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Post Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:03 pm
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:03 pm
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Thursday: Catalans Dragons draw 22-22 with the much fancied Warrington Wolves, at Warrington, despite having a man in the sin bin for 10 minutes.

Sunday: Toulouse Olympique defeat Barrow Raiders 72-6 at Barrow.

Sunday: France wins the FIFA World Cup in Moscow 4-2 over Hrvatia (Croatia).

England took 4th place in the FIFA World Cup by losing to Belgium 2-0 the previous day.


France is surely at the moment a sporting power house greater than England.
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Re: A great week for France
Post Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:22 pm
Posted by HXSparky on Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:22 pm
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Granted a great win by France earlier today, but pray tell in what other sports does France demonstrate a greater sporting prowess than England?

Of the top 10 sports in the world (by fan-base), neither country does that well. After football, cricket comes next, and then it's hockey, tennis, volleyball, table tennis, basketball, baseball, rugby union and golf.

If truth be known, we're both pretty average.
Re: A great week for France
Post Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:14 pm
Posted by reffy on Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:14 pm
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France were significantly assisted by the officials, no contact before Griezmann’s dive and a shocking penalty award. Add to those the own goal and the power house tag is hyperbole and typical of the false monsieur.
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Post Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:20 pm
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Actually, of the top two sports England are doing Ok. Just come 4th in the World Cup, 5th ranked in Cricket test matches and 1st in 1-day internationals.
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Post Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:03 pm
Posted by Brick with eyes on Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:03 pm
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HXSparky wrote:
5th ranked in Cricket test matches .


That’s an amazing achievement
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Post Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:05 am
Posted by HXSparky on Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:05 am
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Test rankings: India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, England.
ODi Rankings: England, India, South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan

I agree, England is on a high in international cricket rankings at the moment.

The OP was that France are a "sporting power house greater than England". I think not regardless of their footballing triumph.
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Post Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:26 am
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:26 am
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Cricket only has 12 Test playing nations.

Football has the equivalent of nearly 200, with 32 in the World Cup playoffs. Football success must have much greater relative weight than cricket.

Rugby league is of course even weaker in international weight than cricket. But the success of French teams in recent days has been noticeable.
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Post Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:55 am
Posted by Call Me God on Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:55 am
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
Sorry....I forgot
http://www.chorleyfc.com/


:D
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 Widnes 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:
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Post Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:17 am
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:17 am
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Call Me God wrote:
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Why do you have to derail the thread?

Where I live (which is not Chorley) has nothing to do with my point made. You have a slovenly mind.
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Re: A great week for France
Post Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:33 am
Posted by RoyBoy29 on Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:33 am
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Who would have thought, a French t sporting team with a full compliment of French players winning something.
Irony is represented below.

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He is not telling the truth. He is talking paranoid rubbish.


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You do talk some complete drivel.


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and for our fantastic coach; who is a man of high integrity and doesn't deserve the classless treatment he has received from many on this forum: a real gentleman Rowley is.

Just so you know, Paul Rowley is highly thought of here in Toronto.
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