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wiganermike wrote:
A perfect example of what my final sentence said.


I'd be the same if Tokyo joined the NRL.

By all means build a league in Canada or North America, but logistically it just doesn't work for a team from Canada to play in the Super League or the English competiton.

They play games in batches when their players stay at home. We have to go there and play them after being there for 4 days, jet lagged and having paid half the costs ourselves.

Toulouse after the semi final last year had to travel back straight away via Gatwick with three injured players. They then got nilled the week after.

It just doesn't work.

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Egg Chasing wrote:
Give over. Noute makes Cas look good.


I have been to Bazra twice now. And even that doesn’t make Cas look good

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JonnyBroad wrote:
I have been to Bazra twice now. And even that doesn’t make Cas look good


Exactly

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Pieman wrote:
Prefer batches than playing in -30 in Canada, we play in batches don’t we as we play away for month ever year?


Yes, we do, but in our case,it can be altered with a bit of common sense which appears to be the case in Huddersfield and Hull.

North America is different with the playing of home and away games on a weekly turn round, especially with the flying and financial implications involved.

Money does not grow on trees as some supporters seem to think!

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Yes, we do, but in our case,it can be altered with a bit of common sense which appears to be the case in Huddersfield and Hull.

North America is different with the playing of home and away games on a weekly turn round, especially with the flying and financial implications involved.

Money does not grow on trees as some supporters seem to think!


Your missing the point, we play in batches, that’s that, to cal them for it is hypocritical

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Pieman wrote:
Your missing the point, we play in batches, that’s that, to cal them for it is hypocritical


We do not play in the same way as any team on the other side of the Atlantic plays as they have to play in batches because of the financial cost of travel involved and also the time spent by players travelling on a plane if they had to play fixtures every two weeks on a regular home and away turnaround.

We only play in a couple of batches because Whelan who owned the stadium decided that we play away when there were problems with the pitch and it was being relaid on a regular basis. As the problems seems to have been resolved, judging by the way that the pitch is now standing up to two teams playing on it for the year, there should now be no reason for us not to revert to regular home and away fixture.

And I not missing any point and it is not hypocritical as the two examples are unrelated to each other, especially where the cost of cost of travel is concerned and the time that players would spend on a plane during a season.
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The main reason why having any professional clubs in North America playing in our Super League is doomed to failure, especially if the owners of the clubs see that the club is losing money and not making a profit.

What they need to do is follow the example of American Soccer by setting up their own league of clubs with players imported from the other rugby league playing nations of the world and perhaps even with players from the already established Rugby Union game in North America.

Just like game started in the South of France a few years ago.

Don't run before you can walk!

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They play in batches due to the first 2 months being unplayable over there due to the weather...,don’t run before they can walk? They have done in 5 years what teams haven’t been able to do for 50 years, you do know the game has been played in France for decades right?.....
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MattyB wrote:
Been to Fev a few times back in the 80s & 90s. I doubt anythings changed.
Think Kes, Brassed Off and Rita Sue and Bob too..... but worse!

Makes Cas look good.
But then Wigan don't have back to backs do they just mansions, don't know about you but when I go to games where ever it's the game I watch not the surroundings

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good for you

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