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  1. beIN to broadcast the World Cup in France.
    8 points
  2. We were told by the RFL that we beat Newcastle in virtually every criteria bar facilities when we were denied promotion. Crowds, community club set-up, ourleague members, social media numbers etc etc but were also told that they had every confidence we would achieve Championship status on our own and Newcastle needed a leg up. It was a kick in the teeth to be told we had the strongest bid yet denied promotion. There seems to be a fixation with having big cities in Super League but we have a massive catchment area with no rugby league clubs on our doorstep. We have had schools from Levens, Milnthorpe and Kendal this season. For me, the most important thing is to have strong community foundations and crowds. No matter how you paint it the TV companies do not want to see clubs with 500 crowds . We are improving our crowds but we must continue to forge links with the community and start to think 3000, then 3500 then 4000. We are getting the kids interested and I'm sure we can continue to grow Once you get the crowds in the ground everything comes a little easier like selling sponsorship, match day hospitality, selling events, grants for community work etc etc
    7 points
  3. They should go to the Sun instead . At night of course when it’s not as hot
    5 points
  4. As mentioned on other threads the kids we've had playing this summer at Sheffield Tigers have really enjoyed their exposure to league. We'll wait to see for sure but i'm pretty confident it will add to their Union game too, but we will see in the next few weeks. Most are really looking forward to going again next season. If kids get the opportunity they rarely have the ingrained hatred of adults and especially in newer areas.. Eagles IMHO are moving in the right direction of where their focus is and a few more junior clubs, even if union off shoots, would be a really good improvement both in terms of the player pool but also spectators.
    5 points
  5. 5 points
  6. I would like to thank all those unsung heroes who are the members of squadbuilder ... your contributions made the signing of Reiss possible!! In a season where the budgets will be tighter than ever initiatives like Squadbuilder can make a real positive difference!! ... Thank you!!
    5 points
  7. Thank you for your sacrifice. You're doing well for someone who's been dead for 80 years.
    4 points
  8. I really hope Fev and Leigh don't go up just to see how this forum copes with it.
    4 points
  9. Every time development is mentioned someone brings up ''Ah but, football..... or RaRa....blah ...blah ....blah'' None of that makes any difference to our ability to unearth people (like me) who would prefer Rugby League over everything else. Why do some of our so-called supporters/fans find it so difficult to believe that for a certain percentage of the general population, Rugby League would/can become their favourite sport? What's missing, is the mechanism to find them, expose them to the game, persist long enough for the kids to realise they love it and then provide the opportunities to continue to play, for the rest of their active lives. I believe that SL, RFL, and BARLA, as so called ''governing bodies'' have been shamefully, woefully remiss in not continually (for as far back as you like) creating, maintaining and expanding that mechanism. It can be done, it does work, it's not magic but you've got to man-up, accept the responsibility as the games custodians, stop whining and get on with it. As far as I can see, BARLA play no part in the development of our sport. I sense a wide rift between the RFL and BARLA and I believe it badly damages our games prospects and has done for decades.
    4 points
  10. ........or it could be that the club is in the sh't because of the unaffordable contracts offered to bang average players that the previous Chair and BOD signed at the end of last season and start of this year!! .....and maybe, just maybe (well hopefully) the current BOD most of whom joined part way through the season are working their socks off in the background to ensure structures are put in place and trying to find a much needed cash injection to secure the club's future !! In regards to the current Chair, I take it you know the guy personally to come onto a public forum and make a statement like that? A good board needs a balance of experience, and they should all have different strengths, marketing, accounting, good communicator, a hard nosed negotiator etc......
    4 points
  11. Been a while since I said a word. Been very interesting to see the opinions of my fellow Yeds over the course of what has been a disappointing season. I can't comment on the performances obviously but seems like the kids have done their best and the older heads haven't performed...that's gleaned from Mr H's podcast the other week. If we have to ask if the Wigan lads will play then we are doomed imho, these lads seem to have injected a bit of go forward into us and when they don't play we lack something. Looking from afar please next season can we have a side that pulls their tripe out for the shirt. We seem to have capitulated every single time we go behind, compete for a half then ......nothing. why? Bad coaching? Bad players? Shocking season imho, can't blame the coach really,been tied down by no ambition. Next season if we are to survive we need to sign some quality ala Keighley. Can we afford it? Win against Hunslet is glossing over the fact we ain't beat one side in the top 6 all season,and one result could get us in the playoffs Not good enough this year. It's been embarrassing. Remember when we had a journeyman side under Naylor? Many people said sack the coach, the players were rubbish etc,but we fought hard, a never say die attitude but won this division. This season has been tough. It's done. We won't win nowt, we need to rebuild the team now not the club, the off field stuff is fab but the bottom line is without a side people believe in, no one goes. Let's win this game get battered at Hornets and rebuild. The recruitment has let us down massively, just like the squad in the Championship,that was top 8 according to Diskin. Stuart Littler hasn't turn into a bad coach overnight,but simply has been hamstrung. All the best guys. Enjoy dipping into the forum every now and again and seeing the passion that exists. We all want a successful Oldham, maybe Flat Cap Frank has a couple of bob to help us!! OTID
    4 points
  12. Is this. https://www.roosters.com.au/news/2022/08/30/roosters-home-return-sold-out/
    3 points
  13. £1 million to League 1, who currently now get barely a third of what they did then, across fewer teams. Over £2 million a season to 12 teams in the Championship, starting at £125k and maxing out at over £800k up the sliding scale, really wasn't a bad deal at all for a comp no broadcasters pay anything significant for now.
