marklaspalmas

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    The Nine who Voted with SL

    Yes and no. Plain answers on funding are very hard to come by. Others sports, ie soccer, actually put together league tables (or the media do it for them) of who got what. At times of change and flux, straightforward information is vital.
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    The Nine who Voted with SL

    No doubt. I wasn't really thinking of trawling through the by-laws to be able to cry 'foul' or to launch some conspiracy theory. It was now a sense of fatigue and frustration about the way things are done. I'm a big fan of the game and I like to think I keep up with what's going on, but I struggle at times. What less committed fans and outsiders think is anyone's guess. 40 years a fan and these things do tend to go in familiar cycles. Hence my lack of preference for the the next new structure.
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    The Nine who Voted with SL

    Well, yes. On this and many other matters. We seem to be increasingly reliant on the efforts of the trade press to be able to understand anything clearly.
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    The Nine who Voted with SL

    Quite.
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    The Nine who Voted with SL

    Possibly, but again, no one really seems to know, do they? I wasn't too bothered by the vote either way, but those who weremight like to know.
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    The Nine who Voted with SL

    Plausible explanation but it seems a bit inconsisitent.
  7. I sure we'll all be on tenterhooks to see who makes and who doesn't make the 19, make that 17, for Sunday. Provided there are no injuries, it'll be same again. We'll be favourites but they are battling to avoid a relegation playoff against the likes of Doncaster/Whitehaven, so with Leigh still winning, no room for slip ups. John Davies plays his 200th career game.
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    The Nine who Voted with SL

    I suppose the obvious answer would be it doesn't seem directly connected to them. Why didn't womens or wheelchair or Masters RL get a vote? Seems odd. Catalans but not Toulouse anyone?
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    The Nine who Voted with SL

    I asked earlier if anyone knows why Catalan can vote but Tououse and Toronto not? And why would those seven other groups of RL playing communities vote on the structure of the professional game?
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    What is left to play for?

    GF Saints/Wire v Wigan/Cas Q8 Toronto v Toulouse/London Shield Fev v Leigh L1 PO Bradford v Doncaster Ten Bob Game: Roch v Bradford NRL GF: Melbourne v Roosters
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    The Nine who Voted with SL

    Each club will have their own motives no doubt. As they all did. Is it taken as read that the 7 special categories all voted 'yes' to change? How old that schools RL, Armed forces all had a vote, but not wheelchair or womens or masters RL, etc? Seems a bit random. Also, I assume Catalans voted (the famous 11-1 call on SL clubs) but Toulouse and Toronto no?
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    2019 Squad

    7 Players confirmed & 7 pending for 2019 Martyn Ridyard CONFIRMED Luke Cooper CONFIRMED John Davies CONFIRMED Jason Walton CONFIRMED Scott Wheeldon CONFIRMED James Lockwood CONFIRMED Josh Hardcastle CONFIRMED Anthony Thackeray Connor Farrell Matty Wildie Keal Carlile Sam Brooks Danny Maskill James Thornton 10 Players leaving Brad Knowles To Sheffield?? Shaun Robinson To Halifax?? Luke Briscoe - Leeds (Back on DR) Ian Hardman - Retiring Misi Taulapapa - ? Richard Moore - To Hunslet? Gareth Hock - ? Tom Holmes - Huddersfield Chris Ulugia - Injured Frankie Mariano - Doncaster 5 New Players Watson Boas from PNG CONFIRMED Ase Boas from PNG CONFIRMED Morgan Puncheon CONFIRMED Brad Day from Batley? James Harrison from Batley?
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    2019 Squad

    14 Players confirmed/pending for 2019 Martyn Ridyard CONFIRMED Connor Farrell Jason Walton CONFIRMED Anthony Thackeray Scott Wheeldon CONFIRMED James Lockwood CONFIRMED Josh Hardcastle Matty Wildie Keal Carlile Luke Cooper CONFIRMED John Davies CONFIRMED Sam Brooks Danny Maskill James Thornton 10 Players leaving Brad Knowles To Sheffield?? Shaun Robinson To Halifax?? Luke Briscoe - Leeds (Back on DR) Ian Hardman - Retiring Misi Taulapapa - Retiring Richard Moore - To Hunslet? Gareth Hock - To Newcastle/Cutsyke? Tom Holmes - Huddersfield Chris Ulugia - Injured Frankie Mariano - Doncaster 4 New Players Watson Boas from PNG CONFIRMED Ase Boas from PNG CONFIRMED Brad Day from Batley? James Harrison from Batley?
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    Serena Williams

    I felt sorry for the japanese lass.