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Posted by The Lambeth Bronco on Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:45 pm
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..............."This is the end, beautiful friend, the end".................

And days after announcing a "major sponsorship" deal. You couldn't have made it. up

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Posted by Richie on Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:54 pm
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Very poor really. The lack of progress on the "real" stuff (coach, players, etc) showed they weren't really on track.

Hopefully another Midlands team, perhaps Coventry, can now make a go of this.
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Posted by bowes on Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:05 pm
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They were just a bunch of soccer people who knew nothing of rugby league. No attempt was made to sign players or a coach and they didn't even know you needed posts for rugby league when they tried to schedule a match. They had a totally dismissive attitude to rugby league already in existence in the midlands and Wakefield were not impressed

This has no effect on Coventry's bid either way.
Posted by Jimmythecuckoo on Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:18 pm
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Honestly haven't a clue what to say.
Posted by The Lambeth Bronco on Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:45 pm
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bowes wrote:
They were just a bunch of soccer people who knew nothing of rugby league. No attempt was made to sign players or a coach and they didn't even know you needed posts for rugby league when they tried to schedule a match. They had a totally dismissive attitude to rugby league already in existence in the midlands and Wakefield were not impressed

This has no effect on Coventry's bid either way.


I personally hope Coventry get a go @ Championship 1. They have made great strides in get league going in the city and have a good ground to play/see semi pro RL and the local RU side haven't felt threatened, unlike in Northampton where the amateur RU sides have seen the Demons go from strength to strength winning national championships and the fact that some have switched codes on a permanent basis didn't go down to well so much so that their old landlords were put under extreme pressure to kick out the Demons from their Northampton base.


Jimmythecuckoo wrote:
Honestly haven't a clue what to say.


Problem is Jimmy everyone has been duped. The RFL, Tetley's, Wakefield Trinity and the fan panel, who put in a tremendous effort to help get things started. Probably put back any chance of the Demons ever progressing into the semi pro ranks which is the way it should have been done, not the back of a fag packet plan with no investment strategy that some at the the football club envisaged it would be. I'll say it again someone at Cobblers saw it as a off season "revenue stream" for the football club, not a sporting opportunity for the game of RL and have clearly underestimated the monies that would need investing in such a start up venture. Cardoza has as good as admitted it in the joint statement.
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Posted by Jimmythecuckoo on Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:11 pm
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I dont even know if I am angry or just stunned.

I dont even know if I am angry at RL or at NTFC...
Posted by Starbug on Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:21 pm
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The only way the pro game will expand is if the sport itself pays for that expansion, 1 new club every 3 years, financed by the RFL until they are able to stand alone
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SOMEBODY SAID that it couldn’t be done
But he with a chuckle replied
That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it!
Posted by The Lambeth Bronco on Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:30 pm
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Jimmythecuckoo wrote:
I dont even know if I am angry or just stunned.

I dont even know if I am angry at RL or at NTFC...


There's only one place your let's call it "disappointment" needs to be directed at.......................
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Posted by espanyolswan on Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:36 am
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The Lambeth Bronco wrote:
I personally hope Coventry get a go @ Championship 1. They have made great strides in get league going in the city and have a good ground to play/see semi pro RL and the local RU side haven't felt threatened, unlike in Northampton where the amateur RU sides have seen the Demons go from strength to strength winning national championships and the fact that some have switched codes on a permanent basis didn't go down to well so much so that their old landlords were put under extreme pressure to kick out the Demons from their Northampton base.


Problem is Jimmy everyone has been duped. The RFL, Tetley's, Wakefield Trinity and the fan panel, who put in a tremendous effort to help get things started. Probably put back any chance of the Demons ever progressing into the semi pro ranks which is the way it should have been done, not the back of a fag packet plan with no investment strategy that some at the the football club envisaged it would be. I'll say it again someone at Cobblers saw it as a off season "revenue stream" for the football club, not a sporting opportunity for the game of RL and have clearly underestimated the monies that would need investing in such a start up venture. Cardoza has as good as admitted it in the joint statement.



Would not rule it out as the South Wales area blotted their copy book many times and still got chance after chance and if the Demons do it right their time may come again as there is room in the Midlands for 2 and possibly 3 Championship 1 clubs if phased in which is where the cock up has been at the RFL's end this time as although Crusaders and especially Scorpions were launched in no time getting 4 sides to do it at the same time is asking far too much.
Posted by Jimmythecuckoo on Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:31 pm
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Right, the subsite is closed and all threads on the forum locked.

Its all about this thread for discussion on the fall out of the clubs removal from the league.
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