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Re: Manchester Lions
Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:29 am
Posted by Jemmo on Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:29 am
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bramleyrhino wrote:
RL Supporters: "The game needs better marketing!"
Swinton Board: "OK, we're going to reposition the club and work hard to make it appeal to new markets that don't necessarily identify with Swinton"
RL Supporters: "No, not like that. We meant put some posters in the bus station or something."


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Re: Manchester Lions
Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:39 pm
Posted by Huddersfield1895 on Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:39 pm
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bramleyrhino wrote:
RL Supporters: "The game needs better marketing!"
Swinton Board: "OK, we're going to reposition the club and work hard to make it appeal to new markets that don't necessarily identify with Swinton"
RL Supporters: "No, not like that. We meant put some posters in the bus station or something."

Us older one's remember the days when more or less had posters in their windows advertising the next home games.
Re: Manchester Lions
Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:13 pm
Posted by rollin thunder on Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:13 pm
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In many ways I hope Swindon fold now, and the fans all like 500 of them have no club anymore. It's the whole bexit attitude that sums up this country, people cannot accept change and the world is not the same as in 1970.
Re: Manchester Lions
Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:40 pm
Posted by Les Norton on Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:40 pm
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rollin thunder wrote:
In many ways I hope Swindon fold now, and the fans all like 500 of them have no club anymore. It's the whole bexit attitude that sums up this country, people cannot accept change and the world is not the same as in 1970.


If someone wants to start a club in a new town do it. Don’t steel the resources of an existing club, move them, disregard their history and expect all of the existing fan base to be happy about it.
Re: Manchester Lions
Post Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:15 am
Posted by bramleyrhino on Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:15 am
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Les Norton wrote:
If someone wants to start a club in a new town do it. Don’t steel the resources of an existing club, move them, disregard their history and expect all of the existing fan base to be happy about it.


Firstly, that's not what Swinton were doing. They were simply 'rebranding' as part of an attempt to make them relevant to an audience that doesn't necessarily identify with Swinton.

Secondly, the response from the existing fan base sums up so much that is wrong with many attitudes in the game. There's a sense that many would prefer to be "king of the rubble" than be a smaller part of something much bigger. And for what? A sense of nostalgia? People shouldn't cling to history because they are afraid of the future.
I wish everyone would read bramleyrhino's post two or three times just to get it through some thick skulls


Mr bramleyrhino speaks a lot of sense.


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Re: Manchester Lions
Post Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:07 pm
Posted by snowie on Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:07 pm
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Les Norton wrote:
If someone wants to start a club in a new town do it. Don’t steel the resources of an existing club, move them, disregard their history and expect all of the existing fan base to be happy about it.

:CLAP: there's always some that doesn't effect they own club got some smart arsed comment
Re: Manchester Lions
Post Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:27 pm
Posted by Psychedelic Casual on Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:27 pm
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Les Norton wrote:
If someone wants to start a club in a new town do it. Don’t steel the resources of an existing club, move them, disregard their history and expect all of the existing fan base to be happy about it.

Swinton haven’t played in Swinton for a generation and may never play in Swinton ever again.

What’s the point in them being called Swinton?

They play in Sale in Trafford in Greater Manchester. They should be called Sale Lions, Trafford Lions, Manchester Lions, Greater Manchester Lions or any of them with just RLFC at the end with no “Lions”.
Re: Manchester Lions
Post Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:35 am
Posted by bewareshadows on Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:35 am
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Les Norton wrote:
If someone wants to start a club in a new town do it. Don’t steel the resources of an existing club, move them, disregard their history and expect all of the existing fan base to be happy about it.


This is very ironic as Swinton have effectively set up an old club in a new town.
If Castleford started to play in Barnsley should they still be called Castleford?
We can be bold enough to make a stand and do battle for our views and beliefs. But we must strive to be mature enough not to resort to unnecessary personal attacks upon people with opposing views.
Re: Manchester Lions
Post Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:48 am
Posted by Les Norton on Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:48 am
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This is very ironic as Swinton have effectively set up an old club in a new town.
If Castleford started to play in Barnsley should they still be called Castleford?


Should Bradford change their name to Keighley Bulls?
Re: Manchester Lions
Post Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:58 am
Posted by Jemmo on Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:58 am
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