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sweaty craiq

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  1. That's a good idea, they could play each other once with home advantage to the championship or SL2 clubs.
  2. What we have to remember is that the level of cash needed to be competitive and create the opportunity to move upwards is relatively low in comparison to other sports. 3/4 locals funding £600k pa for 2/3 years is peanuts compared to Soccer/RU, add that to a £600k central funding and they are on a par with the SL funding. Game on
  3. The top 4 of that mid 8 go into SL the following year, the way in is to come 1-4, in reality to be better than 1 of the 4 SL clubs making up the 8. FT v FT that could happen with a bit of luck and a few injuries
  4. The reality of 2x12/3x8 and indeed its success is that the 2014 championship grand finalists go full time and take with them a £1.2m player budget, which makes the mid 8 a very interesting comp that could go any way. It also allows a philanthropist to financially back a club knowing it could be in SL the following year
  5. Lobby as a fellow Leyther you don't half spout some sheeeite. The NRC is the only knock out comp for championship clubs and is integral to the season A number of factors hit this years gate: 1. It was not a family day out in Blackpool 2. It was played in what are now wakes weeks in a heat wave, it was normally a week earlier 3. Sheffield have no fans 4. Sheffield don't have a pull to make the effort due to no Craic unlike say Fax or Fev Playing at Blackpool with a 7000 gate would have lost money, money clubs like mine cannot afford to lose unless folk like you financially support it but you choose not to, yet use our locality in your username whilst pontificating the games ills and our future
  6. About 20 coaches filled and running from Leigh plus a few mini buses Welsh boys (full of Leythers) and Leyth of course, plus Maggies buying a pint for everybody who recognises her in the pigeons
  7. Crowd manipulation is easy, look at Man U as the classic example last year, its not turnstyle clicks but tickets sold. So lets say Featherstone provide 1000 free season tickets to schoolkids, that's 1000 tickets they cant sell for the game so they include the 1000 in every gate declared. Would they have done anything wrong - No. Would it look better having a 2600 average as opposed to 1600 - Yes.
  8. Leigh showed ambition by giving up income streams at HP and becoming tenants in a fantastic stadium that they cannot afford to be in whilst the current structures are in place It would be far better financially to be in an ageing sheetole like Cas wakey Bradford etc than LSV watching your fan base drop off
  9. Because it is and was the number one winter sport, commanding huge tv and sponsorship when sport was courted in the new media worldSoccer is that beneficiary here with other sports leaving us well down the food chain The dominant soccer clubs play in our major city's we have no real presence In London Manchester Birmingham Liverpool Newcastle or Glasgow I am having second thoughts on nominating you now
  10. We need you running our sport, all it takes is a A$1billion tv deal and £3.5m salary cap for 16 clubs- go get em superstar
  11. We can expand at last without the flatcappers exclusive strategies holding us back and killing the game, vive le revolution Bring Toulouse in SL1 with a self financed deal and 3 year protection 375k to the next level from the relegated three
  12. Lemmings over a cliff or Turkeys voting for Christmas, your choice. Banks also lend on PG's and assets if I am not mistaken. If we want to show some danglies we go to 8 clubs incl Toulouse, that provides a vibrant second tier of Widnes, Cas, Wakey, HKR, London, Bradford, Salford, Fax, Fev, Leigh, Batley and Sheffield or does that not suite Steve's plans or cut costs and increase hand outs?? Give the 6 £2m each and let the French source their own deal, leaving 600k to run a full time second tier
  13. The England win in Cardiff is vital to a ticket rush
  14. Over 10000 at Spotland and Derwent park will be some going so a big well done- assuming this isn't history repeating itself
  15. The target market must be passionate of the benefits to them from the partnership, it is the sign of a good and passionate salesman who creates that desire in them. A brilliant salesman creates exclusivity from the partnership which raises the SP due to having multi parties fighting to win it. If you are selling a product technical skills are important when selling a perception then passion plays a greater role in the process, passion is also infectious. You cannot start a cold call by asking excuse me are you passionate about RL, you create that passion - initially by the perceived benefits, then by the actuals and then by the fear of losing them as you work the mutual benefits from the partnership - often at this point the decision makers can become passionate about the product which makes the contract extension very easy.
  16. If you are not passionate about what you sell you will never get value for it an example of how a united sport could use the findings - we probably have a fan base of 300k who attend a game more than once a season, that equates to an annual spend at the supermarket of £1.5 billion pa, £300m on insurances, £1b at pubs/restaurants, gas/ electric/phones etc Now unite that spend behind a united game and you have something to really sell
  17. Circumstance often plays a huge role in the perception of success, 2002-2007 housing market boom and grants like confetti, you had to try not to do better. Benchmarking is the key and when you do that against our primary competitors the results are poor, culminating in the shambolic Franchise concept. We do not need some northern bloke to lead us over the cliff, we need some bloke able to understand our strengths and sell them for the market rate - I don't give a monkeys if he is a RL man or not but if you believe in your product my experience tells me it is easier to sell for the right price than if you didn't. We have a great future, its just that we don't know it.......
  18. Last thing we need is another Lewis, we need somebody who understands our culture and the commercial strengths this report identifies. There are sufficient benefits to buy into without entering Fairyland again if we employ the right person to sell them.
  19. This was reward for ruining our sport and he was probably proposed by the RFU, wasn't it? A bit like some folk can never forgive Maggie, I can never forgive him.
  20. I would hazard a guess that the turnover of Hull City is less than a third of QPR this season
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