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Re: Rugby League’s dwindling profile
Post Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:30 pm
Posted by Call Me God on Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:30 pm
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wrencat1873 wrote:
Regardless of what you may think, your post was in extremely bad taste and will be pretty offensive to most decent people and especially those from Warrington.

Whether folk living south of Watford gap can find Warrington is irrelevant.

Then on reflection I apologise unreservedly. It was in bad taste and I am sorry
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£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:
Re: Rugby League’s dwindling profile
Post Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:19 pm
Posted by Lebron James on Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:19 pm
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Call Me God wrote:
Oh...how witty.
Reality is that not many people outside Warrington would know that Warrington existed if it weren't for the IRA.....you're Primrose and yellow shirt tale just goes to prove it more so than some imaginary southern ignorance....you'll probably find the IRA bomber was illiterate and thought he was in Wolverhampton :SUBMISSION:


You are an absolutely disgusting excuse for a human being. Hopefully Karma will see you right.

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Re: Rugby League’s dwindling profile
Post Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:30 pm
Posted by Him on Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:30 pm
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Call Me God, whilst making his point in the wrong way, does actually have a point though.

We can live in a little RL bubble sometimes and not realise how little attention most people pay to RL.

Whilst there’s lots we need to do in RL, I think it’s worth realising the same is true for other sports. Even football is losing some of its wider appeal in my opinion. People don’t sit down and watch the FA Cup Final for instance like they used to.

Most people’s exposure to sport is on tv and tv viewing is becoming much more compartmentalised as people cherry pick what they watch rather than just watching what is on. They also want to watch it when they want, not just when it’s on.

So it’s not just RL that’s losing some cross appeal but we’re not able to withstand it well or make it up elsewhere. The only exception to this appears to be international sport. That seems to still appeal. Which is why I think we need to prioritise internationals over the domestic game.
Re: Rugby League’s dwindling profile
Post Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:40 pm
Posted by HXSparky on Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:40 pm
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You are an absolutely disgusting excuse for a human being. Hopefully Karma will see you right.

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It was a somewhat stupid post and certainly in bad taste, but why the comments now 4 hours after he's apologised for it? We all do and say daft things, and let's move on now.
Re: Rugby League’s dwindling profile
Post Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:50 pm
Posted by Gazwire on Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:50 pm
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Call Me God wrote:
Then on reflection I apologise unreservedly. It was in bad taste and I am sorry


Fair play. No one’s perfect and I’m sure, in hindsight, that you didn’t mean it in the way it came across.
Re: Rugby League’s dwindling profile
Post Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:09 am
Posted by Bang on Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:09 am
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Football losing some of its wider appeal?

You must be joking. It's just had its best ever World Cup. Nothing in the whole of sport is bigger or better.
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Re: Rugby League’s dwindling profile
Post Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:46 am
Posted by Him on Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:46 am
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Bang wrote:
Football losing some of its wider appeal?

You must be joking. It's just had its best ever World Cup. Nothing in the whole of sport is bigger or better.

You missed the bit where I said about international sport and I was talking about sport in the UK. The World Cup was a success here primarily because England played well and played exciting football. If England had slogged their way to draws instead then there wouldn’t have been nearly the same appeal.

But as I said, I was talking about domestically anyway.
Re: Rugby League’s dwindling profile
Post Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:16 am
Posted by RLRealist on Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:16 am
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Bang wrote:
Nothing in the whole of sport is bigger or better.


And you're a Rugby League supporter?? :roll:
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Post Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:59 am
Posted by Willzay on Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:59 am
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There was a lot more entertainment in the Russia World Cup, then there has been in the past few International Rugby League events. Anyone with eyes could see it's better.
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Re: Rugby League’s dwindling profile
Post Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:29 pm
Posted by majorhound on Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:29 pm
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Him wrote:
You missed the bit where I said about international sport and I was talking about sport in the UK. The World Cup was a success here primarily because England played well and played exciting football. If England had slogged their way to draws instead then there wouldn’t have been nearly the same appeal.

But as I said, I was talking about domestically anyway.


Certainly the way to raise the profile of RL in the UK would be for England/GB to win an international series against Australia (or the World Cup)
In the early 90's we were nearly there and the game had a much higher profile nationally than it does today. At the time when Offiah was moving from Widnes to Wigan, I was working in Nottinghamshire, and the transfer was certainly a topic of conversation in the canteen. I doubt whether it would be today.
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