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  1. This money is from a private investor, not generated through RL, it is not up to anyone else how it is spent. This has not taken any money from any existing RL income. Who are you to say how it would be spent? This money would not be in the game if it wasn't for Mr. Argyle. There is no other way it would be invested in the game.
    7 points
  2. These Canadian lads from Kings College School in Nova Scotia were playing rugby league in the 1940's. Something to build on.....Pic courtesy of Philip Fearnley
    6 points
  3. Warning shot: We're not going to tolerate each and every thread abiout Toronto descending into this kind of drivel all season. Suspensions and/or bans will be dished ouit if it continues. Knock it on the head. Locked.
    6 points
  4. It continues to be an issue though, doesn't it, and also one of degree. I could see a situation arising in the not too distant future where some clubs might be tempted by the prospect of simply becoming nursery clubs for their SL counterparts. Under such circumstances I am sure that many fans would continue to turn up but I suspect that I wouldn't be one of them. When your club loses whatever unique identity it is that attracts you and demands your loyalty then you simply shrug and walk away. I do hope that never happens with any club.
    5 points
  5. Without question staying at Anfield is the best decision the owners of Liverpool made and that includes hiring Jurgen Klopp as manager. When the idea of moving to a new stadium was mooted I was dead against it. You cannot replace an iconic ground that has built up an aura over the last 50 years. The Kop, Shankly Gates, this is Anfield, games under the lights. If your ground is a dump and doesn’t hold much of a mystique/unique identity then it’s a different argument (although even then, I’d take Castleford’s dump over any identikit stadium). Arsenal moved to the Emirates, a new state
    5 points
  6. That is literally nothing for entry fees into North American sport. It's almost $400 million (US) for an MLS team, $650millions for an NHL team. This is pocket change. RL is a great sport that needs to think bigger.
    5 points
  7. I played Rugby League as a professional for over 10 years from the mid 80s to mid/late 90s in the 1st division (now SL) and finished my career in what is now the Championship. I had one major injury which in fact was multiple fractures around the same area otherwise I always thought I’d been lucky to get away with only dislocated fingers during my career. Some years later I had problems with my neck which necessitated an MRI scan which revealed damage to two vertebrae which was attributed to wear & tear from my RL career. On a couple of years later and as part of a full medical I
    4 points
  8. Welcome to the club Alex. Certainly got the physique, look forward to seeing him play. Chris has obviously worked with him before and knows what he is about. It’s going to be exciting to see how the squad develops and matures this year. It’s definitely Chris Thorman’s squad and good to see the directors backing their coach. Hall, young, o brien and Dawson a little bit different from your leatherbarrow, tansey and foster. Good luck lads, here’s to an exciting season.
    4 points
  9. Give it a break. This is absolutely your final warning over this. It’s beyond tiring and getting to the point of abuse now. Continue and you’ll find yourself banned or suspended.
    3 points
  10. Probably not actually.
    3 points
  11. I heard we were trying to get Hewitt back so that would be good
    3 points
  12. All Golds strengthen their board with the addition of leading local woman Julie Kent. https://www.allgoldsrugby.co.uk/a-leading-lady/
    3 points
  13. Stats- Abram-0 tackles. one miss. 5 tackle busts. 2 clean breaks. 11 carries=69m Kay-7 tackles. 2 misses. 3 tackle busts. one clean break. 12 carries=77m Worthington-15 tackles. 2 misses. 2 offloads. one tackle bust. one clean break. 11 carries=89m Leeming-13 tackles. one offload. 2 tackle busts. one try assist. 11 carries=98m Aaronson-0 tackles.2 tackle busts. one clean break. 6 carries=48m Charnock-16 tackles. 4 misses. one offload. 4 tackle busts. one clean break. one try assist. 5 carries=27m Hewitt-2 tackles. one miss. one try assist. 1 carry=0m Joy
    3 points
  14. Not in Leigh,but understandable given the whole Rugby League world is against them,Apparently.
    3 points
  15. Careful https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Scotchy
    3 points
  16. Maybe my bias but I can’t see why anyone visiting the new Headingley would think a new flat pack stadium in a different location would have been better than what they have done, even if they have to stand at the Western Terrace, the club has got a lot of things wrong in the last few years, the renovations at the stadium are not one of them.
    3 points
  17. But to be pendantic, you keep forgetting they haven't. They've spent half with Yorkshire Cricket being the other major player and both being supported by the Council. I imagine the Rhinos layout was actually relatively small and mortgage payments probably not much more than what it was costing to maintain the South and North stands anyway (6 figures). They haven't sold their soul to the flatpack menace, they've still got a ground with character and they have undoubtedly the best corporate and alternative facilities (including Hotel, banqueting, private boxes etc) which they make significa
    3 points
  18. You can only answer that question if the ones who only turned up when in SL , went watching somebody else when they weren't ? Did those 5,000 dormant HKR fans go watching FC for a decade ?
    3 points
  19. You obviously don’t understand that in the UK people tend to support a team (usually their local one from when they were growing up and/or the one their family supported) and stick with them, they don’t swap to a more successful team when their own has a bad spell. Some might stop going to watch but they don’t start watching another more successful team. Blind loyalty as you call it is not dying here.
