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6 hours ago, Davo5 said:

Why just Toronto,why not several other clubs who have only made a token effort of youth development over the years or in some cases haven't even bothered.

Like who ?

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23 minutes ago, Kayakman said:

Why is everybody against us?  Why are we always the underwolf?

When are we going to start to be treated fairly? 

Not everyone is against you.  There's a bloke in Eastbourne who likes you. (Only joking - apologies but I couldn't resist copying a line by the Major in Fawlty Towers).

It's true that there's an element of RL fans that seem to dislike everything that TW do no matter what. But there are also a huge number of RL fans wholeheartedly willing you on & wishing you success.  I've been following RL since I was 7 years old & I'm now in my 50s. For me the expansion of the game internationally at both club & country level is the most exiting thing to happen to the sport that I've seen. We cannot keep plodding on dying a slow death & becoming less & less relevant by just keeping to a handful of ex mining & cotton towns along the M62. Keep up the great work.

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8 minutes ago, Pyjamarama said:

Not everyone is against you.  There's a bloke in Eastbourne who likes you. (Only joking - apologies but I couldn't resist copying a line by the Major in Fawlty Towers).

 

"How very different the liberal and public spirit of this Toronto Wolfpack team; from the mean selfish policy of the RL Chairmen styled honorable; and whom at little expense, might have had the northern part of this continent in the grasp of League."

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10 hours ago, scotchy1 said:

Its seems a little backward that Toronto, who dont have any amateur game to work with are criticised for not contributing to youth development but the existence if an amateur game is the reason Leigh centurions dont have to bother contributing to youth development.

Like the existence of amateur clubs in an area and the efforts of those who keep them running somehow protects lazy professional clubs near by, yet expansion clubs should be expected to create an entire amateur game, and a youth development system to sit on top of that with 3 years is such an incredibly ridiculous standpoint that I cant believe anyone could make it in good faith.

Give it a rest , it's been done to death , the last time Leigh tried to run an academy they played about ,6/7 games , 3 of those against the same opposition , explain just how you can run one if there is essentially nobody to play ? , Just how do you keep young players interested when they've been playing 25/30 games for their community club , then play half a dozen 

You know why it isn't doable unlike some of the other idiots , so stop trying to curry favour with them by posting bull 

So what part do you find so funny Davo ? , Please give us the benifit of your expertise 

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5 hours ago, TIWIT said:

Comes down to traditional growth from the bottom UK model vs top-down NAM growth model. The Negs here have seen such a thing work so are convinced it won't/can't work

Clueless again 

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3 hours ago, Tommygilf said:

Says it all. I'm not surprised in the slightest as that has been my experience too. Mates who are private school union through and through have asked me about whether I'm coming to Headingley for the season opener double header. 

I'm not saying our current athletes aren't worth box office, but to attract box office attention we need to be doing this across the board. 

For that the sport would need a whole league of Torontos and it will never have that within the current English structure.

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10 minutes ago, GUBRATS said:

Give it a rest , it's been done to death , the last time Leigh tried to run an academy they played about ,6/7 games , 3 of those against the same opposition , explain just how you can run one if there is essentially nobody to play ? , Just how do you keep young players interested when they've been playing 25/30 games for their community club , then play half a dozen 

You know why it isn't doable unlike some of the other idiots , so stop trying to curry favour with them by posting bull 

Possibly a question for a separate thread but how come you didn't play in the academy league with the rest? There are 13 others to play in the U18s atm. There has been a proper league for quite a while

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3 minutes ago, Moove said:

Possibly a question for a separate thread but how come you didn't play in the academy league with the rest? There are 13 others to play in the U18s atm. There has been a proper league for quite a while

They were refused entry to the SL comp , along with other Championship clubs 

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26 minutes ago, GUBRATS said:

Clueless 

 

24 minutes ago, GUBRATS said:

Clueless again 

One of is certainly is... and I'm 100% positive it isn't me.

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1 minute ago, TIWIT said:

 

One of is certainly is... and I'm 100% positive it isn't me.

So you are familiar with the academy structure in the UK ?

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18 minutes ago, Big Picture said:

For that the sport would need a whole league of Torontos and it will never have that within the current English structure.

I'm not entirely convinced that is true. In my experience People in the new world are slowly coming round to the old world way of thinking that teams aught to earn their place at the top table. So long as the RFL keeps accepting teams with big ambitions and funds to match, teams can earn their way up. In fact for the sake of UK RL we need teams like Toronto to push our top teams. Right now they aren't challenged anywhere near capacity in so many respects.

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50 minutes ago, GUBRATS said:

So you are familiar with the academy structure in the UK ?

Vaguely.

But I certainly know more than most here about how professional sports franchises are established and operated in North America. TWP are operating in the proven North America model that leads to long-term success here.

Proof? Major League Soccer. NHL's Las Vegas Golden Knights.

And your punctuation is still weird.

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Just now, TIWIT said:

Vaguely.

But I certainly know more than most here about how professional sports franchises are established and operated in North America. TWP are operating in the proven North America model that leads to long-term success here.

