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Posted by Call Me God on Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:03 pm
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/england-world-cup-final-no-one-has-noticed/
Kwality stuff...... :lol: can anyone confirm if it was in the Print version???
JESUS WEPT :WALL: HOW MANY TIMES?????
£20 a ticket and £15 on beer and merchandise.....so an away fan is worth £35. At best, 1,000 is the average away support split across 11 rounds and I am being really generous here, so Toronto, replacing say Wakefield will cost a SL club £35,000.
The minimum turnover of a SL club is £4,000,000 so Toronto instead of Wakefield is worth less than 1% of a SL clubs turnover.

There are many valid reasons for and against expansion into America, but "AWAY FANS" isn't one of them. :BEAT:
Posted by Muggins on Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:37 pm
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That is cringe worthy. Completely unfunny and unnecessary. Articles like that do nothing but harm to RL.
Posted by Call Me God on Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:17 pm
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Muggins wrote:
That is cringe worthy. Completely unfunny and unnecessary. Articles like that do nothing but harm to RL.

a. It is funny.....
b. It is necessary......and it's in a paper that has a fleeting relationship with any sport other than fox hunting, Cricket and Union....which leads to
3. It may get a few readers flicking on their TV's this weekend
d....did you see what I did there, because I doubt you actually read the article.
e. No publicity is bad publicity.
JESUS WEPT :WALL: HOW MANY TIMES?????
£20 a ticket and £15 on beer and merchandise.....so an away fan is worth £35. At best, 1,000 is the average away support split across 11 rounds and I am being really generous here, so Toronto, replacing say Wakefield will cost a SL club £35,000.
The minimum turnover of a SL club is £4,000,000 so Toronto instead of Wakefield is worth less than 1% of a SL clubs turnover.

There are many valid reasons for and against expansion into America, but "AWAY FANS" isn't one of them. :BEAT:
Posted by Muggins on Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:13 pm
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Yes, I did read it. And I found most of it to be pathetic. Snidey chip on the shoulder stuff about rugby union. Let's all laugh at the fat kids that play rugby union. Hilarious? No, pathetic, sad and embarrassing.

Oh, boo hoo nobody has noticed that there's a RL world cup being played. More like they have noticed but they don't care. Just like the Aussies didn't care enough to even fill a 30000 stadium for a world cup match between Australia and England. England RU could get more than that for a game against Narnia.

I'm not going to let you and the pathetic Bill Burrows drag me into this crap though. You can both pat yourselves on the back at how amusing the article is. I think it's pathetic and I'm sure so will most people who like both codes of rugby and want both to be a success. Rugby union shouldn't even be getting a mention right now. They had their world cup two years ago.

Instead I'm going to be positive and get behind the England RL team and the fantastic players in that squad. They're my team and I'll support them just as I support England at football, cricket, rugby union and the rest. I've been watching those "five minutes you didn't see" videos. Absolutely superb. Watching O'Loughlin when Tonga almost scored that try late on. You could see how much it means to him and the others. I can't wait for Saturday morning.
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:15 am
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This was a hilarious send up of rugby union, and a promo for rugby league.

I hope that Prince Harry read it, and shares it with meritorious Meghan Markle.
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Utter cringe! Reads like a gcse student wrote it.

This is exactly why no one takes the sport we love seriously

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Posted by bren2k on Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:55 am
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Isn't the main thrust of that article that RL is better than RU, but that it's not promoted properly - which is pretty much what is said on here on a weekly basis?

That said - it's not especially well written, but that's no terrific surprise given the paper it was published in.
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Mentality of a rugby league fan:

Someone associated with Rugby Union writes something in jest about Rugby League the uproar is unprecedented and they are compared to Charles Manson, AIDS, North Korea and the Conservative Party.

If someone associated with Rugby League writes something about rugby union its hilarious

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Posted by wrencat1873 on Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:31 pm
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Call Me God wrote:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/england-world-cup-final-no-one-has-noticed/
Kwality stuff...... :lol: can anyone confirm if it was in the Print version???


I think that your love of this article shows your true colours.
The sneering establishment press, ridiculing anything that isnt from one of their public school chums.

Absolutely brilliant :SHOOT:

And they say that there is no bias in the press and media against RL, it makes me want to vomit.

The irony is that Union takes League half back's onto their coaching staff.
Perhaps they need to learn what to do with the ball once in finally make it into open play.
Posted by PopTart on Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:34 pm
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I liked it. I thought it was funny.
But anyone not interested in rugby won't read it and any Union fan will still think Union is better and that we have a chip.
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