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Where do France go if Toulouse don't get in sl

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Thank you for this view.

 

It seems if we want to get more quality players into the academies we need to start with putting an academy in Toulouse which is a big RL city in France where there isn't an academy every 15 miles like there is in West Yorks, Hull and West Lancs.

 

No brainer. Toulouse in SL....

there is already an academy in Toulouse and has been for many years

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there is already an academy in Toulouse and has been for many years

Thank you for the correction, IMHO we need to have Toulouse in Superleague's top division because there are academies and academies.

Academies need to find young players and you get far more of those where there's a professional club operating. Whilst Toulouse has had an academy how does it measure up to Les Catalans academy as an obvious example?

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So to sum up.

 

Parky thought that Toulouse should be in SL because otherwise there will never be an academy.

 

Now that he knows that there is an academy, he thinks we need to have them in SL because "there is an academy in Toulouse".

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not really. The likes of Peacock and Carney dont suggest it is the way forward for funding.

Are they the only commentators?

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Thank you for the correction, IMHO we need to have Toulouse in Superleague's top division because there are academies and academies.

Academies need to find young players and you get far more of those where there's a professional club operating. Whilst Toulouse has had an academy how does it measure up to Les Catalans academy as an obvious example?

as usual it's all a matter of funding and will - Catalans have the facilities & funding to bring on the kids as we are now seeing and  Toulouse have a thriving youth set-up but have, in my opinion been let down over the past few years by indifference by the TO13 head coach to try to raise the bar and of course the relative lack of funding which has seen loads of positives but seems 'small-time' compared to their more illustrious friends on the Med

Things are changing tho' with the appointment of Sylvain Houlès as assistant coach and Adam Innes as fitnesss coach - both are fluent english speakers so I trust we will begin to see a shift from the rather 'parochial' attitude to more of a professsional preparation for an eventual  SL inclusion 

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as usual it's all a matter of funding and will - Catalans have the facilities & funding to bring on the kids as we are now seeing and  Toulouse have a thriving youth set-up but have, in my opinion been let down over the past few years by indifference by the TO13 head coach to try to raise the bar and of course the relative lack of funding which has seen loads of positives but seems 'small-time' compared to their more illustrious friends on the Med

Things are changing tho' with the appointment of Sylvain Houlès as assistant coach and Adam Innes as fitnesss coach - both are fluent english speakers so I trust we will begin to see a shift from the rather 'parochial' attitude to more of a professsional preparation for an eventual  SL inclusion

Hope so, thank you.....

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