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  1. That they are improving and the gap is narrowing. What's your point?
  2. Which was completely undermined by covid, doh! Or maybe you predicted that Covid would happen, I certainly didn't. Anyway, let bygones be bygones and all that.......
  3. Yep, struggling so much that a couple of months prior to the pandemic they requested that they could be an exemption to the wage cap and pay even more money to players in order to strengthen their squad.
  4. I agree with your first paragraph fully, but some rich and committed owners in a sport sure as sugar help when it comes to marketing etc.
  5. Roman has been to a lot of matches and has been very active in decision making so I don't agree at all.
  6. Hi. On the billionaires get bored thing, Roman Abramovic at Chelsea, and the mega rich family that own Manchester City would suggest that the total opposite is true. They are still pumping billions into their clubs after years at the helm. Toronto were stopped by one thing, and one thing only - this out of the blue pandemic. It immediately took away all of the money that they would have made from their home games with associated merchandise etc and also had a significant impact on their own very rich owner. The fact that he pumped a load of money into the sport was great for the sport, What do we want, a bunch of owners without a pot to pee in renting ramshackle old stadiums with no marketing?
  7. Some people on here are totally desperate to claim that if England beat France in this forthcoming fixture, as they probably will considering that they've been hammering France for ages, then this is some way "proves" that Catalans Dragons et al have failed to improve the French team in the last 20 years, whilst knowingly ignoring the improvements that are there for all of us to see in French RL in recent times. Sad people who want to hold the game back IMHO
  8. I think that you will find that they already have found ideas on how to grow the game in their country. It's called getting 9000 fans in (better than half of SL English teams manage) to watch a second tier team become the second team from their country reach the top League with all the increased attention that this will bring to the sport in said country, particularly with the forthcoming derby. It doesn't take a genius to see that this increase in interest will produce more youngsters trying out the game in France. As for your comments about finding funding and investment, are you joking? Check out the increased funding and sponsorship from various sources at Toulouse in recent years.
  9. Let's face facts though. One thing that's for damn sure is that they are already considerably better than Leigh before they've even had a chance to make any off season singings and therefore much better placed to stay up
  10. I give up. The only ones moaning around here seem to be those who wish to hold the sport back and keep it as insular as possible.
  11. You are clearly completely mis-representing what I said, so please stop. I NEVER ONCE AT ALL AT ANY POINT moaned about them travelling. I repeatedly stated that they missed out on home advantage in their regular season. If you say they haven't been hard done by then I take it you would be fine with being told that Leigh will only have away fixtures next season and no home games yeah? Don't make me laugh, please refrain and just accept that's it's clearly a major disadvantage for a team to lose the fixtures in which they would have had home advantage.
  12. Great game, could have gone either way. Could have done wonders for the sport in France, but maybe they'll win it one day.
  13. And what percentage of their games in the regular season did they have home advantage for hey? Lies, damn lies and statistics......
  14. Yep, I certainly do believe it. I can't believe that you or anyone else would be happy to be told "oh by the way, pretty much all your games next season will be away and therefore your opponent will have home advantage." It is a well established fact that home advantage is very important in sport. So to answer your question, that has been the considerable hardship for them. As for the injuries thing, I see your argument there to be fair, but still can't believe that any fan or player would want to be deprived of all their matches in which they would have home advantage. I will be supporting Toulouse for the greater good of the game IMHO, but good luck to Featherstone if they get promoted, and I won't argue that Featherstone don't deserve promotion if they do win. Everyone knew the play off set-up at the beginning of the season.
  15. In general though, only one team has clearly had the cards stacked against them all season in the championship, that being Toulouse who have had to play nearly all their games away where the other team has the advantage of being home, including the game they won at Featherstone obviously. If Toulouse get promoted it will have been a remarkable achievement considering how heavily the cards have been "stacked against them".
  16. A great philosopher once wrote "a high percentage of a very small number is still a very small number."
  17. So until this season 5 years in a row without finishing in the top three. With all due respect that seems to undermine arguments about their great recent consistency...
  18. Further to the discussion that has taken place on this thread regarding TV viewing figures, what does everyone think about the actual live attendance at the game tonight in what was a crucial end of season knock out game? Let me here state that I'm not on a wind-up mission. Personally I was gutted to see stands sparsely populated.
  19. Yes to be fair they've won less games than Fev, but they've not been allowed to play at home all of those teams that they hammered away. As to all teams who are promoted to SL starting off in the same boat, that just doesn't make sense on any level. If the team winning the championship wins it at a stroll and wins all games easily then they are surely better suited pre any transfers to staying in SL than a team that lost a few but just got across the line.
  20. HI Harry, hope you are well. Out of interest, why are Fev your favourites to win the Championship? Clearly Toulouse have won every game they've played and hammered Fev at Fev's ground, and seem to be far better prepared for promotion than any team that's gone up for as far as I can remember. What's your thinking?
  21. The primary team from the capital city of the country, with a total population in the region of 10 million, many times over the population of the rest of the teams in Super League put together, are going part-time? That's shockingly bad for the sport eh? I feel that the people in power have had chances to make the sport and SL more relevant and bring in more general interest e.g. the Toronto debacle, and have totally failed to grasp the nettle, and more and more stories of chickens coming home to roost are now occurring and will continue to occur. You have to look at the bigger picture to gain relevance in the eyes of the wider public, and if not then you will reap what you sow. Which this is another prime example of.
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