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9 hours ago, watcherofRL said:

I agree - sad to see them getting turned over like that and the worst of is it that with a bigger pack broncos could compete. But when it takes 3/4 men to halt the tackle each time And when you only have 15 fit by the end of first half you know it’s gonna be bad! Not sure how to pick themselves up and go again as they have a winnable game in next two but need to have self belief and a couple of players off the bench with muscle

Size of the pack didn't matter at all.London were the same if not bigger then Leigh's pack in terms on size.But the way the Leigh pack played,especially combining with eachother (which is non existent in Broncos attack) was the telling point,they were able to roll through,play angles at speed with offloads and quick play the balls.The Leigh pack had better ball playing skills with eachother then the Broncos halfs in general. Similar to the second half of the Shef game last week and again London had the bigger pack there .It's the style of play,that we simply don't have.Whether that's how they've been coached that way to play, the half's not combining right or the players just plain don't have it in them .It's either or all of them.

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In what professional sport does a team go 0-8 following a 64-0 game and the coach not get sacked ? 

As a long time supporter of this once great club, a loss against Dewsbury this coming week,guarantees relegation. 

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Just now, Cowboy said:

In what professional sport does a team go 0-8 following a 64-0 game and the coach not get sacked ? 

As a long time supporter of this once great club, a loss against Dewsbury this coming week,guarantees relegation. 

Depends if Hughes has given up already. If he's already decided to throw the towel in at the end of the season then no point going through the effort and expense of finding a new coach midseason.

Feels like a zombie club at the moment. 

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I don't see them replacing the coach, I don't think there really is much point. Even if by some miracle they beat Dewsbury and Newcastle, damage is terminal now, they are never going to get close to 1.5K fans anymore, let alone the 5K hughes wanted.

I very much doubt that the south stand will open again this year, so wimbledon will just turn into another Barnet (like most of us expected tbh), so we will play out the season, maybe win 1 or 2 games max, mostly infront of about 700 fans, then fold.

 

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The fixation with the coach is all a bit odd. It's the top of the organisation that is rotten. We have now reached the point that Hughes keeping the patient on life support is actively harming the game down here. All for some shiny seats.

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London RL is at it's lowest ebb since the mid 80s. My only hope is that someone on the back of the World Cup or the Tottenham CC game decides it is worth investing in a London club. My bet is that Hughes will throw the towel in and the remnants will merge with the Skolars to form a London Utd side. I doubt either London side will manage three wins this season. 

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1 hour ago, Quinskolar said:

London RL is at it's lowest ebb since the mid 80s. My only hope is that someone on the back of the World Cup or the Tottenham CC game decides it is worth investing in a London club. My bet is that Hughes will throw the towel in and the remnants will merge with the Skolars to form a London Utd side. I doubt either London side will manage three wins this season. 

If that happenned, that wouldn't be a terrible outcome. 

The issue is how long it takes to get from here to there, and how much irreparable damage gets done in the meantime. 

That will pretty much be determined by what Mr Hughes does and how long he perseveres with this unsustainable Broncos strategy. 

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Eight games into another new era would be a strange, yet not completely unbelievable time for David Hughes to call it a day. 

It was always going to be a tough season with the move to part-time in an ultra competitive division like the Championship but it’s looking really troublesome for Broncos and the wider game in London, with Skolars decimated by Broncos and the relationship they used to have in terms of dual-registration with them doesn’t seem to be in place anymore. 

It seems a long road back for both and if we’re honest, very unlikely for both. It all goes back to structures and strategies for the sport, too, which has been mismanaged as badly as the Broncos have been by Hughes. 

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45 minutes ago, Jughead said:

Eight games into another new era would be a strange, yet not completely unbelievable time for David Hughes to call it a day. 

It was always going to be a tough season with the move to part-time in an ultra competitive division like the Championship but it’s looking really troublesome for Broncos and the wider game in London, with Skolars decimated by Broncos and the relationship they used to have in terms of dual-registration with them doesn’t seem to be in place anymore. 

It seems a long road back for both and if we’re honest, very unlikely for both. It all goes back to structures and strategies for the sport, too, which has been mismanaged as badly as the Broncos have been by Hughes. 

The dual registration is still there,a number of Broncos have appeared for Skolars already this season.No Skolars have appeared for Broncos however.

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8 minutes ago, Cowboy said:

The dual registration is still there,a number of Broncos have appeared for Skolars already this season.No Skolars have appeared for Broncos however.

I don’t recognise any names in the Skolars side from the Broncos and looking at their social media, if they are having DR players, they’re not making them clear on their team announcements. 

