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Re: It’s Leigh Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:45 pm  
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ComeOnYouUll wrote:
Playing in winter and players being part time and spending most of the week darn t'pit is also entrenched in rugby league folklore, doesn't mean it's a good idea.

Typical of those running the sport that we chuck out Toronto and any chance of the sport taking off in Ottawa or New York and instead bring in another team from a town in northern England.

Hopefully Leigh are relagated next season and we see either London or Toulouse in Super League in 2022.


Lol I’ll take Haddock & Chips, and a pint of Tetley,

You can keep your escargot and flat eight quid lager, while you sit facing empty stadiums, lording how much of an expansionist you are.
Re: It’s Leigh Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:51 pm  

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ccs wrote:
Toronto bid ..."“As part of our comprehensive investigation into this whole subject , Super League appointed an independent committee of sports industry experts, with representation from The RFL, to examine commercial opportunities for rugby league in Canada.
“Its findings were unanimous - that operating a team in a fiercely competitive North American sports market was non-strategic and added no material incremental revenue to Super League in the short or medium term.

Not what I'd call "chucking out".


So they accept a team within ten miles of three other Super League clubs and within twenty miles of four Premier League football clubs.
Re: It’s Leigh Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:57 pm  

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ComeOnYouUll wrote:
So they accept a team within ten miles of three other Super League clubs and within twenty miles of four Premier League football clubs.

You could pretty much say the same about 4 of the other applicants.
Toulouse is 900 miles away, a crazy and pointless distance to travel, a bit like Catalans and Toronto.

What are you hoping for? A team from Lancashire, a team from Yorkshire, and the rest spread across the globe?
Re: It’s Leigh Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:56 am  

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Just not sure on this one to be honest. I thought York were probably the best option for me. The stumbling block for Toulouse I think was probably the current Covid situation and any possible disruption that could cause to the new season. London again another club who I’d have had in before Leigh to be honest.
Just think York, Toulouse or London had more to offer the game as a whole than Leigh.
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Re: It’s Leigh Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:35 am  

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Very deflated. I'm not clear why they didn't just go for an 11 team SL this season, as that would have meant 1 team could be on 'standby' each week to help with Covid disruption, more SKY money could have been spread amongst the 11.

The Championship clubs could have then been told making the playoffs this season was a mandatory requirement and that making, and then winning the Grand Final added a lot of points to their score.

Leigh may have a good ground but theyve added nothing to SL on their previous 2 appearances, I seem to recall low crowds at the KCOM for all games against them, the general public aren't interested in a small suburb of Wigan.
Re: It’s Leigh Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:39 am  

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Chris71 wrote:
Just not sure on this one to be honest. I thought York were probably the best option for me. The stumbling block for Toulouse I think was probably the current Covid situation and any possible disruption that could cause to the new season. London again another club who I’d have had in before Leigh to be honest.
Just think York, Toulouse or London had more to offer the game as a whole than Leigh.


It seems London are planning to move to Wimbledon's new ground, which while it looks a very nice 9k stadium that is another long move across the city and they've struggled with that before. They make fans in one bit of London then move a big travel distance away. Ealing is a small ground that does a low cost job but I think they'd be better moving to Wimbledon and then seeing how that is going for a few years before they return to SL.
Re: It’s Leigh Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:29 am  
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UllFC wrote:
It seems London are planning to move to Wimbledon's new ground, which while it looks a very nice 9k stadium that is another long move across the city and they've struggled with that before. They make fans in one bit of London then move a big travel distance away. Ealing is a small ground that does a low cost job but I think they'd be better moving to Wimbledon and then seeing how that is going for a few years before they return to SL.

That was conditional on them getting a SL place, don't think they will move now.

The Sun yesterday..

London is one of six sides in the running to replace Toronto Wolfpack in the top flight.

"Now SunSport has learned they will up sticks from their current Ealing base and move to the Dons' new home for 10 years if they get the nod at noon tomorrow."
Re: It’s Leigh Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:50 am  

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ComeOnYouUll wrote:
So they accept a team within ten miles of three other Super League clubs and within twenty miles of four Premier League football clubs.


As the panel was made up of educated people, I don't think they thought our location was something that we could do much about.
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Re: It’s Leigh Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:55 pm  
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Always thought RFL should of invested in a Cumbrian franchise personally, would be good for the game having a Cumbrian team in super league IMO
Re: It’s Leigh Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:59 pm  
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Always thought RFL should of invested in a Cumbrian franchise personally, would be good for the game having a Cumbrian team in super league IMO


My wife being a Cumbrian born lass would support that. Only sport she watches is SL with no interest in NRL or International matches.
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