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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 5:46 pm 
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It needs to be used as part of a consistent strategy to expand the game.

I was always disappointed by the lack of integration between the Magic Weekend and the Newcastle club. It’s a perfect opportunity to get new people interested in the sport whilst also pointing them toward regular RL on their doorstep.

So wherever it goes it needs to be for 5 years minimum and tie in with a local club that the RFL actively helps promote.

A scattergun, roving, 1 year here, 1 year there approach will do very little in my opinion.

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Was discussing this yesterday with a lad in work. Nottingham was his suggestion and a bl00dy good one at that. Good transport links, less than a couple of hours for pretty much any RL fan (bar Catalans) and cracking nightlife. The City Ground holds just over 30k so should be sufficient to cover both days as we rarely get much over 30k either day IIRC (happy to be put straight on that tho!).






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UllFC wrote:Before they move the venue again, SL need to review what the event is for.

Are they trying to attract new fans? Are they giving existing fans a weekend out? At the moment its a muddle and we're not doing a great job at getting either of those markets in the ground.

They also havent worked out what the best fixture format is. Derby's generate the biggest crowds but you run the risk of oversaturating those games by having them several times a year.

As always the Marketing starts too late and has too little budget, to crack a City like Liverpool would take months of effort a few social media posts to existing Rugby League fans isnt anywhere near enough.


Pretty much all of the above. It all seems muddled and unclear.

I went to the RU Euro cup final a couple of weeks back at Newcastle and the contrast between that and Magic Weekend couldn't have been much greater - there was a decent looking fan park down on the riverside and a big firework show late Sat night. In contrast what have we got lined up for this weekend?

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red_death wrote:n contrast what have we got lined up for this weekend?


If its anything like other SLE events, that tossbag from Rugby AM yelling at people from the back of a trailor.






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comes down to money

whoever pays the most gets magic weekend

must have been liverpool council this time

england played their recently and marwan koukash has ideas of a liverpool club forming so some root laid maybe!






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GIANTSRL wrote:comes down to money

whoever pays the most gets magic weekend

must have been liverpool council this time


Sadly I fear that is true, but doesn't fill you with any confidence that SL actually have a plan...should be a great weekend out and a real advert for our game, but it feels stale and completely lacking in ideas.

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Willzay wrote:To answer the OP, maybe the venue of the team that won the 2nd place trophy in the PL.


I can't stand Liverpool FC but a Wakefield fan mocking another team for lack of trophies?

Priceless.

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What is the purpose of Magic weekend? Surely until that's understood we cant decide (you would think).






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30k there today, 9k down on Saturday last year. Didnt look any better or worse on TV as Anfield has more upper tiers than St James' park...but 9k is a massive drop and had Catalan, Hull and either Wigan or Wire been at home today for a normal fixture they'd have got about 30k so you have to wonder what the point is

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