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Terry Mullaney

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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.

I can only say how it happened. If the wrong information had been given then so be it. I did look in the local press as well as contacting Featherstone.

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#refundforsaintbillinge

It was very amusing at the time and slightly embarrassing. I do recall the admission price being written of thin card and placed above the entrance where the Saints fans were going in. This did seem strange! Furthermore, I had to borrow the princely sum of 50p. :D

I did once get caught up in a skirmish at Post Office Road, from where a kind steward let my lad and I go and sit in the stand...and I know that the Saints had their troublemakers. Anyhow, that's it apart from enjoying my visits to Post Office Road.

Apologies from me if I have been out of order putting the post up, but it's something that lives on in the mind.

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For the second week running Rovers home support substantially beats a SL club. Last week London, this week Salford. The away following for both Barrow and Hunslet were practically non existent which makes this even more satisfying. Well done Rovers, there's a good feel about the place. Next home game is on TV against Keighley and the target is 3000.

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For the second week running Rovers home support substantially beats a SL club. Last week London, this week Salford. The away

No Terry you don't have to beat SL attendances, you have to average 2,500 and your well on the way.

Do take strong note that attendances are often affected by winning and losing, so you need to keep winning and take that into SL.

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No Terry you don't have to beat SL attendances, you have to average 2,500 and your well on the way.

Do take strong note that attendances are often affected by winning and losing, so you need to keep winning and take that into SL.

if London doesn't average over 2500 this season then that criteria will be void, the rfl won't be able to set criteria that are not being met by current super league clubs. This happened in union when they tried stopping London welsh being promoted on the basis of not meeting criteria but the criteria wasn't being met by teams already in the top flight.

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if London doesn't average over 2500 this season then that criteria will be void, the rfl won't be able to set criteria that are not being met by current super league clubs. This happened in union when they tried stopping London welsh being promoted on the basis of not meeting criteria but the criteria wasn't being met by teams already in the top flight.

Have the RFL set the criterion for the next round of licences? I can't recall anything from the RFL stating what the minimum requirement is for a Championship club to apply for a licence.

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Have the RFL set the criterion for the next round of licences? I can't recall anything from the RFL stating what the minimum requirement is for a Championship club to apply for a licence.

not sure if anythings changed from the previous licence criteria, but this is the rfl it could change anytime and we will be the last to know.

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not sure if anythings changed from the previous licence criteria, but this is the rfl it could change anytime and we will be the last to know.

You would have thought th RFL would be very clear on the criteria, even if it's only to confirm the requirements remain the same. Hopefully the clubs are aware.

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see http://www.therfl.co.uk/the-rfl/rules/licensing/licensing_faqs for the previous round. Of course, it might be that the RFL increase the minimum qualifying attendances to keep Fev out. :rolleyes:

Will a club from the Championship definitely be awarded a licence?

Yes, at least one Championship club will be awarded a Super League licence, provided it meets the minimum criteria. The minimum criteria for a Championship club to be awarded a Super League licence are:

a. Club has reached a Championship Final or won the Northern Rail Cup in 2009 or 2010.

b. Club has a stadium with an operational capacity of 10,000.

c. Club has turnover of at least £1,000,000 in financial year ending 2009 or 2010 (turnover of charitable Foundation can be included in this figure).

d. Club has an average attendance of at least 2500 in 2009 or 2010.

Those applicant clubs from the Championship that meet the minimum criteria will then be assessed and the RFL will allocate a Super League licence to the most suitable club.

Will a Super League club be “displaced”?

At this stage the Super League will remain at 14 clubs in 2012. If a Championship Club meets the minimum criteria and the Super League competition remains at 14 clubs, a Super League club will be displaced.

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see http://www.therfl.co.uk/the-rfl/rules/licensing/licensing_faqs for the previous round. Of course, it might be that the RFL increase the minimum qualifying attendances to keep Fev out. :rolleyes:

Will a club from the Championship definitely be awarded a licence?

