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I would still like to see Batley and Rochdale get a look in. Rochdale turned out in numbers at their world cup game. Give one of them the England Scotland game. Would be great atmosphere in those grounds.
So I must blindly support these so called expansion clubs without question. No matter. I mean Oxford were set up to promote Rugby League in Oxford with a minimum standard stadium. They full filled that requirement at Iffley rd. Now they're in a new town called Abingdon at a questionable stadium. And nobody even questions the validity of this move.
If after a couple of seasons these so called expansion clubs aren't expanding.In fact some maybe even going backwards, they should go. And someone else should get the chance. Professional Rugby League isn't a charity to pamper the egos of wanna be pro RL outfits. If they don't cut the mustard, then remove them.
Rugby League is the only sport I can think of that is successful despite some of its fans.
Edit: added "some of" as I am genuinely impressed by the depth of knowledge and enthusiasm of many on here.
Some others however....
Hmmm, you neatly avoided the subject of genetically modified crustaceans. So, what is your view? The forum awaits your response.
It didn't take long. We were assured that technology would only be used for peaceful purposes yet as soon as the military industrial complex gets hold of the basic research we end up with mutant killer cetaceans.
Where oh where is the idealistic starry eyed young scientist we recruited to ClawPhin ® from the world of women's festival urinatory convenience? I'll tell you, gone to California and recruited to a black ops research division of MobyClaw that's where.
Bob8 you should be ashamed of yourself sitting there in Tony Starks house with that nice girl from the post room and the last of the Angelina Jolie clones.
I appreciate some of you may not have the first clue about the above. Trust me, you are all the better for that
Gender studies maintains that men and women are the same. This is not true. I don't convey ignorance disguised as wisdom to any of the children.
There is nothing extreme about telling the truth about full contact sport, especially to those who are no longer children but young adults who will not be playing tamed versions of the game.
But showing your daughter (not your son, still haven't addressed that one) extreme images of worst case scenarios isn't telling the truth. Telling them that according to Sports Medicine Australia a Rugby League player has a statistical chance of .00678% of being hospitalised is telling them the truth, suggesting as Wolford did that they may end up with a disfiguring scar or broken nose so they shouldn't play nasty physical contact sports is the worst type of gender stereo typing.
But completely instep with reality, that being far more important than the policy of the BBC to get interest in sports they can afford. No one is denying choice but I would be failing my daughter if the gender politics view of the world was the one I gave her. RL is also well illustrated by showing the severed artery behind Paul Deacons nose from his 2005 encounter with Nigel Vangana. I very much doubt the " this girl can " campaign takes the responsibility to show the potential consequences to young newcomers.
Would you take the same view if your son wanted to play Rugby?
Would you show him the stories about John Wilkin breaking his nose or Wayne Shelton having his scrotum torn open or would you just smile and say "go on my son"
If your daughter wanted to be a cheerleader would you warn her that Cheerleading has the highest rate of catastrophic injury in US sport or would you just smile and tell her you'd be proud?
Why should your child's gender make a difference to how they should enjoy their sport?
You absolutely 100% would be failing your children if you instill your 1950s view of what's acceptable for girls and what's acceptable for boys.