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Everything posted by TboneFromTO

  1. Nope. Far from it. Team names had nothing to do with it in Toronto. At all. No one cared who they were playing, just that they were playing. The game was selling it's self, not the fixture. I would imagine that it's the same with Toulouse. It's probably the game selling it's self. Not who's coming to town
  2. I still think that was the best system. It's very much like NA style playoffs Personally I'd get rid of the mpg in the middle 8s(top 4 move up) and I'd like to see it between league 1 and champ as well. Ive said it before. I loved the super/middle 8s and think it could be a USP business wise. Fantastic format
  3. Great news! The "magic weekend" style rounds this year will surely be a cost saver for the first year. F*** covid though. I miss normal life. I hope they do a festival round in year 2! Should be having a round in Austin and try to get some fans in imo(Texas has released all Covid restrictions - today's texas rangers baseball game is expected to sell out @ 40k in attendance) Looking forward to booing Boston!
  4. https://www.bbc.com/sport/amp/rugby-league/53474508 So theyre going down to 11 for next season? I mean championship isn't returning....
  5. News about is rfl has confirmed that there is NO RELEGATION this year from super league
  6. Good on the man for not being a typical sportsman and chasing money if that's the case Good on the man for having a sense of loyalty to a club that took him in when no one else would touch him with a 10 foot pole. Let's be real though, he just wants to swap shirts with sonny after a match lol
  7. Tacit agreements....non binding and even less useful then a handshake agreement in most places! If only there was some sort of body the players could belong to that allows them to have some sort of bargaining power over pay and working conditions.... With contracts expiring end of November (I think) I can't see this being too much of an issue. But if a club is healthy enough to pay ALL of their staff a full wage (emphasis on all staff) then let them.
  8. I mean, to me that says below SL the rules don't apply - unless the rfl later decides that it's a problem - very cryptic
  9. Love it! I look forward to cheer against the New York team! I hope they become successful enough for me to cheer against (I hate ny sports teams, but would hate even more to not be able to boo them!)
  10. I welcome this! Could do more to be honest. In a purely free market way, increased competition for positions should create higher quality all around,including quality of players coming up There are plenty of other ways to incentivese player development. But denying top talent from around the world isn't it.
  11. And that falls solely on SL. If we were to allow more imports from aus png Tonga etc would we attract higher quality talent? Would a higher salary cap attract higher talent? Would those things create a more entertaining product? Would more youngsters stay involved and develop of there were more opportunities? There are roughly 300 - 400 SL playing positions - and England alone can't fill them all with enough talent. allow more overseas players, expand the league size and create opportunity and create growth.
  12. There will only ever be enough quality that an organisation can hold. I think the UK is knee capping growth by a 12 team top division I also don't believe there aren't enough players for a larger comp. If certain rules were amended there would be plenty!
  13. Well let's hope a pie eater wins the euromillions this Saturday and buys the stadium haha The DW is a nice little stadium - if the rfl is in a position to buy it they should - but I don't think they are. If anything happens I just hope Wigan get to keep a home
  14. Sorry for the additional post but wanted to chime in - huge missed opportunity not announcing today since it is CANADA DAY!
  15. Oooo contradictory reports! Any bookies taking odds on this? My pound is on the Frenchman, allez lads!
  16. I don't disagree nessecarily, but what about those clubs who have applied to the league structure seeing it as a route to the top division? Ottawa say it will take some time sure. But I'm confident it's in their long term planning - and while I don't know much about NYs current position I assume that they are somewhere in between Torontos path (as fast as possible) and Ottawa's (slow build) Fwiw I like PnR - it adds a stake to losing.
  17. Booked my room already (slim pickings even at this stage!)
  18. Makes perfect sense to me - this isn't business as usual and this seems like a sensible step Short term solution for what will hopefully be a short (ish) term problem
  19. The number is scalable to the league thou I like that system personally. Let's say we keep the cap at the 2.8 mill it's at, and have it as a soft cap with a 10% penalty fee (for simplicity's sake). Club 1 spends 3mill on players (going over the cap by 200k). They are then taxed 20k. The clubs that dont exceed the cap gets to split that 20k as a reward for not breaching the cap. If 6 teams breach the cap totalling 1 million across the six teams, the other 6 get to split the 100k as a payment If a team like the Wolfpack for example want to spend 10mil over the cap on players (for what ever reason) and no one else goes above the cap what ever percentage the league decides they have to pay gets split across the team's that don't breach the cap. In a 10%scenario that means 1 million to distribute to clubs who don't breach the cap. Those who wish to spend more can, and those who don't get financially rewarded at the end of the season. You could even use the breach money to help fund the championship and league 1 if you wanted
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