    3 points
  14. Aye they had offsprings.
    3 points
  15. Welcome back mate. I never called for Naylor's head,he did alot with next to nothing. The team grafted win or lose. I'm of the opinion that we've been knackered since Scott left. Signing the coach we did after that was a disaster. I don't know where we go from here.
    3 points
  16. And Fev are waiting for Batleys to finish
    3 points
  17. It's a shame the way the season has played out for him in a way - we looked brillliant until Dodd got injured and it's been chopping and changing week to week ever since, but the toughness he has instilled was enough to keep us at the top of the table. Here's hoping Hopoate returns for the play-offs because if he does, we have a real chance to make it 4.
    3 points
  18. There was a decent amount of money filtered down though,the trouble was it was largely snaffled up by the top few Championship teams in the guise of “prize money” and parachute payments.
    3 points
  19. If Wane picks Sarginson, the RFL should sack him straight away!
    3 points
  20. Like others have said, Im really not sure on this one. My theory is we will put a full team out for this one, Gwaze I imagine will play to get some minutes under his belt and I imagine JWH will be brought back in, and then we will rest players against Fev the week after even if the fans don't like it. If we go over there with a full team then we have to treat it in the way we would an away semi with Fev and look at it as potential prep for that game. If we do that I think we could win by a decent margin maybe 20 or so points especially on a pitch that really suits the way we play. If Grix uses this game to rotate players then it should be a really competitive game for the cameras and I wouldnt be surprised if we slipped up. Again though as has been mentioned we probably owe them one from the home game where the conditions suited Widnes down to the ground and i imagine that will be at the back of the players minds. One thing I can't see is Grix resting players in both games and risking going in to the home playoff game rusty.
    3 points
  21. @Tosh This is what the Eagles Foundation is doing, as was how I got into Rugby League (cough) 30 years ago, by the Eagles coming to train us at City School in Sheffield, and they did offers such as kids in free and parents in for a fiver. What the Eagles and Donny need to do is cross promote the sport with the Football Clubs, Basketball and Ice Hockey, and get people in when those games aren't on.. Most Eagles fans are also fans of either Wednesday or the other poor football team in Sheffield The Eagles used to be advertised everywhere in Sheffield, on the buses, trams, in the local papers... now there is too much reliance on Social Media, and not everyone is on Social Media, email and the old school media is the way to reach people... print out some flyers to give out at schools...
    3 points
  22. The official capacity is 45,500
    3 points
  23. The ground hasn't changed one bit since it was built so not sure how that aspect could have improved. A link road on the A57 was built a few years back which improved traffic flow to/from the ground which is the main improvement. However, the stadium location was never as big an issue as away fans made it out. I mean it's barely a quarter of a mile from the M60 so easily accessible for fans from both sides of the Pennines. Sure it takes a bit of time to get away from the ground after the game but that's the same at most SL grounds. Plenty of ways around having to use the club car park if you're worried about getting home 10 minutes quicker after the game. Park at Salford Roosters and walk the 15/20 mins to the ground (or park on one of the terrace streets near Peel Green Roundabout) or at Barton airport which is a 10 minute walk from the ground. Hell, you can even rock up an hour before the game and have a pint in the Barley Farm Pub, a 5 min walk from the ground and get free parking! Some RL Fans will use any excuse not to travel to away games and the inaccessibility myth just snowballed due to all the waffle spread online.
    3 points
  24. No idea - point is they did and have the ability to sell far more this time. I do know the club has done well to survive following possibly the worst facilitated ground move in the history of sport. Destroying their home - needlessly given Cas and other Yorkie stadiums - moving next to a sewage farm with zero infrastructure was bound to impact. Club has superb leadership, hugely improved community links - and is living within it means and growing, steadily but surely. If bid for stadium accepted it will be a bright new future for RL in GM.
