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#3063266 Only 330 tickets left

Posted by nec on 30 January 2015 - 10:15 AM

the fine saints make a bit of money but the opportunity cost of that is that fewer people watch and the visibility, future viability, legitimacy and prestige of the comp is damaged.
We can't ask why the Aussies aren't bending over backwards for the comp, why sponsors and tv companies aren't falling over themselves to broadcast it and news and the papers and reporting on it. We know why.

the problem for the rfl and the clubs is the lack of notice will drive up prices to ensure the availability of premium grounds. Liverpool or Everton get more from finishing an extra position up the league than the was matches could conceivably make, never mind the benefits of champions league for Liverpool or staying up for Everton.

#3030031 With friends like these.....

Posted by nec on 09 November 2014 - 09:14 AM

Discuss the bad stuff in private and make the necessary changes, discuss the good stuff in public

#3029288 Same old story I'm afraid....

Posted by nec on 08 November 2014 - 09:14 AM

Do we really want our players to act like they've had additional testosterone pumped into their bloodstream to increase aggression to Ben Flower levels. The Wane brand is probably quite toxic after the Warriors uncut video emerged. Far rather have Brian MacDermott or pay big bucks to get madge

#3025006 02/11/14 - Australia v England KO 5am (GMT)

Posted by nec on 02 November 2014 - 07:16 AM

I wouldn't care if the ref and vr were from Wigan. Here in Australia we generally don't have the English paranoia about the referees' origins.

You don't need to - you just appoint your own

#3023998 01/11/14 - New Zealand v Samoa KO 3am (GMT)

Posted by nec on 01 November 2014 - 09:36 AM

Ahem, it's a wooden spoon playoff.

Not yet it's not, Australia will be 18 points up in as many minutes tomorrow morning and I will blame all of you for cursing us (and macnamara, Wigan players, the ref etc)

#3023682 31/10/14 - Scotland v France KO 7.30pm (Galashiels)

Posted by nec on 31 October 2014 - 08:14 PM

I did wonder, thought I'd seen you say on Facebook you were at home. Will shift onto twitter mesel'

#3022339 02/11/14 - Australia v England KO 5am (GMT)

Posted by nec on 29 October 2014 - 12:32 PM

Stop this right now, I've been down this path countless times.

I know how this ends, we lose, again!

I dearly hope I'm made to look utterly stupid but I'm sick of approaching games that matter against Australia in a state of heightened expectation and seeing us under-perform/screwed by refs/generally battered by the bloody Roos

#3016475 Canadian team apply to join Championship 1 (merged threads)

Posted by nec on 19 October 2014 - 06:06 PM

By the way, the due diligence suggested to allow the Canadians to spend their own money in our league would see most kpc or kpc1 clubs excluded if it were applied to them

#3016469 Canadian team apply to join Championship 1 (merged threads)

Posted by nec on 19 October 2014 - 05:53 PM

I watched the union results on the news last night, some cup competition. I was jealous to death.
I'm pigged off with being stuck in a corner. I've lived with it nearly all my rugby following life. What pigs me off even more is that people think we can't do anything about it, and what pigs me off even more is that people, think that we shouldn't.

Rugby League - beset by small time thinking since 1896. We had Welsh and London clubs involved way back when but we consciously made life difficult for them because it cost too much to go there and they brought too few fans. We had Yugoslavia and Italy and we didn't nurture them. We pander to the loudest naysayers and create a league structured to appease them rather than boldly seeking to spread the game. The rugby league family can be a unit that makes anyone outside the immediate circle feel quite unwelcome. We either decide to prioritise growth or manage the decline into a kind of clog-wearing shinty for pit villages.

#3014702 Ben Flower banned for 6 months

Posted by nec on 15 October 2014 - 10:01 PM

If you can get a sine die ban for hitting someone opposite you, if you hit a player adjacent to you can you pick up a cosine die ban? ;)

I'm grabbing my coat as we speak

#3012144 Ben Flower Sending Off / Reaction / Apology (merged threads)

Posted by nec on 12 October 2014 - 10:13 AM

The ban will be what ever the powers that be decide it will be and I don't think anyone will argue that its to harsh, no matter how long it is.

I do like the idea floated earlier though that as well as the ban there should be some sort of education programme to accompany the ban so in this case it would be head trauma related. Sorry, in the flurry of posts I can't remember who suggested it to give credit. But 100% agree its something that we should bring into the game.

Twas mine, just thought it was the only way of turning the PR disaster into a redemptive tale over time.

#3011542 11/10/14 - SLGF: St Helens v Wigan Warriors KO 6pm (TV)

Posted by nec on 11 October 2014 - 12:58 PM

Stop it, I'm in danger of becoming hopeful.

#2995502 Gateshead Thunder announce Falcons double header (merged threads)

Posted by nec on 14 September 2014 - 07:58 PM

No but it was 160 miles on a Wednesday night,which resulted in amateurs taking half days leave,but that's what happens when you play in a "national" competition ,get on with it or go back to playing kick and clap.

Welcome to the family of rugby league Hemel, now f*** off and play union


we don't need enemies

#2982182 22/08/14 | London Skolars v Hunslet Hawks | 7.30pm | Friday Night Lights

Posted by nec on 24 August 2014 - 12:51 PM

Rugby League, a sport that welcomes and encourages new teams, players and supporters lol

#2982019 22/08/14 | London Skolars v Hunslet Hawks | 7.30pm | Friday Night Lights

Posted by nec on 23 August 2014 - 09:03 PM

Dont know where that crowd figure was produced from. 600 there at the most.

You really have to hand it to our traditional RL fans, they can turn a positive into a huge great negative with such aplomb. To be fair hunslet fans should be adept at estimating mediocre attendances though