Hi im new to the forum and relatively new to rugby league. As a new fan to the sport and being from ireland ive always found it easier to support a team from outside the heartland and as london is easiest to get to, its has been my team since i started watching the sport.
What im wondering is what area of london has the most RL teams and fans, surely this is the area that should be targeted to set up the new ground and establish a proper fan base again (the broncos did use to get solid crowds when branson owned them????)
Whats the dream for london broncos??, for me is the own 10k ground or shared ownership ground with a football club. A strong supports base and a strong underage. Up until the start of this season didnt the broncos have a strong underage??
Also ive read a few posts on here about people against london and expansion in general, i dont get the opposition to this surely if the game dont expands it dies, already the SL has no real sponser. So to leave it as heartland clubs the money would dry up.
For me for expansion to work in a new area, it need good marketing, money behind it and a winning team over a solid period to establish local support eg. Melbornue storm...NRL, State Francis, Racing Metro....Rugby Union, PSG...Football.
sorry for my ignorance but id be interested in your taughts and would love an SL team in ireland(a long way off unfortunatly)