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sweaty craiq

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  1. All clubs can improve with the right incentive to do so. 3g etc should not be the way forward for a summer sport though, I bet SL players would love to go back to London or Widnes btw We must construct a structure that embraces what we have, clubs with a fan base outside SL need saving from those who dont, until they build that fan base of course ie the door must never be closed Two full time tens is the solution to sell to Sky, with magic weekends and 9's weekends to supplement fixtures if you dont want 27 games in the regular season, 13 H&A plus magic
  2. You really know #### Adams dont you!! These two are great mates in real life, with a respect for each other beyond dick measuring. Two equal owners is often a problem but it depends on the ambitions they are pooling resources to achieve - last nights rumour was a £10m war chest to bring SL stability with a substantial academy investment.
  3. Saints to roll over giving Leigh the 2 points, plus the 2 from the Cas covid game makes an interesting run in.
  4. I thought there were some interesting points put forward from a self made bloke who knows how to sell and make money. Koukash's wealth is reported to be up to £2b - who in their right mind wouldn't want a bloke with that wealth and connections in our sport, a sport devoid of such people. Ans Your average RL fan who thinks £30 is too much for a ticket
  5. Whatever encourages Sky to get back to the £40m per season min is the only way, and 12 teams isnt it at present
  6. I love this game: 2019 London Broncos biggest gate was less than that at Leigh on Sunday, oh and no pandemic. (also totally irrelevant) The 2021 lowest attended fixture was Catalans v St Helens ( also completely irrelevant) This season has been a write off, will be interesting how some clubs commercially survive it
  7. Rugby League Extra - 22/08/2021 - BBC Sounds Dereks on about 5 mins Doc at 35 mins
  8. You cant have multiple refs when the ones we have are less than useless, they would all be trying to give the most penalties because we all know you pay your entry to watch them ruin it.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Agree, but you cant penalise clubs who tick more boxes but haven't been allowed to run a Cat 1 academy in the process
  16. 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
  17. Top down is the only way, bottom up does not attract wealthy folk who want to see their team winning NOW.
  18. 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
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