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Everything posted by Scubby

  1. It's like Bournemouth and Burnley asking for the Premier League to slash wages because they think Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool may pull away at the top. Nuts and corner shop mentality. Yet Wakefield will probably be promoting Greg Inglis coming to play at Belle Vue next season!
  2. It was Carter. He was speaking and I was listening
  3. He was on a livestream the other day wanting the salary cap figure to be slashed because Wakefield don't pay anywhere near the cap and they don't want the gap to get too big. Gobsmacked!
  4. The NRL currently have no product to sell atm, hoping that changes in the next couple of weeks of course. The game also faces financial ruin in the current situation. Basically it suits both parties (tv companies are also facing financial ruin remember). What would the UK game give for A$300m+ per year for the next 7 years?
  5. They also had one of the best RL kits of all time during that period. Still my favourite!
  6. I think the Aussies can't because Origin will now go on until about Nov 20. The NRL GF is on October 25 - travel is obviously a worry but October is 6 months away.
  7. Why can't Tonga come over and play? They will not be involved in Origin and the original dates for the Ashes could still be used. If you want to swap Tottehham for a smaller venue like Sheff United or Wigan or Hull that would be fine I'm sure. Tonga v England over 3 tests would be amazing!
  8. That is tough because without this golden goose the NRL might not be able to support clubs with broadcast revenue - clubs could be in danger. It could still happen at the end of November beginning of December if the will is there. That is another matter altogether.
  9. Mostly detached and semi-detached. Three years in a terrace, four in a flat and now live in a detached.
  10. Logistically Huddersfield would make the most sense. Or possibly the complex at Manchester City (which is a multi-use facility that the RFL was supposedly moving to)
  11. Has someone told Terry? (One for the oldies there)
  12. If they are behind closed doors you could play them at any small stadium that has media facilities for broadcasting.
  13. No sports fixtures in empty stadiums yet in the UK so it is too early to say. Although Yorkshire Carnegie RU have been playing behind closed doors this season as a precaution.
  14. Melbourne Storm can't find anyone good enough from Victoria to make the squad and they have been in the NRL 23 years
  15. Yes I got that, but if Hastings had declared in December to go back to Australia with the RLIF he would probably have got it approved. Just theorising but everyone will try to push the rules whatever they are. What it does mean is that if the likes of Milford, Papali, Kafusi etc. play in the mid-season test then they are out of Ashes contention.
  16. What if they had switched allegiance before the rule change?
  17. That is sad to hear when the club has had so many 20k+ crowds in the last 10-20 years
  18. History often shows that when a club downsizes often crowds go down too. Be careful what you wish for. Leeds couldn't fill Headingley when the capacity was cut in half due to renovations.
  19. Quite possibly. Depends what you want from the sport. Wigan used to be in the top 2-3 supported rugby clubs in the country. Now they are struggling to stay in the top 10 - which is a shame.
  20. I get what you mean, but Wigan have managed to get 17k+ for the likes of London in the past. That kind of pro-active marketing seems to have disappeared at Wigan which is a shame.
  21. If Saints finish 1st and Wigan 2nd it is feasible they could play each other 5 times in SL alone. Also if they finish 2nd and 3rd it is also feasible - given the top 5 system. Given that they are both entering the Challenge Cup at the last 16 stage, the odds of meeting in the Challenge Cup is also higher than when it was at the top 32 stage. What is unfeasible about that?
  22. Repeat games creates lethargy. Feasibly there could be 6 Wigan-Saints derbies this year.
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