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  1. Remember we have 200K rent for PL, plus additional rent for Richmond as well, that does not leave much in the kitty for any players, unless they are pay as you play types. So it must be a cunning plan to get into SL2 by winning the L1 shield in 2023 although signing skolars and WWR players won't get Broncos in the L1 playoffs, let alone survival in Championship.If they want to win L1 2023 they going to need better players that those they signing now Palumbo's last clubs are listed below. I think the question is not so much will London get relegated next year, but how many games will they win?
  2. And as Thunder add another SL quality signing, at the other end of the country, the Broncos quest to build a L1 squad to play in the Championship continues apace Welcome Rob Tuliatu. Has experience with Skolars and WWR . You can hear the stampeding rush of feet for Season Tickets and replica jerseys from Australia https://londonbroncosrl.com/2021/11/08/tuliatu-is-latest-addition-as-aussie-forward-pens-deal/?fbclid=IwAR3AHRJgbSTozCOiPBhNgZZkbmjMjQsalMpGanyh4DjE7ON6i8jBIH8D_xY
  3. Once again Proven championship players leaving Broncos, I wonder which L1 skolars player will replace him?
  4. Once again London seem to be letting Champ players go, and replacing them with L1 players who "might" shine in the champ, but also are unproven at this level, so could also bomb. The London squad we have at the moment is worse than the squad which could only manage 7th last year, and all other champ clubs seem to be enhancing their squads. Its not looking good at all for next year, I'm just crossing my fingers that they will good enough to avoid bottom 2, but we are not finishing in the top 8 based on who has left and who we have replaced them with
  5. There is a real chance both London and Sheffield could get relegated this year, which would mean Championship would be very northern. Then with L1 holding Skolars, WWR, coventry, Broncos, Crusaders and Eagles (all non heartland clubs) would outnumber the "heartland clubs" there. Of course you could argue Sheffield being in South Yorkshire is heartland, but they would be right on the fringe of it.
  6. I think he could be good for us, but Danny ward he is not.
  7. As a London Broncos supporter I have to be honest in that I think the Broncos brand is so tainted now with so many folks alienated over the last 10-12 years that I don't see them pulling in larger number of subscribers in RL than say if Fev or Bately made into SL. I think if you really wanted to make a go of Rugby League in London, you probably would need to have a complete rebrand of the club with new ownership and structure. However I do see Newcastle as a good potential assuming they can get the funding and players. There is a lot of untapped potential there and if you keeep magic there then you could potentially see a boost in numbers But more and more people don't bother paying for a cable subscription any more with so many streaming options. Streaming is the way forward for none football sports. Just look at BT sports going to DAZN who are a streaming service and not cable in anyway
  8. It depends on SL2, and if Broncos qualify for that. If you consider the Skolars PT always finished nearer the bottom of L1 than the top, if Broncos are not in SL2, then they won't be many more years of Misery, as they will fold in the next 2-3 years. Right now its one season at a time, but I feel that Broncos won't be the only team possibly folding next 2-3 years, and that RL in UK will end up a feeder sport to the NRL. Football will suck more and more money out of other sports, and RL does not have the appeal to the unconverted that other sports that sports like Union (owing to International scene), Cricket (owing to India, lots of money coming from there) have
