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  1. 1. Who would you promote to Super League

    • London
      40
    • Toulouse
      119
    • Featherstone
      44
    • Leigh
      16
    • Bradford
      5
    • Widnes
      8
    • Halifax
      6
  2. 2. Who would you promote to Championship

    • Barrow
      28
    • Newcastle
      168
    • Workington
      19
    • Doncaster
      8
    • Keighley
      5
    • Hunslet
      5
    • Rochdale
      5


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Other than financial stability, more assets than nearly every club in the game, and a set of fans who rebuilt their ground into a stadium to be proud of.

Eh??? They rebuilt the bloody stadium ffs. Posted a fiscal surplus. Been in 4 grand finals in ten years. Own their ground. Have training facilities SL clubs have used. Embraced disabled and womens rug

I'm just loving the outpourings on this thread....  its going to go nuts when fev are announced.....🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Lets look at all the prospective clubs USPs (if there is any), Strengths and Weaknesses. I promise I'm trying to do this fairly and impartially. I didn't think to add "ambitious" as clearly all are.

Leigh 

-Strengths: recent Super League experience, financial capacity, stadium, solid supporter base, full time ish?

-Weaknesses: financial collapse in 2018 following relegation/temperamental owner, proximity to other Super League clubs, no USP

Widnes

-Strengths: stadium, recent super league experience, academy?, strong supporter base

-Weaknesses: finances, no USP

London

- Strengths: recent Super League experience, Full time, owner funding, major city, academy

-Weaknesses: stadium

-USPs: British Capital/South of England coverage, team Toronto replaced

Toulouse

-Strengths: Major city, stadium, finances, reserves

-Weaknesses: unproven crowd/no SL experience

-USPs: French derby, continental expansion, potential for French TV deal

Bradford

-Strengths: major city in RL heartland, previous success, crowd potential, no SL team in the council area, academy

-Weaknesses: finances, not playing in Bradford, stadium

- USPs: major city in RL heartland, only club in the list with proven ability to draw 5 figure crowds

Fev

-Strengths: ok stadium

- Weaknesses: limited growth potential, 2 SL teams already questions over funding/full time status

-USP: team beaten by Toronto in 2019 Championship final

Halifax

-Strengths: ok stadium, no team in council area,

-Weaknesses: financial capacity, limited on field strength, no USP

York

-Strengths: Stadium, no SL team in immediate proximity, coach very well thought of

-Weaknesses: not proven on field with full timers, financial question marks

-USP: Northern city without previous SL representation

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9 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

Lets look at all the prospective clubs USPs (if there is any), Strengths and Weaknesses. I promise I'm trying to do this fairly and impartially. I didn't think to add "ambitious" as clearly all are.

Leigh 

-Strengths: recent Super League experience, financial capacity, stadium, solid supporter base, full time ish?

-Weaknesses: financial collapse in 2018 following relegation/temperamental owner, proximity to other Super League clubs, no USP

Widnes

-Strengths: stadium, recent super league experience, academy?, strong supporter base

-Weaknesses: finances, no USP

London

- Strengths: recent Super League experience, Full time, owner funding, major city, academy

-Weaknesses: stadium

-USPs: British Capital/South of England coverage, team Toronto replaced

Toulouse

-Strengths: Major city, stadium, finances, reserves

-Weaknesses: unproven crowd/no SL experience

-USPs: French derby, continental expansion, potential for French TV deal

Bradford

-Strengths: major city in RL heartland, previous success, crowd potential, no SL team in the council area, academy

-Weaknesses: finances, not playing in Bradford, stadium

- USPs: major city in RL heartland, only club in the list with proven ability to draw 5 figure crowds

Fev

-Strengths: ok stadium

- Weaknesses: limited growth potential, 2 SL teams already questions over funding/full time status

-USP: team beaten by Toronto in 2019 Championship final

Halifax

-Strengths: ok stadium, no team in council area,

-Weaknesses: financial capacity, limited on field strength, no USP

York

-Strengths: Stadium, no SL team in immediate proximity, coach very well thought of

-Weaknesses: not proven on field with full timers, financial question marks

-USP: Northern city without previous SL representation

Not a lot to disagree wit Tommy , but explain how relying almost fully on the owners ' funding ' is a positive ?

And Bradford's 5 figure crowds ? , Seriously ? 

