Northern Eel

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  1. 2018 Series v NZ

    The people of Hull support the international game well and the stadium is excellent. I have taken a number of new fans to Hull for that very reason. I have also taken people elsewhere with less success (Elland Road, Coventry etc) The fact that it is an easier sell for the RFL rather blows their cover. It is worth considering however, that a good proportion of the people who attend London games travel from the heartlands whereas I suspect it happens much, much less in the other direction.
  2. 2018 Series v NZ

    It is an issue I have raised and the RFL have dodged on the last 4 occasions they have done a Q&A twitter. They are embarrassed by their own treatment of young families.
  3. 2018 Series v NZ

    And I have attended every single one of those games in the last 20 years. I don't think we should necessarily have a London option as a banker every single time though. Having pioneered the rise of Junior RL in Essex, I am well aware of the excellent promotion of the game to youngsters such events afford. I wonder if any of the possible locations are actually available during that time?
  4. 2018 Series v NZ

    You always know when the RFL are desperate to sell tickets when they rediscover their child concession policy that they ditch for the bigger games.
  5. 2018 Series v NZ

    I'm not disagreeing. I am pointing out, as I have consistently for some time that, if there is no London strategy, then we have to take the next best thing. I quite like Hull as an international venue, unlike, for example Elland Road.
  6. 2018 Series v NZ

    In a city of c.8 million. The fact the RFL couldn't market water to a camel does them no favours. As an expansionist, I'd love to see the game down South, but Hull isn't a bad option if the RFL don't back themselves to sort out their selling game.
  7. 2018 Series v NZ

    Hmm, I'm not Trigger you know! That's not even possible is it? Hull will get 20k. I'm not arguing that London should not be used, just pointing out that if it is to be used, there needs to be a lot more persuading of people to go. I don't for one minute think the RFL have the appetite for doing that and thus, I'd prefer to see a game with a near capacity crowd. It's an RFL cop-out on the face of it.
  8. 2018 Series v NZ

    Just like the fans last year, but I get your point.
  9. Obituary thread 2017

    Reports across the press are wildly different, suggesting he is either conscious, in a coma or dead. No confirmation just yet, but organ failure is critical.
  10. These blinking time zones. That's another one that I missed.
  11. If you were to re-read this thread from start to finish, you'd be forgiven for thinking the rest of us experienced that too.
  12. Nailed it. It's the point at which a rational exchange of reasonable opinions becomes a lost argument with immediate effect.
  13. Clearly not, but for them to have such a basic knowledge to think that there are two McGillvarys in the England team, a top tier nation shows just how little research they did, never mind what attention they actually pay to Super League. The same pair said that Joe Keyes had played well all tournament, having being carried off 20 minutes into his debut, in game 3.
  14. They know surprisingly little about non-NRL players, even the English ones. I recall in one group game that McGillvary was named on their graphic at both wing and on the bench and they implied they were brothers.