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#1 League Express

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 09:13 AM

The RFL has congratulated Richard Lewis after its former Chairman was made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Lewis, who left the RFL in April 2012 after 10 years to become Chief Executive of The All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon, was also Chairman of Sport England until April this year and receives his CBE in recognition of his services to sports administration.

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#2 The Daddy_merged

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 09:14 AM

Sorely missed

#3 getdownmonkeyman

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:46 AM

Sorely missed

 

Very much so.



#4 DiddyDave

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:14 AM

Correct,there`s no way he would`ve got an award had he still been involved with the working man`s game of Rugby League!!

#5 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:16 AM

Correct,there`s no way he would`ve got an award had he still been involved with the working man`s game of Rugby League!!

It isn't a 'working man's' game
It's a game for everybody

The image that you are perpetuating is one that holds the game back

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#6 hindle xiii

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:17 AM

It'll be honours all round if we win the World Cup won't it? :unsure:


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#7 JohnM

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:47 AM

me me me me me me first, please!



#8 sweaty craiq

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:06 PM

This was reward for ruining our sport and he was probably proposed by the RFU, wasn't it?

 

A bit like some folk can never forgive Maggie, I can never forgive him.



#9 JohnM

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:50 PM

I was going to say that your post was complete and utter ###### but in the spirit of the forum Ts and Cs,  I decided not to.



#10 GeordieSaint

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 02:58 PM

Congratulations to Mr Lewis. He may have made some decisions that were unpopular with some supporters but there is no doubting his overall impact on the game has been positive dragging the RFL out of the abyss post-2000. I do worry Wood and Rimmer are dragging it back there at times...


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#11 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:15 PM

Richard Lewis did a fantastic job. Only two mistakes were made in his tenure:

1/ getting rid of automatic promotion and relegation
2/ getting rid of GB (I understand some of the funding reasoning for greater focus on England but we should at least have retained Lions tours every four years).

Oddly enough (or perhaps not bearing in mind the time of year) I saw him on a bus in Wimbledon about 2 weeks ago.

#12 HKR AWAY DAYS

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:02 PM

Fantastic news. Congrats to the fella.



#13 South Wakefield Sharks

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:21 PM

Richard Lewis did a fantastic job. Only two mistakes were made in his tenure:

1/ getting rid of automatic promotion and relegation
2/ getting rid of GB (I understand some of the funding reasoning for greater focus on England but we should at least have retained Lions tours every four years).

Oddly enough (or perhaps not bearing in mind the time of year) I saw him on a bus in Wimbledon about 2 weeks ago.

 

This getting rid of GB is a popular misconception. Lewis never said that there would be no more GB. He said he felt it was best to have it as a touring side, and that we needed time to build the England brand. I'd say that over the last few years we've sort of done that. If we have a good world cup and Wales do well too, then I'd expect to the a tour for GB in the next few years. Now that will be a trip worth going on!



#14 The Daddy_merged

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:36 PM

Richard Lewis did a fantastic job. Only two mistakes were made in his tenure:

1/ getting rid of automatic promotion and relegation
2/ getting rid of GB (I understand some of the funding reasoning for greater focus on England but we should at least have retained Lions tours every four years).

Oddly enough (or perhaps not bearing in mind the time of year) I saw him on a bus in Wimbledon about 2 weeks ago.

 

Both of which in my view was the correct decision, the GB crowds tell the story and they weren't much to write home about.



#15 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:06 PM

Both of which in my view was the correct decision, the GB crowds tell the story and they weren't much to write home about.


Getting rid of P&R has been devastating for fans outside SL (removing any hope and interest) as well as for fans of SL clubs like London (the rest of this SL season is meaningless - I've stopped going to the league matches).

GB tours should have stayed

#16 JohnM

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:21 PM

That's not true, though. Just repeating it does.not make it so.

#17 The Daddy_merged

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:33 PM

Getting rid of P&R has been devastating for fans outside SL (removing any hope and interest) as well as for fans of SL clubs like London (the rest of this SL season is meaningless - I've stopped going to the league matches).

Do you have any stats or evidence to back this up?

GB tours should have stayed



#18 keighley

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:59 PM

Both of which in my view was the correct decision, the GB crowds tell the story and they weren't much to write home about.

You mean like the 73,631 world record attendance at Wembley in 1992.

#19 The Future is League

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:24 AM

Please return Richard, Rugby League in this country needs you. Were like a rudderless ship at the moment.


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#20 Larry the Leit

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:26 AM

Nostalgia for Richard Lewis, have people been on te cooking sherry?




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