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6 minutes ago, Man of Kent said:

Of course. Less expensive then downtown, but more expensive than a teepee. It’s a cheap but acceptable option. 

No, it is not cheap,  its actually quite expensive..its nice and more accessible and convenient for the players/coaching staffs  both when flying in and flying out.  There are reasons why airports have hotels around them...for the Love of Mike! 

P.S. I'm pretty sure I'm probably the only one on here who has actually ever slept in a full tee pee and they are very nice indeed!

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This Holiday Inn is actually pretty middle-of-the-road for the general area - there are perhaps 20 large hotels within a fifteen minute drive of Pearson International. Some are more expensive, some less so.

And I can remember when the only major hotel in the area was the Skyline, which was pretty much just a huge beer hall with some rooms attached.

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2 hours ago, Les Tonks Sidestep said:

Pretty sure Fev did. They also used public transport to get in and out of the centre after the match - really good (and cheap) 24hr links.

Wolfpack players mostly used the King St tram to get to & from Lamport.

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19 minutes ago, TIWIT said:

This Holiday Inn is actually pretty middle-of-the-road for the general area - there are perhaps 20 large hotels within a fifteen minute drive of Pearson International. Some are more expensive, some less so.

And I can remember when the only major hotel in the area was the Skyline, which was pretty much just a huge beer hall with some rooms attached.

You are dating yourself Oldtimer.

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1 hour ago, Kayakman said:

You are dating yourself Oldtimer.

Not old enough to be around when the airport used to be just called Malton. There was a huge aircraft manufacturing plant there (DeHaviland?). And the Constellation Hotel. No 427, just 27. But it was mostly just farmer's fields. 

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6 minutes ago, clwydianrange said:

Let’s see where the players stay when the SL clubs have to pay for accommodation themselves.

They'll be SOL if they go looking for a teepee.

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Just now, TIWIT said:

Not old enough to be around when the airport used to be just called Malton. There was a huge aircraft manufacturing plant there (DeHaviland?). And the Constellation Hotel. No 427, just 27. But it was mostly just farmer's fields. 

The Constellation...that architectural marvel!  Like something out of the Jetsons it was.

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Just now, TIWIT said:

They'll be SOL if they go looking for a teepee.

There are worse places to sleep.  I love sleeping in tee pees...of all the places I have slept nothing was so wonderful as sleeping in a tee pee...unreal.

I'm being serious.

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56 minutes ago, TheReaper said:

It always makes me laugh when people specify "farmers". What other kind of field would it be?

Landing field.

Mine field.

Potter's field.

Playing field.

Field of Dreams.

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8 minutes ago, TIWIT said:

Landing field.

Mine field.

Potter's field.

Playing field.

Field of Dreams.

But would you assume any of those when unqualified? In the context you used, "it used to be just fields", I don't think anyone would assume otherwise. 

 

I grew up on a farm, so half razzing half actually curious. 

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1 hour ago, TheReaper said:

But would you assume any of those when unqualified? In the context you used, "it used to be just fields", I don't think anyone would assume otherwise. 

 

I grew up on a farm, so half razzing half actually curious. 

Ever seen the movie "The Field"?

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2 hours ago, TheReaper said:

But would you assume any of those when unqualified? In the context you used, "it used to be just fields", I don't think anyone would assume otherwise. 

 

I grew up on a farm, so half razzing half actually curious. 

I have no idea actually. It was all just empty land growing money. The only undeveloped land left around there now is the golf course.

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Just to let everyone know the RFL book at least 1 of the teams and all their "grandees" into the Holiday Inn next door to Wembley stadium for the challenge cup final... some clubs choose to pick their own alternative venue, I can name you 2 that haven't. If its good enough for the cup final then its good enough for one team to be putting the rest up for free.

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13 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

Just to let everyone know the RFL book at least 1 of the teams and all their "grandees" into the Holiday Inn next door to Wembley stadium for the challenge cup final... some clubs choose to pick their own alternative venue, I can name you 2 that haven't. If its good enough for the cup final then its good enough for one team to be putting the rest up for free.

To be fair, I don't think there is a single example of anybody saying that Holiday Inn is not a good enough hotel. 

Whilst MoK has a valid point (they describe themselves as "comfortable and affordable") and there are only really two reasons to stay in airport hotels (convenient for unsociable hours flights and to reduce cost) - the point is unnecessary. It certainly doesn't need hammering home and describing as cheap.

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21 hours ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

It sounds like you understand where I'm coming from so thank you for that and you are right, we should appreciate what Toronto are doing for our clubs when it comes to the paying of costs because it is a lot of money so thank you as well for that. I will admit, I'd never really considered the lack of thanks that has been offered. 

From my own personal point of view, I don't understand the criticism of the choice of hotel. I don't think it really matters that much and it will be better than the previous place no doubt. I made a comment about my preferred choice of hotel when I'm travelling but that was not a comment directly directed (is that good English?) at this topic. I also don't agree with the holding back of TV money. Toronto are a team in the super league which is being given money by sky to be shown on their channel and the theory is that money is supposed to be split equally so as I say, I don't see the reason to hold it back. It might have been a good idea to pay for the travel out of that money but obviously that isn't what's happened so it's an irrelavent point. 

On the flip side, I don't like people saying super leagues chairman don't want Toronto because that's just not true. No super league chairman has actually said those words and you have to remember, SL voted to allow Toronto into the league. If they didn't want then they wouldn't have admitted them. If SL chairmen have any concerns it is to do with the finances of their own teams. It was similar when catalans came in, a big concern in both situations is loss of revenue due to less away fans. I do find it great that Toronto are bringing some fans across and they are really happy, enthusiastic people. It is still a smaller number of people than British teams would bring though. I'm sure you understand why chairmen will have some concerns. 

People don't like it when Toronto say they want to be treated equally and then ask for salary cap dispensations and ask for their schedule to be worked out to suit them better. It is not the fault of other teams that Toronto have managed their salary cap badly and can't play in Canada for the first couple of months. While no one is blantently saying that other clubs are to blame it just feels sometimes that should someone offer a criticism of Toronto it is the first thing some people jump to. I'm not saying it is, I'm just saying it feels like that with a small group. 

Again, Toronto do deserve praise for accommodating the needs of other teams and they don't get enough thanks. I hope I've offered a relatively rounded view of my feelings towards Toronto. ?

Good stuff. Thank you.

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10 hours ago, Kayakman said:

Ever seen the movie "The Field"?

On 20/02/2020 at 07:01, GUBRATS said:

You can't have an odd number of teams and play an odd number of games , work it out 

I haven't.

Did the film - This Sporting Life - ever reach the North American Shores??

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