Robthegasman

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  1. Robthegasman

    SWINTON AWAY

    Tyson I think will move on at the end of the season and I have heard Widnes are keen on him,and my feeling is if that is true that is where he will end up at
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    SWINTON AWAY

    Sale FC set the prices on the beer and unfortunately we at Swinton Lions don’t get a cut of the bar takings.And as you Dewsbury fans will have seen Sale as a place is quite affluent compared to other areas in the Manchester area,hence higher prices. One way or another Sale FC do very well from Swinton Lions from the rent and bar takings which has no doubt helped refurbish the bar areas.
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    V Leigh

    Well actually it is just about 3 years and 7 months until the 2022 season starts and I grant you that it is a bit too long to make predictions with certainty.A lot can happen. That being said I think that Keighley Cougars in their club statement as they were informing all they are in the đź’© May well have let the cat out of the bag as they said quite explicitly that Super League will take over the running of the RL in 2022 where only those clubs will get funded from the SL suggesting that the rest will be cast aside,and if that is correct then clubs like Dewsbury,Swinton,Batley,Oldham etc need to start thinking now and getting our heads together and make plans in anticipation of this to ensure we survive because that 3 years and 7 months will fly by.
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    V Leigh

    I think come 2022 when any new TV deal kicks in we will see a two tier Super League of either 8 or 10 clubs in each division and the rest of us the likes of Dewsbury,Batley ,Swinton,Rochdale and Oldham will all be in a reformed”Championship”where Championship and Championship 1 will in effect amalgamate and those clubs collectively will have to find their own new broadcaster and funding.
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    Mark Wynn to Stand Down

    As far as I know things have got better off the field but it is still a case of there is not much money around
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    Mark Wynn to Stand Down

    As a Swinton Lions fan I have heard it suggested that your club is unfortunately in a financial pickle.I don’t know the ins and outs but I have a genuine fear for your club.
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    Oldham and Rochdale to merge?

    I have only just seen this thread and I am neither a Yed or Hornets fan(Swinton Lions for me)and I can say that I for one would totally oppose a merger between Rochdale and Oldham.
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    Relegation Seasons

    I would tend to be inclined to agree with you
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    General future of rugby league

    Yes definitely so we all know where we are going and can make the relevant plans.
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    General future of rugby league

    Well I understand the Super League has now got a new CEO.I am sure the picture will become clearer as it develops
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    General future of rugby league

    I think we all know that change is coming and change is going to happen.It is just a case of what,when and how. And as I said prior I as a Swinton Lions fan though I think I speak for fans of the lower Championship clubs and Championship 1 clubs think that it is time right now for these clubs to be given the heads up so we know what we are up against and can plan for it so when change happens most of the clubs outside the top 20 can survive and hopefully despite all the odds prosper in their own division.
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    General future of rugby league

    Could this be why they were so keen to have Toronto in the league along with a potential club in New York?
  13. I am very firmly of the opinion that there will be restructure of the game here and I predict by either 2021 or 2022 that we will see 20 centrally funded clubs in a two tier division which will be I think known as Super League”Elite” division and a Super League 1 division.I predict that both for the benefit of easy maths will have 10 teams in them and I predict that the funding for a Super League Elite will be at the very least double what it is now and for Super League 1 be going on about £2m or so per year of central funding.I would expect this to happen by say 2022. As for the current Championship teams I predict the current bottom 4,5 or 6 will end up for want of a better word amalgamating with Championship 1 and in a division of maybe 16,18 or 20 semi professional part time clubs depending on who survives because there could well be casualties and potentially we could see clubs die,even traditional ones perhaps.The number of clubs left in this new”Championship”could well be less than even 16. Now 2022 is not that far away and the time will go quickly and I think it is about time that the chairmen along with the supporters of these clubs get their heads together and work out how we can get round this and ensure as many clubs as possible survive and prosper eventually. Now if the powers that be want to do this and cut the bottom end of the Championship adrift along with Championship 1 then tell the chairmen right now what will happen so it gives them time to get something sorted out with another broadcaster,a free to air one ideally so there is alternative funding for these clubs. And seeing as Channel 4 are moving out of London and I understand that Liverpool,Manchester and I think Leeds or the West Yorkshire area are strong candidates for C4 to relocate then if they did come up to either of these areas they may well be a good broadcaster for these clubs to join with.They May even be an ideal broadcaster given the fact they are radical and unorthodox,after all if they gave us”Shameless”And Frank Gallagher along with his antics then why not help out any remaining new look”Championship”clubs and it would not be a deal of hundreds of millions needed either that would be required?
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    Relegation Seasons

    I don’t think you will go down,sadly it will I think be us(Swinton Lions)and Rochdale.You will survive at least one more season in this disproportionately divided division before the bottom end of the Championship end up for want of a better word”amalgamating”when the powers that be decide to have 2 divisions of 10 teams which I predict will be Super League”Elite”division and Super League 1 That will get ALL the central funding and clubs like Swinton,Dewsbury,Batley(perhaps)Oldhamand Rochdale will end up in a new look rebranded/rehashed”Championship”of say 16 or 18 clubs perhaps where we will all get no Central funding from the Governing body and will somehow have to find answers,ALL OF US as to how we all carry on. And should my prediction be right I expect to see this happen in either 2021 or 2022 which is not very far away.
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    Summer Bash

    Yes I have heard that as well.And I was talking to the chairman at Swinton(my team)and apparently the costs of this shindig at Blackpool is paid for collectively by the clubs ie it is taken from central funding meaning several hundred tickets need selling before the clubs see a penny of it.And because there is no Hull KR or Bradford this year I expect this year to be a flop.