  9. Hmm, signing L1 players to replace championship players....
  10. best aussie tv show ever has to be agro's cartoon connection... Kids show but very close to the bone... Some clips on youtube
  11. You will find most of the Broncos fans who post on here have known something is seriously wrong before the 2021 season even started. For most of the remaining broncos fans, we feel its 50/50 if we even start in 2022, its not nailed on we will play at PL as 200K is too high rent for a PT team, we have a unknown part time coach who has 2 other jobs. So when we say that avoiding relegation next year will be a huge success for us, we are not joking, Even finishing the 2022 season would probably count as some form of success
  12. Avoiding relegation is the aim for the Broncos next year nothing more. On that front have experienced championship players will help, as just going in with acadamy kids will see us thrashed week on week. We need some experience to help the kids through what will be a tough season with few wins and many thrashings, so seeing them at least start to get some experienced faces in will be good. For me if we finished 11th or 10th next season that would be a success. Yes its aiming low, but that I am afraid is where the current mgmt of the Broncos have taken us
  13. I have to be honest my last few posts have been nothing but doom for London, but for the first time for about 12 months, I am finally seeing some hope that we might actually be building a squad which will compete in the championship Yes IIlnes and Lewis are not world beaters, they would not get into Leigh, Fax, Fev squads, but these are the sort of players that if we can get more of the same quality, might have us finishing in the 8-10 range with Sheffield, York etc, and not bottom 3-4 Two players do not make a side, but these signings at least show London might have enoough next season to get to mid table, and if they do that would be an achievement
  14. They will be lucky to field a team the number of players they have lost Corrected it for you :).. The only team we will be competitive with will be the skolars and WWR, but it will be 2023 when we play them
  15. If London even have 17 players signed up for the 1st game next season it will be a surprise, unless they are mainly students who have student accomodation / student loads, and use RL to supplement Student income (other than working in a bar \ shop etc)
  16. On the plus side to all of this Premier Sports are not going to show a game in front of around 200-300 fans in a 9k Seater stadium, where the home side is beaten by 60-70 points, and the only question will be, will the home team score or be nilled. So from where I am sitting, I'm not actually expecting any home monday night games for my team(if they even make next season with all of 2 players signed up)
  17. London hopefully will only have one home game (vs Sheffield probably)... Although the one London away game will probably be newcastle or Barrow
  18. Oh to have 6 players signed London have one signed, and he is also a teacher... Not sure how that works for Monday night games in Cumbria......
  19. at the bottom end, expect London to be scrapping it out with dewsbury and the cumbrian clubs. I would imagine York, Newcastle, Sheffiled will have too much to go down, but not enough to challenge the top 6
  20. Its very debatable that London will even be around this time next year. Not unless RFL provides funding of some type. David Hughes is not going to fund a side getting hammered every week, while paying 200K for the rent at the same time
  21. Last game for London as we know them losing heavily to York... This is the end even if they put a Part time squad out next year they are not going to attract fans losing every week with a squad which will be significantly weaker than what they have now. And what they have now is losing 30-6 to york. Thanks for the memories, but London are done :(....
  22. With any other owner I would agree with you, but David Hughes has history for throwing toys out of the pram when things don't go his way (see Barnet for last time this happened). He agreed to this before his disastrous decision to hike ST prices up from 99GBP to 250GBP saw a core support of around 800 drop to 300, before he alienated the long standing supports club (LBSA), by setting up an offical supporters club who shall we say do not like critsism, before the RFL decided to pull the plug on central funding. before the "squad" he assembled to challenge for promotion was getting there asses handed to them by whitehaven, halifax, bradford etc He now has decided we are going PT next season, I don't think he was planning that at the beginning of the season when he agreed the 200K with Wimbledon. So is he prepared to pay the rent? based on all the changes above.... I'm not convinced he will pay more than 1 year 2022, if the squad we have next year are in a relegation battle rather than challenging at the top.
  23. The issue is not Plough Lane, as we all agree its a much better venue than Ealing. The issue is London right now can't afford 200K for rent without going out of business. Now if there was a way that London could play at Plough Lane for say 80K in 2022, with the assumption if they get into SL2 in 2024, then rent could then increase based on what type of attendances we have, then you would have a lot more supporters here. Is not that we don't want to move, its that we know that 200K kills us. Thats the problem, if we could play at PL for the same cost of Ealing then you would find everybody happier. But Wimbledon (quite rightly) is a business, and you also need to get something out of the relationship
  24. Yes for a part time Club with <300 remaining followers yes its completely unaffordable, and I think your the only person on this forum who thinks 200K is affordable. Most of the Super League teams would not be able to afford 200K rent. This puts London out of business, as we all know it, and thats why you have so much resistance to the move
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