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The WCRFL (Combined Rules Footy)

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Hello and welcome to the world of combined rules football! Before talking about the WCRFL, lets first talk about the sport of Combined Rules Football. If you're interested in the story surrounding its than read the spoiler, If not it is not necessary

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Our story, like all good ones, begins in an Edinburgh pub in May 1983. 2 mates, Thomas Alexander - captain of the local football (soccer) team- and Alistair Roberts - captain of the local rugby team - decide after a few too many to play a one off match against each other in a game that they devise on the spot - essentially football that turns into rugby when someone catches it on the full. The game is played and proves to be quite popular.

 

The next month, an amateur american football side from Chicago are on a tour when the happen to bump into Alistair Roberts who mentions the recent game that was played and offers them a match, playing with an adopted rules set to incorporate downs and forward passes to make a fair game for everyone. This is explained in the main part of the post.

 Roberts, along with Alexander, assembles a team of the best players from the previous match and the game is on.

 

The Scots are victorious but the Chicagoan players, having thoroughly enjoyed themselves, take the sport back home, where it is adopted strongly by the Irish population in the city due to its similarities to football and rugby. They set up Shamrocks CRFC (combined rules football club) and begin to play exhibition matches. Meanwhile, Roberts and Alexander form Edinburgh CRFC and organise tournaments in Britain. By the start of the WCRFL they are the both the biggest teams by far on their respective continents

Combined Rules Football is played on a field similar in size to a rugby, soccer or football field. The sport is played with a massively over-inflated rugby ball called a superegg. This makes it easier to both kick and throw it longer distances. Its a lot like american football but you can only do a forward pass once every 3 phases (downs) and teams will often rugby pass (basically laterals, but much more common). You have 3 phases to make 10 metres and if you fail to do so you must drop the ball on the ground. When this (or an equivalent fumble) happens the game effectively becomes soccer until someone catches the ball on the full and can then proceed to run with it before setting the 1st phase (like a punt return). The goals are like rugby goals but with a football net below the crossbar. A goal is worth 3 points and a touchdown, called a rouge, is worth one point with a rugby style conversion from in line to where the rouge was scored where hitting the ball over the crossbar and between the posts is worth 1 extra point and scoring a goal (keeper is still in) is worth an extra 2 points.

 

The World Combined Rules Football League was announced in 2010, by commissioner Peter Matthews, to play its first season between October 2011 and March 2012. Matthews Announced there would be an American conference and a European conference with teams in each. Each team is to play the other teams in their conference home and away and play each of the teams in the other conference once, with 2 home games and 2 away games each year during the mid-season tours around Christmas time. It was announced that 2 existing teams- Shamrocks CRFC and Edinburgh CRFC would be the first to join the league, but with the re-branded monikers Chicago Shamrocks and Edinburgh Lions. A list of expected cities for the new teams was also released, although this may be subject to change.

  • New York City, NY
  • Houston, TX
  • Toronto, Canada
  • London, England
  • Birmingham, England
  • Liverpool, England

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C and C is very much appreciated, can anyone tell me how to actually post pictures on here. I tried inserting media through url but that wasn't working so I just linked them and you can get to the pictures

 

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Copy the URL of the image. Then when you want to post the image on these forums, click the insert other media tab, and select insert image from URL. Paste the URL when prompted to do so, then click insert in to post.

 

Is this inspired by the Driveball and Markball series? Just curious.

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Sounds good. A world league sounds ambitious, but makes sense for the 2010s. Looking forward to see this grow!

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1 hour ago, neo_prankster said:

Copy the URL of the image. Then when you want to post the image on these forums, click the insert other media tab, and select insert image from URL. Paste the URL when prompted to do so, then click insert in to post.

 

Is this inspired by the Driveball and Markball series? Just curious.

Thanks, I tried that before and it didn’t work but I will try again. I’ve had this idea brewing in my head for a while now but yeah seeing driveball and markball being so good and getting a good reception in here made me consider posting it up

 

40 minutes ago, NoE38 said:

Sounds good. A world league sounds ambitious, but makes sense for the 2010s. Looking forward to see this grow!

