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RayCee

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  1. I'm not saying that the WP club handled all things well. But DA has poured money into this club and has basically walked away, while 11 SL benefitted financially. It all seems very callous to me. The whole situation that the WP has had to deal with, from a ridiculous “pay for everything and we'll give you nothing in return” philosophy to an unprecedented pandemic Is appalling. The lack of concern and support SL has shown the WP from day one is sadly mirrored here by some of you.
  2. The situation the WP faced wasn’t due to factors within their control. SL should be sympathetic to that and offering support, not making them reapply.
  3. I'd love to see a NA league where the likes of the Wolfpack, Ottawa and and any other potential clubs formed their own league. Then they wouldn't have to deal with this self centered, short sighted and inward looking outfit known as SL. Perhaps they could invite UK teams to join. Of course they would have to cover all travel costs and wouldn't be allowed to to have their own TV deal nor receive any money from the NA TV deal the other clubs would enjoy.
  4. If you cannot get into a ground to support your local team, you should have no problem getting into the AJ Bell if you live close enough. Not a dig but they have struggled with crowds and would appreciate the support no doubt.
  5. This is what happens when those with a financial investment in clubs also run the game. Decisions will be made for their short term benefit and not for the greater good of the game. Until that changes, we can expect more of the same.
  6. I live in NZ and am a keen expansionist, I want to see the WP do well and get treated fairly which hasn’t been the case in my opinion. The TV situation is not fair at all. As for their squad, my comment above I believe is correct and they were in no position to be competitive for this extremely busy end of season programme.
  7. SL has every reason to retain them. The WP cost them nothing, as they give them nothing. The bigger issue is whether DA will keep stumping up the money. This virus has cost the club in a big way.
  8. It was the only decision they could make. A skinny squad to start the season with, visa issues getting some players back and one player leaving the team. Had they played a tight schedule of games in that situation, they would have got repeated hidings. I'm sure even Sky TV didn't want that. I'm glad they have pulled the plug and will be back in 2021, if this virus allows for a normal resumption by then. Hopefully the club will have people in place to ensure the poor decisions made regarding the squad numbers are remedied.
  9. There will be some sore bodies with not enough recovery time. More injuries too as a result. Still, Sky wants sport, RL in the UK getting unprecedented coverage as a result is one upside. Whoever pays the piper....
  10. I would agree that the ARL back then we’re progressive and really did well in many areas. Sadly that’s not the way it is now.
  11. Hi Frank. Yes fine thanks. Been busy on my car blog and with little happening in RL haven’t come as much. Hope all is well with you.
  12. The size of a sport usually determines how successful it is more than the administration of said sport. Take soccer for example. FIFA is an organisation that at times beggars belief the way it is run. Holding a WC in Qatar, allegation of rigged voting etc. Yet it can be the most incompetently organised sport in the world and still be a winner because the game is so big. The NRL is no shining light on how to run a sport but RL is so popular in certain areas of Australia it will succeed despite the administrators. RL isn’t a dominant sport anywhere in the UK except in some smaller towns straddling the M62. It has very little margin for error in the decisions it makes because it lives hand to mouth. So you may joke about laughing at NH RL but I'm impressed that it exists at all. The sheer quality of the product keeps Sky throwing some crumbs it’s way and the only reason there is pro RL in the NH. The situation is even worse in France. I see the game moving into Canada/US as a way to break the stagnant position RL in the NH finds itself in. COVID-19 has been a serious issue for a sport was already struggling. Laugh if you wish but I don’t see it deserving of that.
  13. Err, Handball is third I believe, behind Steindowning and Football.
  14. https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-league/52051964
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