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  1. I was looking at it more from a financial/marketing perspective and French RL is pretty small time as there aren't too many major cities involved. Looking at the coverage/attention Toronto are receiving, just makes me wonder where French RL could be with another big city team to go with Toulouse.
  2. I think South London would be the best potential area for growth, particularly the Lambeth/Croydon areas, where there seems to be decent youth development already. Dare I say it, but a team based out of Millwall would be quite good in the future.
  3. I don't think this is a good idea. Firstly, it will weaken the French leagues even more and we could potentially be stuck with two French sides in the Championship and I don't see how that's any better than Elite 1. Plus Avignon isn't that big, it's smaller than Perpignan. Would they be big enough to be a successful SL team? I'm thinking of more than 4k crowds and low finishes, but a top side challenging for trophies. I think a better idea would be a new team being created to enter League 1, backed by businessmen and from a big city, Paris/Lyon ideally. Obviously just need to find the money men.
  4. Well I'm not in country on the day, so if it was on BBC I could tape it or watch it on the iPlayer. Looks like I'll completely miss it, hopefully there will be youtube highlights.
  5. Got to feel sorry for these poor, penniless League 1 players being forced to have to go to Toronto as part of their job and not having to pay for flights and accommodation. Even worse, they also have to have the audacity to buy their own food, despite being so skint you wonder how they pay for their weekly Asda shop. If only they were more like regular folk, who have to pay for their own holidays, own food, own travel expenses and aren't forced to travel to a different city and country as part of their work.
  6. Can't the players buy their own food? Surely they'll be spending on tourism, souvenirs etc. Or are Toronto supposed to pay for that too?
  7. A trip to Toronto isn't that expensive anymore, you can get budget airline flights for £150.
  8. I'd have thought the RFL would have bought medals.
  9. Well done Cas. Hopefully they can be the real deal and go on to win the title. So bored of it always being Leeds, Saints or Wigan.
  10. I wouldn't be against this. It would be good to have a SL team in the Midlands and, if Wasps are serious with their backing, another team challenging for trophies. Obviously they should have to start from L1 and work their way up, unless it's the Bears they're looking at.
  11. They can't sell out in the PL and the owners have psssed off the fans. I can't see them getting big crowds or doing well next season.
  12. I agree the reliance on backers is an issue in the long run, but what sport doesn't? There'd be no top 14 without rich backers, Saracens would disappear, Man City and Chelsea would be nowhere without their sugar daddies etc.
  13. When they get relegated this season and are playing in front of 8k in the Championship next season, they'll be desperate for Hull to come back.
  14. True I agree, but a lot of the "London" teams aren't from London, but Surrey, Kent, Herts, Essex etc. There's a lot more ground in London we need to cover and a lot of potential that can come from it.