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Posted by Call Me God on Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:02 pm
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Genuine question here. After watching Leeds get totally owned by a pretty average HKR side, at what stage will Hetherington and his gang decide on no relegation this year?

Leeds have 2 more games v London, one of which is at Magic and looking at both teams run of fixtures coming up, I can genuinely see Leeds being 6 points adrift of the Cockneys by the time they visit the wedding venue in September......at present, it's looking like a two horse race for last spot, but will the SL chairmen even contemplate the loss of the biggest supported club in the country going down?

What odds will you get on a 14 team Licensed SL returning for 2020 with another "early" TV deal trumpeted as the reason?
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:
Posted by MorePlaymakersNeeded on Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:10 pm
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Don't start Jean off again with his 14 SL dream line up of Catalan, Toulouse, Wigan, St Helens, Leeds, Castleford, London, Toronto, New York, Moscow, Ulan Bator and Alpha Centauri.
Posted by ThePrinter on Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:13 pm
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TBF as much as ppl are going on abou mustt win games and 4 pointers. Teams still have 38/40 points available to play for, so 4/6 point gaps are naff all right now.
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Posted by snowie on Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:14 pm
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It needs to be 16 and I'd say there is teams now available to sustain it, we could then do away with the third game an just play home and away, still not happy with the thoughts of a Canadian team in the league
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Posted by The Devil's Advocate on Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:20 pm
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Wishful thinking Bro.

Don't worry about Leeds, their gonna resort to the school method of, giving it to the "big lad".

Two horse race, really!

Don't underestimate the Loiners, check out their relegation stats.
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Posted by CM Punk on Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:26 pm
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MorePlaymakersNeeded wrote:
Don't start Jean off again with his 14 SL dream line up of Catalan, Toulouse, Wigan, St Helens, Leeds, Castleford, London, Toronto, New York, Moscow, Ulan Bator and Alpha Centauri.


Don't be ridiculous...

Everyone knows there's not a chance the RFL would risk the riots if Castleford played Alpha Centauri.
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Posted by Call Me God on Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:44 pm
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The Devil's Advocate wrote:
Wishful thinking Bro.

Don't worry about Leeds, their gonna resort to the school method of, giving it to the "big lad".

Two horse race, really!

Don't underestimate the Loiners, check out their relegation stats.

Leeds look bereft of ideas in attack and paper thin in defense........regardless of their recruitment/loss of players, their academy would in all probability be better.
Their coaching appointment was a mistake. I never rated Mac, but he's have gotten more out of this bunch than furner......Leeds are in trouble....they have Hudds, Wakey, HKR, Salford and Castleford to play before Magic......I can see them maybe getting 2 points from that lot....I still see london 2 points ahead of them by Magic, so if they lose at Anfield, I can see the pin being pulled on relegation.
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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Leeds look bereft of ideas in attack and paper thin in defense........regardless of their recruitment/loss of players, their academy would in all probability be better.
Their coaching appointment was a mistake. I never rated Mac, but he's have gotten more out of this bunch than furner......Leeds are in trouble....they have Hudds, Wakey, HKR, Salford and Castleford to play before Magic......I can see them maybe getting 2 points from that lot....I still see london 2 points ahead of them by Magic, so if they lose at Anfield, I can see the pin being pulled on relegation.


It's all about opinions I guess, but it wouldn't surprise me if they won them all, then again, very little surprises me these days.

I really hope your right though.
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Posted by Beverley red on Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:44 pm
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The present state of the game now to Me shows the farce of the golden point games. My team (or any other) could for example finish bottom one point behind Leeds or Hull with a better points difference but as it stands now they have had extra playing time to get that extra point, time denied all other teams in the league. In the modern era where so much money is needed to run a club relegation is such a devastating financial blow why should teams get extra time to gain points that they where not good enough to get in the allotted time?
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Pretty average? Considering the injuries we have done well to win as many as we have. Throw in 2 games v Salford and Frogs thrown away and we could be a little more comfortable. Warry and Saints aside there is little but attitude and playing the ref better between the other 10 sides on any given day. We played Hudds with 1 fit prop. Sts with 2. We had 3 tonight and looked dominant til Hauraki and Garbutt went off. Think a bit more credits due We kept Merrin quiet which pretty much negated their pack. Hurrell is a bit like BMM and the 2 tubs at Wakey.A real handful. I like Watkins but he looks injured? Dwyer tried hard again but as a team Leeds look shot. Not sure Ferres and Myler can turn it round?
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