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Rugby League Yearbook 2014-15

Wellsy4HullFC

Member Since 14 Apr 2004
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In Topic: Power .... League .... anyone?

Today, 03:44 PM

I don't think the Australians conceded anything.
Rugby League has been the dominant code there for several lifetimes and the fans there use the term League, Rugby League or Footy.
Rugby on its own was always considered the "toffs" version of the sport and Rugby League was never just called just "Rugby" by any Australians I know.

What are you going to do when we re-brand to call our sport "*********" and no other country follows with us?
The Aussies will not change their Sports name.
They look on the name "Super League" with derision because it sounds juvenile and is associated with the split in the game where the majority of the fans there did not like the Newscorp takeover.


We don't call it soccer over here, but it hasn't hurt the progress of the game in the States and Australia. It doesn't have to be a universal thing. Just a nickname.

In Topic: Crowdwatch - Round 15

Today, 08:32 AM

What happened to sport being about fair play? How many potential fans in new areas are you going to lose if you just "prop up the big clubs"?

I can't believe I'm reading suggestions that the RFL should favour clubs over others just because they "were" bigger. If a club with over 100 years of history needs a leg up, that says more about that club than the RFL. Let's just maintain the status quo at the top shall we. Just in case any slip and some new clubs want to climb the ladder, let's make sure they know their place.

In Topic: 30 May: Hull FC v Hull Kingston Rovers KO 4.45pm (TV)

Yesterday, 10:23 PM

Another draw I reckon.

Another draw? When was the last one?!

In Topic: Jon Wells

27 May 2015 - 04:40 PM

Quite like Wellsy to be honest but he isn't all sweetness and light.

You don't even know me :P

In Topic: Crowdwatch - Round 15

27 May 2015 - 02:36 PM

But you get upset me challenging this even though after 16 months of not accepting reality finally you agree "so far" there's been no increase in interest. We should leave it there but.......


You do realise that "increase in attendance" isn't the same as "increase in interest."