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Rugby League World Issue 402

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Member Since 26 Jan 2014
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In Topic: I wouldn't want to belong to any club..........

21 June 2014 - 01:32 PM

snapski = part of the solution or.....

In Topic: Carcassone in Super League

21 June 2014 - 10:32 AM

For France to improve to a level where they are consistently capable of competing at the top level they are going to need more SL teams.

In order to get the academy teams playing youngsters have to have something to aspire to.

England/GB or whatever avatar the constant gripes from Joe public and RFL vacillation produces need a competitive northern hemisphere opponent for regular season in season out match experience.

This is because when it comes to international RL the Aussies  are essentially a chocolate fire-guard.

This is partly due the lengths they'll go to to stay on top and their superior attitude to  everyone else which blinkers and limits their vision. All of this means that the richest and most influential bit of our sport : 1) does as little possible  2) sees SOO as the pinnacle of the sport which technically it may be, but hardly a helpful motivating notion to make things happen and 3) does more things to harm than to aid development.

So the change has to happen here done by our leagues as a responsibility for our sport, by our sport. 

The idea that we're all in this together is a bit unfashionable now but it is the only way anything will improve the impact and credibility and image of RL to bring in more punters.

 All of that means T O, Avignon, the dragons and Carca in European Super league, which as someone keeps pointing out on here is its correct title, whether you like it or not! 


By the way I don't expect any of this to happen because this sport is its own enemy!

In Topic: Team Warning

21 June 2014 - 10:00 AM

                               would   think   eddie   is   sunning  himself   in   brazil   as   he   also   does   football  summaries.

Does he? I've no interest in football so there's no way for me to come across this bit of knowledge - It does go some of the way to explaining why he feels the urgent need to talk about it so often!

The "team warning" does indeed seem to have dwindled and moved into that graveyard where a lot of momentarily fashionable rules appear to end up - still on the statute books along with taxis having to carry a bail of hay and or beheading , although these last two could just be "t'inter-web" rumours like so much that occurs on threads and posts! "Two idiots, one thought" as the Germans say! I don't think they were talking about the proposed use of two officials next season! This is just a joke not an attack, refs get a million more things right than they get wrong, even if this  contradicts a popular set of beliefs !

In Topic: I think SL should use the Championships point system

21 June 2014 - 08:26 AM

I know how it works and what annoys me is it's something else, like our play off system that I'm going to have to explain to the footy fans at work whilst they laugh, shake their heads and say "really".



You spend your life explaining things to footy fans? When they manage their own game  in the face of opposition that RL faces day in day out, without the media coverage they presently get and all the other advantages soccer has in its pre-eminent position they can say "really!" and shake their heads as much as they like. And this is a huge case of pot, kettle and black in my book. :nono:  When we're not spending too much time navel gazing we're worried about what people who've already made the wrong sporting choice might think of us!  The fact they don't follow TGG should be an indication of the level of perspicacity involved , so you'd have your work cut out for you anyway!


"Not my circus, not my monkeys!" :this:

In Topic: RU players that could make it in Rugby League?

21 June 2014 - 04:32 AM

Discussing the relative, possibilities, merits of people from a totally different sport? :haha:


Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys


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Someone who stands apart from others of his or her group, as by differing actions, beliefs,
religious practices,  an outlier among conservatives. Synonyms: outsider,non-conformist, maverick; original, eccentric, bohemian; dissident, dissenter, iconoclast, heretic.