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  1. Hull KR for the simple reason @sidneythekidney on twitter, he kicked and screamed when saints put out a weak side against London last year. To me they had every right to do so and they showed they genuinely look after their own players welfare in a season thats far to long anyway. The guy needs to look at his own teams performance instead of other teams.
  2. My last season ticket at Saints was the the 2014. Despite winning the super league the standard of the comp had dropped dramatically. My interest started to lack maybe 2 season prior. Before that I had a season ticket most years along with a few quid being spent in the club shop. Now i pick and choose game and probably attend 5ish games a year. The signing of Barba and the excitement he brought tempted me more. Looking forward as long as loop fixtures carry on i wont be buying another ST but i will be attending some games including when the wolfpack come to town due to tbe SBW factor and also i have never seen the wolfpack live.
  3. Even if it is inconclusive its not worth the risk of 1 person again developing this or any other life limiting issues. The game has taken steps to look after players welfare with the head test, removing the shoulder charge and legs over the horizontal. But despite this the risks are still made higher by demanding the players play more matches. The "clubs need more fixtures for revenue" is simply not good enough for me and these lads are not paid enough to take the hammer that their bodies receive. The players need a positive post playing life, stories like Luke Robinson not remembering his kids birth is another example. Players welfare should be priority. The game and clubs are risking these lads welfare when it could be avoided.
  4. I have absolutely no issue with the lack of coverage from the BBC on SPOTY. They want to show what they think people want to see and its very obvious rugby league is low down on their list and thats a fair reflection of where the sport is in the UK. The sport is a minority one and its not up to the BBC to promote it. Its up to the RFL and SL to make people stand up and notice and as it stands they dont do that. Most casual sports fan in the UK could probably name a footballer, cricketer, F1 driver, tennis player, darts player, jockey, RU player, athletics stars..... But I also bet the same casual sports fan would struggle to name a UK based RL player. As i said its a fair and accurate reflection of where the sport is and just because its our choice of sport does not mean it automatically gets 5-10 mins of coverage. If it did a suspect most veiwers would go and put the kettle on like i use to at times when i use to watch it.
  5. Those man of the match performances for England and Lance to have one big similarity. Both were played in bad weather conditions what suited his game.
  6. The same as Scotland and Ireland.
  7. I had that first one on VHS, a nostalgia moment there.
  8. The sport is played every month apart from January, its hardly a long wait. If it was to start at the beginning of March then that would build some real anticipation and more time to focus on selling it.
  9. There seems to be more and more people on social media willing to question the RFL. Now a former MP and parliamentary rugby league leader seems to be wanting to possibly take action. Personally i would like to see this happen.
  10. Im glad its hidden away at 4am from the casual viewer, poor attendance and a terrible game.
  11. Reports of only 6k ticket sales. This wont look good on tv. Hopefully these reports are wrong.
  12. If the tv contract is not renewed super league will mainly be part time as i cannot see many owners willing to plug the £2million hole that is left. If it does go part time and is no longer on tv that will also have a detrimental effect on sponsorship as a part time sport that isnt on tv clubs will struggle to get any decent sponsorship deals. If this is to happen thats when i think the clubs could be approached by RU/broadcasters.
  13. They would tap into the region, Preston, chorley, skem, bolton and other parts of lancs. Look at wasps, they moved them 110 miles to coventry in December 2014 and now attract 15k+ to games and have also had 30k+ at home matches. Union could put a premiership match on at anfield or Newcastle and they would attract more then 1 day of magic. Union may not have much of a foothold in the north but its profile is probably still higher.
  14. I agree fans would dessert those teams but new ones over time would be found. Id imagine there would be big money involved so that would cover any attendance losses. RU knows how to sell its sport.
  15. I got laughed at on twitter a few seasons back for suggesting that rugby league is going to end up in the brown stuff cash wise and then along will come RU with a broadcaster or huge ££ from an investor and they will hoover up the top northern RL sides that geographically fill the spaces that Union need to make the profession domestic league fully national. The RL clubs will be left with no choice but to accept the ££.
  16. Wasn't a guy by the name of Ralph Rimmer the CEO from 1997. I believe he overlooked the demise of the eagles and the worst merger in rugby league history........ I wonder what ever happened to him?
  17. Gb for tours and ashes, home nations for WC....... Problem solved
  18. Get that upper tier out of view and it's OK. Right game time. I'm going for a New Zealand backlash. Nz 34 Eng 16 setting up a Leeds cracker in front of a full house.
  19. Imagine a 30 year time lapse of Wheldon Road.
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