PatrickB

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PatrickB last won the day on September 14 2017

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    Cambridge, Ontario CANADA
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    Toronto Wolfpack Season Ticket Holder.
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  1. A guy puts his money in to own a club, I figure he has as much right to have an opinion and everyone else. And I understand why the press goes to stakeholders to get their opinions.
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    Most picturesque Rugby grounds?

    I lived in Australia many moons ago and I often thought North Sydney Oval, home of North Sydney Bears was very picturesque.
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    toronto

    I'm not denying anyone's right to reply. You've certainly had that. My point is, you've made your point about 500 times already. How many more times should we expect.
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    toronto

    Dear Parksider, After reading your posts for a year or more, it's obvious you have RL knowledge and passion. It's also pretty obvious you don't want Toronto in RL. We get it. You also seem to have a lot of time on your hands, as most posts you make against TWP tend to be 1000 - 2000 word essays. But maybe it's time to take a rest on the topic. We TWP fans, are just that, fans. We also come to TotalRL to enjoy ourselves. In my case, also to further educate myself. We enjoy being in the UK Rugby league. We're paying our money, enjoying the matches, drinking a pint or two at the games, and generally having a great time. And our team has done a pretty darned good job in only 2 years. Yes, the Wolfpack haven't turned rugby league into a national sport in Canada. Other sports have about 150 year head start. But we are promoting the game, and done some promotion at a participation and grass roots level. I'd be surprised if any other club has had as much of an impact as the Wolfpack in terms of winning, attendance, worldwide TV promotion, creation of a highly professional back office and marketing organization, gameday experience, and general spreading the word, in the first 2 years of their existence in a brand new market, let alone a brand new country to the sport. In fact.. I'm 100% certain of that. In fact UK teams are asking the Wolfpack for advice. So maybe it's time to just let things go a bit. Every thread with the word Toronto in the title doesn't have to turn into a personal mission for you, We're doing our best. Do I expect this post to make a difference with you? No, not really. But one can hope.
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    Eric Perez

    I'm selfishly wanting Montreal as the next location. It would be a nice manageable road trip and probably half the cost and distance of travelling to NY. David Argyle though, has specifically mentioned Philadelphia a few times, I expect there is something going on there.
  6. Ya, you're right. There's always one. It's not as if I'm in the greatest mood myself right now, too. But it was a surprise none the less.
  7. I just congratulated London Broncos from my twitter account and some (*&^er went on about our phony Wolfpack attendance, and free tickets. Some people make you really wonder, if they can't even accept a congratulations, and remain classy in a victory.. when can they?
  8. Just got home from the match. That was tough. London made a couple fewer mistakes, and as such deserved the victory. One thought from the stands though. If we are going to have video review, how about having a screen that the paying fans can see as well. I'm not saying any of Toronto's tries were good, I was sitting in the middle of the stands, so obviously I couldn't tell, but showing them to the fans would be good.
  9. I've linked that headline to the actual article, for those of you that would like to read it. It's a good read.
  10. I haven't heard much from Eric Perez in the last year. The Globe and Mail have tracked him down, and have done a brief interview here. I'm a bit surprised they didn't get a bit more info from him, but there it is. The guy remains a bit enigmatic, it seems to me. But I'm thankful he gut the ball rolling here in Toronto.
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    Toronto & Rule changes?

    I'd be happy if they just fixed the 27 blown bulbs in the clock at Lamport
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    Barba move shut down

    Haha. Well, I ask because I saw the original article saying he was going, and the post at the top of this thread, denying it. So my question amounts to, what has Barba actually stated? Or is he engaged in the shady practice of negotiating while under contract, playing the NRL off against RL for a better deal?
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    Barba move shut down

    Has Barba actually said what he intends to do? Or is this a negotiation in progress?
  14. 3 different interviews on Fan 590 Radio yesterday and this morning. David Argyle on Primetime Sports at the 2:02 mark There was also a 5 minute discussion about RL earlier in the show. Brian Noble on Starting Lineup show, this morning. Gareth Walker, RL writer for Daily Mirror on the Jeff Blair Show, this morning Nice support from Sportsnet, and well done Wolfpack PR team. Nothing incredibly newsworthy in the interviews, but interesting, none the less. And I'm aware in the RL heartlands there are probably lots of RL articles and interviews on a weekly basis. I only share them here, to show how TWP is spreading the word, week in, week out, which is critical in a brand new and very crowded market like Toronto. Some of it also spreads nationally. So it's all good PR. Also, David Argyle, having won over Bob MCcown as a fan is kind of big, as McCown has the biggest sports radio show in Canada.
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    Transatlantic League just days away??

    We haven't really heard a word from Perez in over a year. So why is now being quoted as the man with the cunning plan?