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In Topic: Expansion

16 August 2014 - 05:25 PM

We should study by all means, but don't forget that they grew rapidly at a different time, in a different league with very different competition, so there might not be all that much that we can learn and apply to our fine sport

Exactly. There are just so many variables, there's not much you can take out of it.

Different culture to sport than ours.
Different level of interest of rival sports.
Much higher interest of the sport itself to start with.
Different population sizes of it's potential market areas.

You'd have to look at what they've done and consider the above to make it work for us. I think once you consider the above, three very littlest of what they've done that we could apply without some serious contraction first. I think, as we've seen, that kind of contraction (considering the sporting culture over here) could seriously damage the game.

I reckon you'd have six clubs to start with: Catalans, Hull, Leeds, Saints, Warrington, Wigan. All get big crowds in decent stadia with junior production, etc.

How would people expand on that out of interest?genuinely intrigued by the proposal.

For clarification, I don't really agree with keighley's idea of ever lasting expansion either.

In Topic: Batley Bulldogs deducted three points by RFL

16 August 2014 - 04:55 PM

And finishing runners-up in the Grand final last year too! While we all have our opinions on DR, we were deducted points because of our fielding an ineligible player, which is entirely the club's fault and not the system in which we participated.

Well said.
Clubs don't have to borrow players. If they do, they have to follow the rules.

In Topic: 15/08/14 - Warrington Wolves v Castleford Tigers KO 8pm (TV)

15 August 2014 - 07:00 PM

How many times has Eddie said the Challenge Cup is a problem?! It's doing my bloody head in!

In Topic: Amnrl officially dead

15 August 2014 - 09:24 AM

It just shows how much if a sham the AMNRL was.

In Topic: Amnrl officially dead

15 August 2014 - 06:53 AM

That sounds pretty desperate!
No offence to him, but that's not the RLIF's job! There were fundamentally wrong problems with the selection policy in USA last WC, so to request the status quo is laughable!
If the new selectors feel he should be captain, that is their choice. Not the RLIF's!

Also, I hope they change tier nickname now from that awful Tomahawks nickname!