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In the French paper today maybe the good Friday game v Salford for the Catalans will be played the 24th June in new York ! 

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36 minutes ago, barnyia said:

In the French paper today maybe the good Friday game v Salford for the Catalans will be played the 24th June in new York ! 

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This seems a bizarre choice of game to take to New York.... Surely Wigan or Leeds, Wire or Saints would be better.  

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25 minutes ago, Southerner80 said:

This seems a bizarre choice of game to take to New York.... Surely Wigan or Leeds, Wire or Saints would be better.  

Disagree. Those are big games taken to a place that wouldn't really recognise that. This game is fine for a new market

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1 hour ago, Southerner80 said:

This seems a bizarre choice of game to take to New York.... Surely Wigan or Leeds, Wire or Saints would be better.  

I agree but we have to eat what is on the table or go hungry over here in NA...it can be marketed though, they had better get started!

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2 minutes ago, barnyia said:

It's a Salford home game not a Catalans home game 

Yep, the article makes it clear that this is Salford's home game on Good Friday that's potentially being moved - and it's waiting on financial guarantees from Ricky Wilby & co. to cover both clubs' costs. Also comments that it might not be fair on their Easter Monday opponents (Huddersfield) as Catalans won't have played on Good Friday and they will.

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And this is presumably the blank weekend where England potentially play NZ in Denver.

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1 minute ago, barnyia said:

Is it not huddersfield who didn't play last good Friday or was it another team? 

Hudds/Catalans ended up being played on the Wednesday before didn't it? And the Dragons won (and won on Easter Monday too - pretty much the last time they looked a decent side.)

 

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Obviously, you have more time on your hands than most. Some of us have got work to do mate! ;)

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3 minutes ago, JonM said:

And this is presumably the blank weekend where England potentially play NZ in Denver.

I'm not sure that Salford or Catalans being in New York will trouble the England or NZ squads to be fair.

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Just now, Scubby said:

I'm not sure that Salford or Catalans being in New York will trouble the England or NZ squads to be fair.

Nope. And it's likely to otherwise be the lowest attended SL match of the season, which to me makes it a good choice to experiment with.

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Just now, JonM said:

Nope. And it's likely to otherwise be the lowest attended SL match of the season, which to me makes it a good choice to experiment with.

And Catalonia has certainly been world news recently albeit not in RL.

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1 minute ago, Scubby said:

And Catalonia has certainly been world news recently albeit not in RL.

I seriously doubt it has been mentioned on tv news in the US :-)

English club vs a French club is potentially interesting for Mr. Wilby to try to market I suppose.

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20 minutes ago, JonM said:

I seriously doubt it has been mentioned on tv news in the US :-)

English club vs a French club is potentially interesting for Mr. Wilby to try to market I suppose.

Oh yes, the bubble! Lol

It would be great if the game was used to officially launch the club in New York with dignitaries and sponsors etc. However, for that to take place 1. We would probably actually need a CEO in place at the RFL 2. It would need the powers that be to actually make a decision one way or the other. 

The track record on the latter leaves a lot to be desired.

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I imagine whoever is in charge at the RFL will be happy to have a all expenses paid jolly fact-finding visit to New York in June.

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1 hour ago, Scubby said:

Obviously, you have more time on your hands than most. Some of us have got work to do mate! ;)

Just check the date Scubster.

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Not the first time Salford have been involved in taking the game to new territories.

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