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  1. Wow Richard Silverwood isn’t holding back! Some of the replies he’s written are pretty scathing too. Clearly a lot of history there.
  2. I alluded to all that earlier and agree that losing either club would have far reaching consequences.
  3. This is it. People talk about it making them bankrupt - reality is they aren't meeting the guidelines so not sure why it's been treated as optional that they comply. It's straw man argument anyway - there are League 2 football teams that have much lower turnovers than SL clubs who have invested in their stadia. Maybe Michael Carter should consider how the state of his stadium damages the SL brand.
  4. Nothing wrong with condensed - the fact they're dilapidated is the problem. Where to start with this.... Well yeah, I mean as long as you have eyes and a field you can watch rugby anywhere. Executive boxes is a stretch - just because that's what they're called it doesn't mean they are. 'Sufficient covered seating' - 1500 seats, really? There are so many sub par elements to these stadiums it's too long to list. It's not an obsession, it's just plainly obvious. Sport has moved on from providing the bare minimum for spectators - your sentiments are very 'flat-capper' esque.
  5. It's like chicken and egg though. You say bankrupt the club to build a new stadium - many would say not building a new stadium will bankrupt the club anyway. I don't want to go through the whys and wherefores of the stadium share option never coming off, but looking at the challenge that faces both clubs now it does seem that was an opportunity missed years ago. There will come a time when SL do introduce a more robust minimum criteria and we can safely assume Cas and Wakey will sit on the wrong side of that. I do hope a solution can be reached in the very near future because I recognise well as anybody that five towns is the Yorkshire lifeblood of the sport so to lose one or both of these sides would have long term repercussions throughout the game.
  6. I'm not saying they should be - trust me I'd love Cas to have this stadium built. But even the most loyal Cas fans know that Wheldon Rd is not fit for purpose and it's not like this has crept up on the club - this is 10 years overdue at least. Something has to give.
  7. I think that's what was attempting previously but clearly not enough tangible threat was placed against them for not adhering to it and now it's rumbled on so long it feels like we'd be more likely to see legal action taken by the clubs if SL 'forced' them to do it. I don't lay the blame entirely at the clubs door - I know they've been let down by local council and investors (a Wakefield poster who's name I forget has a great deal of detail about this) over the years but ultimately the book stops with them and part of being a SL club has to extend past on field capabilities and neither of these two clubs meet many of the criteria in that respect.
  8. That point I was trying to make about the difference between SL and NRL put more eloquently by Trent Robinson in the opening part of this video from last night. https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/02/20/robinson-backs-flanagan-in-roosters-debut/
  9. It's disgrace this has been allowed to drag on for so many years. SL need to set a hard deadline for works to begin/be completed because it appears Cas at least are getting away with essentially saying 'it's out of our hands when it starts' which isn't good enough. People talk about raising the cap when in reality this is the kind of thing the league should be focusing on first and foremost.
  10. You make it sound like they were forced to take the route they did? When in reality it was their own short term thinking that has significantly contributed to this. Always feel the need to clarify I support the Toronto project and i'm not a Leigh fan. That said, I don't sympathise with the position they have put THEMSELVES in and scream unfair. You'd think some of us on here were mind readers but alas this very situation was forecast by many about a year ago and predicted exactly what is unfolding now - so either TWP were blind to it or naively thought they were going to change the goalposts at the 11th hour.
  11. Same! After years of 13 being a third prop it seems some NRL teams (thinking Cam Murray too) are going back to the smaller more agile 13. He's an absolute animal in defence as well.
  12. Roosters have names their squad: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Angus Crichton 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Luke Keary 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend (c) 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Sitili Tupouniua 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Victor Radley INTERCHANGE 14. Sam Verrills 15. Isaac Liu 16. Nat Butcher 17. Lindsay Collins 18. Matt Ikuvalu 19. Poasa Faamausili 20. Asu Kepaoa 21. Lachlan Lam Even with Cordner out that is still a very imposing side.
  13. Strange one with Cordner - why take him to not play him. I just don't buy the 'work overload' reason that's been given.
  14. I feel like not everybody has seen this and this isn't aimed at anyone in particular but please absorb and let's move on - especially on this thread!
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