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Re: NFL sell out Wembley *again* !
Post Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:34 pm
Posted by Call Me God on Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:34 pm
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There was only 56,854 in attendance at the Spurs Vs Man City game at Wembley last night.

Premier League football is dying !!!!

:lol:
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* !
Post Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:42 pm
Posted by Fantastic Mr Catpiss on Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:42 pm
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Just to bump this back up.

I take it that most of us are familiar with the global phenomenon that is fortnite?

Well the NFL definitely are

https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment ... iler-price
Re: NFL sell out Wembley *again* !
Post Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:23 pm
Posted by Call Me God on Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:23 pm
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Fantastic Mr Catpiss wrote:
Just to bump this back up.

I take it that most of us are familiar with the global phenomenon that is fortnite?

Well the NFL definitely are

https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment ... iler-price

Had to google it....... Like all global trends its cool until the next one and the NFL get more fans at one game than we do at the top 13 ties combined and more viewers for one game than we do all season.....
We can't even fill Hull for an England game
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* !
Post Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:48 pm
Posted by Fantastic Mr Catpiss on Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:48 pm
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Call Me God wrote:
Had to google it....... Like all global trends its cool until the next one and the NFL get more fans at one game than we do at the top 13 ties combined and more viewers for one game than we do all season.....
We can't even fill Hull for an England game


https://www-polygon-com.cdn.ampproject. ... ayers-2018

74 million players a month, 125 million in july. Big money tournament, celebrities who play it, primark and other supermarkets stocking various clothing lines, its more than just a fad. And the NFL have jumped on the bandwagon to get more exposure.

If the rfl had a fat sack of money available, they'd get a poop load of exposure if they tried to get involved with this, say just before the start of the new super league season. It'll never happen but this is the sort of thing they need to be trying to do, changing their marketing, thinking outside the box.

Try and make rugby league cool for the kids. They're the customers of the future.
Re: NFL sell out Wembley *again* !
Post Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:06 pm
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Fantastic Mr Catpiss wrote:
74 million players a month, 125 million in july. Big money tournament, celebrities who play it, primark and other supermarkets stocking various clothing lines, its more than just a fad.

Tamagotchi anyone? 80 million units sold.........
or how about one of these.......
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.....killed Vinyl (or at least buried it for 30 years)
It's a fad and will be replaced by another fad......marketing on its popularity is great, but it's a short term high expense method for a qUick return......the NFL existed when the walkman came and went and it will be the same with this
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* !
Post Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:47 pm
Posted by Seth on Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:47 pm
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Please keep RL away from anything associated with flossing, dabbing or any other weird affliction this game encourages. Children spend far too much time in front of screens, not something I’d like to see rl encourage.
Re: NFL sell out Wembley *again* !
Post Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:16 pm
Posted by Ruune Rebellion on Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:16 pm
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Seth wrote:
Please keep RL away from anything associated with flossing, dabbing or any other weird affliction this game encourages. Children spend far too much time in front of screens, not something I’d like to see rl encourage.


Well said. Let’s encourage them to gamble instead by having Ladbrokes sponsor the challenge cup
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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Post Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:22 pm
Posted by Seth on Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:22 pm
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Or how about neither is ok. I didn’t realise the choice was either or.
Re: NFL sell out Wembley *again* !
Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:03 am
Posted by Sir Kevin Sinfield on Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:03 am
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Ruune Rebellion wrote:
Well said. Let’s encourage them to gamble instead by having Ladbrokes sponsor the challenge cup

As well as the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup it’s also the Betfred Super League. I do agree this is adding to the Nations problem gamblers, but it needs to be restricted by the government, that’s their job to create laws, not through the RFL turning down sponsorship.
Re: NFL sell out Wembley *again* !
Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:57 am
Posted by bramleyrhino on Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:57 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.
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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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