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  1. So I'm assuming this story is complete BS. "Another top-flight supremo who did not wish to be named said: “If you had a secret ballot among Super League clubs about whether they want a French team in, it would be 100 per cent no." last time I checked Catalans were in SL so why would the Wakefield chairman say that unless he was an idiot. It's all made up!
  2. I agree. It's a good paper with some good coverage. I was making a flippant comment about what's bad for Yorkshire must be bad for the game and SL, and that was the first paper that popped into my head.
  3. I suspect the two games featuring just french teams will be sell outs next season. If they are, be interesting how many all english games are sell outs too. We do have to remember that Catalans, and now Toulouse, are also in super league. And as such a sixth of SL I'm sure will be very pleased about how many away fans they now get with the Toulouse Super League arrangement. It's very easy to turn t'Yorkshire evening post and think that reflects Super League.
  4. I'll be subscribing either at the start of next season, or just before the Daytona 500, which ever comes first.
  5. I'd assumed they would still have our league games on over the weekend, with a game moved to monday for Premier. It does mention "exclusive" in the press release though so I may be wrong. However setanta do have a knack of inaccurately flowering up there PR
  6. Not by the sound of it, no. So west wales wont be able to pay their players, and cash will league, and the club will vanish I guess. Very sad.
  7. Oh wow, Featherstone has a similar sort of population to Clemson, South Carolina.
  8. I think any teams not making big waves next year will be cut loose by the new 20 team set up. I can see why Thunder are going for it. I'm more shocked all the other clubs arent.
  9. Unfortunately my comment re "binning off" might be not just about next year too. I hope not!
  10. Issue will be covid. The numbers in the uk will not be better in Feb than they are in october. So if the WC was cancelled on those grounds, cant see the nrl thinking Feb will be agreeable to them so they will bin off I'm sure.
  11. As the world cup isn't happening, are they going to not have a golden boot again this year?
  12. I know, I know. I was pulling the leg a little with my post and elaborating a little I think on what people have said. I was really just highlighting that whenever I say that in my opinion Hodgson has been a better hooker as hes proven in the best league, it's like open season on me and josh, and I am in a minority of one... well me and wayne bennet perhaps but what does he know?
  13. Thinking about this again, I suspect Premier would see a tournament below the top 20 teams as being similar to the scottish semi pro union tournament they broadcast, and I dont believe they pay anything to the SRFU or the clubs for. On the positive side however is that theyve agreed that those matches all go on Freesports, and at a decent weekend afternoon spot. So provided they did the same it would be free to air broadcasting that surely is only a good thing, or the next best thing, for the sport and clubs if they are unable to monetize live broadcasting. To me this just looks potentially more of a relaunch of the NCL coverage that uses to be on Freesport rather, as the structure will be radically changed by the time this has settled in.
  14. Mate, get tested again. I had 2 pcrs come back negative and the 3rd positive, all I had to start with was a headache and a sniffle. Hopefully you've just got a cold, but I remember some of them were pretty bad in the old days too (pre covid, I'm struggling to remember). I'm just coming out the back of a covid though; double jabbed, 42, pretty healthy, and it destroyed me and wife for over a week. So take care Kent Man, and everyone!
  15. This covid thing is a nightmare on the brain. I cant believe how much it seems to f%$# up the grey matter for a couple of weeks.
  16. Absolutely brill! I love a bit of Nascar. And they do some NHL games too. I also believe they do the French union league which, even if you dont like union, you must admit has the best rugby players in it outside the NRL. So I'll be signing up if Barrow and other matches are on..
  17. Entertaining player who's time in an NRL salary cap spot is now over. He should learn some Japanese and top up the pension pot for 2 or 3 years. Point for the future, if we derided "past their best " Aussies coming over to Super League, I suspect that time may be ending sometime soon, as Super League wont be able to afford them
  18. Pending retiremant announced today. Everyone on this board seems to think he is miles better than NRL era Hodgson, and Roby would have been better than Cam Smith and would have found the NRL too easy for him so he stopped in St Helen's. As great a player as he is I have my doubts. Thoughts? (btw I do think he is a great, great player, just not the best no 9 in the world for the last 10 years and as such I seem to be in a minority of 1)
  19. As I've mentioned before, I dont agree with your first paragraph at all. The rest you cant argue with. A quality hooker, and a fantastic role model, in a quality team.
  20. Or both, and facebook, twitch, carrier pigeon updates. Of its going to be free online why not spread everywhere?
  21. Hopefully similar setup to the Pappa John's sponsorship. If so should make the after match interviews interesting.
  22. Even if the above speculative list by the storm isnt correct, it isnt going to be miles off. When you start to think about what that means for teams that 100% wont get in, and the ones that might but then dont, it's crazy. Seriously, I'd encourage people to start listing them out and thinking about what would happen one by one to each club if all their funding was withdrawn. Then start lististing out how many clubs will not then exist in 2 years time. This is a massive, seismic change to the sport in this country. Bigger than 1996 surely. But its going to happen, there is nothing the clubs that will miss out can now do a out it. Goodbye expansion. Goodbye historic clubs that are currently on a tiptoe nomadic existence. The ones that will survive and perhaps make it into the NCL will be fundamentally changed. Scary. But a done deal. I genuinely cant believe this isnt generating more headlines (even in the friendly press) than 25 years ago.
  23. Or the Army Union team going by the recent match
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