Manchester Rangers withdraw team after League One snub

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Manchester Rangers withdraw team after League One snub

Post by josie andrews » Fri May 03, 2019 11:35 pm

Ambitious development club Manchester Rangers have withdrawn from their community league after their application to join League One was rejected.

Rangers formed in 2012 and played out of the impressive Manchester Regional Arena, situated as part of the campus at the Etihad Stadium, in the North West Men’s League.

From the off their ambition was to reach the professional game but have seen those ambitions quashed, despite making an offer to purchase the Hemel Stags licence which has since been purchased by the backers of the new Ottawa franchise.

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Re: Manchester Rangers withdraw team after League One snub

Post by Caboosegg » Sat May 04, 2019 7:41 am

And again the stupidity of our governing body strikes again.
RL's biggest issue is the constant negativity of its own fans.

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Re: Manchester Rangers withdraw team after League One snub

Post by DaveO » Wed May 08, 2019 3:29 pm

Unbelievable.

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Re: Manchester Rangers withdraw team after League One snub

Post by fozzieskem » Wed May 08, 2019 4:38 pm

Indeed

But let’s faff about letting team after team in from abroad,not against Toronto but any more is daft and as for this news is anyone surprised

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Re: Manchester Rangers withdraw team after League One snub

Post by DaveO » Wed May 08, 2019 4:50 pm

I really do not get the Canadian idea. I think even if Toronto get promoted, which they probably will, how long will this whole idea last?

To basically ignore the Manchester team is criminal especially if it was done to allow in another Canadian team. If you let one in I can understand the need for another for some local rivalry back in Canada but at the expense of a team in Manchester, a city I thought RL had always wanted to crack this seems ludicrous.

RL in this country is struggling and yet the RFL is still fixated in big ideas and grand plans to bring in teams from Canada. France I could understand maybe but there seems far too little pragmatism in the RFL still. This is something right out the Fat Controller's days in charge.

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Re: Manchester Rangers withdraw team after League One snub

Post by Mike » Wed May 08, 2019 6:10 pm

DaveO wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 4:50 pm
I really do not get the Canadian idea. I think even if Toronto get promoted, which they probably will, how long will this whole idea last?

To basically ignore the Manchester team is criminal especially if it was done to allow in another Canadian team. If you let one in I can understand the need for another for some local rivalry back in Canada but at the expense of a team in Manchester, a city I thought RL had always wanted to crack this seems ludicrous.

RL in this country is struggling and yet the RFL is still fixated in big ideas and grand plans to bring in teams from Canada. France I could understand maybe but there seems far too little pragmatism in the RFL still. This is something right out the Fat Controller's days in charge.
Problem is Manchester already has Salford, Oldham and Swinton within a couple of miles of one another. Salford's in SL. Do we really think Manchester can achieve a ManU level of support in the city when all of these teams are really struggling to attract good crowds. Rather than creating more competition in that market we should be pushing one of these clubs to the front of the mind of the Manc public.

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Re: Manchester Rangers withdraw team after League One snub

Post by nathan_rugby » Thu May 09, 2019 12:41 pm

DaveO wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 4:50 pm
I really do not get the Canadian idea. I think even if Toronto get promoted, which they probably will, how long will this whole idea last?

To basically ignore the Manchester team is criminal especially if it was done to allow in another Canadian team. If you let one in I can understand the need for another for some local rivalry back in Canada but at the expense of a team in Manchester, a city I thought RL had always wanted to crack this seems ludicrous.

RL in this country is struggling and yet the RFL is still fixated in big ideas and grand plans to bring in teams from Canada. France I could understand maybe but there seems far too little pragmatism in the RFL still. This is something right out the Fat Controller's days in charge.
I thought re-branding Salford City Reds as the Red Devils was supposed to do this?

The fact is, without Rugby being played in schools, amateur youth leagues it isn't going to get going. Salford also have failed to really increase their gates to anything respectable that would suggest Manchester have an appetite for RL.
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Re: Manchester Rangers withdraw team after League One snub

Post by nathan_rugby » Thu May 09, 2019 12:42 pm

Mike wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 6:10 pm
DaveO wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 4:50 pm
I really do not get the Canadian idea. I think even if Toronto get promoted, which they probably will, how long will this whole idea last?

To basically ignore the Manchester team is criminal especially if it was done to allow in another Canadian team. If you let one in I can understand the need for another for some local rivalry back in Canada but at the expense of a team in Manchester, a city I thought RL had always wanted to crack this seems ludicrous.

RL in this country is struggling and yet the RFL is still fixated in big ideas and grand plans to bring in teams from Canada. France I could understand maybe but there seems far too little pragmatism in the RFL still. This is something right out the Fat Controller's days in charge.
Problem is Manchester already has Salford, Oldham and Swinton within a couple of miles of one another. Salford's in SL. Do we really think Manchester can achieve a ManU level of support in the city when all of these teams are really struggling to attract good crowds. Rather than creating more competition in that market we should be pushing one of these clubs to the front of the mind of the Manc public.
Problem is, Salford are rubbish and Rugby League isn't marketed very well so it isn't going to happen. Especially in a City with two premier league football teams.
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Re: Manchester Rangers withdraw team after League One snub

Post by DaveO » Thu May 09, 2019 10:52 pm

Mike wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 6:10 pm
DaveO wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 4:50 pm
I really do not get the Canadian idea. I think even if Toronto get promoted, which they probably will, how long will this whole idea last?

To basically ignore the Manchester team is criminal especially if it was done to allow in another Canadian team. If you let one in I can understand the need for another for some local rivalry back in Canada but at the expense of a team in Manchester, a city I thought RL had always wanted to crack this seems ludicrous.

RL in this country is struggling and yet the RFL is still fixated in big ideas and grand plans to bring in teams from Canada. France I could understand maybe but there seems far too little pragmatism in the RFL still. This is something right out the Fat Controller's days in charge.
Problem is Manchester already has Salford, Oldham and Swinton within a couple of miles of one another. Salford's in SL. Do we really think Manchester can achieve a ManU level of support in the city when all of these teams are really struggling to attract good crowds. Rather than creating more competition in that market we should be pushing one of these clubs to the front of the mind of the Manc public.
The Manchester Rangers seem to be showing the same kind of ambition as any of the would be SL teams from France or Canada. Oldham and Swinton are not Manchester just like Salford aren't. Trying to push existing clubs requires them to want to be pushed and be ambitious. I do not see that they are but neither can I see a Manchester supporter base forming around these clubs just like they won't support Salford.

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Re: Manchester Rangers withdraw team after League One snub

Post by moto748 » Fri May 10, 2019 7:52 pm

nathan_rugby wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 12:42 pm


Problem is, Salford are rubbish

They are playing better rugby than Wigan.

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