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  1. Some of the comments on this topic are laughable, and sadly very revealing. When Big Picture says there are 8000 college athletes a year being turned out and only a handful of NFL contracts available, it means that there's a huge pool of potential high quality athletes that might be interested in an NARL opportunity. That's a big pool and several orders of magnitude bigger than the number of RL players, of high quality that we produce. Just because they are not household names or current NFL superstars, the knockers want to denigrate them. (Envy man, its everywhere!) Then the idea, that Perez is a bullshitter, (risible), he's done more, against an incredible inertial mass and envious fearful Super League, to raise the profile of Rugby League here (yes here) and in North America than anyone else has achieved in the same time (Let's not even mention the new ''millionaire at our expense'' Robert Elstone). What the doom-mongers who forecast the impossibility of ''breaking through'' in North America are really confessing, is their own lack of confidence (shame on you all) not in the Yanks ability to get it done, but their lack of confidence in the game itself. They see rugby league, as cheap fare, only mildly interesting to elderly Northern folk, who are dying off rapidly and in truth, totally unpalatable, to young, new world people of both sexes. (Shame on you). Well I'm firmly in the other camp. I believe (really believe) that Rugby League is the greatest game of all, so when I discover that someone like Eric Perez, is backing the game with everything he's got, I'm willing him to succeed and I'm not surprised he's having a go. It makes sense to me and I'm confident that providing our people (god help us) don't put insurmountable barriers in his way (instead of cheering him on) he/they will be successful. I want to say, that the glaring, livid, putrid green, envious comments of the knockers is loathsome and they should stop pretending, to have the games best interests at heart. Its plain to see, that you don't.
    24 points
  2. I've stated this on other threads in the past. I've been watching the game since 1985 as a kid. There were 5 countries in a world cup and occasionally a Welsh team. We now have multi nation World Cups, with Qualifiers, and also a team in Canada to name just a couple of things. For anyone not wanting our game to succeed in any country must question why the watch the game and why they don't want it to be successful. To me there's no reasoning behind it and one of many reasons why our game struggles. Constant negativity. I realise some on here may be trying to wind people up. Well don't. It doesn't help anyone let alone TGG.
    13 points
  3. If SL hadn’t rejected the Wolfpack for not being situated next to the M62 it’s reasonable to assume the NARL never would have happened. Ellstone is a visionary.
    11 points
  4. I'd say Perez has made fools of a lot of people who probably said what he did couldn't be done.
    9 points
  5. Hmm. My comments were really more for fans of the sport of rugby league to consider, but knock yourself out.......
    8 points
  6. Same old knockers at it again. These new teams have to take more or less what they can to get set up ,they can be more selective when they are established. In regard to talking big why not? Perez has done more to establish teams in NA than the RL have ever attempted. The guys a breath of fresh air to the game.
    8 points
  7. WTF are you on about? By the way, aren't you a Wimbledon fan who just wants the Bronco's money to prop up their sagging P&L account? You are one of the pretenders I'm on about.
    7 points
  8. we'll hold you to that..and good luck in the Championship in 2022...
    6 points
  9. The man who is tired of RL towns is tired of life
    6 points
  10. Covid times, but I always thought a mini-magic-style-single-stadium-Saturday-and-Sunday-all-live-on-TV-double headers was the way to revitalise the Chalenge Cup at the quarter final stage.
    5 points
  11. All teams, as we know it's Warrington's year.
    5 points
  12. I think this proves that we need more matches where Wakefield are the away side in a neutral venue. The public have spoken.
    5 points
  13. That video does certainly outline why Jacksonville appear the most staggering omission from the established USARL teams. Spinner Howland has stated on another forum that the Axemen were not contacted by the NARL and had no idea it was in the works due to NDAs involved with the three teams that were approached, said this was the same for all other USARL clubs and the governing body. I can't for the life of me see why you would disregard what little 'established' foundations there are in the country in favour of half a comp of start-up teams. I couldn't say for sure but given that video has been put out I Imagine Jacksonville would've been all over an opportunity like this if given the chance.
    5 points
  14. This is worth repeating. There were literally five countries. Five. That's not "five and then lots of tier two countries at various levels and with some heritage connections". It was just the same five it had been for decades.
