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Rebel super league clubs now totalling nine

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.......according to Martyn Sadler in this months edition of RL World.

Wondering what significance this has in regards to the vote of no confidence issued last month.

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Well if this true, then they are now the marjority!! And now have the numbers to get there way. Time to get the tin hats out.

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you are Miranda's mother and I claim my £5!!

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what does all this mean?

Some club chairmen haven't the nouse to keep their mouths shut for a few weeks while the world cup is going on.  I think they're feeling lonely that the few proper RL journalists around aren't talking to them that much recently and are making up stories to tempt them back.

 

It wouldn't really surprise me if there were a few club chairmen walking round their grounds wondering where all their players have gone because it's quieter than a normal post-season.

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9 x 2 = 18

5 x 2 = 10 plus Championship votes

 

So if the Championships hold together it gets passed anyway

 

To me it sounds like the dead in the water SL clubs may be looking for the best offer

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9 x 2 = 18

5 x 2 = 10 plus Championship votes

 

So if the Championships hold together it gets passed anyway

 

To me it sounds like the dead in the water SL clubs may be looking for the best offer

 

The Championship clubs are not shareholders in Super League.

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The Championship clubs are not shareholders in Super League.

 

 

..but they do have a vote on the restructuring of the RL pyramid.

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..but they do have a vote on the restructuring of the RL pyramid.

 

They do.  But if, for example, the SL votes to say, "You know what, we'll stick with what we've got" then the restructuring vote below that will be somewhat redundant.

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A split SL vote won't carry if the championship is united. The outcome is a split sport

As GJ says any restructuring of SL is voted on by the 15 shareholders of SL. The 14 clubs and the RFL.

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The proposal is lunacy, but could the chairmen please STFU until after the World Cup final

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Re-structuring the SL may be down to SL clubs but re-structuring the leagues takes in the Championship clubs. No-one knows how all the Championship clubs would vote and IMHO many Championship clubs would not be voting for the structures as much as they would be voting for the cash that goes with it.

Many Championship club fans are not in favour of the 2 x 12; 3 x 8 format but when it is coupled with several hundred thousands of pounds they can see why their clubs would vote for it against their wishes.

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Re-structuring the SL may be down to SL clubs but re-structuring the leagues takes in the Championship clubs. No-one knows how all the Championship clubs would vote and IMHO many Championship clubs would not be voting for the structures as much as they would be voting for the cash that goes with it.

Many Championship club fans are not in favour of the 2 x 12; 3 x 8 format but when it is coupled with several hundred thousands of pounds they can see why their clubs would vote for it against their wishes.

The SL clubs control the structure of SL and its TV deal and money if they don't agree to the restructuring all CC clubs would be voting on is restructuring championship and championship 1

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The SL clubs control the structure of SL and its TV deal and money if they don't agree to the restructuring all CC clubs would be voting on is restructuring championship and championship 1

That may very well be the way it pans out but at the moment the Championship clubs have been sold the 2 x 12; 3 x 8 format plus all the cash prizes that go with it. If the SL clubs support Leneghan's counter proposals then I can see the Championship clubs having a total re-think about not only the structures of the league but also things like dual registration as well.

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what does all this mean?

I can tell you what this means,if things stay the same,the game of rugby league will have a slow death,we need to bring back some form of promotion and relegation.We need to bring new life to the game, for clubs with ambition in the championship.Teams need the chance to live the dream and have the chance to compete with bigger clubs.

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The sport of Rugby league will not slowly die, that has been for told for over 100 years and yet it survives, the sport is not just 20 or 30 pro/semipro clubs.

The sport was born in turmoil and despite many rocky periods its still here.

As a pro sport finances are key in Europe, the format used is not the be all as both systems have seen clubs go bust.

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I can tell you what this means,if things stay the same,the game of rugby league will have a slow death,we need to bring back some form of promotion and relegation.We need to bring new life to the game, for clubs with ambition in the championship.Teams need the chance to live the dream and have the chance to compete with bigger clubs.

 

The future of rugby league does not depend on the format used to give some Championship clubs the opportunity to be promoted (or not).

 

The RLWC is showing what the future of rugby league should look like: a vibrant, international game generating interest.  The nature of the domestic competition is a minor distraction compared to getting that right.

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The fact that championship clubs think they have a say in the future direction of the game is quite sweet, its a bit like the people who dress up in 60s clothes and think the Beatles are still the big thing. Nice to see them but you know they are slightly bonkers.

 

Seriously, the clubs who control the money control the game. In 1895 it was the money clubs who said enough is enough and its never changed since.

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Whatever happens people in charge of rugby league need to accept that the World Cup shows that people are interested in rugby league. They would be muppets to ignore it. Club rugby in all divisions felt a little stale this year. The World Cup is like a breath of fresh air.

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A split SL vote won't carry if the championship is united. The outcome is a split sport

 

And guess which side of the split will have the Sky contract and hence the money.

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does this lessen the chances of this ridiculous change in the league structure will happen?

One can only hope

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Whatever happens people in charge of rugby league need to accept that the World Cup shows that people are interested in rugby league.

 

And top class top of the tree elite RL at that.

 

When one proper SL club attracts more fans that the whole of the Championship put together it kinda shows that we should not water down the elite end of the club game.

 

As contrived as the world cup set up is in both format and the make up of "national teams" the fans don't worry about it, they just turn up in droves because it's top stuff.

 

The tail mustn't wag the dog and we must shake off the past.

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And top class top of the tree elite RL at that.

 

When one proper SL club attracts more fans that the whole of the Championship put together it kinda shows that we should not water down the elite end of the club game.

 

As contrived as the world cup set up is in both format and the make up of "national teams" the fans don't worry about it, they just turn up in droves because it's top stuff.

 

The tail mustn't wag the dog and we must shake off the past.

 

The worry is you believe that, and that is why the interest was declining, we have too many nothing clubs in SL to have a true elite. When we have 12 Leeds/Wire/Saints/Wigans/Hulls then we will have an elite. We have a SL plate winner with no fans surviving on the generosity of an ageing man, 3/4/5? going or gone bust yet awarded licences. This WC is so successful because we have been united and evangelical in supporting it, a divided RL will never reach its potential and the sooner the non producing dinosaurs like yourself find another hobby the better the games future looks.

Sport needs dreams, surely what is unfolding shows even a capper like you that

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