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on: 16 Feb 2008, 01:49:15 am
.. who are applying for a franchise, who do you think is the best candidate for one?

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http://www.totalrl.com/voting/franchises.php
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Reply #1 on: 16 Feb 2008, 02:17:48 am
gotta say fax


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Reply #2 on: 16 Feb 2008, 02:18:25 am
widnes or salford


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Reply #3 on: 16 Feb 2008, 10:53:18 am
Salford for me
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Reply #4 on: 16 Feb 2008, 07:56:58 pm
Widnes, been dumped twice by the RFL.


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Reply #5 on: 17 Feb 2008, 02:23:20 pm
widnes or toulouse  :o :o


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Reply #6 on: 17 Feb 2008, 08:28:06 pm
Celtic Crusaders & Toulouse.
the rfl want celtic in. toulouse would be a joke. they haven't got a designated home ground. just like catalan's


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Reply #7 on: 17 Feb 2008, 10:25:44 pm
salford for me, i hate the RL they dont give a toss about the heart land of RL cumbria has the best amature game in the country. They dont give a **** about Town or Haven they would rather put there cash into Frogs or the Taffs even the london teams get more help and thats RU land.
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Reply #8 on: 18 Feb 2008, 12:50:19 am
well said marra


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Reply #9 on: 18 Feb 2008, 04:15:20 am
Well said marra my a**e, as Jim Royle might say.    Why should the RFL make an exception of Cumbria?    We have two poor teams (I'm not counting the Furness area), playing in two poor grounds, and run by two poor "committees", with professional RL dying a painful death in our area and what do we do?    We sit back and watch it happen because we don't like them others down the road or some other weak excuse.

At least the "Frogs" as you have described them had the sense to see that one club couldn't do it on their own and they use a region of France to represent and draw their players and support from.    The RFL, or whoever, will only support our region when they actually see some evidence of more forward thinking by both of our clubs and at present that seems a long, long way off.
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Reply #10 on: 18 Feb 2008, 08:02:13 am
Well said marra my a**e, as Jim Royle might say.    Why should the RFL make an exception of Cumbria?    We have two poor teams (I'm not counting the Furness area), playing in two poor grounds, and run by two poor "committees", with professional RL dying a painful death in our area and what do we do?    We sit back and watch it happen because we don't like them others down the road or some other weak excuse.

At least the "Frogs" as you have described them had the sense to see that one club couldn't do it on their own and they use a region of France to represent and draw their players and support from.    The RFL, or whoever, will only support our region when they actually see some evidence of more forward thinking by both of our clubs and at present that seems a long, long way off.

Well said Keith, you are right but what would you expect from a Reds fan, forward thinking?

You are right, the dreaded "M" word should be brought out into the open and move West
Cumbria forward, but as you say unliekly to haapen as it would spoil the two little old
boys clubs for "good lads".  Also we could never agree on where to play.  ::)

Current situation, both clubs struggling financially, low gates and little/no possibility of moving
out of the leagues we are in, but still they would rather plod along and pat themselves on
the back.

What is needed is someone with vision and skill from the Business Community to come along
and drive forward a franchise application ready for 2012.

As for the original discussion, who should get the franchises this time round, Widnes due to their
financial mismanagement shouldnt even be considered obviously they will, while Halifax again
really arent up for the job and that area is already saturated, Featherstone can't see it while again
with Leigh dont think they have the X factor so to speak.

I would imagine that it will be Salford + either Celtic or Tolouse, probably depending on how
well Celtic go this season. That way the traditionalists and the expansionists are kept happy.


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Reply #11 on: 18 Feb 2008, 08:57:54 am
id say salford, and lets see how celtic do this season as they want them up as we know.


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Reply #12 on: 18 Feb 2008, 09:37:37 am
Agree wholeheartedly with Keith and IS on this one. The West Cumbrian clubs, at this moment in time, are a bit of a joke to be honest. We haven't got the foresight, financial clout or support base to be taken seriously as franchise contenders. Heartland of Rugby League?! What was the last derby game gate? 1200? That speaks volumes doesn't it? Lets face it we are in the backwater and I suspect the powers that be couldn't give a damn about West Cumbrian RL, and who can blame them?


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Reply #13 on: 18 Feb 2008, 10:11:51 am
was 1276 and alot dont go to town thinking its a waste of time and money and would rather save there money for better games.


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Reply #14 on: 20 Feb 2008, 07:13:02 am
I hope we batter Celtic!!!! The Wales France thing really really winds me up.....I always thought the door closed in 2009 for Super League but yet there is no relegation this year when its the first year Catalans can go down. So when they said Catalans were safe for 3 years why didnt they just say Catalans can just stay in Super League..
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