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Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:14 pm
Posted by alleycat on Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:14 pm
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Thoughts?

Here's mine; I believed that Andy Burnham would do a good job; a genuine fan if I remember correctly, born in Leigh. Spoke up about the Hillsborough debacle when few others would dare. Not sure he did such a great job as RFL president though, a bit too quiet on Rugby League matters for me.

The role is largely as a figurehead with no responsibility or duties. Is Adams a good fit? I dunno; he has a high profile, some of his PR is not good but as a soccer player he was a solid and hard player and probably still commands respect despite his off-field problems. He can certainly get himself into the media if he wants to (as could Burnham), but he seems to have no connection whatsoever to RL; unless, perhaps, he is a silent London fan!

I never saw this one coming; let's see!
Re: New RFL President Tony Adams
Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:45 pm
Posted by My Mate Ronnie on Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:45 pm
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Footballing legend Tony Adams MBE has been nominated to become the 29th president of the Rugby Football League in 2019.
Tony Adams is known and respected throughout sport and beyond, not only for his outstanding playing career with Arsenal, but more recently for his pioneering work with Sporting Chance.
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Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:56 pm
Posted by Ruune Rebellion on Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:56 pm
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Given the amount of ale cans who play in SL he will be a good fit
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Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:17 pm
Posted by the artist on Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:17 pm
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Ruune Rebellion wrote:
Given the amount of ale cans who play in SL he will be a good fit


he's been teetotal for 22 years but don't let that put you off a soundbite or two

adams is a one club man, part of an exclusive group of players with over 500 top flight appearances. for younger posters, he was an outstanding central defender part of a rock solid defence at arsenal. if i was picking an all time premier league team he would be my first name on the team sheet and would be captain, even though his career spanned 10 years or so on either side of the league's creation

its his work at sporting chance which has been prominent in the last few years. frankly given the mess which some RL players both here and in Aus get themselves into with various substances, they could do worse than knock on his office door for a word or two.

having said that, its a bit left field even for the RFL. does he have a track record with liking league?

good luck to him, as others have said the role seems to be fairly low profile, we'll see how he adapts to it
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Re: New RFL President Tony Adams
Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:34 am
Posted by northmanchesterdevil on Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:34 am
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Already been all over the news and even was discussed for 10 minutes on the champions league debate show where Stuart Pearce and Craig Bellamy were waxing lyrical about how great our game is and how amazing our athletes are so already raising our profile.
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Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:53 pm
Posted by My Mate Ronnie on Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:53 pm
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Former England football star Stuart Pearce has launched a strong defence of rugby league after the sport hit the headlines following the announcement that Tony Adams will become the RFL’s next President.

But the former Nottingham Forest defender also took his opportunity on Sky Sports’ The Debate to heavily criticise the media in the south.
A fan of Warrington Wolves, Pearce insists rugby league deserves a bigger profile due to the athleticism on show each week in the Super League.

“I get sick to death with the media in the south of England giving absolutely no profile at all to fantastic sports people and matches. It’s only in that M62 corridor where it gets profile in the main.
Re: New RFL President Tony Adams
Post Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:13 am
Posted by BRIXTON on Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:13 am
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Maybe Stuart Pearce should support his local team rather than one over 200 mies away.
Re: New RFL President Tony Adams
Post Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:27 am
Posted by snowie on Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:27 am
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Maybe Stuart Pearce should support his local team rather than one over 200 mies away.
at least he can't be accused of being a glory hunter :lol:
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Post Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:46 am
Posted by BRIXTON on Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:46 am
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Ha ha , buthis for us London that's what he is, along with Bradley wiggins and rio Ferdinand all born and bred in London but choose to support teams in the top four at the other end of the country , funny how they didn't choose Leigh or Salford.
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Post Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:00 am
Posted by ThePrinter on Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:00 am
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at least he can't be accused of being a glory hunter :lol:


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