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Haribo to invest in Super League?

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9 minutes ago, DavidM said:

MOM will be worth winning if it’s a load of cola bottles 

NO! Do not listen to this man. Do put 4 (four) Tangfastics in your gob in one go. Wow! This is living.

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I don't buy sweets very often, but sometimes there's nothing that'll do but a bag of Tangfastics.

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44 minutes ago, Man of Kent said:

Robert Elstone talks potential new investors in Super League 

Nothing but talk as of yet, but good to see he’s thinking big.

Just released video of the SL chiefs with Haribo in their board meeting, Elstone easily identifiable he is the one with the red tie.

 

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Haribo are actually based in Pontefract, not Castleford. Just as close, if not closer to Featherstone.

Wouldnt it be ironic if Elstone 'introduced' RL to Haribo (they probably already know about it!) and they decided to sponsor Featherstone?

Basically that report just picks three random companies based in broadly Rugby League areas!

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MORALE-IBO. Woodbines for the 21st C😁😁

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Well we are getting slightly more respectable in the food sponsorship department. Mushy peas to sweets is a big step, in a few years we might be at caviar! 

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2 minutes ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

Well we are getting slightly more respectable in the food sponsorship department. Mushy peas to sweets is a big step, in a few years we might be at caviar! 

Or forced rhubarb...!

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1 hour ago, Mr Plow said:

League Leaders Shield will be replaced by a giant fried egg

So that will be an immediate improvement...!

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11 minutes ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

Well we are getting slightly more respectable in the food sponsorship department. Mushy peas to sweets is a big step, in a few years we might be at caviar! 

Mushy peas are Yorkshire caviar!

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27 minutes ago, paulwalker71 said:

Haribo are actually based in Pontefract, not Castleford. Just as close, if not closer to Featherstone.

Wouldnt it be ironic if Elstone 'introduced' RL to Haribo (they probably already know about it!) and they decided to sponsor Featherstone?

Basically that report just picks three random companies based in broadly Rugby League areas!

Exactly, just a guy getting paid a shed load of cash to use sound bites, like Rimmer.

Some huge business is based in RL areas and have been contacted hundreds of times by clubs in that area as well as the RFL when looking for major sponsors for the league. They are not interested. Why would they put cash into this shower who change their structure mid season and film press conferences on mobile phones placed on a table at an angle? They could put the same amount of money into Soccer and be met with professional set up's that will get them a return on their investments.

The quicker people realise the sport is on it's ###### and at absolute rock bottom the better. Rather than trying to get blue chip companies involved I would suggest targeting companies that are owned by people who actually like RL which is what Martin Flynn at Hunslet did when getting Clipper on board with a big financial investment. They didn't even want their logo on the shirts it was purely out of love for the club/sport but the club knew that the owner was a passionate RL fan.

When I was at Featherstone Red Bull used to supply the club with tons of free product as one of their premises are local to Fev and I believe cash was involved too. Skolars have several financial institutions backing them from the City of London area. Sponsorship from big business is there if clubs go and look for it however just plucking random companies out of thin air is no more than lazy.

Smith and Nephew for Hull FC, CO-OP Bank for Salford, Heathrow Aipport for London Broncos and Sellafield for Whitehaven.

See, its dead easy, you too can be just like Rob Elstone if you wanted to be.

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3 minutes ago, jayemm said:

Mushy peas are Yorkshire caviar!

I've heard that, and I would acknowledge its usage in that county. All fine, as long as ownership of the dish is not claimed. Mushy peas are certainly part of the cuisine on the other side of the pennines.

I'd accept their place in the culinary excellence of the North

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1 hour ago, paulwalker71 said:

Haribo are actually based in Pontefract, not Castleford. Just as close, if not closer to Featherstone.

Wouldnt it be ironic if Elstone 'introduced' RL to Haribo (they probably already know about it!) and they decided to sponsor Featherstone?

Basically that report just picks three random companies based in broadly Rugby League areas!

I'd say it's more Normanton. Just as you leave Jct31 of the M62.

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1 hour ago, paulwalker71 said:

Haribo are actually based in Pontefract, not Castleford. Just as close, if not closer to Featherstone.

Wouldnt it be ironic if Elstone 'introduced' RL to Haribo (they probably already know about it!) and they decided to sponsor Featherstone?

Basically that report just picks three random companies based in broadly Rugby League areas!

And is now also based in a larger complex in Castleford at the bottom of whitwood, at the side of the M62.

23 minutes ago, Monkey Lover said:

Exactly, just a guy getting paid a shed load of cash to use sound bites, like Rimmer.

Some huge business is based in RL areas and have been contacted hundreds of times by clubs in that area as well as the RFL when looking for major sponsors for the league. They are not interested. Why would they put cash into this shower who change their structure mid season and film press conferences on mobile phones placed on a table at an angle? They could put the same amount of money into Soccer and be met with professional set up's that will get them a return on their investments.

In terms of reputation Elstone is the best Super League has had at the top for a while. If some of the large companies in RL areas have rejected us like you say, why not try with a recent Premier League CEO who has extended experience of handling large companies? And if he wasn't to try, people would criticise that he didn't. 
 

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Haribo is a German company based in Bonn.

"Haribo's key brands in the UK are Starmix, Tangfastics, Supermix, and Maoam, with Maoam being its own line of chewy sweets. Haribo makes Pontefract Cakes at their factory in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, and other locations."

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Hopefully things don't turn sour..

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28 minutes ago, jensonn said:

In terms of reputation Elstone is the best Super League has had at the top for a while. If some of the large companies in RL areas have rejected us like you say, why not try with a recent Premier League CEO who has extended experience of handling large companies? And if he wasn't to try, people would criticise that he didn't. 
 

Well said.

And presumably he has a plan he wants these companies to invest in. Hopefully it’s not just a case of ‘We’re skint, please give us some cash.’

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