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EssexRL

Member Since 16 Mar 2014
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Difference between heartland and non heartland fans?

21 January 2015 - 08:35 PM

An idle thought this ..... but I was wondering - as a Berkshire born and London living RL fan - whether there is a difference between heartland and non heartland fans? So, for example although I am a Skolars fan and season ticket holder I think I associate as much with RL as a whole  as any one team... meaning that I am happy to watch other teams including 'rivals' like Hemal and London Broncos. This is not the case with football. I care about Reading FC and am frankly happy if local rivals like Swindon do badly.

 

Does RL look/feel different in the heartlands? If I was born and lived in Bradford would my interest be focused primarily on the Bulls? Would the idea of watching Keighley or Leeds be beyond the pale?

 

As I say just an idle thought but I do wonder sometimes what it must feel like to live in a part of the country where RL is on par with other sports....


Skolars CEO interview

21 January 2015 - 12:52 PM

By @LondonFaithfull http://londonfaithfulblog.weebly.com

Some positive RL news from the south

21 January 2015 - 12:45 PM

According to an interview with London Skolars CEO by @LondonFaithfull Skolars have 400 people playing in their various teams - http://londonfaithfulblog.weebly.com

Fantastic community engagement and growth.

Next season

13 January 2015 - 08:59 PM

You guys seem to be making some interesting signings. How do you rate your chances next year?

A media mention of RL

14 December 2014 - 07:51 PM

Despite being a lefty every Christmas I buy The Spectator's Xmas Special. Leafing through it today I saw a review of the year - a list of the ten most notable sporting events of the year. Amazed to see a mention of RL at number 5. Ok it was a mention of Sam B but a favourable one about the quality fo RL. A bit of a crumb but something is bette than nothing...