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#101 Padge

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:01 PM

Newspapers are yesterdays medium. The poster was mentioning the coverage of the soccer promotion/relegation clashes on Sky Sports.

 

Since Sky cover RL and relegated/promoted teams would be either leaving or joining their coverage, it would be in their interest to A) cover the p and r news for their viewers and B) hype up any relegation battles they might be covering on their slate of televised games.

 

The media landscape is vastly changed since 1977. I don't think that's a relevant comparison.

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#102 Larry the Leit

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:13 PM

kevin brown and gareth hock, which marquee signings did your club make????

 

Hock is a loan signing from Wigan, Kevin Brown is about at marquee as Tommy Saxton.



#103 RSN

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:13 PM

kevin brown and gareth hock, which marquee signings did your club make????


Looking forward to seeing your signing Hock play for you next season.

#104 thundergaz

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:21 PM


Hock is a loan signing from Wigan, Kevin Brown is about at marquee as Tommy Saxton.


No need to bring our players into this debate lol. But I will say id rather have tommy lol.

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#105 Viking Warrior

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:45 PM

Hock is a loan signing from Wigan, Kevin Brown is about at marquee as Tommy Saxton.

so come on which marquee signings did your club make for this season???
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#106 Viking Warrior

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:48 PM

Looking forward to seeing your signing Hock play for you next season.

thats ok danny tickle is taking his place, who are barrow signing again??
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#107 RSN

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:13 PM

thats ok danny tickle is taking his place, who are barrow signing again??


Fantastic you may break into the top ten now.

#108 Viking Warrior

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:21 PM

Fantastic you may break into the top ten now.

the top 10 in super league is much higher than the bottom 10 in the championships...
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#109 gavin7094

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:52 PM

People who keep saying p and r won't work because there's little chance of part-timers from the championship being able to compete in the top division are probably right but aren't looking at the other possibility, which surely is to make the top division part- time again? All this argument counts for nothing. The simple truth is that rugby league is a minority sport played in a few small areas in the North and neither generates enough revenue to support all these full-time teams nor can it produce a big enough pool of players.
Super league couldn't care less what happened in the lower divisions. Bradford go bust with debts is £1.5 m get bailed out, York go bust with debts of £50,000, no one cares.
Super league may have raised fitness levels and given players time to spend all day in the gym and tattoo parlour, but it's so samey and boring. Wingers valued more for their ability to jump up and catch kicks rather than run fast and swerve past defenders. Forwards routinely getting spelled after 20 minutes etc. Bring back part time players and p and r and let's live within our means and make the game truly sustainable (and maybe more interesting?)
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#110 The Parksider

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:52 AM

People who keep saying p and r won't work because there's little chance of part-timers from the championship being able to compete in the top division are probably right but aren't looking at the other possibility, which surely is to make the top division part- time again? All this argument counts for nothing. The simple truth is that rugby league is a minority sport played in a few small areas in the North and neither generates enough revenue to support all these full-time teams nor can it produce a big enough pool of players.

The simple truth is the game is contracted to deliver to SKY an elite professional competition

There is no option to go part time without rejecting the SKY contract.

Reject that and the game will end up smaller than it was when it used to interest you.

#111 Larry the Leit

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:58 AM

so come on which marquee signings did your club make for this season???

 

We got an ex-SOO prop forward, but trinity don't do marquee signings these days as it's a waste of money.  Let me get this right, are you now saying that Brown is a marquee signing or not?  You seem somewhat confused.



#112 Viking Warrior

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:05 AM

you mean justin poore, another thug from the antipodes? and yes kevin brown is a marquee signing!!
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#113 Larry the Leit

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:07 AM

you mean justin poore, another thug from the antipodes? and yes kevin brown is a marquee signing!!

 

Had he signed for Widnes St Maries then I'd agree.


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#114 Viking Warrior

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:09 AM

yes kevin brown who has played continually in super league for his entire career and has represented his country!! but don't take that from me just look at how highly he is rated by people in the game.

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#115 Larry the Leit

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:12 AM

yes kevin brown who has played continually in super league for his entire career and has represented his country!! but don't take that from me just look at how highly he is rated by people in the game.

 

He started at Wigan, got shifted to Huddersfield, and now is at Widnes.  Would you describe that as an upwards curve?



#116 Viking Warrior

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:18 AM

he is part of the rejuvenation of our club and will play an important part in our development. his replacement is already in place at the club in danny craven so when kevin goes it will be a seamless transition without signing some overrated antipodean.
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#117 Larry the Leit

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:19 AM

he is part of the rejuvenation of our club and will play an important part in our development. his replacement is already in place at the club in danny craven so when kevin goes it will be a seamless transition without signing some overrated antipodean.

 

He's as marquee as Frank Winterstein.



#118 DeadShotKeen

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:56 AM

I'm shocked anyone really believes that P&R will do anything other than harm RL in the UK. No surprises the only morons pushing that barrow are self-interested parties who cannot see past the end of their own nose.

Spot on.

#119 Ponterover

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:15 PM

He's as marquee as Frank Winterstein.

Nice one

#120 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:11 PM

I'm shocked anyone really believes that P&R will do anything other than harm RL in the UK. No surprises the only morons pushing that barrow are self-interested parties who cannot see past the end of their own nose.


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