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In Topic: Canadian team apply to join Championship 1 (merged threads)

21 October 2014 - 09:13 AM

[quote name="scotchy" post="3017141" timestamp="1413846761"]
Where are the Canadian RL getting that money from? Where are these backers? are we expecting that the same backers willing to do this would also be happy to finance a whole league? The RLIF could barely pay for a match ticket, their funding isnt going to be anything realistic.

The point i am making is that giving them a big game sounds nice, giving them a little money and a bit of help sounds nice. But it is exactly what RL always does, big words and big promises, a token effort and then the inevitable failure is proof positive that it was a stupid idea to try and that RL will never expand. Its what we always do.[/b]
When have the RLIF ever had a big tournament outside the big three and France? If anything, it's something they never do.

[quote]I have said what I think needs to happen, 5 years of the WCC, flood the place with development officers, coaches, coach's coaches, referees, get them touring, give them the Sky feed for free and spend 5 years building towards an SL place. [/quote]
Isn't that incredibly similar to what I've just said, but with a tiny bit more meat on the bones (rather than my quick reply)?

You've gone from saying "giving them a big match sounds nice but it's a token effort" to saying that giving then a WCC is a solution.

Basically, despite your efforts to pick a hole in what I was saying, you're pretty much in agreeance with me. Some big events held over there to help build the game, rather than one semi pro club traveling half way around the world every other week.

In Topic: 2015 'New Era' Season Fixtures in Monday's League Express

21 October 2014 - 08:47 AM

Well it didn't take long before the fixture thread turned into another moan about the new league system.

In Topic: Canadian team apply to join Championship 1 (merged threads)

20 October 2014 - 04:27 PM

who is going to do that?

Seems like the usual rl lip service to me

The Canadian RL. With the assistance of backers and the RLIF. What would you suggest?

In Topic: Canadian team apply to join Championship 1 (merged threads)

20 October 2014 - 01:47 PM

and then what

Build the domestic competition.

In Topic: Canadian team apply to join Championship 1 (merged threads)

20 October 2014 - 01:25 PM

Maybe a major international competition in Canada would be a better bet? Would probably have more publicity world wide and possibly wouldn't cost as much to host