The permanent giant tv screen is going ahead and will be used for the first time when Leeds arrive on Easter Monday. Seems to be costing an arm & a leg & they are asking everybody to contribute. Just this past week one of their many supporters groups donated €1,000 to the fund and next months official squad presentation in Carcassonne will be expected to make a contribution too.
The club are heading to Paris in the new year to talk to Charles Bietry & his people at Beinsport television about how they can work closer together. Should be interesting as the new kids on the block are making waves since their launch earlier this year.
They quote a healthy budget of €7.5M with season ticket sales expected to pass 5,000 for the first time – numbers already up 10% on last year. The new club shop has been very well received. Having the Samoa WC game there as well as the French Championship Final in May at Brutus should further add to its profitability.
Laurent Frayssinous’s squad with 20 French & ten overseas players on board with the latter including three with British passports; Blanch, Henderson & Pryce. But Guasch sees the first French coach in SL as being the catalyst which will bring through a new wave of young French players for the first time. Newcomers in the squad named this week being Cardace; Barthau, Maria, Larroyer and Pala with others such as Escare, Robin, Guasch and Miloudi threatening to make an impact before the year is out. The clubs feeder outfit St Esteve are under Steve Deakin- Luke Swain having their best ever season with wins already against Lezignan and Carcassonne.
Edited by audois, 26 December 2012 - 11:14 AM.