Yes, at least one Championship club will be awarded a Super League licence, provided it meets the minimum criteria. The minimum criteria for a Championship club to be awarded a Super League licence are:

a. Club has reached a Championship Final or won the Northern Rail Cup in 2009 or 2010.

b. Club has a stadium with an operational capacity of 10,000.

c. Club has turnover of at least £1,000,000 in financial year ending 2009 or 2010 (turnover of charitable Foundation can be included in this figure).

d. Club has an average attendance of at least 2500 in 2009 or 2010.

Those applicant clubs from the Championship that meet the minimum criteria will then be assessed and the RFL will allocate a Super League licence to the most suitable club.

Will a Super League club be “displaced”?

At this stage the Super League will remain at 14 clubs in 2012. If a Championship Club meets the minimum criteria and the Super League competition remains at 14 clubs, a Super League club will be displaced.

Most people are aware of what they were for the last round, it's the criteria for the next set of licences that is needed, or confirmation they remain the same. Do you know?

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I think Fev's attendances are fantastic. I think London, Salford and Bradford have a lot to worry about on that front.

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I think Fev's attendances are fantastic. I think London, Salford and Bradford have a lot to worry about on that front.

Were just about averaging 2500 now, maybe 2400, compared to when Mark Campbell took over, our average attendance was around 1100 (I think). Done well to get these people back into the club and whats more encouraging the amount of young people around the ground on match day.

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I think Fev's attendances are fantastic. I think London, Salford and Bradford have a lot to worry about on that front.

Don't think Bradford have a problem attendance wise. Average over three home games so far is 8700ish with two of those games being low attendances due to external factors ( both sat afternoons, one on sky and other same weekend as Bradford city's Wembley appearance). Expect our average over the full season to still be over the 10k mark.

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No Terry you don't have to beat SL attendances, you have to average 2,500 and your well on the way.

Do take strong note that attendances are often affected by winning and losing, so you need to keep winning and take that into SL.

Attendances are even more affected by the fact that there is no proper promotion. Fev would be getting perhaps 5k if the best team went up

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:( :( :( no they wouldn't. In any case, the best team WILL go up, as you know.

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if London doesn't average over 2500 this season then that criteria will be void, the rfl won't be able to set criteria that are not being met by current super league clubs. This happened in union when they tried stopping London welsh being promoted on the basis of not meeting criteria but the criteria wasn't being met by teams already in the top flight.

That's a good point.....

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Attendances are even more affected by the fact that there is no proper promotion. Fev would be getting perhaps 5k if the best team went up

They never got 5,000 even when winning in the top tier.

Your club Leigh were promoted on 2,166.

Why do you make stuff up??

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Anybody who got Rugby League World last month might like to spend a few minutes looking through the jolly interesting graphs of attendances. Most of the clubs' attendances are up over the period since 1996. London's aren't. Widnes virtually unchanging in their five seasons. Ditto Salford over a longer period. Leeds on a surprising downward trend since 2007.

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Anyone any ideas why?

Maybe it's all those ex Hunslet/Bramley supporters you claim have switched allegience realising the errors of their ways?

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Anyone any ideas why?

Something to do with the age profile of the supporters?

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Maybe it's all those ex Hunslet/Bramley supporters you claim have switched allegience realising the errors of their ways?

I've not met many that have switched alliegance, I do know of many who have come into the game to support it as a fan on the terrace who have been from traditional areas of Leeds where Hunslet and Bramley used to get their support base from. Instead of choosing to go to the small local club, they have been attracted to go watch Leeds instead.

That repeats across the north and may explain why championship crowds continue to decline.

As for "errors of their ways" nobody makes an "error" by choosing who they want to support. There are of course plenty on here who would pass laws to prevent anyone watching any club other than their local one.

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They never got 5,000 even when winning in the top tier.

In the semi pro era when Leeds, Saints and Wire all got similar crowds. If their crowds have doubled, or trebled since then, it doesnt take a rocket scientist to work out that Fevs crowds in the modern era would be much more than they got in the 80s

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