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Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:01 pm
Posted by Call Me God on Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:01 pm
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OK. We've got no fans and we play out of a wedding venue, but our team is predominantly home grown and this year after 7 games we've seen to the Superleague champions of the last 4 seasons.......we may well still go back down, but don't anyone (especially smug Wigan fans saying we're lucky to be in SL) Say "WE DON'T DESERVE OUR DAY IN THE SUN".
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:
Re: London Broncos
Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:16 am
Posted by Budgiezilla on Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:16 am
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A great win indeed...
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Re: London Broncos
Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:20 am
Posted by Moe syslak on Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:20 am
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Considering London's opening fixtures, they have done remarkably well to be on 6 points. 6 or 7 more wins could see them survive. There will be a few clubs quite nervous right now as everyone thought the bottom place in super league was cut and dried before a ball was kicked.
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Re: London Broncos
Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:50 am
Posted by Huddersfield1895 on Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:50 am
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A majority of us were expecting them to relegated, but like a few on here I'm not sure about that now.
Re: London Broncos
Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:22 am
Posted by The Magic Rat on Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:22 am
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Well done to Ward and London. To stick with the players that won promotion looked a big gamble but it is paying off so far
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Re: London Broncos
Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:13 am
Posted by ricardo07 on Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:13 am
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David Ward has done a remarkable job in forging a team together with tremendous team spirit.

Anyone who beats Leeds, Wigan and Wakefield after 7 matches has to be respected.

Wish David Hughes would plunge into the transfer market for one big signing.

No disrespect to the players but a big name could bring in more support and would also make the news in the southern led press and tv.

Think that Eddie Battye is starting to be a cult hero!
Re: London Broncos
Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:29 am
Posted by Egg Banjo on Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:29 am
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I agree, I think if they could manage to get 1 or 2 big signings from Union they could really increase the gate and the interest in RL in London
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
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Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:24 am
Posted by Hangerman2 on Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:24 am
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Egg Banjo wrote:
I agree, I think if they could manage to get 1 or 2 big signings from Union they could really increase the gate and the interest in RL in London


Sorry, but it's thinking like that that kills clubs. One or two big name signings will magically increase the gate 3 fold! Increasing gates is a far more tricky animal as many know and requires an overall strategy that comes to fruition over a number of years. I really do hope London manage that though!
Re: London Broncos
Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:53 am
Posted by DiggerHFC on Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:53 am
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A brilliant start to the season for the Broncos, long may it continue, they will stay up this year. Team spirit counts for so much, those players and Ward plus the owner for sticking with the club through thick and thin is a fantastic story.

Dont think we will underestimate them next week, going to be a tough visit for FC
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Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:59 am
Posted by Lockers700 on Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:59 am
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Agreed, everyone thought relegation was cut & dried this year but if London can keep picking up the odd win it’s gonna be a twitchy year for a number of clubs.

Let’s not forget this was an away win & not on their plastic pitch, where supposedly their only wins would come.
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