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Who do you want to get promoted to Super League in 2019?

1. Toronto
17
20%
2. Toulouse
13
15%
3. London.
15
18%
4. Featherstone
12
14%
5. Halifax
15
18%
6. Leigh
13
15%
 
Total votes : 85

Posted by Budgiezilla on Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:46 am
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Budgiezilla wrote:

I have a bit of sympathy but Diskin says they’ve been trying to get it sorted for 3 months. That’s not actually that long a time frame to sort out visas/travel etc. Why weren’t they trying to sort it as soon as the fixture list was announced? It’s clearly their biggest logistical challenge of the year so surely you’d get that sorted first?
Posted by Budgiezilla on Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:17 am
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Agreed. But I don't recall the League One clubs last season having problems in taking a full squad to Toronto ? Maybe Canada have tightened it's VISA laws in 2018.
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Posted by Greg Florimos Boots on Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:17 am
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Him wrote:
I have a bit of sympathy but Diskin says they’ve been trying to get it sorted for 3 months. That’s not actually that long a time frame to sort out visas/travel etc. Why weren’t they trying to sort it as soon as the fixture list was announced? It’s clearly their biggest logistical challenge of the year so surely you’d get that sorted first?


Don't they take advice from the RFL on this though?

Scrap that it seems they don't which is beyond belief in itself. It does raise a number of questions over player welfare though.

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Posted by Him on Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:21 am
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Greg Florimos Boots wrote:
Don't they take advice from the RFL on this though?

I don’t know to be honest, but I’d still say it’s the clubs responsibility rather than the RFL’s to make sure they can get to a fixture.

Budgiezilla wrote:
Agreed. But I don't recall the League One clubs last season having problems in taking a full squad to Toronto ? Maybe Canada have tightened it's VISA laws in 2018.

You’re right I don’t remember many League 1 clubs having trouble getting there, so maybe you’re right with that. Would explain it I suppose.
Posted by Bent&Bongser on Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:55 pm
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How much has it cost Batley to fail to get a full squad there? Money down the drain for a club being run on a shoestring (when they last reached the Middle Eights, one of the national papers quoted their annual playing budget as £330,000).

This time round travel and spartan accommodation are paid for by the Canadians. What happens if the latter do get promoted? That agreement ends. What then happens should Toronto be relegated at some point in the future? How many shoestring clubs would fail to fulfil the away fixture, take the smaller financial hit of a fine, forfeit the points and hand the league leaders shield to the insurgents?

Flaming quarter-baked idea from the outset!
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I tell you what. Regardless of who gets promoted, the battle for top 4 has been so much more exciting than super league. All clubs have played their part...even Leigh :D

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Posted by Bent&Bongser on Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:27 pm
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Lebron James wrote:
I tell you what. Regardless of who gets promoted, the battle for top 4 has been so much more exciting than super league. All clubs have played their part...even Leigh :D

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Give you that LJ, Leigh played their part by bombing for the first month and a half of the season.

It's now VERY exciting for us, but not in a bone-on way.

It should be noted that the post to which you reply, pointed out a genuine, possible (probable) complication for Championship clubs and was not a snide sideswipe at Toronto from a Leyther. Seem to recall that Big Nige's salary was somewhat on a par with the above-mentioned Batley budget.

If you're a king, benight (stet) him.

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took me 5 minutes to get my visa /eta authorised from the canadian embassy website, why does it take rugby teams 3 months?
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number 6 wrote:
took me 5 minutes to get my visa /eta authorised from the canadian embassy website, why does it take rugby teams 3 months?


Was it a tourist visa (putting dollars into their economy), or was it a working visa (taking them out)? BIG difference.

Yes, their own clubs would be paying their wages, but they surely are not required to take their own tuck tins with them, are they?
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