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  1. Agree. Another poster looking to perpetuate a myth for their own end.
  2. As far as I am aware, Medway Dragons have never played at any leading level of Open Age - NL3 and alike - so no idea why they would be approached.
  3. Am I missing something, but don't we have 3 divisions now ? The suggestion merely tries to get a meaningful Championship, something that we all crave for. In the 6 team option, there would be no 'pub teams (not my term)' and the prize a place in SL, so if anyone was to take foot off gas ....maybe don't even have play offs. 8 team league runs the risk have including some of the current make-weights. Either option better than current.
  4. Or streamline that middle division to say 8 teams (21 games, play all 3 times), maybe even 6 (20 games, play all 4 times) plus play offs. End the season much earlier than SL to enable clubs to recruit and better prepare for SL following season. 1 promoted / 1 or 2 relegated.
  5. Option 1 for me too. And, if they put ST up for sale for next year now I'd buy one. I have a new COVID wardrobe of Broncos training gear so guess i need to start getting into exercise !
  6. Hence acting as Leeds 2nd team, and non-sustainable as a SL team
  7. Because the other events you identify are global events with mass international travel, huge TV deals, logistics, etc .... we are talking about a sport played in a small part of Northern England with no TV deal and a small walk up audience. I guess one of the benefits of being a minority sport is you can sit on these decisions a lot longer.
  8. David Hughes has pumped more money into LB than both Derek and the bloke at Fev combined. He knows there is no chance of a return on his investment, yet he continues and doesn't shout from the rooftops. A true gentlemen. It could be argued that if we had had a Derek or Marwan as owner fighting our corner, we would be in a much more viable position than we currently are. Still, we gave SL a good shake last year.
  9. No, they haven't got self-aggrandising chairmen who love the sound of their own voice
  10. Thanks for the response, it was very useful. Don't want to push my luck but for the following, do you have teams and scorers for St Albans (and dates for 2006)? 2004 Birmingham Bulldogs 16-52 St A 2005 St A 16 – 20 Bradford Dudley Hill (I think you said this was voided but I have a score ??) Bradford Dudley Hill 63-10 St A 2006 St A 6-10 Bramley Warrington 30-12 St A
  11. Still very keen to get all the info requested. Ironically, I bought Gillette Yearbook and got Celtic C info, nil to St Albans in both games !!!! If and when you feel up to it, have a rummage for me please.
  12. Whilst at Durham Uni, initiated a link up with the Durham City side to moderate degree of success, which Town v Gown got in the way of. Great to see RL in the Uni and City now. Always was a rugby league evangelist, and still am today, cant recall how many I've introduced along the way. Moved south, set up a club in '95 and it's still going today. Like Bearman had every role in the club, reaching breaking point many times. We had many good battles with Coventry in NL3 and RLCP. This summer would be my last in junior RL coaching which I have done for 7 years, as my lad has reached 16 and only Open Age option. Far too many good people met along the way - Bearman, IM2 included - and a few bad eggs. Some of the former players have set up a Virtual Bar on Facebook, where we pop in from time to time for a reminisce - its priceless memories.
  13. Absolutely I am convinced that rather than have some convoluted, unweighted end of season free for all clubs outside SL this season; next year should be set at 2 leagues regardless. Existing SL plus SL wannabees / the rest. The days of minimum standards for SL appear to have gone out of the window, so anything goes. SL wannabees need to commit to being full time, not dual reg with anyone in the same league, and similar reasonable expectations of teams in the top tier. I would cap the top league at 18. Ok, means a lot of fixtures, but its an interim year for the game. At the end of next season, with this format, upto 5 relegated (no exemption) and one promoted (leaving 14 teams) and then franchise kicks back in.
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