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With all due respect to Leigh I have absolutely no interest whatsoever in watching them play a Leeds amateur team in the cup. Nevertheless it looks like I'll have to pay a 50% surcharge to watch the Lions on the same day regardless. Is the decision on joint ticket pricing more likely to put people off than get them in? Loyalty to Swinton is one thing but I have no loyalty to Leigh. Or maybe everyone thinks it's a great idea?

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It's a nonsense idea. Why can't a one game ticket be issued?!

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Its what happens when you dont have control over the ground. Roll on agecroft, you never know another announcement will probably be due soon.

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Not a lot of Leythers are happy about it either guys. Good luck for the rest of the season.

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It's the same both ways isn't it, Leigh fans won't want to come earlier to watch the Lions match. Attendance will be down no doubt.

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It's the same both ways isn't it, Leigh fans won't want to come earlier to watch the Lions match. Attendance will be down no doubt.

That's true mate, although I do know a few Leythers that like the idea and are coming to watch your game as well, but in the main most as yourselves are against it, the cost will put most off I think to be fair.

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They'd have done better keeping the price the same, more people would turn up AND watch both games.

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They'd have done better keeping the price the same, more people would turn up AND watch both games.

Yes I agree mate it then give people the option to watch one game if they so wish at no extra cost.

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Toulouse are running a trip for their fans at EURO 490 per head i think it was. Lets hope some of them can afford to come.

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Toulouse are running a trip for their fans at EURO 490 per head i think it was. Lets hope some of them can afford to come.

I wouldn't hold your breathe on many coming over from Toulouse RIGGY.

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Don't know whether it's right but I heard that Leigh normally charge £18 to get in and weren't prepared to reduce the entry fee to £15 as per Swinton's, so the double header is £18 ???

I'm off out celebrating my umpteenth birthday so I won't be attending the double-header.

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Doesn't look like this was properly thought out at all does it?

It's a barmy idea and will likely be viewed that way by both clubs' fans.

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Of the Lions fans I've spoken to about this double-header, two matches for the price of one, most would seem to be unenthusiastic to say the least. I wonder, what do Leigh fans think on the subject?. But Leigh don't seem to be members of the same forum for some odd reason. Has anybody got any ideas as to how we can read their fans' thoughts in the run-up to next Saturday?

:rolleyes:

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Of the Lions fans I've spoken to about this double-header, two matches for the price of one, most would seem to be unenthusiastic to say the least. I wonder, what do Leigh fans think on the subject?. But Leigh don't seem to be members of the same forum for some odd reason. Has anybody got any ideas as to how we can read their fans' thoughts in the run-up to next Saturday?

:rolleyes:

Just for you internet luddites http://forums.rlfans.com/viewforum.php?f=22&tsmp=1364845637

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Don't know whether it's right but I heard that Leigh normally charge £18 to get in and weren't prepared to reduce the entry fee to £15 as per Swinton's, so the double header is £18 ???

I'm off out celebrating my umpteenth birthday so I won't be attending the double-header.

Not sure about that as it was only a tenner IIRC the last time we played an amateur team at the LSV.

Worth mentioning that the prices would presumably have to be agreed by all four teams (plus the LSV, of course).

Personally think it's a good idea that has been dreadfully, dreadfully executed. From a personal point of view, I'd be attending with my five year old so I've no chance of getting him to remain entertained in the cold for four hours, nor is it kind to expect him to. So in the region of £20 for the two of us to watch a no contest in the Leigh game is just not happening, I have to draw a line of sanity somewhere. Was actually surprised how many people mentioned at the game today that they would still be attending, but there will still a significant number who won't be bothering at that price.

For what it's worth, I'd say the Swinton game is the far more enticing of the two by the way!

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Hold on, let's get this right...

Leigh really think watching them play an amateur team from Leeds is worth £18 and weren't prepared to drop their prices? No wonder they're struggling for fans. Paying full price to see Swinton play a comparable standard semi-pro team like Toulouse is a reasonable deal. Like someone else has said, this doesn't seem very well thought out at all. It's certainly not clear.

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I'm off to watch Ince Rose Bridge v Hemel anyway, which for some bizarre reason is being played at Wigan RUFC and not at the excellent Rose Bridge ground.

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I'm off to watch Ince Rose Bridge v Hemel anyway, which for some bizarre reason is being played at Wigan RUFC and not at the excellent Rose Bridge ground.

It could have been worse Jonty you could have been watching Barrow!!!

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It could have been worse Jonty you could have been watching Barrow!!!

I'd have been very tempted by Barrow v Leigh Miners at Miners. I've actually been to more Swinton games (one) in the past two years than I have Barrow ones, although the reason is that I don't fancy a 180 mile round trip per game. Living between Wigan and Leigh I'm spoiled for choice now the National Conference season has started again.

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Hold on, let's get this right...

Leigh really think watching them play an amateur team from Leeds is worth £18 and weren't prepared to drop their prices? No wonder they're struggling for fans. Paying full price to see Swinton play a comparable standard semi-pro team like Toulouse is a reasonable deal. Like someone else has said, this doesn't seem very well thought out at all. It's certainly not clear.

See my previous post. Though you have my sympathy after seeing that you live in no man's land ;)

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Its what happens when you dont have control over the ground. Roll on agecroft, you never know another announcement will probably be due soon.

Roll on Agecroft!!! totally agree, it can't come soon enough.

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In challenge cup matches both teams have a say normally i think. So in this case have all 4 teams been in consultation over this?

I find it hard to believe one team in a gate to be shared by 4 teams has dictated the price. Either way i won't be attending but I'm going to ask our CEO how the price was arrived at

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Roll on Agecroft!!! totally agree, it can't come soon enough.

Wouldn't hold your breath on that bringing more control for you, look at the state of our lot with the LSV!

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be overlooking the main issue, which is 'how will phillh sneak in as we are all leaving'?

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