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Re: New RFL President Tony Adams
Post Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:23 am
Posted by snowie on Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:23 am
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:lol: a Wakefield fan mocking a team about lack of success....it’s like the Elephant man taking the mick out of someone for being ugly. :lol:
:lol: hook so early :lol:
Re: New RFL President Tony Adams
Post Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:46 am
Posted by northmanchesterdevil on Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:46 am
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Maybe Stuart Pearce should support his local team rather than one over 200 mies away.

Maybe he should support who he wants?
Re: New RFL President Tony Adams
Post Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:57 am
Posted by BRIXTON on Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:57 am
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Of course he can but didn't everyone slate people who supported Liverpool in the 80s , man utd in the 90s when they had never been to those cities in there lives , now where seeing city shirts down here now , as you say everyone's got a choice but wouldnt life be boring if we all just picked a successful side to support.
Re: New RFL President Tony Adams
Post Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:38 am
Posted by reffy on Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:38 am
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Pearce became a Warrington fan after being impressed by a talk given by Tony Smith, they met and became friends.
Re: New RFL President Tony Adams
Post Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:08 am
Posted by northmanchesterdevil on Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:08 am
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Of course he can but didn't everyone slate people who supported Liverpool in the 80s , man utd in the 90s when they had never been to those cities in there lives , now where seeing city shirts down here now , as you say everyone's got a choice but wouldnt life be boring if we all just picked a successful side to support.

Mate, i'm a Bolton supporting Salford fan.....
Re: New RFL President Tony Adams
Post Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:32 am
Posted by BRIXTON on Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:32 am
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And that makes sense as it's in that area , just wondering your thoughts if say Gary nevill a proud Manchester lad got interested in Rugby league and decided to support leeds ? Maybe im just old fashioned and was brought up to be proud of where from.
Re: New RFL President Tony Adams
Post Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:43 pm
Posted by SaleSlim on Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:43 pm
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northmanchesterdevil wrote:
Mate, i'm a Bolton supporting Salford fan.....


Wow you're a glutton for punishment.... :wink:

Salford RLFC
MUFC
Salford City FC
Lancashire CCC

All about local identity for me with supporting a team but that's my personal preference. Have no idea why someone would feel an affiliation to a club hundreds of miles away (unless played for them or lived there for a while etc).

Seems strange that someone would be given a role with a title of "President" yet it's considered a "low-profile" role. I'd hope Adams would be heavily involved in promoting the sport as he's an extremely well-known and respected figure in Football.
Re: New RFL President Tony Adams
Post Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:12 pm
Posted by Him on Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:12 pm
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Wow you're a glutton for punishment.... :wink:

Salford RLFC
MUFC
Salford City FC
Lancashire CCC

All about local identity for me with supporting a team but that's my personal preference. Have no idea why someone would feel an affiliation to a club hundreds of miles away (unless played for them or lived there for a while etc).

Seems strange that someone would be given a role with a title of "President" yet it's considered a "low-profile" role. I'd hope Adams would be heavily involved in promoting the sport as he's an extremely well-known and respected figure in Football.

Plenty of organisations have a President as a purely ceremonial or honourary role. For instance Leeds had Harry Jepson for decades. So I’m not surprised it’s low profile, that doesn’t mean it’s entirely absent of influence though.

St Helens - Kel Coslett
Warrington - Lord Hoyle
Castleford - Brian Ashworth

Just a few that I found quickly.
Re: New RFL President Tony Adams
Post Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:56 pm
Posted by My Mate Ronnie on Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:56 pm
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Re: New RFL President Tony Adams
Post Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:20 pm
Posted by Call Me God on Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:20 pm
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My Mate Ronnie wrote:
“I get sick to death with the media in the south of England giving absolutely no profile at all to fantastic sports people and matches. It’s only in that M62 corridor where it gets profile in the main.

And?
The reality is that 8,000,000 or so Northerners live in Yorkshire/Lancashire/Merseyside, which to a certain extent is the greater part of the "corridor", yet on a given weekend, 51,000 fans will watch the 6 top flight games (in the area) and another 8,000 or so will watch the 7 x 2nd tier games, so let's call it 60,000 fans. The following week and with no allowance for away fans, the figures would be 43,000 (Catalans at home) and 4,000 (Bradford & London away), so it could be argued that 106,000 people attend one of the 24 RL games in Yorkshire/Lancashire/Merseyside/(and Cumbria) every fortnight......outside of this corridor, 8,500 in France and 7,000 in Toronto attend games once a fortnightly in the top 2 European divisions of the sport.......

......RL punches well above its weight in terms of exposure in the Media, but in South of the Watford Gap, 1,000 at The Broncos in tier 2, or 2,000 in tier 1 and 300 at the skolars in tier 3 is what the sport attracts in the way of paying spectators......and it's not like the Southern Population doesn't know RL exists.....45k for a stand alone game at the Olympic and 68,000 for a double header at Wembley......but the RFL decided not to take NZ there this year.

People need to stop blaming the "media" for the lack of interest in the sport and start looking long and Hard at their clubs and the RFL. I have been a broncos fan since 2002 and in that time they have made little effort to attract fans to games, or anything other than "mates' as sponsors.....it's not because they aren't in the evening standard every night that they get crap crowds and no attention.....it's because they don't know/ to market themselves......
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:
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