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Fev make bid for Huddersfield Big 3


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#21 Railway End

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:34 PM

There seems to be a consensus amongst some Featherstone fans that 'any publicity is good publicity'. I'd like to counter their wisdom with the assertion that 'ridiculous publicity makes you looks ridiculous'.


I'm one Fev fan that agrees with you Terminator.

What have all these brash statements achieved over the last couple of months? Nothing that couldn't have been achieved by keeping things in-house and making considered announcements as and when things have actually been finalised.

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#22 RSN

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:36 PM

What Salary Cap is the 'SL 2' or Championship operating under?

Currently the Championship is 300k (with dispensations for some clubs)

It would have to at least double for Fev to sign those three. They would probably have to offer 30-40% higher wages for them to consider moving and not forgetting the transfer fee which would be involved.

It's like Salfords 1m bid for Tomkins but on a lesser scale. Just a publicity stunt, did Fev really think they could make Crabtree want to leave Huddersfield? Not a chance.

Fev are not going to sign players of that calibre for a good 3 years. If these type of players are available then Koukash will have them as his pockets are deeper than Fev owners by some distance.

They'll start making reasonable bids for players soon I imagine.

#23 Ponterover

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 05:55 PM

What Salary Cap is the 'SL 2' or Championship operating under?

Currently the Championship is 300k (with dispensations for some clubs)

It would have to at least double for Fev to sign those three. They would probably have to offer 30-40% higher wages for them to consider moving and not forgetting the transfer fee which would be involved.

It's like Salfords 1m bid for Tomkins but on a lesser scale. Just a publicity stunt, did Fev really think they could make Crabtree want to leave Huddersfield? Not a chance.

Fev are not going to sign players of that calibre for a good 3 years. If these type of players are available then Koukash will have them as his pockets are deeper than Fev owners by some distance.

They'll start making reasonable bids for players soon I imagine.

 

I heard mention that the cap will be £1m next year.  We will be needing a sprinkling of this calibre of player if we are to go up at the first attempt.

 

Was it a publicity stunt?  I believe a geniune offer was made, but I'm sure we didn't expect to receive a positive answer.  It's a clear statement of intent designed to grab the attention of players and agents and of course a bit of crowd pleasing for the faithful.

 

It's certainly got us plenty of publicity, those who think it's joke had better watch out come 2016.  This club is deadly serious in it's intentions.



#24 Blind side johnny

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 07:03 PM

I heard mention that the cap will be £1m next year.  We will be needing a sprinkling of this calibre of player if we are to go up at the first attempt.

 

Was it a publicity stunt?  I believe a geniune offer was made, but I'm sure we didn't expect to receive a positive answer.  It's a clear statement of intent designed to grab the attention of players and agents and of course a bit of crowd pleasing for the faithful.

 

It's certainly got us plenty of publicity, those who think it's joke had better watch out come 2016.  This club is deadly serious in it's intentions.

 

 

is it true that they're also targetting the Eurovision song contest in 2017?


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#25 Les Tonks Sidestep

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 07:55 PM

I'm one Fev fan that agrees with you Terminator.

What have all these brash statements achieved over the last couple of months? Nothing that couldn't have been achieved by keeping things in-house and making considered announcements as and when things have actually been finalised.

 

 

The big problem is that it's all a bit like the boy 'who cried wolf' When there is some real news to announce, no one will be interested.



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 07:55 PM

I heard mention that the cap will be £1m next year.  We will be needing a sprinkling of this calibre of player if we are to go up at the first attempt.

 

Was it a publicity stunt?  I believe a geniune offer was made, but I'm sure we didn't expect to receive a positive answer.  It's a clear statement of intent designed to grab the attention of players and agents and of course a bit of crowd pleasing for the faithful.

 

It's certainly got us plenty of publicity, those who think it's joke had better watch out come 2016.  This club is deadly serious in it's intentions.

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#27 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:06 PM

I have a lot of respect for Mark Campbell and what he and fev have achieved and the way they went about things. Very professional. But this last few months it seems Nahaboo seems to have gotten power hungry and made some outlandish remarks and seems to think he can buy Fev success at any price. Its a shame as Fev were doing things right before this. I just feel Fev have lost the way a bit and am not sure this new way is the right way for them in the long term. My concern for Fev. as well as Salford is what happens when these moneymen get bored or realise you cant just buy success and that there is a salary cap in operation? Who picks up the pieces when they have gone? Is it really good for the game that these people come in and think they can just do what they want? They do bring money into the game but for how long and is it invested in the right areas? 