We didn't collapse 

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21 minutes ago, Davo5 said:

Probably as much as Wakefield & KR,maybe make all clubs apply and pick the best 12

KR bring the derby (which is great) and significantly more fans than Wakefield. 
 

Carter was on a podcast today saying there are too many teams in the three divisions and we have to look at what some of them bring. I did at that point wonder what his team bring, other than perpetual relegation battles and sparse crowds in a garden shed of a ground. 

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Just now, GUBRATS said:

Not a lot to disagree wit Tommy , but explain how relying almost fully on the owners ' funding ' is a positive ?

And Bradford's 5 figure crowds ? , Seriously ? 

With a 800k funding gap for the 12th club, an owner capable of going some way to plugging that is a major plus, as are strong finances in general.

Bradford are the only club there with a proven ability to get regular 5 figure crowds in the past 15 years. None of the others can claim that. Though clearly that is cancelled out by the weaknesses points imo.

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11 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

Lets look at all the prospective clubs USPs (if there is any), Strengths and Weaknesses. I promise I'm trying to do this fairly and impartially. I didn't think to add "ambitious" as clearly all are.

Leigh 

-Strengths: recent Super League experience, financial capacity, stadium, solid supporter base, full time ish?

-Weaknesses: financial collapse in 2018 following relegation/temperamental owner, proximity to other Super League clubs, no USP

Widnes

-Strengths: stadium, recent super league experience, academy?, strong supporter base

-Weaknesses: finances, no USP

London

- Strengths: recent Super League experience, Full time, owner funding, major city, academy

-Weaknesses: stadium

-USPs: British Capital/South of England coverage, team Toronto replaced

Toulouse

-Strengths: Major city, stadium, finances, reserves

-Weaknesses: unproven crowd/no SL experience

-USPs: French derby, continental expansion, potential for French TV deal

Bradford

-Strengths: major city in RL heartland, previous success, crowd potential, no SL team in the council area, academy

-Weaknesses: finances, not playing in Bradford, stadium

- USPs: major city in RL heartland, only club in the list with proven ability to draw 5 figure crowds

Fev

-Strengths: ok stadium

- Weaknesses: limited growth potential, 2 SL teams already questions over funding/full time status

-USP: team beaten by Toronto in 2019 Championship final

Halifax

-Strengths: ok stadium, no team in council area,

-Weaknesses: financial capacity, limited on field strength, no USP

York

-Strengths: Stadium, no SL team in immediate proximity, coach very well thought of

-Weaknesses: not proven on field with full timers, financial question marks

-USP: Northern city without previous SL representation

Widnes’ USP is having won the WCC, as well as shed loads of other major trophies. They’d also get towards 10k in if doing well in SL. 

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As a Widnes fan it would be good to be back in super league. But it just ain't worth the cost. Probably not win a game anyway. Rather a full championship season. Win that , and go up legitimately.

Mind you, rules might have changed again by then.😕😁

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7 minutes ago, Eddie said:

Widnes’ USP is having won the WCC, as well as shed loads of other major trophies. They’d also get towards 10k in if doing well in SL. 

I mean I was sort of aiming for a 20 year scope and "towards 10k" is as good as a few other teams which is not a USP.

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On 04/11/2020 at 02:27, Oldbear said:

See my post earlier, I think London actually could bring a lot, but not in that stadium. Allowing it in again would make it very difficult to criticize Cas and Wakey for their dumps, whereas both Leigh and Fev would have stadiums which are suitable for the top flight.

A play off between the eight clubs would be the fairest way of selection

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12 minutes ago, Eddie said:

Widnes’ USP is having won the WCC, as well as shed loads of other major trophies. They’d also get towards 10k in if doing well in SL. 

I don’t think they got crowds like that when Offiah,Davies,Koloto,Currier & Myler we’re running riot and winning championships 

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4 minutes ago, Davo5 said:

I don’t think they got crowds like that when Offiah,Davies,Koloto,Currier & Myler we’re running riot and winning championships 

Nope. We’re an 8k max sort of club. With maybe a couple of 10k+ derbies with Saints, Wire & Wigan

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32 minutes ago, Davo5 said:

I don’t think they got crowds like that when Offiah,Davies,Koloto,Currier & Myler we’re running riot and winning championships 

They got 6 or 7 k when they were at the bottom of SL a couple of years ago, a successful side would draw bigger crowds than that, 8-9 maybe. 

