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#1 The Future is League

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:03 AM

http://www.express.c...s-gets-go-ahead

#2 Bleep1673

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:50 AM

How many people on here remember the last time we "Expanded" the WCC to include the entire league?

Both finalists were Australian, and if I remember correctly (& I'm sure to be corrected) all the semi-finalists were too, what make anyone think we have a strong enough League to prevent it happening again?
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#3 thirteenthman

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:52 AM

That article doesn't actually confirm that this has got the go ahead, and when asked on Boots n All last night, Gary Hetherington merely said that the Aussies clubs were now more aware of what the plan was.

#4 Dave T

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:55 AM

How many people on here remember the last time we "Expanded" the WCC to include the entire league?

Both finalists were Australian, and if I remember correctly (& I'm sure to be corrected) all the semi-finalists were too, what make anyone think we have a strong enough League to prevent it happening again?

I assume this won't happen again because the proposal is not to include all of the teams.

#5 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:27 PM

How many people on here remember the last time we "Expanded" the WCC to include the entire league?

Both finalists were Australian, and if I remember correctly (& I'm sure to be corrected) all the semi-finalists were too, what make anyone think we have a strong enough League to prevent it happening again?

Why do people argue against something using an extreme?

If you'd read the proposal, you'd see that that isn't on the cards and never will be.
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#6 Pottsy

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:32 PM

People like arguing, Wellsy.

Personally, I'd still like us to develop the 'Champions League' format that McManus is keen on, but I suspect the Hetherington plan is a more likely outcome.

#7 deluded pom?

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:42 PM

People like arguing, Wellsy.



No they don't.

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#8 brooza

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:59 PM

No they don't.

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#9 deluded pom?

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:14 PM

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I couldn't agree more.

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#10 Just to be clear

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:24 AM

No they don't.


Just to be clear, argument is an intellectual process. Contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of any statement the other person makes.

#11 roughyedspud

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:30 AM

its a bleeding ridiculous idea....it does'nt even "expand" the WCC....

3v3 & 2v2 games have nothing to do with the 1v1 WCC game....

so confident that format will work it'll only be used when the "WCC" is held in the uk every other year,in australia it'll be a single WCC game....its a effing shambles...why flip flop between formats???? it devalues a already worthless competition...

a proper expanded WCC should be a 4team 1v2 & 2v1 semi finals then a WCC final...rotated annually...

not rocket science...

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#12 markleeds

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:19 AM

Gary Hetherington should not be allowed anywhere near the management of this game.

#13 roughyedspud

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:44 AM

as i understand it leeds & wigan have wrangled it so they play in the "expanded" WCC whether they are champions or not......

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#14 boxhead

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:35 AM

Doubt it will ever happen.

#15 Dave T

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:37 AM

as i understand it leeds & wigan have wrangled it so they play in the "expanded" WCC whether they are champions or not......

if we have a situation where we have three teams involved that either didnt finish top 3, or make the gf or win the challenge cup thwn thats me done with this game.
It will have to be a top 3 series if they go down this route.
If leeds or wigan finish 6th say, and make no finals there can be.no justification for them being part of it.

#16 Pottsy

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:12 AM

As I said earlier, McManus's vision of a champions league format could be a huge gamechanger for rugby league.

I'm not so keen on Gary Hetherington's idea though.

#17 Dave T

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:25 AM

As I said earlier, McManus's vision of a champions league format could be a huge gamechanger for rugby league.

I'm not so keen on Gary Hetherington's idea though.

I'd like to think that if the three match 'World Series' proved to be competitive and attractive to audiences on both sides of the world then it would be much easier to progress this on to a top 4 from each comp tournament.

#18 Pottsy

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:10 AM

I'd like to think that if the three match 'World Series' proved to be competitive and attractive to audiences on both sides of the world then it would be much easier to progress this on to a top 4 from each comp tournament.


Absolutely. If this is intended to be a bridgehead in east abolishing a more meaningful competition then I'm all for it.

#19 roughyedspud

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:19 AM

but a NRL runner up v SL champions & NRL champions v SL runner up..then a final......instantly makes it a more meaningful comp...


fannying about having a "world series" one year... then a single game WCC the next....does absolutely nothing to bridge the gap between the WCC we're used to and a expanded version..

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#20 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:24 AM

Gary Hetherington should not be allowed anywhere near the management of this game.

Why? or is it just the Leeds thing?
Leeds have just announced a turnover of £10.7m and a profit of close to £0.7m.That suggests he knows how to keep a club solvent and maybe,just maybe do the same for others.

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