Magic XIII

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  1. Magic XIII

    London Broncos Announcement

    Have I missed something ? If you are referring to Sammut, then you are misguided.
  2. Magic XIII

    London Broncos Announcement

    Well ...... it looks like Sammut and Api have left and Harrison retired, so that leaves Marky. But seasoned internationals could include Kear, Williams and Hellewell
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    London Broncos Announcement

    BRONCOS.LONDON is renowned for exaggeration, so for International Superstar, read Ireland's Kyle Amor or similar.
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    London NRL signing imminent

    James Cunningham
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    London game day next season?

    You are so right, but some folk just need an excuse not to attend games.
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    London game day next season?

    No response is poor but an obtuse way to get a direct answer .... are you on Facebook and on the LB away page ? Neil Reynolds deals with such questions directly on there, not that question yet, but give it time.
  7. Magic XIII

    London Signings

    Last season we did hugely well, bearing in mind that with a third of the season still to go, we were playing players in all sorts of random, out of positions, Cunno at half back, Pitts at stand off and Davis at hooker to name just a few, but highlighting an already known issue, lack of depth in key positions. We have never really had a traditional centre as we have had fill ins like Kear and to a lesser degree Hellewell (we signed Fleming from Leigh but he turned into the invisible man). So a new centre would be key, Morgan, don’t know how good he is, MCB, London lad could do a job or maybe Turner from Hudds, rumoured to be on the outer. Half backs is my biggest concern. Sammut, classy but inconsistent, and then Pewharangi (injury prone) and young Meadows. Hardly strikes fear into the opposition. This is the area where cash needs to be spent. We definitely need some big truckers in the front row. Spencer and Evans give stability but not the impact. We need a couple of quality buys here.
  8. Magic XIII

    Hemel pull out of League 1

    That would take some form of leadership and vision, and a willingness of all parties. There is no indication that there is a leader out there.
  9. Magic XIII

    Hemel pull out of League 1

    St Albans and North Herts Crusaders suggests there is a presence in Herts in addition to Hemel
  10. Magic XIII

    Jamie to London?

    Add Ward to that illustrious list
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    London in Superleague

    You need to be aware of it to be bothered. So, I am involved at St Albans, I am a season ticket holder at Broncos, I have every reason to make it work and yet had no idea this was a possibility. If the focus is on the likes of Chargers with no junior section but a healthy, social open age then fair enough. Frankly that is so wrong. Back in the day we had Garside and Lovegrove come up and run a session in St Albans. Top blokes, top session, but no 'sell' of the Broncos product. Broncos need to sharpen up their act. Use a network in the community game and speak to them / get ideas / plan, its no use relying on Rob Powell turning up to the monthly London JL Board meetings as a demonstration of being proactive. Nothing could be further from the truth.
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    London in Superleague

    That is both interesting and new to me !! Out of interest, which club were engaged and at what age groups ? And was it well received by those involved ?
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    London in Superleague

    Absolutely, but don't forget the community game completely. Towards the end of the season Brixton Bulls had loads of minis along to games and seemed really engaged. Whether that results in bums on seats when Brixton aren’t organising, who knows. Similarly St Albans u14s played pre games on pitch 2, versus Bromley (second successive year) and Eastern Rhinos. Again, did it subsequently result in bums on seats, not sure. Did it raise awareness of Broncos to a new audience, yes. Did the Broncos maximise the opportunity to sell themselves, definitely not. The mere fact that a child is playing rugby league, suggests they’re at the very least aware of the game, which is a starting point. If Broncos feel there is mileage in developing that embryo, then look at an acceptable radius and crack on. I have always believed that Broncos need to kick off an associate community club, say Ealing Excitement or whatever and get involved in the London League and inevitably that will mean more kids and parents aware of the Broncos and as part of the London League format, have community clubs visit, increasing exposure. This would contribute to slow organic growth.
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    London in Superleague

    I think the point remains that players and parents from both clubs are from a union background, likely to play union for school on Saturday and club on Sunday, probably follow Saracens and have no real affiliation with rugby league other than playing it in their union off season.