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  1. He never won a Grand Final. Anyway one players name we have all possibly mentioned but have no idea what he did after "its wide to WEST" Dwayne West
  2. I know the feeling, im a saints fan but a RL supporter first these days. I want saints to win next Saturday but i wont be disappointed if salford win and create a great RL story that could benefit the whole sport
  3. Well played Oldham they deserve promotion due to their on field performance. But i wont hide my disappointment. Newcastle offer so much more to the sport. A good stadium, vision, ambition and a clear plan, they are growing their supporter base and brand by the year and have a great junior development setup. Oldham on the other hand are one of many clubs that live month to month and offer very little.
  4. Because they understand the difference to big games and a standard fixture.
  5. Turn up all year to home games on a thursday, friday, saturday, and sundays for games that are worth 2 points. Then the playoffs arrive when the best 5 sides battle it out with some games being sudden death for a place at the theatre of dreams in front of 70k........... And rugby league fans want it for free on their season ticket or they dont want to pay more then a tenner. These players have battled every week through a season that is way too long to achieve a playoff position. Surely that in itself deserves fans to pay £20-30 to turn up and support the players when its really needed. Rugby league is also in the entertainment business and if they put a show/match on. Then like everybody else in sport and entertainment they are entitled to charge an entrance fee. Unfortunately the sport has had so many freebies and discounted tickets at grand finals, cup finals, international matches that its created a culture that always expects cheap tickets and freebies and some dont realise its actually a business too. I might go The cinema tomorrow and watch a 3 hour film and the walk out with 20 mins remaining as basically thats what 1000s of RL fans seem to do. I must be different as i actually got rid of my season ticket ages ago as some league games felt like they didnt really matter...... But i always made sure i went tbe playoffs and cup games
  6. Or the 5-6000 regulars actually turn up to a game that genuinely matters.
  7. Dont be bringing facts into this the game is booming now.
  8. Add to that the sporting public could actually name rugby league players too.
  9. If the tv contract is not renewed super league will mainly be part time as i cannot see many owners willing to plug the £2million hole that is left. If it does go part time and is no longer on tv that will also have a detrimental effect on sponsorship as a part time sport that isnt on tv clubs will struggle to get any decent sponsorship deals. If this is to happen thats when i think the clubs could be approached by RU/broadcasters.
  10. They would tap into the region, Preston, chorley, skem, bolton and other parts of lancs. Look at wasps, they moved them 110 miles to coventry in December 2014 and now attract 15k+ to games and have also had 30k+ at home matches. Union could put a premiership match on at anfield or Newcastle and they would attract more then 1 day of magic. Union may not have much of a foothold in the north but its profile is probably still higher.
  11. I agree fans would dessert those teams but new ones over time would be found. Id imagine there would be big money involved so that would cover any attendance losses. RU knows how to sell its sport.
  12. I got laughed at on twitter a few seasons back for suggesting that rugby league is going to end up in the brown stuff cash wise and then along will come RU with a broadcaster or huge ££ from an investor and they will hoover up the top northern RL sides that geographically fill the spaces that Union need to make the profession domestic league fully national. The RL clubs will be left with no choice but to accept the ££.
  13. York a city that population of 210,000. A solid base of around 2,500 fans with great potential for more, add to this a new stadium with 8k capacity. Its definitely a city that will attract away fans for a day out too. They even have a womans team. For me they tick alot of boxes and have huge potential.
  14. Rugby in an arena setup. It can be done as shown here.
  15. Fans would have to purchase day tickets plus there would food/drinks to generate revenue, if a sponsor could be found for the event that could go to hire the venue so there are possible revenues streams.
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