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#41 bowes

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 11:26 AM

QUOTE (The Parksider @ Jul 11 2010, 11:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
With respect beacause you post some great stuff.......

Maybe the birthplace of RL is at risk of folding as well?, after all today they got only 5,000 fans through the turnstyles and godammit they ARE the birthplace of RL in 1895 but date back to1864.

Maybe the most vibrant club in RL (on the back of their great breakthrough RL cup final win) are on the verge of folding due to todays 7,000 fans? A club that's been around since the 1880's??

You tell me 3,000 fans is not break even? Well is 5,000 or 7,000??

Do all three clubs exist because Hughes, Davey and Moran bankroll them???

If the answer is yes then why are Quins always singled out as the "unviable" club when many of our SL teams are unviable without sugar daddy???

Is it because they are struggling but not struggling in the north??

The crowd stat is tedious, how about a stat based on numbers of fans attracted to a club per year in existence??

Quins would walk that but it would not suit some????

Salford are the other club whose crowds are a real concern, hopefully the new ground will increase the crowds but they are still very poorly supported especially for an M62 team.

The other thing is they're more vulnerable than most as A. there's less local RL fans to buy them if Hughes leaves and perhaps more significantly B. they're at the mercy of the RU club who may well decide a club getting very few fans with their name is bad for the image or may up the rent even further

#42 Viking Warrior

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 11:37 AM

and they say rl will never take off in the south!!! well done quins keep it going
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#43 EastLondonMike

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 11:52 AM

isnt LMS an east london boy?.. mile end/isle of dogs way.. and im pretty sure ive heard clubb being mentined as from kent.. cant recall where from though..

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#44 Bulliac

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:52 PM

QUOTE (The Parksider @ Jul 11 2010, 11:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How does 5,000 at Fartown pay the bills? Are Bradford paying their bills?? How does 7,000 at Warrington pay their bills??? Are Wakefield paying their bills are Harlequins paying their bills etc etc.

Mr. Hughes pays Harlequins bills.

Mr. Davey pays Fartown bills.

Mr. Moran pays Wire's bills.

Mr. Hudgell pays HKR's bills.

Same situation for most. I know damn well Hughes subsidises more than the rest, but his club is a fledgling club compared with the rest.

The bank manager would withdraw from any of them if their sugar daddies withdrew.

That has nothing to do with Quins wonderful achievement which is RL's wonderful achievement.

If it has please explain???

Thanks for you concern Parky, but yes the Bulls are paying their bills. They also file their accounts on time and for the last few seasons have broken even (for round figures) and generally run a tight ship. Actually they don't have a choice since if they don't pay their bills there is no one else to take up the slack, nor are there any complicated wheels within wheels account sets, you know, like having a union club under the same umbrella which might obfuscate the finer details, that sort of thing! cool.gif
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