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The Grinder

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  1. Quite right, old age catching up with me, but you know where I meant at least
  2. OG get there early and get yourself to the Under Bar for a beer then walk up to the ground
  3. The Pump and Truncheon in Blackpool was (is) always good for real ale and a traditional pub with a good selection of beers. There are a couple of other traditional pubs in Blackpool that have 1 or 2 real ales on. I've had a few beers with Bentlyman in the Pump and Truncheon.
  4. BB, Do you want food before or after the game (just trying to square that with you arriving at 2.45)? If it is before the game the Featherstone Hotel (Top House) would be the best place to go, but be aware that I would recommend getting there early (it is not unusual for them to run out of Sunday roasts). If it is after the game then I'd recommend the Shuhag Indian restaurant.
  5. BSJ, it is above 3999 standing or above 9999 in total to require the COVID pass
  6. POR, How do you know Bayley Gill will be behind the other three half backs, could Maca see Chizzy being our FB or could he be better than the half backs that we already have for example? Plus he has played centre and hooker as well, so who is to say that Maca doesn't see him playing in another position to half back? Either way he brings utility value at least if we have injuries. So let's see how he goes and give him our backing when he pulls on a Fev shirt. PS There where a number of people questioning the signing of Nu Brown last year and his signing didn't turn out too badly for us.
  7. George, Thanks for coming back with an answer, but given the signing we have just made (Joey) I suspect that your prediction couldn't have been better timed. Roll on to the first game I can't wait for next season to start.
  8. So you got me intrigued enough to go and find out the facts so I have just gone out and googled the 2020 season ticket costs and it was £225 for 13 games details can be found here: https://www.featherstonerovers.co.uk/news/2020-togetherasone-memberships-pass-2019-total-OyOlI/ and for the 2021 season they where £200 for 11 games (details can be found here: https://www.featherstonerovers.co.uk/news/2021-memberships-now-available-for-collection-I8NIH/). So in fact the costs didn't stay the same between 2019/2020 and 2021, in fact the cost per game went up 88p per game on a season ticket compared to 2020 and up £2.80 compared to 2019. So in 2020 that was £17.30 per game and for 2021 is was £18.18, though a number of games for 2021 had to be streamed at the beginning of the year. For this coming season it is £240 for 13 games so £18.46 per game Obviously this ignores any early bird offer that is not available this year and as far as I can see was also not available for the 2021 season. The adult memberships for 2019 were £200 for 13 games so were £15.38 per game (details can be found here: https://twitter.com/FevRoversRLFC/status/1037390169400389632?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1037390169400389632%7Ctwgr%5Ehb_2_7%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.totalrl.com%2Fforums%2Findex.php%3Fapp%3Dcoremodule%3Dsystemcontroller%3Dembedurl%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FFevRovers%2Fstatus%2F1037390169400389632 The 2019 membership cost was the same cost as 2018 (£200) when there was only 11 games (the league was increased in 2019 to 14 teams from 12 in 2018), so £18.18 per game in 2018. sorry for all the drivel, but hope it makes sense. In summary then, the cost per game for the season tickets over the last 4 seasons and the coming season were/are: 2018: £18.18 (11 games) 2019: £15.38 (13 games) 2020: £17.30 (13 games) 2021: £18:18 (11 games) 2022: £18:46 (13 games) So the costs per game for season tickets has increased by 28p from 2018 to 2022, noting that in 2019 the cost per game went down significantly and have increased since. If 200 people (20%) don't buy season tickets this year having bought them last year then I guess that the club will have to reconsider the costs for 2023. Though personally I suspect a 28p increase per game would not be the main factor for people not buying a season ticket (it is more likely to be other pressures on personal home incomes and outgoings will be bigger factors). Also re potential £11k loss, in fact if the potential missing 200 pay £22 (or £20 early bird) prices per home game and they only go to only half the games the club will take over £24k (200 people x 6 games x £20) therefore not losing £11k income at all, so overall the club will be better off with the new prices
  9. I may have this wrong since I can’t be 100% sure on the costs for season tickets last year, but if my memory serves me well season tickets were £200 for 11 home games, about £18.18 per game and £240 for 13 home games this year which equates to £18.46 per game. An increase of 28p per game. As I say I might have the figures for last year wrong, but assuming I’m close that doesn’t sound like much of an increase. The thing that is different this year is the fact that there is no early bird prices. I guess the club doesn’t feel like they need the cash at the minute like they have in previous year, which has to be a good thing.
  10. Player's agent (maybe) trying to generate interest in the player?
  11. But how can you justify a play-off system without an uneven fixture list? As you know I'd prefer home/away fixture, top team auto up and a play-off game(s) for a 2nd promotion spot. However it is not where we are. The SL only want to allow one team up, the RFL want play-offs to extend the season for clubs (for example last season bar Fev & Toulouse plus the clubs fighting against relegation if it had been 1 up without play-offs most teams would have nothing to play for by July).
