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#1 superten

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 10:06 AM

Whats happening with the broncos all you hear is players leaving. Do the RFL KNOW  and are keeping the news quiet until after the world cup. If so why ? Will they make the starting gate in super league 2014 or will they drop down a league ? if so will any one in the other leagues be promoted or relegated to make way for them ? All this talk of league restructuring cant help any club in any league. World cup ends in November while super 2014 starts in February  so just three months to sort the line up of super league. If London are not going to make the starting gate this is far too short notice to prepare another club to step up to the league.    


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 10:14 AM

Fixtures for SL are normally out first week in November, is this still the case.  This will probably indicate if they are continuing?



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 10:15 AM

I think the deals done, and Lenaghan is upset not because he is a selfish idiot (which he has been made to appear and possibly is) but rather he knows there will be only 12 teams in superleague next year and 12 beneath, the 3X8 set up is all ready to run, and he cant stop it.

 

My concern is who the other club is that's dropped down, and after some of the things said and done at Wakey and possibly Widnes (Steve Oconnor has been very quiet since he advertised the club for sale) it wouldn't surprise me to see a very strong superleague 2 next year

 

And to get it a year early would be a coup for the RFL, especially if they can retain some of the sponsors they have for the RLWC.

 

The championship teams have strengthened - see some of the signings at Fev and retention at Sheffield - and I understand Toulouse have said earlier in the year they will jump in whenever they are given the opportunity - plenty of sport politics being played out in the background.

 

New RLWC sponsors to be announced before Saturday as well according to the RLWC website

 

Very interesting times.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 10:16 AM

I can't see how the Broncos will have a team next year, especially if a player like O'Callaghan is signing for Skolars. The last thing the RFL needs is for all this to come out in the lead-up to the RLWC so I imagine we won't hear anything until after the World Cup is over,



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 11:07 AM

I think the deals done, and Lenaghan is upset not because he is a selfish idiot (which he has been made to appear and possibly is) but rather he knows there will be only 12 teams in superleague next year and 12 beneath, the 3X8 set up is all ready to run, and he cant stop it.

 

My concern is who the other club is that's dropped down, and after some of the things said and done at Wakey and possibly Widnes (Steve Oconnor has been very quiet since he advertised the club for sale) it wouldn't surprise me to see a very strong superleague 2 next year

 

And to get it a year early would be a coup for the RFL, especially if they can retain some of the sponsors they have for the RLWC.

 

The championship teams have strengthened - see some of the signings at Fev and retention at Sheffield - and I understand Toulouse have said earlier in the year they will jump in whenever they are given the opportunity - plenty of sport politics being played out in the background.

 

New RLWC sponsors to be announced before Saturday as well according to the RLWC website

 

Very interesting times.

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 11:10 AM

I can't see how the Broncos will have a team next year, especially if a player like O'Callaghan is signing for Skolars. The last thing the RFL needs is for all this to come out in the lead-up to the RLWC so I imagine we won't hear anything until after the World Cup is over,

 

I can't see it either.  Last time someone counted we had four signed players.  'London' would be needing loan signings from every other team.

 

And a ground.  They need that too.

 

And some money.


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 11:52 AM

And some fans too would be nice.


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 11:57 AM

I have seen or heard nothing about the academy and players like Krasniqi moving on. There were 10 London born/raised academy players used last year other than the ones that left, all having a game here and there, the Broncos were at times almost at pains to point this out

 

The coach still seems to be around

 

The Skolars aren't big enough to run as the main London club

 

Any bets on a very young Broncos team dropping down a league playing out of Gillingham?

 

And a potential merger in the next 2 or 3?



#9 DeadShotKeen

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 11:57 AM

A World Cup with a "Let's push this sport on" message.

 

A flagship club in our capital city that is utterly friendless at the RFL and being allowed to rot.

