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Exiled red

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  1. If the RU side were ever to be promoted I'm pretty sure that would kill off any interest in RL
  2. Thanks for the info and I get the village mentality. The attendances of the pirates don't back it up though, maybe they would if they made the premiership...very much like Exeter Chiefs when they built there new stadium. I just don't see the cornish people getting behind a sports side on a sustainable level especially with the geographical challenges that you mention.
  3. If there's 500k rugby loving people already in Cornwall, why can't they muster up a top flight union side and build a relatively low cost 10k capacity stadium.
  4. Travelling to London is a touch easier than Cornwall
  5. None, they'd be better off having a team at Dawlish Warren if that's the target market.
  6. One bus an hour from the airport if you're lucky. Then one bus an hour from Newquay to wherever. I remember people laughing at me when I asked if I could get the train to Exeter Airport for a job interview. Outside of the tourist areas Cornwall is on it's ######. People aren't going to spend what little disposable income they have watching a sport they have no interest in. Any rugby talent gets hoovered up by the Chiefs same with Taunton and cricket.
  7. Some sense at last. I've lived in Devon for 20 years and barely met anyone who watches RL, sadly. Union is the preferred sport and even then the attendances are abysmal. Cornwall has an ageing population, lots of poverty and dreadful transport links. Good luck because I think you'll need it.
  8. Would've made sense to sell the lower tiers first but hey ho. Let's hope it's a cracker.
  9. As someone who lives in Exeter the Chiefs have the benefit if drawing it's support from the whole of Devon, Cornwall and some of Somerset. Top level sport is thin on the ground here so people will travel to watch it. Exeter, Torbay and Plymouth are no richer than anywhere else but there's enough money in surrounding areas to make the scheme viable. The Chiefs make the whole day an event as well and there's hardly any pubs nearby so the money they make at the ground is huge. It's also situated perfectly on the M5 for conferencing. The football team which is owned by it's supporters average about 4k and the support has held up well despite the Chiefs success, I know a few people who no longer go to the rugby because they have alienated them and priced them out of going. Hope that clears up the geography. I've never set foot in the place even when offered a free bar.
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