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#141 alan30058

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 02:09 AM

What about giving the CC winners a place in the proposed expanded WCC? Would that create more interest by giving more importance to winning the tournament?

YES

But maybe that is far to obvious for our Ludite Leaders up at Red Hall Manor :bb:


Edited by alan30058, 16 August 2014 - 02:10 AM.


#142 JohnM

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 02:16 AM

What some people consider points needing debunking, others find much truth.

Heavens above.

Heaven's above? I knew you'd be right about something eventually! :-)

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#143 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 06:45 AM

What about giving the CC winners a place in the proposed expanded WCC? Would that create more interest by giving more importance to winning the tournament?

what if a team did the double?

Also there is no Australian equivalent to the Challenge Cup


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#144 JM2010

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:24 AM

what if a team did the double?
Also there is no Australian equivalent to the Challenge Cup


If a team won the challenge cup and then the grand final maybe the highest placed SL team at the end of the regular season (excluding the GF winners) could take part

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:30 PM

If a team won the challenge cup and then the grand final maybe the highest placed SL team at the end of the regular season (excluding the GF winners) could take part

what would be their australian counterpart?


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#146 lionheart

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:46 PM

perhaps they should have a double header for the semis next year at the south leeds stadium

#147 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:50 PM

perhaps they should have a double header for the semis next year at the south leeds stadium

I like your thinking.


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#148 JM2010

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 01:34 PM

what would be their australian counterpart?


The GF winners and the next highest placed team(s). I think that's the only way to decide who plays IF they do expand it.
I think this is a topic for a different thread however

#149 scotchy

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 10:30 AM

Perhaps, but we're talking about sacrificing maybe 30000 seats at, say £15 net of VAT average.   That's a big wedge needed to cover the shortfall.

I dont think it is that simple. There is the price elasticity of demand to take into account. So while we may be selling an addition 30'000 seats at an average of £15 a pop, It is possible we are having to sell those tickets cheaper to sell that many of them. 

 

Say a 90k stadium selling 90k tickets at £15 a pop, we would only need to sell 60k tickets at £22.50 a pop to cover that shortfall. I dont think that that more than 30k people wouldnt attend a CC final because of that £7.50. 



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 05:03 PM

Just heard an add on Radio 2 for the CC Final, while I was delighted by the airing of the ad, the ad its self was dour & IMO it would'nt inspire anyone to attend who wasn't already going, it was that flat, lifeless & boring, spend a few extra quid ( in these modern times, college kids could do it 10x better for 200 quid ) & get several thousand inspired to take a look with a full on razzamatazz, dramatic, all action as that mirrors the sport. 

 

10/10 for airing the ad, 1/10 for content.



#151 JohnM

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 05:14 PM

If I understand correctly, the BBC were advertising their coverage, to attract listeners and viewers, rather than getting people to go to the game. Maybe the same comments nstill apply but you'd think the BBC would know whet they are at.



#152 Futtocks

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:53 PM

BBC Radio sports trailers are pretty much all cut from the same template. Not much effort expended on most of them.


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