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Idiotic idea buy idiotic people

A sport trying to win new fans comes up with this.

Imagine being asked by a new comer how the league structure works! I've only really got two choices

- bamboozle them to death

Or

- shrug my shoulders and say I've no idea

I'm going with option two until someone has the balls to kick these numptys out

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absolutely garbage idea......................

"Why is Napoleon crying ?" said one sailor to the other, "poor ###### thinks he's being exiled to st helens" came the reply.

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The Good Doctor has posted a curious tweet on this

https://twitter.com/drmarwanK/status/424223303562436608

The vote was unanimous so London Broncos voted in favour - There is a reason why players and coaches sign on a one year deal and the club only wanted a one year deal with AK.

very curious and did salford vote for? Unsurprisingly the anti-rfl know it alls didn't ask that question

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Crusaders RL to get a franchise for 2012 onwards -WRONG

Widnes Vikings also to get a franchise - RIGHT

Crusaders RL to do the double over Widnes and finish five places ahead of them -WRONG

Widnes Vikings NOT to dominate rugby league in years to come! STILL TO COME

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http://www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk/

I promise to pay �10 to the charity of Bomb Jacks choice if Widnes Millionaires finish above the battling underdogs Crusaders RL. I OWE A TENNER!

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Well, it's a rare day when virtually the entire rugby league family is united in agreement.

So, credit to the clubs and RFL for creating and voting through something that has been met with near-universal contempt.

It's just as well this is the greatest game ...

this is an interesting point. It hasnt been met with near-universal contempt. It has been voted in by plenty of clubs, including clubs who now look at risk of relegation.

People often quote the fact that Scottish football voted against this kindof structure, but ignore the fact that the vast majority of clubs did actually vote yes for it.

People against a proposal will generally be more vocal than those in favour, although Gary Hetherington gave as good as he got.

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Idiotic idea buy idiotic people

A sport trying to win new fans comes up with this.

Imagine being asked by a new comer how the league structure works! I've only really got two choices

- bamboozle them to death

Or

- shrug my shoulders and say I've no idea

I'm going with option two until someone has the balls to kick these numptys out

kick out who? The clubs that voted for it?

PROUD TO BE A MEMBER OF http://www.rugbyleaguecares.org/ and http://www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk/article/8790/join-team-wales-for-2013

Predictions for the future -

Crusaders RL to get a franchise for 2012 onwards -WRONG

Widnes Vikings also to get a franchise - RIGHT

Crusaders RL to do the double over Widnes and finish five places ahead of them -WRONG

Widnes Vikings NOT to dominate rugby league in years to come! STILL TO COME

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/cardiffdemonsrlfc/

http://www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk/

I promise to pay �10 to the charity of Bomb Jacks choice if Widnes Millionaires finish above the battling underdogs Crusaders RL. I OWE A TENNER!

http://www.jaxaxe.co...89/Default.aspx

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Idiotic idea buy idiotic people

 

Idiotic idea buy idiotic people

A sport trying to win new fans comes up with this.

Imagine being asked by a new comer how the league structure works! I've only really got two choices

- bamboozle them to death

Or

- shrug my shoulders and say I've no idea

I'm going with option two until someone has the balls to kick these numptys out

 

 

I just don't get what's so difficult to understand

 

It's a regular season, followed by a 7 game round robin playoff to determine the make up of the two divisions for the next season.

 

It really couldn't be any simpler

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Idiotic idea buy idiotic people

A sport trying to win new fans comes up with this.

Imagine being asked by a new comer how the league structure works! I've only really got two choices

- bamboozle them to death

Or

- shrug my shoulders and say I've no idea

I'm going with option two until someone has the balls to kick these numptys out

barring a couple of details to be confirmed it is quite simple.
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I'd be surprised if the new format makes much difference for most clubs. The better run clubs will be able to grow on the back of more competitive games, and the rest will continue to puddle along. The new format gives any club a realistic opportunity to become one of the big boys, but most clubs are so badly run that they will continue to fritter away the opportunities.

Clubs like Wakey & Cas will be satisfied with not being the worst, and clubs like Fev will try and get to the top too quickly.

The biggest change the game needs, is more sensible club administrators.

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So our super league stars, who could be international quality be potential play against semi pro outsits from the championship if there team finishes outside the top 8?? ... Ie-Halifax, feartherstone, Sheffield,Batley???

I'm sure rangi chase can't wait to test himself at mount pleasant

Not sure that's the kind of standard he wants to play at

Unless I've got this all wrong???

he tested himself at fev, and was found wanting

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I just don't get what's so difficult to understand

 

It's a regular season, followed by a 7 game round robin playoff to determine the make up of the two divisions for the next season.

 

It really couldn't be any simpler

It isn't quite that simple though as you aren't including an explanation of the play offs for each split league in there and you don't mention Championship 1 either. 

 

The system isn't complicated; it is convoluted, and entirely unnecessary. 

 

Anyone know what is happening to Championship 1 by the way?  Aside from the fact that it will become massive in 2015 when four teams drop from the Championship.  Is there just going to be the same P&R system between Championship and Championship 1 or is Championship 1 no longer going to exist?

 

And what about a sponsor for the new look Championships?  Any such sponsor will only have all the Championship clubs for half a season.

 

Anyone know what is happening to Premier Sports as a result of all this?  After all they are supposed to be screening the Championships but there will only be Championships for half a season.

 

Anyone know how all of this is going to be funded?

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Idiotic idea buy idiotic people

A sport trying to win new fans comes up with this.

Imagine being asked by a new comer how the league structure works! I've only really got two choices

- bamboozle them to death

Or

- shrug my shoulders and say I've no idea

I'm going with option two until someone has the balls to kick these numptys out

have you tried telling people how the present structure works. top division , team that finishes top at end of league campaign are not champions. middle division. team that finishes top not promoted, teams in middle and bottom divisions play for bonus points, top division does not. bottom division automatic promotion and playoffs. etc etc etc. straightforward eh.

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the only good tiger is a stuffed tiger

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The system isn't complicated; it is convoluted, and entirely unnecessary. 

 

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as is the current end of season playoffs. club call indeed.

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Very disappointed with this decision but I'll try and deal with it in a much better way than the BS from so many people over the last five years. That said, I do reserve the right to laugh and gloat when this is being torn up in a couple of years time. I only hope that not too much damage is done in the meantime.

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1. It doesn't need a merged team. It needs a team playing out of Newmarket, fully funded to take on Hull, leeds, Wigan etc. attracting 10,000+

If the other 10,000 RL fans around your way aren't interested then fine, but heaven forbid such a strong area for RL ends up not being in Superleague at all and as it stands if they vote 3x8 none of the three will be in the true SL of the top eight.

Still you'll have the derbies to see you through like they do in Hull.

2. Thank you, maybe this will dispell the argument nobody from keighley watches bradford, nobody from leigh watches wigan, nobody from halifax watches bradford, their nearest professional Rugby league team.

I challenge you to prove that Keighlians go to watch the Bulls. You love your stats. Go, prove it. It just aint so.

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Assuming all the present clubs survive to 2015 and Toulouse are accepted in -that will leave 14 teams in the championship.If Leicester and Coventry are ready for that level the then 16 teams could be split into a northern and southern section.That would make more sense with travelling times and costs at that level and at the same time give a national feel.

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have you tried telling people how the present structure works. top division , team that finishes top at end of league campaign are not champions. middle division. team that finishes top not promoted, teams in middle and bottom divisions play for bonus points, top division does not. bottom division automatic promotion and playoffs. etc etc etc. straightforward eh.

 you forgot team finishing wherever picks whoever they want to play ... simples

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