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The Motley Crews race for the top! Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:20 am  

Deadcowboys1 wrote:
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So according to BBC the initial criteria for consideration for SL is you have either to have played in SL during 2018 & 2019 or finished in top 6 of the Championship in those seasons. So Beeb are saying that is Broncos, Bradford, Featherstone, Halifax, Leigh, Toulouse, Widnes & York. To have so many clubs up for consideration is daft as no doubt any of those that are interested with end up spending precious money to bang their drum.

I would have limited it to teams that had played in SL those seasons or played in the Million £ game. That i think would give us Broncos, Widnes & Featherstone.

Top 6 in Championship gives mediocre success over those 2 seasons.
Team 2018 2019
Broncos 2 SL
Bradford - 6
Featherstone 5 5
Halifax 4 8
Leigh 6 4
Toulouse 3 2
Widnes SL 11
York - 3
Looking at this, Bradford & York should be excluded as haven't been in Champ in both seasons. Broncos are the stand out team despite fan base or stadium. The only other team would be Toulouse. Even Widnes had 2 very different seasons. So i would add Toulouse to Broncos, Widnes & Featherstone. Nothing to suggest on the playing field the others need bother to apply. I would go further & suggest whichever team gets the nod, they are protected from relegation in 2021 due to the money grab the SL teams have done on their share of funding. Of course there appears to be other criteria on which the decision will be based but that currently is a secret, well not in the public domain as yet!!

Hard to have any confidence the RFL won't cock this up as they so often do.

Allez les Chevaux Dangereux as the French would say.
Re: The Motley Crews race for the top! Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:20 am  

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The spanner in the works for the administrators is the renegotiating of the TV deal.
To promote a club like Fev would prove how insular the sport is.
If I was a TV executive. I would take from them that the sport lacks ambition and has no desire to sell itself to the world beyond the M62 corridor.
Thus the product is drastically devalued. Even worse for the sport. Possibly has no value to them at all.
Re: The Motley Crews race for the top! Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:40 am  

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Toulouse tick the boxes and will also give a suggestion that the sport is open to expansion.
Re: The Motley Crews race for the top! Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:31 pm  

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I stand by until we come out of COVID 19 and get it under some control, it would be wrong to add a second French team to Super League, especially after the way Catalan have experienced problems.
Re: The Motley Crews race for the top! Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:09 pm  

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Can Toronto apply?
Mac out!
Re: The Motley Crews race for the top! Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:29 pm  

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wire-quin wrote:
Can Toronto apply?



I am more than happy for them to apply to play in a League with Ottawa.
Re: The Motley Crews race for the top! Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:59 pm  

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Get new york up and runnng they have the seeds of a comp. Would be a better way of expanding
Re: The Motley Crews race for the top! Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:52 am  

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The criteria issued yesterday and reinforced by the SL scouser on the TV rules us out.
Mac out!
Re: The Motley Crews race for the top! Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:26 pm  

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Which ones??
Re: The Motley Crews race for the top! Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:28 pm  

Deadcowboys1 wrote:
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Probably the ones that:
Ignore we have the best playing record over the 2 years they're looking at.
Ignore our player development.
Ignore we play in a world city.
I'm sure there are plenty more. But at the end of the day, it is performance on the pitch that secures & maintains a place in SL not your ground or fan base.
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