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  1. Gradually the dragons won the hearts of many supporters of Elite clubs. imagine, for example, that Wigan and St Helens decide to play in NRL and every week NRL clubs come to England to play in a new stadium, with entertainment, shows etc ... For me the solution goes through a development by the base by choosing clubs to grow, especially not in large cities where treisites activity is very small but in medium-sized cities with already structures and especially volunteers!
  2. A final that arrives very late in the year with exhausted volunteers, hot temperatures. Other possible reasons: a match in a city in peripheral of the zone treiziste. A team of St Estève XIII Catalan without public, Carcassonne without money at the start which helped a lot by the federation builds a very competitive team. We could add the little communication in the department and the city. No enhancement or show around this final. An aging public often polarized by the Dragons. Despite all that, I think there was more audience than two years ago in Avignon.
  3. I'm from Lezignan, I participated in the organization of these matches and I do not believe at all in this rumor. There was a good understanding between the clubs and I think that it was the internal problems of carcassonne and the election of Marc Palanques that put an end to this adventure rather than the differences in point of view of the three clubs To participate in the 1895 Cup, it would be necessary that our clubs sacrifice the local championship, and it was already complicated to set up an organization for a match (which players, coaches? Etc), I do not dare to imagine this on several matches with displacements! We saw that participating in the Challenge Cup was already very complicated for our club and it probably cost a trophy to my team (but we had so many good moments in this cup). I repeat myself but the solution will go through France.
  4. even the presentation of the trophy is not Canadian !
  5. For having participated in the project aude xiii cathare I can tell you that it was totally different from the Catalan Dragons The dragons are a club resulting from the merger of two other clubs in a department polarized by a single city (Perpignan) and under the impetus of a person with ambition and financial means, with to make the connection the feeling to belong to a "Catalan" community. Aude XIII Cathare is a project that was born by the will of elected officials of the department. these elected officials favored the regrouping of the leaders of the clubs of Carcassonne, Limoux and Lezignan to create this team which was just a group of players to first make matches as one-off events and see if there was a common future possible. But unfortunately, the department of Aude is one of the poorest in France and this French administrative division has less and less means and is directly competing with other more efficient (Community of Communes or agglomeration). In this context, we must know that if the clubs still exist it depends on the will of cities and their mayors, and without these elected there would be no competitive teams in Limoux, Lezignan or Carcassonne. To succeed in a project in the aude, it would be necessary to gather several elements: But the Aude has no money, no leaders, no powerful cities, no common identity. So I think it will be easier to develop a Cumbrian team to go SuperLeague than an audi team in champiosnhip. For me the development of rugby league in France will first of all go through a complete and detailed study of existing clubs, their means both human and financial. With these elements, target clubs should be defined for development in key areas. I spoke of administrative divisions in France, I can take the example of Salon de Provence. City of 45,000 inhabitants but in the center of an agglomeration community of 150,000 people! A city with a treizist tradition, a club in progress, a federal structure for young French players etc. this could be an ideal target certainly less glamorous than Bordeaux, Toulon or Montpellier but not saturated in high level sport like these other cities. We must stop believing in the development of clubs in big cities that magically create teams capable of targeting the super league. I remain convinced that the championship of France Elite has a future: in places with a history, a fervor, in small but renovated stadiums with more profesionnalism to showcase the show on and around the field because it is also one of the great lessons of the Catalan Dragons. Sorry for my approximate english I used an online translator
  6. The level of the best teams of Elite is rather comparable to small teams of championship. Matches against teams from the balkans or irish would have no interest
  7. An insistent rumor from very knowledgeable people in France tells that the Dragons' matches would no longer be televised by Bein Sport France. Have you heard anything about this?
  8. You can re-read, I'm not talking about the product itself, but about the image and the communication that we make on this product. The articles talk about what: a cannabis product!
  9. as long as we communicate about cannabis, it contributes to a certain trivialization of a product that remains a drug. I do not think it's an image we have to associate with a sport. In France, a rugby union club was sponsored by a famous pornographic site, the federation has stopped this partnership.
