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NRC final moving to Halifax


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#21 bigjohn

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:21 AM

This lot at Red Hall must run out of daft ideas before much longer

#22 intheshed

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

This lot at Red Hall must run out of daft ideas before much longer


It came from the meeting of champs clubs rather than than the RFL, didn't it? If general chatter is to be believed the clubs were sick of Blackpool FC being the only ones to make any money out of the final and wanted a venue that was cheaper to hire.

#23 ProBono

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:43 AM

So now Calderdale Council will be the only ones to make any money out of the final.

#24 gazza77

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:05 AM

So now Calderdale Council will be the only ones to make any money out of the final.


As I understand, the Shay was one of a number of options discussed at the meeting. A decision is to be made on the NRC Final venue & the Championships Finals day by the clubs over the next few weeks.

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#25 intheshed

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

So now Calderdale Council will be the only ones to make any money out of the final.


well, I guess that will depend on how the cost of hiring the Shay compares to the cost hiring Bloomfield Road and the affect, if any, on the attendance. If indeed Halifax is the venue ultimately chosen.

#26 Robin Evans

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

As I understand, the Shay was one of a number of options discussed at the meeting. A decision is to be made on the NRC Final venue & the Championships Finals day by the clubs over the next few weeks.

you understand correctly gazza
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#27 Robin Evans

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:14 PM

well, I guess that will depend on how the cost of hiring the Shay compares to the cost hiring Bloomfield Road and the affect, if any, on the attendance. If indeed Halifax is the venue ultimately chosen.

The cost of Bloomfield road was becoming preclusive.
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#28 gazza77

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:03 PM

you understand correctly gazza


Any idea which other venues are being considered then Mr Evans?

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#29 Robin Evans

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:35 PM

LSV & The Shay
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#30 thundergaz

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:37 PM

LSV & The Shay


How will that work though robin if both get to the final? Draw straws? πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

#31 Les Tonks Sidestep

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:49 PM

How will that work though robin if both get to the final? Draw straws? ν ½νΈ„ν ½νΈ„ν ½νΈ„


As I said earlier, it'll be a 2 legger.........

#32 gazza77

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:53 PM

Well as the NRC Final has been in the major west coast seaside resort for several years, perhaps it's time to move it to the major east coast resort: Scarborough. But then Scarborough's stadium is no longer there, as we have most of it. Featherstone Rovers are proud to host the 2013 NRC Final it is then. :D

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#33 jt

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:11 PM

Sure the RFL can stump the money up to play at Blackpool How much does it cost them for the day


#34 andyc

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:17 PM

TBH I wasn't a big fan of Blackpool........ but the Shay? What can I say about the Shay? I'd sooner it be on the Carr Bridge field at Ackworth!

Who came up with that?

Here here Dave. A better atmosphere

Edited by andyc, 08 February 2013 - 04:19 PM.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:05 PM

Another dumb decision. A final should be something unique and special. Having at my clubs ground or Leigh for me cheapens the day and event.

#36 Bob Crowther

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:19 PM

It'll look daft if Fax make the final. Im sure there's a way that possible scenario could have been avoided.

Which ever Champs ground they select, there is always going to be the risk of the home team getting to the finals. No other local SL ground fit to host it apart from Huddersfield. Fed up of trapesing over"t Pennines, anyway.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:22 PM

Which ever Champs ground they select, there is always going to be the risk of the home team getting to the finals. No other local SL ground fit to host it apart from Huddersfield. Fed up of trapesing over"t Pennines, anyway.


I agree bob I'm sick of going to Lancashire too for a final. Especially when their is only Leigh from Lancashire who as a realistic chance of getting to the final. And there is 4 Yorkshire clubs who are realistic contenders. But I think headingley would of been perfect. Even though I don't like hetherington πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:27 PM

Which ever Champs ground they select, there is always going to be the risk of the home team getting to the finals. No other local SL ground fit to host it apart from Huddersfield. Fed up of trapesing over"t Pennines, anyway.


Headingley, Huddesfield, Doncaster (much less chance of the final), Hull FC. All reasonable RL grounds in Yorkshire for the final.

 

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#39 Andrew Vause

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:04 PM

Finals are meant to be played at neutral venues, and are special by virtue of being played at a stadium where the clubs don't usually play. A poor decision in my opinion, especially so if Fax get to the Final.


Steve, it doesn't always work out like that. In 1976 I'm sure we played Leeds in the YC Final at Headingley. In the same year Anderlect played West Ham United in the one legged ECWC final at Heysel stadium, their home ground and more recently Liverpool played Roma in the Stadio Olympico in 84.

#40 sgt pepper

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:41 AM

you can't have 2 legs one year and not the next
if fax or leigh get there then so be it
the champions league final is quite often played at club grounds ie munich v chelsea last year

Edited by sgt pepper, 09 February 2013 - 09:44 AM.





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