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  1. 8 points
    Excellent news on both fronts. I must say what a great bunch of people we have at our club from top to bottom and the support we get from our sponsors is incredible
  2. 5 points
    Website & social media confirms signing of Lewis Galbraith. Good news. At game on Sunday you will see scoreboard relocated in permanent frame at top rear of Lingard terrace. Fibre optic cable going in tomorrow so can operate from in Rons lounge. Software been looked at so by first home game should be as we want it. This is with help of sponsors which will credit shortly when job complete but we are very grateful- good news i think more to follow....
  3. 4 points
    Yes, it's the easiest thing in the world to be a cynical keyboard warrior. If you want an example of Andy Burnham's contributions, watch his speech at Anfield on the 20th Anniversary of Hillsborough - an uncomfortable watch. Then watch and listen to his Anfield speech on the 25th Anniversary, after he had delivered on his promise to support the 'Justice for the '96'. It may bring a tear, but I would challenge anyone to suggest that this politician didn't care. No complaints from me with Andy Burnham as a figurehead for the game.
  4. 4 points
    Other broadcasting news though - Catalans home games confirmed as on Sky.
  5. 3 points
    Are we learning nothing? Melbourne v Leeds kicking off at 9.05am on the Friday. There are literally two significant markets for this event, Australia and England and they pretty much rule out one of them by this scheduling. No doubt they will point out that Friday night viewers will bring in more just in Oz than it would on Sky even on the Saturday, but that isnt the point - no terrestrial broadcaster would ever want this event if we treat it like this. We have seen that the Aussies can get huge figures on a Sat or Sunday, and Sky would have got bigger figures for that. Why do we keep making it hard to be an RL fan?
  6. 3 points
    I have sent my ideas to Mr Burnham, I am not a fan of talking shops and I hope that some of what I have sent to him could be implemented; it’s about a range of issues that effect our local communities and Rugby League. I can only hope I am knocking on the right door. there is no need to be negative or cynical and I think we all need to see what we can do to make our game survive and grow
  7. 3 points
    Simple answer No.In fact to expand on that they want the likes of Oldham,Rochdale,Swinton and even Salford to just die peacefully and the sadistic bar stewards at the RFL would rejoice.#### they are
  8. 3 points
    Mate his son plays our game and we need people like him on our side. I think he's s decent human being and deserves better than your cynical comment.
  9. 2 points
  10. 2 points
    Since it's conception dual registration has caused division between supporters and clubs alike. Love it or loath it dual registration will be used by ourselves and other clubs within our league this coming season. We simply can not afford the quality of players that Hull K R can provide us with and it would be foolish in the extreme not to take these players if they integrate and buy into the YCK culture that Ford is fostering at our club. No one on here will be complaining if a dual registration player from Hull K R scores the winning try that gets us promoted from this league.
  11. 2 points
    Same reason for most. The game forgot investment in youth, paying more attention to cameras,or being dictated too by them. The game is dying for a reason,ignorance.
  12. 2 points
    I agree, leave the case in court where I belongs. But changing the subject slightly, I have to say I am so disappointed with attitude of the Daily Post towards our club. They ran the story today, and even have video footage of the accused arriving at the magistrates court. What is disappointing is that this is the first time they have mentioned us on their website since John Cookson's heart attack last April. If only they could show a fraction of this interest during the season. http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/ex-crusaders-rugby-league-team-14135158
  13. 2 points
    Similarily shoving all the best HB s , all the ' big ' kids and all the fast kids in one team/club doesnt help them develop All kids need to develop all the skills , small kids grow later and catch up and pass the young big kids
  14. 2 points
    Really hope it is still online on the CBC.
  15. 2 points
    Does seem odd as I thought the WCC was meant to be a bigger deal for Super League fans than NRL fans. Hope Leeds stuff them by the way.
  16. 2 points
    Every SL club should be forced to run under 16s,18s & 21s/reserves or else they can't use the marquee rule Championship clubs should at least run a under 21s/reserves...with under 18s encouraged but optional..
  17. 2 points
    Yes for a good few years was part of a really good second row with Langers , he had good hands and an eye for the try line. Wish him all the best and thanks for his time at Oldham
  18. 2 points
    With the players they've got & McNamara in charge. I really fancy them doing it.
  19. 1 point
    great.. there is no point sitting on ideas and being on this board airing them but actually doing nothing about it.. you are being active and sending them in to someone who may be able to do something about it.. good on you! at worst even if all it does is start a conversation between the correct people and a different plan to do something comes out of it, that wouldnt have happened without the ideas you put forward so fair play..
  20. 1 point
    chuffed with the Galbraith signing, got real potential this lad.
  21. 1 point
    Superb performance from the lads, Reid looks like a belting centre in the making, if there are highlights watch his dummy it was worth the admission alone. Solid team performance. Good following from Oldham tonight, and on that showing it should be a very decent season.
  22. 1 point
    interestingly (or not, you decide for yourself), I have just read the Kingstone Press press release for when they announced this sponsorship deal with England, and they highlighted that the deal was for 2 years, covered the Four Nations and the World Cup, two tournaments that were expected to attract record numbers of fans and viewers. I know neither of tournaments quite delivered, but the fact that we had two major tournaments to be played allowed us to sign a new deal.
  23. 1 point
    Even Hitler wasn’t crazy enough to read the Daily Mail comments section!
  24. 1 point
    Or maybe clubs can put their efforts into attracting more home fans? Crazy idea I know, but it just might be the answer.
  25. 1 point
    surely is it not about getting new sponsors interested in the game (which could take a little bit of time) than it is about getting the same sponsors to pay a little more for something that, as you say, wont benefit them. By that I mean with a little time and a successful Toronto team (for example) then we may see more national exposure in the UK (not just transatlantic) which may open up to a more national based company to sponsor teams. Equally you may find Canadian companies that want exposure in the UK seeing a double up depending on the TV audiences in Canada.. There are a lot of ifs and buts on this because the future is not obvious but it is a possibility. If you look at why and how companies get involved with the premier league or English football as a whole there are a number of reasons dependent on the companies but it is the game growing and having presences in the markets that those companies want that underline everything. Carabao want to have a stab at the UK market so spend significant cash on the League Cup which is linked to a big sport and gets large mentions on national and international tv. Asian companies sponsor UK teams not just (or sometimes not even) for the UK exposure as it is a small country but because the Premier League is beamed into homes in Asia which is a massive market. Look at Football internationals in small countries when England play (Albania is one that sticks in my mind from years ago) almost all pitchside sponsors were English, not for the domestic Albanian market but for the UK TV market.. Companies get involved for all sorts of reasons but to get bigger companies to get involved you need to open markets up thereby opening up potential new sponsors from anywhere. if you close the markets you close the possibilities and so reduce the number of people seeing it as a potentially good opportunity. by opening up more markets you also open up more companies within that market that may be interested. It may not work, it may not attract anyone else, but while the opportunity is there it is worth trying.

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