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Great quote
gran (IP Logged)
08 January, 2018 07:53
This is from an article in the Guardian re rugby league clubs reorganizing in order to place their game on an equal footing to union.

[www.theguardian.com]

" we’re fed up of being downtrodden as a code just because we’re on the M62 compared to the M5."

Two observations. He has a cats chance in hell of league catching on anywhere along the M5. And the same would apply if he had referred to the M1
And the phraseology is such a whine. It's not downtrodden. They simply have to compete for a market which does not seem that interested in the product.

 
Re: Great quote
Peter D (IP Logged)
08 January, 2018 10:21
I doubt that this new plan will make much difference. League, though not a bad game, has always been and remains, at least in the UK, a regional game. In spite of having had teams based in London and, briefly, Wales, all of the current Super League Clubs are in Yorkshire, Lancashire or Cheshire, plus, of course, the Catalans Dragons. After a period of expansion the last few years have seen contraction. I can see why they want to reverse that process.
The one area where Rugby League would appear to be more effective than Rugby Union is in their lower leagues. The Championship and League 1 are both professional and promoted teams are given a better opportunity to thrive in the higher league. The geographical spread, though, is barely better.
The quote above is especially hilarious though because Rugby League is played ONLY along the M62, Rugby Union along every other motorway as well.

 
Re: Great quote
Hercules Spoons (IP Logged)
08 January, 2018 11:08
They could try increasing the number of players to 15?

 
Re: Great quote
Rinkadink (IP Logged)
08 January, 2018 12:28
As a fan of both codes his comments are embarrassing to the sport but unfortunately there are some who really hate Union and this pays lip service to them.

Looking forward to the Bristol RL team in a year or two.

 
Re: Great quote
AlexInSouthville (IP Logged)
08 January, 2018 13:12
This kind of public statement is embarrassing.....reminds me, as a Welshman, of the self-pitying bitter@#$%&I have to hear from some of my compatriots towards England.

 
Re: Great quote
Big Dave (IP Logged)
08 January, 2018 13:24
I like RL, but my God the chips on shoulders.


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