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  1. That's a brilliant result for the Army. Theyll be tough for anyone to play against in the next round
  2. Hoping Wolf Hunt make it through and draw the Bears in round 3. That would be a cracking tie
  3. Midlands RL has had its issues over the last few years but there is a real passion for the game in the various outposts TGG is played. The RFL should really help the game to develop and grow here as there is real potential
  4. I'd like to see league 1 properly supported by the RFL and clubs in the league given an opportunity to thrive. Cutting the league to 11 teams has been a disaster for the league with the awful 1895 Cup a terrible alternative for loss of fixtures. I'd also like to see clubs outside the heartlands given appropriate levels of support to succeed. There is a sink or swim mentality to expansion and clubs like Coventry, Skolars and West Wales are up against it before a ball is even kicked. These clubs get no extra funding and no additional assistance to help develop the game. The Midlands has seen academy and sky try funding withdrawn in the last few years with no alternatives. If these 3 clubs are to continue to develop then they need more support
  5. Think it may have been a mistake to go for BLK. The Bears only got their shirts just before the start of the season last year and BLK were unable to fulfill orders from fans at all last season Should say am not saying that's the case here, but as a fan who ordered gear last year it was very frustrating
  6. This is really interesting. Coventry have done a fair bit of digging on the original Coventry Northern Union team who incidentally also played at the Butt's Park where the Bears play now. This old Northern Union team wore black and white and the Bears home shirt this year is a nod to that. At the time of the Northern Union team there was also several factory teams as well.
  7. The league 1 recruitment is interesting. Some really decent players dropping into League 1. Also some clubs leaving recruitment quite late
  8. I love the new Bears kit. The black home shirt is fantastic, inspired by heritage (the original Coventry Northern Union team wore black and white) but no doubt 2 tone which originated in Coventry is an inspiration too. The away kit is equally good and think it'll be very popular with fans in the city.
  9. That's for the top players. Average league 1 player likely on say £300 per game plus bonus and expenses which isn't too bad if you are a young lad with a job too. For some of the top players in league 1 I guess it's a choice between staying semi pro and topping up your wages or going full time (and maybe in some cases earning less overall)
  10. The fixtures in league one are again a bit of a mess. Very hard for teams to build momentum and excitement for games when your home games are a month apart. The league should never have been shrunk when it was reduced by 2 teams. Expanding the championship has also been a bit of a disaster with clubs having too many fixtures and a huge gap in quality between the teams at the top and those at the bottom.
  11. Not entirely sure but top players in league 1 are rumoured to be £20-25k which isn't bad on top of what they earn in any job they have
  12. Starting to take shape nicely, and with more to come
  13. Yes true. Lee Greenwood a good judge of what players are a good fit too
  14. Looks a very good player. Northampton based Aussie Tyler Chant http://www.coventrybears.com/blog/kp26nryby8114oofn0ves1eah137e8
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