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#1 getting2old

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 08:45 AM

Wakefield, London, Bradford, Castleford & Now Sheffield all in some form of trouble its ok laughing but its no good for the game. We will soon have nobody to play against. We need a stronger body running rugby league whom all must have a business sense, a love for the game a large figure head who gets everybody respect someone along Sir Rodney Walker and David Hinchcliffe this people can attract better support from government both local and national this game needs HELP before its too late.

We also need some what called lay men these must have the blood of game running through em. I don't care what club they support everyone with a love for the game can help

 

Are we going to let this game die.

 

 



#2 Robin Evans

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 08:54 AM

You have a plan????
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#3 oldrover

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:39 AM

Wakefield, London, Bradford, Castleford & Now Sheffield all in some form of trouble its ok laughing but its no good for the game. We will soon have nobody to play against. We need a stronger body running rugby league whom all must have a business sense, a love for the game a large figure head who gets everybody respect someone along Sir Rodney Walker and David Hinchcliffe this people can attract better support from government both local and national this game needs HELP before its too late.

We also need some what called lay men these must have the blood of game running through em. I don't care what club they support everyone with a love for the game can help

 

Are we going to let this game die.

we have a very LARGE figurehead in nigel woods, and walker and hinchcliffe have both been involved with wakey haven't they?. wouldn't want that on your cv


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#4 Maureen T-k

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:49 AM

Wakefield, London, Bradford, Castleford & Now Sheffield all in some form of trouble its ok laughing but its no good for the game. We will soon have nobody to play against. We need a stronger body running rugby league whom all must have a business sense, a love for the game a large figure head who gets everybody respect someone along Sir Rodney Walker and David Hinchcliffe this people can attract better support from government both local and national this game needs HELP before its too late.
We also need some what called lay men these must have the blood of game running through em. I don't care what club they support everyone with a love for the game can help
 
Are we going to let this game die.


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#5 Chris Taylor

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 03:15 PM

Is it the fault of the RFL that these clubs have financial issues?

Surely the clubs management should be to blame for spending money that they don't have.
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#6 oldrover

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 06:38 PM

Is it the fault of the RFL that these clubs have financial issues?

Surely the clubs management should be to blame for spending money that they don't have.

shouldn't the salary cap be policed properly, like it is in oz


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#7 Bob Crowther

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 07:05 PM

The problem is the fact that some people are obviously cocking a snook at the salary cap regulation. We cannot come down too hard on them due to the fact that others may be involved. Regarding figureheads, the two aforementioned did not figure too well for the Wildcats. Roll on the Grand Tour !!!.



#8 getting2old

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 08:22 PM

If this game is left as it is then then game we love will die then its game over.

this game belongs to no man it belongs to us all we can not allow it to die how many times as it being

said no man is bigger than the club we love then no club is bigger than then game itself.

 

so what do we do let it die and do nothing we need to create a voice super league it self cannot survive in its

present form full time is too expensive and not the right way to go.

 

where do you find people of Sir Rodney Walker Calibre you've gotta have someone whom can attract attention

to reforms needed. same as I said about lay men whom all come together for the love of the game. we have to mend

this before we let the few run it in to the ground. are spending money beyond the clubs means is being encouraged by the RFL by

doing nothing about salary caps etc.



#9 Andrew Vause

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 10:01 PM

In 1995, a great club was going to be forced to join 2 other rival clubs. The new club was going to to be named after s polluted river that ran through two of those team's towns but ran nowhere near that great club. That great club fought to save its identity and take the consequence with its head held high. That once great club will soon be great once again so stuff the clubs that took the pieces of silver. That's when the game died, not now.

#10 Maureen T-k

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:46 AM

In 1995, a great club was going to be forced to join 2 other rival clubs. The new club was going to to be named after s polluted river that ran through two of those team's towns but ran nowhere near that great club. That great club fought to save its identity and take the consequence with its head held high. That once great club will soon be great once again so stuff the clubs that took the pieces of silver. That's when the game died, not now.


Superb Andrew, my sentiments exactly!!!
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#11 oldrover

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 08:24 AM

In 1995, a great club was going to be forced to join 2 other rival clubs. The new club was going to to be named after s polluted river that ran through two of those team's towns but ran nowhere near that great club. That great club fought to save its identity and take the consequence with its head held high. That once great club will soon be great once again so stuff the clubs that took the pieces of silver. That's when the game died, not now.

 

In 1995, a great club was going to be forced to join 2 other rival clubs. The new club was going to to be named after s polluted river that ran through two of those team's towns but ran nowhere near that great club. That great club fought to save its identity and take the consequence with its head held high. That once great club will soon be great once again so stuff the clubs that took the pieces of silver. That's when the game died, not now.

will it ever recover, doubt it.


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#12 Robin Evans

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 09:24 AM

If this game is left as it is then then game we love will die then its game over.
this game belongs to no man it belongs to us all we can not allow it to die how many times as it being
said no man is bigger than the club we love then no club is bigger than then game itself.
 
so what do we do let it die and do nothing we need to create a voice super league it self cannot survive in its
present form full time is too expensive and not the right way to go.
 
where do you find people of Sir Rodney Walker Calibre you've gotta have someone whom can attract attention
to reforms needed. same as I said about lay men whom all come together for the love of the game. we have to mend
this before we let the few run it in to the ground. are spending money beyond the clubs means is being encouraged by the RFL by
doing nothing about salary caps etc.

The clubs going down the Gary glitter are spending nowhere near the cap. They can't afford what they are spending never mind getting even close to the cap
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#13 Robin Evans

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:33 PM

We need arthur scargill in charge

He's been a spent force since 1985 n'all!
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#14 Trojan

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 05:18 PM

I reckon Andrew has hit the nail on the head.  The problems started with jumping into bed with Murdoch before exploring what else was on offer.  We were like a fish, we saw the bait but we didn't see the big hook.  I'm not capable of seeing a way out that isn't extremely painful for a lot of people.  One thing I feel very strongly, if the England team don't put up a very good show this autumn then our chances of raising the profile of the game to where it was in 1995 will be put back a long way. Ideally we need to win it - a tall order - but at least run Australia close.  Any other scenario willl see us losing our best players to the NRL or the other code.


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#15 LOWFIELD

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 08:34 PM

Is it the fault of the RFL that these clubs have financial issues?

Surely the clubs management should be to blame for spending money that they don't have.

Chris please lets not forget at the last licence fiasco the RFL were supposed to have vetted all the finances of the applicants to make sure they were viable for the licence period. They have failed criminally policing the licence system



#16 Steve Slater

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:08 PM

The truth is that only half a dozen clubs can really afford to run top notch full time squads, and the others are losing money in trying to keep up with them. The trouble is, if you segregate the top six from the rest, will fans at the other clubs still turn up? We need someone with the wisdom of Solomon to come up with a solution, but there's no-one on the horizon. By the time Fev get amongst them, most of the also-rans will be at the soup kitchens.




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