Crown Flatter - seems like a lot of people also 'changed their schedules' last Sunday for the Cup Game!
Also, the Swinton home game on Sunday 6th July has been discussed with reference to some Bike Race
but we just need Coolie to let the 'clowns' know which of any alternative proposals on day and time he prefers.
Just as a note Coolie, are these the same 'clowns' who give up a good deal of spare time and cash to keep the
club moving forward?
I've sat back and read the mumblings and grumblings etc that have been posted on here (again). The best post I've seen is Wilsden Rams's which I've quoted above.
The response to this has been incredible. Only our supporters could whinge at drawing the current cup holders and RL big boys Wigan at home, the plum tie in the round. This topic is like deja vu from last season when we had endless complaints about 'bloody Sheffield again'. Lets be realistic here, the complaints have nothing to do with the running of the club, its simply because some fans now can't make it that Friday due to either other commitments, work, childcare issues etc. They feel they should vent their anger at the poor sods who give up their spare time free of charge to support this club.
Reading between the lines I can't believe that some people would perhaps have preferred us to draw the North Wales Crusaiders (no disrespect to the Scorpions) at home in the fouth round as the match would have been played on a Sunday in front of 600 ppl.
Saturday was a no go as its the Grand National, Wigan v Leeds United, Huddersfield Town at home etc and then Sunday, Batley v Cass, Wakefield v Leeds, Bradford at home, Giants at home etc. Any members of the 'rugby family' who need their Friday night fix with no SL games might just decide to come along to the game now.
There will be a big crowd, the food stalls and the bars will be well used, the club shop will get trade, programmes will be purchased and the club will still be here the weekend after on't be a worse place because a few regulars aren't able to attend.
I don't read many complaints about the Batley game on the Friday night only two weeks later. Perhaps thats because its a bank holiday and people have time to plan or aren't at work!!!!
For the record, I cannot make the match due to a prior engagement and Sunday would have suited me better. I will be buying an adult and a child ticket to give to friends who aren't rugby fans in hope we can us ethis high profile fixture to attract them to other league fixtures. Will I miss our big day, of course, but I won't be ranting and raving over this (except this email) though as I support the club in the decisions it makes.