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The 4 of Us

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  1. Taking Wigan as a comparison, I’d say there is a lot more football fans that RL. For all the profile of Wigan RL and teams that St Pats and the like put out, local amateur football clubs have multiple teams at multiple levels. There’s a reason why football is the national sport and that the average weekly RL fee paying crowd could be accommodated within one premiership football ground.
  2. Absolutely don’t disagree with that but it’s symptomatic of our sport and things like this can prove fatal. Claire Balding currently on prime time BBC Breakfast talking about it. It feels like typical back of the fag packet decision making from the sport. The reality is that other countries generally think we’re all a bit bonkers in this country, especially at this time, and perhaps the sport here should have been a little more open to a postponement rather than forcing the decision last week against obvious opposition. I wonder if they have issues with costs and lack of insurance fo
  3. They were. But if COVID suddenly switched off on Monday there’d be no problems with the Olympics would there. The reality is that the NRL have done a very good job so far isolating their players from the wider community. That just doesn’t happen here and SL would not have the income to do what the NRL has. There have been stories this week that there is a risk that SL may have problems seeing the season through as more players contact COVID and team risk not getting to the 18 game threshold. At the moment, I think 2022 has to be the right option.
  4. And does anyone think any of the other nations reliant upon most of the players being released by their NRL are going to travel?
  5. This is not a surprise and I don’t actually blame them. Our own government appear to have made a decision to open up just as the rest of the world are making decisions to lock down harder and there’s even talk about the Olympics being cancelled at this late stage. what concerns me is that this decision comes so close to the announcement that the competition was going ahead. It’s almost as though their concerns were ignored, and an announcement made to crack on regardless in an effort to force their hand. But that would never happen in RL would it. Some much bigger sporting
  6. Why would community clubs want to play in the 1895 cup?
  7. The cross code thread has been running coming up to 2 weeks. Surprised that the Beeb have taken so long. Must be contract negotiation season.
  8. It depends. North Kabul or South Kabul?
  9. Poor sod. Imagine being the son of one of the best ever players. Reckon I would’ve chosen a career as a pig farmer instead of attempting to follow that act!
  10. As the crow flies the AJ Bell is no more than a couple of miles from Sale’s training ground at Carrington. Their old ground at Heywood Road is 5 miles away compared to Salford’s old ground 4 miles away. It be said that the AJ Bell is further away from their traditional base (albeit within the city boundary) than Sale are from theirs. Certainly Sale for whatever reason appear to have made a better go of their tenure than have Salford. As for the football club I’d suggest that Salford would be a better fit than Sale because of the separate seasons. Perhaps the football club
  11. And it was refused. Hence they look to plan B which was actually their original plan A.
  12. If Sale buy it, that may well be subject to the existing leases. If not, you would expect that Salford would be entitled to some sort of compensation in lieu of the remaining lease which in turn may well offset against what is owed to the council. There was some discussion a couple of weeks ago about the land around the stadium being developed. The Sale owners are not stupid and well connected. They will have done there sums. Can’t see Salford getting close. That being said, can’t see why Sale would want Salford out. If nothing else they help share the bills. Even better make it a ye
  13. https://www.eu-startups.com/2020/07/monte-carlo-based-iqoniq-secures-e100-million-to-expand-its-sports-fan-engagement-platform-worldwide/
  14. From a different conversation I had with a fried about matters: ”I see the district court said his explanation was a reasonable one (i.e. doubt) and therefore on basis it was one word against another (his v father in law’s) that it couldn’t stand. Seems like the Magistrate had fallen in trap of balance of civil probability analysis (as opposed to criminal - beyond reasonable doubt) .
  15. If you look up RFL Marketing Team in the Oxford English Dictionary it’s cited as an example of an Oxymoron.
  16. My late dad (and for those that knew him he did a lot in relation to the amateur game) once said he was happy for RL to have the profile of Cumberland wrestling - it didn’t matter to him, as long as he could continue watching the game. He was into both the pro and amateur games and it’s fair to say he loved the sport. My view expressed to him was that all branches of the game were as important as the other, and a vibrant pro game needed young kids to want to aspire to play professionally (as well as others to maintain the sport at a community level) Part of that is having a flagship
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