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sweaty craiq

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  1. History says James Hargreaves invented the spinning Jenny, a few know otherwise. RL has a similar story
  2. What day will it get called off a) Thursday b) Friday c) Saturday d) Sunday 2pm
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. so 30% less than Leigh 2017 is good for a city the size of Toulouse, 15000 min should be the target and no sky money until there is enough to feed the home game again
  6. We haven't historically, when the Aussies were struggling we toured or supported
  7. Free admission is probably the right rate for many C1 games, OK a fiver at best. Barrows fan base has held up pretty well in recent years especially when compared to other Cumbrian clubs - is it because Barrow is really in Lancashire?
  8. Giving tickets away can only ever be a short term policy, somebody must pay the players staff etc. The issue is after being let in for free you set the price expectations, you then charge a reasonable rate and its deemed too expensive. This has been the downfall of RL since SL started. The quality of the entertainment (game) and the matchday experience are what matters. Currently SL is a joke, poor officials, cheating players, cancelled fixtures, understrength clubs play one week then not the next, terrible covid compliance at some clubs. How do you plan a day at the rugby next weekend when it will likely get cancelled the day before because a clubs percentages are better not playing. PING.
  9. In 2017 I watched a limited England team push Australia all the way in a WC final in Brisbane, travelling the extremities of the 2 nations to get there. Losing in a final to a forward pass which was the only score of the game. Could it be the NRL are running scared?
  10. The reactions of the old guard in Aus shows the changes in from Global to insular - they would have died to have the honour of pulling on the shirt in a WC
  11. Last nights Hull team was at best running at 50%, this season is all about when you play clubs in relation to covid
  12. My understanding is Derek is funding the shirt, ALL sales not profit to go to the charity. His dad was a bit of a local showman who spent most of his life performing as a Rod Stewart tribute act all over the country. The ability to have it personalised with a loved one lost or fighting the disease will be why it’s bought. I wish I was able to do this when I lost my dad
  13. The situation is the clubs who borrowed it must repay it, I know we didn’t take any at Leigh and still have a very good cash situation
  14. There’s plenty money in it when you consider the losses in RU but it suits some owners to keep it cheap and still win the pots. A significant cash injection is needed for growth not debt repayments at clubs, it may be time to truly franchise SL with a £multi million membership fee.
  15. £1m to a big city club like TO is pocket change
  16. Or the Moscow and LA olympics due to Russia/US pulling out of the others games
  17. Grab 26 lads out of strangeways and keep it authentic
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