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  1. Great news and well done to RFL in getting the final part of this Events Research Programme.
    6 points
  2. Did we lose yesterday? Jeez so much negativity, yes we weren’t great, goal line defence was poor and why on earth we can’t catch a kick off is beyond me, but to be as poor as some say, yet still score over 30 points, still get the win, still 2nd in the league, but still all this negativity, baffling. Think some need to remember where we’ve been in the past
    6 points
  3. I thought that you actually did spend a fair amount at the start of the season. You certainly outbid a couple of clubs for players. Maybe it isn't the money - he possibly just isn't very good?
    5 points
  4. Well I'm travelling 170 miles there and 170 miles back on the day to see it so I'm at least one fan it has got interested I'm aware I am going to see a bit of a novelty but im interested to see how the team gels.
    5 points
  5. The problem clearly lies with the SL clubs not the RFL, as even Shaw states in the comment you are apparently agreeing with!
    4 points
  6. Hmm. My memory seems to suggest that Fev came second to TWP, beaten in the Grand Final in Toronto. Fev reached the Grand Final by winning in Toulouse. Toulouse are indeed smashing the Championship with 7 wins from 7 games, as are Fev with 9 wins from 9 games. Toulouse have a very good chance of being promoted this season, on the field, on merit, and if they do I'll be the first to congratulate them.
    4 points
  7. I cannot believe there will anything but P&R this season, it will be a straightforward swop between the Champion 'second division' team and the 12th placed SL club. It would be totally unfair on the Championship team who would win promotion as they would have speculated on ammassing a squad capable of winning. If it is Leigh who get relegated, the club was well aware of the conditions of accepting the SL spot in the first place, no one else to blame, if it happens to any other SL club then they would be utterly deserving of it. Also did the SL/RFL not say that if the season was effected by Covid that under the 'percentage' match placings if 25% or less of the fixtures are not effected then the placings will be acceptable and will stand. And Lastly, increasing the SL to 14 teams - no relegation and one promotion - is a complete non starter, it would mean a less share per team of a reduced pot, I cannot see SL withholding funding from Championship and League 1 clubs, the sport would/could not stand that.
    4 points
  8. Its a combination of things which has caused this move to be the final straw for most people (me included at 20 years+ following London) I think the point is that we reached our previous low point at Barnet. From Brentford => Stoop => Barnet, we lost fans year on year on year, from 4000+ at Brentford, to 400 at Barnet. Then we moved to Ealing, and even though it was a low base we rebuilt, and in the 5 seasons we had at Ealing, the attendances improved year on year (abet small but still in the right direction), we had a good squad, and it felt we was moving in the right direction, and only missed staying up by Points difference. For what we are, Ealing was perfect and pricing was also at the right level to get fans in. Putting up the prices so much, then moving to a ground with no nearby parking, and not close to a train / tube station (like barnet was), my dad is 80 and just not fit enough for two trains and a bus to get to PL. Not to mention in a car for three of us was £5 Petrol and £5 parking, and now for three of us who live outside london to get Public transport will be £60 for us (3 * £20), just makes PL not possible, unless we don't bring my dad and thats not going to happen. We have taken advantage of the 4 games for £60 offer, but after that its unlikely we will attend again, not for the cost involved, and hassle in getting there with a OAP with limited mobility (but not disabled) Even though I don't follow football at all, My dad does so we will be going to watch Egham Town (once non league soccer starts again) and at £6 for a ticket and in walking distance from my dad's house, that will have to fulfull his live sport for the weekend.
    3 points
  9. Queensland still boast some good players but all the praise of New South Wales last time out has to be balanced by how low Queensland currently are in some of their options. They have a good pack (even better with the return of Josh Papalli) but very poor in the backs compared to NSW. The Maroons performance will hinge on Cherry-Evans and Munster playing better than game 1. They couldn't play much worse.
    3 points
  10. I'm not sure what we are angry about. Covid is clearly causing some issues, but I for one am looking forward to seeing England play.
    3 points
  11. Having been to Wembley for the England games in the past week I've got to say this is an easy process, couldn't be quicker or simpler to show the LFT/Vaccine proof on your phone or printed out and you're straight through. No need to worry and there's plenty of time to order LFTs if you need to
    3 points
  12. York and Fev have both been given 2500 tickets according to Featherstone’s press release: https://www.featherstonerovers.co.uk/news/wembley-further-guidance-to-fans-03xJQ
    3 points
  13. Any team coming up last year would get hammered every week, the question is by how much. A big chunk of the Featherstone team didn’t even want to go full time so Featherstone would have been signing similar quality players to what Leigh did plus a few Leeds loans. Toulouse would go OK but would still quite easily be bottom, confidence is high in the champ beating Swinton by 60 but it doesn’t take long to get into a rut when you lose a couple of SL games. Just thank god it wasn’t York like a load of the so called experts on here wanted. They did do a nice video though.
