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  1. The Arrows must be delighted, Lamport now available, TWP mailing list probably cheap to acquire, and a less crowded marketplace.
  2. Bristol v Hull in terms of cities can't have been a hard choice.
  3. I know several friends that have given up top level sport because they just lacked the hunger, these days the hunger is a much earlier filter. Outcomes now between SLE & PRL would be much more even, probably significantly tilted towards PRL, but PRL v NRL matches would see the NRL on top due to experience at junior level. England RU and a lot of top RU teams run league/NFL style option offences, and a big issue for SLE is actually keeping hold of coaches. I'd say that the RU hoovering of British League coaching talent has caused the Australian coaching surge, which in turn has exacerbated the issues surrounding boring Aus style 5 one ups then a kick rugby, which is turning spectators off/not making them turn on. Edwards is one of the top rugby coaches in the world. I don't understand why those in Wigan were cheering the deal falling through.
  4. Yeah, there is no way that we'll be flying all over the place until they can pack planes to the rafters again, unless you want to pay £1200 for a single to Perpignan. *If* an effective bubble can be found then private charters could be a pricy option. But only between the UK and France.
  5. I cannot see matches in front of (substantial) live audiences before the mid/end of the 2021 season. I cannot see normal travel for almost all occurring until the mid/end of the 2021 season. I.e. when there is a vaccine.
  6. Yes, in Eng Prem. Marquees are usually on £750k-£500k Espoirs are generally the youth, so 16-21 year olds;
  7. What are the rules around players helping players? Presumably there isn't a rule against a player offering another player assistance. If so surely the key is to have a marquee player on big wages, who then out of the goodness of his heart provides certain amenities for the other players.
  8. Outside of Sky, I've heard more about RL from Hills than everyone else combined.
  9. I'm also from the south. I'm a big fan of watching RL, but whenever I go to an event (Broncos & CCF) 80% of the fans are welcoming when they hear my accent , but 20% try to explain everything to me and bang on about Vichy and the evils of RU and it's just extremely tiresome, and driven me away from attending stuff in person. In a way it's made me such a keen follower of RL expansion, because if RL expands people won't be judged fully on their accent!
  10. Jeez, they made hard work of that. Quick Quinn, Toronto need you, they're not going to be able to put out a fit 13 soon.
  11. This is part of the issue with not expanding, if weather impacts even just one part of the country it can cause pileup. If we had more Canadian, French, Spanish and southern English/Welsh sides the sport wouldn't be at such risk from some bad winds. Should the 'heartland' clubs have to pay a bond to insure against the risk of fixture pileup?
  12. Really looking forward to this one, just wish that KO would hurry up.
  13. Your sexuality is as unchangeable as your race. If a statement is unacceptable with [race] in it then it is also unacceptable with [sexuality] in it. Neither 'Gays repent or go to hell' [Folau's published beliefs] or 'Blacks repent or go to hell' are acceptable, because they both target features that people have no control around, and sectors of society with those features have been discriminated, shamed, and often shackled for centuries.
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