Oliver Clothesoff

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  1. This. I’m all for giving WWR another go. Hemel, I’m the same, they were doing everything right it seemed and have gone away from that with limited/no success. What their next move is, is anyone’s guess.
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    Catalans to play at Barcelona in 2019

    I’m sure they announced the Sydney leg of the Wigan World Tour before the proper fixtures come out last year.
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    MPG lineup Toronto v London

    Most people on here do tbh.
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    Widnes relegated

    That video looks to me like Widnes players and fans sat together having a drink after what’s been a horrible year for the club. They've sung a song, what’s bad about that? From the mess that I can make out, it’s not offensive, nobody seems intimidated and nobody is trying to stop them. Its hardly the ‘crime’ of the century.
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    MPG lineup Toronto v London

    This have any truth to it?
  6. Ten teams seems too few. A League One Cup of two pools of five perhaps is one option to fill the gaps left behind or teams could play each other three times, creating a twenty-seven game season. I think it’s too soon for the Red Star Belgrade’s, North American sides or Dublin to come onboard.
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    Magic weekend set to stay in Toon

    There’s “elite” Rugby League every year in London, sometimes more than one occasion (World Cup in 2013 and other Internationals) and for nearly twenty years, there was a Super League team. It’s unfortuante that team no longer plays in Super League but that’s what happens with promotion and relegation, some teams have to go down. Just because it doesn’t suit you personally, doesn’t mean it doesn’t suit others. I’m willing to travel, as are many from the South, as are some from France. Moving the Weekend too far from its clubs is a bad idea, IMO. Rugby League is an expensive hobby as it is, especially if you’re into watching your side away (and it’s likely to get more expensive with Toronto and/or London possibly coming up) so moving the weekend to somewhere far from it’s roots will alienate the people clubs and the game should be looking after, it’s fans. Those who actually attend love the city, the ground and the reception they receive from the city, taking it away from where the fans want it is dangerous. No destination is ideal for everyone, it never will be. There’s an old saying that you can’t please everyone all of the time and that you can please some of the people all of the time. There will always be someone who’s not happy. Yeah, it’s not ideal for me that St Helens is situated a good three and a half hour car journey away, it’s not ideal for me that most of our away games aren’t on a Saturday or a Sunday, making it harder for me to attend without eating into my annual leave and it’s not ideal that the other Super League teams are based as “locally” as Yorkshire. But I make it work. I want to make it work.
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    Magic weekend set to stay in Toon

    Cool story. I live in Essex and I go to Magic.
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    Catalans to play at Barcelona in 2019

    Has it actually been announced or is it a “we’d like to play Wigan in Barcelona” statement? Also, there’s no dates confirmed or suggested for this so it’s not really much of an announcement.
  10. Possibly, who knows? Ah, yes, you’re right. I forgot about the format change. Eighteen games is definitely too few.
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    Magic weekend set to stay in Toon

    Old Trafford has held the Grand Final since 1998 and Wembley has largely held the Cup Final since something like the 1920’s, do they need freshening up? I think Magic has found its “home” so to speak. Newcastle is perfect for it. The ground is situated fantastically. It’s close to the city centre, hotels and the train station and fans seem to think it’s the best venue and ultimately, they’re the ones who matter.
  12. https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/sport/16897213.york-city-knights-chairman-jon-flatman-discusses-the-importance-of-promotion/ Interesting. Probably fair though, if true. It’s been an uphill struggle for West Wales and Hemel went away from being a community side a few years ago with the “move” to Dewsbury and then Sheffield. No news on whether we’d get two replacements or not. If not, we’d be down to a twenty-two game regular season. Would that be enough? Or would a League One Cup have to return in order to pad out the season? Four groups of three and the winners of each into Semi-Finals?
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    Catalans to play at Barcelona in 2019

    It really is. Eric Pollard must be fuming.
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    Catalans to play at Barcelona in 2019

    Probably around the same/slightly better than the Warrington game in Barcelona (18.5k).
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    York City Knights

    It looks as though they’re not throwing money at it to try and climb the ladder, which is a massive plus. Wish them all the best.