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1 hour ago, Tommygilf said:

Lets look at all the prospective clubs USPs (if there is any), Strengths and Weaknesses. I promise I'm trying to do this fairly and impartially. I didn't think to add "ambitious" as clearly all are.

Leigh 

-Strengths: recent Super League experience, financial capacity, stadium, solid supporter base, full time ish?

-Weaknesses: financial collapse in 2018 following relegation/temperamental owner, proximity to other Super League clubs, no USP

Widnes

-Strengths: stadium, recent super league experience, academy?, strong supporter base

-Weaknesses: finances, no USP

London

- Strengths: recent Super League experience, Full time, owner funding, major city, academy

-Weaknesses: stadium

-USPs: British Capital/South of England coverage, team Toronto replaced

Toulouse

-Strengths: Major city, stadium, finances, reserves

-Weaknesses: unproven crowd/no SL experience

-USPs: French derby, continental expansion, potential for French TV deal

Bradford

-Strengths: major city in RL heartland, previous success, crowd potential, no SL team in the council area, academy

-Weaknesses: finances, not playing in Bradford, stadium

- USPs: major city in RL heartland, only club in the list with proven ability to draw 5 figure crowds

Fev

-Strengths: ok stadium

- Weaknesses: limited growth potential, 2 SL teams already questions over funding/full time status

-USP: team beaten by Toronto in 2019 Championship final

Halifax

-Strengths: ok stadium, no team in council area,

-Weaknesses: financial capacity, limited on field strength, no USP

York

-Strengths: Stadium, no SL team in immediate proximity, coach very well thought of

-Weaknesses: not proven on field with full timers, financial question marks

-USP: Northern city without previous SL representation

Brilliant post.

Building on it - hypothetically - if your club was given place 12 and you were exempt from relegation for 5 years, what would your club look like at the end of 5 years ?

 

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45 minutes ago, jamescolin said:

A play off between the eight clubs would be the fairest way of selection

Totally agree, except I would make it for a place in 2022, giving the winner a decent amount of time to get a squad together, along with any coaching additions that may be necessary. Run 2021 with 11 teams, spend the 12th share on junior development (except we know none of this would happen as it won’t suit the existing 11, firstly they want that 12th share and secondly they don’t want the team coming up to be well prepared, as it may threaten the SL place of a couple of them).

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They got 6 or 7 k when they were at the bottom of SL a couple of years ago, a successful side would draw bigger crowds than that, 8-9 maybe. 

I think there's a point with Widnes where we just max out. We never really drop below a 4k average even when relegated, but never seem to get past 7k when doing well. It's good in a sense to be fairly steady. 

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Think someone mentioned it but I would go to 12 next season.  No relegation but 1 promotion so 13 2022 and same again until 14 team SL . No loop fixtures and clubs (esp teams normally worried about relegation) more likely to accept staggered reduction of tv money for 3 guaranteed years in Super League 

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54 minutes ago, Magic XIII said:

Brilliant post.

Building on it - hypothetically - if your club was given place 12 and you were exempt from relegation for 5 years, what would your club look like at the end of 5 years ?

 

Thats potentially worthy of an additional line in the assessment. Though naturally that would rely on SL to think beyond 12 months

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43 minutes ago, DI Keith Fowler said:

I think there's a point with Widnes where we just max out. We never really drop below a 4k average even when relegated, but never seem to get past 7k when doing well. It's good in a sense to be fairly steady. 

Ok fair enough, but still loads better than Wakey for example, and in a much nicer ground. 

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7 minutes ago, Eddie said:

Ok fair enough, but still loads better than Wakey for example, and in a much nicer ground. 

I seriously think if going into 2022 and a new era where all teams had to apply for a spot that Salford, Wakefield, Cas and even Hull KR would be in trouble. Purely because similar sized teams like Leigh and Widnes have better facilities

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6 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

I seriously think if going into 2022 and a new era where all teams had to apply for a spot that Salford, Wakefield, Cas and even Hull KR would be in trouble. Purely because similar sized teams like Leigh and Widnes have better facilities

No chance.  Wakefield and Cas fall into that category and HKR has sections falling into disrepair.    Even despite these, Leigh and/or Widnes offer no more and both have a history with finances, however small compared to TWP, which, given the recent precedent, will go against them heavily.

 

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