Northern Eel

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  1. Northern Eel

    Football

    Are they giving the crowd a wash here?
  2. Northern Eel

    Football

    It's just fashionable to slag 'em off if they don't play for your team, I think.
  3. Northern Eel

    Less Internationals Is What Is Required

    Yeh, just think about it!
  4. Northern Eel

    Keighley

    I think there were already signs of its lack of financial sustainability before then, but point taken.
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    Keighley

    The boom and bust of cougarmania proved many things, but one positive that came out of it was that it was clear that there are many people in the wider area who could be persuaded to turn up to watch rugby league at Cougar Park. With skill, this can be done.
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    Clubs' Websites

    No, definitely need to keep the websites, irrespective of exploiting other avenues. They perform a number of roles which social media can't. Even when looking at the basics, like club news, Deluded Pom is a perfect example of someone who relies on the websites over and above established social media platforms. That will be representative of many more too, I am sure. In terms of the standard of super league websites, I wouldn't know if I'm honest. I rarely use them, and tend to find the information I might be looking for via other more direct sources (such as social media or this forum). I guess I have assumed that a corporate body in a national competition would have invested sufficient time and resource to make it look professional and ultra-accessible. Great question though.
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    Clubs' Websites

    When you think that this is an amateur club, with only junior teams, it's not a bad effort at all IMO compared to some of the stuff out there. I'm sure the volunteers will be keen to receive feedback in order to improve it further. Colourful ✔️ Interactive ✔️ Live and up to date ✔️ No more than two clicks to destination ✔️ At a premium, the website could get rid of the adverts, but would that be a worthwhile expenditure? Clearly there's some way to go to get it to super league standard, but I reckon it is a decent effort at celebrating the successes of the club over its 8 month existence, and shows what can be done in a non-heartland, rural village which started with a zero bank balance, one qualified coach and limited website building skill.
  8. Northern Eel

    Clubs' Websites

    Fair play. The twitter feed is on the left, below the interchanging picture gallery. It pulls through from twitter instantly so is as live as it gets. Simple widget if twitter is used often/well IMO.
  9. Northern Eel

    Clubs' Websites

    Double post
  10. Northern Eel

    Clubs' Websites

    Exactly. This means that those who don't have or bother with twitter have the news fed directly to them through the website. Did you actually look?
  11. Northern Eel

    Clubs' Websites

    Embedding tweets into the website seems like an easier way to keep it current. Here’s a fledgling effort from www.bassetlawbulldogs.co.uk in their first season.
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    Magic weekend confirmed in Liverpool

    They’re coping really well by bumping up the prices to astronomical amounts. I’d imagine it will be much cheaper to stay out in Southport or Chester and commute in.
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    Magic weekend confirmed in Liverpool

    In my view it's a dreadful decision. I'm going to have a think about going, but I'm also going to have a think about giving it a miss for the first time ever. Perhaps in time, I will soften up and go - after all, you don't know until you've tried it. Actually, that's what I will do. When are tickets on sale?
  14. Spot on. This team has come a long way in developing their winning mentality, but today highlighted there is still some way to go.
  15. Got a 'confused' emoji for posting this earlier in the week. I could see it coming a mile off, although I take no satisfaction from this prediction. Just back from the game. It was a good event, regardless of the result, although not the ending we were after. I've got to say, putting the rugby to one side, I thought the crowd's reaction to everything 'Remembrance' linked was exceptional. The applause for every aspect of this was absolutely heartwarming, right down to the participation of the cadets with the flags etc. That's where our sport wins.