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#1 FEV-KT87

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 10:53 PM

Rovers forward Iain Morrison said: "It's a real honour to have their name on our shirts.

"We get paid to play rugby; they put their lives on the line. There's no comparison between what we do."


fully agree with iain there and again rovers leads the way
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#2 johnh

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 12:31 PM

QUOTE (FEV-KT87 @ Dec 14 2009, 11:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rovers forward Iain Morrison said: "It's a real honour to have their name on our shirts.

"We get paid to play rugby; they put their lives on the line. There's no comparison between what we do."


fully agree with iain there and again rovers leads the way


Agreed it's a great honour, but why are we taking money from them? We ought to be paying them. Perhaps the club could give the money back to an army charity?
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#3 Phil Stone

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 01:48 PM

QUOTE (johnh @ Dec 15 2009, 12:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Agreed it's a great honour, but why are we taking money from them? We ought to be paying them. Perhaps the club could give the money back to an army charity?

Not sure that we are taking money from them.

#4 Chris Taylor

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 01:57 PM

QUOTE (Phil Stone @ Dec 15 2009, 02:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not sure that we are taking money from them.


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#5 FEV-KT87

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 02:34 PM

the Army recruitment team who will be the ones advertising have millions annualy to spend on advertising we wont be taking money for kit or nything like that
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#6 Chris Taylor

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 02:51 PM

QUOTE (FEV-KT87 @ Dec 15 2009, 03:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
the Army recruitment team who will be the ones advertising have millions annualy to spend on advertising we wont be taking money for kit or nything like that


it is 5k according to this:

http://www.yorkshire...nsor.5911955.jp
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#7 FEV-KT87

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 03:36 PM

The Army will join forces with Rovers in their community programmes and school visits while [b]any serving Army member will get free admission to the championship club's home matches next season[/b


that should be the case at ALL clubs
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#8 Bob Crowther

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 05:20 PM

QUOTE (FEV-KT87 @ Dec 15 2009, 03:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Army will join forces with Rovers in their community programmes and school visits while [b]any serving Army member will get free admission to the championship club's home matches next season[/b


that should be the case at ALL clubs


Editorial comments in todays YP not too happy with the situation. Money should be spent on equipment.
No comment about the lack of funding and equipment by the Government, or the monies from Leeds Uni, now in dire financial trouble due to mismanagement, ploughing money into the Rhinos and the Union team.
Have written to the editor with my comments on the subject.

#9 Bob Fowler

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 05:32 PM

Each recruiting office has a budget to work with, each decides for itself how best to spend that budget, if the Army believe that sponsorship is a way forward then so be it. I worked for a charity and we used some of our budget to sponsor different events ( including Rovers games) we actually did quite well off the majority and we did not lose money in the long term. The cost of advertising would perhaps be much more than is being spent on sponsorship and may not have as good a result.
To be a ROVER is a privilege not to be taken lightly, with fans like ours, we will always be honoured.

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 05:35 PM

QUOTE (FEV-KT87 @ Dec 15 2009, 03:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Army will join forces with Rovers in their community programmes and school visits while [b]any serving Army member will get free admission to the championship club's home matches next season[/b


that should be the case at ALL clubs

Hear hear to that.
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#11 marklaspalmas

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 06:07 PM

QUOTE (Bob Crowther @ Dec 15 2009, 05:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Editorial comments in todays YP not too happy with the situation. Money should be spent on equipment.
No comment about the lack of funding and equipment by the Government, or the monies from Leeds Uni, now in dire financial trouble due to mismanagement, ploughing money into the Rhinos and the Union team.
Have written to the editor with my comments on the subject.


Do you have a link to those comments Bob? It sounds a fairly ignorant opinion.

#12 FEV-KT87

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 06:35 PM

i personaly will be writting in to address this
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#13 marklaspalmas

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 06:52 PM

Found the link. What a pathetic piece of mealy mouthed sniping it is. The editor ought to be ashamed of himself for writing such drivel.

