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Posted by shinymcshine on Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:32 am
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In recognition of the financial plight of both clubs I'd suggest turning this, rather meaningless, game into a sevens match.
Posted by Mr Dog on Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:46 am
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So what financial plight are Fev in? Maybe you can point me to where any such is confirmed or intimated? You may want to read this https://www.featherstonerovers.co.uk/ne ... erns-WvbAS
Posted by wrencat1873 on Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:17 am
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Mr Dog wrote:
So what financial plight are Fev in? Maybe you can point me to where any such is confirmed or intimated? You may want to read this https://www.featherstonerovers.co.uk/ne ... erns-WvbAS


Isn't that exactly what you would expect him to say ?
A 55% cut in central funding is huge and despite the brave positive words, Fev (and Leigh) must be hurting like hell financially.
The Championship will be a great comp next season, with Fev, Leigh, Bradford, York, Toulouse all fighting hard for the coveted SL spot.

It may not appeal to masses outside the RL world but, they ought to have some of those games televised.
Posted by Mr Dog on Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:35 am
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Isn't that exactly what you would expect him to say ?
A 55% cut in central funding is huge and despite the brave positive words, Fev (and Leigh) must be hurting like hell financially.
The Championship will be a great comp next season, with Fev, Leigh, Bradford, York, Toulouse all fighting hard for the coveted SL spot.

It may not appeal to masses outside the RL world but, they ought to have some of those games televised.


Which is why players out of contract are being offered reduced (based on current) value contracts. They aren't spending money they won't have and have budgeted based on the reduced income for next season. That's not being in financial trouble. And given their bigger than most Championship clubs' crowds and the income from non rugby related activities they'll still be one of the richest PT clubs around.
Posted by Budgiezilla on Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:10 am
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I think 3rd place Batley should take our (Leigh) place in the final. 3 players quite the club last week, Will Dagger is unfit now. So most we can have for next week's game is 14 players.
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My honest advice to Leigh (and they are 'my' club) would be to concede the final now, rather than risk further embarrassing the Game, and putting players' health and welfare at risk again. It was 100% unacceptable yesterday, to expect thirteen players (down to twelve, after ten minutes) to play the full 80 minutes, without substitutions. The club has a duty of care to their players, and they failed miserably in that duty, yesterday - however willing those thirteen were.

To compete in a final, with anything less than a full complement of players, is to hold the Game in contempt and, even worse, to put the players' well-being at risk.
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wrencat1873 wrote:
Isn't that exactly what you would expect him to say ?
A 55% cut in central funding is huge and despite the brave positive words, Fev (and Leigh) must be hurting like hell financially.
The Championship will be a great comp next season, with Fev, Leigh, Bradford, York, Toulouse all fighting hard for the coveted SL spot.

It may not appeal to masses outside the RL world but, they ought to have some of those games televised.


Agree, it should be a great competition next year. 'fax fans will be miffed you've missed them out, Batley can't do as poorly as they have this season and Sheffield also seem to be recruiting a fair squad. There'll also be Widnes and one of London/Toronto in the mix too.
Posted by Clearwing on Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:23 pm
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wrencat1873 wrote:
Isn't that exactly what you would expect him to say ?
A 55% cut in central funding is huge and despite the brave positive words, Fev (and Leigh) must be hurting like hell financially.
The Championship will be a great comp next season, with Fev, Leigh, Bradford, York, Toulouse all fighting hard for the coveted SL spot.

It may not appeal to masses outside the RL world but, they ought to have some of those games televised.


Is a challenge from Bradford or York likely to materialise? Are they recruiting or going with much the same as this year?
"The problem when you play Leeds is that they are a huge 'confidence' side. If you get on top of them, they will cower and go away, but when they get in front their chests puff out and they start whooping as they make tackles. " (Jon Wilkin)

“Leeds just wander around looking like they’re doing nothing” (Jon Wilkin)

"Jon Wilkin's tight pants and coffee shop have not helped him to see the bigger picture or allowed him to get a firm grip on reality." (leeds owl)
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wrencat1873 wrote:
The Championship will be a great comp next season, with Fev, Leigh, Bradford, York, Toulouse all fighting hard for the coveted SL spot.

Toulouse, Halifax, Widnes and London/Toronto will be the top 4 sides next year........ Leigh on current form will be lucky to stay up and Fev will be mid table.... Bradford and York are unknowns..... But I can see another half and half scenario with a top 6 streets ahead of a bottom 8....so nearly half/over half scenario.
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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:
Posted by Maccbull_BigBullyBooaza on Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:17 pm
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Clearwing wrote:
Is a challenge from Bradford or York likely to materialise? Are they recruiting or going with much the same as this year?



Erm we aren’t in the championship just yet.

I think Workington might have something to say about that.

Let’s see how we fair on Sunday first.
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