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Re: NFL sell out Wembley *again* ! Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:00 am  
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At the risk of taking the thread in a different direction, has the emergence of smart phones and next gen consoles lead to the dwindling participation at grass roots level of not only rugby league but sunday league football?
The Leigh and Wakefield fans mentality......

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Re: NFL sell out Wembley *again* ! Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:11 am  

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Ruune Rebellion wrote:
At the risk of taking the thread in a different direction, has the emergence of smart phones and next gen consoles lead to the dwindling participation at grass roots level of not only rugby league but sunday league football?


Not convinced. These things exist all over the world.
Re: NFL sell out Wembley *again* ! Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:35 am  

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Ruune Rebellion wrote:
At the risk of taking the thread in a different direction, has the emergence of smart phones and next gen consoles lead to the dwindling participation at grass roots level of not only rugby league but sunday league football?


Did the emergence of Space Invaders, ZX81's, Atari Consoles and Nintendo Gameboys lead to the same?

This is the world we live in - the poster who suggests embracing and exploiting technology for the benefit of the game is quite correct; trying to resist it is no more than tilting at windmills, and reinforces the perception of RL as an anachronistic dinosaur pastime from a bygone era.
Re: NFL sell out Wembley *again* ! Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:13 am  
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Whatever you think of video games, the reality is that it's a large part of the lives of a lot of young people.

Major football and NFL clubs aren't investing heavily in e-sports (and top e-sports players aren't earning more than some Premier League footballers) because its a fad. They're doing it because it's a way to connect with a notoriously hard to reach audience.

You can complain about "kids on their PlayStations / phones all day long" but if that is the way the wind is blowing, it's not good news for the courier of this sport if it doesn't / can't respond to that trend.


Thank you, thats the point I was making, and sort of connecting back to my point on the first page, and the grass roots laid by john madden football on the mega drive
Re: NFL sell out Wembley *again* ! Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:13 am  
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Did the emergence of Space Invaders, ZX81's, Atari Consoles and Nintendo Gameboys lead to the same?

This is the world we live in - the poster who suggests embracing and exploiting technology for the benefit of the game is quite correct; trying to resist it is no more than tilting at windmills, and reinforces the perception of RL as an anachronistic dinosaur pastime from a bygone era.



Exactly
Re: NFL sell out Wembley *again* ! Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:37 pm  

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The damaging impact of technology overuse on the social and emotional wellbeing of children is frightening, whether any organisation would exercise caution or integrity over cashing in on what are essentially addictions is another matter.
Re: NFL sell out Wembley *again* ! Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:55 pm  

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Seth wrote:
The damaging impact of technology overuse on the social and emotional wellbeing of children is frightening, whether any organisation would exercise caution or integrity over cashing in on what are essentially addictions is another matter.


Parenting is more key now that it ever was. I take my 4 year old son to the park every weekend and throw a ball about....but even with me trying to limit his "screen time" it is nigh on impossible to hold back the technological wave.....he can unlock my phone, has netflix and youtube on the TV sorted....it's terrifying to think that 50 years ago, the only worry my mum had was me falling out of a tree....whilst my biggest concern is getting my son to play outside at all.
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: NFL sell out Wembley *again* ! Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:05 pm  

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Call Me God wrote:
Parenting is more key now that it ever was. I take my 4 year old son to the park every weekend and throw a ball about....but even with me trying to limit his "screen time" it is nigh on impossible to hold back the technological wave.....he can unlock my phone, has netflix and youtube on the TV sorted....it's terrifying to think that 50 years ago, the only worry my mum had was me falling out of a tree....whilst my biggest concern is getting my son to play outside at all.


It’s something I see everyday and try and influence through my work. I’ve a 6 month old and have told family and friends not to buy a plastic mobile phone as it’ll go in the bin. I hate seeing families out in restaurants with the kids on tablets, it’s awful.
Re: NFL sell out Wembley *again* ! Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:22 pm  
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Seth wrote:
It’s something I see everyday and try and influence through my work. I’ve a 6 month old and have told family and friends not to buy a plastic mobile phone as it’ll go in the bin. I hate seeing families out in restaurants with the kids on tablets, it’s awful.


Why is it awful?
The Leigh and Wakefield fans mentality......

Say something negative about any other team than theirs - Its an opinion

Say something negative about Leigh and Wakefield - TROLL
Re: NFL sell out Wembley *again* ! Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:30 pm  
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As for “don’t buy a plastic mobile” lol. You and your 6 months of parenting expertise are really showing us something. You do realise that phones, of any sort, are integral to a child’s imagination. As the saying goes “if a child offers you a phone, you answer it”. Any more pearls of wisdom from your 6 months of being a parent?
The Leigh and Wakefield fans mentality......

Say something negative about any other team than theirs - Its an opinion

Say something negative about Leigh and Wakefield - TROLL
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