Who says that the new club - now able to offer Chase, Clark, Shenton and Aiton a bright future and much less reason to jump ship - attracts only 5K?
Even accounting for the obvious difficult birth, the combined commercial opportunities would help plug any initial losses.
It's not rocket science Parky. 3 times the latent fanbase, 3 times the commercial opportunity, 1/3 of ground maintenance costs and player wage bills etc. etc.
Please get real Keeny.
This "Calder" club cannot happen until 2015 by which time Chase and Clark will be gone.
By 2015 2,500 Fev fans will be lining up for Superleague at last. Do you really think they will back Calder under those circumstances. Again get real. Let's debate rugby League not fantasy Rugby league.
Mr. Glover is the leading light at Wakefield and he must be looking forward to putting well over the current 8,000 into Newmarket and kicking on from there.
Do you want to write to him and ask him if he's going to abandon that and set up a Calder club there?? Shall I write and ask??
What do you think 8,000 Wakefield Trinity fans would say if told 2015 will be Calder United??
With the shaky prospect of whether this will work or not which big name players will the club sign with whose money??
Or will players decide there's a more secure salary and future going to Hull and Leeds as ussual. How is a club that many locals will have a massive animosity to be attractive to the next Darryl Clark??
When you intimate that people are sympathetic to the idea on this thread, how many exactly and out of those who will go??
you say "The combined commercial opportunities would help plug any initial losses".
On what evidence? Surely the main sponsors of all three clubs are fans of those clubs. Have you checked if they are for a Calder United because I bet they are not.
You are a very naughty boy pitching for a Calder United yet telling us all is OK in Hull, Rovers just need to work out how to get 15,000 crowds.