 

Only in rugby league.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 12:03 PM

Not sure its being left to rot

 

If I had the money and wanted a 'new' sport to invest in then I think the Broncos, a known brand, would be easy to pick up cheap

 

Its always been a question of where to play, they need a ground

 

And in terms of new investment the 3X8 would be very tempting - a cheap sports team gets to play the lower echelons of super league and with the right investment might even crawl into super league 1 and get half a season against the big boys - cut your cloth to suit time

 

The real selling point is that academy - remember its the pinnacle of the game in the south east and has won an academy grand final so there is a lot of potential there

 

A crafty investor would look to run this as a business which could actually run successfully  -  as usual the only thing that would kill it is over aspiration



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 12:07 PM

They already have a couple of sponsors in place as well

 

I would love to know what the RFL have tried to do in those 'talks' that were reported a month ago and have now gone really quiet



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 12:07 PM

And the Broncos were involved in the talks about restructuring so there is still; something there



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 12:38 PM

I would be amazed in the Broncos were playing in Super League in the 2014 season. I see them playing in the championship with mainly London Born players.

The whole situation has been handled very poorly by certain parties and i think we have seen the last of any Super League team from London or inside the M25 area.

When the official discision is announced it will a terrible day for Rugby League in the UK in my opinion for the fact that we will be the only front line sport in the UK without a club from London in its flagship competition.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:05 PM

I would be amazed in the Broncos were playing in Super League in the 2014 season. I see them playing in the championship with mainly London Born players.

The whole situation has been handled very poorly by certain parties and i think we have seen the last of any Super League team from London or inside the M25 area.

When the official discision is announced it will a terrible day for Rugby League in the UK in my opinion for the fact that we will be the only front line sport in the UK without a club from London in its flagship competition.

 

So a 15 team Championship next year (there's no chance a Championship club should be allowed up with a few months notice).

 

There would have to be a "bye" week for the clubs but at least it would be 2 extra games to bring the coffers in. 


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:18 PM

So a 15 team Championship next year (there's no chance a Championship club should be allowed up with a few months notice).

 

There would have to be a "bye" week for the clubs but at least it would be 2 extra games to bring the coffers in. 

Like i said the whole Broncos situation has been handled very poorly by certain parties. I am not alone in thinking that the RFL want the Broncos out of Super League for reasons best known to themselves. We cant find a worthwhile sponsor now for Super League with a team from London in it who wants to pay the going price (Whatever that is) let alone without a team from London.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 02:10 PM

I think the deals done, and Lenaghan is upset not because he is a selfish idiot (which he has been made to appear and possibly is) but rather he knows there will be only 12 teams in superleague next year and 12 beneath, the 3X8 set up is all ready to run, and he cant stop it.

 

My concern is who the other club is that's dropped down, and after some of the things said and done at Wakey and possibly Widnes (Steve Oconnor has been very quiet since he advertised the club for sale) it wouldn't surprise me to see a very strong superleague 2 next year

 

And to get it a year early would be a coup for the RFL, especially if they can retain some of the sponsors they have for the RLWC.

 

The championship teams have strengthened - see some of the signings at Fev and retention at Sheffield - and I understand Toulouse have said earlier in the year they will jump in whenever they are given the opportunity - plenty of sport politics being played out in the background.

 

New RLWC sponsors to be announced before Saturday as well according to the RLWC website

 

Very interesting times.

I was hearing in July that it would be 12 teams in 2014. London being one of the teams going


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 02:41 PM

I was hearing in July that it would be 12 teams in 2014. London being one of the teams going

The interesting part is who goes with London?

I thought at one time it woulld be Bradford, but lately the RFL seem to have given a lot of vocal support to them. If you held a gun to my head i would say its a toss up between Wakefield and Widnes.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 02:52 PM

The interesting part is who goes with London?

I thought at one time it woulld be Bradford, but lately the RFL seem to have given a lot of vocal support to them. If you held a gun to my head i would say its a toss up between Wakefield and Widnes.

The other one that I was hearing is in that list


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 02:58 PM

The other one that I was hearing is in that list

 

One would assume it's Wakey, given their money troubles.

 

Can't see them reducing to 12 at this late stage though



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 04:07 PM

The interesting part is who goes with London?
I thought at one time it woulld be Bradford, but lately the RFL seem to have given a lot of vocal support to them. If you held a gun to my head i would say its a toss up between Wakefield and Widnes.


why not castleford or salford? widnes are on a secure financial footing mate and are continuing to build. we will be in super league without a doubt.
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