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  1. I'm amazed espn hasn't tried to pick it up. Even if most Americans don't know about it I'm sure it would be more popular than the 5 minutes I watched of two men throwing bean bags at a plank of wood.
  2. Stating that there wasn't any when there are is simply wrong. If you had said professional teams then you would have been correct. I didn't even include Tranmere.
  3. I believe you stated amateur teams, all listed above are semipro which is slightly better than amature. Outside London you'd find very few cities with several teams in the city centre but based in the outskirts. I personally look at anything inside the m57 as Liverpool, a lot of people in huyton will say they are from Liverpool.
  4. Just a few that I consider Liverpool. Evostick northern premiership division 1 north west: Marine City of Liverpool Prescot cables Nwcfl: Bootle (premier division) Cammell laird 1907 (division 1 south) Afc Liverpool (division 1 north) Lower Breck ( division 1 north) I personally would also include Vauxhall motors
  5. Liverpool have loads of non league teams, I can think of 6 or 7 just of the top of my head. City of Liverpool is become a powerhouse of non league. Newcastle is just as football crazy, your always hearing how they are the most dedicated fans, but you have Newcastle doing ok in league 1 with a good following
  6. Since we still don't know what brexit is yet, and it was supposed to happen 3 months ago, there is no way of answering this question. If we assume the same system is applied that eu nationals are treated the same as non eu nations. Teams will allowed to play in the UK under the current visa system, but some player not holding a visa waiver passport will be required to get a visa to enter. If you take sports person visa then the player criteria is: must hold the highest qualification in the sport, be recognized by the governing body as an elite sports person's, have a good knowledge of English, have £945 in your bank account.
  7. It makes sense now OSEG are involved in the ottawa project. Then again I wouldn't be surprised if we see argyle pop up as owner of a new team in somewhere like Montreal. So probably no truth and never going to happen.
  8. Can you please advise where being a member of the RFL was a requirement to join the superleague? Since the superleague is not part of the RFL membership of the RFL is irrelevant. So why would TWP remain as guests of the super league but Dewsbury would be given membership status if they got promoted? Can you imagine the premiership blocking Cardiff and Swansea from joining because they aren't members of the FA, both being FAW members. Another Rugby League selling itself as a small time sport
  9. you are right FFP and the Salary cap are very different things. FFP rewards the rich clubs whilst restricts any "poor" club wishing to challenge their way into the big teams. Both are wrong in my opinion but both were brought in to prevent owners from bankrupting teams.
  10. They have ffp which includes a maximum salary spend with a maximum increase per year calculated on how much they spent last year on salaries and how much extra income they bring in.
  11. And this my friend is why people outside the sport see it as small time. Do you think if Liverpool were relegated the premier league would expand to stop it? Or stop Blackpool gaining promotion by changing the rules during/after the season? The cornerstone of the sport should be that anyone can reach the top and anyone can be relegated. No wonder there is a lack of new investment and new expansion around the UK when small minded men are using it as a play thing.
  12. Are you really saying that no players in rugby league have contracts? Also taking young players, undr the age of 21 i believe, require compensation for development cost even if they are out of contract.
  13. The argument seems to be that teams aren't producing academy player because it's too expensive and easier\cheaper to buy ready made. Now Parky seems to be saying that teams like Leigh aren't producing academy players because Toronto is cash rich, spending more than other clubs can. So why couldn't teams like Leigh produce players to sell to the richer clubs? If Parky is correct and Leigh can't compete with teams like Toronto and Toronto are simply buying all the players then wouldn't it be beneficial to attempt to benefit from this? Crewe funded their existence in producing player whilst Premiership team complain its too expensive. If done correctly some clubs could do well out of it selling not only to bigger UK clubs but also Australian. Now I will admit I might have misread his post, since it's always quite long, and I was on my phone nearing my station when I read it.
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