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1 hour ago, Jughead said:

I don’t recognise any names in the Skolars side from the Broncos and looking at their social media, if they are having DR players, they’re not making them clear on their team announcements. 

A quick look at this past weekends fixture.

Vharnos,Ramsey,Greenhalgh and Allan all started for Skolars.

All have featured for the Broncos reserve team and all with the exception of Allan have featured in the Broncos first team this year in the Championship. 

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3 hours ago, Cowboy said:

A quick look at this past weekends fixture.

Vharnos,Ramsey,Greenhalgh and Allan all started for Skolars.

All have featured for the Broncos reserve team and all with the exception of Allan have featured in the Broncos first team this year in the Championship. 

Vharnos & Greenhalgh were both Skolars players last season who Broncos took. Ramsey and Allan are both very young ex Broncos academy players who are in the current Broncos reserve team.

Skolars squad players (who have not been needed for the Skolars league 1 fixture) have been asked & been used by Broncos to enable them to field enough players to fulfil  reserve team fixtures.

Broncos current reserve team is usually made up of players they took from Skolars, their current academy players & Skolars current squad players. (In contrast to when Broncos were full time and their reserve team was made up with a majority of academy graduates who then moved onto reserve contracts. )

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8 hours ago, Templegreen said:

Vharnos & Greenhalgh were both Skolars players last season who Broncos took. Ramsey and Allan are both very young ex Broncos academy players who are in the current Broncos reserve team.

Skolars squad players (who have not been needed for the Skolars league 1 fixture) have been asked & been used by Broncos to enable them to field enough players to fulfil  reserve team fixtures.

Broncos current reserve team is usually made up of players they took from Skolars, their current academy players & Skolars current squad players. (In contrast to when Broncos were full time and their reserve team was made up with a majority of academy graduates who then moved onto reserve contracts. )

Ramsey is the kid they've signed from West Wales actually.Will Ramsey

All are signed to Broncos 2022,regardless of where they first came from.All have featured for the Broncos before playing for Skolars this season.

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17 hours ago, Templegreen said:

Vharnos & Greenhalgh were both Skolars players last season who Broncos took. Ramsey and Allan are both very young ex Broncos academy players who are in the current Broncos reserve team.

Skolars squad players (who have not been needed for the Skolars league 1 fixture) have been asked & been used by Broncos to enable them to field enough players to fulfil  reserve team fixtures.

Broncos current reserve team is usually made up of players they took from Skolars, their current academy players & Skolars current squad players. (In contrast to when Broncos were full time and their reserve team was made up with a majority of academy graduates who then moved onto reserve contracts. )

Ramsey came from league 1 west wales- not broncos academy! Do think that the lack of reserves recruitment is worrying and have to play academy boys up who may or may not be ready should be looked at from safeguarding point of view! 
 

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On 25/04/2022 at 13:57, Archie Gordon said:

The fixation with the coach is all a bit odd. It's the top of the organisation that is rotten. We have now reached the point that Hughes keeping the patient on life support is actively harming the game down here. All for some shiny seats.

But coach does need to do the job - last 2 weeks there has been 2 9’s, 2 2nd rows and  1 prop in the middle, half who is does not seem happy to be in London and has only been down for Saturday run through so how can there be any link up and as for size, similar match up to Sheffield, agree but nowhere close to Leigh. Do agree though that skill set and link up between Leigh players was class but I believe there is that potential in the broncos 😊

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10 hours ago, Cowboy said:

Ramsey is the kid they've signed from West Wales actually.Will Ramsey

All are signed to Broncos 2022,regardless of where they first came from.All have featured for the Broncos before playing for Skolars this season.

Thank you for correcting me about Ramsey. The point I was trying to make is that in previous seasons Skolars were able to borrow good young players from Broncos who have since progressed to higher teams (eg M Davis, Butler, Walker, Bienek, Meadows, S Davis, Boafo, Ogden, Hindmarsh etc...) In the past these players were clearly better than Skolars squad & helped improve the teams performance/competitiveness (even if Skolars still lost a lot of games!) Currently the players Broncos are lending Skolars are either ex Skolars players or young reserve players, but they are not noticeably different in ability to the current Skolars squad - it could be argued based on the games I have seen so far that a couple of the current Skolars squad have performed better than the Broncos players on loan.