    3 points
  25. 3 points
  26. Must be nothing to talk about on the Haven forum.
    2 points
  27. Nah it’s Doncaster were we get our players fromplus Hunslet’s team is made up with majority of ex or present Dewsbury players
    2 points
  28. So do a lot of other clubs , just glad he chose us
    2 points
  29. There is no doubt a lot of clubs can learn from following the Raiders blue print. I just hope the blinkered people at the RFL give them some credit for all the hard work that has obviously gone in off the pitch.
    2 points
  30. It's been rumoured for some time that he was going to be Wayne Bennet's assistant at the Dolphins in 2023 and be head coach from 2024 onwards. I can't see him going there without the promise of being the boss in the next couple of years.
    2 points
  31. Depends who it is.....
    2 points
  32. I can see the point of going to the moon once just to see what its like and have an alien experience with no sound or atmosphere - but no point going more than that - a bit like a visit to the John Smiths stadium
    2 points
  33. No, I read it as a record for sales in a weekend, last best sales weekend was in October 2020.
    2 points
  34. If there is one rule in Rugby League when Thomas Leuluai is playing it's 'don't run at the little guy, that won't work today'.
    2 points
  35. RECORD BREAKING WEEKEND ANNOUNCED FOR TICKET SALES Tickets for the biggest, best and most inclusive Rugby League World Cup are selling fast, with sales reaching a record-high, exceeding the previous record set back in October 2020. After celebrating 50DTG at the start of the weekend, which also triggered the beginning of their national advertising campaign, organisers have seen a surge in demand, with low availability reported across multiple categories. As excitement builds ahead of the opening game at St James' Park, fans have been quick to secure their place for England Men v Samoa Men on Saturday 15 October, meaning the East Stand, Gallowgate East Corner Stand and the Leazes East Corner Stand have now fully sold out. The two stadium ends – Gallowgate Stand and Leazes Stand (Lower Bowl) - also received significant interest, with both over 70% sold. Further to the demand seen in Newcastle, tickets continue to sell fast across the three tournaments, with categories selling out across the double-header finals at Old Trafford and England Men v France Men at the University of Bolton Stadium.
    2 points
  36. I think Dewsbury are waiting for Hunslets season to finish
    2 points
  37. With neither team having enough players to name full first team squads recently, I did wonder how on earth the reserve team derby scheduled for Friday night could go ahead but Rovers have answered that question by conceding the fixture. Or to put it more realistically, the reserve team game will now take place on Saturday at the MKM with a 3pm kick off.
    2 points
  38. I don't think he's actually confirmed which position he's taking up in the NRL ? Good luck to him wherever he ends up, been a great coach for Saints and could sign off as the most successful coach ever at the club (in terms of trophies per years as head coach)
    2 points
  39. Great news. Make sure you all give these tweets a like!
    2 points
  40. This is why 2 x 10's wont work, would the two stepping down from SL be on less funding - No, would what funding is available be shared out equally by 20 clubs - No, would the 10 clubs that remain in SL take less funding say 1.2 million to give the other 10 approx 800K - No As in the disparity you Identify it is tge money available through funding or the owners that finds a clubs position.
    2 points
  41. That’s absolutely absurd considering that Sydney already has the SCG, the Sydney show grounds and the NSO for both cricket and AFL.
    2 points
  42. It's like a totalrl 101 on the issues with buying a ticket for RL events.
    2 points
  43. Went to my first non-league football match in a few years tonight. I forgot how much I love non-league football and sport at that level in general. I took in Beverley Town v Swallownest in the Northern Counties East League Division One. £3.50 to get in. There was myself and 271 other passionate supporters of amateur sport. It had a nice rain and someone's conservatory almost got smashed by a stray ball and someone had taken their dog to the game. It isn't non-league sport if there isn't a dog present. I really enjoyed it! I think I'll become a regular down there now!
    2 points
  44. Its gonna be a long hard slog for the club but I'm sure the board of directors will get it sorted . There are people working very hard behind the scenes to put structures in place they don't happen overnight. I don't doubt that Chris has made enemies and upset Former and present players but that's the nature of the beast. He has been working long hours and has taken a massive cut in his salary along with the players that's credit to his commitment to Workington Town. I serious don't think putting in place 2 present players would at this present time be helpful for the club. The biggest problem was that the club wasn't ready for promotion it came to early I'm sure the club will attract local players in the years ahead especially when they play in a brand new stadium..Good luck to the club and it's supporters
    2 points
  45. Maybe not if Salford get there. Could be the only chance many Utd fans see the Red Devils lift some silverware
    2 points
  46. https://postcourier.com.pg/nrl-bound/
    2 points
  47. South Yorkshire could and should be a rich source of junior talent development at grassroots level for both the South Yorkshire semi-professional teams and super league sides with a population of 1.5 million on our “doorstep.”
    2 points
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