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Posted by tigersteve on Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:04 pm
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Ive said for a couple of years now, the RFL should be getting into Amazons ribs now in anticipation for the 2021 deal. Sports steaming is the future, Sky will attempt to combat it, as will BT Sports et all but will fail.

Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter will take over in the coming years.
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Posted by shinymcshine on Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:48 pm
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What RU and cricket do much better than RL is the selling of their event games- whether it's the Six Nations, 20-20, Test Matches or Saracens at Wembley Stadium etc.

Each of these generates a huge income and interest, whilst their domestic weekly games plod on by in a not too dissimilar manner to RL.

Meanwhile RL struggles to sell out CC Semi Finals, Magic Weekend, Big Bash and IRL matches.
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:51 pm
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The arrival of Toronto and Toulouse into Super League in the one year would change rugby league's profile enormously, in a positive manner.
That is why we must all pray for Toronto and Toulouse's promotion. London's promotion would also help.
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Posted by Him on Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:05 pm
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shinymcshine wrote:
What RU and cricket do much better than RL is the selling of their event games- whether it's the Six Nations, 20-20, Test Matches or Saracens at Wembley Stadium etc.

Each of these generates a huge income and interest, whilst their domestic weekly games plod on by in a not too dissimilar manner to RL.

Meanwhile RL struggles to sell out CC Semi Finals, Magic Weekend, Big Bash and IRL matches.

But they sell those well because they’ve put the time and effort into building them up and not just suddenly expecting them to sell out by putting an advert on their website.

They’ve put the games on in the same place at the same time (roughly) year after year and built continuity and made them days out.

We never know when England RL are playing or where it will be. The Magic Weekend is tragically under-promoted both inside the sport and outside. We should be saying it’s staying in Newcastle for the next 5 years and then offering Newcastle United season ticket holders half price tickets (along with getting their details). We should be taking an England RL game there to bolster our presence in the city and at any and all RL events the Newcastle RL team should be present and advertised and marketed to high heaven.
The Cup Final should be the same for London. Why haven’t we been marketing directly to Spurs fans whilst they’re at Wembley? Why aren’t London Broncos advertised at the Cup Final?

We have some good ideas and do some good things in RL but nothing is ever joined up or done with any confidence or continuity.
Posted by silver2 on Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:44 pm
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The ignorance of the London based sports fan was brought home to me a few years ago. There I was with my mates resplendent in our primrose and blue when one of the locals enquired as to whether we were there to support the Swedish football team. Argh.
Posted by Call Me God on Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:11 pm
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The ignorance of the London based sports fan was brought home to me a few years ago. There I was with my mates resplendent in our primrose and blue when one of the locals enquired as to whether we were there to support the Swedish football team. Argh.

The arrogance of a fan from a northern pit village is on display here....it could just have easily been Ukraine 8)
JESUS WEPT :WALL: HOW MANY TIMES?????
£20 a ticket and £15 on beer and merchandise.....so an away fan is worth £35. At best, 1,000 is the average away support split across 11 rounds and I am being really generous here, so Toronto, replacing say Wakefield will cost a SL club £35,000.
The minimum turnover of a SL club is £4,000,000 so Toronto instead of Widnes is worth less than 1% of a SL clubs turnover.

There are many valid reasons for and against expansion into America, but "AWAY FANS" isn't one of them. :BEAT:
Posted by HXSparky on Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:00 pm
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Here's some arrogance from a northern mill town (old) boy, who says that Toronto will have a big wake-up call a week on Sunday when the next set of part-timers send them scuttling home without any points.

I realise that I could very easily come unstuck with that comment, but I'll just do what JC & co do and ignore the responses, and just say that Toulouse are due a big wake-up call the next weekend when Fax come calling...
Posted by miscreant on Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:11 pm
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
The arrival of Toronto and Toulouse into Super League in the one year would change rugby league's profile enormously, in a positive manner.
That is why we must all pray for Toronto and Toulouse's promotion. London's promotion would also help.


Who wouldn't swap those 3 for Salford, Widnes & Hull KR ?
Posted by Call Me God on Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:15 pm
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Who wouldn't swap those 3 for Salford, Widnes & Hull KR ?

Well, the fans of those clubs for starters!
If someone goes down then it will be on merit, the same if someone goes up. The beauty of the Qualifiers 2018 is it really is too tough to call......but I'l stick my neck out and say if Widnes don;t win their first game, they won't win any!
JESUS WEPT :WALL: HOW MANY TIMES?????
£20 a ticket and £15 on beer and merchandise.....so an away fan is worth £35. At best, 1,000 is the average away support split across 11 rounds and I am being really generous here, so Toronto, replacing say Wakefield will cost a SL club £35,000.
The minimum turnover of a SL club is £4,000,000 so Toronto instead of Widnes is worth less than 1% of a SL clubs turnover.

There are many valid reasons for and against expansion into America, but "AWAY FANS" isn't one of them. :BEAT:
Posted by silver2 on Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:15 am
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Call Me God wrote:
The arrogance of a fan from a northern pit village is on display here....it could just have easily been Ukraine 8)


Ignorance is term I used, not arrogance.
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