    5 points
  15. You've got some nerve, given your behaviour on the Broncos thread
    5 points
  16. That doesn't work if you enjoy nothing more than telling the world about how much you hate everything about everything.
    4 points
  17. It's tough isn't it. It's almost as if everyone doesn't fit into simple boxes and you have to make sensible judgements on a case by case basis.
    4 points
  18. Yes, you said. It must be frustrating to continually post on a Town hall panto message board, when you prefer blockbusters.
    4 points
  19. Makes things easier for the broadcasters, too.
    4 points
  20. Living in Ripon in the late 90's & early 00's there were always a lot of lads in Leeds and Bradford shirts. York may attract a larger following in such areas if they continue to improve/progress, but I doubt it would be because they are a 'North Yorkshire' club rather than 'West Yorkshire'. On the issue of bin collection - York isn't administered by North Yorkshire Council, it has its own unitary authority. In the rest of north Yorks the bins are collected by the district councils. Police Force and Fire Brigade are shared! The stadium may be similar to a lot of other new ones, but it looks good to me and must be a big improvement on watching rugby at the Ryedale/Huntington Stadium. I never went to Clarence Street so can't comment on that. I'll try to make sure I get there for a look once we are able.
    4 points
  21. I wish people would stop bringing this up, as this selection shows, he was clearly referring to Australians like Austin & Hastings, rather than players like Oledzki.
    4 points
  22. 4 points
  23. That is not a fact Jack. Its tough losing a club no doubt but the Wolfpack might just still have some life left in them.... And as for the Whopper...I did not even know they had Burger King in England!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! P.S. And the Wolfpack crowd figures WERE accurate...so there....
    4 points
  24. I never understand why so called fans want the game they love to be played in the least number of places possible, masking their negativity as having the game's best interest at heart.
    4 points
  25. I bet there were a lot of Lamport regulars who went initially because it was a novelty, something different and a party atmosphere and then discovered they loved the game. I remember bringing a half dozen to L1 game 1 at Lamport by mid season I had a dozen or so and by the last game I think we were 20. On more than 1 occasion I talked to Americans who came in from Buffalo and upstate New York. Championship season(1) 20 was a regular outing and by Ch season 2 GF we were 30 with most of them season ticket holders, heck I had 4 people from Montreal and Ottawa!! There's no reason this scenario cannot be repeated in the USA.
    4 points
  26. Hold up, are you telling me that Eric Perez, an advertising person trying to promote a sports competition in a completely new market, is making the product out to be slightly better than it likely will be in order to attract new customers? I’m shocked and appalled. I always thought advertising was about being honest and telling potential customers that it’s rubbish so they can make an informed choice. Or better still, not telling them at all. That’s proper Rugby League marketing.
    4 points
  27. That's the spirit mate. The amount of talent that goes to waste in the US is astounding, there a very few alternatives for those that dont make it in pro football.
    4 points
  28. Just because they haven’t made it in the NFL doesn’t mean they aren’t superb athletes who can be good RL players. There will be some unbelievable athletes who don’t make it professionally over there.
    4 points
  29. Shock, horror, the most successful clubs with the best youth development systems have the most players picked for England.
    3 points
  30. I believe I said at the time that it was incredibly poorly worded by Wane, but iirc it was in context of an interview asking about Australians playing for England at the time. I don't think you can link it to BLM at all though, he was never talking about the race of players.
    3 points
  31. 3 points
  32. Big Brexit Waney’s “English born” thing didn’t last long.
    3 points
  33. He's set up two clubs in four years from scratch. Not bad imo.
    3 points
  34. I worry that the whole Valencia project is solely founded on attracting visiting UK fans, plus trying to appeal to British expats in the area, and it actually has no Spanish element to it at all. Surely they have to put down some roots first, and ideally play in an appropriate competition before even thinking about joining the RFL system. Otherwise it will end up being yet another false dawn, based on social media and one mans dream.
    3 points
  35. Ya sure that is why Bradford hired him a few years back to right the ship...ya sure. Stick to the facts please and quit the made up stuff.
