Monkey Lover

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    Hemel pull out of League 1

    Jim from Doncaster popped up and claimed without the shambolic League One clubs (3 or 4 aside) players would no longer have a pathway to the top. Then a Welsh guy popped up and said there would be nowhere for Welsh lads to play unless they went to Dewsbury and pkayed for Beer money. And that was about it. League one is still a joke to everyone outside of League One clubs.
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    Paul Rowley

    I only deal in facts.
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    Hemel pull out of League 1

    They have two 'Pro' sides that are playing in a competition that is virtually amateur. In Soccer terms it is about as well supported as the National League South. It is run far less professionally. Scotland and Ireland do not have 'Pro' sides but are managing to bring through genuine Scottish players without having one team getting bummed by 100 points in a very poor division and another struggling to operate in a facility no better than a tier 7 football stadium. Surely all of this talent in Wales should be getting coached and developed in a proper facility with a higher standard of competition to play in?
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    Hemel pull out of League 1

    What are you talking about? There will not be an increase in any wage bill. League One will be forced to turn amateur and the clubs will start cutting their cloth accordingly.
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    Hemel pull out of League 1

    Incorrect, Halifax have 3, as I have already said, playing in their reserves side.
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    Hemel pull out of League 1

    Jim, we covered this earlier. The expansion teams have been doing things the right way for several years. Community work to find and develop their own players. The current ‘Heartland’ teams have spent years with their hands out expecting to be looked after because they were once better than they are now. Years of mismanagement at these clubs has seen them become nothing more than amateur teams being kept alive by the central funding. There is no place or requirement for that division any more and it will be gone. Trust me. As I have already said we currently have keighley players and staff playing out an embarrassing soap opera on social media about unpaid wages. Pretty much all of the heartland league one sides have had similar issues in the last 12 months. It’s embarrasing and holding the sport back.
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    Hemel pull out of League 1

    I don’t see your point. Welsh kid has plenty of options. Play amateur in wales. If he is good enough he will be picked up by a SL side or Championship side. If he isn’t but he is convinced he has slipped the net then he can make a life choice to go and try and prove himself in the NCL which will by then be accommodating the current league one teams. He will have two in Wales to choose from or can move somewhere else in Britain if a side wants him. There are young Aussies who have done that to come over here and try to forge a career so moving from Wales to Pontefract is not going to be too difficult.
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    Hemel pull out of League 1

    There are a few of them playing for Halifax reserves so why don’t you look into it? They study as part of a funded course and have played first team and now International Rugby because of it. If a ‘kid in Wales’ has serious aspirations to play Rugby League then he either sets his sights higher than beer money in Dewsbury or gets himself a job in Dewsbury and embraces the local culture setting himself up as a resident.
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    Hemel pull out of League 1

    Correct. However the majority of teams in league one will not need that pathway as they will have found their level.
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    Hemel pull out of League 1

    In a couple of years hopefully the new TV deal will force them to go amateur anyway. Have you not seen the tweets today from keighley players demanding they are paid money the club has promised? Its embarrassing. Now is the perfect time to start kicking teams out starting with those in financial trouble.
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    2019 kits

    I think once Leeds got a rehash of an NRL team shirt but I agree it’s mainly Hull and warrington who used to get the same template as Leeds have had.
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    Hemel pull out of League 1

    Rubbish. If you stop giving these teams money and tell them to turn amateur there is still a pathway for amateurs and juniors right to the top. Bradford, Fev, Swinton, Rochdale, Leigh, Widnes, Batley, Dewsbury, Sheffield all need players. League one currently comprises of 3 well run expansion sides, Doncaster and a load of basket cases. if you can’t see that Jim then you’re as much of the problem by trying to keep them alive.
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    2019 kits

    Wigan get a bespoke design every single year as do all other errea clubs. They’re flown over to Parma and spend two days with a designer. It’s usually Kris Radlinski who does Wigan’s. You're right though, the others are showing a lack of originality by just accepting any old ###### that has been used before.
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    Paul Rowley

    Would you like to apologise now? I don’t do ‘false rumours’ 😉
  15. As I said he has been gone a while. You only need to ask the players what happened with his wife and him disappearing before the MPG causing disruption. Its hardly been kept secret it’s amazing it didn’t now come out before now.