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.
I am an oil trader and successful at that but, but marketing, finance, business management, human resources etc are not my strengths
David Hughes to Ian Lenagan Page 134 - A Pastel Revolution - Fletcher and Gordas - 2006
Being an outsider, it is easiest to see what is wrong with the sport. It's a fantastic sport that has been undersold and under-marketed because people who run it probably want to keep it the way it is
Dr Marwan Koukash to Joanthan Lieu. Sunday Telegraph 9th March 2014