Thanks. It’s definitely different but I thought given the context within the sport (both that it’s an amalgamation of similar sports from different countries and that Rugby frequently has multi-national competitions like pro14 and super rugby) it made enough sense to be justifiable

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Try uploading to imgur instead of Google Drive and grab the URL from there. 

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Images aren't showing. What I do is I paste the BB code of the image I upload, and it works fine.

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Breaking News!!

The WCRFL have just announced the 3 new teams to compete in the European Conference in the league's inaugural season.

 

Without further ado, may I present....

Birmingham Bulls

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The name is taken from the bull on the flag of the City of Birmingham. Was going with initials with a horn but it kinda looks like a cow if you stretch your mind enough

 

Liverpool Liverbirds

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I'm thinking of changing the name to just Liverbirds because it's quite a mouthful, thoughts? The liverbird is a fictional bird that is very prominent in Liverpool. It is featured on the football club's logo. Thought the wordmark was gonna be quite cool but it ended up morphing into a star wars knockoff. Couldn't bring myself to cut it though.

 

London Lightning

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Not much to say about this one. Thought it would look kinda cool so I went and did it a while ago for some other project. That never took off and I liked the design so I decided to use it again for this one

 

All uniforms will be released on draft night. C&C is much appreciated

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On 2/19/2018 at 12:24 PM, TekkogsSteve said:

 

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Combined Rules Football is played on a field similar in size to a rugby, soccer or football field. The sport is played with a massively over-inflated rugby ball called a superegg. This makes it easier to both kick and throw it longer distances. Its a lot like american football but you can only do a forward pass once every 3 phases (downs) and teams will often rugby pass (basically laterals, but much more common). You have 3 phases to make 10 metres and if you fail to do so you must drop the ball on the ground. When this (or an equivalent fumble) happens the game effectively becomes soccer until someone catches the ball on the full and can then proceed to run with it before setting the 1st phase (like a punt return). The goals are like rugby goals but with a football net below the crossbar. A goal is worth 3 points and a touchdown, called a rouge, is worth one point with a rugby style conversion from in line to where the rouge was scored where hitting the ball over the crossbar and between the posts is worth 1 extra point and scoring a goal (keeper is still in) is worth an extra 2 points.

 

Gator Ball!!!! That's what we call it. Only use a soccer ball though and the scores are all 1 point.

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1 hour ago, MJWalker45 said:

Gator Ball!!!! That's what we call it. Only use a soccer ball though and the scores are all 1 point.

Whoa thats kinda cool! I just made this up, never knew it was an actual game (although I figured some composite game would've been invented)

1 hour ago, PowderedWater said:

These are actually some I the best logo concepts I’ve seen here.

Thanks very much for such high praise! Although frankly I think folk like @ItDoesntMatter and @Veras are much better!

 

This Just In...

The WCRFL have released the all star unis and with them, an idea of how all the other jerseys will be formated.

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In an effort to reach to a compromise between european and north american style jerseys there will be warriors style logo (or other relevant design) in-casing a number on the chest. There will be a wordmark on bottom of the back.

I know jerseys aren't my forte but what do you think? I'd love to here your thoughts on the format (for lack of a better word) of them, I went for one that I thought would be a bit unique and interesting.

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The WCRFL have released the identities of the other teams in the North American Conference.

 

New York Freedom

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The other team with a monogram logo based on the torch of liberty. The blue and orange come from the new york flag.

 

Toronto Rangers

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The name comes from the Canadian Rangers of the country's armed forces. The silhouette was modified from this logo so don’t give me credit for it. I'll let you figure out the symbolism of the maple leaf 

 

Houston Cosmos

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The cosmos name is pays homage to the Johnson Space Center. The circle represents the milky way, The 3 stars on the top right are for Houston, Texas and the US and the 2 stars on the left represent the past and the present of the city. The other stars represent the future and 1 is to filled in each time they win a championship.

 

C&C is appreciated as always. I'd also really like to here your opinions on the uni template and layout, thanks!

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That soldiers logo looks familiar, I swear I’ve seen something like it somewhere

 

also New York’s logo looks good

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