I've checked with our agent and he hasn't got us any bookings as the "Poison Brothers" I'll let you know if any come in.
I think these proposals are ludicrous.
Currently the two Hull clubs pull in about 19,000 spectators between them. If one went to the wall there is no way the other would pull in 19,000.
Widnes and Warrington pull in about 16 to 17,000 between them. If one went to the wall the remaining club would not average that number
The calder trio pull in 16 to 17,000 between them. If two went to the wall, there is no way the remaining club would average that number
Could you deal with this (kiss) point (hug) for me.
When clubs pull in more fans than they need they make a profit. When they pull in less than they need they make a loss.
So If in Hull the Rovers are out of SL pulling as low as 1,000 fans then of course Hull would not pick up the other 7,000 Rovers fans. They would stay at home.
But Hull did climb to 13,000 fans without Rovers input and they would make a profit and thrive at that. Of course 14,000 is less than the 19,000 and of course 5,000 RL fans end up sitting at home.
I'm sure your a businessman, and will understand the trick is to make a profit, not a loss and it's not just about one side of the coin i.e. fan numbers.
It's 17,000 fans who won't watch one club that means Calder is a mess. However if 12,000 will watch Wakefield only then they'll turn a profit and have bigger crowds than Wire and can compete.
5,000 lost fans but a more profitable and competitive game in Calder.
Flip that coin brother, there's another side to it (kisses and hugs all round)