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  1. You ain’t seen the development officer.
  2. https://mailchi.mp/daf1ff893fda/a-letter-from-the-chairman-ian-lenagan?e=1c946a421b Has had to stump up £500,000 to keep things going is the main take out. Goodness knows how some other clubs are getting on.
  3. They must have plenty of replica shirts to get shut of.
  4. That might be just what would have to happen. The land is probably worth more for redevelopment than it is as a sports stadium. And the fact it’s new probably wouldn’t matter. I’m not sure the stadium is loved by Salford fans and you never know they may be able to negotiate something which means they can get closer to the centre of Salford instead of the edges. It seems they’ve struggled financially sharing. Not convinced they could afford to run it themselves. And as for Sale this might be the ultimate negotiating tactic to force a purchase of the stadium from Peel/Salford Council?
  5. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/jun/08/ralph-rimmer-can-all-rugby-league-clubs-survive-super-league?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
  6. Surely Paul Anderson and Keith Senior deserve a gig?
  7. All you need to know. Union - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Rugby_Football_League https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2020/04/07/never-mind-coronavirus-a-new-us-rugby-league-launches-while-the-rest-of-sports-world-is-quiet/amp/
  8. Whatever RL’s problems are, they are not “summer rugby“, although in reality the game is played in exactly the same months as it ever was, other than swapping the worst 3 weather wise (save February into which we have drifted back) for the best 3. Granted that encroaches into school summer holidays but that’s only 6 weeks. Not sure Shaun Edward’s comments add to the situation. His reference to “interesting” tactical considerations is presumably ability to play in suitably dire weather. It’s another of those “subtle nuisances“ we keep hearing about, that we mere RL fans are unable to understand. Like many other things with the other game, there’s more than a hint of emperors new clothes about them.
  9. Caption may be correct. Good old “stock photo”?
  10. The game in Toulouse was 7 November 1954France 13 – 13 Great BritainStadium de Toulouse, Toulouse Dave Valentine was the captain but not quite sure he’s wearing number 9 as he was a backrower.
  11. I’d already responded to the point John but yes there is the grant available for eligible businesses which I think is linked to payment of business rates. There will be clubs out there that may not be paying them I suspect and they will be vulnerable. The loan is clearly very welcome for the game, although I repeat what I said about possible demands of government that the sport reorganise and cut unnecessary costs, which will link in with what was being trailed last week about SL and RFL coming back together.
  12. Just read similar here. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/may/01/rugby-league-gets-16m-emergency-loan-from-government?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other As such if the decision is for the RFL and clubs, the community game will probably get the scraps. If lucky.
  13. I’ve no idea how many Community RL clubs there are but there can’t be more than 1000. If so, that’s £16,000 each and more than many of them would have ever seen. I’d be surprised if there wasn’t some preconditions regarding receipt of this money which is linked with a major reorganisation of the sport.
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