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Ivarr the Boneless

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  1. I think it's fair to say the Broncos fans both here and on the other forum are not representative. Most of us are long term fans. I'm another, 25 years or so fan plus a spell at Prescot Panthers before that. The newer fans typically seem to engage with the club in other ways. With the club reportedly deleting comments and banning posters from Facebook it would be difficult to get a true view even if I was on Facebook, I'm not. My gut feel is the newer fans are probably not quite as disillusioned as the old timers and the % walking away will be lower. The fact that some of the
  2. Two quick points. 1. I do care what MoK thinks. They are exactly the sort of person the club needs to rock up and pay their £25. 2. You can't help a club who don't want to be helped. There have been numerous offers of of help around marketing from both professionals and people with a good track record in other sports as volunteers. The last time the professional offered help he was trolled on another forum by a club employee.
  3. I still believe 99% of Broncos fans are desperate for this move to work, if it doesn't will there be a club left? The club is at a critical point. Central funding has been slashed this season. New income streams are required. I think we all get that. We don't all agree on how it should be done It seems to be largely the long standing fans leaving. We have been through numerous ground changes, this is my sixth, MagicXIII and Quinskolar will have seen more. We have had the same promises about how it will be transformative before. The Quins link up was basically try before you buy
  4. I am aware of conversations between someone at Broncos and someone with a track record in this area. The reason I used words like think is I wasn't present and don't know exactly what was discussed. Suffice to say if growing the fan base / fan engagement wasn't discussed, it's a massive missed opportunity. My optimism is declining given what we are seeing delivered sadly. The optimist in me says maybe we'll see a push once we know the date of the first match at Plough Lane. The pessimist says the recent evidence suggests the existing fans are still of little concern to the club. I ho
  5. The identity of some of the long the fans walking away should be ringing serious alarm bells at the Broncos. In his e-mail to season ticket holders James Milner made it clear renewals were vital given the dramatic drop in central funding. A lot of long standing fans have now posted their goodbyes, though some say they may attend the odd match. Despite this there has been no attempt to contact non renewing season ticket holders and find out why they are off or any serious attempt to retain them as supporters. Madness.
  6. Steve Newcombe is the main man still I believe. They are pretty responsive. He does post on some RL forums and may see this. I won't name the user ID without his permission. lbsarl at icloud.com
  7. Mosy of them. Sadly I've seen people wearing RU related clothing being abused. People have reported on here about Quins RU fans they knew abandoning their RL season tickets due to abuse. I've mentioned a failed attempt to convert a group of friends who were abused for discussing football at half time. There is a small minority of fans who don't seem to understand that everyone has to watch their first ever game and may well already have loyalties to another sport. The fans also have their part to play if this move is to generate a new support base. Newcomers need to be welcomed and e
  8. Sadly it's worse than that. The best players would go north to turn pro. Many of the rest would go semi pro in Union - more money for less travel. Then the next generation would not come through as it is heavily reliant on the Broncos academy system. (Skolars do work here to be fair.) The failure of Broncos as a pro team runs the real risk of killing "professional" i.e. top three tiers RL in London in the not too distant future. I really can't see it leading to two good semi pro sides. I've been a season ticket holder at Broncos, Oxford and Skolars so hope I am wrong...
  9. At least one of the Trust board has high relevant experience too. It's so important to the future of the club I'd hope Broncos would work with with both BOSG and the Trust on this one, with a Broncos person leading the Broncos input.
  10. Understood and I'm not opposed to the committee. I do have reason to suspect the Broncos may be taking fan attraction seriously - at last. They have to. Drawing a new crowd to a club and sport that are basically unknown in the area is a much harder challenge than rebooting a club and sport that are already known in the area. That's why I would be concerned if this was left to BOSG. (The flip side is the Dons link is a real potential positive.)
  11. BOSG are relatively new and have zero relevant track record. Does anyone on BOSG have relevant experience? Does anyone on BOSG have relevant contacts in the relevant geographic area? Does BOSG have sufficient budget? Whatever people think of this move, there is almost universal agreement this is a critical move for the future of Broncos. I would have no issue with individuals from BOSG with relevant skills / experience bring involved. However, if the club simply hand this over to BOSG it will be clear there is no fan attraction / retention strategy behind this move and will strongly
  12. It's worse than that. It was ok on my phone for a while and is now knackered again. Ludicrous it went live in that state but even worse to get it wrong again. Another total stuff up and this is one of the.few areas off the club I was cautiously optimistic about... The club is a total shambles off the field and it's time people were held responsible.
  13. To be fair, the sizing issue on mobile phones now seems to be sorted
  14. Just had a look. The changed URL means my optimism is fast draining away. Trying to view the site on a mobile phone was erm interesting... Hopefully this is a temporary stuff up. We shall see.
  15. I suspect - but don't know - whatever is live is basically a holding site being bodged with little being done whilst a new site is being worked by the new bods, going live later. I've been critical of the club a lot recently but this is one area I'm hopeful.
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