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JM2010

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  1. Just the way it's going at International level at the moment with the Island nations getting stronger. Players seem to be choosing them. If they're not eligible though it's irrelevant
  2. Is there a chance Haas and Fifita could play for any of the Pacific Islands or are they only eligible for Australia?
  3. I totally agree. Pick players on form regardless of age or where they play. Maybe Watkins has had his best years but if he does find form there's not many better centres
  4. Hopefully we can add Watkins to this list if he hits form
  5. I completely agree that Widnes and Bradford would get decent attendances and may be competitive with the right finances. I also think they'd have a good youth system although these players would probably come through regardless but at Leeds, Huddersfield, Warrington etc instead of Bradford and Widnes. Any club with money to sign players has the best chance to get promoted so this is obviously a big factor but they need to be underpinned with a strong youth system and local community clubs to sustain them long term. London's problem was, although they produced some players, they struggled to attract big names from the North to help them challenge at the top of SL. Toronto seem to have the same problem so that's why I think having access to localish players is a big factor for success. Teams such as Widnes, Bradford, York etc have this advantage but also this can be counter productive as the bigger clubs will just swoop in and sign the better players. Once a team gains promotion how do they become and remain competitive?
  6. What are the rules then Harry?If you look at my original post I don't mention parachuting anybody in to SL. I just ask who would offer the most if they got there
  7. I agree. So, who do you think would add most if and when they got promoted
  8. My top 3 would be Newcastle, London and Toulouse in no particular order
  9. Just for the record I'd like to see Newcastle climb through the leagues and get to SL. They seem to be building something and within the next few years if the NE community game can keep growing they might be able to have a strong set up with decent crowds and one of the better youth systems
  10. Toronto are currently in SL and there are many differing opinions about what they do and don't offer in terms of playing standards, crowds, publicity/media coverage, tv deals, youth systems, domestic set up and leagues etc. What teams would add the most to the competition and why? Teams such as London Broncos, London Skolars, Toulouse, Avignon, Newcastle, a Welsh team, Sheffield, New York, Ottawa. I'm not talking pins in maps here but already existing clubs or, in the case of NY and Ottawa, propsed professional clubs
  11. Yeah I think it is. I'm not against them but it's just a Championship side based in England playing under the banner of Toronto. It's sounds like I don't like Toronto but I would love them to become a big club
  12. They did and created a buzz to start with. Games like tonight dont paint SL in a good light. They just look like a load of overpaid journeymen/mercenaries. If you compare them to Leeds, Saints,Wigan at then there is no comparison. I know it's early days and I hope they become one of the big clubs with a good youth system
  13. I liked the idea of Toronto in SL but im changing my mind. They don't seem to offer much on or off the field at the moment
  14. They haven't signed enough quality players to compete in SL. They're a strong Championship side at the moment. If they manage to stay up they need to make a lot of signings
  15. Is it available to watch anywhere now it's over?
  16. There seems to be a few around in SL. Jack Walker, Matty Ashton, Harry Newman, Louis Senior, Asworth and Lees, Smithies, Partington and Byrne, Welsby. Probably missed quite a few
  17. Wasn't he part of the same Siddal team as Morgan Smithies?
  18. Are they also RL fans or will this be their first game?
  19. Maybe not but hopefully their age might mean they just go for it and not show too much respect
  20. I don't think we do all know the answer unless we asked every single player. I also think they'd prefer to win both as they are professional sportsmen who wont like to lose of under perform
  21. I think if Saints are on top of their game and the forwards get some go forward then Saints might be able to sneak it. Lomax needs to have a good game for them to win though. Can't wait for it
  22. Completely agree. Until any other nations step up then this European format should be stuck with and built up and England play in a 4N with SH teams, possibly 6 if Samoa, Fiji and PNG keep improving. Jamaica, Lebanon, Nigeria, USA, Canada etc could potentially compete against European nations if they wanted to expand the competition by running a NH tournament every 2nd or 4th year
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