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  1. There might be a way to make winning the Championship more of an achievement in its own right. I'm sure some people still see it that way but let's be honest, at the moment most see it as a celebration of getting into Super League more than the value of the trophy itself, or at least that's true for the clubs that are likely to win it. Anyway, we don't want to derail this into a structure debate when I believe the original post was more about the ambitions of individual clubs. I just don't think it's necessarily true that clubs like Batley don't have any ambition to be more than they curr
  2. For me it would depend if they had reached an absolute dead end of their ambition. Taking the Batley example, I could easily support my team in their situation. Yes they're unlikely to be a Super League team anytime soon but with the right financial backing, signings, player development etc there isn't a ceiling to what they can achieve even if it's unlikely and there's still a feeling of trying to build something. If it were a case of closed shop or the club stating they never intend being anything but a Super League feeder team for the next fifty years then i'm not so sure. I'd pro
  3. It all sounds good but making bullet points is much easier than implementing them. Best of luck to them though! Promotion to Super League would be very ambitious. A League One equivalent with promotion to the Championship could probably be done now in terms of playing quality and could end up with a number of French clubs playing at Championship level but of course that's harder in terms of making it financially and logistically viable.
  4. Does anyone know what the official capacity is now and what it's expected to be after this is completed?
  5. There's a decent chance that this will actually get built this time but I really hope the north stand is renovated to a good standard and not just a case of filling the cracks in. Looking at the documents it seems the lower North Stand will remain the same but the upper will get new barriers and new food units.
  6. Well I for one am glad that Super League is finally expanding to other areas of Wigan. In all seriousness it's not the choice I would've made but if I had to pick a team to be competitive in Super League next season it would've been them. As long as this is just a place filler until P&R starts again next season then they'll have to earn their place next year. If we were going into licensing and this decision had been made then I might've been more bothered. I can see Toulouse replacing Wakey or Hull KR next year.
  7. I completely agree, neither team would currently make the 12 on licensing if there's no incumbancy advantage. I hope Wakey get their new stand built before then.
  8. Fev actually have a suitable ground for a start. If they were in the same division you'd probably find Fev and Wakey's crowds wouldn't be too dissimilar. Fev have been one of the most successful clubs outside Super League and been denied promotion due to licensing whereas Wakey have been around most of the Super League era and failed to achieve anything except just about hanging onto their Super League status. I was born in Wakefield and they're my favourite Super League club. I'd love to see them in a new ground pulling in big crowds and I'm not saying Fev should be the team to go up thi
  9. My quick summary is: Fev - Probably have the best case on sporting merit. Losers in the last final and have always been overlooked because they're not fashionable. It all comes down to if you think teams should be promoted on merit or commercial potential / expansion. Perhaps not best placed to make a Super League competative squad for next year though. I'd say you could make a better case for them to be in Super League than Wakefield. Toulouse - Probably the best case on commercial potential and would be one of the more likely teams to be able to field a competitive squad. Finished
  10. I only found out this morning that Jaffa Cakes aren't orange flavour. They're apricot.
  11. Have you tried holding the power button and volume down button at the same time?
  12. Initially this sounded like a scam to me but having looked at the Virgin Media Community forum it looks like they've confirmed that these are genuine emails. In one of the posts they've linked to their malware alert page. Not sure if that is any use to you. https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Security-matters/Got-email-from-virgin-saying-AZORult-malware-detected-on-a/td-p/4154863 If we don't hear back from you I'll assume that you're too enthralled by the Virgin Media Community forum to remember this one. Also, since this thread is over a month old, I assume your problem
  13. In a couple of weeks the ONS figures that include all covid deaths will be higher than hospital deaths even though obviously they’ll still be a couple of weeks behind. I wonder if more media sources will start using that number rather than the hospital figures.
  14. Trump has suggested that they should look into injecting people with disinfectant. This is really exciting stuff. I can only imagine if the President of the United States has said it, there must be some solid science behind it*. *To cover myself legally I should probably point out it's not a good idea.
  15. Wow, there's all sorts of weird science coming out of this pandemic. 629 new hospital deaths today according to early reports. Usual caveat that day to day deaths aren't a reliable measure but it does follow the general trend of a slow decline in the number of hospital fatalities over the last week or two
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