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Rough!? behave you big girls blouse!!.. :D Leyton's fine. its grubby.. but thats about it, certainly no rougher than a lot of other parts of east London.

You probably think Walthamstow's middle class suburbia.

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well i guess rough to you isnt rough to me..

I dont know the area tbh, i read there were gangs and guns though which was enough to scare me in my frilly knickers.

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You probably think Walthamstow's middle class suburbia.

Well according to the Guardian on Saturday it is http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2013/jan/18/lets-move-walthamstow-north-east-london?INTCMP=SRCH

Seriously, Mike is right; I've lived in Leyton since 1986 and survived :rolleyes: My kids are more wary of going out in the evening in Warrington whenever we visit (but they are Southern softies).

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Still hoping for a game at Victoria Road ( Dag & Redbridge FC) but Im biased :rolleyes:

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Being a MILLWALL fan i often wondered if RL would go down well at the den:) However firstly the club dont need the money (They are american owned) and secondly any move away from west london will be the death note for the club.

Nothing wrong with the stoop it is just the complete lack of marketing that has driven the club to the current state that it is in.

CM

Totally agree, moving from one place to another is not gonna solve anything, and as Canetman has said if the Broncos move to east London super league rugby in London is all but finished, Leyton is not the right catchment area.

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Totally agree, moving from one place to another is not gonna solve anything, and as Canetman has said if the Broncos move to east London super league rugby in London is all but finished, Leyton is not the right catchment area.

Not saying you're wrong but what is that based on ? Season ticket holder residential addresses?

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(Can someone remind me of the wonderful little Kiwi? scrum-half who seemed to be man-of-the-match on a regular basis)?

Mark Riley. Who was shifted out on to the wing by Gary Grienke to make way for Alf Langer's brother. Copthall was indeed a hole (but I thought parking was OK): Hendon FC was much better! The Stoop was one (small) stand and a field with a fence round it back then.

There's no panacea. Without the kind of promotion for the whole sport there was at the start of Super League - I remember pull-out supplements in southern tabloids - London are always going to struggle for crowds regardless of location.

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Mark Riley

Yes, thanks. Riley was wonderful and the whole team under Tony "Tank" Gordon played exciting football.

Favourite London player ever? Richie Barnett, with his buccaneering runs from full-back.

Where should London play? Well, after the announcement that an advert previewing the new Super League season is to be shown in two TV regions only, I'm not sure that it matters if they play at all.

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Barnet Copthall hosted the first Sky transmission outside of the top division when London played Workington Town.

I believe Sky didn't show the game live but an hours highights.

It was a cracking 20- 20 draw with great attacking football from both sides. John Gallagher hit the post with a drop goal to win the game. Apart from that he was anonymous.

About 1479 there with about 1200 from Town.

Mark Johnson scored 44 tries that season for London and Mark Riley 31 tries.

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Rough!? behave you big girls blouse!!.. :D Leyton's fine. its grubby.. but thats about it, certainly no rougher than a lot of other parts of east London.

Agreed. Leyton High Road is pretty grim, but no more than that. And The Birkbeck (not the closest pub to the ground admittedly) is a top drawer pre/post match boozer.

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Hendon FC was much better!

Unfortunately, Hendon FC's ground is no more.

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Favourite London player ever? Richie Barnett, with his buccaneering runs from full-back.

I was a bit of a fan of Leo Dynevor.

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The only thing that concerms me about Orient is that its quite a rough area. Not Cas or Wigan rough but London rough (gangs and guns). Better transport links though. I think the board were quite keen on Gills tbh, until they heard fans reactions.

well if thats a reason not to hold games there then i take it the magic weekend and the grand final will no longer be held in MANCHESTER

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I was a bit of a fan of Leo Dynevor.

Crikey, that's a blast from the past! Remind me, was he a half-back with erratic performance levels? Or have I got someone else altogether?

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Crikey, that's a blast from the past! Remind me, was he a half-back with erratic performance levels? Or have I got someone else altogether?

That's about it, including the inconsistency. An Aboriginal player who went on to play for Newcastle and Wests.

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That's about it, including the inconsistency. An Aboriginal player who went on to play for Newcastle and Wests.

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I remember now! Not as good as Mark Riley...

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well if thats a reason not to hold games there then i take it the magic weekend and the grand final will no longer be held in MANCHESTER

Maybe, but different when theres tens of thousands of other RL fans knocking about a modern stadium complex though. Im not worried on a personal level, but when trying to attract families it may be an issue being in a rougher end of town thats all.

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Looking at this from a strategic level, if the choice came down to Orient or Gillingham, how important is it that one is in London and one is in Kent?

The Broncos are effectively the games flagship club side in the south of England. Would it matter if they were not in London?

I get the impression that many of the union sides down there have moved out of London (Watford, Wycombe, Reading?)

Gus Mackay talks about London being a difficult market to compete in for sport, so might the Broncos be better off in a place like Kent, enough people but perhaps with less top level sporting competition?

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If the Broncos leave the stoop it will be the death note for the club,the poor crowds have little to do with no interest in the capital and more to do with a total lack of marketing and know how.There is a market there but no-one seems to bother about tapping into it.CM

Why would it be the death note?

Gus Mackay seems to indicate that the Quins aren't that keen to have the Broncos there after this season. The "business model has changed for Quins" etc. So it may be that staying put is not an option.

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Why don't Broncos just up sticks to somewhere like Milton Keynes?

There is a great stadium, people are generally into their rugby in that part of the world, it's a growing town. Good transport links and the place already has a link with the current MOS, Sam Tomkins being born there. Oh and I understand the current Wigan chairman lives in the area.

People were scoffing at the thought of London Welsh RU relocating to Oxford. Well their crowds may not yet be into 5 figures but I have read that they plan to settle in Oxfordshire and are even looking at putting in a joint bid with the Wigan chairman to buy the Kassam stadium.

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Should have a word with Boris, get him down to game, leave him with some of the cheerleaders - that should get things rolling !

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Why don't Broncos just up sticks to somewhere like Milton Keynes?

There is a great stadium, people are generally into their rugby in that part of the world, it's a growing town. Good transport links and the place already has a link with the current MOS, Sam Tomkins being born there. Oh and I understand the current Wigan chairman lives in the area.

People were scoffing at the thought of London Welsh RU relocating to Oxford. Well their crowds may not yet be into 5 figures but I have read that they plan to settle in Oxfordshire and are even looking at putting in a joint bid with the Wigan chairman to buy the Kassam stadium.

The council and local media would back them to the hilt in MK, would get a great stadium and no doubt a great deal. Wont happen though, the existing fanbase wont follow and i think the DH sees it as too far from London (despite being 30 mins by train from Euston). Shame really, great transport links and on the M1 so good for the northerners.

Northampton RU play games in MK and draw great crowds, i believe Saracens also brought a home game to MK against Northampton.

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It will be the death note Leyton Orient is not the answer, Gillingham is a dump its more like an old pit town in Yorkshire full of charity and kebab shops and retards.The market is in West London however the club are clueless i suggest you go to RL fans and look at some of the excellent suggestions made by a couple of fans as to marketing ideas for the club.CM

Shut up you muppet.

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