WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - The most interesting relegation battle in history

Board index Welcome to RLFANS The Virtual Terrace The most interesting relegation battle in history


User avatarchristopher wrote:
christopher User avatar
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Joined: Tue Nov 19, 2002 9:13 am
Posts: 9361
Location: West Yorkshire
wrencat1873 wrote:
I get your point but, as RL is supposed to be a sport, success should be measured by results on the field of play and not by your bank balance or attendance figures etc.



And if we get relegated then we will have been measured by our results on the pitch - under the current rules I've no problem with that, we would deserve all we get.

My point being it will not be a good thing for the sport at all, especially when we are just about to negotiate a new TV deal.

User avatarBarnabus wrote:
Barnabus User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:40 pm
Posts: 1346
Location: Marfleet
wrencat1873 wrote:
You do realise that were the 3 clubs you suggest all drop from SL, yours would then be the crappiest by some distance.
As the phrase goes, be careful what you wish for.

It's strange that in the round ball game, stadia and attendances count for little and they worry about what is taking place on the green stuff.
Football is huge and has many faults but, at least the talk is about the sport itself.

RL could learn a lot from that.

Btw, why dont you include London in your hit list ?


I'd already said I believe London will go down, but even so, I don't think they're quite as crap as Wakefield. Their youth production and work to promote RL in the South give them the edge. a 5 or a 6 on the scale.

Also, if a club was promoted to the premier league with a stadium as poor as Wakefield's, I'm sure it'd become as issue.

User avatarwrencat1873 wrote:
wrencat1873 User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:28 pm
Posts: 15072
Barnabus wrote:
I'd already said I believe London will go down, but even so, I don't think they're quite as crap as Wakefield. Their youth production and work to promote RL in the South give them the edge. a 5 or a 6 on the scale.

Also, if a club was promoted to the premier league with a stadium as poor as Wakefield's, I'm sure it'd become as issue.


It's all relative though isn't it.
Compare turf moor to Old Trafford and the difference is far more stark than Headingley or the DW to Belle Vue.
Again, using the football analogy, the media build up the fixtures between the likes of Burnley v Man U but in our sport we dont.
Of course the top of the table clashes will always grab the headlines and football, at the top level has obscene TV revenues but, they dont try and deride their clubs and neither should we.
Again I believe that clubs like Leigh or Fev getting into SL should be welcomed just as much as London or Toronto but many, especially on this forum believe that their is a RL promised land on the other side of the Atlantic and yet, The RFL and Sky weren't brave enough to include Toronto (or Toulouse) in the top flight the last time their was a shake up of the league, which tells you all you need to know.
As I said, sport should always be about the contest :IDEA:
Ruune Rebellion User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:20 pm
Posts: 1087
Leigh, Toronto and Tolouse would all bring more away fans to us than Leeds have this season so not like we would miss out if Leeds went down.

However, I don’t think they will.
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

User avatarChris71 wrote:
Chris71 User avatar
Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2004 10:46 am
Posts: 4963
Location: Never never land away with the fairies
Think Leeds are still very much in the doo doo with regards the real threat of relegation along with Hull KR, Wakey and possibly still Huddersfield. London are obviously also in the mix but of all the relegation contenders they have the least pressure on them as they've been the ones expected to go down before the season started. Many had them down to be relegated pretty much by the time June game around.

Wakey's slump in form at this time with few games to go is a concern and a tough run of fixtures against the current top 4 but also 2 against fellow relegation rivals.

Rovers you just wonder how much the late recall of Warringtons players affected them against Huddersfield and the knock on effect to them moving forward and again a faitly tough run of fixtures.

Leeds have enormous pressure on them to avoid the drop and the fact they are still very much in the mix with so few games left you have to say it a very real threat they face. Looking at their remaining games its a tough run in, lose to Huddersfield and it really could be disaster for them. Plus an away trip to London to the plastic pitch.

Huddersfield could be dragged right into the mix if the lose to Leeds and again have some tricky fixtures but they have 2 pts on the board plus a better pts difference currently so than all below them which is worth another point.

London have defied the odds and still right in the mix. Slightly kinder fixtures for them but 3 of them against relegation rivals. Less pressure and expectation on them which may well help.