I have watched the Broncos academy and reserve games for a number of seasons – in the past the academy and reserve set up was very professionally run and had a reasonable depth of players (I think the academy team finished 5th a few years ago). Currently the reserve team is mainly made up of ex Skolars players, Broncos Academy players & current Skolars fringe players have been asked to make up the numbers. In all essence it seems that Broncos are running the reserve team purely because the RFL say they must have one to run an academy!

Of the 10 ish Skolars players that Broncos took only 3 seem to regularly play for Broncos (Latu, Macani, Grant) A couple of others have played the odd games.

Please note - I am not anti Broncos. Since moving down South from Leeds I have been a regular Broncos season ticket holder, I have in the past sponsored Broncos players and I currently have a Broncos season ticket. What disappoints me so much is how far the entire Broncos set up has fallen since our SL season. The move to part time may have been inevitable because of the low crowd numbers, but the manner and the way in which Broncos have gone about it could seriously affect the viability of Skolars and London RL in general. If Broncos self destruct of their own accord that would be terrible, to wipe out Skolars & London RL as well would be unforgivable.

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10 hours ago, Templegreen said:

Thank you for correcting me about Ramsey. The point I was trying to make is that in previous seasons Skolars were able to borrow good young players from Broncos who have since progressed to higher teams (eg M Davis, Butler, Walker, Bienek, Meadows, S Davis, Boafo, Ogden, Hindmarsh etc...) In the past these players were clearly better than Skolars squad & helped improve the teams performance/competitiveness (even if Skolars still lost a lot of games!) Currently the players Broncos are lending Skolars are either ex Skolars players or young reserve players, but they are not noticeably different in ability to the current Skolars squad - it could be argued based on the games I have seen so far that a couple of the current Skolars squad have performed better than the Broncos players on loan.

I have watched the Broncos academy and reserve games for a number of seasons – in the past the academy and reserve set up was very professionally run and had a reasonable depth of players (I think the academy team finished 5th a few years ago). Currently the reserve team is mainly made up of ex Skolars players, Broncos Academy players & current Skolars fringe players have been asked to make up the numbers. In all essence it seems that Broncos are running the reserve team purely because the RFL say they must have one to run an academy!

Of the 10 ish Skolars players that Broncos took only 3 seem to regularly play for Broncos (Latu, Macani, Grant) A couple of others have played the odd games.

Please note - I am not anti Broncos. Since moving down South from Leeds I have been a regular Broncos season ticket holder, I have in the past sponsored Broncos players and I currently have a Broncos season ticket. What disappoints me so much is how far the entire Broncos set up has fallen since our SL season. The move to part time may have been inevitable because of the low crowd numbers, but the manner and the way in which Broncos have gone about it could seriously affect the viability of Skolars and London RL in general. If Broncos self destruct of their own accord that would be terrible, to wipe out Skolars & London RL as well would be unforgivable.

The best points made so far, the sheer disappointment around the way the club has been handled over the past two seasons with seemingly no regard for the longevity of the sport. It is inconceivable how people involved cannot see this and I am sure it is why the likes of Powell and Ward left the set up but their departure signaled the direction it was going and something needs to be done for the entire structure quickly or the rescue mission may well be too late and leave jo survivors

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London Broncos 2022 very similar to Curb Your Enthusiasm, when Mel Brooks casts Larry David in his long running broadway show. Brooks was hoping Larry would stink so bad that he wouldn’t have to continue producing the show. Kinda feels the same with David Hughes and his appointments of commercial manager, ceo and coach.

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Well 234 days since Broncos last won a match. And 277 days since the Coach led any team to a victory. 

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Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

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A nice win today.

Some class performances.The middle three of Parata,Palumbo and Bienek were good.Particularly Bienek, absolutely outstanding upfront,was best on ground.

Chisholm had a gooden also,hopefully mustard can keep him on for season .

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8 hours ago, Cowboy said:

A nice win today.

Some class performances.The middle three of Parata,Palumbo and Bienek were good.Particularly Bienek, absolutely outstanding upfront,was best on ground.

Chisholm had a gooden also,hopefully mustard can keep him on for season .

Totally agree- had more fight about them, bienek was superb in first half. Actually played with pace and looked like wanted to be there! Need to build consistency now and if keep Chisholm and he comes down and trains with them they should improve week on week! 

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1 hour ago, watcherofRL said:

keep Chisholm 

 

10 hours ago, Cowboy said:

Chisholm had a good also,hopefully mustard can keep him on for season .

Rumours round these here parts says chizzy signing for kieghley

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3 minutes ago, POR said:

 

Rumours round these here parts says chizzy signing for kieghley

Then London need to do something about it then - cannot keep disrupting the team and it’s a chance to build here 

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