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  1. It is above all a commercial argument aimed at the local population. The majority of supporters and spectators come from outside this Catalan area. the club is financially supported by the Department, the Region and national sponsors.
  2. these remarks between solidarity and expansion are correct, however the RFL and its clubs must define a real policy with guidelines. Development in America is sporting, economic and of course ecological nonsense. In addition, tactically opening a second expansionist front without having reaped the fruits of the first is illogical and dangerous. Whether we like it or not Toronto and Toulouse are direct competitors, and I think having a nation like France competitive is more important for our sport than having a possible prospect of development in North America.
  3. North American projects if you prefer. I never said toronto didn't go past 5,000, just that the average was around 5,000 more than 8,000. I watched a few games and highlights from Toronto. There were clearly instructions not to take a wide shot. The photos used for communication were carefully chosen. This is not a critique of this perfect communication just an analysis. You defend your club, that's fine, but you also have to accept that other, more neutral spectators will move the debate forward. I am also awaiting your point of view on the statements of Kallum Watkins' wife." is currently facing a lawsuit in Canada over alleged unpaid bills and has previously faced legal action over moneys owed and claims from other creditors." Last year the club also had money problems. Personally I think that the economic model of this club was too fragile and dependent on a single person whose financial means we do not really know.
  4. I mainly bring a different point of view. Toronto was in direct competition with Toulouse but also other clubs like London Featherstone, Leigh which represented more guarantee. personally I preferred to see a Super League with two French clubs, a club from Cumbria etc rather than American clubs whose projects are not realistic. I maintain that other than a few bits of information here and there, there was no serious journalistic investigation into Toronto.
  5. Will the English journalists so quick to make promotional reports about this club finally make a real investigation into the Toronto Wolfpacks, their owners and their links with the leaders of the RFL who accepted them in the Super League?
  6. I maintain that the crowds were exaggerated to serve as an argument and legitimize the project. Oriented shots, choice of camera layout, well-orchestrated communication. Everything was done to give the impression that the club was breaking records ... It was very good attendance (probably around 5000) with free entries, shows around with the famous beer garden but we are far from the 8000 spectators on average.
  7. the Dragons have a history, a viable economic model with many sponsors and the French public authorities with them, a real audience, French players, a rugby school, an identity etc etc. To believe that we can build a club with millions of dollars is a huge mistake. I hope that the leaders of the RFL will come back to reality and give Toulouse a chance, which is definitely the best candidate to develop the sport both in France and in England with a real derby and the possibility of having a deal with French TV.
  8. I would like to be able to read an article with real journalistic work on Toronto: who is David Argyle, what financial means does he have? Who does he rely on to manage the club? why so much change at the head of the club? The real crowds, the number of paying spectators, the contracts with the players, the recruitment strategy, the financial difficulties already encountered. What links in Canada? In England ? etc etc there are so many questions never addressed ...
  9. Its a chance to build a real expansion with à second french club !
  10. We can't compare Toronto and the Catalan Dragons! The Catalan team has a solid foundation, many supporters' partners really paying for their seats in the stadium, a real culture, etc. Since the beginning Toronto even if there is someone behind with a little money and a whimsical project, the business plan with the garden beer etc is not possible any more currently. Personally, I never believed in it and I find it a shame to have sacrificed the Toulouse project for such an unreliable project. Even without the Covid crisis, the Toronto project was not reliable ... even less now!
  11. I find it hard to understand how such a competition could work. Without speaking of money, clubs like the French clubs have worked hard for years to maintain a competition of a more than adequate level with the support of institutions, rugby schools etc. (Besides, the Spanish team only exists through the presence of French players) How one could create a championship ex nihilo without any base. last element, the current crisis shows that the time is more for industrial relocation (and sports too) than to continue in this endless globalization.
  12. Since 2017, I had put forward this idea of basing a French team in Nouméa and that the distance with Australia was less than that with Papua or Auckland. I had even sent a letter to this effect to the president of the federation and created topics on the forums to launch the idea. The new Caledonia is economically isolated and this team could be a link with the Australian continent nearby. Everyone could be a winner: rugby league, Australia, Caledonia, France, etc.
  13. I hope you will not make the same mistake again as at the beginning of the epidemic by continuing to play in front of crowds ... It is certain that this stupidity has cost the life of some of your supporters ... Dead for going to see a rugby match ....
  14. You have the answer now You have too late. Now people may die for going to a game https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8146565/Scientists-Iceland-claim-FORTY-mutations-coronavirus.html?ito=social-facebook&fbclid=IwAR3UiiY_0J06B0vtiFTscjk3ej2Q9GdfaFPNjUdwY3aKgje7cO7F_OoJg3E
  15. This is theory ... It means that you are going to sacrifice thousands of people while maybe by the second wave there will be a vaccine. You could at least have played these games without a crowd ... but as always the economy is privileged compared to humans.
  16. bravo this weekend the RFL contaminated hundreds of people!
  17. You are not stronger than the others: you must stop all collective competitions and training as quickly as possible
  18. You are not stronger than the others: you must stop all collective competitions and training as quickly as possible
  19. Many people thought like you in France or in Italy "It is a media manipulation, collective hysteria etc" except that this lightness to cause contaminations and deaths. The faster you react and adopt the right behaviors, the more you will preserve your family and especially your elderly. Be careful the elephants are coming
  20. I have the impression that you completely underestimated this pandemic. The virus is everywhere in France and it is only a question of days or hours for you too, players, staff etc will also be affected and all the competitions will be stopped. We are part of the same community and we must be united; Leeds' attitude towards the Dragons is totally stupid. Let's be smart because we're going to need it!
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