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Posted by RLRealist on Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:05 pm
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Posted by Uncle Rico on Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:34 pm
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Interesting read.

However, Noble as smug as he looks in the photograph, does not seem to consider that playing in a league 3,500 miles away BY CHOICE isn't in itself a "hurdle" or will have an impact on "player welfare"?
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:51 pm
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Nobby as usual is right on the money. He is an ornament to our game.
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Posted by RLRealist on Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:56 pm
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Correct. And as such he is sought after with the television networks.
Posted by Uncle Rico on Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:05 pm
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He's an "ornament" all right, pity he's not a Realist, but, then again perhaps not.

I'm not getting into an expansionist black hole debate with 'both' or 'either' of you, I'm quite content to let you play with yourselves so please carry on
Posted by wrencat1873 on Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:12 pm
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What exactly is he moaning about ??

Surely, such a well run club will have budgeted for these costs, in the expectation that they would reach the Super 8's or, perhaps, having to travel to away games in England has come as a total shock.
Perhaps the cost of travel etc is one of the reasons why RL has previously only tried to expand into France and yet neither Toulouse ofr Catalan seem to have complained, with Catalan coming over for cup fixtures (and the Final in a couple of weeks time).
You would expect that Noble, of all people, knew where most Super 8's games took place, after all he is from a northern pit village :wink:
Perhaps he was hoping for the advantage of playing all home games and all away games in blocks, which would have helped his club massively.
Its also strange that some of the expansion experts on here quote 10,000 quid/ game as the cost of playing Toronto but, Mr Noble needs over 48,000 per game, maybe they only travel first class and stay in the best hotels, instead of a glorified bunk house.
Posted by Someday on Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:40 pm
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wrencat1873 wrote:
What exactly is he moaning about ??

Surely, such a well run club will have budgeted for these costs, in the expectation that they would reach the Super 8's or, perhaps, having to travel to away games in England has come as a total shock.
Perhaps the cost of travel etc is one of the reasons why RL has previously only tried to expand into France and yet neither Toulouse ofr Catalan seem to have complained, with Catalan coming over for cup fixtures (and the Final in a couple of weeks time).
You would expect that Noble, of all people, knew where most Super 8's games took place, after all he is from a northern pit village :wink:
Perhaps he was hoping for the advantage of playing all home games and all away games in blocks, which would have helped his club massively.
Its also strange that some of the expansion experts on here quote 10,000 quid/ game as the cost of playing Toronto but, Mr Noble needs over 48,000 per game, maybe they only travel first class and stay in the best hotels, instead of a glorified bunk house.

Well and does he also think or except if they get promoted that the super league will do the same has league 1 and the championship and let them play all games enblock if so tell them to bog of we do not need them do we
Posted by Sir Kevin Sinfield on Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:52 pm
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Someday wrote:
Well and does he also think or except if they get promoted that the super league will do the same has league 1 and the championship and let them play all games enblock if so tell them to bog of we do not need them do we

No but I believe Super League clubs will be expected to pay their own travel and accommodation costs.

I think most fans would disagree with you about not needing them.
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
Nobby as usual is right on the money. He is an ornament to our game.


We have quite a few ornaments in our house, her indoors dusts them as necessary but apart from that they are ignored.
Posted by wrencat1873 on Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:07 pm
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Sir Kevin Sinfield wrote:
No but I believe Super League clubs will be expected to pay their own travel and accommodation costs.

I think most fans would disagree with you about not needing them.


Please tell us why SL "need" them.
Although there may be some "potential" sponsorship options, what benefits will Toronto being in SL actually bring ?
Their "harlem globetrotter status" is unlikely to yield increases in fan numbers as they can only spend "the same" as other SL clubs (not the twice or three times as much as the opposition they have played thus far), there will be additional costs to all clubs for going over there to play and if Nobles figures are correct this may be around 50k (not the 10k that some have been suggesting), notwithstanding the fact that the local climate will leave them playing their first "X" number of fixtures away from home, which will skew the fixtures for all other sides.

I may support a "small" club in the North of England but, your optimism is just crossed fingers, with no tangible benefit to their inclusion.
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