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Post Fri May 11, 2018 11:08 pm
Posted by terrykelly on Fri May 11, 2018 11:08 pm
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1,865 ! What on earth, that's not much more than Toulouse's attendances....what has happened to Widnes ? Not even on TV...poor effort.
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Post Fri May 11, 2018 11:13 pm
Posted by Ste100Centurions on Fri May 11, 2018 11:13 pm
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terrykelly wrote:
1,865 ! What on earth, that's not much more than Toulouse's attendances....what has happened to Widnes ? Not even on TV...poor effort.

& still the Pro Expansionist Twateratti don't want Leigh in Sooper Dooper League !
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Post Sat May 12, 2018 6:58 am
Posted by TheUnassumingBadger on Sat May 12, 2018 6:58 am
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I imagine Widnes will be another championship semi pro club with a rich history before too long.

They are currently owned by a group of investors petrified by risk, I read an interview with James Rule in which he was basically saying they can't sign better players unless they sell lots more season tickets. Meaning 'we only want to spend your money, not our own' or 'if you buy this inferior product we will have the money to improve it'.

Good riddance come the qualifiers.
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Post Sat May 12, 2018 8:54 am
Posted by Asgardian13 on Sat May 12, 2018 8:54 am
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Dreadful and depressing, especially for a club that still likes to be remembered as the 'cup kings' of the late 1970s. However, it cannot help in the slightest to play a cross-pennines cup tie on a Friday night as I'd guess Leeds attendance would have been at least 1000 up had it been played on Saturday or, espcially, Sunday, afternoon.
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Post Sat May 12, 2018 9:50 am
Posted by wrencat1873 on Sat May 12, 2018 9:50 am
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Asgardian13 wrote:
Dreadful and depressing, especially for a club that still likes to be remembered as the 'cup kings' of the late 1970s. However, it cannot help in the slightest to play a cross-pennines cup tie on a Friday night as I'd guess Leeds attendance would have been at least 1000 up had it been played on Saturday or, espcially, Sunday, afternoon.


Never mind Widnes being former "cup kings", where were the Leeds fans ???
They'll all be their when the finals come around pretending that they give a damn and showing how "loyal" they are.
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Post Sat May 12, 2018 10:14 am
Posted by Mash Butty on Sat May 12, 2018 10:14 am
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The generation of Widnes fans I grew up with (40s) were IMHO, the last of the "old lancashire" crop, now the town is swamped with scousers who can't stand "woolly back" sports. I loved the away matches at Widnes in the late 80s & early 90s, great atmosphere and what a team they had but I think it's lost in the same way Salford is lost/losing* (*delete as appr.).
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Post Sat May 12, 2018 10:45 am
Posted by rollin thunder on Sat May 12, 2018 10:45 am
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Never mind Widnes being former "cup kings", where were the Leeds fans ???
They'll all be their when the finals come around pretending that they give a damn and showing how "loyal" they are.



It's not Leeds job to fill every away ground they go to, it's Widnes job to fill their stadium, any fans Leeds bring are a bonus, I bet at least 800 where from Leeds. Probably doubled that if played on a Sunday.
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Post Sat May 12, 2018 10:51 am
Posted by Charlie Sheen on Sat May 12, 2018 10:51 am
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I said on the Leeds forum that Widnes have become a zombie club, typical of any club that James Rule comes in contact with. It'll be sad to see (although I don't think it'll happen), but I wouldn't mind seeing Widnes get relegated as it might wake the Widnes board up.
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Post Sat May 12, 2018 11:01 am
Posted by wrencat1873 on Sat May 12, 2018 11:01 am
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rollin thunder wrote:
It's not Leeds job to fill every away ground they go to, it's Widnes job to fill their stadium, any fans Leeds bring are a bonus, I bet at least 800 where from Leeds. Probably doubled that if played on a Sunday.


Absolutely agree, it's not Leeds job to take fans to away matches.
However, supporters are supposed to support and not sit at home on their backsides, pretending that they are "Leeds no 1 fan"

Mickey poor from Widnes fans and equally poor from the Leeds fans.

The real disappointment is just how uninterested fans have become in the Challenge Cup.
Having SL sides come into the comp later on has taken all the romance out of the competition.
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Post Sat May 12, 2018 11:49 am
Posted by ComeOnYouUll on Sat May 12, 2018 11:49 am
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Only 4,500 tickets sold for today's Cas v Saints game. They'll be hoping for a big walk-up.

Not going to look great on national TV.
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