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The Future is League

Member Since 07 Jun 2007
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#3271140 PMQs

Posted by The Future is League on Yesterday, 03:44 PM

This is the first PMQs I've watched in ages and I now remember why.  EVERY point raised by Corbyn to Cameron was met with "but under Labour THIS HAPPENED!"  Does he not get that Labour were last in power six years ago and that the Labour government members from then are gone bar a small few.


Then we got onto the SNP questions with one on "you're breaking your solemn vow at the time of the independence referendum that Scotland would not suffer detriment in any further devolution".  Cameron replied "we made the promise at that time, it was a one off point and we'll stick to it as long as it suits us but will screw you over if it suits us AND YOU"D BE SCREWED IF YOU WERE INDEPENDENT so stop whining and be grateful"


Then there was one question that the housing bill would screw over refuges, Cameron ignored the question by essentially saying "it doesn't come in until 2018 so I couldn't care less and promise nothing"


An utter farce of poor behaviour that'd be seen as outrageous if it were a bunch of bratty teenagers.  Whiny, bratty backbenchers on both sides braying at each other.  Won't be wasting my time with it again in the foreseeable future.


Cameron whined a lot with lots of whataboutisms.

Corbyn stuck to one major subject yet didn't even attempt to land punches on the subjects of today such as the doctor's strike, the EU fudge and other issues that have fractures in the Tory ranks.  He could have asked his housing points in one main and one follow-up question, then use the rest on the issues of the day.

The SNP had lots of questions asked but got not a single proper answer.

Labour and Tory backbenchers stuck with their planted questions and got planted answers, even the Labour ones seemed to have been rehearsed on both sides.

And the truth of the situation Craig is that the Tories will still be in government in 10 years time, and still saying "under labour"

As it stands at the moment i can't see a way back for Labour to get into government.

The Labour party in my opinion at the moment are a rudderless ship.

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#3268633 Catalan should be renamed Australian Dragons

Posted by The Future is League on 06 February 2016 - 01:35 AM

I'm sure there is more interest in Rugby League in France due to the Catalans playing in Super League than if they didn't have a team in Super League which must be a good thing.

Like a majority of Rugby League fans i would like to see more French players in the side, but only if they was good enough, or would be good enough in a period of time.

A 2nd French team would be a huge plus for French Rugby League. Roll on the day when that happens.

#3266012 Immigrants in Rugby League

Posted by The Future is League on 02 February 2016 - 01:32 AM

In my opinion Rugby League has never really gone out and tapped into any immigrant community.

There is a huge amount of talented athletes out there in immigrant communities who would make very good Rugby League footballers.

#3264790 The RFL announce a 3 year deal with........

Posted by The Future is League on 31 January 2016 - 12:37 AM

How much is the deal and how is the sponsorship going to be utilised ?

I heard a rumour that the deal was worth over ₤2 million a year and some promotions to win one of their motors.

#3264785 Now we have a mushy pea deal

Posted by The Future is League on 31 January 2016 - 12:16 AM

Like all true Rugby League fans i welcome all sponsorship deals at all levels of Rugby League.

#3264276 First Rugby League college in Gloucestershire

Posted by The Future is League on 30 January 2016 - 01:10 AM

Great news.


#3258867 State of Origin as International

Posted by The Future is League on 17 January 2016 - 11:17 AM

The results of the club challenge proves my point and I expect this year to be another clean sweep to the NRL teams. Now you can bang your head against the wall until the cows come home, it doesn't change the fact that the NRL is superior in every way and is the ultimate test for rl players.

But don't take my word for it. You just have to read the reactions of the average Aussie fan when an NRL player leaves to play in the Super League. It's generally along the lines of "He's going to make easy money before retirement" or "he's no longer upto NRL standard." This is the view held by most outside of England on the Super League.

We can never forget Mark "Spud" Taylor was meant to be the No1 prop in the world when he signed for the London Broncos/Quins and was badly found wanting. Then went back to Australia and played SOO.

Don't mention Brett Mullins to Leeds fans, or Toni Carroll, who went back to Australia and played SOO and Internationals. Greg Eastwood was very average at Leeds and look what he's done at International level.

Alfie Langer was no great shakes at Warrington but was called back to Australia to play SOO.

#3257832 Reserves Comp Shambles

Posted by The Future is League on 14 January 2016 - 11:19 AM

Even after 120 years of playing the game it appears we can't even get the basics right :banghead:

#3256677 The middle east...

Posted by The Future is League on 11 January 2016 - 01:06 AM

I honestly don't think the middle east problem will ever be solved.

#3256675 League Express Tweeting that they have story that will rock the sport

Posted by The Future is League on 11 January 2016 - 01:02 AM

Australia Rugby League to make Internationals there priority over SOO.

#3254792 At Last a "Super Food" we can actually enjoy

Posted by The Future is League on 06 January 2016 - 11:17 AM

Black Pudding apparently! :)

Good i love it.

Lets hope meat pies are next on the super food list

#3254435 Syrian refugees in Bradford: opportunity for Bulls?

Posted by The Future is League on 05 January 2016 - 08:07 AM

Rugby League is guilty of not really tapping into the the Asian market in Bradford.

There's a huge sponsorship base that we need to get into and there is a potential huge player base that we need to tap into as well

Perhaps John the Mod can enlighten more as to what the full picture is in the Bradford area as regards Rugby League efforts to tap into the Asian market on all levels or anyone involved in Rugby League in the Bradford area.

I would like to think that Rugby League would tap into the Syrian market, but i have my doubts.

#3254410 Castleford 100k out of pocket?

Posted by The Future is League on 05 January 2016 - 01:50 AM

I know I'm in the minority here, but i really don't know why we got rid of licensing.

OK reduce Super League to 12 teams, but to get rid of a system where you can plan ahead and produce British talent is a mystery to me.

#3254074 8 of London bronco squad have come through youth system

Posted by The Future is League on 04 January 2016 - 12:41 AM

Of those 8 at london, how many would get near a SL outfit? London Broncos are a mid table 2nd tier side with little chance of getting back to SL under the current system......and it was SL rugby that tempted LMS, Clubb etc.

I would have no idea, but my point was Junior development is the future of British Rugby League, not has beens and never was players from the NRL.

As you know its very expensive to bring over players from Australia and NZ and house them and their families.

One prime example of that at London was Mark "Spud" Carroll. His wages and expense's alone for one year would have probably kept a junior development officer in work for about 5 years. Carroll even went back to Australia and played SOO.

There have been others at other clubs who have just taken the money and run, not just your club.

If you ever have the opportunity to speak to a current CEO of a Super League club about his clubs past failures with certain,ex NRL players even you might be gobsmacked.

#3254039 8 of London bronco squad have come through youth system

Posted by The Future is League on 03 January 2016 - 09:56 PM

Junior development is the future of British Rugby League not have beens and never was players from the NRL.

I see that some Super League league clubs are still going down the road of failure with their imports. When will they ever learn?