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Archive for July 2008

…on the new Super League teams

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Brewery Field

Brewery Field; no 12,000 capacity, no Premier facilities, no 10,000 crowd but it will be Super League's newest venue

Oh my word, people are angry. To quote Chris Rock, “I haven’t seen white people so angry since they cancelled M*A*S*H”. The RFL announced Salford City Reds and Celtic Crusaders as the two new teams to Super League, retaining all twelve current clubs. Everybody involved with Leigh Centurions cried foul and Widnes Vikings’s fans wailed but the club themselves remained resolute. It was kind of obvious that Salford, being Manchester’s RL team, would be involved as the RFL wants a Manchester-based team and Salford have talked big. However, picking the Celtic Crusaders, the Paris Saint-Germain of their time, seems to reveal a deeply-flawed process where the RFL listened to everybody and then just picked who they wanted. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Michael Farrow

July 22, 2008 at 10:48 pm

…on the upcoming Super League licensing

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City of Salford Stadium

The proposed City of Salford Stadium - I assume it'll be much bigger in reality

Since the Murdoch money reared its head and British rugby league entered the Super League era, the RFL has always been at the helm of some crackpot scheme. Occasionally sensible, mostly strange, the next big thing is licensing. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Michael Farrow

July 1, 2008 at 7:30 pm

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