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Rugby League World Issue 400 - Out Now!

RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD MAGAZINE - ISSUE 400 - OUT NOW!
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Billy Bob

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In Topic: Just a very large "Thank You"

30 April 2014 - 02:56 PM


The RLFC may wish for the two clubs to merge, but they will not guarantee S/L and they will not put up any money in order to develop a S/L team in the area.
S/L players are now demanding £60k to £150k a season and top class overseas players are on more, if the two clubs were to merge, where is the money going to come from ? Haven receive £45k a year from Nuclear Management Partnership, which is more than either team's annual gate income, all the RLFC is interested in is keeping a professional side in Cumbria and in my opinion they see a merger of two clubs a solution for the survival of one club for this area.
S/L is a pipe dream, who in this area has millions to put into a venture that would not see a break even return, loosing money year after year, the world cup games were a one off, complimentary tickets, kids free, more women attending the games due to accompanying kids due to the entertainment put on in the Town prior to the games, there were more none R/L supporters their than genuine fans, I would like to see a S/L team up here but experience shows that people say they would support S/L team, and when they are getting poor results your down to the diehards about 800 from both clubs, sorry don't think it will happen.

In Topic: Just a very large "Thank You"

28 April 2014 - 02:01 PM

"Super League"  who is going to put up the money ? 600 spectators at Haven 400 at Town you certainly can't run a S/L set up on that support, the RLFC will not throw away good money investing in low supported clubs.

 

World cup games were only well supported due to majority of people getting free or discounted cheap prices, also Allerdale B.C marketed the games really well, with events and entertainment prior and after the games. 


In Topic: Impetus!

26 April 2014 - 01:32 PM

Spacecake Haven in my opinion have made a smart move, getting to try out a player that should be able to guide the team around the field and he will not costing Haven a fortune, and no other team will want him until he as proved himself week after week over a long period, and if he doesn't deliver he won't have cost the club very much, smart move

In Topic: Impetus!

26 April 2014 - 12:20 PM

Town & Haven fans, better start respecting each other because sure as shot the report commissioned by the RLFC will in my opinion strongly recommend a Super League team for Cumbria on the provision that the two clubs merge, to which the respective boards of directors will unanimously agree.

 

Also Brett Seymour has a get out clause agreement if a super league comes for him then he can leave, this being the reason why Haven can afford him, he is being given the opportunity to put himself in the shop window.


In Topic: Impetus!

25 April 2014 - 05:24 PM

It's not surprising that clubs up here depend on DR players when Haven had only 2 local players in their side for the derby game. Town, Haven and Barrow cannot recruit local quality players ready to step up to Championship level when they have no second teams to bring on and develop local amateurs.
Yorkshire and Lancashire championship teams have the advantage of picking up ex super league players who are stepping down and can manage without DR players.
Prior to this season starting the Yorkshire & Lancs championship teams were recruiting to beat the band, and I would have given odds on for Barrow, Town, & Haven for relegation and this is still looking a safe bet.