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  1. But some nice apartments if youve got a spare £m+ and probably a good view from the ones on top of the hill.
  2. Not this again (yawn) But an awful lot of travelling for the clubs in League 1 North just north of the M62 who might end up with 3 trips to Cumbria as well as their trip to Ottawa. You'd also end up with a few clubs just to the south of the M62 with very few local derbies. And every time you put a few club into the south you'd be weakening that league and making the north stronger. Would you be promoting clubs from both leagues?
  3. a local derby compared to the trips to Ottawa and New York
  4. The complications really start if one of the 4 sides wins in the last 16 and has to fit in the 1895 Cup alongside the Challenge Cup QF. I guess that's a problem West Wales are looking forward to dealing with.
  5. The amount they collected from their fans via crowdfunding towards paying their players shows the level of appetite
  6. On to the second page and no-one's taken George Best as their inspiration. I'd spend a lot of the money on booze, birds and fast cars, the rest I'd just squander. Sadly, this may be a better suggestion than how it would actually get spent if it happens.
  7. Weird listening to the Grand Final this year, hearing him referred to as Carr, rather than the incessant "The Fox" that blights the TV coverage. He's well worth that pay scale given his talent for scoring tries
  8. The RLC was a great breeding ground and allowed clubs to develop. Then the RFL started to use it as a means to reduce BARLA influence and move to summer, putting clubs on the M62 corridor into the RLC; few clubs from before that point are with us now. It was a massive mistake. Doubtless some would have gone anyway, but I'm sure no where near as many. The balkanisation of the RLC into the regional leagues also made it a lot harder for clubs to assess their real strength, cross-conference games in the RLC helped with that.
  9. They could play Slaithwaite Scorpions, who featured in most episodes of Home Is Where The Heart Is (and recently repeated)
  10. Some common sense from someone who knows what it's like to run a club. Bringing in northerners or poaching from other southern teams at unsustainably high pay was a formula for disaster for the English clubs who came into League 1 in the last decade. Throwing in new UK clubs with no track record wasn't a success either. The idea of Bristol racing into League 1 as some suggest here is almost certainly going to lead to a repeat of UGAG and Oxford. Yes they've got good marketing so far, as did UGAG when they launched, but it takes a lot more than PR to make a club work.
  11. Match 250-300k ? They'd have to get rid of players to get down to that level of spending.
  12. Not parochial, just sensible given how TWP was run. Several posters on here have told me how differently OA will be run
  13. With all those balls in hands that Argylle assured us was happening over the last 4 years, there should be lots of progress made at grass roots.
  14. Me also. Missing my fix of RLW. It's been so long since the last one, I did start to wonder if it the mention had been on one of the classic episodes on ITV3. Good to see one happy story on the current show, it's a misery fest at present and there's enough around without a soap adding to it.
  15. Anything still happening in Cheltenham after all those years there ?
  16. Those clubs didn't go kaput the last time they were promoted, Oldbear refers to a good reason why Thunder did. Agreed - the Jenson Button Managemnent era was bizarre even for them.
  17. If they do get pushed up, let's hope it goes better than last time in the Championship.
  18. In that case let's have Sam Tomkins in the side. Interesting idea, not sure the suggestion of Tony Clubb would be popular with Broncos' fans.
  19. What is the model you referred to ? How have they transformed finances ?
  20. Grubby tactics and that's without McIlorum and Joel Tomkins. Maybe they'd have done it more effectively.
  21. Even got a mention on Radio 3 news this morning! Pretty good for a 2 minute bulletin.
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