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Rebel super league clubs now totalling nine


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#1 The Daddy_merged

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:41 AM

.......according to Martyn Sadler in this months edition of RL World.

Wondering what significance this has in regards to the vote of no confidence issued last month.

#2 paulalmanack

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:36 AM

Well if this true, then they are now the marjority!! And now have the numbers to get there way. Time to get the tin hats out.

#3 gingerjon

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:36 AM

This is going to be such fun.


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#4 JohnM

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:44 AM

you are Miranda's mother and I claim my £5!!

#5 Jim from Oz

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:44 AM

what does all this mean?



#6 ckn

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:11 PM

what does all this mean?

Some club chairmen haven't the nouse to keep their mouths shut for a few weeks while the world cup is going on.  I think they're feeling lonely that the few proper RL journalists around aren't talking to them that much recently and are making up stories to tempt them back.

 

It wouldn't really surprise me if there were a few club chairmen walking round their grounds wondering where all their players have gone because it's quieter than a normal post-season.


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#7 sweaty craiq

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:19 PM

9 x 2 = 18

5 x 2 = 10 plus Championship votes

 

So if the Championships hold together it gets passed anyway

 

To me it sounds like the dead in the water SL clubs may be looking for the best offer



#8 gingerjon

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:45 PM

9 x 2 = 18

5 x 2 = 10 plus Championship votes

 

So if the Championships hold together it gets passed anyway

 

To me it sounds like the dead in the water SL clubs may be looking for the best offer

 

The Championship clubs are not shareholders in Super League.


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#9 Blind side johnny

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 03:51 PM

The Championship clubs are not shareholders in Super League.

 

 

..but they do have a vote on the restructuring of the RL pyramid.


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#10 gingerjon

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 04:00 PM

..but they do have a vote on the restructuring of the RL pyramid.

 

They do.  But if, for example, the SL votes to say, "You know what, we'll stick with what we've got" then the restructuring vote below that will be somewhat redundant.


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#11 sweaty craiq

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 04:14 PM

A split SL vote won't carry if the championship is united. The outcome is a split sport

#12 bobbruce

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 05:36 PM

A split SL vote won't carry if the championship is united. The outcome is a split sport


As GJ says any restructuring of SL is voted on by the 15 shareholders of SL. The 14 clubs and the RFL.

#13 nec

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 05:45 PM

The proposal is lunacy, but could the chairmen please STFU until after the World Cup final
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.

#14 Keith T

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 05:57 PM

Re-structuring the SL may be down to SL clubs but re-structuring the leagues takes in the Championship clubs. No-one knows how all the Championship clubs would vote and IMHO many Championship clubs would not be voting for the structures as much as they would be voting for the cash that goes with it.

Many Championship club fans are not in favour of the 2 x 12; 3 x 8 format but when it is coupled with several hundred thousands of pounds they can see why their clubs would vote for it against their wishes.

I remember when .............................

"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimension, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave Hadfield - Independent 25th August 1996.


#15 bobbruce

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 06:02 PM

Re-structuring the SL may be down to SL clubs but re-structuring the leagues takes in the Championship clubs. No-one knows how all the Championship clubs would vote and IMHO many Championship clubs would not be voting for the structures as much as they would be voting for the cash that goes with it.

Many Championship club fans are not in favour of the 2 x 12; 3 x 8 format but when it is coupled with several hundred thousands of pounds they can see why their clubs would vote for it against their wishes.


The SL clubs control the structure of SL and its TV deal and money if they don't agree to the restructuring all CC clubs would be voting on is restructuring championship and championship 1

#16 Keith T

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 06:10 PM

The SL clubs control the structure of SL and its TV deal and money if they don't agree to the restructuring all CC clubs would be voting on is restructuring championship and championship 1


That may very well be the way it pans out but at the moment the Championship clubs have been sold the 2 x 12; 3 x 8 format plus all the cash prizes that go with it. If the SL clubs support Leneghan's counter proposals then I can see the Championship clubs having a total re-think about not only the structures of the league but also things like dual registration as well.

I remember when .............................

"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimension, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave Hadfield - Independent 25th August 1996.


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 06:23 PM

what does all this mean?

I can tell you what this means,if things stay the same,the game of rugby league will have a slow death,we need to bring back some form of promotion and relegation.We need to bring new life to the game, for clubs with ambition in the championship.Teams need the chance to live the dream and have the chance to compete with bigger clubs.
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#18 ELBOWSEYE

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 07:42 PM

The sport of Rugby league will not slowly die, that has been for told for over 100 years and yet it survives, the sport is not just 20 or 30 pro/semipro clubs.
The sport was born in turmoil and despite many rocky periods its still here.
As a pro sport finances are key in Europe, the format used is not the be all as both systems have seen clubs go bust.

#19 gingerjon

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 07:51 PM

I can tell you what this means,if things stay the same,the game of rugby league will have a slow death,we need to bring back some form of promotion and relegation.We need to bring new life to the game, for clubs with ambition in the championship.Teams need the chance to live the dream and have the chance to compete with bigger clubs.

 

The future of rugby league does not depend on the format used to give some Championship clubs the opportunity to be promoted (or not).

 

The RLWC is showing what the future of rugby league should look like: a vibrant, international game generating interest.  The nature of the domestic competition is a minor distraction compared to getting that right.


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#20 Padge

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 08:22 PM

The fact that championship clubs think they have a say in the future direction of the game is quite sweet, its a bit like the people who dress up in 60s clothes and think the Beatles are still the big thing. Nice to see them but you know they are slightly bonkers.

 

Seriously, the clubs who control the money control the game. In 1895 it was the money clubs who said enough is enough and its never changed since.



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