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sweaty craiq

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  1. I get it now, you keep all the existing teams and put them in their own comp that plays in Winter, you then have a number of regional teams that play in Summer. I am all for that, have loads to do in Summer and less so in Winter.
  2. Imagine you are sitting down to write a strategy and business plan for your business, thats been around for over 125 years. You begin your S.W.O.T analysis -you realise 90% of your direct customers are based in the North which accounts for 15% of the population, yet within that 15% huge pockets contain virtually zero clients. You have an existing distribution centre in London but its reach is to a miniscule % of population despite many exiled RL folk being located here and traditionally a huge swell of descendants of Convicts sent from these shores in centuries past. As you are absorbing this, Jonny Newbuoy bursts through the door - fresh from his business/marketing degree at a former Poly now Uni - I have the solution he shouts loudly ''let's luvv off all our existing customers by closing their local branch, and open up a new one where richer people live, they'll still travel to the nearest branch because the have loved us for 125 years and know nothing else. We have a great product that all these Rich new customers dont use yet but I am sure they will buy into if we throw all the money we have saved from isolating our loyal clients into the hope of finding new ones'' Company A - they sack Mr Newbuoy, questioning the validity of his degree and notifying the local asylum of his last abode. Engage in a controlled expansion based upon a strategy of engaging and maximising their low hanging fruit whilst supporting the seed that has fallen further from the tree to create the opportunity for growth Company B - they promote Mr Newbuoy to CEO with a £300k basic and 2 year notice period, but the gain of new customers is dwarfed by the loss of existing who find alternate products to spend their hard earned on. Mr N decides that a more radical policy is needed and closes even more local branches to create the cash to fund the expansion into the new Gold laden areas which have so far not engaged in the dream - all of a sudden the company runs out of cash because it has no more loyal customers and Mr N takes his 2 year pay off whilst he can. WRU gets significantly more income than RL despite being a fraction of its size.
  3. We have Sidlow, Butler, Stone, Elliot, Hood and Ashworth available from Last weeks team but have lost 2 backs in Sau and Logan - which basically means we have no backs so expect a second row in at centre and Bell from 13 to 6. Lets hope it <<oops I tried to get around the swear filter and failed>>es down
  4. 3 new signings will bolster the pack and would like to see Bell at 6. Hope Russell makes a recovery after some shocking tactics employed by Leeds and allowed by Hicks last week. Elliot back also
  5. I was talking to a bloke heavily involved in next years American SL the other night - they will take all our best players until they can grow their own which wont take too long. Average salary is over $250k with some elite targets that the NRL couldn't defend against. 6 clubs based in Major city's cashed up to hell and a tv deal to die for
  6. Then they shouldn't be in an elite comp until they can find it - too many clubs are not hungry enough to find cash to grow
  7. Agree, but you cant penalise clubs who tick more boxes but haven't been allowed to run a Cat 1 academy in the process
  8. If we do franchising again it must be with a blank piece of paper and 12 spots available, with zero points awarded for Academy due to clubs denied the right to run one. The franchise must also be paid for, say £5m, and the money repaid on exit whilst using the investment to promote the sport eg £60m with any decent wealth management company would generate at least £6m pa If any ELITE club cant find £5m it is not an ELITE club
  9. Top down is the only way, bottom up does not attract wealthy folk who want to see their team winning NOW.
  10. The RL way is to form the lynch mobs and run the wealthy new boys out of town, slagging them off as they do so. They then look at the wastelands aka RL and ask why few with wealth venture anywhere near them. Every club in SL should put in a £5m bond to be a member of it- wonder who would vote for that
  11. So from what I gather nobody has a clue what 2023 will look like, making 2022 a complete farce. why would any championship club spend any more than the bare minimum if they can’t get promoted due to 2 x 10’s coming in, but no, not a vibrant comp with 10 FT clubs in it but an underfunded PT comp the winners of which have an even bigger mountain to climb and the relegated into it moving to PT unless you have a Davy to fund you for a season as the only FT club in a PT comp The sport as almost lost me over this last straw, wonder if TW fancy joining a new comp
  12. The sport is on a life support machine and the refs are allowing every trick in the book to slow it down and ruin the spectacle, tricks coached into players btw. Is it any wonder crowds are poor, atmosphere shocking and viewers bored.
  13. What a meaningless statement by the highest paid clerk in the world. If we are having 2 x 10 in 2023 clubs must know now so that they can budget according to ambition, ie Leigh would stay FT with P&R and build for SL 2023, which the recruitment has been so far but if 2023 will be the top 8 in the Championship plus the bottom 2 in SL then you dont stay FT and spend as little as you need to. Has anyone seen anything about 2023 season?
  14. Radical change needed to attract money but the Turkeys will still vote on Christmas
  15. Real incentive to build then next year for ambitious championship clubs.
  16. Leeds have refused the first official put forward and asked why they cant just pick their own like normal.
  17. So you were one of the 1200? I have lots of time for the fans who stick in the tough years, there was a bloke with a 10-5 flag I used to chat to at both grounds around that time
  18. You gotta love the new HKR fans who forget they couldn’t draw 1500 in early 2000’s, yet they have all been lifelongers
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