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  1. 8 points
    Some players will come, some players will go, we will talk to players some we will sign some we won't, some will use us to get a better deal at their present club. It is all part of the game yes more players will depart than a club would like but payers decide it is time to move on for more money/retire/follow their mates/less travelling/better prospects all valid reasons but I know the club are working to get a competitive team on the field for 2019 within their budget.
  2. 7 points
    It’s not the system that is bad but the strength in depth of the SL. The NRL regular season finished last week with the Roosters on top with 34 points. New Zealand Warriors were eighth on 32 points. Meanwhile in SL there is a 23 point gap between Saints in first and Catalans in eighth which could become 25 or 21 later today. If we’d had a similar points differential as the NRL there’d be a thread extolling the virtues of the Super 8s. With a play off system there’s always the possibility that this season’s scenario could happen. I personally thought 8 from 14 was rewarding mediocrity. I much preferred the top five play off system.
  3. 6 points
    Don’t disagree with lots of that, I realised recently I actually enjoy listening to podcasts, watching Back chat and reading forums more than the actually watching the SL (middle 8s aside). Watched the NRL playoffs yesterday and today and it has been much better. The game is in a mess and desperately needs some leadership and sorting out.
  4. 5 points
    Cheers for that. We have got our fingers crossed and ideally I hope us and Hornets are given a reprieve with this potential restructuring and on the Lions front only I hope that whatever is decided it gives us a huge boost and injection of vitamins on the field of play and I hope we can rally and get a few wins in the remaining 4 games especially against both Barrow and Batley(sorry Dogfather)and for the icing on the cake shock wins against Featherstone and Leigh who with their off field issues along with frankly having nothing to play for as they are both going to be in the divisional Grand Final anyway could be there for the taking,Fingers 🤞 And if we are going to be in the Championship next season thanks to restructuring then with the now good management off the field and improvement on that side we can do what both Dewsbury and Batley have done and firmly establish ourselves in this division.
  5. 5 points
    Good luck for today and the rest of the season.
  6. 4 points
    It's called greggs now cools
  7. 4 points
    I'd set the season tickets for the southstand at £170.. And raise pay on the day prices to £18 This would put us in line with the likes of Swinton & Batley. Why should we give away cheap admission to away fan's when as fan's we have to pay more to follow our team away. I can understand Mark been wary of price increases in the past, cos them Yorkshire folk are tight bug.gers, Difference between tight & careful Your tight when you don't have spend it, And careful when you do. Id like to see partnerships between teams on away travel to encourage fans to travel away for instance Swinton vs Dewsbury If we can get 25 people to travel on our bus, Swinton give us 25 tickets giving a £5 discount admission. Dewsbury vs Swinton In return we give 25 tickets at £5 discount on admission to Swinton fans, we've to build a network of connection's to each club. The figures are just ball park figures I do think for the likes of Bradford & widnes the admission price has to raise to £18 because they'll be paying £20+ at their grounds.
  8. 4 points
    It wasn’t just one though, there were others, the journalists were all new members and at least one was able to vote on the no-confidence motion. If people STILL can’t smell the cow excrement around much of this “Momentum” movement then they’re a lost cause. Edit: Telegraph article covering this
  9. 4 points
    The lack of strength in depth won't be solved by any structure changes or salary cap increases as it's still the same amount of players available. All this time and energy being wasted on sorting the structure could have been better spent trying to set up a long term plan to increase the player pool
  10. 4 points
    The thing is you'll find this in most competitions and sports at various times. It's not the concept (although I think the super 8's are not the best answer) but the fact that SL has finished, as in the positions have been decided. This can happen with top 5, 6 etc. In April you'll see Everton vs Bournemouth, Watford Vs West Ham all with nothing to play for.
  11. 4 points
    Does he have much experience in the championship.
  12. 3 points
    As expected, Sinfield's involvement in overseeing things is strictly limited to this season. Furner to return for next year, Lowes continues as assistant. https://www.therhinos.co.uk/2018/09/08/furner-set-for-rhinos-homecoming-in-2019/ His record at Canberra was hardly stellar but his pedigree otherwise very much is.