    3 points
  20. David Argyle +/- consortium has allegedly spent $21 million to date on the Toronto Wolfpack. So many people demanding an accounting and wringing their hands about profitability. David Argyle could instead have bought a $21 million yacht, such as this super innovative Adastra recently on the market. Guess what, it wouldn't have made him any profit. Stop worrying about how Argyle spends his money.
    3 points
  21. We definitely need more disputed penalties in rugby league so this is excellent news. I look forward to everyone being delighted with the first month of the season's stop-start football and the first tries being chalked off because the video ref can spot daylight on the play-the-ball after five minutes of looking.
    3 points
  22. The adjustment to the rules we most need is that once a tackle is complete , no defender is allowed to change their grip on the tackled player , they must release and not contact the opposition in any way , none of this putting your hand on the players head , no contact at all
    3 points
  23. ‘Coaches have been informed by the RFL’s Head of Match Officials Steve Ganson that players will be penalised if they do not use their foot when playing the ball moving forward.’ https://www.totalrl.com/refs-to-target-faulty-play-the-balls/ Hurrah! Good move by the RFL. Credit where it is due.
    2 points
  24. There were more games in those days with County Cups & Regal Trophy matches to add to Challenge Cup and League games. There were some seasons when we played 38 games or so and that wasn’t unusual. I played around 240 matches at 1st team level as there were times I didn’t make the team but I played around 80 to 100 A team matches in addition to 1st team. Successful teams played a lot of games considering the players were probably holding down a full time job and maybe had young families. In general I think the number of games today is about right, maybe 2 or 3 games too long for t
    2 points
  25. The game wasn’t full time when I played so apart from playing Rugby League I worked full time as a brick layer. Apart from Wigan’s first choice squad and a handful of overseas players everyone was playing and working in some capacity. Not every employer was happy to comply with your needs when trying to juggle work and RL, I risked losing my job a few times in order to get to training sessions or matches on a couple of occasions I lost that gamble and was let go from my employment. That was the nature of the beast in those days, in some ways it bred tougher men than your average SL playe
    2 points
  26. He must have googled whitehaven then changed his mind
    2 points
  27. All this nostalgic stuff about old grounds is complete nonsense in my humble opinion. Give me a brand new, clean, accessible facility that can maximise earning revenue over a rusty dump because 'memories' any day of the week. The old Wembley was awful, new Wembley is far, far superior. Same goes for Wilderspool, Highbury and Bootham Crescent. The new grounds will produce lifetime memories soon enough - The 2013 RLWC Semi and 'Tackle 52' at new Wembley for example.
    2 points
  28. I hadn’t seen your post. Could not agree more (said as much above). Using Wembley as the example is a great one. Is the new ground more state of the art? Absolutely. Does it hold the same identity as the twin towers, the ground where England won the World Cup, where Freddie Mercury performed at Live Aid? Does it feck. It’s a generic, soulless bowl. Id take a ground with flaws that screamed “this is our home”, than one that was pristine that could be anyones. I believe the owners of Liverpool were influenced by their other team (Boston Red Sox) who stayed at Fenway Park rather t
    2 points
  29. Many people have tried marijuana...its clearly not a placebo..like come on...where ya been the last 50 years?
    2 points
  30. I have never bumped into any ex rovers fans down the kcom and I would rather chop off my private area and walk around with it stapled to my forehead for the rest of my life than go down rovers.
    2 points
  31. Welcome big fella . Good to have some size and presence out wide . We really needed an upgrade there , in fact catching and tackling would do it . All the best to him
    2 points
  32. Get the hook out of my mouth its stuck
    2 points
  33. Stop biting, he's got you hooked and reeled in.
    2 points
  34. Double proomotions for toronto Walked.the championship didn't they And paid all their.players
    2 points
  35. There was no shame in that loss...the Broncs won fair and square...we learned from it and didn't make the same mistake again. That is not egg on the face...that is sport. Gee Whiz. Please don't tell me you are a Leigh or Wigan fan.
    2 points
  36. TBH there is no 'moral high ground' any more in Championship RL. Unless a Club has big money backing and Directors who are prepared to take risk for reward, DR is a necessary survival option, based on a Club's skill in negotiating, implementing, and developing the right DR contract.
    2 points
  37. I cannot have double standards Dogfather I do not like D/R never have and never will. I want success but with our own players.
    2 points
  38. Seems weird that so many are laying the blame here at the door of the RFL/SL/Officials. Players know what they need to do and if they don't it should rightly be penalised. Our game is falsely 'fast' because we don't PTB correctly and then a penalty actually gets given for offside, so we don't get less penalties - we just reward the attacking side more. I agree however this will be very difficult to police and is why one of the biggest mistakes made last year was putting the 2 referees concept 'on hold'.
    2 points
  39. Yesterday, inaugural ceremony and first official match Lezignan vs Limoux : attendance 4,800 new grandstand near 1000 (full). Best attendance since a long time !
    2 points
  40. Watch Union. I dont understand why people want competitive scrums. If you pass forward or knock on, you deserve to give the ball up.
    2 points
  41. Two years ago for my 70th I wanted to show myself that I could still a swim a mile. I was about 10 when I managed that first mile. After a series of heath problems in 2019, I finally managed to get back into the pool for the first time since late August. I started back on Thursday and today I managed a third of a mile. Mind you it took me half an hour. Not far and not fast but I feel as though I have achieved something for myself.
    2 points
  42. I mean your indifference was so much that you decided to comment? ?
    2 points


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