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Really? 😒

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So what may the format be for Championship clubs to get into Super League if it suddenly isn't on-field achievement?

Cracking publicity for the start of the campaign?

Great sport.Great leadership.Those affluent North Americans must be impressed.

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I get nearer to walking away from the game with each utterance like this 

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The Toronto point is why it was important to state how we were going to integrate NA teams, which ive been banging on about for yonks.

There should be no ambiguity here.

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At the end of the day it does not matter what Ralph Rimmer or anybody else for that matter.The S.L. chairmen will make that decision and Rimmer or whoever will go along with it.Knowing how insular these guys are they are quite likely to vote against them.If it gets to that situation and Toronto are rejected start ringing the death knell for full time professional  rugby league in this country.A 6 team Super League beckons with these teams playing each other 4 times in front of minimal crowds.That is the main problem with the game at the moment,the chairmen can not see further than their nose end.

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Well fancy that?  WHAT a surprise!  No, really...

If Rimmer is the answer, God knows what the question is.

Plus ça change...

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18 minutes ago, fairfolly said:

At the end of the day it does not matter what Ralph Rimmer or anybody else for that matter.The S.L. chairmen will make that decision and Rimmer or whoever will go along with it.

Agree with that. The RFL will end up looking after the rules, the refs, and (gulp) our end of the international game.

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How about a crowd-sourced application from the forum? After all, between us all, we  know exactly how to run the game.😊

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1 hour ago, Phil said:

I get nearer to walking away from the game with each utterance like this 

This. With bells on.

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So Paris St Germain were parachuted into Super League and their supporters were dismissed.

Gateshead Thunder were parachuted into Super League,and after 12 months they were dismissed.

We now have Toronto parachuted into the lowest tier and after a year they are to learn of this via a Tweet.

I just wonder why attendances never rise and other sports advance.

It makes the Championship campaign one to really look forward to,starting at the beginning of next month...

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2 minutes ago, Angelic Cynic said:

So Paris St Germain were parachuted into Super League and their supporters were dismissed.

Gateshead Thunder were parachuted into Super League,and after 12 months they were dismissed.

We now have Toronto parachuted into the lowest tier and after a year they are to learn of this via a Tweet.

I just wonder why attendances never rise and other sports advance.

It makes the Championship campaign one to really look forward to,starting at the beginning of next month...

The Championship is hilarious. A competition nobody wins and nobody cares about who finishes where bar qualification for 'the qualifiers' which may or may not qualify you for a different competition dependent on what someone decides at an indeterminate point after the season starts and depending on which club you are.

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It would be easy to work on the assumptions that:

1 - Rimmer was or was not always going to be the one;

2 - There may or may not have been a tussle between Rimmer and Wood, and if so Rimmer won out;

2 - Rimmer may or may not spend the start of his term of office reversing whatever Wood did (maybe including suddenly stopping Toronto from being admitted to SL, and stopping whatever Wood may or may not have been up to regarding Odsal) and instead stamping his own mark on things;

Simply because those would be easy conclusions to draw?

I'm sure, though, that the RFL will have engaged fully independent consultants to advise on the process and seek the right candidates;  that they will make considered and objective recommendations to whoever is left at the RFL who will make the decision (Rimmer, being a candidate, naturally standing down from the appointment process); and that whoever is to decide on the appointment will act wholly objectively and appoint the candidate who is likely to be the standout one for managing the game and taking it forward.

I'm sure that is how it will work, since that is how any responsible organisation would act?

So I'm sure no-one need have any concerns. None at all...

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Just reading the Sky Sports article this quote stuck out to me.  

"Everybody knows the vacancy is there. I don't think when the time comes they will be short of applications of high quality."

I don't know why you'd assume everyone knows about it, unless the 'everybody' is just those within the game.  I did a cursory search online and couldn't see it on the RFL careers page or when searching a couple of executive job sites.  It really stinks for me.  

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So Toronto could potentially play in the MPG, win the game against a Super League club (for arguments sake), but then be excluded from Super League?

I am understanding this correctly based on Phil Caplan’s tweet?

 

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5 minutes ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

So Toronto could potentially play in the MPG, win the game against a Super League club (for arguments sake), but then be excluded from Super League?

I am understanding this correctly based on Phil Caplan’s tweet?

 

Even worse than that, Toronto could end up getting in the top 1-2 of the middle 8s and still be playing for nothing if we are to believe the murmurs. 

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