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Evil Homer

Member Since 20 Mar 2004
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 05:26 PM
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In Topic: French Update

Yesterday, 05:30 PM

think you've over estimated homer its not soccer & Sepp Blatter gets a cut, 8 team pro comp in France could be done for 20 million euro per year... not that ive got that kind of cash lying around at the moment! but also not totally impossible...

It's not impossible, but you would need a base of at least 3-4 strong professional clubs first rather than just throwing money at a wall and hoping it sticks. The only way it could realistically happen would be if they got a TV deal similar to Super League in 1996. The next steps for the sport in France are Toulouse, a team from Provence and possibly an Aude team to become full-time, right now the only way to achieve that is for them to integrate into the English comps.


In Topic: French Update

Yesterday, 04:53 PM

I don't think its impossible and would be a far better option than sending teams over from France every other week at crazy transport rates.

 

If you have a few hundred million euros spare to set up 7 additional full-time teams then by all means.


In Topic: French Update

27 May 2015 - 04:01 PM

I thought Carcassonne were the driving force behind the Aude team and a potential Super League bid?

 

Agreed about Avignon, based on international crowds and youth development I always thought they had close to as much potential as Toulouse. Montpellier would be great if anything comes of it.


In Topic: Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

26 May 2015 - 05:57 PM

It's your view that I'm fine with if you think that this single incident is worse than everything that's happened in the last 50 years but I disagree.

No, it's the worst single incident, do you have problems with comprehension?


In Topic: Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

26 May 2015 - 05:46 PM

The lives, livelihoods, careers, families and welfare of hundreds of thousands of people were severely affected in this country over an entire century.  People were bankrupted and there was discrimination not seen elsewhere in this country just because of the sport that people wanted to be involved with.  War heroes were shunned because they played rugby league.  People were denied their rights of association, employment and movement simply because they'd once volunteered at a rugby league ground.  For me, that is far worse a scandal than one man suffering 13 days in jail and suffer a humiliation.

 

I'm not saying that what he suffered wasn't disgraceful and a genuine and shocking abuse of his human rights but look at the big picture.

Yes, that's why I specifically mentioned the last 50 years and not things that happened during World War II or earlier. And is any of that really worse than what happened to Mokdad, or simply that it happened in this country and not some faraway place?