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Re: 12th Team. Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:46 am  

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It might well come down to which of the possible 12th teams is prepared to take on the risk of almost certain relegation after all the expense of a likely disrupted SL season :D
Re: 12th Team. Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:53 pm  

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I want the 12th team to be a well run club with sound finances and that won't be whipping boys if they do come in.

I don't know enough about the club's mentioned to pass judgment.

London were probably the last team to almost make a fist of it when they did come in, but ultimately it suggests that we don't have the quantity of quality players to be able to support the 12th team although I'm happy to be proved wrong. They had a very good coaching set up, a decent owner, players with the right attitude but ultimately just not enough quality and their fan base was not great.
If they could make that 'quality' adjustment I'd be happy to see them back.

Toulouse would be good as I'd fancy a 2nd trip to France and I know they've recruited some good players, but don't know enough about them. (If they are backed by a Bernard Gausch / Simon Moran type figure then that would be a positive).

York are going places, but may be it's a bit early for them.

Bradford - great history and fan base but how stable are they?

Featherstone - made a lot of noise over the last few years and compete well in their current division but not sure they'd be capable of stepping up. And from memory their ground is hardly SL standard (mind you that could also be said for Wakefield since SL began (does anyone think they'll ever get a new ground?)).

Leigh - again not sure about their stability. Hot and cold.

Newcastle - would quite like that but honestly don't believe they are at the right level at the moment
Re: 12th Team. Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:48 pm  
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fez1 wrote:


Featherstone - made a lot of noise over the last few years and compete well in their current division but not sure they'd be capable of stepping up. And from memory their ground is hardly SL standard (mind you that could also be said for Wakefield since SL began (does anyone think they'll ever get a new ground?)).


Featherstone's stadium now is a very different proposition from what it was 20 or even 10 years ago. Chairman Mark Campbell and a team of volunteers took two stands from the defunct Scarborough football club, dismantled them, transported them to Featherstone and rebuilt them, whilst the playing surface (which had always been on the short side) was increased by 12 yards and the slope flattened to a degree. There have been plenty more improvements since then and it's generally considered that the stadium totally outclasses the likes of Cas and Wakefield these days, not that that would be difficult.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMRyk12w2YY
Re: 12th Team. Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:22 pm  

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Featherstone or Toulouse for me.
Re: 12th Team. Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:37 am  

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Big Nigel Wood has a degree in corruption,and it's all set up for Bradford who will also be given a license to make it back to the big time again with their strong fan base. This is not sour grapes from me ,as I would rather Leigh earn the right next season for promotion,and if we fail.......Tuff Titty.
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Re: 12th Team. Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:45 pm  

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The Phantom Horseman wrote:
Featherstone's stadium now is a very different proposition from what it was 20 or even 10 years ago. Chairman Mark Campbell and a team of volunteers took two stands from the defunct Scarborough football club, dismantled them, transported them to Featherstone and rebuilt them, whilst the playing surface (which had always been on the short side) was increased by 12 yards and the slope flattened to a degree. There have been plenty more improvements since then and it's generally considered that the stadium totally outclasses the likes of Cas and Wakefield these days, not that that would be difficult.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMRyk12w2YY


Fair play TPH.
I hadn't realized that about the Fev ground.
Happy to be corrected.
Re: 12th Team. Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:58 am  

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We should 100% let the French team join, I don't see what there is Toulouse
Richard Henare..............Nuff Said
Re: 12th Team. Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:23 pm  
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Flat cappers for me there ground is miles better than cas and wakey and they have a good fan base and a good business model they’ve been banging on the door for a few years now
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