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The Championship is better than Superleague?


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#1 bearman

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:58 AM

Last nights NRC game between Batley and Fax was as good a game as I have ever watched.
Week after week Premier Sports are delivering exciting matches on Thursday nights
The commentary team of Dave Woods Ian Henderson and Brian Noble have really gelled and their enthusiasm shines through.
I can't help feeling that the Championship is being sold short by the RFL and those missing supporters who no longer go to games because its perceived as low level really are missing out.
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#2 Marauder

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:06 AM

Last nights NRC game between Batley and Fax was as good a game as I have ever watched.
Week after week Premier Sports are delivering exciting matches on Thursday nights
The commentary team of Dave Woods Ian Henderson and Brian Noble have really gelled and their enthusiasm shines through.
I can't help feeling that the Championship is being sold short by the RFL and those missing supporters who no longer go to games because its perceived as low level really are missing out.

I agree totally and IMO like the amateur game you are more likely to see more line breaks and off the cuff attacking rugby than in the very stereotyped Super League.


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#3 amh

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:26 AM

I'd certainly agree on the commentary team,  Andrew Henderson and Brian Noble talk like knowledgeable fans, and their positive enthusiasm and excitement comes across so well. Dave Woods does much better than Eddie Hemmings, ,makes a few mistakes but at least he's talking about the play more often than the OT tripe. The other guests they have had have been impressive too.

 

With regard to the CH, well it takes some beating for exciting games to watch.


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#4 Southstander13

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:30 AM

Last nights NRC game between Batley and Fax was as good a game as I have ever watched.
Week after week Premier Sports are delivering exciting matches on Thursday nights
The commentary team of Dave Woods Ian Henderson and Brian Noble have really gelled and their enthusiasm shines through.
I can't help feeling that the Championship is being sold short by the RFL and those missing supporters who no longer go to games because its perceived as low level really are missing out.

 

 

No wonder Halifax got beat by Dewsbury if they were having to field a team at Batley too :ph34r:

 

Was a great game though, commentary superb, brilliant entertainment!

 

Cant remember who scored it but the full length No Try by Fax was the best disallowed try ive ever seen. It also had Brian Noble discussing Andrew Hendersons commentary of it "I think Hendo's popped his cork" :biggrin:


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#5 gingerjon

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:00 AM

I saw a pretty ropey Championship 1 match on Sunday.  

 

From this I conclude that any match where the away team wears red will be of poor quality.


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#6 tim2

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:43 AM

The Sheffield v Dewsbury game last week was horrible; mistake ridden and flat. There are quite a lot of one sided games as well, but the main thing at any level is that any close run game of RL is entertaining.
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#7 Johnoco

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:49 AM

What tim2 said. I can't do with this inter division bickering. Any level of RL, from social to SL can provide brilliant games; why the need to segregate like this? Its all RL to me.

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#8 saints10coach

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:52 AM

The Sheffield v Dewsbury game last week was horrible; mistake ridden and flat. There are quite a lot of one sided games as well, but the main thing at any level is that any close run game of RL is entertaining.

You did not see Oldham v Oxford then. 2 points in it and very boring.



#9 Ackroman

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:11 AM

What tim2 said. I can't do with this inter division bickering.

Same here. And it comes from both sides in equal measures. The 2 games I've seen in the last seven days including last nights, were excellent entertainment.

#10 Ponterover

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:26 AM

It's different, but not sure about better.  Depends what your preference is.

 

My personal opinion is that because it's that bit slower, you tend to see more handling skill on display.  Attacks in SL tend to rely far too much on a quick PTB for my taste.



#11 Gav Wilson

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:36 AM

International, NRL, SL, Championship, Championship 1, Amateur.

 

Its all great!

 

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:29 PM

As a Batley fan who has seen the second (and third) tiers of English RL over the last 25 years, I can say honestly that the product on the field is now as good as its ever been, and when you get two evenly matched sides its as good as anything served up in the top flight.

That said, as with the super league, there can be the odd lop sided contest and some real terrible games dished up.

Overall its as good and as exciting as super league on its day, but just like super league, can serve up some dross too from time to time.

Hopefully the upcoming restructure of the game will allow all levels to develop further.
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#13 Celtic Rooster

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:23 PM

I gave up on Super League after the first 3 seasons. Go to the Racecourse ground and talk to the North Wales crusaders fans. The vast majority of them are enjoying the championship more than they ever did Super Greed! The forward pass is still against the law to most championship referee's. My greatest passion though is amateur and from next season I am seriously considering that that is the only level I am going to watch the game. Dual registration is wrong and I can't support a sport that thinks its right. I am not a loyal person. I go where I am entertained. I gave up watching Manchester United in 1981 because I discovered a much better game - Rugby League in the mid 70's. Unfortunately though, Super League has ruined the game.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:20 PM

It's different, but not sure about better. Depends what your preference is.

My personal opinion is that because it's that bit slower, you tend to see more handling skill on display. Attacks in SL tend to rely far too much on a quick PTB for my taste.

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#15 chuffer

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:53 PM

No need to compare with SL but what I would say is that the games I've seen this year have been more entertaining and exciting than the games I saw last year....no idea why

#16 The Parksider

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:27 PM

Super League has ruined the game.

Funny that.

I thought it had saved the game when it attracted well,over £200,000,000 into the game by fulfilling SKY TV contracts....

#17 Celtic Rooster

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:14 AM

Your getting Super League mixed up with Rugby League. Rugby League is the one where you have to pass the ball backwards. Super League has benefited 14 clubs. Everybody else as suffered because of it.



#18 Wiltshire Rhino

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 05:08 AM

International, NRL, SL, Championship, Championship 1, Amateur.

Its all great!

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#19 nec

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:51 AM


Your getting Super League mixed up with Rugby League. Rugby League is the one where you have to pass the ball backwards. Super League has benefited 14 clubs. Everybody else as suffered because of it.

you might be surprised to learn that other clubs voted for it and have accepted 'blood money' payments from Sky since it started. Yes the system could be better, dual registration and no promotion/relegation do not sit well with British sporting values (even though they are effective in more successful leagues elsewhere). However, without the cash received since 1995 several clubs would have followed Carlisle into liquidation.
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.

#20 The Parksider

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:57 AM

Super League has benefited 14 clubs. Everybody else as suffered because of it.

The SKY contract brought millions into the game. Sadly SKY only wanted to pay for a small professional league and of course the big clubs benefitted and the small clubs were left out but firstly blame SKY.

Secondly consider if the SKY contract had been turned down. Do you really think the game would be thriving, and the "everybody else" doing great.

By simple definition they'd be the even smaller skinter clubs playing in a much smaller and skinter game




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