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The Future is League

Member Since 07 Jun 2007
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#3018858 "Rugby league's international failure is spectacular"

Posted by The Future is League on Yesterday, 01:55 AM

This pretty much sums it all up for me !




Meanwhile, the Guardian also notes that organisers of yawnion's 2015 World Cup kick-and-clap borefest are warning that "there will be disappointment' in the ticketing ballot after receiving 5m applications"


I write all of this as a massive fan of international RL, but I am utterly sick of the ineptitude and short-sightedness of RL administrators/owners etc around the globe.

For me SOO is killing International Rugby League. When you have players from overseas wanting to put on a SOO jumper rather than a international jumper for the land of their berth because you get payed more playing SOO it stiinks. SOO has its place of course, but not at the expense on International Rugby League.

#3018324 Union giving 10,000 to state schools who start RU teams

Posted by The Future is League on 23 October 2014 - 01:22 AM

I look forward to seeing Prince Harry promote the British Rugby League schools championship. Which in honesty in the sense of balance he should.

#3014919 Sam Burgess (merged threads)

Posted by The Future is League on 16 October 2014 - 11:27 AM

Its really time time to forget Sam now and move on. Sam has made his choice and we wish him well. Lets move on.

#3014365 Ben Flower banned for 6 months

Posted by The Future is League on 15 October 2014 - 12:28 PM

Lets hope Ben Flower Ben Flower learns from this.

I must say i think Wigan have been bordering on the edge this season with some of their play. For me they have a few head hunters in the team.

#3001240 Opinion: Is relegation really a disaster?

Posted by The Future is League on 23 September 2014 - 02:44 PM

The future is League is correct - in order to win an Ashes or WC again we must go to one division of 38 as we have won neither during SL, P&R, Licencing etc


Relegation is only bad if there is no way back, we need two FT tens with a smaller funding gap to achieve that imo but next year there will be 4 teams having a right pop at winning promotion

You can take the rise all you want. Just name me a year when we won the world cup or test series against Australia when we had relegation?

I look forward to your answer :whistle:

#3001150 Opinion: Is relegation really a disaster?

Posted by The Future is League on 23 September 2014 - 01:04 PM

The best Rugby Competition in the world doesn't do Relegation.

GB haven't won a world cup since 1972 when there wasn't relegation

GB haven't beaten Australia in a test series since 1970 when there wasn't relegation.

#3001140 After the Scottish referendum - what next? How should the UK be governed?

Posted by The Future is League on 23 September 2014 - 12:54 PM

Everybody should get the same benefits. No UK country should get more.

#2999687 Has there ever been a bigger moaner in the game?

Posted by The Future is League on 21 September 2014 - 01:14 AM

The angry ant certainly lives up to his nickname yet again.


#2993551 joel monaghan for england

Posted by The Future is League on 11 September 2014 - 10:03 PM

The simple rule should be that once you have played for a country at senior level, no matter who that country is thats it. You stick with that country forever.

#2993527 Scottish Independence Referendum

Posted by The Future is League on 11 September 2014 - 09:33 PM

It was interesting tonight that when Alex Salmond was asked why he a politician should be trusted more than the business people of big companies who say a yes vote for Scotland will do more bad than good for Scotland he wouldn't answer the question.

Perhaps Salmond is right about Scotland being better on its own, but there is something very slimey about him. There is something there that's makes me think i wouldn't turn my back on him.

#2984227 Scottish Independence Referendum

Posted by The Future is League on 28 August 2014 - 06:34 PM

The Scots will at least be in charge of their own destiny, good or bad.  I personally think they'll struggle for a few years then find their feet as a small but prosperous nation.  They're already taking jobs from England from companies that recognise the flexibility of dealing with a smaller and more pragmatic government structure, I've seen more than a few London companies subtly shift support staff up north in the last year or so just in case there's a Yes vote.


The thing I see from this as a northerner is that the North of England really is in much the same situation as Scotland and has far more in common with the Scottish people than the south of England.  The regional assemblies that would have allowed these areas to at least partly adjust their local government to suit local conditions were sabotaged from the very first simply because Prescott was running it against the wishes of the Blairites. If Scotland goes then the disparity of the North against the South of England will be even more apparent, even Labour largely ignore the North now as they know most of their seats there are almost bullet-proof safe seats.

Its just my opinion that if the Scots vote yes this could lead to a domino affect of the rest of the UK, and then England being devolved in parts that we would have never thought possible 50 years ago.

Interesting times ahead for the whole of the UK as it is this very day.

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#2984191 Incoming Bath signing Sam Burgess will play at centre

Posted by The Future is League on 28 August 2014 - 05:52 PM

In three years time Sam will be playing Rugby League again. Its just a question of him making enough money before the boredom is too much.

In front on the cameras he will will say what the union hacks like to hear, but to friends and family he will say "union is #### and as soon as i've made my pile I'm out"

#2983677 Hudgell: Robins won’t sign another Hull FC player

Posted by The Future is League on 28 August 2014 - 07:30 AM


Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell has distanced the club from reports linking them with Hull FC players Jacob Miller and Ben Crooks by insisting the Robins will not sign another player from their cross-city rivals.

“Hull is a great place for speculation and rumours, but I can categorically say we are not interested in Miller or Crooks, or any of their other players for that matter,” Hudgell told the Hull Daily Mail.

“In fact, the days of us signing any players from across the river are over for the foreseeable future as far as I’m concerned.

“We have appointed a new coach in Chris Chester and he has his own ideas about how he wants to play and what he wants to achieve during the duration of his three-year contract.

“We’ve been very fortunate to have signed very good players and club men in former FC players, none more so than our new coach himself, but we are now looking to build a culture that reflects the values of our supporters.

“Our fans are loyal, passionate and only interested in one club. Taking players from our nearest rivals doesn’t fit in with that brief.”

The post Hudgell: Robins won’t sign another Hull FC player appeared first on Rugby League news and Super League scores | Total Rugby League.

View the full article on TotalRL.com


I wish the Rovers wouldn't sign any more players from Australia either.

#2981566 Nigel Wiskar

Posted by The Future is League on 22 August 2014 - 08:42 PM

This is really a very good article by Nigel Wiskar. Well worth a read


#2975675 Junior draft system

Posted by The Future is League on 12 August 2014 - 07:02 AM

Yes and all clubs would have to fund it equally. Sadly that's where the problem lies. Some clubs can't or won't make the commitment.

Certain clubs are not interested in junior development. They would rather spend money on a has been or never was player from the NRL than spend money on junior development. These clubs should be kicked out of Super League pure and simple.