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  1. 27 minutes ago, Fevrover said:

    Have they nothing better to do in their sad lives? WHO the hell cares????

    I tend not to make such confident statements on a website dedicated to people who get their jollies watching other people throw a ball around for 80 minutes at a time.

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  2. Just now, Dave T said:

    I used to be of this opinion about football, and then my team Man City became good and now Man Utd fans have to talk about empty seats at the Etihad (or Emptyhad).

    We (RL fans) aren't that unique.

    "**** ground, no fans" is one of my favourite and most direct football chants. And it's been around for longer than I have.

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  3. 2 minutes ago, Scubby said:

    The old county fans in cricket are spitting chips over the hundred yet the grounds will be full of smiling faces, event goers and families in July. It can be done and the moaners then do fall into line - begrudgingly. 

    The moaners are still rightly pointing out that it cost all of the ECB's reserves to subsidise a tournament that even then couldn't deliver full grounds and failed to generate a penny profit, let alone the millions it was meant to do.

    Nobody has fallen into line and, I note with a smile, the ECB CEO has finally announced he's running away in failure.


  4. 1 hour ago, Harry Stottle said:

    my case rests

    I read it.

    Thought I'd go and check.

    Closed window and went and checked.

    Forgot to come back to reply.

    We do place far too many demands on our players. It's problematic for a professional sport that has yet to properly move away from gate revenue and TV contracts that require significant numbers of games but doesn't have the player pool (unlike, say, RU and cricket) that means players can be rotated and rested.

  5. 2 hours ago, POR said:


    Kuflink Stadium will host the match as part of the Broncos’ plans to play one game annually in Kent. 

    Jason Loubser, London Broncos CEO, 

    It’s always been our ambition to grow Rugby League across the region, and we hope our plans to host a one-off match each season in Kent can accelerate us fulfilling this objective.

    Gillingham must have told us no then.

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  6. 5 minutes ago, Harry Stottle said:

    It is also down to how much the owners want or can invest in their teams, Leigh and Fev would not be recieving the funding but for initially putting the finances in.

    The division would be so much better if all the other teams could emulate these two, rather than the bottom dwellers as that seems to be your want 

    I prefer central funding to support the whole game.

    Others disagree.

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  7. 59 minutes ago, Archie Gordon said:

    Oh dear, oh dear. By all means do this as part of a plan (whatever that might be) and announce it before the season starts but this is just daft. The move to Wimbledon gets better and better.

    I think we (as in on this board) did ask whether we'd have to do a summer migration and were told not to worry our pretty little heads about.

    £200,000 per year rent, is it?

  8. 1 hour ago, The Future is League said:

    The Broncos to play Sheffield Eagles at Ebbsfleet Utd FC on the 3rd of July

    I shall be in Kent that weekend for a reunion so will go to the game, and hopefully the posters on here who live in Kent and East Sussex and South Essex will turn up as well


    Am on holiday or else I might have given it a go. 70 minute drive though so it's not like it's right on the doorstep of anyone. You might want to check which bit of Kent you're in, it's not a small county.

  9. Rugby League has, through its history, had a recurring habit of going for the guillotine option whenever it finds it has some clubs that don't *quite* fit for reasons of not being strong enough, being too far away (etc).

    I don't think there is an easy or obvious solution to the imbalance in League One but I'd take an unbalanced league that keeps clubs alive over a 'solution' that effectively ends their existence.

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  10. 2 minutes ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

    17 year old Blackpool forward Jake Daniels has become the only current openly gay male professional footballer according to Sky News.

    Just watched an interview with him on Sky and he spoke brilliantly about his experience in an interview everyone should try and watch.

    Hopefully this kind of thing will help normalise this sort of thing in men’s football.

    I read a really nice interview with some male professional academy players who were talking about how cool it was/is that there have been medal winning sides in women’s sports with partners and spouses playing alongside each other.

    The kids are alright. Mostly.

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  11. 22 minutes ago, tim2 said:

    The Americans seem to have got the hang of classic RL administration quicker than they have on the playing side.

    Assume that the Redtails is another organisation, how many is that they've had who don't/didn't talk to each other?

    AMNRL, USARL, NARL, California RL, Redtails ... all inside 20 years?

  12. 1 minute ago, Pulga said:

    I see where you're coming from but the USARL wasn't doing a women's programme, someone else stepped up and did it, the USARL (seemed to) sanction it and is now possibly doing their own.

    It's very strange. 

    I suspect it's been made clear - or as clear as things ever are in rugby league - that USA Women can't enter World Cup qualifiers unless they're under the direct control of the sanctioning body recognised by IRL.

  13. 2 hours ago, Pulga said:


    The USARL has pulled rank after sanctioning the Redtails game against Canada Ravens only a few weeks ago. 

    Apparently now the Women's team will also be called the Hawks. 

    It seems the Redtails will continue though...

    This seems less of a further split and more of a gluing things back together?

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