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45 minutes ago, scotchy1 said:

We can have whatever structure we like but it seems wierd that we would want to build something with the expectation of destroying it if it is successful 

It wouldn't be destroying it would it? It would be expanding it. A strong British League, French League and wherever else League is beneficial for all of us and enables greater space for domestic and continental competition. 

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11 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

It wouldn't be destroying it would it? It would be expanding it. A strong British League, French League and wherever else League is beneficial for all of us and enables greater space for domestic and continental competition. 

Yes Tommy , we wouldn't be destroying it , we would be expanding the game , you know that , I know that , everybody knows that , except 😂

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49 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

It wouldn't be destroying it would it? It would be expanding it. A strong British League, French League and wherever else League is beneficial for all of us and enables greater space for domestic and continental competition. 

It would be destroying the international competition that had built the game to that level. 

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9 minutes ago, scotchy1 said:

It would be destroying the international competition that had built the game to that level. 

alright then

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I can't ever see Toulose winning promotion Into sl.  they seem like a side that will always bottle it.

Unless they get parachuted in and have immunity from relegation les Catalans will be the only French super league club

Unless they get relegated then it will.be none 

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13 hours ago, Tommygilf said:

alright then

It obviously would. You are suggesting creating an international competition seeing that become wildly successful, then scrapping it and  starting again with a new national competition. 

If an international competition is wildly successful, why would we ever want to go back to national competitions?

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30 minutes ago, scotchy1 said:

It obviously would. You are suggesting creating an international competition seeing that become wildly successful, then scrapping it and  starting again with a new national competition. 

If an international competition is wildly successful, why would we ever want to go back to national competitions?

It's fine, it would only be the French leaving, by that point we would have the Canadians, Americans and at least the Serbs involved. We will still have an internation competition, just no French!

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On 14/01/2020 at 10:02, Tommygilf said:

I think the only way to get a French professional domestic league is to grow 4 or so clubs in the British system to the point that they can breakaway and form the basis of their own league. 

In my opinion it will just make those clubs reliant on the British system 

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On 14/01/2020 at 09:52, dealwithit said:

If BeIN sport said “Hey, let’s make a league with Catalans, Toulouse, Carcassone, Avignon, London, Newcastle, Belgrade, Valencia, Ottawa, NY, Manchester” would they get enough subscribers?

What if it was Amazon or Sportsflick? 

Anyone willing to suggest some numbers? 

Point is, would it be viable?

No, sports cannot just be plonked in virgin area's and be expected to work out, TWP have done exceptionally well but their reliance is on other places producing player's for them. You mention 11 teams for your League supposedly they would have to recruit player's from existing clubs if so what will happen to those clubs, do you expect them to keep going with a much reduced standard of RL football because the best players will be populating your new League, will existing supporters still go along to watch clubs in a reduced quality League? 

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8 minutes ago, Harry Stottle said:

No, sports cannot just be plonked in virgin area's and be expected to work out, TWP have done exceptionally well but their reliance is on other places producing player's for them. You mention 11 teams for your League supposedly they would have to recruit player's from existing clubs if so what will happen to those clubs, do you expect them to keep going with a much reduced standard of RL football because the best players will be populating your new League, will existing supporters still go along to watch clubs in a reduced quality League? 

I.think top.down expansion can work If it has enough money behind it.  E.g. wolfpack 

If we had more argyles backing other random cities they could work too

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Forget about where the players come from for a minute, the question is would there be enough subscribers to fund the teams. 

At £5 per month, that’s £60 per year. 

If you need at least £500k per team, say 10 teams is £5M. 

That’s 83,000 subscribers. 

So if that’s too many, lower the number of teams initially or the central funds. 

8 teams @ £250k central funds = £2M

So you need 33,000 subscribers. 

Each team would need to get 4,100 subscribers without considering neutral fans. 

I guess in a way, this is the same question being put towards the RFL championship for beyond 2021. Can they attract a broadcast deal.

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