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#141 shaun mc

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:37 AM

How about the Vodaphone/Betfair George Hotel? Insert name of sponsor as required. Thats next years SL sponsor sorted if they will buy the hotel, and the RFL lease it back from the owners.
Then add a building company as a sponsor for free if they will convert it to offices, museum space and an RL themed bar.
Sorted.
However........

#142 Ramite

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:12 PM

Even with that type of sponsorship I don't think the sums will stack up.
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#143 Griff

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:24 PM

I do hope it isn't me that you are referring <_< because I'm in exactly the opposite of flippant mood :angry: so ner


Dunno - can't be bothered to look .......
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#144 keighley

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

Even with that type of sponsorship I don't think the sums will stack up.


You are probably correct and that's a shame.

The building itself is a very handsome, granite, stately even, Victorian edifice which projects gravitas, prosperity and importance and is, in fact, the actual birthplace of the sport with a museum already in situ. It would be a much better place to launch press conferences and initiatives and woo sponsors and TV companies than some red brick pile in a field on the outer suburbs of Leeds.

#145 Griff

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

You are probably correct and that's a shame.

The building itself is a very handsome, granite, stately even, Victorian edifice which projects gravitas, prosperity and importance and is, in fact, the actual birthplace of the sport with a museum already in situ. It would be a much better place to launch press conferences and initiatives and woo sponsors and TV companies than some red brick pile in a field on the outer suburbs of Leeds.


Actually, that's one of the problems with Red Hall. As it's a listed building, the RFL can't alter it much. At Chapeltown Road they had a Council Chamber upstairs where they could fit in thirty-odd folk round a big square of tables. It was a bit of a tight fit but they all got in. Nowadays, they meet at club grounds because none of the rooms are big enough for that.

Anyway - not going to happen. Plumbing's your problem. If only folk would have been happy with sharing a bathroom with the entire floor like they used to in the good old days .......... <_<
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#146 southstand loiner

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

they could always find room for the centre within the new south stand at headingley in a couple of years time . :)
at least then the super league trophy would have a home for all time instead of been left in the ticket office for years on end :D :D :D

Edited by southstand loiner, 06 January 2013 - 01:45 PM.

ah a sunday night in front of the telly watching old rugby league games.
does life get any better .

#147 keighley

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

Actually, that's one of the problems with Red Hall. As it's a listed building, the RFL can't alter it much. At Chapeltown Road they had a Council Chamber upstairs where they could fit in thirty-odd folk round a big square of tables. It was a bit of a tight fit but they all got in. Nowadays, they meet at club grounds because none of the rooms are big enough for that.

Anyway - not going to happen. Plumbing's your problem. If only folk would have been happy with sharing a bathroom with the entire floor like they used to in the good old days .......... <_<


In the really good old days in Thorne, I had to go outside in February and cross a yard in my PJs to get to the outside toilet. Wonderful memories.

#148 Griff

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

In the really good old days in Thorne, I had to go outside in February and cross a yard in my PJs to get to the outside toilet. Wonderful memories.


Just in February ? I'd have thought that was the most likely time for it to be frozen up.

Jeez - I can remember earth closets. They were fun. :wacko:
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#149 keighley

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:36 PM

Just in February ? I'd have thought that was the most likely time for it to be frozen up.

Jeez - I can remember earth closets. They were fun. :wacko:


FROZEN UP ! FROZEN UP!. Its a wonder the equipment didnt get brittle and fall off :wacko: . This was before global warming and that fog that rolled in from Goole, omg it was cold. I told you the good old days were better.