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Post Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:18 pm
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:18 pm
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unfortunately being in the top 4 of the championship isn't good enough. you need to be head and shoulders above the rest in the championship and then go on to beat 2 of the super league teams in the middle 8's to avoid being in the sudden death £m game


If Toulouse could strengthen their current squad with cover in the spine, plus a couple of Antipodean forwards, then they could beat at least two Super League teams, perhaps be roughly equal to Toronto, and thereby make it into Super League -- via the £1m game or not.
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Post Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:34 pm
Posted by Cokey on Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:34 pm
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
If Toulouse could strengthen their current squad with cover in the spine, plus a couple of Antipodean forwards, then they could beat at least two Super League teams, perhaps be roughly equal to Toronto, and thereby make it into Super League -- via the £1m game or not.


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Post Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:41 pm
Posted by RoyBoy29 on Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:41 pm
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Don't forget my dear French poodle, the other teams will also be strengthening
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Post Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:16 pm
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pie.warrior wrote:
unfortunately being in the top 4 of the championship isn't good enough. you need to be head and shoulders above the rest in the championship and then go on to beat 2 of the super league teams in the middle 8's to avoid being in the sudden death £m game


Indeed.
Even KR may struggle this time around, although, after their mis fortune last season they will be extremely well motivated.
London may take a SL scalp, which would put the cat well among the pigeons but, it could well be, as you were, with Leigh and Widness retaining their SL status.
Next season will be tougher still with Toronto likely to be challenging at the top end of the Championship and assuming there is no change to the current system, the middle 8's will be the toughest yet.
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Post Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:19 pm
Posted by GUBRATS on Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:19 pm
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
If Toulouse strengthen their squad they should be in the top 4 of the Championship in 2018, and a chance of promotion to Super League in 2019.


Yet another very sensible post , has somebody ' hacked ' your account ?
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Post Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:24 pm
Posted by GUBRATS on Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:24 pm
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
If Toulouse could strengthen their current squad with cover in the spine, plus a couple of Antipodean forwards, then they could beat at least two Super League teams, perhaps be roughly equal to Toronto, and thereby make it into Super League -- via the £1m game or not.


You were doing ever so well , then normal service resumed
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Post Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:19 pm
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:19 pm
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People seem to forget that Toulouse had the strongest team in the Championship when they were at full strength (beat Hull KR and Featherstone twice) but their performance only plummeted when they suffered a lot of injuries, especially to their dazzling stand off Jonathan Ford and their quality scrum half Stanislaus Robin. That is why finding quality cover in the halves and at hooker, plus a couple of quality, beefy, Antipodean forwards, will likely turn Toulouse into a Championship powerhouse that can fight its way into Super League.
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Post Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:07 pm
Posted by Wellsy13 on Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:07 pm
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HXSparky wrote:
"Significant part of in it the top two", but finished fifth...

What's your point?

Surely the fact that they've been their for a large part of the season after only one recent year at this level shows they're not far from where they need to be and won't take too much to push on?

To say they likely won't be there next year based on this year's results is very presumptuous.

Personally, I can't see Fax or Fev being up there next season.
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Post Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:23 am
Posted by HXSparky on Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:23 am
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My point is that saying that Toulouse spent part of the season in the top two is irrelevant. It's where you stand at the end of the season that matters, albeit admittedly only a couple of points between 3rd and 5th.

That said, you're right that they may well do better next year, but my own opinion is that they won't. Just like you've just expressed an opinion that Fax or Fev won't kick on next season.

It doesn't really make a lot of sense to say that if TO strengthen their squad then they'll do better. They certainly should, but that would be true of any team that strengthened their team!
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Post Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:28 am
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HXSparky wrote:

That said, you're right that they may well do better next year, but my own opinion is that they won't. !Just like you've just expressed an opinion that Fax or Fev won't kick on next season.


And what, pray tell, is your opinion of Toulouse's prospects based upon, apart from wishful thinking? It seems obviously to be based upon nothing but wishful thinking.

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It doesn't really make a lot of sense to say that if TO strengthen their squad then they'll do better. They certainly should, but that would be true of any team that strengthened their team


This above para is pure gibberish. You say that it doesn't make sense...and then again it does make sense, if Toulouse strengthen their squad they will do better. Make up your mind you dullard. Does it make sense or doesn't it?

You need to take some courses in writing and logical argument.
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