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Everything posted by tuutaisrambo

  1. There's about as much vision as Stevie wonder. Do you think either the RFL or SL had a good look at how Rugby league in Canada could be expanded themselves. My guess is they just expected TWP to do it for them.
  2. You'd think SL need more of a business plan to consider than 'Proof of funds if you let us in' and 'we're gonna increase prices massively' if reports are true. Who knows what kind of a competition will exist for TWP to re enter next year? Will Livolsi want to invest in a contracting market? I bet half of SL league owners would gladly sell up and get out given the chance if this carries on much longer. Covid has accelerated existing problems with the game in the UK.
  3. Only Argyle to blame for that I'm afraid......I'm sure TWP will need to work a little harder to recruit in future if they come back. Rubbish for the players I agree but I guess the rest of SL is more concerned with their own players wages at the moment.
  4. I guess there must be some lack of content if they have replaced an entire channel with mostly free NFL network shows and re runs of NFL games....... what was there before? I only watched it when Rugby was on. RL struggles to expand anywhere cos it's useless at it... London isn't special we can't expand into Yorkshire or Lancashire either
  5. If John Davidson is correct they have absolutely no chance do they. They had enough critics when they were happy to pay for absolutely everything.
  6. A lot of the content is on the NFL YouTube channel........even more of it on Game pass which is available for free in the uk......the paid for version has live coverage of games but all the programmes sky show through the week on the NFL channel is free on demand on the free version of gamepass. Hard Knocks, Total Access, Power Rankings, Game highlights all free without sky. It's not a new channel it's Sky Action Rebranded......they can squeeze everything onto Arena and Mix now there isn't as much sport to show. Not sure what your last sentence means?
  7. He is a class coach.........anyone would get grumpy working in this sport long enough. He's the best thing to happen to cas in 20 years
  8. Seems mad to me that SL is making a decision on TWPs future as Covid is starting to get worse again. Discuss their re entry when TWP can actually make it work again. There's might only be 10 full time sides by next summer.
  9. 90% of that channel is available free elsewhere (YouTube NFL gamepass) it's just a fudge by sky to fill up the schedule during Covid
  10. No RL doesn't have the expertise or media interest to generate enough content to run something like this.........not even close. Without a broadcast partner we'd just disappear.
  11. I wonder what sky think in all this? Lets face it RL will only exist to fulfil the sky contract for the rest of this season and hopefully in 2021. The signs are covid will get worse through winter so it's hopeful thinking that we'll be back to normal by next summer. From a marketing point of view I think sky would want TWP in SL however from the viewpoint of as many games as possible going ahead they may think otherwise. TWP could of course be completely based in the UK in 2021........ not too sure what their new prospective owners view on that would be?
  12. I don't really blame Super League owners for Voting against TWP if it means their clubs (who will be already at a very real risk of going to the wall due to the economic effects of Covid) would lose money short term by letting TWP rejoin SL. Now isn't a great time to take risks unless you have the financial clout to absorb the fallout if things go wrong again. Maybe the new TWP owner is happy to pay some kind of security bond? None of us know Will SL clubs have to commit to pay their own travel costs to Toronto if they vote in favour? None of us know Will they let them in and offer the place to Toulouse/London/Leigh etc as back up if covid doesn't improve? No of us know? Will RL have enough money, players and clubs to even exist next season if covid doesn't improve or god forbid gets worse? It's a mental time to be making a decision on TWP regardless of your opinion of them. IMO It's not a case of just not wanting to expand or not showing ambition this time. It's about dealing with the practical reality of the situation now.
  13. NFL and union have similarities in that you tend to have different body types for different roles in the team. This translates well into schools as there's a job/position for the different sized kids to play in PE. RL is far less specialist...... you just need to be super fit which doesn't translate too well for people that aren't
  14. No point comparing NFL with Rugby league. They are in different stratospheres. The 49ers investment arm bought £10m in Leeds United shares in 2018 and that was a minor deal for one team.
  15. If you get the free version of NFL game pass you can watch edited down highlights of every game for free. There's different options including highlights of every game of the weekend condensed into one hour..........or a full game condensed into 40 minutes without any stoppages. If also doesn't display any scores so you can just watch everything delayed without knowing the scores which is decent considering a lot of the games are overnight here in the UK. I watch pretty much all the NFL and hardly ever watch it live.
  16. BBC's coverage of NFL always cuts back to the BBC studio whenever the feed they get from the US goes to an Ad break.
  17. Do Oxen do cotton versions of jerseys like ISC used to do a few years back?
  18. They have a cool logo and a massive market in North America All of your points are irrelevant.......don't be so negative
  19. It's a big if. I suppose SL could say you're in and you'll get your central funding at the end of 2021 if you fulfil all your fixtures.
  20. Another emergency briefing this morning with another national lockdown on the horizon for next month. RL's main areas or operation are some of the worst hit areas in England. And people are making a case for letting a team back into the competition who pulled out because of the virus. Seems a mad idea even for the most one eyed expansionist. Maybe if SL demand a sizeable bond be paid to guard against TWP pulling out again but would they pay it?
  21. Sorry if already mentioned but do TWP need just 6 of the 11 sl teams to vote in their favour or does it have to be unanimously approved
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