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In many parts of Yorkshire excitement is now growing about the Tour de France weekend of July 5th & 6th. Questions were raised a little while ago asking if the club or RFL intended to consider the arrangements for games scheduled on these dates and it was indicated that we should "wait and see" as some sort of announcement would be forthcoming. we have yet to hear anything.

 

Just to be clear, the interest in this event is enormous and the match that we have scheduled against Swinton on the 6th will be severely affected, in my opinion, if we simply go ahead with the proposed kick off time and date. I am sure that there will be many on here who will simply say that they're not interested in bikes, it's a French race, no-one in their right minds will bother etc, but I'm afraid that you would be wrong. The publicity is growing daily, loads of places (pubs, farms, villages, communities) are planning and promoting events; it is being presented as a "once in a lifetime" event; and even if individuals aren't so keen the pressure from kids, grandkids and others to attend will be massive. In Huddersfield alone the organisers are predicting that 100,000 will be watching somewhere on the 6th.

 

In my personal view, once again, the sensible option would be to consider switching to Friday 4th July. Can the club please tell us if they have any plans to change their arrangements for this fixture?

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In many parts of Yorkshire excitement is now growing about the Tour de France weekend of July 5th & 6th. Questions were raised a little while ago asking if the club or RFL intended to consider the arrangements for games scheduled on these dates and it was indicated that we should "wait and see" as some sort of announcement would be forthcoming. we have yet to hear anything.

 

Just to be clear, the interest in this event is enormous and the match that we have scheduled against Swinton on the 6th will be severely affected, in my opinion, if we simply go ahead with the proposed kick off time and date. I am sure that there will be many on here who will simply say that they're not interested in bikes, it's a French race, no-one in their right minds will bother etc, but I'm afraid that you would be wrong. The publicity is growing daily, loads of places (pubs, farms, villages, communities) are planning and promoting events; it is being presented as a "once in a lifetime" event; and even if individuals aren't so keen the pressure from kids, grandkids and others to attend will be massive. In Huddersfield alone the organisers are predicting that 100,000 will be watching somewhere on the 6th.

 

In my personal view, once again, the sensible option would be to consider switching to Friday 4th July. Can the club please tell us if they have any plans to change their arrangements for this fixture?

Despite my passion for the rams I will not be attending if the match is held on the 6th. This is indeed a once in a lifetime chance to see the Tour and all four of us will be watching bikes somewhere. Bad luck it falls on a home game of course...

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I can't attend either as I'm a tour maker near York, so won't get back in time.

Friday night is a great call

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We don't want the problems like we had with the Wigan cup tie, best thing the club could do is make a statement about any change of date, if indeed we have one as soon as possible, so we can make arrangements about booking time off work.

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Think it is a great idea. Have to say that family wants to see the Tour de France, so I won't be attending if it's on a Sunday. Ideal fixture for Friday,they won't bring many anyway.

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We need a decision pretty soon for all concerned. I tried contacting the RFL to find out if that august body was making/announcing any arrangements, but couldn't get an answer.

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In many parts of Yorkshire excitement is now growing about the Tour de France weekend of July 5th & 6th. Questions were raised a little while ago asking if the club or RFL intended to consider the arrangements for games scheduled on these dates and it was indicated that we should "wait and see" as some sort of announcement would be forthcoming. we have yet to hear anything.

 

Just to be clear, the interest in this event is enormous and the match that we have scheduled against Swinton on the 6th will be severely affected, in my opinion, if we simply go ahead with the proposed kick off time and date. I am sure that there will be many on here who will simply say that they're not interested in bikes, it's a French race, no-one in their right minds will bother etc, but I'm afraid that you would be wrong. The publicity is growing daily, loads of places (pubs, farms, villages, communities) are planning and promoting events; it is being presented as a "once in a lifetime" event; and even if individuals aren't so keen the pressure from kids, grandkids and others to attend will be massive. In Huddersfield alone the organisers are predicting that 100,000 will be watching somewhere on the 6th.

 

In my personal view, once again, the sensible option would be to consider switching to Friday 4th July. Can the club please tell us if they have any plans to change their arrangements for this fixture?

Well I'm not interested in bikes and it's French anyway. The only way you would get me to a cycling event would be if they made them ride the old sit up and beg bikes with baskets on like they used to have. Can't think why anybody would want to struggle to park anywhere near the race, fight for overpriced drinks and grub and stand in the middle of a huge (potentially) crowd, to watch a procession of helmets wiz past in the blink of an eye. Be like Princess Di's funeral procession only over quicker IMO. Will the loss of those fans who watch SL on Friday be outweighed by those going to the TdF ?, debatable, but hey ho, the club will undoubtedly choose Friday, and I will have yet another unused season ticket voucher. Bah humbug. :rtfm:

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Well I'm not interested in bikes and it's French anyway. The only way you would get me to a cycling event would be if they made them ride the old sit up and beg bikes with baskets on like they used to have. Can't think why anybody would want to struggle to park anywhere near the race, fight for overpriced drinks and grub and stand in the middle of a huge (potentially) crowd, to watch a procession of helmets wiz past in the blink of an eye. Be like Princess Di's funeral procession only over quicker IMO. Will the loss of those fans who watch SL on Friday be outweighed by those going to the TdF ?, debatable, but hey ho, the club will undoubtedly choose Friday, and I will have yet another unused season ticket voucher. Bah humbug. :rtfm:

 

another perfect example of how the club cant please everyone. whenever they place this game, you can guarantee people will be p****d off.

