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The Championship is better than Superleague?

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Last nights NRC game between Batley and Fax was as good a game as I have ever watched.

Week after week Premier Sports are delivering exciting matches on Thursday nights

The commentary team of Dave Woods Ian Henderson and Brian Noble have really gelled and their enthusiasm shines through.

I can't help feeling that the Championship is being sold short by the RFL and those missing supporters who no longer go to games because its perceived as low level really are missing out.

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Last nights NRC game between Batley and Fax was as good a game as I have ever watched.

Week after week Premier Sports are delivering exciting matches on Thursday nights

The commentary team of Dave Woods Ian Henderson and Brian Noble have really gelled and their enthusiasm shines through.

I can't help feeling that the Championship is being sold short by the RFL and those missing supporters who no longer go to games because its perceived as low level really are missing out.

I agree totally and IMO like the amateur game you are more likely to see more line breaks and off the cuff attacking rugby than in the very stereotyped Super League.

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I'd certainly agree on the commentary team,  Andrew Henderson and Brian Noble talk like knowledgeable fans, and their positive enthusiasm and excitement comes across so well. Dave Woods does much better than Eddie Hemmings, ,makes a few mistakes but at least he's talking about the play more often than the OT tripe. The other guests they have had have been impressive too.

 

With regard to the CH, well it takes some beating for exciting games to watch.

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Last nights NRC game between Batley and Fax was as good a game as I have ever watched.

Week after week Premier Sports are delivering exciting matches on Thursday nights

The commentary team of Dave Woods Ian Henderson and Brian Noble have really gelled and their enthusiasm shines through.

I can't help feeling that the Championship is being sold short by the RFL and those missing supporters who no longer go to games because its perceived as low level really are missing out.

 

 

No wonder Halifax got beat by Dewsbury if they were having to field a team at Batley too :ph34r:

 

Was a great game though, commentary superb, brilliant entertainment!

 

Cant remember who scored it but the full length No Try by Fax was the best disallowed try ive ever seen. It also had Brian Noble discussing Andrew Hendersons commentary of it "I think Hendo's popped his cork" :biggrin:

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I saw a pretty ropey Championship 1 match on Sunday.  

 

From this I conclude that any match where the away team wears red will be of poor quality.

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The Sheffield v Dewsbury game last week was horrible; mistake ridden and flat. There are quite a lot of one sided games as well, but the main thing at any level is that any close run game of RL is entertaining.

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What tim2 said. I can't do with this inter division bickering. Any level of RL, from social to SL can provide brilliant games; why the need to segregate like this? Its all RL to me.

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The Sheffield v Dewsbury game last week was horrible; mistake ridden and flat. There are quite a lot of one sided games as well, but the main thing at any level is that any close run game of RL is entertaining.

You did not see Oldham v Oxford then. 2 points in it and very boring.

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What tim2 said. I can't do with this inter division bickering.

Same here. And it comes from both sides in equal measures. The 2 games I've seen in the last seven days including last nights, were excellent entertainment.

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It's different, but not sure about better.  Depends what your preference is.

 

My personal opinion is that because it's that bit slower, you tend to see more handling skill on display.  Attacks in SL tend to rely far too much on a quick PTB for my taste.

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International, NRL, SL, Championship, Championship 1, Amateur.

 

Its all great!

 

:giveheart:

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As a Batley fan who has seen the second (and third) tiers of English RL over the last 25 years, I can say honestly that the product on the field is now as good as its ever been, and when you get two evenly matched sides its as good as anything served up in the top flight.

That said, as with the super league, there can be the odd lop sided contest and some real terrible games dished up.

Overall its as good and as exciting as super league on its day, but just like super league, can serve up some dross too from time to time.

Hopefully the upcoming restructure of the game will allow all levels to develop further.

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I gave up on Super League after the first 3 seasons. Go to the Racecourse ground and talk to the North Wales crusaders fans. The vast majority of them are enjoying the championship more than they ever did Super Greed! The forward pass is still against the law to most championship referee's. My greatest passion though is amateur and from next season I am seriously considering that that is the only level I am going to watch the game. Dual registration is wrong and I can't support a sport that thinks its right. I am not a loyal person. I go where I am entertained. I gave up watching Manchester United in 1981 because I discovered a much better game - Rugby League in the mid 70's. Unfortunately though, Super League has ruined the game.

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It's different, but not sure about better. Depends what your preference is.

My personal opinion is that because it's that bit slower, you tend to see more handling skill on display. Attacks in SL tend to rely far too much on a quick PTB for my taste.

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No need to compare with SL but what I would say is that the games I've seen this year have been more entertaining and exciting than the games I saw last year....no idea why

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Super League has ruined the game.

Funny that.

I thought it had saved the game when it attracted well,over £200,000,000 into the game by fulfilling SKY TV contracts....

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Your getting Super League mixed up with Rugby League. Rugby League is the one where you have to pass the ball backwards. Super League has benefited 14 clubs. Everybody else as suffered because of it.

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International, NRL, SL, Championship, Championship 1, Amateur.

Its all great!

:giveheart:

What Gav said!

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Your getting Super League mixed up with Rugby League. Rugby League is the one where you have to pass the ball backwards. Super League has benefited 14 clubs. Everybody else as suffered because of it.

you might be surprised to learn that other clubs voted for it and have accepted 'blood money' payments from Sky since it started. Yes the system could be better, dual registration and no promotion/relegation do not sit well with British sporting values (even though they are effective in more successful leagues elsewhere). However, without the cash received since 1995 several clubs would have followed Carlisle into liquidation.

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Super League has benefited 14 clubs. Everybody else as suffered because of it.

The SKY contract brought millions into the game. Sadly SKY only wanted to pay for a small professional league and of course the big clubs benefitted and the small clubs were left out but firstly blame SKY.

Secondly consider if the SKY contract had been turned down. Do you really think the game would be thriving, and the "everybody else" doing great.

By simple definition they'd be the even smaller skinter clubs playing in a much smaller and skinter game

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Know I am biased but Rams v Fax was a belter. Leads changing, disallowed tries, nail-biting right to the end and triumph of the underdog. And that was watching the replay.

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I don't bracket games, I watch what I can and take the most from what's on offer.

 

It's all rugby to me and I enjoy some games and others are less enojyable, they tend to be never dull.

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The SKY contract brought millions into the game. Sadly SKY only wanted to pay for a small professional league and of course the big clubs benefitted and the small clubs were left out but firstly blame SKY.

Secondly consider if the SKY contract had been turned down. Do you really think the game would be thriving, and the "everybody else" doing great.

By simple definition they'd be the even smaller skinter clubs playing in a much smaller and skinter game

You can't call all the clubs in Super League "BIG". There are several clubs in The Championship that have been just as big as some, and could be again, but have struggled through lack of opportunity. On the bright side, however, they are probably not as deep in debt.

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There has not been, is not nor will there be in future any lack of opportunity for Championship clubs or any other at the higher level of the game. Of course, there may not be a market in some areas. The RFL cannot MAKE people go to games.

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You get great games and poor games in every league and every sport in the world. That's why sport can be enjoyed at all levels

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