  13. 3 points
    At next weeks meeting, hopefully on the agenda should be games on Sky for next season. RL chiefs should tell and not ask Sky, that there will be no more Thursday night games. Friday night games wherever possible should not be cross county games,and certainly the Hull clubs should not be traveling to Lancashire(using old Money),and vice versa. Should be double header on Saturday,game in this country 3.00pm,and Catalans one weekend 5.00pm,Toronto the following weekend 7.00pm On Sunday show a championship or league 1 game each weekend.This season the top 6 in the championship was really exciting,plus in League 1,Bradford ,York or Workington could have been shown.Next season Newcastle look to be showing a lot of ambition, let the public have a look at them occasionally. Obviously Super League is the pinnacle of our sport in this country,but if you get 2 teams of equal ability,you will get a good game to watch no matter what the level is.
  14. 3 points
    That would only be bringing forward the inevitable, I would be surprised if Rugby League attained 70% of the present contract value from any broadcaster in the next contract. Rugby League has been my passion all my life, these days I still watch all the televised games but more out of habit than being drawn by the quality on offer, it is simply not very good, add in the gamesmanship, cheating and time wasting that has over the last 3 or so seasons crept into the game and in each season seems to be gaining apace, for this veiwer it really is becoming a "turn off" May be that I forego SL next season and purchase a NRL pass, I find it to be of a much better quality and standard.
  15. 3 points
    The lads should have good backing today 2 full coaches and a lot going over in cars. Best of luck boys we really need these points. UTT
  16. 3 points
    You can be Foreign Secretary then as you've been away
  17. 3 points
    The truly depressing thing of it is that I would actually trust a party comprising Me, GJ, Geordie Saint, MJM and Bob8 as the front bench more than any other party in parliament right now.
  18. 2 points
    Always round down, that's what I was told! Also don't eat yellow snow ;-)
  19. 2 points
    Unless Facebook are paying league one for this stuff then no, I don't think so. Facebook is an amature platform (until sponsored by FB). I really like the idea of a bespoke app as it gives a more professional image. This gives league one the opportunity to receive extra revenue through advertising, gives them accurate metrics on demographic and puts the brand (in this case Our league) in people's mind. They SHOULD advertise the hell out of it on Facebook and have a strong presence on the platform though!
  20. 2 points
    What's this got to do with Hetherington? Or indeed the middle 8s. The gap this season between 4th and 5th is nothing to do with structure.
  21. 2 points
    I expect anyone in the United Kingdom to know that there have been problems in Northern Ireland and that the community there divides along factional lines. If you don't know that, and you are a fully functioning person with no learning disabilities or similar, then you are an idiot. If you reach the post of Secretary of State for Northern Ireland without knowing that then you are a dangerous idiot.
  22. 2 points
    Eh?, relax mate, stop being so sensitive. Jill Halfpenny Fan is a nice bloke and a good friend and his team Widnes, like my lot, are doing it tough at the moment, that's why. And just for your info, Hull FC beat Leeds last time out.
  23. 2 points
    I don't think that dogs are permitted in any sports grounds unless they are guide dogs. It definitely won't be allowed in if it brings a drum.
  24. 2 points
    You must have been watching a different game than me because I thought they looked very good in periods of the game. Hope you are correct though.
  25. 2 points
    He's right in theory but in reality the sport isn't in a position to make a long term plan beyond 2020 because we have no idea how much money, if any, we'll be bringing in from TV contracts. No other major sport has such a degree of uncertainty on this matter. We're already into survival mode, and Elstone has stated in the Whippets podcast that his overriding priority by far is to build up SL over the next couple of years into a tight brand that he can sell in the TV market. Nothing else matters, and that's true for the whole game. Time's up. Unless someone else has a clear, convincing proposal - right now - of how to win a TV contract in 2020, then this is it.

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