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If we could start from scratch

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Surprised to see so few would want a Cumbrian side, the bus journey isn't that had surely.

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wakefield

Castleford

Featherstone

sharlston

lock lane

fryston

Stanley

Dewsbury

batley

thornhill

-expansion team.. Pontefract panthers.

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Birmingham has a fantastic motorway network, draws on a population bigger than West Yorkshire and has no top-grade rugby union club.

 

I've always thought Milton Keynes and Brighton would be goers as well.

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Surprised to see so few would want a Cumbrian side, the bus journey isn't that had surely.

 

If there was a Cumbrian side we couldn't nick all the Cumbrians with no one to play for.

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I can't believe some of the narrow minded and unrealistic opinions on here.

The 12 can only be:

Cas

Trinity

Fev

Hull (combined)

Bradford Carnegie

Liverpool (Wire/Saints)

Manchester (Salford/Wigan)

London

Lake District

Dublin

Paris

South of France

Some great derbies & away days there

Any thoughts.....

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London 1

London 2

Birmingham

Leeds

Manchester

Newcastle

Cardiff

Edinburgh

Glasgow

Belfast

Bristol

Featherstone  :ph34r:

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Part of RL's problem is that too many people fantasise about the what ifs.  We've got what we've got, live with it and channel your energy into improving that.

Aye and be proud of it

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If there was a Cumbrian side we couldn't nick all the Cumbrians with no one to play for.

Good point, bloody thieving bar stewards.

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I can't believe some of the narrow minded and unrealistic opinions on here.

The 12 can only be:

Cas

Trinity

Fev

Hull (combined)

Bradford Carnegie

Liverpool (Wire/Saints)

Manchester (Salford/Wigan)

London

Lake District

Dublin

Paris

South of France

Some great derbies & away days there

Any thoughts.....

Probably needs a team in Pontefract too in order to balance it ;-)

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Assuming starting from scratch means 2014 and a Super League type reboot...

 

1. Change the name to Leagueball or League Rules Football, anything that doesn't contain the word Rugby, so that expansion overseas isn't hampered by "it's breakaway rugby union" issues.

 

2. Have a draft system, to make the spread of players more even.

 

3. 12 teams

 

London

Salford/Manchester

Hull

Leeds

Wigan

St Helens

Huddersfleld

Catalan Dragons

Warrington

Calder or Bradford

 

2 expansion clubs:

Toulouse

Milton Keynes or Birmingham (so we have a M62 and M1 focus)

 

 

It's too early for South Wales and a second London team unfortunately.

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Probably needs a team in Pontefract too in order to balance it ;-)

I knew I hadn't thought it through properly... Lets go for 14 teams then & stick a development area team from Las Vegas in there as well....

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If Rugby League could start from scratch where would YOU put 12 Super League teams nationwide?

 

 

Slaithwaite

Meltham

Newsome

Saddleworth

Greetland

Lindley

Elland

Underbank

Siddal

Waterhead

Huddersfield Giants

Moldgreen

 

I wouldn't have to travel more than 7 miles from my house to get to any game.

 

Expansion is over rated anyway.

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I would have ten.

bradford

chester

hull

leeds

liverpool

manchester

salford

sheffield

wakefield

york

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Ideal 10 team league for me would be:

 

Fev

Cas

Wakey

Ackworth Jaguars

Upton

Fev Lions

Lock Lane

Cas Panthers

Chequerfield Rangers

Expansion club just near Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest.

 

I'd never miss a game then

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In all honesty, I'd like to see Deighton Woolpack given a franchise.

 

I think they should be rebranded as East Fixby.

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