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Smiffy27 wrote:
I share your concerns with "getting back to normal". I don't really think we will get back to "normal" for a very long time.


It will only take as long as you, the individual, make it.
And so you aim towards the sky,
And you'll rise high today,
Fly away, Far away,
Far from pain....

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It's whether that previous 'normal' is also the right thing to be striving to go back to - or should alternatives be explored to enhance the match day experience ?

I'm not just talking Jedward, the Wire Flyer and face painting, but also how fans behave and treat others around them - and how different people might need different time / methods that cope with an eventual return to a full stadium - noting that lockdown has probably made us all change behaviours.

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Dita's Slot Meter wrote:
It will only take as long as you, the individual, make it.


It amazes me that despite the biggest killer by far being poor lifestyle habits the British and human race continues to get fatter and lazier. But then a virus comes along and all of a sudden the blame falls on anyone but us individuals.

Maybe one day we will target the source of the problem instead of lining MPs friends pockets with trillions of dollars. It takes the individual to accept responsibility and take ownership of the problem though. And that’s just not part of the ultra-capitalist mantra. Let’s keep drinking the Kool-Aid and hope that another virus doesn’t emerge... because the country certainly hasn’t got any money left in the war chest.
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easyWire wrote:
It amazes me that despite the biggest killer by far being poor lifestyle habits the British and human race continues to get fatter and lazier. But then a virus comes along and all of a sudden the blame falls on anyone but us individuals.
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Is there anything more ironic than the sight of fat people wearing masks, while filling their shopping trolleys up with cake? :lol:
And so you aim towards the sky,
And you'll rise high today,
Fly away, Far away,
Far from pain....

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There's no irony there, you wear masks to, primarily, stop spreading things to others - whilst reducing your own life expectancy by poor diet choice doesn't.

However, that's straying now a bit from the topic of RL.
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My thoughts.

1. Bring back or allow a bit more biff, the game is very flat without it.

2. The game needs to be promoted to a wider audience. Being from the south I have never played the sport. As a kid it was always football at school and a bit of rugby union. Which I detest. But I have grown to love the sport over the last ten years, and got a season ticket a couple of years ago, although I can only go to a quarter of the games. I think if it was promoted to people down south, I know they have London broncos etc but if there was a cheap coach going from London or people who are interested in union/stag do as a alternative to horse racing, the sport is exciting especially if someone who has not be bought up with it as a child. The grounds could attract more fans to all teams.

3. Get rid of Thursday night games

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My thoughts.

1. Bring back or allow a bit more biff, the game is very flat without it.


It was part and parcel of the entertainment, but I can't ever see it returning. We live in a changed world, and parents won't want their kids to have to go through such stuff. Which is fair enough, I can't offer an argument to that despite the fact I loved a good hit and a watching a match boil over into a scrap.

I think our best chance is champagne-stuff attacking rugby. People used to watch RL because it was the open code with lots of scoring. I'm not sure why we changed that.
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A 10 team league would be a disaster., and should be avoided.

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Douglas Black wrote:
The game (outside the NRL) is on its booty. Agreed.

The rest is pie in the sky (pun intended). There is no money in the sport cos it has very limited appeal. Big numbers of clubs being promoted and relegated every year would see massive numbers of clubs going bust.

Do I have any better ideas? No. We are going to remain very much a minority sport in England. It ain't gonna change whatever fiddling we do with structures. The current product at Super League level is pretty poor too. The niggly play the balls and trying to cheat penalties put us a million miles behind the NRL, never mind the quality of the players. If I wasnt emotionally invested in it, would I start watching? I doubt it.


This is pretty much spot on

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Hatfield Town Wire wrote:
My thoughts.

1. Bring back or allow a bit more biff, the game is very flat without it.


If you think our game has gone soft you ought to have a look at Rugby Union as it is being played now.
Due to fear of litigation and damage to the brain it is a shadow of its former self. At top level the game is interrupted as the video ref. assesses if there has been a high tackle or any relatively minor contact with the head. It's changed so much in a short time. Rugby is not as we know it.
Rugby League looks barbaric in comparison but it is sure to follow in that direction in time.
The future is not great for those who love the biff. I shudder to think how rugby will develop.
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