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Good news if true,as Elstone said,lets dtop changing things for changes sake.

The idea of Coventry is ludicrous and Manchester is already well served.

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Can they make their minds up soon so we can make hotel reservations?

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Personally I think it's time to move. Need a change. Newcastle has had Magic Weekend since 2015.

How about London?  (The Olympic Stadium)

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16 minutes ago, Rage said:

Personally I think it's time to move. Need a change. Newcastle has had Magic Weekend since 2015.

How about London?  (The Olympic Stadium)

There are no bars/pubs around the Olympic Stadium and its hard to get to. Ask any West Ham fan. 

I think it’s ok for internationals but not something like Magic

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Would it be an idea to kick the event off with a Newcastle Thunder vs another League One side?  

If we want to use Magic to help generate more interest in the sport in the North East then it seems a no brainer that we should introduce curious locals to their team.

Also let’s have heritage round rather than the weird non traditional kits.

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8 minutes ago, Mr Plow said:

There are no bars/pubs around the Olympic Stadium and its hard to get to. Ask any West Ham fan. 

 

Happens I was just looking back through some old photos and came across one with me, and several others, in a big pub ten minutes' walk from the ground when England played NZ in 2015.

I won't even comment on 'hard to get to'. It is probably the most connected location in London.

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13 minutes ago, Mr Plow said:

There are no bars/pubs around the Olympic Stadium and its hard to get to. Ask any West Ham fan. 

I think it’s ok for internationals but not something like Magic

I also went to the England V New Zealand in 2015. It only took 10 minutes to walk from Stratford Tube station to the stadium. You can get to central London on the tube in 30 minutes (Loads of bars/pubs).

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9 minutes ago, Rage said:

I also went to the England V New Zealand in 2015. It only took 10 minutes to walk from Stratford Tube station to the stadium. You can get to central London on the tube in 30 minutes (Loads of bars/pubs).

Whilst I agree on the accessibility etc, I think a more accurate thing would be the atmosphere around the ground. That is to say, compared to a Newcastle or a Cardiff, there is very little. 

As Magic is a full day or even weekend for some I think it needs to be something that feels concentrated and welcoming. The area around Olympic Park like the shopping centre also gives the impression that they don't want you there (as sports fans) at times, something which plenty of West Ham fans have pointed out on Social Media.

For comparison, I've been to big events at both Cardiff, Wembley and Olympic. Without a shadow of doubt Cardiff had a better atmosphere in the city as everyone was all in one place. That obviously comes with downsides but for an event like Magic its a similar scenario. In London things can feel very spread out.

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26 minutes ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

Would it be an idea to kick the event off with a Newcastle Thunder vs another League One side?  

If we want to use Magic to help generate more interest in the sport in the North East then it seems a no brainer that we should introduce curious locals to their team.

Also let’s have heritage round rather than the weird non traditional kits.

I've been saying the same for a while. If we can accommodate Toronto vs Toulouse at St James then we can surely get Newcastle Thunder in there. They've been doing some great work on and off the pitch. If York somehow cock things up and play in L1 again next season, I'd love to see Newcastle vs York at St James as the first match.

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5 minutes ago, AB Knight said:

I've been saying the same for a while. If we can accommodate Toronto vs Toulouse at St James then we can surely get Newcastle Thunder in there. They've been doing some great work on and off the pitch. If York somehow cock things up and play in L1 again next season, I'd love to see Newcastle vs York at St James as the first match.

The flipside of this is that they get a bumper crowd (and revenue) on the game they host on the Friday.

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19 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

The flipside of this is that they get a bumper crowd (and revenue) on the game they host on the Friday.

Perhaps Newcastle Thunder could be offered a cut then of the revenue from Magic and also maybe consider the added exposure to new fans from the North East rather than taking the dollar from bored RL fans who happen to be up for the weekend.

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Common sense prevails. Newcastle is the best venue out there for this weekend and the fans wanted it to stay and thankfully it is. 

Coventry and the Taxpayers Olympic Stadium are awful venues with nothing around them. 

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10 hours ago, Rage said:

Personally I think it's time to move. Need a change. Newcastle has had Magic Weekend since 2015.

How about London?  (The Olympic Stadium)

Why?

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I think with the good work of Newcastle Thunder and the good amateur and youth development that is taking place in the region that it makes perfect sense keeping it in Newcastle.

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Can't complain about this, been to magic in Newcastle a couple of times and has been a fantastic experience, great stadium, easy to get to and a great atmosphere in the city! 

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RU will be piling on the promotion for their European competitions finals in May. Another reason to stick with Newcastle and remind the populace that there is a better game in  town.

 

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It should stay at St James park until Newcastle Thunder has grown to become a major player in the Northern Hemisphere game

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Hard to believe but accommodation options and pricing much better in North East than London.

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Newcastle Thunder have just tweeted that once again the average attendance has risen, this time by 7% to 1,022 for the season. Clearly having the MW here the past few years has benefited the club enormously and has gone hand in hand with all the hard work going on behind the scenes to make the matchday experience at Kingston Park a really good one, which it is. Some brilliant prospects coming through the academy on today's evidence and along with the great season ticket offers for next season, and hopefully a promotion challenge, the club should continue to grow over the coming years.

Getting the RL World Cup up here wouldn't do any harm either! 

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2 hours ago, chuffer said:

For a reason that escapes me, i no longer care!

Can we pinch your shirt design please?

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1 hour ago, stevereed100 said:

Hard to believe but accommodation options and pricing much better in North East than London.

Have you booked for both Newcastle and Blackpool next year mate?

If not, make sure you can cancel whichever one you won't be attending.

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9 hours ago, Wiltshire Warrior Dragon said:

Why?

To give another city a chance to host it. It doesn't have to be London. Newcastle has had it for 5 years now. Manchester had it for 3 years previously I think?. What about places like Sheffield or Birmingham? Hopefully you would get new people going.

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