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In Topic: Italy: Official recognition of RL as a legitimate sport

Yesterday, 11:17 PM

I don't understand why the RLIF forced the USA to sort their predicament out but not Italy.

The RLIF were not too interested in either.  There is only so much the RLEF could do, ultimately the AmRFL died off as it was a basket case, and the RLEF did not not (if you follow) give encouragement to the USARL.

In the Italian case, it is seen very differently.

In Topic: UKIPpery

Yesterday, 04:59 PM


Suggestion of a big swing from UKIP in Boston Skegness.  That had seemed a UKIP certainty, low population density and loss of jobs in the area.

In Topic: UAE, Spain & South Africa bid for 2021 World Cup

18 April 2015 - 09:38 PM


Please, just ask yourselves if England could by, any stretch of the mind, host a succefull floorball or handball world cup.
Then, for the love of god, just let's move on.


England hosted the Olympic handball and did very well.  So, yes.  It also was a great launch pad for handball in the UK, which previously had not really existed.  What made the difference was political will to make it work.  There are serious players involved in the South African bid, if it does have political backing, it could work extremely well.

The UAE were clearly serious enough to get the soccer world cup, if they are serious about the RL world cup they could certainly get and host it.  Also, the bribe would keep the RFL going for years.

Spain is more doubtful.

In Topic: French Update

14 April 2015 - 04:02 AM

I recently saw a Google Map of the position of rugby league clubs in Europe.  The greatest concentration was on the M62 as you might expect.  The most sparsely populated area seemed to be central Europe, including Austria, Germany* and much of France.  It has come to something when France is part of the rugby league desert.

*that bit will change soon enough.

In Topic: Manchester Pubs

11 April 2015 - 11:05 PM

Thank you!