Rascal Bongo Stork

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  1. Leigh threaten to bar Premier Sports

    my point being Beaumont et al are fantastically short sighted & downright ignorant. If a common fan last year knew about Premier & their agreed coverage of Toronto then the Championship chairmen are displaying spectacular ignorance of their sport. Also can not Derek have picked up a phone & double checked his facts - naaaah. Let us see how Leighs crowd v TO stacks up against what they got against last years relagated teams. The likes of Beaumont are why RL doesnt progress
  2. Leigh threaten to bar Premier Sports

    get back in your box Beaumont. God I hope Toronto/Leigh Rejects stiff you home & away. And all the other pea brained chairmen & fans - TW dont have many away fans but you get more home fans. Cue folk saying their fans are far too sophisticated to be taken in by 13 people masquerading as Canadians - go back 12 months for the same misinformed flannel from their League 1 counterparts
  3. mate you're an inspiration & I really wish you all the best. Im a similar age & have got terminal cancer & a young family & know full well some of what you are dealing with mentally (obviously I know everyones fight is unique ). Anyway I just want you to know I take heart & inspiration from lads like you who take it on swinging & here's hoping you keep ploughing on pal
  4. League 1 Super 8s - Knights v Toronto

    brilliant from York, well done! Really enjoyed watching that. I laughed at Rowley being all magnanimous but not being able to help himself whinging about the Referee. I want Toronto to go up to Super League but he doesn't half get on my mammaries . Cut out all the dirty stuff and maybe your team wont get penalised constantly Anyway - well done York, off the field and on
  5. Expansion Clubs.

    It can't help a club of Hemel's size that the players live in Yorkshire. Previously mates,relatives,girlfriends etc of players would turn up - when you're working from a low base that becomes quite a significant percentage. Then being almost certain to lose over the past few years and even less turn up. The attendances were never stellar but it's unrecognisable from those first couple of seasons in the league.
  6. Expansion Clubs.

    in any league some clubs have to be the dross - sometimes for very long periods of time, some for a few years. In RL unfortunately any club that's in wooden spoon territory is immediately called upon for execution. Booting a club out for the crime of having two abysmal seasons would seem to satisfy many but that club has it's own ground, it's own non matchday revenue streams, it's own youth setup. Hemel have to go back to a southern based side but if they do and they still have a rough season then the clamour for their ejection will still ramp up - but once you've booted them out, another team will fall into the bottom two for a few years and then they'll have to go because apparently all clubs must be of an equal standard. It'll be a crying shame if Hemel get ejected, or chose to knock it on the head themselves. I got the very strong impression at the end of last season that it was Dewsbury or bust - in which case it's very much bust BUT on my visits this season I have not been given any indication that they want to drop out. I have in fact heard many encouraging noises about a return to Hemel based training though. So if they aren't in the league next season I'd say it'd have to be the RFLs doing rather than anything voluntary. Save the Stags!
  7. Future SL breakaway?

    I'm an expansionist and a big fan of this whole Toronto thing but a split must never happen. It'd be catastrophic. Over my dead body etc etc
  8. Attitudes to Toronto in today's League Express

    looks like they're biting off more than they can chew! choke away ;-)
  9. Attitudes to Toronto in today's League Express

    some good news on Pro12 - I see they're going to invite the two SA teams booted out of the southern hemisphere thing. I cant see them doing any North American expansion, stepping on our toes, anytime soon
  10. what a joke champ 1 fixtures

    anyone have a link as to where I can find the fixtures? For whatever they call the 'you're not very good' half of League 1. I'm not a complete internet feeb but can find nowt. Hemel's website makes me laugh - has the league table on the front page which cuts off at position 14. You'd think someone would have noticed this season as they've lived in 16th all year.
  11. Attitudes to Toronto in today's League Express

    ok cheers. If that is the case at least one of the financially bigger fish are against it
  12. Attitudes to Toronto in today's League Express

    so who are the 6 clubs? I'm absolutely certain Salford & Leigh are against. Then presumably other smaller clubs such as Wakefield & Widnes? Huddersfield? Cas??
  13. Attitudes to Toronto in today's League Express

    if Super League clubs cant market a game against Toronto to bring in a bigger crowd (and let's face it with the money Toronto have behind them they WILL have two genuine marquee players) then there's absolutely nothing 'Super' about them and perhaps they should rightfully make way for clubs that can make the effort and can see past the end of their nose.
  14. Toronto v York city Knights

    I think he gets a nose bleed if he leaves Yorkshire - I remember his bleating about Toulouse last year. He was also quite vocal last year about the stupidity of having Toronto in the league and was suggesting (or making threats) that they might not fulfil the fixture as not all his lads could take time off etc etc, it all sounded very similar to some of the posters on here at the time. So the hotel might well have been rubbish, and to be fair they're not the first club to say it, but he certainly wasn't not going to mention it. I've blocked a certain poster quite a while ago as I got tired of the same posts, reworded, in every thread but from people quoting them I see the bitterness seems to have gone even higher! Roll onto Super League Wolfpack and watch his head pop
  15. A travesty if Cas don't win the GF

    as a complete neutral when it comes to Super League teams I have to say I am rooting for Cas to win it this year with every fibre of my being. Come on lads!