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While I like this initiative and would love to see them in League One, you’re not an owner if it’s an annual payment so it seems a bit disingenuous to say that, it’s basically a donation. 

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5 hours ago, Eddie said:

While I like this initiative and would love to see them in League One, you’re not an owner if it’s an annual payment so it seems a bit disingenuous to say that, it’s basically a donation. 

Would like to see an Edinburgh team in the pro system. There needs to be at least 10 junior  clubs in and around the Edinburgh area before that happens though otherwise they've got no foundations underneath 

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1 hour ago, JM2010 said:

Would like to see an Edinburgh team in the pro system. There needs to be at least 10 junior  clubs in and around the Edinburgh area before that happens though otherwise they've got no foundations underneath 

There’s nowt wrong with top down tbf. 

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5 minutes ago, Eddie said:

There’s nowt wrong with top down tbf. 

I agree but how many other than Newcastle are actually doing anything other than paying for players from the heartlands to play for them without adding any community clubs to their area?

If it's not done right then all that happens is Scottish RL lose a community club in Edinburgh and all their money gets spent on players from northern England 

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8 hours ago, JM2010 said:

I agree but how many other than Newcastle are actually doing anything other than paying for players from the heartlands to play for them without adding any community clubs to their area?

If it's not done right then all that happens is Scottish RL lose a community club in Edinburgh and all their money gets spent on players from northern England 

The point of top down is that once they’re playing professionally it would be easier to set up community clubs. And anyway, is it the responsibility of professional clubs to set up community clubs? How many heartlands clubs are doing that? 

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9 hours ago, Anita Bath said:

Its far more than Andy Mazey paid for ownership of Rochdale Hornets!
 

It costs more for membership of Hornets supporters organisation than he coughed up for the entire club.

 

Bargins galore in Rochdale😊

In that case you should have bought Hornets yourself and applied your Rugby League knowledge and business skills to saving them ! 🤔

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1 hour ago, Eddie said:

The point of top down is that once they’re playing professionally it would be easier to set up community clubs. And anyway, is it the responsibility of professional clubs to set up community clubs? How many heartlands clubs are doing that? 

Then what is the benefit of them becoming a professional club? At least if they remain amateur they focus on developing Scottish players and the community.

As soon as the enter League 1 they would have to replace all their Scottish players with ex pat northerners if they want to be competitive with any money being spent in wages

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1 hour ago, Joe 90 said:

In that case you should have bought Hornets yourself and applied your Rugby League knowledge and business skills to saving them ! 🤔

Should have? Why?

 

Simply stating a fact.

 

I have no wish to own Rochdale, Edinburgh or any other club.

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12 hours ago, JM2010 said:

Would like to see an Edinburgh team in the pro system. There needs to be at least 10 junior  clubs in and around the Edinburgh area before that happens though otherwise they've got no foundations underneath 

Hmmm............... Toronto anyone?

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18 hours ago, Eddie said:

While I like this initiative and would love to see them in League One, you’re not an owner if it’s an annual payment so it seems a bit disingenuous to say that, it’s basically a donation. 

Same model - almost word for word - as these guys: https://lewesfc.com/become-an-owner/

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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2 hours ago, JM2010 said:

Then what is the benefit of them becoming a professional club? At least if they remain amateur they focus on developing Scottish players and the community.

As soon as the enter League 1 they would have to replace all their Scottish players with ex pat northerners if they want to be competitive with any money being spent in wages

The benefit is that people in Edinburgh would get to watch professional rugby league, and potentially more people would want to play. 

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1 hour ago, The Future is League said:

 I prefer building from a junior base. That's the way it works in Australia and they aren't too bad at playing Rugby League

Who’s going to set up 10 community clubs around Edinburgh? Do you know how hard it is to set one club up outside the heartlands? 

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13 hours ago, JM2010 said:

Would like to see an Edinburgh team in the pro system. There needs to be at least 10 junior  clubs in and around the Edinburgh area before that happens though otherwise they've got no foundations underneath 

Whilst I agree with the sentiment the vast majority of RL towns would have no where near 10.

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