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    Team for Whiehaven

    Mat Chilton is pretty pacy
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    I hate the way the music destroys the atmosphere when a try is scored. Someone has a drum in the crowd; why not just let them bang it whilst people cheer and applaud.
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    Workington & Bradford in live streaming beef

    I may well be wrong (probably am!), but I just think the mention of the chairman being a driving instructor with a full diary, was unnecessary, and, by implication, comical. I feel it perhaps reveals a patronising tone that might have got a few backs up.
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    Workington & Bradford in live streaming beef

    Obviously we're not privvy to the details, but Your reference to the Workington chairman as 'a driver instructor with a full diary' might be a hint as to why things didn't work out. Yes, we can't all have exciting media jobs, but just because you're filming from a gantry doesn't mean you ought to look down on people. Nor just because Bradford is a larger club than all the rest in League One, does it mean they are 'bigger' than anyone else.
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    Do York have SL potential?

    Maybe something mobile for all clubs? And perhaps a little show (dance and words) to put on at half time or before the game - a (very) mini version of the Olympics. A little like the Aussie thing in the world cup. I think this with York in mind because loud music and 'quart pint pots' aren't the only way to attract supporters, and deepen the brand. RL needs a vision of itself? Although if there was any performance then York would have to improve the woeful audibility of its pa system. This might not be as daft as it sounds.
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    Do York have SL potential?

    Could there be some mileage in the cultural aspects of RL? I know we have to expand, but isn't the essential story of RL, a fascinating act of sustained defiance coming out of the inequalities of the world's first industrial revolution, something that might attract an audience? RL is our 'national' sport In the same way that gaelic football is in Ireland, we could embrace that rather than shy away from it. I mean, we've got a pretty impressive genesis story... 'In the darklands of the pit, I dreamt of freedom, I dreamt of standing under the sun on my own two feet and a ball in my hands...'
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    York City Knights Ladies

    What a brilliant idea. There must be some way round the limited dressing room space surely?
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    Koukash and new Cumbrian club - good idea?

    Cumbrians are fiercely proud of their county - they would equal (if not more than) Yorkshire folks in that. If a Cumbrian team primarily drawing support from Workington and Whitehaven areas did well then there is a good chance that Carlisle and Penrith would get behind them. Barrow, I feel, is less Cumbrian orientated, having been part of Lancashire until relatively recently. I think Cumbria United would be spot on as a name.
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    RFL to move to Etihad Campus?

    That feels like a challenge. Into the breach... Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it this just breaking the bank to rent a room and a half, and the partial use of a field, under the shadow of the rich man's castle, in a place where there is no rugby team?
  10. Yes it is, but Toronto is not sustainable in Uk. In fact, it's a bit silly really. Although since I feel sure it's only a short term situation to grow the game in North America, I can see the benefits. Now, a real good Hemel would feel quite exotic!
  11. All I know is that I love watching league 1, and if we're honest with ourselves the future for the uk game is more likely to be Hemel, Coventry than Canada.
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    Crowd v Bulls on Sunday

    Judging on the tops I saw that day, I think perhaps our Hull KR comrades were there in big numbers too.
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    Barrow hold Toronto to a draw 8-8

    I really enjoyed it. I usually prefer flowing back play, but this was a real encounter of character.
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    Bradford Game

    2,600 against wolfpack? I'd love 4,000 but anything over 3,000 would be brilliant.
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    Butler Fleming

    He had one foot in that tent.