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sweaty craiq

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  1. 5 minutes ago, cookey said:

    The game is in the last chance saloon but even now I dont believe some of the clownswho run the clubs really believe it. Last chance to smell the coffee.

    If you dont add anything to Super League,other than existing,go. - all clubs could add something at sometime

    If you have pathetic inadequate facilities,go. - agree

    If you cant fill a quarter of your ground,go. - agree

    If your revenue is based on 15 match day games,go. - agree

    If geographically,you are next door to another club,go. - that wont leave many so who stays between Wigan/Saints and Wire?

    Frankly,that doesn't leave many but at least give someone elsea chance because the above clubs have failed. - have they?

    Last chance,forget tradition,make the changes or say good bye to professional RL and to Sky and no one elsewill come in to save you,other than paying a few quid here and there. - tradition doesnt pay bills but neither does ignoring tradition. The solution is Min salary spends not caps, backed up with any losses must be met that same year, not DR's

     

  2. Fact based - that is open to discussion.

    When asking the question '' what do we need to do in order to become the best we can be?'' the same answers will come up.

    1. Generate more income into the game 

    2. Increase player pool

    3. Create a regular international programme (again)

    4. Support and develop the game in schools/Universities

     

    Without 1 the rest dont happen!!

    We need high quality and competitive Elite fixtures played in front of full houses with significant away support - why? Atmosphere and away support go hand in hand - they become part of the match day experience we must make better to get more fans through turnstyles and make the TV audience feel part of a great exciting event - the ooh's and aah's make a huge difference on TV.

    We need to create a pathway for ambitious clubs to grow into and from, SL2 will be a highly competitive league that fans would look forward to and clubs can consolidate and grow from - from playing at Headingley in front of 15000 to playing at Swinton in front of 300 is a huge gap

    We must build France as a real international force - I would have Cats, TO plus more in the 20. A 5/6 Nations with a strong France every Autumn would be a great event.

    Playing numbers start at schools and even in the heartlands the game isnt played these days - we start with the low hanging fruit and work out. A realistic goal could be 100 development officers tasked with growing school number by 1m. Elite clubs should be supporting Universities with coaches, dieticians etc working with the development officers to raise RL's profile in this vital sector - they will be holding  tomorrows advertising/sponsorship budgets

    Roll on 2 x 10 at long last

  3. 1 hour ago, David Dockhouse Host said:

    Do you have evidence that the broadcaster has told RL that the ref standards are diabolical? 

    If you think their are humans who can ref a game without making an error then I believe you will be saying the about refs next year, the year after and so on for ever.

    Refs control the spectacle and all too often the outcome these days, mistakes will always be made and no one should say one mistake killed the spectacle because it won’t. Allowing head holds in the grapple, slowing down the PTB unevenly, policing the 10 unevenly, trying to be profile players best mates instead of only allowing the captain to talk etc are the ownership they must take. It’s little wonder we lost Fitzpatrick and the Wigan brothers prematurely replacing them with the Smiths, Mikalauskis etc of the world

  4. Why are so many RL fans so blind? RL has been told by its broadcaster it’s no longer the product it once was, it’s boring. They have been told referee standards are diabolical and are impacting on the spectacle. Fans are disengaging with the sport and once electric atmospheres are now dead.

    Clubs will be told to fill grounds for TV, get as much away support in as possible to ignite atmosphere and to maximise ST sales

    Referees will be told they are not the reason fans pay to watch a game, reminded about consistency and if need be we will ship a new bunch in from Australia. Compare our current rosta of refs with 15 years ago, the Mikalauskis of the world shouldn’t be helping to deliver multi million pound contracts to the sport, you can see players don’t respect them and they in turn can’t control games evenly

    We have a salary cap that allows teams to spend £5m and others £1.2

    We have a lot of work to do close season but it essential we stop levelling out at the lowest point

     

     

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  5. 4 hours ago, Patx71 said:

    Most Championship sides would have beaten Leigh yesterday. They didn't look interested. 

     

    That post sums it up. A few have signed elsewhere the rest haven’t been offered contracts, and don’t seem interested in winning one. We have little pace and all 3 we’re missing  plus Reynolds at 6 who can at least defend unlike Ellis. It seems we are building for next year with Stone to arrive soon, Logan here today  and McDonald? already here.

    as fans when you know you won’t win the quality match up, you expect graft and that wasn’t there at all

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  6. Sky backed the middle 8 concept, it was the T8 that failed, and the Million pound game became a BIG event - they backed it with an improved deal. Maybe Sky like the look of a better quality Elite and a season long scrap to avoid relegation or win promotion - maybe they have told the RFL that they will back it commercially?

    Around 2011/2 the central funding outside SL was about £60k. Make that £100k from 2022 and you have £23m to fund 14 clubs at £1.7m, 2023 and Tier 3 gets £100k T1 retains the £1.7m and T2 get about £800k to run a competitive FT club - there must be a min salary spend of say £1.5m otherwise the concept fails, this forces clubs to sell themselves commercially and through the gate.

    The gap between the bottom of T1 and the top of T2 will become very easy to breach - thats why 2 x10 has been the right way for 20 years

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  7. On 28/07/2021 at 09:22, Leyther_Matt said:

    How can a club refuse to play a game that does not and never has existed? I'm amazed you've been taken in by the paper talk and Hull KR's rhetoric.

    Zero games have been rearranged at short notice in the UK since the return of fans. Zero. With good reason. Then ask yourself was the question ever even asked, and indeed why Hull KR seem very keen to play away games at short notice, but no suggestion of committing commercial suicide and playing home games at a few days notice?

    SKS never lets you down

  8. 20 hours ago, yipyee said:

    As long as Sky are banned to enter the stadiums from all games involving them then thats fair.

    Imagine Sky not being able to screen a relegation decider or worse the GF!

    I would support that and no away games to be screened in France, then when they have a TV deal an agreement can be struck. Great idea Yipyee

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  9. 3 minutes ago, Leyther_Matt said:

    How can a club refuse to play a game that does not and never has existed? I'm amazed you've been taken in by the paper talk and Hull KR's rhetoric.

    Zero games have been rearranged at short notice in the UK since the return of fans. Zero. With good reason. Then ask yourself was the question ever even asked, and indeed why Hull KR seem very keen to play away games at short notice, but no suggestion of committing commercial suicide and playing home games at a few days notice?

    SKS never lets you down

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  10. The antics of the Cons has certainly clarified the priorities of the Northern game - that is correct

    We should be looking at 4 French clubs in a 2x 10 SL structure with P&R and 3 year licences, we should be developing the PT elite 1 player pool to FT athletes capable of strengthening France on the international scene.

    I would be asking these clubs to secure a TV deal, after all Canal+ is paying each RU club something like £7m per season for TV rights.

     

    PS I fully support France 2025

  11. 4 minutes ago, GeordieSaint said:

    Nope. If their games are being shown on TV, they deserve Sky TV money just the same as anyone else. This was a key mistake from the Toronto saga. Parochial, self interest has no room in the sport; we need to learn our lessons, which Toronto and last week's ARLC/NZRL decision are prime examples of.

    We need to support the less wealthy clubs at home when the TV deal is in free fall, TO and Cats should have good leverage to secure a paid deal in France with 1 game per week.

    Parochial self interest is a great phrase when the reality could be losing founder clubs by moving UK tv subs to an overseas team, which in turn reverses the Parochial tag.

    Don't ignore your family to welcome a stranger into your life

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