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You have numerous times within this quote stated that Caddick should hand over his asset. You just then think he should charge Leeds Rhinos a great whack for it. Why is this better for Caddick?
You also then state that the owners of Newcastle and Man u can suck funds out of the clubs to pay their debts. Surely this is a good thing for those owners. Its not a benefit to Caddick that he can't do that!
Now you have managed to actually explain your reasoning, and it still falls at the first hurdle. Leeds Rhino's make Paul Caddick a fair old bit of money. They dont exist out of altruism. They exist as a money making enterprise for Paul Caddick. Now in the land of milk and honey with candy floss clouds and chocolate rain these multi-million pound companies with multi-million pound assets might be run for the benefit of the community, in the real world, Paul Caddick wants that money, as does Simon Moran, and Eamonn McManus hasnt spent 10years+ raising funds and covering losses to buy a new stadium to run the business for the good of the community.
I very much doubt a person worth 150m would buy a RL club as an investment. In the vast majority of cases rich people buy sports clubs for fun not because they expect to make money off of them.
Aye, we don't want spin, we want to be told the truth! Where is the press release telling the whole world that crowds and viewing figures are down.
Of course you'd never get other sports using stats to tell the story they want ie. RU chief telling the world aboiut the increased vieiwing figs last season which were wholly down to more games being broadcast.
In terms of the 5% central marketing budget, whilst I agree in principle, the £200m deal would only give £10m if the 5% was taken from that level. A couple of million pound per year will not be revolutionary.
Agree about the community work, but I think that is an area where we are pretty strong, or seemingly so. We need to get the balance right between working quietly in schools and the community and spending money on the right marketing channels.
The problem with your argument is that you're making a comparison with a complete fabrication that was made up by some poster in the cross code section.