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New York, Boston and Hamilton in 2019

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12 minutes ago, West Leeds Riviera said:

Today's League Express reporting Boston and Hamilton want to join as soon as next year. What level are three new clubs going to start at?

Is there any actual new info or just League Express repeating everything that has already been said?

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30 minutes ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

Hard to know without more information as to how Boston and Hamilton plan on funding themselves.

 

Its time perez chirped up again isnt it

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Interesting developments. When all said and done, who could think of a more qualified person than Ralph Rimmer to deal with all this? :biggrin:

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9 minutes ago, Scubby said:

Interesting developments. When all said and done, who could think of a more qualified person than Ralph Rimmer to deal with all this? :biggrin:

What could possibly go wrong? :ph34r:

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1 hour ago, The Daddy said:

Also heard on RL on RY podcast that New York might go straight into the Championship.

I also heard that. Surely the long term aim is to have two conferences, Europe and North America, with let's say 12 teams each and the top 6 in each playoff for the GF

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11 minutes ago, TheLegendOfTexEvans said:

int the internet brilliant....

Once again for old times sake.

 

 

Painful watching, car crash TV  at its best 

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2 hours ago, West Leeds Riviera said:

Today's League Express reporting Boston and Hamilton want to join as soon as next year. What level are three new clubs going to start at?

NY stated from the beginning they wanted to start in the Championship but Hamilton and Boston are deals that Perez is involved in and he said they would start in league 1 unless told otherwise by the RFL.

Two distinctly different approaches.

 

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I think Hamilton were looking to partner with the CFL TigerCats and use the same stadium? It's a really nice venue, blue collar city. Good spot for a rugby league team.

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4 minutes ago, westside said:

I think Hamilton were looking to partner with the CFL TigerCats and use the same stadium? It's a really nice venue, blue collar city. Good spot for a rugby league team.

If they associated are with the TiCats, then they have a ready made brand, and a much better stadium than Lamport. RL can be complementary to the CFL, and hopefully other teams will look at it. CFL only have 9 home games in the regular season, there is plenty of opportunity for them to expand their sports entertainment offerings.

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24 minutes ago, ojx said:

If they associated are with the TiCats, then they have a ready made brand, and a much better stadium than Lamport. RL can be complementary to the CFL, and hopefully other teams will look at it. CFL only have 9 home games in the regular season, there is plenty of opportunity for them to expand their sports entertainment offerings.

You do run the risk of becoming the after thought team though, and that's not good cause as soon as the going gets tough the team to get their funding cut is the after thought teams...

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3 minutes ago, The Great Dane said:

You do run the risk of becoming the after thought team though, and that's not good cause as soon as the going gets tough the team to get their funding cut is the after thought teams...

That is definitely a risk, but there is also an opportunity there. CFL teams were originally founded as rugby clubs and have a history as long as many heartland teams.

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6 minutes ago, ojx said:

That is definitely a risk, but there is also an opportunity there. CFL teams were originally founded as rugby clubs and have a history as long as many heartland teams.

Ah sh!t!!! In 20 years we will have our own state of origin...M62 vs. 401!!!!

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5 hours ago, Krzzystuff said:

NY stated from the beginning they wanted to start in the Championship but Hamilton and Boston are deals that Perez is involved in and he said they would start in league 1 unless told otherwise by the RFL.

Two distinctly different approaches.

 

Hang on, didn't some people say that Toronto only started in League 1 because the RFL insisted they had to and they'd actually have preferred to start higher up?

This suggests otherwise.

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8 hours ago, The 4 of Us said:

The new information is that Nigel Wood is flying out to check that New York really exists and is not really a film set staged for the production of Taxi.

To be fair Louie de Palma was a decent scrum half in his youth. Reverend Jim could have been anything in the game if he hadn’t gone off the rails. The less said about Reiger the better.

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7 hours ago, West Leeds Riviera said:

Surely the long term aim is to have two conferences, Europe and North America, with let's say 12 teams each and the top 6 in each playoff for the GF

Yes I think so.  We need to work hard to open another 8 North American clubs so we can get to 12 perhaps two a year 2020-2024 in time for the world cup over there??

Like TWP/Leigh each new club needs to be allocated a partner in the English Championship, kind of New York/Batley, Hamilton/Featherstone, Boston/Halifax so they can player share to get teams up and running ASAP.

In time we won't need the Championship clubs once the conferences start, I'd propose a good number of cross conference games, so we could sell off the Championship club grounds to pay for our own jets to take teams backwards and forwards, maybe one jet at Leeds/Bradford and another at Manchester.

We do need to ensure that the 24 Superleague clubs are compitetive so we will need a draft system. Pre-season all 680 players should be registered and we can hold a "draft convention" drawing lots for the order of pick and then clubs can take it in turns to pick the players they want for the season one at a time.

We need a neutral venue for the Grand final, I suggest an island in the North Atlantic - a holiday destination where there will be plenty of hotel places available in October? We can hold the player draft there? 

Placing New York straight to the Championship may be an issue but we did that sort of thing with London, Paris, Gateshead and Catalans straight to SL. For the sake of the future of the game Bradford Bulls, favourites to go up, could just shut down and we could use Odsal for training facilities for visiting NA teams, maybe even build a hotel there to cut accommodations costs? Odsal is very central and bang on the motorway links to the SL grounds?

This is exciting times........

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8 hours ago, Scubby said:

Interesting developments. When all said and done, who could think of a more qualified person than Ralph Rimmer to deal with all this? :biggrin:

What about Arnold Rimmer?

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8 hours ago, TheLegendOfTexEvans said:

int the internet brilliant....

Once again for old times sake.

 

 

"the first one out of the bag" sounds very apt now.. 

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4 hours ago, The Parksider said:

Yes I think so.  We need to work hard to open another 8 North American clubs so we can get to 12 perhaps two a year 2020-2024 in time for the world cup over there??

Like TWP/Leigh each new club needs to be allocated a partner in the English Championship, kind of New York/Batley, Hamilton/Featherstone, Boston/Halifax so they can player share to get teams up and running ASAP.

In time we won't need the Championship clubs once the conferences start, I'd propose a good number of cross conference games, so we could sell off the Championship club grounds to pay for our own jets to take teams backwards and forwards, maybe one jet at Leeds/Bradford and another at Manchester.

We do need to ensure that the 24 Superleague clubs are compitetive so we will need a draft system. Pre-season all 680 players should be registered and we can hold a "draft convention" drawing lots for the order of pick and then clubs can take it in turns to pick the players they want for the season one at a time.

We need a neutral venue for the Grand final, I suggest an island in the North Atlantic - a holiday destination where there will be plenty of hotel places available in October? We can hold the player draft there? 

Placing New York straight to the Championship may be an issue but we did that sort of thing with London, Paris, Gateshead and Catalans straight to SL. For the sake of the future of the game Bradford Bulls, favourites to go up, could just shut down and we could use Odsal for training facilities for visiting NA teams, maybe even build a hotel there to cut accommodations costs? Odsal is very central and bang on the motorway links to the SL grounds?

This is exciting times........

Don't get ahead of yourself Parky...but you have finally put forward some fine ideas and we will hold you to them.

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