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  1. https://twitter.com/YorkKnightsRLFC/status/1298582360263458821?s=20 Loads more pictures of the finished article on the Knights' Facebook page too.
    10 points
  2. You seem to be having your own argument. I haven't blamed anyone. But this isn't working. We need to understand why it isn't working, and we need to understand very quickly.
    6 points
  3. Resurrect an old topic with proper good news about a brand new stadium and people comment about how much they miss the lethal old dumps like McClaren Field. Great.
    5 points
  4. We have to back all these guys who are putting their own brass in.
    4 points
  5. I agree with all of that. But as you say it would boil down to SL club owners and that is where the problem lies. Too many SL clubs owners are too focussed on just keeping their club going rather than supporting the bigger picture which MAY bring extra money and investment into the game in the longer term. It all reminds me of the tv series The Hotel Inspector. The hotel is failing, it is losing money, so the owners cut corners and hey presto they lose even more money but they are clinging on to their business by their fingertips so they cut more corners. The presenter points out the f
    4 points
  6. Catalans Let's be under no illusions here , expanding transcontinental involves those expansions being ring fenced , they bring nothing to the lower tiers , the lower tiers give nothing to them , they don't want to be there , the lower tier clubs don't want them there To pretend otherwise is madness
    3 points
  7. The Mayor of Oldham is working with various parties to try and get Oldham RLFC playing at Boundary Park, where Super League’s first ever game on British soil was played.
    3 points
  8. Not to me, not my type.
    3 points
  9. In SL he did, but I think that's many people's point - he's just not doing that at the moment. His defence is what is most concerning for me and in my opinion that is why Tolman is getting the nod over him. For all the talk of Thompson's 'engine', which he no doubt has, you have to consider the side he was playing in compared to where he now finds himself and i'm not even talking about the difference between SL and NRL. At Saints he was surrounded by other very good hole punching forwards and playing off arguably the best 9 our comp has ever seen - go forward for a player like Thompson w
    3 points
  10. Real shame to see Chris confirm Calvin, Elliot Hall and Russ have all left the club as well. Each one of them have been a credit to themselves and been nothing but professional. Good luck to them in whatever they do. Really gutted about Elliot though. I thought he could (and still can) go on to do big things. He's a real talent. On a positive note. Chris seems hell bent on going into 2021 with a stronger squad than we did this year. Few things in the pipeline. Just a shame it will probably be another 6 months before we see some rugby.
    3 points
  11. High chance of being accepted, I reckon. It’s a comp that gives sponsorship away for free pizza. Whether they are accepted as a full member with TV money, not so sure. They may be put on the naughty step for a while.
    3 points
  12. Dave T, hopefully I can give you a better response. I can only recall one NRL game between the Roosters and Bulldogs being postponed and that was only postponed for a couple of days until Aidan Tolman (Bulldogs) received a negative result. His daughter attended a school that had a positive test. In the AFL at least 2 games were postponed as at least 1 maybe 2 clubs had to undergo the 14 day mandatory isolation. So the AFL simply changed the games on those weekends - just like SL have rescheduled Cas v Wigan this weekend - and I can’t recall the rescheduling being a big issue over h
    3 points
  13. These tours were unbelievable. For the 1932 tour, the team sailed from Southampton on 14th of April arriving in Melbourne on the 19th of May and then travelling to Sydney by train. They played the last of the 26 matches on the tour against New Zealand on the 20th of August in Aukland before heading home on the very same day... arriving back home on the 23rd of September. Living in an age when everything has to be instant, this is almost unimaginable.
    3 points
  14. Yes. Millionaire footballers swan off overseas and expect things to be ok. They think they are too big to go bust. This virus is very very contagious so it's does happen, but for our players it's financially devastating if things get out of hand. They really need to be on their guard. On a wider level it really still seems very dangerous to bring large groups together. As for our future fixtures... I suggested some time back to scrap the Cup and limit the season and have a long pre season next year and another 20/22 round season. We need to prepare for the World Cup.
    3 points
  15. Stop advertising your ignorance.
    3 points
  16. The people complaining about Wire’s social media are almost certainly the same people complaining about this in kind sponsorship.
    2 points
  17. Over 100 new pictures now uploaded on the Knights facebook page! facebook.com/YorkCityKnights
    2 points
  18. Thanks for the York update, Simon. It looks really good. Two of my wife's and my best friends have just moved from Northallerton to York, where their daughters and families already live and work, so I have another good reason to go to the city, where, coincidentally, my own daughter was born. And I have another friend who is an RL fan down the A19, just north of Donny. I shall peruse the 2021 home fixture list for YCK with great interest!
    2 points
  19. Nowt more rugby league than that
    2 points
  20. 2 points
  21. While we're here... some pink-ness at Headingley.
    2 points
  22. Fight fight fight
    2 points
  23. Our central expansion efforts should be focused on grassroots stuff. We should be investing in population centres, working in schools, colleges, universities and amateur clubs. At the same time we should be creating a welcoming and attractive competition that is open to investment that could see a pro team created and enter the pyramid.