Proof? Major League Soccer. NHL's Las Vegas Golden Knights.

And your punctuation is still weird.

So you don't have a clue , thought so , best to add you to the ignore list , bye 

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8 minutes ago, GUBRATS said:

So you don't have a clue , thought so , best to add you to the ignore list , bye 

To quote you: Clueless.

But just like the Wolfpack, I'm not going anywhere.

(Apologies to Mods if this is getting too nasty. Delete posts as necessary.)

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27 minutes ago, TIWIT said:

To quote you: Clueless.

But just like the Wolfpack, I'm not going anywhere.

(Apologies to Mods if this is getting too nasty. Delete posts as necessary.)

I'm not asking Toronto to go away , I believe they should have some dispensations , I also believe they've either been incredibly stupid or are engineering problems to force the hand of the competition they've joined 

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11 minutes ago, GUBRATS said:

I'm not asking Toronto to go away , I believe they should have some dispensations , I also believe they've either been incredibly stupid or are engineering problems to force the hand of the competition they've joined 

Pretty Machiavellian but I cant deny the possibility.

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1 hour ago, TIWIT said:

Vaguely.

But I certainly know more than most here about how professional sports franchises are established and operated in North America. TWP are operating in the proven North America model that leads to long-term success here.

Proof? Major League Soccer. NHL's Las Vegas Golden Knights.

And your punctuation is still weird.

You see this is where we are different , I don't know hardly anything about the NHL,MLS,NBA or any other strange NA sports like rounders , so I don't go on message boards of those sports telling them how to run them 

Unlike your good self who knows very little about UK RL but believes your opinion has merit 

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12 minutes ago, GUBRATS said:

You see this is where we are different , I don't know hardly anything about the NHL,MLS,NBA or any other strange NA sports like rounders , so I don't go on message boards of those sports telling them how to run them 

Unlike your good self who knows very little about UK RL but believes your opinion has merit 

The Premier League is the only British sport that rivals the 5 big North American leagues in terms of popularity and monetary clout. And in none of those leagues are a dominant Big 6 like the PL - they are all fiercely competitive.

There is no denying RFL is slowly dying. To keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is the very definition of insanity

We TWP fans have fallen in love with the game and want it to thrive and grow. But there has to be some serious changes made to make that happen and that's what David Argyle wants too. Just look at the North American model of success. Even lesser second-tier sports here - minor-league baseball, lacrosse and hockey - do fine.

Obviously not everything done here will work there, but for the sake of the game some new ideas are necessary and since TWP are the only ones offering them why not give them serious consideration.

As it is TWP isn't really feeling welcome.

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1 hour ago, GUBRATS said:

You see this is where we are different , I don't know hardly anything about the NHL,MLS,NBA or any other strange NA sports like rounders , so I don't go on message boards of those sports telling them how to run them 

Unlike your good self who knows very little about UK RL but believes your opinion has merit 

His team has been in English rugby league for three years 

What a dumb argument

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32 minutes ago, TIWIT said:

The Premier League is the only British sport that rivals the 5 big North American leagues in terms of popularity and monetary clout. And in none of those leagues are a dominant Big 6 like the PL - they are all fiercely competitive.

There is no denying RFL is slowly dying. To keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is the very definition of insanity

We TWP fans have fallen in love with the game and want it to thrive and grow. But there has to be some serious changes made to make that happen and that's what David Argyle wants too. Just look at the North American model of success. Even lesser second-tier sports here - minor-league baseball, lacrosse and hockey - do fine.

Obviously not everything done here will work there, but for the sake of the game some new ideas are necessary and since TWP are the only ones offering them why not give them serious consideration.

As it is TWP isn't really feeling welcome.

The culture clash is a big thing imo

Will argyle continue to bite his tongue and try to fit in.  Will.the super league owners welcome them into the game or see them with suspicion 

Wolfpack are an opportunity.not a threat 

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5 minutes ago, aj1908 said:

The culture clash is a big thing imo

Will argyle continue to bite his tongue and try to fit in.  Will.the super league owners welcome them into the game or see them with suspicion 

Wolfpack are an opportunity.not a threat 

Its pretty hard to be invited to a party and then discover the only way you can get in is if you buy all the booze, stay in a corner and don't hit on any of the pretty girls.

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1 minute ago, TIWIT said:

Its pretty hard to be invited to a party and then discover the only way you can get in is if you buy all the booze, stay in a corner and don't hit on any of the pretty girls.

Have you been to northern England? There aren't many pretty girls 

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2 minutes ago, TIWIT said:

Its pretty hard to be invited to a party and then discover the only way you can get in is if you buy all the booze, stay in a corner and don't hit on any of the pretty girls.

Jokes aside this is true. Give it time hopefully you'll win over super league bosses when they come visit in the flesh and have a beer with argyle 

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3 minutes ago, aj1908 said:

Have you been to northern England? There aren't many pretty girls 

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Booze + the later the hour makes every girl beautful

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