeds off again, hull's potential, saints could surprise and of course wire fans expect a grand final win

#8 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

13. New RFL Chairman

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#9 Hodgo

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

14. More RL games / programmes on TV this year than ever before in my lifetime (well... assuming Premier Sports keep the NRL - fingers crossed)

#10 hindle xiii

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

15. we're not the 15 man code.

On Odsal Top baht 'at.

#11 RSN

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

16. Most entertaining sport on offer by a mile

#12 Wiltshire Rhino

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:50 PM

17. Looking forward to a good season for Swindon St George (not an M62 club)
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#13 thehullram

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

up to 17. Let's see how many positive rugby league stories we can get (that aren't too club biased).

#14 Viking Warrior

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

18 widnes being a more competetive team due to new signings
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#15 Pie tries

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:05 PM

15. we're not the 15 man code.

Oh yes !

#16 Pie tries

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:08 PM

Value for money sponsor of SL, return of the lions, euro internations, brad wiggins, Stephen jones apologizing for past sins and much much more !

#17 cookey

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:17 AM

I believe there have been major ground/facilities improvement at Workington - via the World Cup?

New £1 mill pitch at Headingley,new Stand at Hull KR,debts removed at Wakefield,Bradford and now Salford.Progress on new grounds for Wakefield and York.

#18 audois

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:22 PM

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#19 Finn

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:53 PM

The season is 10 months long, so there's no need to struggle home from work and dash out in winter for a Friday away game as there'll be another one along soon.

#20 HappyDave

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:58 PM

17. Looking forward to a good season for Swindon St George (not an M62 club)

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