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Steve Slater

Member Since 22 Apr 2005
Online Last Active Today, 04:25 PM

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In Topic: What can we do to increase attendances?

Today, 02:00 PM

Maybe work on getting away fans to the games.
Typically, away support is around the 1000 mark, so I'm told.
Obviously, there'll be exceptions - if anyone's thinking of pointing them out.  But the point I'm making is - what do clubs do to pro-actively sell tickets to away supporters ?

Some clubs in The Championship started putting their prices up when Fev came to town, so many of the regular travelling away fans stayed away in protest.
If pre-paid tickets sold by the away club were reduced to away season ticket holders it would increase season ticket sales at many clubs, and if we then got more fans to travel maybe the clubs could go to the bus companies and get reduced travel costs, creating a spiral effect.

In Topic: What can we do to increase attendances?

Today, 01:49 PM

The demography of rugby league is far too narrow. This is counterproductive in many ways and has an debilitating effect on interest.
That demography is working class/ lower middle class.

These people people have the lowest disposable income of the population.this US inhibiting especially when the economy is in a bad way.

Because if this aspirational sections of the population don't want to be associated it.

Because of this high end sponsors are deterred

Because of this the media has a negative view because it makes rugby league an easy target for stereotyping and is of interest to a narrow regional and socio/economic profile.

To overcome this we have to get fairly rich to very rich background, people who are going somewhere with their lives or at least believe they are. And we need to get posh people interested.
We sat we are inclusive but we aren't really because we put people off passively.

It looks like we all need to get richer Chris, I'm all for that. But could you please pm me the magic formula.

In Topic: Moore Banned

Yesterday, 10:17 PM

Bussey played well enough at stand off earlier this year, I think it was against Dewsbury, when Briggs was having a stinker so Andy Hay brought him off, moved Kain inside and put Bussey at stand off. They both had blinders and we won comfortably in the end.

In Topic: Jamie Rooney retires

18 August 2014 - 09:09 PM

What happened with Gareth Moore am away on holiday so am sketchy on match details.

Charged with Grade B striking offence at Leigh. He has until 11:00 Tuesday to submit an early guilty plea. With there being no game next week due to the Cup Final, even an appeal wouldn't save him from missing the Sheffield game, unless he's found not guilty.

In Topic: Halifax v Rovers match thread.

18 August 2014 - 09:02 PM

What's Leighs budget this year steve?

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I thought they had been granted an increase in salary cap due to higher turnover, just like Fev? If they didn't it makes their achievement even more remarkable and rubbishes the theory of SL fans who say that those clubs with the most money will simply roll the other clubs over.