I don't have the will to answer all that. However, in answer of your question, where do all the Bulls fans come from, I can definitley tell you that they don't come from Keighley.
How do you know that. It's a ridiculous thing to say. I'm sure that many season ticket passes at odsal include keighley postcodes. Why not? I know they'll contain Leeds postcodes, my dentists chooses to watch Bulls and my wifes's work colleague's husband watches Castleford and they live two streets away. My lads friends who go to watch Leeds with us are from Batley.
And anyway how many bums do keighley put on seats? How many pro players do keighley produce?
How much profit have keighley made this last 20 years? How much of the ground di they sell off?
How many amateur clubs do they stimulate in the area??
I'm not having a go at your club but if you think that RL fans are abandoning the game because their local CC club is no longer independant and able to dream of Superleague then you are wrong wrong wrong.
Firstly the fans you like to quote at Oldham. I went to Central Park I think for a cup semi final for oldham - must be 25 years ago. there were 5,000 Oldham fans in the ground. Do you really think those same people are today waiting for oldham to just get back to the big time??.
Many will be dead many will have moved on. They are yesterdays audience. Tommorrows audience has a choice, they can watch their RL live at grounds or live on SKY TV. massive numbers watch the game at PRO level on TV and at grounds, significant numbers of fans in Championship club areas choose to go watch Superleague games.
With respect your so one eyed. For ever championship fan who walks away from the game, there's been three new fans walk into the game. Do your numbers for once (as they say on Dragons Den), since superleague came along which way has paying support at the gate and paying support via TV gone overall.
"UP UP and away" as the song goes.
Edited by The Parksider, 24 October 2012 - 07:29 AM.