    3 points
  36. 2 points
  37. This is an interesting thread and does raise the question of the sport's phycology - among the fans, the players and the clubs. Take two leagues in two different systems, the NRL and Super League. The latter has the play off's and Grand Final, the potential for relegation and all the clubs have a chance at the Challenge Cup which, while diminishing a little over the last few years, is still a prestigious comp to win. The NRL on the other hand has no cup competition and no threat of relegation. And yet it is the NRL which has more intensity on a week by week basis. Even when teams are out of play off contention the players and teams go for a win every week and it usually pretty competitive from top to bottom (this year is a bit of an anomaly). What you wouldn't tend to see is teams at the top of the league tactically fielding weakened teams for example. I think this says a lot about the attitude of sport. Over here, there is a perception that a game is only worth winning because it will count towards winning a competition while in Australia a game seems to be worth winning because you try to win every game. Is it because of the higher profile of the game over there and the increased media coverage on a game by game basis? I would hope not as I would hope that everyone wants to win every game as a matter of pride in the club and their performance.
    2 points
  38. Always rated Joe , hopefully he may stay long term.
    2 points
  39. where does that leave farnworth then?
    2 points
  40. I don't believe Wakefield Trinity lack ambition. Their problem, like others, is the finances to realise their ambitions.
    2 points
  41. Well yet another one i have never heard of ? had to google the lad, 20 year old 6' 1'' Turkish international looks a strong kid, prop/loose and by all accounts another S.L.forward on our radar.
    2 points
  42. Yes, he was one of the few from that tour that came away with credit after two big losses. I know he did OK in the first game and scored in the second (can't remember if he scored in the first). As well as Haas, that Aussie team contained the likes of Zac Lomax, Nic Cotric and Campbell Graham so they were very good.
    2 points
  43. He could have bought the whole of Featherstone .... and still have enough to buy a penthouse in the Premier Inn in Cas Vegas
    2 points
  44. Swinton have performed well so far this season easily beating Oldham in the Cup.In the League game they led 20-10 at half time but Oldham did what we did against Hull FC and turned it round in the second half for a comfortable win.Our old pal Riddy doing the playmaking at stand off still good with his kicking game and passing although he is not the quickest(he never was but he reads a game between his ears).For this game i would kick early in the tackle count,pin Swinton in their own half and take the sting out of their pack.Open up in the last 10 min of the first half and after the first 15 min of the second with Parata coming off the bench for that.
    2 points
  45. now the dust has settled it makes me laugh when there's all the talk about hull taking their foot off the gas and hull having a 'job-done' mentality. rugby league doesn't work like that every player who crosses the white wash wants to score a try and Hull were ho different in that second half they all would have loved to put more points past us and finish up in the 70's but by hook or by crook FEV stopped them and should be applauded for their second half performance
    2 points
  46. Approx 13 months passed between the the Fev match and the pandemic hitting Spain HAHAHAHA not really FEV played saturday 11th january 2020 and according to reports pandemic started 31 january 2020 in both UK and spain so that's a short 13 months they had ample time to get some activity going. valencia agreed to play kieghley in may and rochdale in june 2020 in the uk and to play North Luzon Headhunters in the phillapines in july but all were postponed due to covid and last year although no dates confirmed FEV agreed to go on anther jolly to valencia this january but again it was cancelled at the game we spoke yo teir CEO dean buchan and he said they wanted to develop relationships with clubs in the UK and trying to get a few friendlies against League one opposition in 2020 he also said they were visiting schools and promoting Rugby league to the next generation https://www.loverugbyleague.com/post/rochdale-confirm-friendly-against-valencia-huracanes/ https://www.keighleynews.co.uk/sport/18266847.keighley-set-face-valencia-may-friendly/ https://edandaya.wordpress.com/2020/03/05/ph-gets-chance-to-play-spain-in-rugby/
    2 points
  47. Potential banana skins this week for York, Fev and Fax. All results look like they should go with the favourites though. FWIW Fax always seem to struggle when playing at Dewsbury and the tight pitch will be better for Bradford's bigger players but as long as we move them around the pitch they don't look to have the stamina to stay in games.
    2 points
  48. It's almost beyond belief that Trinity believe he's the answer to their problems, but it does confirm where their problems truly lay. They could have kept Pauli Pauli and he would have provided more than Andrew Fifita ever will, application and commitment are words you would never use in conjunction with him.
    2 points
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