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Terry Mullaney

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eeeh. lad , it were in 't last century....it were before tha were born..that is, if tha were born and not knitted out o' scraps of unravelled wool. Now in my day..blah..blah..... :lol:

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It was a bit more than what Matt J described.: see http://en.rugbyleagu...ming_the_Future

1994.The report described the British game's finances as being in crisis.[1] A financial analysis of 31 professional RFL member clubs had found that they were losing almost £3 million per annum between 1991 and 1993, with 17 clubs being technically insolvent.

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If only it were that good now. :dry:

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Fax won't get anywhere near the 2500 figure if its still a requirement. There has be zero marketing for the new season and the games aren't pushed at all apart from on Twitter. If licensing is to remain, this was Faxs big chance to push for it and in my opinion they haven't even bothered. Very strange seeing as though the directors still talk about pushing for SL.

I've come across some bits of marketing in the area but not a lot. Disappointing really.

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It was a document brought out that outlined how clubs in the Northern Ford Premiership should shape up if they wanted to join Super League... but I don't think they applied to Super League clubs.

It was further back than the dawn of $uperleague. About 1993.

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It was further back than the dawn of $uperleague. About 1993.

Only a year out, then. It definitely influenced the clubs to accept the Sky deal.

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IIRC, it was the basis of the whole approach - a proposal in fact to BSB- Sky. It was a long time ago and as I grow old and as my eyesight dims an memory fails in the twilight of my years.... :rolleyes:

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I've come across some bits of marketing in the area but not a lot. Disappointing really.

Marketing costs money, maybe that's the reason.

The difference between top and bottom of the championship is immense every penny may be neccessary for staying up near the top.

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The 2500 is a pen stroke that anyone can achieve, last 2 games sponsored in return for 20000 free tickets gives the average easily, so that won't stop either Fax or Leigh

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IMO clubs shouldnt really be in the second tier of our professional structure if they have no ambition for playing in the top flight.

Back in 1998 all clubs in the second tier had ambition but the RFL brought in FTF - but not for SL clubs! That ruined everything

http://archiveshub.a.../gb1103-rfl.xml

' In August 1994 the Rugby Football League published its 'Framing The Future' document which called for a soccer style Premier League and club mergers. '

The report stated that there were too many clubs in too small an area for the game to be marketed properly :O

and a bit more here too

http://www.publicati...590/9062808.htm

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It was further back than the dawn of $uperleague. About 1993.

I was only young back then... thats a good enough defense for being wrong innit?

Didnt a Keighley director from the time kick off about how it was used?

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you could well be right. However, there are a number of Fans at Halifax who are happy competing for trophies in the Championship rather than playing in SL. I don't get that mentality myself but I don't think Faxs crowds would reduce by much if they did say the couldn't afford SL.

going back to this time last year and featherstone fans said exactly the same about widnes being granted a license, they would rather watch a winning team than a team getting battered every week...................short memories in the village methinks???

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going back to this time last year and featherstone fans said exactly the same about widnes being granted a license, they would rather watch a winning team than a team getting battered every week...................short memories in the village methinks???

Not really, the situation has changed a bit.

I would rather see us winning stuff than getting battered in SL every week.

But we've now got a situation where we can spend full cap for 3 years, so one would hope that we'll be more than competitive.

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But we've now got a situation where we can spend full cap for 3 years, so one would hope that we'll be more than competitive.

Assembling a squad of 25 (or so) brand new full time players is more difficult that just waving your fully flat-capped wallet.

Just saying.

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In August 1994 the Rugby Football League published its 'Framing The Future' document which called for a soccer style Premier League and club mergers. '

The report stated that there were too many clubs in too small an area for the game to be marketed properly :O

And that was the mantra Maurice Lyndsay adopted, and to try to "include" as many fans in "Superleague" as possible he tabled the mergers, which went down like a lead baloon. What fans wanted was to keep their club as it was and be in Superleague.

So it was down to the clubs to fight it out for the SL places.

It's been a long long fight that has lasted 17 years to date and will last longer. Some clubs have won their battle like Saints, Wigan and Leeds, several others have lost it like Bramley Rochdale and Hunslet the main fighting at the moment is centered on Fev and Cas. On other fronts SL winners are making sure their neigbours are dead by sticking them with DR.

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Slightly off topic, I once took may lad and his mate to Post Office Road to watch the Saints. Having pestered for something to eat and drink, they then went into the ground early. On reaching the turnstile to pay I was flabbergasted to see that the club had put up the admission price on the morning of the match. I was told this was not unusual when the top sides visited. I ended up borrowing some money from a fellow supporter. :rolleyes:

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Slightly off topic, I once took may lad and his mate to Post Office Road to watch the Saints. Having pestered for something to eat and drink, they then went into the ground early. On reaching the turnstile to pay I was flabbergasted to see that the club had put up the admission price on the morning of the match. I was told this was not unusual when the top sides visited. I ended up borrowing some money from a fellow supporter. :rolleyes:

Never known that happen in 30 odd years of going to POR, are you sure?

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Slightly off topic, I once took may lad and his mate to Post Office Road to watch the Saints. Having pestered for something to eat and drink, they then went into the ground early. On reaching the turnstile to pay I was flabbergasted to see that the club had put up the admission price on the morning of the match. I was told this was not unusual when the top sides visited. I ended up borrowing some money from a fellow supporter. :rolleyes:

ive been going since 1973 and I've never ever known that to happen.

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Slightly off topic, I once took may lad and his mate to Post Office Road to watch the Saints. Having pestered for something to eat and drink, they then went into the ground early. On reaching the turnstile to pay I was flabbergasted to see that the club had put up the admission price on the morning of the match. I was told this was not unusual when the top sides visited. I ended up borrowing some money from a fellow supporter. :rolleyes:

I was a director at Featherstone Rovers for 28 years from 1974 to 2002 and I can categorically state that it never happened during those years. Which year are we talking about here?

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I was told this was not unusual when the top sides visited.

Why was it put up for Saints, then ? :rolleyes:

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I was a director at Featherstone Rovers for 28 years from 1974 to 2002 and I can categorically state that it never happened during those years. Which year are we talking about here?

Late Eighties, early Nineties. I checked the cost of admission before departing, only to find it more on arrival. I recall someone saying that the club had put the price up.

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Never known that happen in 30 odd years of going to POR, are you sure?

nor me in going 40 years,not calling you a liar but it seems very unusual.

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Late Eighties, early Nineties. I checked the cost of admission before departing, only to find it more on arrival. I recall someone saying that the club had put the price up.

Not a chance, I think you've got it wrong somewhere along the line. Never heard that one before and make no mistake the Fev regulars would have strung us up if we'd pulled a trick like that.

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