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Re: New York, New York.
Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:03 am
Posted by Orrell Lad on Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:03 am
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Re: New York, New York.
Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:54 pm
Posted by Rogues Gallery on Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:54 pm
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You would think that the RFL would look to schedule Superleague clubs away games on consecutive weekends v New York and Toronto, but it's the RFL we're talking about so it probably won't happen.
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Re: New York, New York.
Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:04 pm
Posted by Grimmy on Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:04 pm
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Rogues Gallery wrote:
You would think that the RFL would look to schedule Superleague clubs away games on consecutive weekends v New York and Toronto, but it's the RFL we're talking about so it probably won't happen.

They would need to be in the same division first to be fair, which rules out the first season at least. Agree it would make sense for SL clubs and full time Championship clubs though if they eventually get to the same division.
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Re: New York, New York.
Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:35 pm
Posted by Dezzies_right_hook on Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:35 pm
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It's exciting times!! They will bring money to the game they will add to viewing figures and raise the profile of sl outside of the UK. If as posted above they end up with a north American league it will eventually create a larger pool of talent with sl seen as the step up??

The concern I have about a north American league is the salary cap question, will they have one? If so it's not beyond belief that afigure of say 10m a year could be afforded by wealthy owners and their own TV deal? Meaning they could just import best from sl and the nrl
Re: New York, New York.
Post Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:17 am
Posted by TimperleySaint on Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:17 am
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Could be a huge pool of talent out there - think of the American Football players that don't make to the NFL!

All those high school kids and college kids that play the game across the country, but only 240 odd get selected to play in the NFL each year, and not all of those actually end up on a team - so RL could be the perfect place for them to move into. They won't obviously get the financial benefits that the NFL offers, but if it's the physical/skill side of the game they are interested in, they have some amazing athletes that could fit right in to most positions on an RL field.

In that way, I'm surprised RL has never really hit American shores until now...
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Re: New York, New York.
Post Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:32 pm
Posted by Rogues Gallery on Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:32 pm
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Charlie (Chuck) Wiseman anybody?
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Re: New York, New York.
Post Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:49 pm
Posted by fleabag on Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:49 pm
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TimperleySaint wrote:

In that way, I'm surprised RL has never really hit American shores until now...


We have.

There have been many attempts to promote the game over there. For example ; I also recall a promotional game between us and Wire in IIRC Milwaukee, and where there was a bout of fisticuffs on the field between Ellery Hanley and Les Boyd in 1989.

Trying to promote over there with American football and baseball is like our constant problem here trying to eclipse football.

I hope they succeed and build.
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Re: New York, New York.
Post Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:52 pm
Posted by fleabag on Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:52 pm
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Rogues Gallery wrote:
Charlie (Chuck) Wiseman anybody?


My old Dad said he was rubbish ! :lol:
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Re: New York, New York.
Post Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:01 pm
Posted by Rogues Gallery on Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:01 pm
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fleabag wrote:
My old Dad said he was rubbish ! :lol:


Another project signing. :SHHH:
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For sale full Saints kit (circa 1989). Shirts in pristine condition, but shorts badly soiled.

For 27 - 0 you get a trophy
For 75 - 0 you get sod all.

Wigan had eight in a row
Saints have five in a row
Re: New York, New York.
Post Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:36 pm
Posted by fleabag on Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:36 pm
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Rogues Gallery wrote:
Another project signing. :SHHH:


Your dead right there mate.

Before my time, but didn't he only play one or two games ?
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