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Just now, Fevrover said:

That's your choice and i respect that but there's no reason we can't have a competitive team AND nice toilets. I agree they are in all honesty a set of friendlies but it's OUR club and after 52 years supporting them i ain't giving up yet,it's in the blood.

I wouldn’t put anyone off going mate I want game to thrive but now I’m getting older I’d rather have more holidays than watch friendlies but that’s just me. 

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Just now, Rovers13 said:

I wouldn’t put anyone off going mate I want game to thrive but now I’m getting older I’d rather have more holidays than watch friendlies but that’s just me. 

Like i say that's your choice, enjoy your holidays and pick your matches.

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47 minutes ago, Rovers13 said:

Like I said last franchising if we go down this route again I’m done with the sport. I don’t care where I pee, as long as rugby is great to watch, I will go to cinema if I cared about the toilets. 

People with disabilities do care though.

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2 hours ago, Rovers13 said:

Wilderspool, thrum hall,  boulevard, Knowlesley road, craven park, naughton park we’re bouncing now their as dead as a door Knob lol. 

Well, four of them are.

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1 hour ago, Fevrover said:

Them without them do as well lol.

Absolutely right.

NCL criteria require a decent clubhouse with good toilet facilities for members and spectators alike. Or you simply don't get accepted.

Believe it or not one of the first inspections is the female toilet area. If they are useless or dirty you won't attract the families to your game and you certainly won't get the outside functions that bring in the valuable cash - funerals, christenings, birthdays and even occasionally weddings. One quick look by the matriarch can spell the difference between financial success and failure.

Even changing rooms are being looked at - not much call for urinals only when the girls want to play..

Those long cues for the female toilets  especially at half time are thankfully moving into history - not easy to keep them interested in returning for the next home fixture if they've missed most of the present one queuing......

But of course for some peeing on the corrugated iron at the back of the likes of the Kop at Central Park will always be endearing to the memory...........

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2 minutes ago, del capo said:

Absolutely right.

NCL criteria require a decent clubhouse with good toilet facilities for members and spectators alike. Or you simply don't get accepted.

Believe it or not one of the first inspections is the female toilet area. If they are useless or dirty you won't attract the families to your game and you certainly won't get the outside functions that bring in the valuable cash - funerals, christenings, birthdays and even occasionally weddings. One quick look by the matriarch can spell the difference between financial success and failure.

Even changing rooms are being looked at - not much call for urinals only when the girls want to play..

Those long cues for the female toilets  especially at half time are thankfully moving into history - not easy to keep them interested in returning for the next home fixture if they've missed most of the present one queuing......

But of course for some peeing on the corrugated iron at the back of the likes of the Kop at Central Park will always be endearing to the memory...........

Yeah I probably fall into that bottom sentence as I’m def not posh more old fashioned lol. 

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On 16/10/2023 at 08:54, Spidey said:

There has been statements- what would you like to hear from the RFL?

When other clubs (Widnes, for example) have gone bust, the RFL has made statements about working with people to restart the club. There are plenty of places to play in the NE, plenty of fans, people who ran the club before the RU team took it over. I'd expect the RFL to at least be making noises about wanting interested parties to come forward. Unless they really are trying to kill league 1.

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22 minutes ago, JonM said:

When other clubs (Widnes, for example) have gone bust, the RFL has made statements about working with people to restart the club. There are plenty of places to play in the NE, plenty of fans, people who ran the club before the RU team took it over. I'd expect the RFL to at least be making noises about wanting interested parties to come forward. Unless they really are trying to kill league 1.

Well with grading put back another week, they’ve probably lost their calculators so will be busy buying another to add up these grading points as we all know they couldn’t organise a pee up in a brewery lol. 

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22 hours ago, Spidey said:

The mechanism is covered in the operational rules. Each player is given a salary cap value. It does not always equal what they are actually paid - this covered dispensations like marquee players and club trained also

That's interesting, I'm aware of the extra mechanisms for marquee players and fed trained etc, but I didn't realise there was a part time pro-rata element to it.  That seems a difficult calculation to make due to the massively different circumstances player to player and club to club. 

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56 minutes ago, Tubby said:

That's interesting, I'm aware of the extra mechanisms for marquee players and fed trained etc, but I didn't realise there was a part time pro-rata element to it.  That seems a difficult calculation to make due to the massively different circumstances player to player and club to club. 

I don't think there is - there's no mention in the Op Rules

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Have the RFL actually released a proper statement about this? It always struck me that they saw the NE as strategically important particularly as they play magic up there and awarded world cup games. I'm not suggesting interventions when clubs go under but would maybe be a good idea to hear what they are going to do to help NE RL and what they will do to try to stop these issues happening. I suspect as soon as a heartlands club are affected they will jump into action. 

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2 hours ago, Rovers13 said:

Well with grading put back another week, they’ve probably lost their calculators so will be busy buying another to add up these grading points as we all know they couldn’t organise a pee up in a brewery lol. 

    Probably trying to see how they can boost London's points now they have deservedly been promoted.

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4 minutes ago, Gooleboy said:

Has the announcement been put back until the SL Chairman agree to IMG's gradings? 

They've already agreed on how they will be calculated. Other than checking the maths has been done right, what will there be to agree?

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4 hours ago, JonM said:

When other clubs (Widnes, for example) have gone bust, the RFL has made statements about working with people to restart the club. There are plenty of places to play in the NE, plenty of fans, people who ran the club before the RU team took it over. I'd expect the RFL to at least be making noises about wanting interested parties to come forward. Unless they really are trying to kill league 1.

More than trying……succeeding more like.  Lets remember its was the RFL who placed Newcastle in the championship….they didnt join the championship based on their on field performance….instead they were considered to be the most appropriate of the interested clubs to make the grade. Talk about backing the wrong horse…it now appears they backed a donkey ( no offence to the supporters of gateshead/ newcastle who are a wonderful bunch and deserve better).

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3 minutes ago, Anita Bath said:

More than trying……succeeding more like.  Lets remember its was the RFL who placed Newcastle in the championship….they didnt join the championship based on their on field performance….instead they were considered to be the most appropriate of the interested clubs to make the grade. Talk about backing the wrong horse…it now appears they backed a donkey ( no offence to the supporters of gateshead/ newcastle who are a wonderful bunch and deserve better).

Yeah glad their not horse racing tipsters I’d be skint 🤣🤣

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15 minutes ago, Rovers13 said:

I was going to start a new thread but seen as though RFL been talked about on here, how true it is no idea as it’s gledhill lol. 

 

 

One for another thread, surely?

Sport, amongst other things, is a dream-world offering escape from harsh reality and the disturbing prospect of change.

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