    3 points
  14. I reckon we do this every 5 - 6 years. The play offs in 2016, and a massive cup win in 2010, so we're nailed on for SL 2022 Dewsbury have a similar cycle, it's just every 40 years....
    3 points
  15. how many times over the years have we lost that game though. More than I’d like to remember. There hasn’t been an ending or reaction to a game at derwent park like that since Sammut kicked that goal against haven. We’ve now played all the best teams in the League now except barrow and only lost once, by 2 points, to donny. Guarantee we would have taken that before the start of the season. And yeah yesterday wasn’t our best, but we still scored some cracking tries, got the win, and give all the fans the buzz to keep coming back week after week.
    3 points
  16. Sadly BB I agree and also what Archie Gordon said white over 50 (And thats being generous) its so sad to see the club who are doing a brilliant job at academy level with so few fans it seems like an old fart UKIP meeting:( (Not that I have ever or would attend one:) Solution IMHO for what its worth. * Ditch Wimbledon it isn't going work would love to see it but I just cannot * Sign a new long term lease at either Ealing/Harlequins or Richmond * Bring in a full on London based commission only marketing company to increase awareness (There is nothing like a results only business) London has some fantastic events companies who I am certain would take a punt on it The club needs to prepare for life without David Hughes down the line a decent Championship club with a chance of making the play offs can easily be run on a budget of 1 million a season which in the London market is peanuts. On a playing front a combination of academy coming though the ranks and some decent Aussie/kiwi/French imports would do the job it doesn't need to waste money on lads (No disrespect) from traditional RL areas up north who are tied to mums apron strings.The club seems to have stopped looking for wild out of the box talent and there is plenty of it in London. The RFL having at least 1 or even 2 (Better) Internationals in London a year would do wonders for RL in London and the Broncos. Paul
    3 points
  17. Yep we often criticise but credit to RFL, they waited until they knew and 45,000 in the stadium is a welcome boost for the sport and in a better time of year for tv and 2022 for a full (ish) house.
    3 points
  18. I suppose he probably caught it on the open top bus homecoming parade through Glasgow at the weekend.
    3 points
  19. But they didn't bring "Leigh up" Leigh actually applied for what Mr. Beaumont must have known was an impossible task. In addition Mr. Beaumont hasn't moved heaven and earth to improve the team either. Why were clubs asked to apply when the totally obvious candidates to be invited into Superleague were Toulouse. They came second to TWP and should have inherited their place in Superleague. It's not as if Toulouse haven't got even stronger since then, they are currently smashing the Championship and proving to everyone they should have got that place then and would have deserved it now. I don't know how the criteria were scored to make Leigh the chosen club over Toulouse but it has to be said "Not French" may have scored very high indeed? Very fishy indeed for me....
    3 points
  20. There were some odd things in the old counties - Lancashire north of the sands being one, the two parts of Flintshire being completely separated from each other by Denbighshire was another. Before 1844, there were hundreds of exclaves round the country - villages or country houses that were in one county but surrounded by another. Even today, Newmarket is in Suffolk, but almost entirely surrounded by Cambridgeshire. It cannot be reached by any right of way from the rest of Suffolk without passing through Cambs.
    3 points
  21. 3 points
  22. https://fb.watch/6fop5f3IYD/
    3 points
  23. Tbf to Chris Hamilton , this season he has invested heavily in the squad,sadly some of that had been wasted in bad recruitment and retentions Abram is not a championship full back or half back , Charnock would make a good hooker but never shown anything creative at half , Hewitt has moments of brilliance but sadly not enough for what is needed at this level ,Bridge and Pick have both disappointed so far and Bent is amazing in defence but offers little with ball in hand , I feel with a new coach fresh ideas and a couple of new players we wouldn't be far off
    3 points
  24. He is specifically a very good ball runner. In particular his ability to run good angles and find a weak link in the defence. His strong points as an international 2nd row is his mobility, his running, his support game and his ability to shift well in both attack and defence. In 2021 the game is faster than ever and his mobility is a really important strength. To counter this, a lot would point to his lack of size and this probably does keep him below the very best in the world. But Farrell will never be a weak link in a team and I don't think he would be in this England side.
    2 points
  25. And in particular the lack of depth in the Queensland backs. They have lost Xavier Coates and have very little in the way of options there so they have had to shift Valentine Holmes to the wing and bring in Walsh. The Maroons 1 to 5 shows just how thin their options are these days.
    2 points
  26. Great news , Wembley will be a sea of amber and black with some red and white and a small smattering of blue and white .
