I'm begining to think that our product cannot be as good as we think it is, Londoners obviously enjoy there sport and their soccer grounds are bulging with people dying to see a nil nil draw or a thrashing from the mancs.
A perceptive comment but Blasphemy on this forum....
The main problem with DH is that he has never had other board members to assist him
Mr Farrar do you not know of Davids Dutch pal Gerri Bouman who is the original silent partner and the other member of the board. He has even attended one Fan Forum IIRC though he did not say much Though the club has spouted much double dutch these last few years.
In brief this is the situation as I see it
The RFL and lower ranked clubs are desperate that London continue for ONE more season fot four main reasons:
MORE bad publicity for the club to keel over before the Challenge Cup Final or World Cup
Saves the "Great Northern day out" that is the magic weekend
Increases the chances of clubs such as Castleford, Wakefield, Hull KR, and Widnes to avoid the cut in a 14 club league than a 13 club league
Despite bragging on messageboards there is no replacement that could come into Super League for 2014 as was proved when Bradford went into administration.
You may even hear of a buttock clenchingly bad decision to remain at The Stoop in the next few days, despite publicly trashing Harlequins RU, the area and ceasing all local marketing / community activity for the last two years but this kinda sums up how the club has been run.
Sam Tomkins - Rugby League Week 14.03.12
I was sat on the Underground train, and there was a girl looking at me. She was pretty good looking,too, I thought, "something's wrong here - girls as hot as that don't take an interest in me".
Then she came over and said - in a really strong Cockney acent - "excuse me, are you Sam Tomkins?".
She asked me for my autograph, and I was made up...until she asked me to make it out to her boyfriend. I was gutted, I thought she wanted my number
Benji Marshall discovering about Sydney "fan" loyality (Benji - page 245)
After we were well beaten by South Sydney at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2010, a coupl;e of kids maybe eight or nine years old took their Wests Tigers jerseys off as I was walking off the field and threw them at me. "What's this" I said "You can have the jersey" one of them said "we don't go for West Tigers anymore". Then they ran back to their parents who were laughing. That was difficult to take, having kids who look up to you do that. I just dropped the jerseys on the ground and kept walking. It's not like we go out and lose by 50 points on purpose