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#41 keighley

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 06:05 PM

It was categorically not a problem. You wanted it to be, of course, so you must have been terribly disappointed when the rugby league world did note rise up in open rebellion....and you know what, the world still turned....

Ps. Wigan is run by fans of the club on a very socialist principle. Those fans with the most money pay the most money, those fans with the least, pay the least.

 

In Sept 2008 Wigan had to switch a playoff game against Bradford Bulls to the Widnes Stadium because Wigan Athletic had a fixture at the DW two days later. How much revenue do you think Wigan lost on that from a smaller than average crowd and probably having to pay Widnes or the owners to rent the stadium there. Not a problem. OK.



#42 JohnM

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 06:27 PM

Correct. Not a problem.

#43 Hornetto

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 07:35 AM

Could fans run a club? help spread the game . I was interested in response Bradford got when in crisis . Lets say if something was set up to help run and fund a club like south wales scorpions for example ( Ive selected this team as there bottom of the league and based in an area where RL are desperate to get established) OK  so here goes as a member you pay a monthly fee say £20 for 12 months which equals £240 a year .Imagine if you could get 10,000 members world wide . In return as a member you would get a members pass to all home games ie season ticket . An exclusive members badge . Every home match day programme sent to you . A new shirt every season of your choice either home or away . A members monthly prize draw with cash prizes .Any other ideas ?

Could this be done ?   

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#44 roughyedspud

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 07:43 AM

care to expand on that?

 

how much do members pay,what members get etc??


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#45 Mistress_Marlowe

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 09:01 AM

So he's a fan then


I presume you're insinuating all rugby fans know sod all about the game in this post and include yourself in this sweeping generalisation.

Hull FC was just another business acquisition for Pearson, the seventh in his portfolio. He was not a fan of the game and knew nothing about it when he bought the club.

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#46 lionheart

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 05:59 PM

care to expand on that?

how much do members pay,what members get etc??

At Hunslet they pay about £15 a year and for that they get Gary Hetheringtnn telling them who to play and there happy because they aren't all there

#47 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 06:02 PM

I presume you're insinuating all rugby fans know sod all about the game in this post and include yourself in this sweeping generalisation.

Hull FC was just another business acquisition for Pearson, the seventh in his portfolio. He was not a fan of the game and knew nothing about it when he bought the club.

of course. I know knack all.

 

MM it was a little bit of levity.


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#48 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 06:02 PM

At Hunslet they pay about £15 a year and for that they get Gary Hetheringtnn telling them who to play and there happy because they aren't all there

No they don't


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#49 lionheart

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 06:14 PM

No they dont what?

#50 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 06:16 PM

No they dont what?

The Hetherington part of your statement.
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#51 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 06:17 PM

The Hetherington part of your statement.

correct


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#52 lionheart

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 06:26 PM

Ok he doesnt then. He tells Barry Eaton who to pick remember Ryan Bailey

#53 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 06:28 PM

Does he?

Edited by terrywebbisgod, 21 July 2014 - 06:31 PM.

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#54 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 07:15 PM

Ok he doesnt then. He tells Barry Eaton who to pick remember Ryan Bailey

no he doesn't.

If anyone was to tell Barry Eaton to pick Ryan Bailey it wold be Brian McDermott, but he didn't and doesn't.

 

Barry Eaton picks the team. His partner in team matters is the estimable Darren Williams the Hawks' football manager: but of course being an expert in all things Hunslet Hawks, you already know this.


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#55 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 07:26 PM

no he doesn't.
If anyone was to tell Barry Eaton to pick Ryan Bailey it wold be Brian McDermott, but he didn't and doesn't.
 
Barry Eaton picks the team. His partner in team matters is the estimable Darren Williams the Hawks' football manager: but of course being an expert in all things Hunslet Hawks, you already know this.

Obviously not.
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#56 lionheart

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 06:30 AM

no he doesn't.
If anyone was to tell Barry Eaton to pick Ryan Bailey it wold be Brian McDermott, but he didn't and doesn't.

Barry Eaton picks the team. His partner in team matters is the estimable Darren Williams the Hawks' football manager: but of course being an expert in all things Hunslet Hawks, you already know this.

I thought Mark Cass was his assistant

#57 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:49 AM

I thought Mark Cass was his assistant

he is, and I'm sure he is involved in assessment of players and their performance, but the ultimate decision is taken by Mr Eaton. HTH

Darren Williams doesn't have a role in team selection, and I didn't say that he did.


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#58 lionheart

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:14 AM

he is, and I'm sure he is involved in assessment of players and their performance, but the ultimate decision is taken by Mr Eaton. HTH
Darren Williams doesn't have a role in team selection, and I didn't say that he did.

What does Mr Williams do then

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:33 AM

What does Mr Williams do then

he, as surely you must know, and as I've already said is the Hawks' football manager.


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#60 lionheart

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 02:26 PM

he, as surely you must know, and as I've already said is the Hawks' football manager.

His job title is director of rugby but what exactly does he do




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