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On 06/09/2019 at 02:58, Anita Bath said:

But those grounds in lancashire and yorkshire dont have  Go Train stations near to them.   Awful time folks like you would have getting to them. Better keep expansion to Oshawa and Ajax.

Yes, no train stations anywhere in the north.1118426397_ScreenShot2019-09-07at09_30_28.thumb.png.5d6a678ac1ef45216babd7df2f9077e0.png

 

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6 minutes ago, ojx said:

Yes, no train stations anywhere in the north.1118426397_ScreenShot2019-09-07at09_30_28.thumb.png.5d6a678ac1ef45216babd7df2f9077e0.png

 

But they aren't GO trains (a Canadian train company), Anita was just making a (silly) point about Toronto centrism and away travel

Don't agree with him, but if someone doesn't explain it they will go into wind up mode....

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34 minutes ago, TheReaper said:

Hell, maybe TWP will talk GO into being the first transatlantic rail line.

It's a shame Manchester Liners aren't still around. Operating from Salford docks, they used to have particularly strong connections with Canada; I think, in the later period, there were three ships a week to various ports in Canada. Destinations included direct links to Toronto, and there were Manchester terminals on the Canadian side. There was even a dedicated liner train operated by Canadian National Railways to Toronto and other places. 

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Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group are attempting to acquire the lease to RCGT Park, Ottawa's 10,000 seat baseball stadium. Size-wise it would certainly make a better home for a League 1 rugby team, but I have no idea if that's at all feasible. Just some idle speculation.

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5 hours ago, TIWIT said:

Just some idle speculation.

Please avoid this as we've appointed Parky to be in charge of that area of future planning.

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5 hours ago, TIWIT said:

Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group are attempting to acquire the lease to RCGT Park, Ottawa's 10,000 seat baseball stadium. Size-wise it would certainly make a better home for a League 1 rugby team, but I have no idea if that's at all feasible. Just some idle speculation.

From a TV and photographic perspective, 10000 full is a lot better that 20000 with 10k in it.  Whether it is feasibly, as you say, is another matter.

Great being in a packed stadium and I’ve forgotten what it felt like.

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20 hours ago, Lowdesert said:

From a TV and photographic perspective, 10000 full is a lot better that 20000 with 10k in it.  

Watching SL, this "photographic perspective" doesn't apparently seem to be very important.

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According to this article on nrl.com, New York are intending to place emphasis on having more North American players in the team.

It seems an import quota of five has been agreed with the NRL, which then places no limit on players from the US, UK, Jamaica etc.

Of particular note, players out of the 30 man squad not required to play/travel will be sent to play in the USARL competition.

The article confirms that it has not yet been confirmed whether New York will enter League One or the Championship.

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10 minutes ago, Manxmanc said:

According to this article on nrl.com, New York are intending to place emphasis on having more North American players in the team.

It seems an import quota of five has been agreed with the NRL, which then places no limit on players from the US, UK, Jamaica etc.

Of particular note, players out of the 30 man squad not required to play/travel will be sent to play in the USARL competition.

The article confirms that it has not yet been confirmed whether New York will enter League One or the Championship.

Good that they will be based in New York. That’ll certainly help with player development.

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2 hours ago, Man of Kent said:

Good that they will be based in New York. That’ll certainly help with player development.

They are "based" in Huddersfield and are unlikely to ever be "based" anywhere else. Michael Knighton productions inc...

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1 minute ago, Marty Funkhouser said:

They are "based" in Huddersfield and are unlikely to ever be "based" anywhere else. Michael Knighton productions inc...

The New York players & coaches would live in Huddersfield?! Shome mishtake, shurely?

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Promising attitude. 

5 hours ago, Manxmanc said:

According to this article on nrl.com, New York are intending to place emphasis on having more North American players in the team.

It seems an import quota of five has been agreed with the NRL, which then places no limit on players from the US, UK, Jamaica etc.

Of particular note, players out of the 30 man squad not required to play/travel will be sent to play in the USARL competition.

The article confirms that it has not yet been confirmed whether New York will enter League One or the Championship.

Promising attitude, Let’s hope they are good to their word, unlike others.

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1 hour ago, SL17 said:

Promising attitude. 

Promising attitude, Let’s hope they are good to their word, unlike others.

They'll run afoul of North American players being counted against the import (i.e. non-Federation trained) quota just as Toronto did.

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I'm not sure what I'm missing- is NY getting something in return? If not why would they sign anything with the NRL who has nothing to do with the competition they're in, especially one that limits them?

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I assume he was explaining to the NRL reporter that they wouldn't be allowed to sign too many Antipodeans because of the RFL quota rules, not that they have actually made any agreement with the NRL.

The quota rules will presumably need to change soon - the post-brexit UK will no longer need to worry about the Kolpak rules, for example, but there'll be a stack of new paperwork around visas etc. as players and coaches won't be able to just get on a plane and go and work in France.

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25 minutes ago, JonM said:

I assume he was explaining to the NRL reporter that they wouldn't be allowed to sign too many Antipodeans because of the RFL quota rules, not that they have actually made any agreement with the NRL.

The quota rules will presumably need to change soon - the post-brexit UK will no longer need to worry about the Kolpak rules, for example, but there'll be a stack of new paperwork around visas etc. as players and coaches won't be able to just get on a plane and go and work in France.

I have been forecasting this time for a long time. The days of the has been's and never was players coming over here from the NRL will soon be coming to an end as most will not meet the criteria for British employment law as the clubs (employers) will have to show that they have given British players (British workers) the chance of employment before recruiting from overseas. Of course this will affect Soccer more than TGG, but have no fear it will affect Rugby League clubs, and they why have have kept banging the drum about junior development for some time.

Message to ALL professional and semi professional clubs in the UK. Get serious about junior development.

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This is great; 

“Part of our mandate which we have agreed to with the RFL is we want to help develop the USARL competition," Feasey said.

“We are looking at having a development side from our 30-man squad and the guys who don’t make the playing team or the travelling team will filter back into the local competition and help strengthen that.

“During the week they are on a professional contract so they are training, they are playing, they are eating right and learning and they can take that back to the local clubs and hopefully that will filter through and help bring the standard up.”

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Good news they're focusing on US players. They are an untapped resource just waiting to have a bit of money put into development. So many athletic 18 year olds don't make it to college, that's who they should be looking at imo, not 25 year old NFL failures or union converts. 

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3 minutes ago, Eddie said:

This is great; 

“Part of our mandate which we have agreed to with the RFL is we want to help develop the USARL competition," Feasey said.

“We are looking at having a development side from our 30-man squad and the guys who don’t make the playing team or the travelling team will filter back into the local competition and help strengthen that.

“During the week they are on a professional contract so they are training, they are playing, they are eating right and learning and they can take that back to the local clubs and hopefully that will filter through and help bring the standard up.”

The USARL is only 8 weeks long though. What would they do for the rest of the season? 

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13 minutes ago, londonrlfan said:

The USARL is only 8 weeks long though. What would they do for the rest of the season? 

They say they want to help develop the USARL competition, I assume that means strengthen and lengthen it. 

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