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2 hours ago, Man of Kent said:

If the Skolars to Philadelphia story was a bit cheesy this one is pure American pie in the sky

I would see the skolars as feeder team for toronto a place to blood north american players.

 

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2 minutes ago, TheLegendOfTexEvans said:

I would see the skolars as feeder team for toronto a place to blood north american players.

 

Long way to travel, but could be. Until I saw money being spent by Argyle on Skolars in such a way that suggests they aren’t being moved, I will retain healthy scepticism

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1 minute ago, Man of Kent said:

Long way to travel, but could be. Until I saw money being spent by Argyle on Skolars in such a way that suggests they aren’t being moved, I will retain healthy scepticism

Come On...be honest.  even if he spent the money in a way you thought was good it would still would not be enough, or not itemized in the right place, etc. etc.  Come on...be honest.

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7 minutes ago, Kayakman said:

Come On...be honest.  even if he spent the money in a way you thought was good it would still would not be enough, or not itemized in the right place, etc. etc.  Come on...be honest.

No. My soccer team was taken away and moved, so I’m naturally sceptical.

I really do think you have got me wrong.

Just because I have pointed out Toronto massage their attendances a bit too obviously (and all clubs massage, not just Toronto), you think I’m one of the anti brigade! 

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8 minutes ago, Man of Kent said:

No. My soccer team was taken away and moved, so I’m naturally sceptical.

I really do think you have got me wrong.

Just because I have pointed out Toronto massage their attendances a bit too obviously (and all clubs massage, not just Toronto), you think I’m one of the anti brigade! 

Don't let some round baller incident jade you from the plain rugby truth....Skolars not going anywhere....you can trust Argyle and TWP.

  The attendances are accurate and you know it.

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2 minutes ago, Man of Kent said:

I haven’t got one iota of doubt that they are massaged. Sorry!

The real question is why you think anyone cares

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2 minutes ago, Man of Kent said:

I haven’t got one iota of doubt that they are massaged. Sorry!

Its a circular argument,this is what I meant in my previous post when I said, "Come On, be honest!"

The attendances are accurate and you know it yet you continue to say they are 'massaged' when you know it is false....the attendances are verified and published....many posters on here, including myself , have been there to aleso verify.  Why would I lie about it?????????????  WHY WOULD I AND THE OTHERS DO SO??????????

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2 minutes ago, Kayakman said:

Its a circular argument,this is what I meant in my previous post when I said, "Come On, be honest!"

The attendances are accurate and you know it yet you continue to say they are 'massaged' when you know it is false....the attendances are verified and published....many posters on here, including myself , have been there to aleso verify.  Why would I lie about it?????????????  WHY WOULD I AND THE OTHERS DO SO??????????

Your naivety is almost touching. Attendances are not head counts.

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2 minutes ago, Man of Kent said:

Your naivety is almost touching. Attendances are not head counts.

So attendances do not actually 'count' the number of people attending....you English are indeed a funny lot.

Cheerio.

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8 hours ago, Kayakman said:

So attendances do not actually 'count' the number of people attending....you English are indeed a funny lot.

Cheerio.

Eh, I resemble that remark😜

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16 hours ago, Yorkshire Knight said:

Ricky Wilby is a former PE teacher from Huddersfield. It doesn't sound like he is best suited to lead the New York expansion

Your original post showed of my page as a funny box thing. 

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13 hours ago, Man of Kent said:

If the Skolars to Philadelphia story was a bit cheesy this one is pure American pie in the sky

boooooo!

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15 hours ago, scotchy1 said:

Why is NY the toughest market in the toughest city?

Its a huge, rich city, with a lot of expats and young people.

People seem to labour under this weird impression that to be successful we need to 'break' New York. like we are going up against the Giants, the Jets, The knicks and the Yankees. We arent. We arent trying to take over.

NY is probably amongst the easiest cities to expand in to. Its far easier to try and get your hands a negligibly small piece of something massive than a chunk of something small.

 

Toughest market was referring to the American market with New York being the toughest in that market to break into. You're obviously under the illusion that it will be a walk in the park. With an endeavour like this, you'd ideally want a someone who is familiar with the local environment and who has operated a pro sports team before. Wilby doesn't tick either box so please tell me why you think it is a good idea?

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16 minutes ago, Yorkshire Knight said:

Toughest market was referring to the American market with New York being the toughest in that market to break into. You're obviously under the illusion that it will be a walk in the park. With an endeavour like this, you'd ideally want a someone who is familiar with the local environment and who has operated a pro sports team before. Wilby doesn't tick either box so please tell me why you think it is a good idea?

Why is it the toughest market? There are lots of people, lots of money, we only need to be attractive to a very small proportion of them to be successful.

Nobody would choose a double glazing salesman as the ideal CEO, yet here we are 25+ years later and GH is the most successful in the game.

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15 hours ago, scotchy1 said:

Why is NY the toughest market in the toughest city?

Its a huge, rich city, with a lot of expats and young people.

People seem to labour under this weird impression that to be successful we need to 'break' New York. like we are going up against the Giants, the Jets, The knicks and the Yankees. We arent. We arent trying to take over.

NY is probably amongst the easiest cities to expand in to. Its far easier to try and get your hands a negligibly small piece of something massive than a chunk of something small.

You are mistaken about there being a lot of expats in New York.  As you can see here the combined total UK-born population of all five boroughs is just 26,914, and only a minority of those will be from the northern "heartland" of RL.  Demographically New York is very different from Toronto.

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4 minutes ago, Big Picture said:

You are mistaken about there being a lot of expats in New York.  As you can see here the combined total UK-born population of all five boroughs is just 26,914, and only a minority of those will be from the northern "heartland" of RL.  Demographically New York is very different from Toronto.

I didnt say british expats.

I meant nothing more than there is a lot of people who have moved there and as such hold little to no affiliation to the status quo. Far easier markets to break in to with new products

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10 minutes ago, scotchy1 said:

Why is it the toughest market? There are lots of people, lots of money, we only need to be attractive to a very small proportion of them to be successful.

Nobody would choose a double glazing salesman as the ideal CEO, yet here we are 25+ years later and GH is the most successful in the game.

Look at historical cases. Even football with its huge financial backing struggled for a long time

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2 minutes ago, Yorkshire Knight said:

Look at historical cases. Even football with its huge financial backing struggled for a long time

and yet there are lots and lots and lots of sports teams in New York.

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5 minutes ago, Yorkshire Knight said:

And you just proved my point

If your point was that places with lots of sports teams are a struggle to break in to its not a good point.

New York is a big place buddy. They could have a club comfortably the biggest in SL and it would barely break the surface. This doesnt make it harder, it makes it much easier.

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1 minute ago, scotchy1 said:

If your point was that places with lots of sports teams are a struggle to break in to its not a good point.

I mean that's only one reason. But don't get me wrong, I think it's absolutely possible. I just don't think it's possible with Wilby

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