Jump to content

Rugby League World - Grand Finals Issue

Try our Fantastic 4-Issue Bundle Offer:
For just £14, a saving of 10% on the regular cover price, you’ll get:

The Grand Finals Issue (out 17 Oct) – Grand Final drama from both hemispheres plus Four Nations preview
The Four Nations Issue (out 21 Nov) – Fantastic coverage of the Four Nations tournament down under
The Golden Boot Issue (out 19 Dec) – A look back at the 2014 season plus the big reveal of the winner of the Golden Boot
The 2015 Season Preview Issue (out 23 Jan) – How will your team perform in 2015? We preview every club.

League Express


Northern Sol

Member Since 10 Dec 2006
Offline Last Active Today, 10:34 AM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Gloucester RU want George Burgess

Today, 08:17 AM

Gloucester seem to be trying to keep up with the Joneses.

In Topic: Two South Wales Youngsters Sign For Widnes Vikings

Today, 08:16 AM


That may be due to the older lads being rooted in the successful Celtic Crusaders period of RL growth.

Or most probably not.


It's not just "doom and gloom" but also clutching at straws to bring the forum doom and gloom.

In Topic: Two South Wales Youngsters Sign For Widnes Vikings

Yesterday, 12:42 PM

And here is the Welsh Junior League that definitely doesn't exist and is proof that building from the bottom doesn't work and we should go back to boom-and-bust pins in a map.



In Topic: Two South Wales Youngsters Sign For Widnes Vikings

Yesterday, 12:06 PM

Parky is trolling again.


There was more than one Welsh junior club before Crusaders joined SL so it's inaccurate to talk about "the fact that there is one club is down to Crusaders and there would be more if the evol flatcappers hadn't let Crusaders die".


There was more than that before Crusaders existed. If there is any reduction in club numbers it is probably due to the club imploding and taking the juniors with me. You know the thing that so-called flatties said might happen if Crusaders were rushed in.


But it's more than likely that many clubs still do run juniors and websites just don't get updated much.

In Topic: Two South Wales Youngsters Sign For Widnes Vikings

22 October 2014 - 09:11 PM

My thoughts:-


This is clearly a good thing SL needs a wider player pool and Wales badly needs SL quality players. It's good to see that there is a player production system and hopefully Scorpions will benefit from it.


It also makes a nonsense of the frequently touted argument that young players won't sign contracts for SL teams out of their region or that youngsters will refuse to play without a local SL side - these lads would have been 12 when Crusaders left Bridgend but they carried on playing.


Despite the argument that this is all due to 1 year of SL in South Wales, I find it odd that South Wales (1 year of SL) is so very far ahead of North Wales (2 years of SL). A more reasonable statement is that the playing infrastructure is simply much better in South Wales and this has more to do with the hard work of volunteers and development officers being in place. Clearly if we ever want to see South Wales back in SL then funding for development officers is the key.