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thundergaz

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#2968034 Catalans Rumour

Posted by thundergaz on Yesterday, 11:39 AM

London Broncos rotted to death under licensing. They were always okay when they had to make an effort to stay in SL.


I bet my bottom dollar that London would be in a far worse place than they are now if licensing hadn't of been implemented and this new system had of been in place from the start.Licensing helped stop the wigans of our sport dominating and getting even stronger and helped expansion teams and the smaller clubs bridge the gap and make the top league more competitive. I never liked licensing but it certainly helped the likes of wakey Cas cats London and Widnes that's for sure.


#2967524 The all-new never-ending League Restructure debate thread

Posted by thundergaz on 29 July 2014 - 12:38 PM

The issue isn't in SL where everyone will have equal funding. The problem lies in the Championship where some clubs will be getting £500k and some £200k; equal funding across the Championship clubs is a must! There is already a divide in the division and these changes are going to dramatically increase that division as smaller clubs will not be able to compete with the likes of Featherstone, Halifax and Leigh. You are in effect creating big gaps between potential full time and part time sides in the same division and will ultimately destroy what is a great division as it stands now.


Agree 100% with your post. Unless a second tier club can find a ken Davy from somewhere then the second tier will be a 3-5 team league every season under this new structure. I'm going to stick my neck out here and say if this structure lasts 10 seasons not one second tier club will get promotion unless a top tier club goes into a similar situation to the bulls. This system smacks of I give you something in one hand but take it all away with the other hand.


#2967392 The all-new never-ending League Restructure debate thread

Posted by thundergaz on 29 July 2014 - 08:14 AM

I'm all for P&R but I feel this system will have these major affects. (Hope I'm wrong but this is what I see happening with the new system). The top 5/6 SL clubs will dominate even further cutting the other 6/7 clubs further adrift. The remaining 6/7 clubs won't be able to challenge the top 5/6 clubs but will be too good to go down. Then their will be 3-5 Second tier clubs who will be fighting it out for the top 4 spots cutting the rest in the second tier and third tier even further adrift with the salary cap. As I reckon 3 will run a million cap the other 2 around 500-700k the rest in the league around 200-400k or maybe even less. The top 4/5 clubs in the second tier will be too good for the second tier but not good enough to get promoted. Then the cycle will just keep repeating itself. Unless and this is a big no no clubs overspend to compete which will result in massive financial crisis for the clubs in question. Like I say I hope I'm 100% wrong but that's the way I see the new structure panning out. Expansion as definitely gone with this system unless the likes of cru Hemel etc can find a ken Davy from somewhere.


#2868501 Relegation

Posted by thundergaz on 22 January 2014 - 07:35 PM

That will be nothing compared to what will happen if Fev end up in a championship relegation spot.


If that happens I want this system scraped it will of been rubbish lol.


#2868360 Relegation

Posted by thundergaz on 22 January 2014 - 04:29 PM

What are you talking about. Keighley are going to sign Thurston and the Burgess brothers, build their new stadium, dominate the championship and knock Bradford out in the 3 x 8 league and then kick off the next season with Wigan at home and put 50 on them.


I was believing you until you said you would put 50 past Wigan lol.


#2868236 The never-ending League Restructure debate (Many merged threads)

Posted by thundergaz on 22 January 2014 - 01:46 PM

Sorry Parky, but I find reading Mr Sadlers reports does not give transparent coverage of a situation, he is like a traffic cop who wants to take you down his road of thinking, nothing at all wrong with that if you are a disciple of his, fortunately or unfortunately as the case may be I am not.


+1


#2868174 Relegation

Posted by thundergaz on 22 January 2014 - 12:07 PM

It's to complicated, should of kept it simple 2 up 2 down no need for this 3 leagues of 8


Right here goes I will explain the system from your clubs point of view and make it as simple as I can. 5 or 6 clubs will be relegated from the championship at the end of this season depending if Toulouse are included. Then next season the championship will be a 12 team league where the top 4 of our league will go into a mini league with the bottom 4 of SL with all their season points going back to zero. The top four of that mini league get to play in the SL the following season and the bottom four get to play in the championship. The other 8 teams in our league go into a mini league where they keep their seasons points and whoever finishes in the bottom 2 of that mini league will be in championship 1 the season after. Hope that helps you.


#2761109 4 games in 11 days!

Posted by thundergaz on 04 August 2013 - 08:05 PM

After 3 in 8 days it dosnt get any easier..
Hunslet away(sun)
Keighly home (Wed)
Barrow away(sun)
York home (thurs)

What you expecting off that??

I think we can get 10points. bonus point at Barrow and 3 wins.

Up the Town!


I think you should win 3 and let barrow win the other one lol.


#2754450 Sheridan

Posted by thundergaz on 27 July 2013 - 09:45 AM

QED. Another individual who gave 100% for the club falls by the wayside. If I were a dyed in the wool Featherstone supporter, I would be worried that, should the vision that the directors have for the club fail to materialise, they would drop the club and move on to another project to bolster their egos. Featherstone is a club that has history, is steeped in tradition, and doesn't deserve to be treated this way by itinerant businessmen.


Some people like to make a mountain out of a mole hill. Also some people have short memories. Where would our club be without mr Campbell and feisal? We were in a right mess before these came along and our club was on its last legs anyway. As I see it these guys have brought us from the depths of despair and put life back into featherstone rovers and I for one am very grateful. Until these guys show that their not here for the club(which I may add nothing of the sort as been shown yet) then I for one appreciate everything they have done for our club and long may it continue.


#2752563 weired

Posted by thundergaz on 24 July 2013 - 02:50 PM

Two new directors with business accumen. All this talk is to make us feel that we are going in the right direction. A prelude to you know what. Not mentioned? I reckon it will be.

What you mean col? As I see it they have been brought in to make us a successful business. Great move I reckon as it should make us self sufficient in time hopefully.


#2733882 Player In/out

Posted by thundergaz on 28 June 2013 - 08:18 AM

With faisal spitting his dummy out our major SL signings clearly appear out of the window

A clear lack of ambition signing the above mentioned Batley players - if Bastian is wanting these to sign for Fev and get rid of what we have then hes probably off to a negative start with most supporters!


JB hasn't even got in the Fev hot seat yet and your not happy with him. He hasn't had a top job at wire for so long for spotting rubbish talent. As much as I rate kainy if JB doesn't and wants to offload him so be it. ( Its all just rumours at the moment anyway). All I'm saying is whatever JB does no need to judge him until the end of next season as you never know he might actually win all the 3 for all we know at least give him a chance to get in and settle in the job before you slate him.