    2 points
  27. I'm sorry PM but 2022 is pencilled in for Fev. We have been banging the drum since 2010 when Powell revitalised us. You will probably ripen for the year 2032
    2 points
  28. York are doing pretty poorly but wouldn’t have the same team if they were in super greed. Same with fev and Toulouse. That said they would probably still be in Leigh’s position
    2 points
  29. I have no problem with Wigan fielding a reserves side on Thursday, if England get better preparation. The upside to England is so vast that it dwarfs any other consideration. That said, as we only had 20 players available (apparently), we may not be able to name 17. Has any team only fielded 16 before? Perhaps Trinity could lend us one? Or Lam could play?
    2 points
  30. I'm sure everyone in SL can't wait for you to join the party!
    2 points
  31. The NRL doesn't, nor do American top major league sports (I am sure there are more around the world as well they are just 2 examples off the top of my head). wouldn't say those leagues are a mockery.
    2 points
  32. I thought the R.F.L had not been doing enough to state their case.But being quiet does not mean they were not working behind the scenes to get the best outcome for our game .i was wrong to doubt their ability.They have achieved the best outcome possible before restrictions are lifted.
    2 points
  33. There's a difference to an obstruction try and a penalty try; if, as I suggest in this case, a player is obstructed in his playing for the ball then it's an obstruction try awarded under the posts. If a player is in the act of scoring ie in possession of the ball and about to put it down, which JC wasn't, and is fouled ie hit round the head, violently attacked or kicked, then that is a penalty try, awarded where the ball hits ground with a conversion to follow then a penalty awarded under the posts following the first conversion attempt. For Jones-Bishop to be the nearest man needing him to take Jonny out to prevent him from regathering the ball suggests that he knew what the outcome would be if he didn't take the attacker out. I believe that the ref was wrong, not meaning to pile blame as I don't think he was anywhere near as bad as he's been made out, can only think of one other instance where he was wrong, 2 mistakes in 80 minutes, if only players made so few....if this had been SL with Video ref and angles I think a try would have been given.
    2 points
  34. I would suggest that if the team who wins the Championship grand final is not promoted to Super League, who ever that is, more fans and sponsors will walk away from the game.
    2 points
  35. More than a Red Devils v Giants final and the media coverage would be far greater and more international
    2 points
  36. "Putting Leigh in SL is the biggest mistake RL ever made" - I'd say that giving the naming rights of the competition away in exchange for a few logos on some lorries was a bigger mistake.
    2 points
  37. I get giddy when I fasten my laces.
    2 points
  38. While i'm not saying any club is deliberately getting games cancelled the system still skews the table. Leeds for example have managed to avoid having to play the top 2 in the league in successive weekends, both games they had a fairly high percentage of losing, where as the other teams around them in the league may end up playing these top teams and actually losing, thus lowering their % win ratio.
    2 points
  39. Yup. https://www.rugby-league.com/article/57714/play-off-structures-for-betfred-championship-and-league- the winners of those two semi finals will meet in the Million Pound Game to determine promotion to the Betfred Super League in 2022. Couldn't be much clearer, and on the RFL's own website.
    2 points
  40. So what happened to your predictions sad boy.
    2 points
  41. He’s just trolling. I spent 8 lovely years working in the Dewsbury/Ossett area, there’s really not much going on there....both in the area and inbetween their ears.
    2 points
  42. The Exiles was a poor idea poorly executed. And somehow this is worse.
    2 points
  43. 2 points
  44. A pleasing aspect about yesterday after all the furore in the past craig got his kicking boots out of the bag
    2 points
  45. They’re selling tickets, they’ve released a load of merchandise for both sides, they’ve (poorly) advertised and marketed the game to the people on The RFL’s database and they have been building the game up on Sky for a few weeks now. Of course fan interest is a part of this fixture. It’s just not very appetising and appealing for Rugby League fans. As was the case with the Exiles a few years ago but if you do the same thing again and again, maybe you’ll get different results. You probably won’t mind but that’s Rugby League.
    2 points
  46. Agree. It feels like the beginning of the end. My guess is a lot of London fans travel a fair distance to watch them and that’s had an impact due to the disruption of COVID. I very much doubt they’ve picked up many local fans even though there is a massive housing estate next door. I know this is a competitive sport but I would love everyone involved in RL in London to come together and try to work out the best way forward for the game - even if it means focusing on the amateur game.
    2 points
  47. If Fev and Toulouse both lose the same number of games this year the “Difference Percentage” will never come into play. This is because Fev will have played more games than Toulouse and therefore our “Win Percentage” will be greater putting us top of the league. The only two scenarios where the “Differene Percentage” would come into play are: 1) If both teams end up on 100% win percentage, which could happen if the Fev v Toulouse game was cancelled due to COVID-19. 2) If Fev have to cancel games due to COVID-19 and end up playing the same number of games as Toulouse with the same numbers of losses. Therefore I’d not worry about how many points we concede in any one game as long as we keep winning.
    2 points
  48. its a farce- our game is a total joke
    2 points
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