Going to be very interesting the next few games.
I really enjoy long walks especially when they are taken by people I don't like!

User avatarJake the Peg wrote:
Jake the Peg User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:39 pm
Posts: 28901
I think Leeds going down would be great for the game. The TV deal would be the same whether they're in it or not but imagine the publicity them being relegated would get and the increased exposure of the championship next season

ThePrinter wrote:
ThePrinter Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:19 pm
Posts: 11412
Location: Behind the picket fence on the grassy knoll in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas.
Jake the Peg wrote:
I think Leeds going down would be great for the game. The TV deal would be the same whether they're in it or not but imagine the publicity them being relegated would get and the increased exposure of the championship next season


No it wouldn’t. Their’s a reason the best supported clubs get shown the most and that’s because they bring more viewers - and that’s what interests Sky the most. Take away your biggest supported team and not thinking Sky (or sponsors who pay money to get as many eyes as possible on their product) would be bothered is wrong.
"The Golden Generation finally has its Golden Fleece! They have Wembley Cup Final winners medals to add to their collection."

23/08/2014

User avatarSaleSlim wrote:
SaleSlim User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:16 am
Posts: 1370
Jake the Peg wrote:
I think Leeds going down would be great for the game. The TV deal would be the same whether they're in it or not but imagine the publicity them being relegated would get and the increased exposure of the championship next season


Too many people are pulling out the "SL would implode if Leeds got relegated" line which is total and utter b0ll0cks! Other teams may actually get to play on Sky for a change if Leeds went down and wouldn't be shunted to the Thu night slot (when they get televised) which further impacts crowds on the worst day of the week.

As for the earlier poster, the only people who benefit from Leeds big attendances, corporate numbers etc are Leeds. Their away support has been woeful the past couple.of seasons (yes this is coming from a Salford fan!) and there must have been less than 500 at the AJ Bell when they beat us a few months back.

Unfortunately they'll stay up though so no chance to test the "end of the world" theory. :lol:
quote="Ruune Rebellion"]No. That’s what you said you idiot which is why you are sexiest lol. Give up you sexiest Imbecile[/quote]

User avatarchristopher wrote:
christopher User avatar
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Joined: Tue Nov 19, 2002 9:13 am
Posts: 9361
Location: West Yorkshire
Jake the Peg wrote:
I think Leeds going down would be great for the game. The TV deal would be the same whether they're in it or not but imagine the publicity them being relegated would get and the increased exposure of the championship next season


No it wouldn’t be great for the game at all, it would be great for a few rival supporters for a bit of a laugh to them but it would not be great for SL or the Championship. Leeds have the resources to keep a SL squad together and likely dominate that league.

If you think Leeds going down wouldn’t affect the TV negotiations you’re being naive.

User avatarchristopher wrote:
christopher User avatar
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Joined: Tue Nov 19, 2002 9:13 am
Posts: 9361
Location: West Yorkshire
SaleSlim wrote:
Too many people are pulling out the "SL would implode if Leeds got relegated" line which is total and utter b0ll0cks! Other teams may actually get to play on Sky for a change if Leeds went down and wouldn't be shunted to the Thu night slot (when they get televised) which further impacts crowds on the worst day of the week.

As for the earlier poster, the only people who benefit from Leeds big attendances, corporate numbers etc are Leeds. Their away support has been woeful the past couple.of seasons (yes this is coming from a Salford fan!) and there must have been less than 500 at the AJ Bell when they beat us a few months back.

Unfortunately they'll stay up though so no chance to test the "end of the world" theory. :lol:


Who has said SL will implode? That’s a straw man.

What we are saying is a SL without Leeds is less attractive to sponsors and TV companies, and this isn’t a good thing
PreviousNext

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bulls Boy 2011, SaleSlim, The Ghost of '99, wigginswarrior and 110 guests

Quick Reply

Subject: Message:
   
Please note using apple style emoji's can result in posting failures.

Return to The Virtual Terrace


POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORDTEAM
5,104,50774378,3624,559SET
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.
When you register you get access to the live match scores, live match chat and fixtures and you can post in the discussions on the forums.
YOU HAVE RL CHAT OFF
Please Support RLFANS.COM


YOU HAVE RL FIXTURES OFF
RLFANS Recent Posts




X