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move it to a Saturday 6pm or 6pm on a Sunday.Then nobody has to bok a day off.

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Why not move it to either Friday or Saturday evening, but follow it up with a French or TdF themed bash in the Royal Suite after the game?

 

Only a suggestion!

 

Might be a bit like 'allo 'allo, but who would be Rene?

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Well I'm not interested in bikes and it's French anyway. The only way you would get me to a cycling event would be if they made them ride the old sit up and beg bikes with baskets on like they used to have. Can't think why anybody would want to struggle to park anywhere near the race, fight for overpriced drinks and grub and stand in the middle of a huge (potentially) crowd, to watch a procession of helmets wiz past in the blink of an eye. Be like Princess Di's funeral procession only over quicker IMO. Will the loss of those fans who watch SL on Friday be outweighed by those going to the TdF ?, debatable, but hey ho, the club will undoubtedly choose Friday, and I will have yet another unused season ticket voucher. Bah humbug. :rtfm:

 

 

As I said GOR, many will say that they aren't interested, but I think you would be surprised just how many are, especially given the "once in a lifetime2 nature of the event. Considering the opposition I belive that we would be lucky to attract an attendance of 400 if we go ahead with the original date, but at least you would be happy, eh?

 

 

 

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I'm not interested in it , a sport ridiculously tainted by illegal substances. I'd be happy for the club to move the match but if they are it should have been done months ago to allow people to work around it. I guess it depends on if the main bar or other parts of the stadium are already booked.

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 Double post!!

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 to watch a procession of helmets wiz past in the blink of an eye.

 

Dependant on where you decide to watch helmets will not always whizz by. ;)

 

move it to a Saturday 6pm or 6pm on a Sunday.Then nobody has to bok a day off.

 

6PM on a Sunday would not be any good. Wherever you decide to watch the race you still have to get from there, with everyone else leaving at the same, to the Rams. Possible but a logistical nightmare unless you enjoy sitting in nose to tail traffic not moving ver fast at all.

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As I said GOR, many will say that they aren't interested, but I think you would be surprised just how many are, especially given the "once in a lifetime2 nature of the event. Considering the opposition I belive that we would be lucky to attract an attendance of 400 if we go ahead with the original date, but at least you would be happy, eh?

 

 

 

:sungum:

 

Death is a once in a lifetime experience too - and I'm not looking forward to that either. :onthequiet:

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Cant believe this were pushing for a top four and were more bothered about a cycle race.Its a bit more than that i know and im going to see it but my rugby team comes first.I dont see why the lads should be punished for having to work Friday night,

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Death is a once in a lifetime experience too - and I'm not looking forward to that either. :onthequiet:

 

Depends where your going dont fancy your chances.lol 

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So the lads can take another day off work to please the ones who want to watch a boring race that you will see for a split few seconds live?? boring if you ask me. im on holiday the friday night and would be back saturday night,intime for a sunday kickoff... I book holidays so i dont miss home games like :) however whatever the club choose i will understand and wont kickoff like coolie...BECAUSE you cant please everyone ;-) Heres a thought, what about making the game bring a mate for free or for a fiver to season ticket holders to try get afew more in? It would help the gate for whatever date we choose, which i hope will be sunday 

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Cant believe this were pushing for a top four and were more bothered about a cycle race.Its a bit more than that i know and im going to see it but my rugby team comes first.I dont see why the lads should be punished for having to work Friday night,

AGREED!!

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No game on skysports on the friday night anyway,just checked so i reckon it may be a friday night match we go for. I think a club statement is needed ASAP though so people can make plans for friday, if working

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So the lads can take another day off work to please the ones who want to watch a boring race that you will see for a split few seconds live?? boring if you ask me.

Ever been to a live cycle race such as the TdeF DTID? If not how do you kow it's boring? The 12 million spectators along the route in a typical year's race obviously don't think so neither does the TV audience of 3.5 billion either.

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So the lads can take another day off work to please the ones who want to watch a boring race that you will see for a split few seconds live?? boring if you ask me. im on holiday the friday night and would be back saturday night,intime for a sunday kickoff... I book holidays so i dont miss home games like :) however whatever the club choose i will understand and wont kickoff like coolie...BECAUSE you cant please everyone ;-) Heres a thought, what about making the game bring a mate for free or for a fiver to season ticket holders to try get afew more in? It would help the gate for whatever date we choose, which i hope will be sunday 

 

 

That wasn't the point of my OP Chris. i will miss the match if it is on the 6th but, as I'm a season ticket holder, the club won't be worse off and that's OK in my book. My concern is that the club faces hosting a match in front of a very low turnout, which does concern me.

 

We struggled to attract 700 on Sunday with good away support - in early July with a competing world event on our doorstep and a modest turnout from Swinton fans we would struggle even more. i was simply making a suggestion that the club might consider a pre-emptive move.

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Ever been to a live cycle race such as the TdeF DTID? If not how do you kow it's boring? The 12 million spectators along the route in a typical year's race obviously don't think so neither does the TV audience of 3.5 billion either.

 

 

Hmmm! 40% of the world's population watched it did they?

 

Never trust statistics Heckler (unless I quote them).

 

 

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We struggled to attract 700 on Sunday with good away support

 

certainly loud but far from numerous!

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