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#3239775 Autumn statement and RL

Posted by DoubleD on 26 November 2015 - 05:35 PM

I personally think France should host 2021 as long as toulouse go well in the next couple of years. It might be the catalyst they need.


France couldn't even organise a one-off match against NZ, they have no chance of organising a World Cup!!!!!!

#3238146 Brett Ferres

Posted by DoubleD on 23 November 2015 - 12:26 PM

I don't know what will be more difficult to take for Huby, the fact that his wife of 2 kids has cheated on him, or the fact she has cheated on him with probably the ugliest player in the team. I mean he makes Benny Westwood look like an oil painting

#3238043 2016 four nations venues

Posted by DoubleD on 23 November 2015 - 12:08 AM

I can think of a lot better venues/places to take any games to than Coventry. For me they should be held in London, the Heartlands, Newcastle and Scotland

#3237689 BBC and rugby league

Posted by DoubleD on 22 November 2015 - 01:17 AM

A begrudge paying a licence fee each year for the odd rugby league game, there is literally nothing else I watch on bbc nor do I listen to their stations. It's such an outdated model.

Simple solution, let them advertise and do away with the license fee. If you don't like adverts, make yourself a brew or fast forward through them like everyone else

#3236736 2016 four nations venues

Posted by DoubleD on 19 November 2015 - 08:16 PM

Good news all, venues will be released in the coming weeks according to Steve McNamara

#3236280 Willie (Mason) or won't he? (Merged Threads)

Posted by DoubleD on 18 November 2015 - 10:58 PM

I thought passports were irrelevant now and it was down to whether you were federation trained or not. Either way why are you happy for Hull KR to use loopholes but not Catalan.


I don't have an issue with clubs using loopholes but it appears Catalans are working to a different set of rules to the other SL clubs which is unfair and irrational. During their formative years, this was ok but not now.............it's hindering the development of home grown players now.

#3234125 Great atmosphere today

Posted by DoubleD on 14 November 2015 - 10:14 PM

The atmosphere at the game today was brilliant, electric at times. I'm sure it went hand in hand with the match and helped lift the performances of the teams. Not sure if it took a few weeks for fans to get used to international rugby again, but for me the biggest difference was having a drummer there to start songs. No idea where it was in the first 2 games but I think it's vital for raising the atmosphere. The games should be an event and showcased as such, and this helps differentiate us from the other code. A Mexican wave was tried a few times today but fortunately was given up when people didn't join in. Hope it came across similarly well on the tv

#3233265 Mancunians Recruit Invictus Gold Medalist to Launch Wheelchair Rugby

Posted by DoubleD on 13 November 2015 - 04:24 PM

I don't mean to be rude but, that is the truth. Having worked in schools for the last seven years in Manchester rugby league is barely known in this city. Speaking from experience if you were to ask average Mancunian about rugby they would immediately think of rugby union unfortunately.

Mancunians will be hosting a wheelchair rugby league event and as above we are likely to be launching a wheelchair rugby league team very soon and we are excited to be the first wheelchair rugby team in Manchester.


With respect, having worked in Manchester for many years, plenty of people know about rugby league, even if they're not a fan of it. Whilst it may not be popular, it's certainly not correct to say it is not known. It is at least as well known as union and I would say the 2 codes have similar numbers of followers in the city from my experience, significantly dwarfed by football.


And you can ignore my advice if you wish, as I have very little knowledge of the forms of wheelchair rugby, but given the limited numbers, I'd have thought it would be best to concentrate on 1 form of the game, rather than confuse matters by having different variants running as well.

#3227815 RLIF meeting in Paris

Posted by DoubleD on 05 November 2015 - 12:31 AM

What I want to know though is why this meeting is being held in Paris and not the Mecca of Leigh?

#3226890 Justin Carney

Posted by DoubleD on 03 November 2015 - 05:29 PM

Silly boy - was lauded by the Cas fans only to poo on his own doorstep


Devastating in attack - gash in defence


Gash is definitely his weakness

#3226143 Poor atmosphere?

Posted by DoubleD on 02 November 2015 - 03:46 PM

Seen an England shirt in DW Sports £54, bit much for a couple of games a year, specially if the kids want one as well after you have already forked out for a club jersey ...


You are allowed to wear the shirts outside of the match days you know

#3225953 Poor atmosphere?

Posted by DoubleD on 02 November 2015 - 11:20 AM

The light show was brilliant, big fan of that. The ingredients are all there, just a few tweaks needed. Great day/game all in all, very happy.


Should the club stores be encouraged to stock England merchandise to help with awareness/selling, with clubs getting a 10% cut or something? I'd be disappointed if this hasn't been explored already.........

#3225840 Poor atmosphere?

Posted by DoubleD on 02 November 2015 - 08:21 AM

There's some merit in the lack of dislike for the kiwis. For me it was a combination of things with the kick off time on a Sunday, the tepid start, the lack of drummer to start songs and the fact we haven't had a test on home soil for so long so people weren't used to it. Felt a bit like a magic weekend game at times, there were a lot of fans wearing their own club shirts rather than England or GB tops.

#3224376 RLWC 2017 Qualification

Posted by DoubleD on 31 October 2015 - 05:03 PM

Whilst it's a shame that Cook Islands won't be there in 2017, i'd much rather see Lebanon and it gives the game a wider footprint

#3223067 England v Kiwis at Hull 1st November - Tickets for West Stand now available.

Posted by DoubleD on 29 October 2015 - 03:54 PM

Sell outs are important, not for the core numbers as such but for the perception. If people think games will sell out, they won't leave buying till the last minute which creates a greater sense of anticipation leading up to the game and less need for discounts so greater revenue. Also looks better on TV and for potential or actual sponsors