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#1 GeordieSaint

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:57 AM

The BBC website has run a story that Sheffield may put a licence application in for the next round. Interesting development and I wish them good luck and all the other applicants too.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...league/19842714

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#2 1976PMJwires

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:00 AM

Would be nice for everyone at the Sheffield club after the merger with Huddersfield.

#3 sheddings69

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:14 AM

That will confuse the RFL - 'why would they do that when they could be Wakefield's Academy?' :wacko:

#4 RSN

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:28 AM

Crowds are far too low not a chance.

#5 Jimmy B

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:53 AM

Hasn't a Sheffield club already had a go in Super League ? - and failed. Why would any new attempt be different ?
Lets not forget, Featherstone Rovers is a RUGBY club.

#6 shrek

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:53 AM

Crowds are far too low not a chance.


Is that a consideration for a team outside the traditional heartlands?

Big city club, in the right hands, could bring a lot to the table.

#7 sheddings69

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:55 AM

Hasn't a Sheffield club already had a go in Super League ? - and failed. Why would any new attempt be different ?


You are aboslutely right - they should just pack up and call it a day.

#8 RSN

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:59 AM

Is that a consideration for a team outside the traditional heartlands?

Big city club, in the right hands, could bring a lot to the table.

London have been in SL for how long now, the crowds arn't exactly brilliant despite being in a "big city." If they could manage to get to th 2k mark I'd agree there may be potential their. But after a championship winning season and still only in the low thousands, I can't see their being much potential for a sustainable SL club.

#9 intheshed

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:00 PM

Crowds are far too low not a chance.


I can see why it would be of concern but if Sheffield are comfortable with it and its just a matter of meeting the pointless 2500 average its pathetically easy to achieve/manipulate.

#10 Griff9of13

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:06 PM

Could be good thing. A big city with an existing rugby league core. Two mediocre soccer teams and no union to speak of. (Just) outside the heartlands so no problems regarding overlapping fan bases (a la Cas, Waky, fev). It would, of course need the right leadership and financial backing to make a go of it.

I've always been of the opinion that if we are to expand beyond the M62 it should be done gradually with no great geographical leaps.In this way away support can still be counted upon and it would not be too dificult for any amature teams that emerge in the area to find reasonably local opposition rather than having to set up a whle new structure at that level.
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#11 Tonka

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:36 PM

You are aboslutely right - they should just pack up and call it a day.


What's the old saying? If at first you don't succeed, don't bother trying again.

#12 keighley

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:36 PM

Hasn't a Sheffield club already had a go in Super League ? - and failed. Why would any new attempt be different ?


Why would a new attempt in Bradford be different?

In Sheffield, why not, different times, maybe new investment, who knows. There is potential, they won the cup, they drew 9,000 plus for a game against Widnes. They were in to 3 to 40000 attendance range when they were taken over for the million pound merger bribe by Huddersfield, sorry, I meant to say amalgamated with the Giants, which is as good as, if not better than, London's attendances at present. Sheffield is the archetypical big city that is supposed to be the future of the game.

If they think they can meet the criteria and have a good application, who are you to decry their right to SL?

#13 BBR

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:40 PM

Love to see them give it a go.

Spot on with the away fan arguement, and the chance for local amateur teams to play not too far away.

#14 The Parksider

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:12 PM

London have been in SL for how long now, the crowds arn't exactly brilliant despite being in a "big city."


No, but they have half a dozen south eastern born lads in Superleague now. Sheffield have produces none after nearly 30 years existence.

Love Sheffield Eagles but how are they viable for SL when they produce no pro players and have few fans?

#15 The Parksider

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:13 PM

If they think they can meet the criteria and have a good application, who are you to decry their right to SL?


Go on then......... where will they get their money, the pro players and the fans from?

#16 sheddings69

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:28 PM

Go on then......... where will they get their money, the pro players and the fans from?


I agree with Parky, they should just pack up, along with Leigh, Featherstone, Halifax etc.

#17 K.Loxton

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:34 PM

They only brought a bus full to the final so not a chance!
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#18 Marauder

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:40 PM

That will confuse the RFL - 'why would they do that when they could be Wakefield's Academy?' :wacko:

Because Wakefield are going to use Doncaster :)
Carlsberg don't do Soldiers, but if they did, they would probably be Brits.



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#19 Marauder

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:41 PM

No, but they have half a dozen south eastern born lads in Superleague now. Sheffield have produces none after nearly 30 years existence.

Love Sheffield Eagles but how are they viable for SL when they produce no pro players and have few fans?

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#20 Marauder

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:45 PM

Go on then......... where will they get their money, the pro players and the fans from?

I'd keep an eye on Doncaster if they can build bridges with the amateur clubs in the area, I've heard that the board of Doncaster Rovers want to take the club over along with all the other sporting bodies that use the Keepmoat to form one sporting club.
Carlsberg don't do Soldiers, but if they did, they would probably be Brits.



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