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#41 hindle xiii

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:38 AM

'I knew nothing about the game but decided if you cannot beat them join them. We became friends – Nigel came racing with me and he fixed up for me to watch my local team St Helens. I have watched Grand Finals at Old Trafford.
I then said to Nigel if there was ever an opportunity to buy a club, let me know, because I could see what a great game rugby league was.
Before Christmas, he telephoned me and brought Salford to my attention. I realised the club’s potential and things started from there. I came back from holiday in Dubai and started the complex hard negotiations.'

Wonder if he was ever offerd a chance of ownership or a share of the Broncos?

Or Bradford, it's not like our plight wasn't all over the news.

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#42 Northern Sol

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:58 AM

I suspect that he probably was offered both clubs but Broncos probably involved spending to much cash for someone who doesn't want to be a sugar daddy and Bradford is not a sufficiently fashionable location.

#43 keighley

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

I suspect that he probably was offered both clubs but Broncos probably involved spending to much cash for someone who doesn't want to be a sugar daddy and Bradford is not a sufficiently fashionable location.


With all due respect and I think most know my views on the Bulls, Salford is a more fashionable location than Bradford, well I am surprised.

#44 Northern Sol

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:49 PM

You shouldn't be, it is in the Manchester conurbation. Few outside the UK have heard of Salford but almost everybody in the world has heard of Manchester.

#45 Johnoco

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:54 PM

RL and the Broncos are pretty active on twitter.

The southern RL journalists are generally positive and talk up the game unlike their northern equivalents who seem to spend their entire time watching other sports and saying things like, "Watching the Super Bowl really shows how little ambition #rugbyleague has".


Or 'watching the darts tonight, a sell out 8000 crowd. Its great etc' 8K? That's a big crowd now is it?
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#46 keighley

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:27 PM

You shouldn't be, it is in the Manchester conurbation. Few outside the UK have heard of Salford but almost everybody in the world has heard of Manchester.


A friend of mine met a girl from Salford and wnet there to see her. I tried to warn him but he went anyway and three people were shot and killed in a pub just around the corner. Very fashionable.

#47 slowdive

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:36 PM

You shouldn't be, it is in the Manchester conurbation. Few outside the UK have heard of Salford but almost everybody in the world has heard of Manchester.

A fair few Smiths fans will know of Salford. :rolleyes:
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#48 Northern Sol

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:22 PM

A friend of mine met a girl from Salford and wnet there to see her. I tried to warn him but he went anyway and three people were shot and killed in a pub just around the corner. Very fashionable.


Thank God stuff like that doesn't happen in Bratfut.

#49 nadera78

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:58 AM

The game generally is doing okay down here, but the club is going backwards.

I missed the game on sunday because my mrs had arranged a visit to her mum. I mean, I could have put my foot down and insisted seeing as it was the first game of the season but in the end I decided I didn't want to have that argument only to then get to the Stoop and be disappointed by the club's efforts. Glad I didn't go as it turns out because apparently they overcharged for concessions tickets, the club shop ran out of stock (on day 1!), there was no food on offer at half time, promised free tickets never materialised, the free foam hands were laid out in the away fans section, and the CEO was running around after the gates had opened stacking shelves and putting up bunting. And then the team lost.

Two or three years ago a group of Quins RL / Broncos fans on here were slaughterign the club for it performance. If anything, things have deteriorated. Honestly, if the RFL wants a team down here then they've got to get involved themselves and actually do something about it.


Just to add to the above list, it turns out that it's now cheaper for away fans to use the Legends Lounge than Broncos supporters. A match ticket including access to the lounge costs GBP40, but if you have a season ticket you still have to pay the GBP40 even though you already have a ticket for the game. Nice to see the club looking after the people who have stuck with the club through thick and thin. And more thin.
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#50 John Rhino

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:49 PM

I suspect that he probably was offered both clubs but Broncos probably involved spending to much cash for someone who doesn't want to be a sugar daddy and Bradford is not a sufficiently fashionable location.


Doesn't he live in Liverpool? Perhaps he just wanted to stay local and/or his horses are trained in the North West.

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#51 Northern Sol

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:04 PM

Doesn't he live in Liverpool? Perhaps he just wanted to stay local and/or his horses are trained in the North West.


That would also make sense.

#52 gingerjon

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:18 PM

Just to add to the above list, it turns out that it's now cheaper for away fans to use the Legends Lounge than Broncos supporters. A match ticket including access to the lounge costs GBP40, but if you have a season ticket you still have to pay the GBP40 even though you already have a ticket for the game. Nice to see the club looking after the people who have stuck with the club through thick and thin. And more thin.


I'm sure this is a case of history repeating. The exact details are beyond me but I'm sure for a time at Griffin Park when they tried to create a home end and an away end they managed to make it substantially cheaper to be an away supporter.
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