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want teams to travel over on a friday and leave after the game is it a sign their hospitality or funds are drying up now they have a foothold

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18 minutes ago, scrumhalf said:

want teams to travel over on a friday and leave after the game is it a sign their hospitality or funds are drying up now they have a foothold

This may partly be to save on housing expense (though they are  offering more meals that would reduce those savings). I think it's more to get teams flying back to Manchester instead of Glasgow, as there were some complaints about that routing last season. They are asking, and it's up to the RFL, consulting the other teams, to decide whether they will agree or not.

I do not for a minute think this is a sign of any financial strain.

 

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It makes sense to me if they are footing the bill.

I would be cutting costs whoever I could, its unlikely that Air Transat have got the number of travellers they were aiming for with Toronto not making SL next year, so I think its probably sensible.

 

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24 minutes ago, Oliver Clothesoff said:

Probably the pitfalls of playing against a number of part-time teams, who moan about having to take days off their jobs. 

Exactly...so you try to accommodate them and their concerns and guess what?....you are the bad guy again!

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51 minutes ago, scrumhalf said:

want teams to travel over on a friday and leave after the game is it a sign their hospitality or funds are drying up now they have a foothold

Leaving on Saturday night means they can fly straight to Manchester rather than Glasgow which is more convenient for PT players apparently 

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I heard they actually rifle through the pockets of the opposition during the game and use the money on cocaine and hookers.

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25 minutes ago, scrumhalf said:

I read it on bbc sport news 

Have you a link? I can't see anything.

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And next year when they have failed to gain promotion again, they will ask that the opposition for the following year fly out on the Saturday morning, be bussed to the Lamport arriving 30 minutes before kick off, and then be bussed back to the airport as soon as the players have showered.This will allow them to save 100% on accommodation and meals expenses as none will need to be provided, and ensure no embarrassing slip ups by losing at home in front of the enraptured Wolfpack.

A joke? Maybe, but let's see what happens if they do wobble again next year.

 

 

 

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Toronto explained that it was an option. They  said that they had supplied training facilities and most teams opted not to use them. Instead they had used the day for sightseeing.

Brian Noble said they had asked sports scientists about the optimum way to handle the trip and the consensus was travel in on Friday and then straight back after the game. He offered to share that info with any coach that was interested.

They were at pains to add that clubs MIGHT or might not want to take that advice.

They explained that it was just another option and they were happy to provide either option.

They asked for clubs to think about the options and decide early so that they, Toronto could make early arrangements to make their life easier and of course they would save money by not paying for facilities that the visiting clubs would not use.

 

 

 

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So a non story then,what a surprise,just waiting for the South Leeds misery now to start blaming it on the lack of "gridiron" players.

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9 minutes ago, Bearman said:

Toronto explained that it was an option. They  said that they had supplied training facilities and most teams opted not to use them. Instead they had used the day for sightseeing.

Brian Noble said they had asked sports scientists about the optimum way to handle the trip and the consensus was travel in on Friday and then straight back after the game. He offered share that info with any coach that was interested.

They were at pains to add that clubs MIGHT or might not want to take that advice.

They explained that it was just another option and they were happy to provide either option.

They asked for clubs to think about the options and decide early so that they, Toronto could make early arrangements to make their life easier and of course they would save money by not paying for facilities that the visiting clubs would not use.

 

 

 

That all sounds very reasonable and indeed sounds like Toronto are being as helpful as they can be.

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3 hours ago, Oliver Clothesoff said:

Probably the pitfalls of playing against a number of part-time teams, who moan about having to take days off their jobs. 

They had the opportunity to ensure they weren't playing the part time teams this season. 

Weren't good enough to take it though were they 😊

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1 hour ago, Bearman said:

I should add that I was present when it was presented.

Ahhh......I see that the big old grumpy bear hasn't quite settled into the hibernation just yet then?

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Just now, Niels said:

They had the opportunity to ensure they weren't playing the part time teams this season. 

Weren't good enough to take it though were they 😊

We are not quite done just yet...we're still in the game....you gotta start thinkin' long term...its all part of the 5 Year Master Plan.

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2 minutes ago, Kayakman said:

We are not quite done just yet...we're still in the game....you gotta start thinkin' long term...its all part of the 5 Year Master Plan.

Fair enough. I was only joking - be nice to see you back at Batley again. 

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3 minutes ago, Niels said:

Fair enough. I was only joking - be nice to see you back at Batley again. 

Have they fixed that damn hill yet?

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22 minutes ago, Kayakman said:

Have they fixed that damn hill yet?

They say they’ll level it when Toronto sort their pitch markings 😉

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