This is the point, we don't know the details, yet you are stating that they will have made a loss. First you said the FFR, then maybe the RFL or RLEF.
I did not mention the RFL or RLEF except in reply to someone who brought them up (edit and that was you in fact). I think it highly unlikely that they were involved.
I objected to the idea that giving away tickets for free doesn't matter.
Wasn't the intention always to give tickets away to attract a crowd for this event as it is in a non-RL area? That was my understanding. Most people have been positive about this crowd, and indeed the even bigger one last year which was on the back of free tickets, generally apart from you, who seem to know that they have lost money on this event.
If they must give away tickets then perhaps they could do so in a place where there might be some benefit i.e. somewhere that has a struggling RL side that could do with a boost.
I don't think "they were always going to give away freebies" is much of a defence against "they should not give away freebies".
Edited by Northern Sol, 23 October 2012 - 05:31 PM.