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Grand Est

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  1. Obviously took a bit of time to get the message on.
  2. Eeeeeeee...... It weren't like that in my day. We 'ad Yorkshire league for us, and Lancs league for them uns. FFS. Even people who are HALF serious about their sport can do 1 overnight trip per season.
  3. 100% mate. It's embarrassing listening to them. (Although you wouldn't leave Saturday night. You have to leave earlier in the day to get to the hotel at a reasonable hour. Small details though).
  4. Yep. Good point. Can't disagree with you at all there. Fingers crossed he works out well.
  5. Springer is confirmed by TO XIII. Not quite sure what to make of that one.
  6. I think you are right - Wigan will be next. Mainly because the "moaners" overwhelmingly seem to support Yorkshire clubs.
  7. Fair enough. Maybe I jumped the gun. I just re-read his whole paragraph and I still see zero relevance to Rugby League in 2022. Basically he went to a county rugby union match, over 30 years ago, and there was a lot of people from Cornwall there (30 years ago) and only a few from Yorkshire. And somehow this is meant to tell us that Cornwall could be the launchpad for Toronto Wolfpack 2.0??? WTF?
  8. There is actually a bit of a pathway into "professional wrestling" from Rugby League. The WWE have been actively recruiting former pro athletes, and Rugby League, due to its collisions and body contact... Is one of the sports that they targeted.
  9. How do you get work permits for full time Australian players in League 1? I thought that was what caused the undoing of Celtic Crusaders a few years ago. They had to have guys on holiday visas as they couldn't get work permits? To me, it doesn't sound viable at all.
  10. I'll tell you what is "ridiculous" son: you dribbling on about an incident from 1893, as if it has any relevance at all to a bunch of racist rugby league fans in 2021. Put yourself in the shoes of the French people they were racially abusing and see if you still try to excuse their behaviour. It was horrendous.
  11. What has that got to do with a Rugby League club allegedly launching in 2022?
  12. It really doesn't. That is complete fantasy. They will not "just go over to league and have TV coverage". Dream on.
  13. Nah. Not really. A good few of them are absolutely horrendous. Pure racists. You're entitled to your opinion of course, but I don't agree with you.
  14. I often disagree with Schofield but he comes across as very reasonable here. His comments about Toulouse particularly are on point.
  15. Agreed. Dismal. Lack of money in the english game means it is unlikely to get any better, unless guys are willing to move all the way to Australia and play in the Big League over there.
  16. Sure. But an exceptional talent like that now, will not be staying in Rugby League for long. That was my point in response to your original question.
  17. Is that a rhetorical question? Why since the 1990s do we no longer have Jonathan Davies, Jason Robinson, Martin Offiah etc playing Rugby League?? Hmmm... Let me think...
  18. That hasn't escaped me at all.... Ellery played in Australia against professional opposition and made a huge impact there. Even in England, the game had moved on loads by the early 90s from Reilly's era. If you read Reilly's book he says that when he played, international Rugby League was quite primitive, with the number one goal of players being to hurt someone on the opposition. Why are you asking how long I have been involved? I started playing mid-90s, but watched for a few years before then. How long have you been living in the past?
  19. Great to see something finally being done about them. A section of their fans are horrific. Worse than any other club in my experience.
  20. As recently as 2013, the MEN was reporting that Salford were moving to THIS place. https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/salford-stadium-gets-green-light-884852.amp Fast forward a few short years, and they have left the Willows. Rented a krappy box stadium that looks nothing like this, been effectively booted out by a union club who were not even involved originally, and are now moving their Super League operation into a non-league soccer ground. If they keep regressing at the same rate, they'll be part time in a couple of seasons. Tragic mismanagement, of the type that only Rugby League seems consistently capable.
  21. He was also a bit of a freak physically at that time. The guy could run faster sideways, than some players on the pitch could run forward.
  22. Yep. This. As one of my mates said to me when watching him: "He's like a team on his own, that guy".
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