nkpom

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  1. For the vast majority of our history, well before Super League was a glint in Murdoch's eye and with the League having a single division, the Final was THE decider of Champions. Finals were even played while the best players were off on Ashes Tours but no-one disputes the Final winners as Champions.
  2. A salary cap rise should come from continuing growth in TV and commercial income for the game - that is how the NRL cap has risen so fast over recent years and why the Super League cap has stayed fundamentally the same for over a decade. We have to have a vision that the TV and sponsors buy in to across the whole game, not just Super League. What would the RU cap be if they didn't have their lucrative international scene? County cricket would certainly not survive intact without Test income either. Turning this round is at least a 10 year project; but we have to reach Day 1 yet! We can tinker all we like with cap figures and competition structures, but we have to attract a growing income to flourish, and reduce the number of games our players play while increasing the quality of the ones they do. It is not beyond the wit of man to have a thriving RL scene where clubs income is greater than the expenditure - our largest budget clubs spend less per year than a Premier League club gets just for being on TV!
  3. One of my proudest achievements when running the unofficial online Rugby League Hall of Fame was the election of Albert Rosenfeld to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/AlbertRosenfeld.html The greatest tryscorer in possibly the greatest team our game has ever had.
  4. How will the Leigh Metroplitan District supply players for four teams?
  5. Great news if true. I remember sitting in the "heading for a sell out" Wembley with a sea of empty seats!
  6. A unique opportunity to watch the Challenge Cup Final in the company of 2005 Cup Winner Jamie Thackray. As part of his Testimonial Jamie will meet you and your friends before the game and you can then watch the Cup Final with Jamie! A unique opportunity to spend Cup Final day with a winner! http://www.ebay.co.u...-/272319675243?. This experience includes your Challenge Cup Final ticket (Category 3 or 4) sitting with Jamie; no drinks, food or travel included I'm afraid. All proceeds to Jamie's Testimonial Fund.
  7. A unique opportunity to watch the Challenge Cup Final in the company of 2005 Cup Winner Jamie Thackray. As part of his Testimonial Jamie will meet you and your friends before the game and you can then watch the Cup Final with Jamie! A unique opportunity to spend Cup Final day with a winner! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/272319675243?. This experience includes your Challenge Cup Final ticket (Category 3 or 4) sitting with Jamie; no drinks, food or travel included I'm afraid. All proceeds to Jamie's Testimonial Fund.
  8. You obviously didn't see him last week then! Dropped ball, missed tackles, out of position, I honestly can't remember a good play from him in the whole game.
  9. Nothing moist in London? Not heard of pie, mash and liquor? Mind you we're safe with Mushy Peas but there could be a schism across the Pennines between Mint Sauce and Red Cabbage!
  10. I agree. Top player wherever he played - Peter is London Player Number 371.
  11. http://www.lbsa.org.uk/lbsa-forum-thursday-september-10th/ I'm proud to announce that the next meeting of the Supporters Association will be a Fans Forum. It will be held on Thursday September 10th commencing 7pm at Ealing Trailfinders. A great opportunity to discuss a wide range of issues with representatives from the Broncos; including Hendo (and a player or two I hope), Jason Libber, and hopefully david Hughes. Also a first look at the facilities! <script src="safari-extension://com.ebay.safari.myebaymanager-QYHMMGCMJR/94838976/background/helpers/prefilterHelper.js" type="text/javascript"> </script> LBSA Forum.pdf
  12. As it has been (well the Championship 1st v 2nd) since the day the whole thing was announced. I was hoping (against hope) of course that the Broncos would be one of those two! This is not "Every Minute Matters" its "Eighty Minutes Matter"
  13. Canada in a UK part time League unrealistic? Of course. Rugby League building success in Canada unrealistic - no! The Canada team under Stuart Donlan last year build a very successful season; build on that with a good local comp and juniors and in 10 years time we could see a pro Canada (even North America) League. If you're going to do it do it properly (a lesson I learned to my personal debt in Northampton 20 years ago!)
  14. Welcome back Roger - former Development Officer at Hemel Stags!