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Really not sure what those criticising Toulouse’s recruitment expected them to do? As I understand it they are, like all promoted teams, well behind the 8 ball when it comes to contract talks as these couldn’t start in earnest until promotion was guaranteed. By that time the ‘best’ players had already signed up elsewhere. 
We have fans of one grand old club on here criticising their own club for shopping at Poundland and yet we are expecting newly promoted clubs to at least be going to Home Bargain. Where are all these wonderful available players? I am sure Houles & Co have done and are doing all they can. Sad reality it would seem is the best they can hope for now is, loan deals, an NRL star getting banned but being available, a top SL player getting sacked by their club or convincing such as Remi Casey to come out of retirement. Other than that maybe someone shines through from Elite 1 in time to join up. Whatever happens they will be criticised. 
i hope they stay up, I can only see Salford as real strugglers, but it’s very difficult for any promoted team IMO. 

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2 hours ago, Sir Kevin Sinfield said:

I have been advocating for years to put Toulouse in Super League and give them protection from relegation. I was just pointing out to those people that claimed they needed to earn the right to be there on the field, they did earn the right to be there on the field.

And Catalans didn't 

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On 17/11/2021 at 14:11, binosh said:

The noises from Toulouse from early on were quite negative in regards to spending the cap and really going for it now they had finally won their chance they have failed to add any real value to their side.

 

I am led to believe they had to review their spending on players as they had the rules changed late in the season so that they now have to pay the costs of the travelling team.

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39 minutes ago, kiggy said:

I am led to believe they had to review their spending on players as they had the rules changed late in the season so that they now have to pay the costs of the travelling team.

This is ridiculous if true. In what other sport is the home side expected to pay for the away clubs travel? Do we want a Super League with clubs only along the M62 or not? Because we sure do like to make it hard for the expansion clubs to survive.

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3 hours ago, Waynebennettswinger said:

Really not sure what those criticising Toulouse’s recruitment expected them to do? As I understand it they are, like all promoted teams, well behind the 8 ball when it comes to contract talks as these couldn’t start in earnest until promotion was guaranteed. By that time the ‘best’ players had already signed up elsewhere. 
We have fans of one grand old club on here criticising their own club for shopping at Poundland and yet we are expecting newly promoted clubs to at least be going to Home Bargain. Where are all these wonderful available players? I am sure Houles & Co have done and are doing all they can. Sad reality it would seem is the best they can hope for now is, loan deals, an NRL star getting banned but being available, a top SL player getting sacked by their club or convincing such as Remi Casey to come out of retirement. Other than that maybe someone shines through from Elite 1 in time to join up. Whatever happens they will be criticised. 
i hope they stay up, I can only see Salford as real strugglers, but it’s very difficult for any promoted team IMO. 

Good point. Wise move getting Remy on the coaching staff and still keeping his boots warm 🙂 

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1 hour ago, kiggy said:

I am led to believe they had to review their spending on players as they had the rules changed late in the season so that they now have to pay the costs of the travelling team.

That can't be true. Catalans do not pay for visiting teams I'm led to believe. Toulouse are full board members of SLE with promotion - that would be ridiculous.

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1 hour ago, Sir Kevin Sinfield said:

This is ridiculous if true. In what other sport is the home side expected to pay for the away clubs travel? Do we want a Super League with clubs only along the M62 or not? Because we sure do like to make it hard for the expansion clubs to survive.

In reality, it is really no change to the situation when they were in the Championship, even so, changing the rules as late as that is not acceptable. Having to find close to 300K, still, to fund the travelling teams is no mean feat.

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56 minutes ago, Gav Wilson said:

So what? They're one of the best clubs in the comp. It's the only thing SLE have actually succeeded with in the last quarter of a century.

Yes I know Gav , it's just winding up ' Sir kev ' , he's been posting constantly for nearly 12 months that Leigh didn't earn their SL spot 

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Arn't Toulouse Skint because of the Covid striken promotion season ?

Must have cost a fortune last year with No revenue paying those expensive Antipodeans.

Got to find some excuse to fill their hole beforehand surely ?

I cannot see how they would have to cough up for ANY team to travel to Toulouse.

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17 minutes ago, Snowys Backside said:

Arn't Toulouse Skint because of the Covid striken promotion season ?

Must have cost a fortune last year with No revenue paying those expensive Antipodeans.

Got to find some excuse to fill their hole beforehand surely ?

I cannot see how they would have to cough up for ANY team to travel to Toulouse.

You say that as if we haven't seen this exact scenario occur before. 

Toronto afforded no central distribution + paying for other teams travel,  Leigh taking reduced distribution last season. Are you really unable to envision a scenario where the rest of SL unjustly lines their pockets at the expense of the newcomer?

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