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Everything posted by yanto

  1. Have I missed much ? Back in Norway for work 13 hours a day for 12 day's so not much time for idle gossip. But anyway some background checks came up with this..... Not saying anything else ??? Off all the cities in Europe how much of a coincidence is it that the guy behind the Moldova team lives in Valencia. ? Check out his Twitter Eugeniu Procopi
  2. Love the video.. Lots of " oppertunites of the devolping the game in the country as well as providing coaching oppertunities and referee oppertunities" Great comments . But excuse me where has Moldova been when the RLEF has been providing these same oppertunities over the last 20 years due to Erasmus grants funded by the EU and secured by the RLEF ? So now the Euro XIII are promising ,by the guys talk in the video,to also provide funding to develop coaches and referees. AMAZING ?
  3. Lived in digs on Tontine Street (?) opposite Pipers Night club for a few year when working on the channel tunnel terminal at Cheriton. Some good memories of Folkestone ?
  4. Rest Easy big lad. Many great memories together ??
  5. Regarding seating and a suitable stand. I wonder how many of the clubs have access to such facilities? I know Rotterdam have a great set up at Sparta Rugby but they would not meet this criteria. Guess it's another expense to have to hire a venue or hope for an away tie every round of the competition. Do you know if Euro XIII will cover venue costs???
  6. At least we are now getting some info on minimum standards. Thanks for this. But seeded draw?? How does anyone know the strength of each club??
  7. It would be interesting which NRB's to date have actually been recognised by their governments for funding. In my experience most nations only recognise a sport that is a member of Sport Accord through their Olympic Committee. RLEF and IRL are trying to be accepted into this organisation. World Rugby League appearing on the scene didn't help the application and do you think Euro XIII will be an asset or another stumbling block. If Sport Accord look at the governing body of European rugby being undermined by a Rebel... And yes I believe this is now a rebel breakaway group... Then this is going to set us back ten years.
  8. Would be an ideal candidate for Euro XIII vision. New club, never played a game, not a member of any domestic competition. You know what Eddie this could work mate.
  9. Me and you can get that on our own marra.. Easy ??
  10. What better way to get the opinions of a cross section of flat cap northern monkeys than follow them discussing his plans on a forum. The man's not daft ?
  11. Impartial Observer you may well laugh. ??? Deadly serious mate. Asking for women's teams to apply for 2021.
  12. Want some more info Eddie ? As previous stated by someone.. Not sure who now... Dean Buchan is keeping his eye on this conversation. If not Buchan himself he has someone reporting back. I have conclusive evidence but its confidential. Trust me on this point ?
  13. Yep,and the proposed women's competition.
  14. Nothing we didn't already know Eddie.
  15. Barrow is still Lancashire if you ask those that live there and us West Cumbrians . Nowt to do with God's country ?
  16. Did apologise for missing Rhonda out... Sent them to Birmingham in the second draft ?
  17. Sorry missed Rhonda out they can play Birmingham, easy travel and Dublin can have a trip to Europe. ?
  18. No arguments with that. But as I asked how many of these clubs actually play in a domestic competition so once their Euro XIII commitments are over where will the players go? Your guys, Rotterdam, Mad Squirrels, Rhonda have competitions to fall back into. That leaves an aweful lot of players dusting down their boots for a maximum of four games and for a lot one or two games. If Euro XIII targeted established clubs or combination teams in countries with domestic leagues then as you suggest it should help raise the standard. As it stands now where will the Danish, Swedish, Spanish, Italians.. Yes there will be an Italian club, and Brussels guys (for example) play after they are knocked out of the cup. If they had 50 plus applications I would guess they could have selected the majority that are already playing to strengthen those domestic competitions. Again doesn't seem to be really thought through.
  19. Things are looking good. A)Skane v Copenhagen (40 minutes over the osterund bridge) B)Rotterdam v Brussels (3 hour road trip) C)Dublin v Birmingham ..cheap enough day return flight D)Mad Squirrels v Budapest ..another road trip E)Anadalou v ...Serbia out ,Greece out,Albania out.....this is a dificult one Maybe the long awaited Moldova club or even a Ukraine team F)Valencia v a North Italian club G) say Polish club v a surprise Austrian club ......another day trip..eaarly start that ? H) Portugal which he has promised v another Spanish side..Again duable in a day Round two A v D North / Central Europe...not to expensive B v C Flying Brussels of Rdam to the UK Dublin again Ryan Air decent enough cost. E v G Turkey to Poland /Austria ..again Turkey stuck out on the edge ....difficult better if its Ukraine or Moldova F v H Portugal Spain Italy group easy travel Semi Finals in Valencia ..all paid for by sponsors backers ..thats his aim get everything into valencia. Final Valencia Buchan has out foxed us all ????? ????? Sorry to much time on my hands ?
  20. Fair play to Euro XIII for awakening sleeping countries. Can you name how many of the clubs have been active in domestic competitions in the last two three or four years ? If his aim is raise the standards in Europe.....which he claims.... then in my opinion should he not be targeting clubs that are currently playing. He is ignoring the established clubs ( or the established clubs are ignoring him maybe ) that would be a better option to bring his vision to fruition and is going back to the very basic grassroots . So far ...and I may be wrong on this and I am willing to be corrected....only Rotterdam ,Mad Squirrels (love the name ) and Rhonda are actually playing the game on a regular basis ?? You would think if his vision is to make the game stronger in Europe he would be investing in clubs that actually play and not be looking to start new teams who will be five or even ten years behind the more established side. Defies all logic and his claims that he is looking to raise standards. Just asking for a friend.
  21. You got a tin hat on mate. It's brutal at times in here brutal ??
  22. Ah well at least Euro XIII are hitting the right targets. Another nation that has seen little activity in the last two years. Redeveloping nations that maybe need a boost. Maybe one of our members will give us information Bob8.. Think he has or had a lot to do with the Copenhagen region.
  23. Quoted the wrong line.. But you get the jist. 33 in the backs heat and glare on the telephone is my excuse ?
  24. Yes 16 clubs and to be honest all the posters on here who despite asking questions hopes it succeeds..... For the good of the game.
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