Quite simply London need money.. and lots of it. For all his efforts and love of RL, David Hughes isnt going to provide the answers. The club needs a complete clear-out. Actually it needed a complete clear-out a couple of years ago and all thats happened is the rubbish has been added to. Gus McKay, is a nice enough bloke, but he's not up to the job (there's very few at the Broncos that are). The experienced players at the club (mostly Journeymen) aren't good enough, the young players who have potential just don't have the experience, and to be honest have probably been thrown in a year or two too soon, and playing in a bad side hasn't helped them at all.
The only way out for me is to leave the stoop and find a home where they are genuinely welcome, in the community and with whoever they share with, as a share is the best they could possibly hope for at the moment, and also to find a new owner with particularly deep pockets who knows how to run a sporting organisation, knows how the media works and knows how to, and is willing to spend money o promoting the club to the public. Which is something that has never been done in any guise of the London club. Unless your involved in RL in London, or are a hardcore lover of sport you wont even know there is a london club.
I first started following RL when i was 15, through watching challenge cup games on the BBC and the RL available on SKY.. i was 17 before i knew there was a club in Lonon, and that was only when i managed to find a copy of the rugbyleaguer in a west end book shop.
Every other Londoner i've met who loves RL has always discovered the game through studying in the north of England or through a girlfriend from the north.
Promotion of the club in London has always been completely non-existent..
The Broncos played at Orient last year. 5 minutes down the road is Westfield, the biggest shopping centre in Europe.. Did the Bronco's look at promoting themselves or the game via Westfield leading up to the game? A shopping centre that draws thousands of people from all over London, Essex and Kent.. of course not.
Edited by EastLondonMike, 10 March 2013 - 09:51 AM.