  12. Yes too much - you need an uneven set of games to justify the play-offs Personally I would go with the league placings from the year before (this would give Leigh v Fev, Fax v Batley, Bulls v Whitehaven, etc.) However assuming we go with local derbies/matches that produce the biggest crowds, then I think you have to start with Cumbria, where there are three teams to deal with needing a fourth with the logical choices being Widnes or Newcastle, so something like the following may work if looking at geography: Whitehaven v Workington, Barrow v Newcastle, York v Fev, Batley v Dewsbury, Fax v Bulls, Sheffield v London and Leigh v Widnes. However if you want two big games / big crowds to end each day then this would possibly give: Leigh v Fev, Widnes v Bulls, Whitehaven v Workington, Barrow v Newcastle, Batley v Dewsbury, Sheffield v London and Fax v York .
  13. As George says difficult to organise, for example you would not know until the Sunday/Monday before whether you are playing Saturday or Sunday. Personally I would go with the league placings from the year before (this would give Leigh v Fev, Fax v Batley, Bulls v Whitehaven, etc.) However assuming we go with local derbies/matches that produce the biggest crowds, then I think you have to start with Cumbria, where there are three teams to deal with needing a fourth with the logical choices being Widnes or Newcastle, so something like the following may work if looking at geography: Whitehaven v Workington, Barrow v Newcastle, York v Fev, Batley v Dewsbury, Fax v Bulls, Sheffield v London and Leigh v Widnes. However if you want two big games / big crowds to end each day then this would possibly give: Leigh v Fev, York v Bulls, Whitehaven v Workington, Barrow v Widnes, Batley v Dewsbury, Sheffield v London and Fax v Newcastle.
  14. George, I think York have a chance of the top 6 but not counting chickens until I have seen how the recruitment has gone for all the teams, so I will make some assessments at end of the year. With Leigh, Newcastle, Fev, Halifax, Batley and Bradford all looking strong at this point in time. Out of interest which two teams do you think will finish higher than Fev?
  15. George, Where do you think York will finish in the 2022 season (I'm sure Coolie would be interested to know at the very least)
  16. There is to be a limit on the number of home games shown, but from what I can see no limit on away games. Therefore even if the number of home games was limited to 2 (out of 13) I'd still not be surprised for the likes of Fev & Leigh to be picked for 6 or 7 Monday night games.
  17. Bentleyman, I’ll see you next year even after Fev win for a Fax game or 2. Assuming we end up with a free Sunday we you play Leigh I’ll aim to be there.
  18. H, You can’t truely believe this can you? If TO had played all their regular season games they still would have had to come to the UK for these games, so where is the hardship for them? They have chosen to play in a UK league with the hope of getting to the holy grail of SL, and having to come to the UK for those away fixtures comes with that. In truth TO have had it relatively easy from a playing perspective, a game every two weeks as full time players has meant the have turned out fresh every game, meaning a lack of injuries for them that have occurred to all the other championship sides. Now none of this is there fault, it is just the way of the world at the moment, but to say they have had it “stacked against them” is just laughable. Now if you want to talk about how the pandemic has affected their finances, etc. then that becomes a different conversation.
  19. A wide pitch will suit Fev just fine will make the feel like their at home on their own wide pitch.
  20. Hi Maureen, it’s good to see the club putting some information out, but having read the details it doesn’t give anymore details than those post on FB or here. it would be good for all the Fev fans to buy tickets for the same section if we could organise it that way.
  21. I thought I'd start this as a separate thread to the game thread it's self that MLP has started. Firstly you can buy tickets for the game here: https://billetterie.to13.com/fr/meeting/311/finale/stade-ernest-wallon-toulouse/10-10-2021/19h00?fbclid=IwAR2W5LWEPjREIBwYZe9ZPcL7bHtWwXiPldUpUXO0_Cd3s97Dl2L80kfRvvg You click on the area of the ground you want to buy tickets for. Currently there are only two stands open, East and West. Tickets for the East stand are 9 euro and tickets for the West stand 18 euro. We have bought tickets for the East stand near gate 11 (Porte 11). Hope some of you can join us in this area so we can make some noise together. Some things to look out for when buying tickets: The options for reduced ticket prices (4 euro and 1 Euro in the east stand) are based on the following criteria: (1): rate reserved for students, high school students, disabled people and job seekers - on presentation of proof on the day of the match at the entrance to the stadium (2): proof will be requested from the ticket holder at each access control in the stadium (Children 6-16). The children under 6 years old do not have an appointed place in the stadium. If necessary, the parents should keep the child on their knees. Under 6 can get in for free but you have to contact the club. When you register the French for UK is "Royaume-Uni" - hopefully will reduce your search time for the country, it took me a while. I had an issue when trying to get to the payment page. To achieve this I had to change the language setting back to French (I was using google translate to English). After switching back to French then on the basket page the button bottom right changed to "Checkout" which when clicked on allowed me to go pay. Hope to see as many of you in Toulouse as can make the trip.
  22. Good luck in France tomorrow. Hope you show up well.
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