Yes but they never tried pushing it in the likes of York, Oldham etc like they have in London and Wales and their is a big size difference to be fair.
Good gawd man they've been pushing it in York since 1868.
Before they pushed SL in Wales, in 2009 in the championships the Crusaders crowds were 1,900 whilst York's were 900.
Once Cru got in SL they returned a crowd of 6,200 against Saints, once they landed in Wrexham they got 10,300 against Leeds
Today there are several full time pro Wales players in SL and several quality welsh kids on the fringes.
ONE SL player comes from York.
This dreadful prejudice in which nasty little myths are put about really has to stop.
If Celtic C. had had the gift of a stadium like the Galpharm and a Ken Davey would RL be "failing in Wales"
Would in heckers like.....................
Oldham and London both got the same start in Superleage in 1996 off level
London crowds were 5.077 Oldhams 3,453
London went to the cup final, Oldham went bust.
Today there are millions of Oldham lads in Superleague - erm well four
There are SIX London lads in Superleague and a production line to make that bigger.
Your post was pure northern prejudice.
Once again ignoring the facts.
Like Padge I'm "sick" of having to set them out to correct such myths and prejudices time and again.
PJMWire is sick of me banging on about such things.
Wish he would get sick of the myths peddled on here instead
Edited by The Parksider, 29 November 2012 - 10:03 PM.