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They where 13 actual players the English lads have gone home, a visa problem they said but i read somewhere that they where promised work and all they helped them do was to sign up with an agency and they never found any work for them, 

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5 minutes ago, barnyia said:

They where 13 actual players the English lads have gone home, a visa problem they said but i read somewhere that they where promised work and all they helped them do was to sign up with an agency and they never found any work for them, 

Now, now mate. Two of them were Welsh 😉 

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1 hour ago, Henson Park Old Firm said:

Why does Montpellier use shark instead of requin?

They've got a link-up with Hull.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.

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The president is a megalomaniac, if we could have reasonable doubts at the start, for some time there have been a lot of signals. The question that will arise now is who is responsible?
Which federation authorized this? The media that legitimized this mismanagement? Is the "president" of this club just sick or is there some wrongdoing that is hidden? have people taken advantage of the situation?

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The saddest part is that like so many places it will now be wrote off when the problem is clearly the owner. 

I liked the branding although already was a Montpellier team.  The location isnt terrible from heartlands. There is a critical mass of population. 

If it wasnt run terribly then it could work but agree with those who have said they shouldnt be let in. 

I would like to see some objective criteria and what good looks like from French Xiii. 

I never accept the sport isnt for X arguments.  Just seems another example of 'If you do something woefully, it will be woeful.'

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In France, we should not speak of "owner" but of association with elected members. This is a major difference in sport in France compared to the Anglo-Saxon model.
This is also one of the reasons that can explain the failures of the Sharks, Toulon or attempts to build a club from scratch.

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On 05/11/2021 at 21:10, barnyia said:

If I remember rightly Marseille where fast tracked into elite 1 a few years ago and never finished the season. They tried to implant a union club in Marseille and even signed Jonah lomu. It didn't last long. 

Was told before season started by people at two other LE1 clubs they doubted it'd reach Xmas. Now if they knew, what was the FFRXIII doing?

PS also know a player who came home for Xmas whilst playing for them and didn't go back and his stories of broken promises confirm much of what the others told me! When I told him how these French club officials had described the person in charge at Marseille he merely nodded in agreement.

My wife complains I selfishly stop her fulfilling her true ambition -

she really wants to be a rich widow

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Really sad to hear and not good for Elite 2 overall, for a team to drop out after just a few matches.

Seems to me either no due diligence was done, or they are extremely "clever" and know how to pull the wool over ones eyes.  I suspect it was a bit of both.

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2 minutes ago, langpark said:

Really sad to hear and not good for Elite 2 overall, for a team to drop out after just a few matches.

Seems to me either no due diligence was done, or they are extremely "clever" and know how to pull the wool over ones eyes.  I suspect it was a bit of both.

Dont think the area should be written off.  250,000 not far from Perpignan and part of that southern belt. Just needs someone who isnt a loon and a clear path to professionalism. 

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1 minute ago, ShropshireBull said:

Dont think the area should be written off.  250,000 not far from Perpignan and part of that southern belt. Just needs someone who isnt a loon and a clear path to professionalism. 

I don't think anybody is talking about the area here, it's just the dodgy Sharks venture that appeared on the scene a couple of years ago.  Montpellier (Les Diables Rouges) team were in Elite 2 for a while and now I believe play in one of the lower leagues.  I have always hoped that Montpellier and/or Lyon might come good some day.  They need someone with a bit of money and ambition on board, then I have no doubt they could become a strong Elite 1 team some day.

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2 minutes ago, langpark said:

I don't think anybody is talking about the area here, it's just the dodgy Sharks venture that appeared on the scene a couple of years ago.  Montpellier (Les Diables Rouges) team were in Elite 2 for a while and now I believe play in one of the lower leagues.  I have always hoped that Montpellier and/or Lyon might come good some day.  They need someone with a bit of money and ambition on board, then I have no doubt they could become a strong Elite 1 team some day.

Maybe but people have a tendency to do it. NWC for example, yep Red Devils are Tier 4 I think. Lyon would be great.  Always preferred their old badge tbf.

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it's finally over! we can regret the management of the federation and the media legitimacy given by several journalists including those of rugby league express

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2 minutes ago, fcl said:

it's finally over! we can regret the management of the federation and the media legitimacy given by several journalists including those of rugby league express

Its a shame but maybe someone credible can start working in Montpellier which is in a great geographical position to connect the belt of French Rugby League .

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17 minutes ago, ShropshireBull said:

Its a shame but maybe someone credible can start working in Montpellier which is in a great geographical position to connect the belt of French Rugby League .

They already are, there’s an established historic team in the city. 

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