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The Parksider

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SL Semi Tickets

26 September 2015 - 07:12 AM

Dumb question - are the semis on the season ticket please?

Hunslet Relegated

13 September 2015 - 07:31 AM

The last pure bastion of Dual Registration took a hit this weekend when Hunslet's tie up with Leeds giving the club access to quality players ended in the clubs relegation to the so called league of death.


Is this the end of DR?


and the start of Leeds Reserves?




06 September 2015 - 09:02 PM

Don't blame me for this it was EW's idea on the locked crowdwatch thread.


This weekends Qualifier crowds - the jewel in the new structures crown, were pretty darn good.


Bradford 6,900 wasn't far off last years SL crowd for the game, 7,500 at HKR was OK for a repeat fixture post Wembley blues, and better than 2014's equivalent, and 4,000 at Leigh was an excellent crowd. Meanwhile the dead "rubber" SL game at Wire was below par. But crowds aside (as per EW's point that we're beyond any fair/agreeable comparison now) my view on the qualifiers after going to Odsal is that the results are disappointing but to be expected.


P & R now relies on Championship clubs "giant killing" to get promotion, and whilst the Bulls have been the only CC club to do this so far, there's every chance that at the end of the 7 rounds there'll still be a gap between the SL clubs at the top and the CC clubs at the bottom, how ironic would it be if the £Million pound game was again Bradford.v.Widnes? What would that draw?


There is still the point being made that this new system needs to "bed in" whatever that means? I'd suggest it needs to actually deliver to maintain the credibility to maintain or improve some decent crowds. The other point being made is CC clubs will improve due to the experience of playing SL teams. I don't see any logic or reason in that at all after today. The only way to improve is buy better players how does the championship club buy better than the SL clubs?


Today was a mismatch, the one game that wouldn't have been would be Bradford.v.Leigh in a the £Million CC grand final?


22 August 2015 - 07:58 AM

11K at Saints

10K at Wire

8K at Hull


For me there was a good crowd for a top four tussle at Saints

An average crowd for a poor out of form Wire not too attractive this season

A poor crowd for nowt too much play for Hull against player resting Leeds


Anything to do with the Format? Not for me unless you have an agenda like the shock horror "down 21%" stats last week.


We are generally down from past years of that there is no doubt but there are several sensible probable reasons combining for that, I've set out before nobody argued with.


Still await the trend in the Middle eight where the danger is they all become mismatches, so I hope RFL up the cap for the championship, but that probably wont help for next year as players are signed already aren't they???


One other thought finally is that if some late season crowds hold up over the appalling SL play off crowds September last year, then all well and good more pints and burgers sold. But if these games are effectively free because they are on the season ticket, then what's the advantage. The poor crowds last year in the play off were all but one around 7,000 but they were "all pay" so money wise surely a 7,000 crowd aall pay beats a 10,000 crown on the season ticket?


We want the crowds for the money primarily don't we?? 

Wakefield and belle vue

11 August 2015 - 09:42 AM

Reported that York Court are wanting to buy Belle Vue....


Not to stick the knife in again, but rent the stadium to Wakefield at a decent price?


Could this be the settlement in which Wakey drop their claims against York Court.


Could York court build a decent terrace and a new stand people can/want to sit in??