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Re: Newcastle -Home fixture Wed May 11, 2022 11:42 pm  
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Wed May 11, 2022 11:42 pm  

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2 days out and the club are persisting with trying to fleece the fans they already have by offering gold lounge access for 35 quid rather than doing anything to attract NEW FANS or even Lapsed ones. :CRAZY:
A glance at the ticketing scenario shows not much improvement from the weekend when we were looking at sub 500....Hughes has to act NOW.

We have 7 more home matches after this.....he has to task his Management Team to come up with a structured plan on how to at least try to get over 1,500 to all of them. If it were me, I'd offer existing ST holders an upgrade to gold for £50 and then general admission at £5 a game. People are currently tightening their belts so it's vital we get the pricing right now and for next year (if there is a next year).

It's all well and good Hughes cutting his cloth, but the reality is what he's done is cut our throat and is watching us bleed out slowly....London Broncos can't be done on the cheap, so he's either in or out. Halfway is just a slow death.

Appointment #1 must be a sports administrator. Freelance admins cost about 50k a year pro rata and I'd guess that 3 days a week would cover the club
Appointment #2 should be a General Manager. Loubser has shown he's out of his depth and when he goes (he'll be looking already) he needs to be replaced by someone prepared to roll up their sleeves
Appointment #3. A qualified marketing person. The last one we had Gus sacked and she ended up at the Quins Union before going to the RFU.....we haven't had a marketing manager since then (2011?).......that is a shocking state of affairs and Hughes is 100% behind that and it is deliberate.

These 3 need TARGETS with REWARDS or CONSEQUENCES in place......a budget needs to be approved and a campaign built to attract NEW fans to the game. I'd go so far as to allocate 1 day a week for all 3 of these people to focus solely on re-engaging lapsed fans.....

...as for this Friday.
I see a loss and a poor crowd, but then I see Hughes getting his chequebook out but it'll be purely to keep us up, so once again, his heart and not his head making decisions :DEPRESSED:
Re: Newcastle -Home fixture Thu May 12, 2022 9:08 am  
Re: Newcastle -Home fixture
Thu May 12, 2022 9:08 am  

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Surprising the adult match tickets are £20. Thought there would be deals.
Re: Newcastle -Home fixture Thu May 12, 2022 9:20 am  
Re: Newcastle -Home fixture
Thu May 12, 2022 9:20 am  

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See we now seem to have drafted in Neil Thorman for the game. Isn't he about to claim his State Retirement Pension?
Re: Newcastle -Home fixture Thu May 12, 2022 11:05 am  
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Thu May 12, 2022 11:05 am  

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See we now seem to have drafted in Neil Thorman for the game. Isn't he about to claim his State Retirement Pension?

I understand he was Skolars best player. Putting to one side he is pushing 38 and hasn’t played in the Championship since 2014 (I believe) I can’t understand why once again Broncos haven’t had the courage of their convictions and actually announced a player they have recruited.
I for one am delighted as you know I have long advocated that we should recruit extensively from L1 with specific focus on Skolars. That is the recipe for success and I see this very much as a like for like with Chisholm. Kudos to the board.
In other news I see Gahan is out. I think he’s been quite busy so let’s hope the replacements for him and DC do a job.
Re: Newcastle -Home fixture Thu May 12, 2022 3:49 pm  
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Thu May 12, 2022 3:49 pm  

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jbuzza wrote:
Surprising the adult match tickets are £20. Thought there would be deals.

I'm aware of two half price offers for tomorrow night. Local Resident Flyers and AFC Wimbledon. Those are obviously targeted though. Would think they need to start looking at general deals for all.
Re: Newcastle -Home fixture Thu May 12, 2022 3:51 pm  
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Gold Lounge sold out. How many does it hold ?
Re: Newcastle -Home fixture Thu May 12, 2022 3:53 pm  
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Thu May 12, 2022 3:53 pm  

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jbuzza wrote:
Gold Lounge sold out. How many does it hold ?

This is good news both in of itself and because they can stop obsessing about the Gold Lounge and focus for 5 minutes on the important things.
Re: Newcastle -Home fixture Thu May 12, 2022 4:00 pm  
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Thu May 12, 2022 4:00 pm  
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I think £20 is cheaper than previous games when it was £22 adult and £17.50 concession. I can't go. Travelling to Yorkshire on Saturday and getting home pushing midnight to get up six hours later is a bit late for me.
Re: Newcastle -Home fixture Thu May 12, 2022 4:02 pm  
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Thu May 12, 2022 4:02 pm  

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I'm aware of two half price offers for tomorrow night. Local Resident Flyers and AFC Wimbledon. Those are obviously targeted though. Would think they need to start looking at general deals for all.

One of the slight problems here is that the more deals (and the paucity of performance across the season) the less attractive Season Tickets become going forward. 2020 - 2 home games and let them have the pro rata refund. 2021 about 7 games was it including the Toulouse game which I really, really don’t need to go to again. Not sure value for money wise the ST has been a winner. A lot of it is about supporting the club but let’s be frank it’s not been great recruitment, performance and on and off field entertainment wise. I’m not sure I’ll rush to buy next season but rather wait to see what they are proposing and take a view. (Should there be a next season of course.)
Re: Newcastle -Home fixture Thu May 12, 2022 4:05 pm  
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I think £20 is cheaper than previous games when it was £22 adult and £17.50 concession. I can't go. Travelling to Yorkshire on Saturday and getting home pushing midnight to get up six hours later is a bit late for me.

This is the problem with Friday night games. I can see it could be a winner with locals. But we don’t have many and we need to work harder to get them in. For the rest of us the mechanics of getting home and back make it a bit of a chore. I’m going but as you say it will be a late one.
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