Please get real Keeny.
This "Calder" club cannot happen until 2015 by which time Chase and Clark will be gone.
By 2015 2,500 Fev fans will be lining up for Superleague at last. Do you really think they will back Calder under those circumstances. Again get real. Let's debate rugby League not fantasy Rugby league.
Mr. Glover is the leading light at Wakefield and he must be looking forward to putting well over the current 8,000 into Newmarket and kicking on from there.
Do you want to write to him and ask him if he's going to abandon that and set up a Calder club there?? Shall I write and ask??
What do you think 8,000 Wakefield Trinity fans would say if told 2015 will be Calder United??
With the shaky prospect of whether this will work or not which big name players will the club sign with whose money??
Or will players decide there's a more secure salary and future going to Hull and Leeds as ussual. How is a club that many locals will have a massive animosity to be attractive to the next Darryl Clark??
When you intimate that people are sympathetic to the idea on this thread, how many exactly and out of those who will go??
you say "The combined commercial opportunities would help plug any initial losses".
On what evidence? Surely the main sponsors of all three clubs are fans of those clubs. Have you checked if they are for a Calder United because I bet they are not.
You are a very naughty boy pitching for a Calder United yet telling us all is OK in Hull, Rovers just need to work out how to get 15,000 crowds.
I have to say, on the point of sponsors, don't you think we should be looking for main sponsors of our clubs to be from market leaders in a business sector? Isn't that what we are aiming at through putting the game on TV?
If we only want to aim for local benefactors to back our sport, then why televise the game at all? This is a particular irk of mine. Often people criticise the league for not attracting big sponsors, but the clubs themselves devalue the competition by failing to realise the true value which skysport provides.
Returning to the original question, it's where do we want to be at the top level if our sport, do we want the multinational superleague which created such hype when it was proposed back in the 90s, or are we happy to stay as we are and hope the growth of so many other sports, especially after such a successful Olympics, does not affect us?