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Titan
02-05-07, 07:21 PM
Help shape the future of the English game here:

The Way Forward (http://www.rfuthewayforward.com/take-part/questionnaire.aspx)

What is the way forward? You tell me, but promotion and relegation has to stay.

RoyalBlueStuey
02-05-07, 07:36 PM
Help shape the future of the English game here:

The Way Forward (http://www.rfuthewayforward.com/take-part/questionnaire.aspx)

What is the way forward? You tell me, but promotion and relegation has to stay.
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Pretty much "Tell us what we want to hear" but important the likes of you and me register our voice otherwise National League rugger will be left to rot.

SaintsFan_Webby
02-05-07, 07:37 PM
Well I've answered the questions in such a fashion to try and show the RFU that they are talking out of their arse.

Bullitt
02-05-07, 07:56 PM
The way the questionairre is written, it blatently says the RFU want;

- Complete control of franchises rather then clubs
- A ring fence on the Premiership
- Central Contracts for ALL players
- ND1 to become a "Development teritory"
- Less Rugby in the East Midlands (although I'm sure Leicester are exempt from that, eg. They want Northampton out)
- A total ban of forigen players


The RFU can f*** off.

SaintsFan_Webby
02-05-07, 07:58 PM
Did anyone else pick the PRL option on the last question?

I did so after skimming briefly over the options and realising that all the others had some element of RFU bull**** contained in them.

Bullitt
02-05-07, 07:59 PM
The PRL option was the only viable one there. Unfortunately the only 14 team Premiership option had those thupid "conferences" in them.

RoyalBlueStuey
02-05-07, 08:00 PM
The way the questionairre is written, it blatently says the RFU want;

- Complete control of franchises rather then clubs
- A ring fence on the Premiership
- Central Contracts for ALL players
- ND1 to become a "Development teritory"
- Less Rugby in the East Midlands (although I'm sure Leicester are exempt from that, eg. They want Northampton out)
- A total ban of forigen players


The RFU can f*** off.
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They were very loaded questions.

I disagreed (at least) with quite a lot of them.

14 team top flight...bin the Anglo-Welsh.

Scrap the Guinness A League and encourage farming to lower league teams.

getofmeland
02-05-07, 08:01 PM
What Option did everyone go for??

I went for PRL Option, it just seems the most sensible route forward...

RoyalBlueStuey
02-05-07, 08:03 PM
What Option did everyone go for??

I went for PRL Option, it just seems the most sensible route forward...
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I was bored by then...I think I went for A

Would anyone go for the in-depth questionnaire?

SaintsFan_Webby
02-05-07, 08:08 PM
I was tempted until I saw that it could take an hour to answer.

Considering the RFU won't pay attention to what I say I'm not willing to spend that much of my life trying to tell them my opinions in vain.

Prestwick
02-05-07, 09:41 PM
I'd just have one suggestion:

UPDATE THE F**KING LOOK OF THE WEBSITE!!! The RFU website has been stuck in 1998 since..well...1998.

Edit: Question on page 18:


The season timeframe should be extended to mid June to ease the fixture congestion problems [/b]

OH GOD YES!

Also:


One method of reducing the number of club games while keeping the same (or even increasing the) number of teams, would be to play the Premiership in a 'pool' or conference format, with an extended play off between the top teams in each 'pool' or conference, to determine the overall champion.[/b]

Now that would make much more sense in regards to the fabled GP playoffs, also have a relegation spot in each conference perhaps?

getofmeland
02-05-07, 09:47 PM
Their Website is Pure Cack... It is time for an update, I believe...

Prestwick
02-05-07, 09:59 PM
Its been pure cack since forever!

Also, here is something that might interest you all:

RFU's "Options for change" (or MY WAY OR THE HIGH WAY PAL) PDF (http://www.rfuthewayforward.com/downloads/options-for-change.pdf)

EDIT: I chose option B by the way.

Titan
03-05-07, 06:58 PM
Central contracts are good. Anything else is evil and to the detirment of all mankind. Please remember this when voting.

Bullitt
03-05-07, 08:38 PM
Central contracts are good. [/b]

Fool

SaintsFan_Webby
03-05-07, 08:42 PM
I believe you missed the biting cynicism Mite...

Bullitt
03-05-07, 08:47 PM
I've had a long ass day... I twigged it on the second look.

RoyalBlueStuey
04-05-07, 07:49 AM
Their Website is Pure Cack... It is time for an update, I believe...
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"Labyrinthine" I'd say.

It's nigh on impossible to find what you are after on it. If it's aim is to provide a resource for people requiring informaiton on things like community rugby it really need to be redone.

Prestwick
04-05-07, 09:06 AM
The funny thing is that they tease you with updating things like the Shop and the Supporters club, but ignore the rest of the site! :lol: