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#3095269 What a statement

Posted by cookey on 26 March 2015 - 08:05 AM

Yes,just congratulate Sky and hope Leigh/Salford make a success out of it.Nothing else needs to be said.

#3075824 21 Feb: WCS: Wigan Warriors v Brisbane Broncos KO 7.45pm (TV)

Posted by cookey on 21 February 2015 - 10:52 AM

Now expecting 20,000 plus,north stand sold out,very limited availability in east and west stands.

#3075717 20 Feb: WCS: Warrington Wolves v St George Illawarra Dragons KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by cookey on 21 February 2015 - 08:02 AM

Stop desperately trying to find some fault from your armchairs and celebrate a highly successful game/evening with more to follow.

#3074731 21 Feb: WCS: Wigan Warriors v Brisbane Broncos KO 7.45pm (TV)

Posted by cookey on 19 February 2015 - 01:29 PM

Wigan website now stating almost 18,000 tickets sold.As predicted weeks ago,I expect around 20,000 there on the evening.


Hospitality sold out,gala dinner sold out,over 1,000 fans attend training session,merchandise virtually gone and still no doubt,the usual suspects will claim it's a waste of time,no ones interested,it's a friendly,they'll lose a fortune etc,etc.Shortly,Newcastle Magic will be a failure because it's a week too soon or a week too late,no one wants to go to Newcastle,why isn't accommodation included in the £20 match tickets,I would go only it's my birthday etc,etc.

#3074561 20 Feb: WCS: Warrington Wolves v St George Illawarra Dragons KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by cookey on 19 February 2015 - 08:22 AM

The pricing is fine,the crowd will be fine,the game will be fine.


After the event,the people who have tried to put the game down,will move onto their next critique and forget their criticisms of this game.I see they are already stating that a NRL season opener at Wembley is a no goer/no hoper/stupid etc,etc.Obviously based on absolutely no knowledge/facts/information etc.The same people demand more innovation,international rugby,high profile etc from RL.


To throw in an idea,why don't a couple of the NRL sides,play a game in Hong Kong/Dubai,on their way back to Australia from the World Series games - a large part of the travelling costs would already have been covered.

#3067960 Rugby League Ruined By Refs

Posted by cookey on 07 February 2015 - 09:43 AM

Absolutely,the two idiots Hemmings and Stevo question every decision,simply because they haven't anything intelligent/constructive to add themselves.At least RU commentators concentrate on what has happened,not what didn't.

#3063763 Only 330 tickets left

Posted by cookey on 31 January 2015 - 09:24 AM

I do wish one or two of you would solve world poverty or the Palestinian question - I'm sure you could do it overnight - rather than constantly complaining about some aspect of rl.


People aren't happy with a sell out crowd,at a new and impressive rl stadium.I'm sure the same people were complaining of taking a rl game to a football ground,or how run down Elland Rd is etc,etc.Frankly,they are utterly clueless as to availability,costs,contracts,stakeholders requirements,sponsors etc.


Most have achieved absolutely nothing in life but insist they have the solutions for everything,including world poverty/peace.

#3062172 Only 330 tickets left

Posted by cookey on 28 January 2015 - 08:46 AM

I'm sure we can all make some suggestions as to where you might care to visit,depending on individual preferances.


City centre of Leeds is pretty good nowadays.Wives will want to see the Victoria Quarter - I let it! Book either West Yorkshire Playhouse or the Grand Theatre for an evening.


Short drive out to Harrogate/York.Take a drive through Ilkley,Skipton to the Dales,taking in say Burnsall/Grassington.


I'm sure alternative suggestions will follow! Enjoy the trip.

#3058985 WCC - sell outs?

Posted by cookey on 22 January 2015 - 09:38 AM

West Stand now sold out,just 1500 tickets remain.This game could financially destroy Saints - or make them well over £150,000!


Very limited availability at Warrington.


Watching the History Channel,in medievil times,villages used to dig a pit,fill it with stagnant water and husbands were allowed to duck their wives in it,if they spoke too much - just saying.

#3056889 WCC - sell outs?

Posted by cookey on 18 January 2015 - 10:03 AM

Amazing,four pages of positivity,then along comes Saintslass.

#3054808 WCC - sell outs?

Posted by cookey on 12 January 2015 - 10:00 AM

According to the Saints fans forum,their game is heading for a sell out,with 'over 13,000 tickets sold and ' a few thousand' remaining.Only single seat tickets and standing remaing.Hospitality sold out.


Also seem to be selling well at Warrington and Wigan.


And that's without the Russell Crowe influence,when he arrives.Should be a great weekend for all involved/speccies/tv coverage.


From elsewhere,I understand the Newcastle weekend is going exceptionally well,with a lot more weekend tickets sold than previously - seems people are spending the full weekend in Newcastle,hope Gateshead maximise the oppourtunity.

#3052426 Ladbrokes to sponsor Challenge Cup

Posted by cookey on 06 January 2015 - 09:50 AM

Yes Dave T but I was really meaning that Ladbrokes sponsored the PDC darts.


'Supporters' who don't like banking,complain about the success of the RBS 6 Nations,those who don't like alcohol want to know why we can't have a Heineken Cup,why can't we get ground sponsors like Allianz at Saracens but finance is evil,shirt sponsors like Wonga at Newcastle,who steal from the working class etc,etc.


They criticise the BBC,until they announce they will no longer cover the CC,then criticise them for stopping,why don't Sky give rl the same coverage as football,I'd go if the game was on sunday but it's a disgrace it's on a sat,£20 for a WCC is a rip off,the ref is bent - no,I don't know the rules but he didn't give a decision to my team so he must be a cheat,

#3052411 Ladbrokes to sponsor Challenge Cup

Posted by cookey on 06 January 2015 - 08:51 AM

I'm convinced that a significant minority of rl 'supporters' wake up in a morning,excited at what aspect of the game they can be critical of today.It's amazing that the RFL can find any sponsors in view of the abuse they are likely to receive from 'supporters'.No doubt,the same 'supporters' also want to know why rl can't follow the apparent success of PDC darts!

#3049576 Yorkshire Carnegie secures £2 million funding

Posted by cookey on 28 December 2014 - 11:08 AM

Leeds/Yorkshire Carnegie will lose the £1 mill/season they currently get from Carnegie in 2 seasons time,so effectively £2 mill over 3 seasons will merely replace the sum to be lost i.e. there will be little or no net benefit in financial terms.


From the Leeds Rugby merger,Leeds Rhinos gained a state of the art training facility at Kirkstall,based on the old Headingley RUFC ground - so yes,Leeds RL gained a significant benefit.


Leeds/Yorkshire Carnegie pay Leeds Rugby £300,000/season for 'services',essentially the use of Headingley,so again Leeds RL gain from the arrangement.

#3036528 Magic weekend 2015 tickets

Posted by cookey on 23 November 2014 - 06:00 PM

There does seem to be an appetite amongst the clubs,for a weekend in Newcastle,rather than supporters just going for one day.Could be the best attended yet.