The Yorkshire Post has long had a love affair with Rugby Union despite League being 1,000% more popular in Yorkshire. Perhaps this has clouded his ill-judged comments.


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Published Date: 14 December 2009
DESIRE, team work, professionalism and fitness there are undoubtedly similarities in culture between the Army and the world of rugby league. What is less certain is whether that should lead to a corporate relationship.
The Army's decision to sponsor Featherstone Rovers, a semi-professional side, for one season is a genuine innovation. As the recruitment office in Wakefield, which draws recruits from Featherstone, is one of the most productive in the country, the Army is right to build on that success, but there are several other ways in which this could be done.
A lot of soldiers and their families will surely feel that the 5,000 cost of sponsorship would be better spent on equipment or some kind of reward for the hard work and bravery of the Yorkshire Regiment.
Generals hope that sending soldiers into schools and on community visits with Rovers players will provide a boost to their recruitment drive. The club could still invite them along, however, without any money changing hands. Children would surely still be inspired by the soldiers' courage.
It is still too early to tell what effect the controversy surrounding the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has had on the number of people joining up. Only after Britain's role in those conflicts is over, and when the country is out of recession, will it be possible to tell whether more soldiers are needed.
In the meantime, the Army is absolutely right to keep telling young people about the satisfaction of a career spent serving Queen and country but it must think more carefully about how to do it.



#14 FEV-KT87

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 07:15 PM

PURE drivvle!!
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#15 marklaspalmas

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 07:26 PM

So there you have it folks. Fev Rovers establish a special relationship with the Army stemming from a Cup tie a couple of years back, launch an innovative scheme to mutually help two great institutions, the Army and our club, linked in with all kinds of interesting and useful looking community projects.

And what does the editor of the Yorkshire Post have to say?

He says that the club is taking money from the pockets of brave soldiers and their families.

Pathetic.

He'd like to know what we think of his "opinions"...

yp.editor@ypn.co.uk

#16 Bob Crowther

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 09:23 PM

QUOTE (marklaspalmas @ Dec 15 2009, 06:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you have a link to those comments Bob? It sounds a fairly ignorant opinion.


Sorry Mark. Do not have a link but the editors comments can be read in the Yorks Post (Tuesday).

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 10:19 PM

QUOTE (marklaspalmas @ Dec 15 2009, 07:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So there you have it folks. Fev Rovers establish a special relationship with the Army stemming from a Cup tie a couple of years back, launch an innovative scheme to mutually help two great institutions, the Army and our club, linked in with all kinds of interesting and useful looking community projects.

And what does the editor of the Yorkshire Post have to say?

He says that the club is taking money from the pockets of brave soldiers and their families.

Pathetic.

He'd like to know what we think of his "opinions"...

yp.editor@ypn.co.uk

It is drivel. I rang the office today before I gave the YP both barrels. I was advised by Kevin that we are letting the Army reply. When you think about it a kick in the watsits from the recruiting commanding officer will be the best reply. The special comments about recruiting and special rfelationship and how the funds will be spent are spot on. Th end result will be that the Army benefits. When you think of the millions hived off by so called entrepreneurs who engage in arms deals and then dont supply the equipment and not prosecuted, you would think they should be the targets.See today's Private Eye. In eqipment terms 5K is peanuts in recruiting it is an effective tool. Shame on you Yorkshire Post.

#18 FEV-KT87

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 11:38 PM

so the army are cheesed off at the article??

Edited by FEV-KT87, 15 December 2009 - 11:39 PM.

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#19 Bob Crowther

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 04:14 PM


E-mailed my letter, hopefully to be published this week. No comparisons made regarding tax payers monies, ie; the banks, sponsoring football clubs or the monies thrown at the Carnegie set up by Leeds Uni, despite millions "vanishing " from their kitty.
Inundate the YP with your comments.

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 06:04 PM

I would just ask two questions of the author of this piece. How much did the you charge the last time any of the services placed a recruitment advert in any of your papers? and how long did it run for? If the answers are'nt free and it's still there, then he can get down off his high horse and apologise




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