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South Wakefield Sharks

Member Since 07 May 2005
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In Topic: The Time Has Come

22 January 2015 - 06:30 PM

Really good video. Makes you relIse what a great sport it is.

In Topic: WCC - sell outs?

22 January 2015 - 05:54 PM

It really baffles me why anyone could be negative about the WCS.
It's a chance to see the 3 best Super League teams play against 3 top NRL sides. In time, if the format is a success then it is a clear blueprint for a "Champions League" type event which could generate extra interest, finances, exposure for the game as well as some bloody good matches. It would also serve to create a further reward for teams to finish higher up the table and ensure that "every game matters". How can any of this be perceived negatively? Saying you prefer Internationals between Aus and Eng is a ridiculous and irrelevant statement - it's like a football fan saying that they prefer the World Cup to the Champions League and therefore let's not bother with the Champions League.
Fortunately, despite how it sometimes appears on here, with some persistent doomsayers determined to spread their gloom, the fans seem to be voting with their feet and ticket sales are pretty good. This year's WCS is far from perfect, and far from the finished article, but it is not hard to see how this has the potential to be transformational for rugby league - let's get behind it!

It's also a way of keeping players in the game. I'll bet players at Saints, Wire & Wigan can't wait for it.

In Topic: Ladbrokes to sponsor Challenge Cup

08 January 2015 - 07:54 PM

Having been at the first round draw today at Wembley my initial impression is that Ladbrokes will be the most proactive sponsor we have seen in Rugby League for many years.
It was interesting to see that Richard Glynn, the company CEO, was present today at the draw. That says quite a lot about their commitment, I think.
League Express will carry an interview with him next Monday.

This sounds promising. Whilst the cash is essential, a big company like Labrokes actually getting behind and promoting the comp they sponsor is worth a lot too.

In Topic: Alex Walmsley anticipating facing the Burgess brothers in WCS

04 January 2015 - 07:51 PM

You were doing well there until you added in Keith Mason

That was my first thought too!

In Topic: High Profile SL Game in London 2016: Craven Cottage?

04 January 2015 - 07:48 PM

So why not just take the Magic Weekend there? Surely would make more sense?

I think people miss the point about Magic. It has now evolved into a festival type of weekend for rugby league fans. I expect that the majority of species at Magic are regulars at SL matches. The challenge cup final is our "festival" day out in London. Magic down there would just duplicate it.

The point of Wigan v Leeds in London, would be to attract a different audience. I could see mates of mine from darn sarf being interested in a one off event to watch two top SL teams play at a top stadium in London, but I can't see any of them wanting to sit down with me to watch three matches back to back on two successive days.