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#3270612 Shoulder pads

Posted by EastLondonMike on 09 February 2016 - 12:37 PM

Used to wear Madison "Allan Langer" shoulder pads when i first started playing.. Brisbane Bronco coloured (yellow/white/maroon). Velcro straps around the arms and round the chest. Happy days.

#3266829 Which team would you truly like to see in super league

Posted by EastLondonMike on 03 February 2016 - 02:26 PM

London and Toulouse.

#3266326 Wayne Bennett to coach England?

Posted by EastLondonMike on 02 February 2016 - 03:21 PM

Pretty happy with this appointment. You don't get much better than Wayne Bennett.

I think most have us on here have always thought we've been pretty close to the Aussies and Kiwi's on a number of recent occasion's. I reckon Wayne Bennett could give us that little bit extra needed to win something.

Will be just as interesting who he goes for as his back up staff. Its usually a junior coach within a SL club, but would like to see him bring in someone like Shaun Wane and/or Daryll Powell, two bonafide SL coaches.

A bit of extra incentive for the Wigan players with England ambitions to put in an eye catching performance against the Bronco's also.

#3265356 Rugby League in strange places

Posted by EastLondonMike on 31 January 2016 - 09:36 PM

There was a  bloke in the queue behind me in Leytonstone Tesco's the other day.. wearing a track suit with "Rugby League Challenge" emblazoned across it with a dodgy looking St.George's Flag embroidered on it.


He bought 12 tins of cat food and a bottle of Brandy.


I didn't talk to him.

#3263233 The RFL announce a 3 year deal with........

Posted by EastLondonMike on 28 January 2016 - 08:55 AM

Not sure if Dacia actively advertise on TV here in the UK, but would love to see the RFL propose the use of SL players in future promotional adverts with Dacia, would certainly be good for such things as the start of SL and the build up to the WCC and Challenge cup final.

Here's hoping.

#3262968 The RFL announce a 3 year deal with........

Posted by EastLondonMike on 27 January 2016 - 02:25 PM

Owned by Renault. Revenue in the billions.. Good bit of work by the RFL commercial team. 


For the World Club Challenge and Challenge Cup. Let's hope the relationship is a good and long standing one.

#3261336 Sam Tomkins guest of honour at Cap Cha

Posted by EastLondonMike on 24 January 2016 - 06:12 AM

You'll be hard pressed to find a cockney at this event unless he's a Barrow boy!


Wrong again.

#3259338 This is our time?

Posted by EastLondonMike on 18 January 2016 - 03:06 PM

100's of hours of footage to choose from. Also noticed a shot of the Rugby AM hosts in amongst it, which makes me wonder if they had some involvement, which would also explain why its so much like the previous effort (they love using the old ideas of others).


I've said it many times and i'll say it again, the lack of creativity at the RFL is so frustrating. The best promo campaign associated with RL was the "Rugby of the Extraordinary" campaign, which was produced by an agency called VCCP. They should have built on that at the time but didn't, aside from using the font in everything promo related since. VCCP produce real quality and are an agency that do some really nice TV campaigns.


To me, the current film just smacks of a lack of creativity. We've seen it all before, and its nothing special. I want special.

#3257444 Eastmond not coming back

Posted by EastLondonMike on 13 January 2016 - 08:55 AM

Would have liked to have seen him come back. Always good good to have as many talented players in our game as possible. Its debatable whether he would have come back better or worse than when he left, but he would have been a decent addition to any team.

If he see's his future in RU, best of luck to him. 

#3256566 League Express Tweeting that they have story that will rock the sport

Posted by EastLondonMike on 10 January 2016 - 07:50 PM

An announcement about a focus and increased funding in London and Internationals to be made a priority?!.. That's just plain crazy.

#3256054 Interesting comments by Blake Solly about More SL games in London and the So...

Posted by EastLondonMike on 09 January 2016 - 12:29 PM

London has not had money thrown at it at all. The best we've had has been three years of funding from the Sport England pot. Which ended over a year ago.

Over the years the Broncos have spent a pittance in terms of promotion (if you can call it that).

At no time ever has London had a serious push.

Anyone who utters the line "Londoners just aren't interested in Rugby League and never will be" is an ass.

#3254692 Joey Westerman

Posted by EastLondonMike on 05 January 2016 - 11:17 PM

Always thought Westerman's biggest issue is attitude, when he decides he wants to be a genuine professional rugby player he could become a very useful player. 


Personally i'm not sure he's got that desire.

#3253659 RFL.

Posted by EastLondonMike on 02 January 2016 - 09:08 PM

The first thing we need (and what we've needed for as long as I can remember) is greater exposure.. Or should I just say "exposure", as we currently have none.

Consistent good exposure of the sport and its key events will generate greater interest, but it has to be consistent over a lot of years. Currently we only really get anything outside the RL media channels for the Challenge cup final. Nothing else really gets much of a mention.

The RFL have attempted to improve media relations previously but always half heartedly. They now employ a PR agency but only for certain events, and with a certain brief for those events. To increase the profile of the sport you need constant copy for the press and TV. Build things and people will take an interest.

Though as we know we don't currently have a written media who want to write about RL in a positive light, or a TV partner who are willing to really push the sport, so it's tough.

I do still think there is much more that could be done to reach people, and at no great cost.

Not only do we lack leaders within the RFL, we also have a serious lack of creativity.

#3252846 Smith and Locke

Posted by EastLondonMike on 31 December 2015 - 10:47 AM

If they were that drunk and driving that car they should be banged up. Drink driving is absolutely disgusting.

#3249151 Kevin Sinfield

Posted by EastLondonMike on 20 December 2015 - 07:55 PM

Well that's the Rugby League bit done. As little time spent on the Sinfield piece as possible.

Kev's only chance is the RL public. No neutral fan will be inspired by that video piece.