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London Broncos to move in with Barnet FC?


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#41 Gav Wilson

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:35 AM

They should have bagsied the Olympic Stadium.


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#42 Steve May

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:40 AM

Are the majority of the Bronco's fan base in West London?..

 

Has anyone ever asked him where he lives?

 

Badoom-tish!


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#43 Larry the Leit

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:42 AM

Has anyone ever asked him where he lives?

 

Badoom-tish!

 

Chesham, he has a fold-up bike.


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#44 gingerjon

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:43 AM

Chesham, he has a fold-up bike.

 

So behind the times it hurts.


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#45 Larry the Leit

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:49 AM

So behind the times it hurts.

 

This is what happens when you're exiled.


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#46 The Parksider

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:02 AM

the facility looks pretty good to satisfy all the the club would require for training, development and administration.
 
The location while a little far out from the centre is easily connected by the tube.
 
Also within reasonable distance of the existing C1 clubs so may persuade a few supporters to double up.
 
Gives the Broncos and RFL a chance to build a bit of a N London RL hub with three pro clubs all within 25 miles of each other.
 
Shame the RFL and Broncos didn't get onto it at the planning stages and invest to become part owners.

Heading to be a Championship club with a Superleague academy??

#47 Just to be clear

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:09 PM

Just to be clear, the points system was only used for the first round of licences.

And for the second round a Championship club needed a stadium with a capacity of 10,000 as a minimum criteria just to be able to apply. All existing Super League clubs in that licensing round already met that requirement except Hull KR, but they were committed to redevelopment that would see it reach that standard during the license term.

#48 Rascal Bongo Stork

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:52 PM

as we all know the licensing system is almost certainly being chucked there's not much point worrying about ground capacity



#49 keighley

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:09 PM

Saintslass in another thread stated that Hull KR already have an exemption from the licensing criteria with a lower capacity than 10,000 and IMO criteria is going anyway.

As I have posted before on here this is the prototype small ground with a potential for a real atmosphere and for all-ticket games if marketed correctly. It will cut the running costs for the club and comes complete with training and Gym facilities. It will make the club more attractive to an outside investor as season losses will be within acceptable limits though a well run club should be targeting to get close to break even.

And with sound from all four sides the teams performance will pick up too. And it's on the tube which appears to be the matchday attendance criteria for some...

Tony Kleanthous was a failed suitor for London Wasps so is into "rugby" http://www.business-...asps-36184.html
and given the cash strapped nature of the conference he needs another revenue stream or possibly a partnership. Because Broncos could end up being the bigger of the two clubs at the Hive.

Those with the interests of SE Rugby League and expansion at heart should cross their limbs, kiss their lucky charms, and offer prayers to whatever idol you worship that a deal can be inked in and If a deal is signed a Fan Forum will be in the offing...

 

I do not agree with it but the conventional wisdom is that a 5 to 7,000 average is needed for a SL club to be financially stable. This could not be achieved in s stadium as small as this ?

 

If the Broncos do this and suceed, i don;t ever want to hear about Featherstone, Leigh, Halifax or anybody else not being able to generate gates big enough to survive in SL. I hope the Broncos do suceed in this small stadium to put those objections to rest. 



#50 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:52 PM

Brentford? West London has Chelsea, Fulham, QPR, Brentford and Harlequins within a stones throw of each other for competition. North London has Arsenal, Tottenham and Saracens. East London has West Ham, Charlton and Millwall. You are going to get competition everywhere you go in London.

You want to get away from clusters of competition in the north, east and west? Move to the south to Crystal Palace.

And do you really want the Broncos playing out a 15-20,000 seater in Brentford on 2,000 crowds? The value of playing in a 5,000 seater cannot be overestimated for a club like the Broncos. It completely changes the perception of the club if they can start filling it out.


London were getting crowds of approaching 5k at Brentford before some gobshyte decided to move them back to the Stoop. If theyd stayed there they might be on 6-7k now.

Might be worth going to Griffin Park until 2016 to build momentum with Brentford - before Wasps do....

#51 Kenny Bania

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:08 PM

Nicely located for people travelling from the north too. Stanmore tube has a big car park and is just minutes from J4 of the M1. From there, it's only a couple of stops on the tube.

#52 westhuller

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 04:55 PM

The only downside surely is that capacity. There can't be any long-term future if we're going to call a 5,600 capacity venue 'home'.


That's Warringtons traveling army sorted weres the home support going to go ?

#53 Just to be clear

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:19 PM

as we all know the licensing system is almost certainly being chucked there's not much point worrying about ground capacity

Just to be clear, all plans being discussed are to bring about "the restoration of promotion and relegation, within a framework of minimum facility and financial sustainability standards." Quote from the RFL statement on the current proposals. Which is what we had before licensing too. And after the London Welsh situation the RFL will not be able to make exemptions for the Broncos as a legal precedent has been set.

#54 Pottsy

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:40 PM

They should have bagsied the Olympic Stadium.


Maybe they should've gone for the hockey arena

#55 Pottsy

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:42 PM

I still feel the target must be for the RFL and Broncos to purchase New River Stadium and the surrounding fields for a future home in the capital rugby league can call its own.


I've always hoped this would happen but RL unfortunately isn't cash rich

#56 Scuuba

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:00 PM

Are Broncos going to have to start considering the fact that they won't be protected from relegation, if one of the new proposed structures go ahead?

A 5K stadium might become more than enough if the league goes to 10 or 12...



#57 Larry the Leit

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:35 PM

A 5K stadium might become more than enough if the league goes to 10 or 12...

 

A 5K stadium would seem cavernous for them in their current division :-(


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#58 Methven Hornet

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:16 AM

Just to be clear, all plans being discussed are to bring about "the restoration of promotion and relegation, within a framework of minimum facility and financial sustainability standards." Quote from the RFL statement on the current proposals. Which is what we had before licensing too. And after the London Welsh situation the RFL will not be able to make exemptions for the Broncos as a legal precedent has been set.

 

Just to be clear, an appeal panel set up by the RFU does not set legal precedent. It certainly does not have jurisdiction over the game of rugby league.


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#59 statties

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 07:07 AM

I've always hoped this would happen but RL unfortunately isn't cash rich

 

it wont cost much cash. The local gov' are pretty much happy to give it away. Purchase on the cheap and then secure investment over the next few years to build



#60 statties

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 07:10 AM

Just to be clear, all plans being discussed are to bring about "the restoration of promotion and relegation, within a framework of minimum facility and financial sustainability standards." Quote from the RFL statement on the current proposals. Which is what we had before licensing too. And after the London Welsh situation the RFL will not be able to make exemptions for the Broncos as a legal precedent has been set.

 

The rules can stipulate that Broncos are exempt from relegation. there is nothing illegal about that






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