    2 points
  24. Alternatively we all could have done what Derek had wanted, and had a curtailed championship season running from the end of September to the end of November (8 games to add to the first 5 rounds already played) where every team would have played each other once and then a top 4 play-off to see who is champions (semis and final). We could then have even kept promotion and relegation, but hay hum most clubs (including Dewsbury) vetoed this as an option. FWIW Wakefield AFC (football) play at Fev this coming weekend in front of spectators (max 300), but professional football / semi profession
    2 points
  25. Maybe... but could those SL owners whom in your opinion don't see the big picture just maybe see a clearer big picture which says expansion into NA at this stage don't make any strategic sense... I guess those clinging to survive will disappear from SL if in the long term we have more NA clubs... not so sure how the sport in this country or France will benefit overall. The problem with the likes of my self is I don't see the strategic plan as to where effort, resources, money for expansion should be invested. As for sure as already reading many want money to be given to Toronto and
    2 points
  26. Contra deals are common practice and as you know, just one small part of the marketing mix.
    2 points
  27. Clubs on the bye week are on notice that they may be playing so would need to factor that into their training. Still not ideal as clubs need to prepare for specific opposition but at least games are being played which keeps sky happy and money coming in.
    2 points
  28. A women came to me in a pub and said "There is a rumour going around that you have a 12" willy" I said "I know, I started it"
    2 points
  29. Dont agree at all marra! Young lad has the opportunity to play RL and get paid as a full time pro. He also gets the life experience of travel and new challenges that no young lads in West Cumbria would ever get in life - unless they go to University or do a gap year and travel. World at his feet and you want him to plod along playing part time for a few £100 a game in what is a deprived area of the UK I'm afraid. Onwards and upwards for the lad and good luck to him. What's the worst that can happen - it all goes wrong in Canada, but he earns a few ££, has some life experience an
    2 points
  30. You really must let this dislike of my club go. It can't be healthy and you just show yourself up as a monumental ignoramus! If you want to educate yourself about the state of my club, pay a visit to the website and catch up with the weekly messages our chairman gives.
    2 points
  31. I have no idea, I can only speak on behalf of my own club, unlike you. You seem to have a direct link to the finances of all clubs. It is no secret that my own club is finding it hard, but the supporters are rallying round as they always do. Season ticket holders who want a refund will get one, are you suggesting that they won't?
    2 points
  32. Yes. And that is brilliant and will serve rugby league in Toronto well. I hope an investor keeps it going and the club continues growing. But that doesn’t guarantee riches the wider game ... and is also very depressing about the state of the game here. No wonder we’re hand to mouth.
    2 points
  33. People seemed to run faster in those days...
    2 points
  34. Thanks Gav. Looks fantastic.
    1 point
  35. Sounds strange when Dixon isnt contracted to Haven next season?
    1 point
  36. I am excited about Nofoaluma coming up against Blake Austin in the the opening game.
    1 point
  37. Whelan had significant control until 7 November 2018, the RFL would by then already be working out fixtures for 2019 and Wigan Rugby would have put in a request for a fixture window with no home games (they wouldn't know for sure who was going to own the club and stadium). if you look at the 2005 season Wigan had home and away fixtures all through summer as they had since moving in in 1999, in 2006 the rugby had a March - April run of of away games, this was nothing to do with the pitch though, Latics were still playing at the ground then. 2007 fixtures were normal, this was the year Lenagan
    1 point
  38. Good character, good defensive and plenty of enthusiasm. Very much a player you'd want in your team if you are low on enthusiasm or confidence.
    1 point
  39. I have seen that some friendlies have been postponed because of it, be interesting to see what happens when their league season starts
    1 point
  40. If im the ref. I dont care what anybody says or thinks about me. GB\Eng are going to win.
    1 point
  41. 1 point
  42. I very much agree with this. In particular the comments on his defence because I think this has been his weakness to date. While not skittling defenders, his carries have been ok but his contact in defence is weak and has been grabbing mostly. Harking back to our pervious chat, if the coaching staff at the Dogs do improve him in this area then we will definitely become a better player.
    1 point
  43. Why do you keep rolling this nonsense out?
    1 point
  44. Am not attending any of these games if they are charging a £2 booking fee.!!
    1 point
  45. Most clubs would love an owner like DB.
    1 point
  46. According to James Smailes, the Hull reporter. He’s very good at what he does.
    1 point
  47. Where do you get that from? Toronto is a very rich sports market, its teams well-supported win or lose. By its very nature, any Toronto team becomes 'Canada's team' when playing internationally. A successful TWP would open the game up to an interested Canadian market, but without the assistance of the English RFL they are doomed to failure. Quite frankly, I don't see that happening.
    1 point
  48. You have made it up. You’ve been called out for it. You look more silly than the time you tried to count a Toronto crowd on TV. Oliver will be pleased with that.
    1 point
  49. That should leave RL fighting for relevancy and Tv coverage with the All Lancashire Conker tournament and the Broad Yorkshire Marbles Invitational..both great games by the way but I'm not gonna sit glued to my seat or telly.
    1 point


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