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#28 tuutaisrambo

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:32 PM

To be fair the club are heavily investing in the stadium, excellent training facilities and we have an strong well funded a academy..... They aren't just blowing all their money on Players. Our PR could do with some refining though

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#29 1976PMJwires

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:48 PM

Absolute rollocks, why, I'll tell you why.

Why would three internationals drop a level??


Joke bid, makes the club look daft, it doesn't show intention, not at all.

#30 tuutaisrambo

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:21 AM

Purely from a PR/Marketing perspective..........This was on sky sports yesterday.

 

http://www1.skysport...eld-giants-trio

 

I don't think this makes fev sound stupid at all (imagine reading in without and pre conceived ideas about the club).  It does however get our name on sky sports and the attention of a lot more people than our usual paragraph in the Pont n Cas.

 

Of course we aren't going to sign international players while we are in the 2nd division but we may well have got a few more agents on the phone.


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#31 knottla

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 11:53 AM

Well I'm sat here laughing,some of the comments and reaction from supporters of other clubs is doing what the statement was meant to do get F/Rovers in the public eye. How many clubs get mentioned on sky sports for instance from lower divisions. As for making the club look daft well I suppose that's for other people to comment on. What I can say is in over 50 years of supporting this club I have never seen so much ambition, backed up with deeds as well as talk,that is not to decry previous boards and committees. One last point just been a bit selfish, so what if it goes #### up it wont be for want of trying, I can guarantee that I will still support this club and not walk away, don't forget this is the FEV rollercoaster.



#32 Ponterover

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:09 PM

Leon Pryce and Gareth Carvell the next targets.

 

Be happy with pryce, but Carvell must be ready for his bus pass soon.



#33 keighley

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:15 PM

Well I'm sat here laughing,some of the comments and reaction from supporters of other clubs is doing what the statement was meant to do get F/Rovers in the public eye. How many clubs get mentioned on sky sports for instance from lower divisions. As for making the club look daft well I suppose that's for other people to comment on. What I can say is in over 50 years of supporting this club I have never seen so much ambition, backed up with deeds as well as talk,that is not to decry previous boards and committees. One last point just been a bit selfish, so what if it goes #### up it wont be for want of trying, I can guarantee that I will still support this club and not walk away, don't forget this is the FEV rollercoaster.

 

Exactly. Would you rather the club had the resources and infra structure to bid for these three or would you rather be in CC1 and in serious trouble like the club was a few years ago.

 

It might seem audacious and arrogant but as they say about life not being fair, it's a lot better than the alternative.



#34 lionheart

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:46 PM

Any publicity is good publicity although i bet rolf harris begs to differ

#35 getdownmonkeyman

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:52 PM

Stop going half-hearted. If Fev want a name, then SBW should be their primary target.



#36 lionheart

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:07 PM

Unfortunely hes signed up for New Zealand RU for next season but they have tried to his brother kenneth

#37 1976PMJwires

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:13 PM

I agree publicity is good for the game, good for fev...... But 3 current internationals, your having a giraffe!!

I actually find it disrespectful, insulting and bad taste...... BECAUSE their internationals!!

#38 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:46 PM

I agree publicity is good for the game, good for fev...... But 3 current internationals, your having a giraffe!!
I actually find it disrespectful, insulting and bad taste...... BECAUSE their internationals!!

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#39 1976PMJwires

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:20 PM

Aye, know your place Fev!



TBF yeah, please tell me why 1 of them would join fev??

It's not a dig at fev or the ambition, however we need to be realistic in life.

Fev bidding for the best players in their division would be the ideal, not bidding for current internationals from last seasons LLS.

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:21 PM

I agree publicity is good for the game, good for fev...... But 3 current internationals, your having a giraffe!!

I actually find it disrespectful, insulting and bad taste...... BECAUSE their internationals!!

 

A tad patronising wouldn't you say?

 

Give me a good reason why Fev shouldn't try and sign current internationals, it's not like it will be the first time we've had current GB/England internationals in the team.