  10. I do not agree, the point of view really does not judge the crowd. The photos taken by spectators during the match seem to me more precise and neutral. We have entered an era where the manipulation of information is everywhere. TWP has understood the interest of having strong images. The communication of this club is exemplary and is for me a great success! If it works with the public it's great but using it to legitimize the project seems to me not to be honest. I want to clarify that I have no interest for or against this "project".
  11. I have been following Toronto's affluence for quite some time. Because the leaders of the club use them to legitimize their project. Here are some pictures of the match we can find others on the social networks.
  12. Canadian propaganda is back! just go on the social networks to see that the stadium with a capacity of 9600 seats was not full! But it is still a great affluence! Moreover the places were free! cf Ticketmaster
  13. You do not need that! Just place the cameras and have good communication. With this joke, we see that this question raises a problem for the Toronto club. Their project is largely legitimized by these exaggerated crowds.
  14. I heard that the agreement between the To and Stade Toulousain could go even further than we think. Even more HUGE News might soon come out ..
  15. no problem, but it is a program that can be really good to do and if English fans are interested I can give them some good addresses. Because in France we are sorry to see the English fans do not stay in France or do not take the opportunity to visit the region which is very beautiful with many products and typical places (wines, foods, castles, abbeys etc)
  16. There's the magic weekend in Carcassonne 13 and 14 april. I f you want to come to support Hull FC. Theres's flights Manchester to Carcassonne (200£) (departure friday and return monday) You will arrive friday just to eat a cassoulet and visit oldtown by night. Saturday you go in Perpignan to Brutus. Sunday you could come back in Carcassonne, on the road you can stop, visit and eat at the abbaye de Fontfroide. (wonderful place) Sunday afternoon magic week-end in Carcassonne. Monday come back in Manchester.
  17. We must also stop with the heritage players who artificially mask our weaknesses and really make development.
  18. you never talk about the French league! But our championship proved that it was not so bad to discover, formed and grow players! If our championship improves and structure a little more to get closer to the level of championship, France will be more competitive. The problem with the Dragons and Toulouse is that they vampirize Elite clubs, our supporters think only Dragons, the federation has become less powerful than one club that does not even evolve in its championship. This is not new (I had said a few seasons ago during a Rugby Leagu World report). As our championship is less and less attractive, we attract less young people and the base of our pyramid is smaller and smaller! it's a perverse effect of the development of the Dragons and soon Toulouse.
  19. Perhaps because it is difficult to motivate players for a long trip during the holidays to play a game lost in advance? There is a real problem with this Villegailhenc team, which has a superior squad at many Elite1 clubs and in particular professional players declared as amateur.
  20. 9211 with few huddersfield fans (but very friendly). They came with a flag in honor of a player from the local rugby union club; One of these Englishmen wore a beret in the colors of the rugby union club. They were photographed with this flag and this to launch a little controversy on the part of fundamentalists treizistes
  21. French rugby league has missed important stages like profesionnalism, television etc. Some clubs in major cities like Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille or Paris' have not managed to stay at the highest level because their sponsors and financiers have disappeared. There are only small towns with a strong Treizist culture that are fortunately financially supported by local mayors. but when they disappear or are not elected (like Pia): they collapse. The French sports system is very far from the Anglo-Saxon model, the public authorities own the stadiums, give grants, choose programs on the public TV channels. The Treizistes now have no networks and connections with the world of work and money. There simply should be more Bernard Guasch, everywhere.
  22. Goffin very impressive ! They have Pita Godinet, Lafolafo(Prop NZ), Borana (PNG) and very good elite1 players like Masselot, Decarnin or Villegas
  23. Saint Esteve and XIII Catalan were rival clubs with two long and glorious stories. it was not easy to unite them and now many fans come from far to see the Dracs play. The Catalan example shows that a franchise created by merging several clubs will increase the number of spectators. Before this Saint-Esteve and the XIII Catalan attracted only a few hundred spectators. this is of course only theory but the RFL should work on such a project it would be a huge boost for the English rugbyleague.
  24. We have played several times in Whitehaven, Workington or Barrow. For me one of the keys to the development of rugby league in England is a cumbria club in SuperLeague. This passionate supporter people deserves to be represented at the highest level. I know it's hard to overcome local rivalries but the example of the Catalan Dragons proves that it is possible. This would give a boost to our discipline.
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