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I was listening to the commentators during the Wigan game (one played for the knights I remember) and this is what they said about the problems Toronto are facing - and it kinda got worse from there.I can't imagine your owner having a sense of humour .... I would predict a fair squad overhaul next season .....
Trent Barrett can go there to coach, he knows how to turn a club aroundI was listening to the commentators during the Wigan game (one played for the knights I remember) and this is what they said about the problems Toronto are facing - and it kinda got worse from there.
That was the end of what they said.
- Chase Stanley was still in Aust awaiting his visa. Happened to Lussick last year as well when it was touted he was Toronto's best player. Chase was touted and wow, visa issues. totally coincidental -cough, cough-
- Toronto at salary cap limit with only 23 players.
- Asked SL bosses for a 5% dispensation (or 105k) and got told no
- Asked SL bosses if they can register an U21 player on 20k per year - told no
- Permission granted to sign a Canadian U21 player
- Not protected from relegation as the Catalan dragons were for 3 years when they reached promotion to SL level
- Commentators agreed that Toronto should have been protected from relegation.
- Coach pointed out it costs more for the same players as the cost of living is higher. Said players want to sign but are asking for more money as they want to fly family over to Canada a couple of times per year, etc.
- Poll taken was 74-26 'No' for allowing dispensation. Commentators said that club CEO's have said that Toronto is a threat to other established clubs.
- Commentators reiterated that it seems as though the UK SL clubs just don't want Toronto.
- Ironically, Wigan still asked Toronto is SBW could be made available to meet their fans and kids. Toronto and SBW said yes and 600 kids turned up at 'the day'.
Toronto still need to get a lot better, for sure. But there's behind the scenes efforts making it tough off the field and regarding the number of players, making it hard on the field.
Hopefully things get better, they've been close on a few occasions, but like the kiwi's of old, ran out of puff at the 60 min mark.
With the ESL suspended, probably for the year, this may well be a saving grace for Toronto which was odds on to face relegation after its first year in the top grade. May give the owners breathing space to improve their personnel
Today .. Australia's leading Rugby League reporter, Buzz, has reported that SBW has had a knee operation ...Psssh... we were just about to go on a 20 game winning streak!!!!
sbw has had surgery so at least the break has given him the opportunity to get it done. Sure is a lot of $$$$$ to have sitting around. Makes his contract sound even better for him, lol... wah.
Today .. Australia's leading Rugby League reporter, Buzz, has reported that SBW has had a knee operation ...
You ony beat him to the scoop by 5 days ... lift your game Moose ...