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Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:27 am
Posted by Starbug on Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:27 am
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jeffvickers wrote:
If Halifax say decided to admit free admission for all, the attendance would still be only 3500.

Win the league this year, and erm. play in the same league next year for your endevours.

RL is becoming tedious


Unfortunatley that is what we now have , we either learn to build within that structure or :roll: What is the other option ?
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Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:54 am
Posted by faxtastic on Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:54 am
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Starbug wrote:
Unfortunatley that is what we now have , we either learn to build within that structure or :roll: What is the other option ?


we could somehow take control of rugby league and put ourselves into super league next season whether we win or not.
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Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:29 am
Posted by Huddshay on Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:29 am
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Waddy-Fax wrote:
Had a chat the other day to a mate on this, what we need is a "final", any final will do, cup or league. The aim this year should be to get to at least 1 final.

Being a member of a local amateur rugby club I can see the affects Halifax appearing in a big game has, out of say 30/40 people associated with Boothtown rugby only say 5 follow fax, when we have a big game, say play off v Cas other year or semi theres about 20 attending the game instead of 5, a final is needed to kick start it all.
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Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:46 am
Posted by Brew on Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:46 am
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All well and good making a final. but really we need to win one.
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Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:50 pm
Posted by Starbug on Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:50 pm
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Brew wrote:
All well and good making a final. but really we need to win one.


I'm sure I witnessed you winning one a few [ 5 ] years ago :wink: :lol:
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He started to sing as he tackled the thing
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Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:40 pm
Posted by Fax4Life on Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:40 pm
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Starbug wrote:
The pubs shut at 2 pm on a sunday

The Labour clubs shut at 3

No sunday shopping

B and Q didn't exist

The only footy on the TV on sundays was ' the big match ' which was a repeat from a saturday game

Nobody had heard of bar b ques

Even the canned/ bottled beer was crap

The biggest problem we as clubs outside the top flight have is the lack of atmosphere at matches caused primarily by the lack of fans

What is needed is all 20 NL/Championship clubs to sit down round a table with a blank piece of paper on it

That should be the starting point

Also this meeting should take place outside of any influence of the RFL


Good points made there and it must have made a difference to RL plus its now a summer game and for married types like me its harder to justify going to most games on a nice sunny day to the Mrs, especially away games!
Add to this my pet hate and that is the promotion of 'new' clubs at the expense of decaying traditional clubs in what are still in my eyes RL towns like Keighley, Oldham and Workington.
Oh and the appeal to modern RL fan of SL which means that in towns like Oldham and Workington you have Saints, Wigan and even Leeds fans!
It is not an easy one to fix, sad as the game is pretty decent now at our level it just lacks the razzamataz to the modern fan.
It can be done to a point, Cas did a great job at their place when they were in NL1 but they did have a winning team and the core support from SL stuck with them, not sure they could have kept that up after 5 years in NL1 tbh..
Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:58 pm
Posted by Fax4Life on Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:58 pm
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jeffvickers wrote:
If Halifax say decided to admit free admission for all, the attendance would still be only 3500.

Win the league this year, and erm. play in the same league next year for your endevours.

RL is becoming tedious


That would be good support at this level.
We do as others have put need to get to a Final and preferably win it but a good effort even if we lost would do, then kick on and get to another Final or two is what we need, not a glory in one Final then bust scenario like years gone by.
Halifax RLFC lost fans and its credibility after the Thrum Hall fiasco, the move to the Shay with the East stand disaster and the move to summer rugby and SL which to older fans was very disliked plus financial problems in 2000, 2003 and 2007 to name but three. The club was at times not very well run and treated people badly at a time when Bradford had the best period in their history.
Come on we have reached just one semi final in any competition the NRC at Whitehaven since 1998 and not much before that so nothing to get excited about at all plus the 27 defeats in 2003 killed off even some of the hardiest fans of the club then when they came back in 2004 we were still poor.
So all in all I still say our support has been good considering. It is getting better but things happen slowly in Halifax, people need convincing. Keep up the improvements we are doing and get the East stand up and running I believe we will get 250 to 500 more fans per game next season.
Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:46 pm
Posted by harry1 on Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:46 pm
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so really, it looks like the completed stand will need a silverware winning/competeing team then - we have tried everything else
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Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:54 pm
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harry1 wrote:
so really, it looks like the completed stand will need a silverware winning/competeing team then - we have tried everything else


The new stand will help but stating the bl**ding obvious we need to keep a good team and get to that elusive Final.
we have got the foundations in place!
Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:57 pm
Posted by ShayFax on Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:57 pm
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I just don't know what is wrong with this town!! People just don't seem to come out and watch some high quality sport!

We could only get 4000 against Melbourne Storm! Look at all the effort and publicity that went into that!! People just don't seem to come out and watch...I just don't understand it!!! :x
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