sweaty craiq

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  1. Most HKR fans of early 2000ish know gates had fallen to 1500 or so after a sustained period in the lower levels but KR have history and a great catchment area, so the memories will have been chewed over many a beer during this period and this was shown for one off games like NRC or CC run based on previous financials Hudgell will dip into his own pocket to the tune of £500k imo this year, could he do that again and again? Two tens is needed
  2. HKR have grown a new fan base over the past decade, Leigh showed you can win promotion, 2017 will be a party for HKR's newish fan base, the challenge will be if promotion isn't gained unless we see sense as a sport and introduce two tens for 2018
  3. We have two good packs that contains Weston Hock Vea Stewart Acton Patterson Hansen Green Maria Higham Hood Pellisier Foster. Could see Foster as a season loan if you need a good young hooker and 2/3 forwards every week depending on injury. Less wealthy in the backs but 1/2 should be available.
  4. Two teams in the 12 would be in the 10, everyone else benefits, as would the two from stability
  5. After the laughing has stopped and my sides have stopped aching, its a good move for both as a one season agreement. Sheffield need players and Leigh need game time for the squad before the academies and reserves enter in 2018. Do Sheffield ST holders get any deals for Leigh games?
  6. This is why two tens is the structure moving forward, we must seize the opportunities that cashed up expansion clubs can bring but at the same time not throw our middle clubs to the lions. Twenty is plenty, and very affordable without diluting the current money to the top ten. Toulouse and Avignon regions to join Catalans, with Toronto and New York/Miami if possible
  7. Being used that day, and every other possible day
  8. I too have just stopped laughing and await Angels comments I was hoping we could help Bradford out but that spot may already be taken
  9. Real sense of not having a clue how we will do at Leigh, to not be in the bottom 4 would be a fantastic achievement for a first season. I expect the build up to start next week as we look forward to our first friendly and a huge following to Cas is guaranteed with 5 club coaches already filled plus pubs etc. Let the party begin.
  10. Jimmy McDundee told parky that was the case as he was installing new windows in the building next door to where the SFA met - has to be true.
  11. So if you became a member of say ANOTHER rl supporters club, that had a member/vote policy with a bi-product that membership gave you admission to the pro club foc but the supporters club donated all income to the pro club 20% vat could be gained?? I am pretty certain HKR etc don't have voting rights with memberships
  12. Surely if that was the case no clubs would offer season tickets. Imo unless there is a huge cost benefit in purchasing a ST the variable fixture dates within a working class/shift working fan base do not encourage the investment, unless we get to a supply/demand situation
  13. Its not what's said its what's not by most politicians that matters. Licencing destroyed the Championships and created non competing SL clubs who sat comfortably knowing that by spending less and less they could reduce debts. To grow we must expand, we have a culture of tightly grouped pro clubs going back 100 years. We did not have the RU luxury of picking county clubs to give geographic spread, and allegiance is the core of English sport, hence the hate of the proposed SL mergers in 95 for those it involved. Derek broke no cap, he simply stated that in hindsight you cant have a level comp with 2 sets of rules on what you can spend, common sense really and that he was prepared to guarantee what he wanted to spend as all owners should imo. The cap then changed and Leigh won promotion in a comp that was much harder than the previous year to come through This year will now have huge jeopardy as Leigh have shown that SL clubs have something tangible to lose, the problem is the T8 clubs with nothing to play for. Two tens with min salary spend and an open ended cap based on profit/no losses that encompasses P&R between them ticks most boxes and can easily become liquid dependent on the quality trying to force a way in
  14. Aggregate crowds in 2017 will be interesting with Wigan v Leigh probably drawing more than last seasons Hull v HKR for example. Logic says west increases whilst East decreases in 2017 but that might not be the case as clubs know relegation is real and HKR are more than capable of replacing them, jeopardy is now alive Personally two tens is the way