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any new clubs joining championship 1 next year?

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Interesting idea, but why not combine it with an idea we discussed a while ago on here?

Allow Super League clubs to enter their U20s but on the proviso that they play at a venue outside of their home town, eg at a neighbouring town's RU club or non-league soccer club, and give them a name reflecting that local identity. It would be a quick way of plugging some of the gaps in the heartlands, perhaps act as a focus for RL development in virgin territory and add numbers to the Championship leagues.

Suits me, Wigan could play at Orrell! :P

Might get a bit congested over the hill though with all them Yorkshire clubs bumping into each other!

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There's no possible new clubs next year unless a backer decides to start a random club up from scratch.

2012 the whole set up will change so no point doing anything drastic next year.

While Bramley and Warrington Wizards wouldn't have much difficulty against the very low standard of Skolars and Gateshead they don't meet other criteria under the current rules.

Come to think of it Lezignan were talking of applying for the Championship but doubt the RFL will go for it til maybe 2012 depending on the format

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While Bramley and Warrington Wizards wouldn't have much difficulty against the very low standard of Skolars and Gateshead they don't meet other criteria under the current rules.

Thats assuming they use the same players they have now, I'm sure if any club were to enter they would recruit players to suit that level. Unlike some already in it who are content to just have the kudos. IMO

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There's no possible new clubs next year unless a backer decides to start a random club up from scratch.

2012 the whole set up will change so no point doing anything drastic next year.

While Bramley and Warrington Wizards wouldn't have much difficulty against the very low standard of Skolars and Gateshead they don't meet other criteria under the current rules.

Come to think of it Lezignan were talking of applying for the Championship but doubt the RFL will go for it til maybe 2012 depending on the format

Any idea what format the changes will take/some of the proposed changes themselves?

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Any watch the conference national final? Surely a few of the top teams can compete in championship 1, any thoughts?

Teams yes, clubs no.

See SL franchising threads for clarification.

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Thats assuming they use the same players they have now, I'm sure if any club were to enter they would recruit players to suit that level. Unlike some already in it who are content to just have the kudos. IMO

Yeah especially for them they'd be in the right area to tap into players. If you joined you'd presumably have to cast your net wider than Hertfordshire, though between you and St Albans that's already some very strong players (not seen you playing for a few years but obviously seen St Albans in action a few weeks ago pretty impressively), but still possible if harder since the restrictions on Aussies (the reason Skolars have declined so much and one of the reasons Gateshead have IMO)

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Teams yes, clubs no.

See SL franchising threads for clarification.

They're no worse clubs than Blackpool. But on this front they would compare unfavourable with Skolars who have reserves, juniors and their own ground.

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Any idea what format the changes will take/some of the proposed changes themselves?

Rumoured were a franchised single division Championship with 2-3 national divisions (maybe north west, north east and south below them) above separate regions split from the RLC (but NW and Yorkshire incorporating any other clubs that switch).

However, this is far from the confirmed format and there's big discussions today at the Community Congress so expect to here much more after that as for instance the semi-pro game might not go with the proposals or some NCL clubs might stay winter or varying amounts from BARLA Regional leagues may or may not switch among many other things that need discussing so I can't be any more specific

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Sounds like they'll have a licensed Championship 1 below the licensed Championship then have a north/south split. How many north wide divisions I guess depends on how many NCL clubs switch.

I didn't go so I don't know the full detail

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So will there be a larger Championship?

The Championship clubs are going to vote on various areas of the proposal soon so we'll know then. Usually with licensing they try to let more teams in to mean the borderline cases get in but with the number of clubs recently in administration they may not want to.

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Wakefield :ph34r:

Yorkshire League at this rate :(

need some good news on the 22nd without it I fear for our existance and im not bigging that up at this moment I

would not be shocked if we do not start next season

:(

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