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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:27 pm 
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Nope. If they finish bottom they should, rightly, go down. RL will survive it just wouldnt be good for the game short term. Like it or not Leeds are the biggest hitters in RL in the UK.






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ratticusfinch wrote:Nope. If they finish bottom they should, rightly, go down. RL will survive it just wouldnt be good for the game short term. Like it or not Leeds are the biggest hitters in RL in the UK.



For how long?

Seriously the days of leeds bringing in large numbers of fans were linked entirely with their successful period.

Similar to all other clubs.






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What are the average crowds this season for St's and Leeds? What with one being the best they've been for quite a while and the other in a relegation dogfight?






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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:17 pm 
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Bradford used to have a good following and the other clubs survived when they went down.

Perhaps Leeds need to go down then they can rebuild a team next year without the pressure they're under now.

Who different fans want to go down doesn't matter the bottom team goes and that's it

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:23 pm 
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bewareshadows wrote:For how long?

Seriously the days of leeds bringing in large numbers of fans were linked entirely with their successful period.

Similar to all other clubs.


Why do people just think about away crowds (likewise when going on about expansion teams) that is well down the list of factors really. Sky and sponsorship wouldn’t really like to see a Leeds-less competition and like them or not they bring the money in. As poor as Leeds have been they’ll still have been on Sky 14 times out of their first 21 fixtures.....what other team struggling around 10th have ever had anywhere near that much tv coverage? Why do Leeds get it, because they still bring in bigger audiences even when poor and that’s what really counts most to the tv people, not whether a match between Salford & Hudds might be a better contest.






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infamous grouse wrote:Bradford used to have a good following and the other clubs survived when they went down.

Perhaps Leeds need to go down then they can rebuild a team next year without the pressure they're under now.

Who different fans want to go down doesn't matter the bottom team goes and that's it


Again it’s not just “following”. Other clubs have survived but the competition hasn’t thrived or been better for Bradford’s drop and that’s with it being offset slightly by Warrington stepping up towards being a big 4 club just as Bradford went backwards (if they were still the early 00’s version when Bradford were going strong it’d be different).






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ThePrinter wrote:Why do people just think about away crowds (likewise when going on about expansion teams) that is well down the list of factors really. Sky and sponsorship wouldn’t really like to see a Leeds-less competition and like them or not they bring the money in. As poor as Leeds have been they’ll still have been on Sky 14 times out of their first 21 fixtures.....what other team struggling around 10th have ever had anywhere near that much tv coverage? Why do Leeds get it, because they still bring in bigger audiences even when poor and that’s what really counts most to the tv people, not whether a match between Salford & Hudds might be a better contest.



Warrington in 2017 were on quite a lot when they struggled that year

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ratticusfinch wrote:Yep whilst the game is on its arris let's get rid of our best supported team playing out of the best stadium in a big vibrant city who are able to attract blue chip companies constantly. Meanwhile our champions elect can dispel the myth that our game is cheap and struggling financially by playing out of the Totally Wicked Stadium sponsored by Cash Converters. Funny as it may be SL needs Leeds.


"Blue Chip companies"

Well lets hope whatever 'blue chip companies' Leeds can get are better than those 'blue chip companies' Dire attracted in recent years in 'Halliwell Jones' and 'Bensons for Beds'.






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JonnoTheGreat wrote:"Blue Chip companies"

Well lets hope whatever 'blue chip companies' Leeds can get are better than those 'blue chip companies' Dire attracted in recent years in 'Halliwell Jones' and 'Bensons for Beds'.

Or Fly Emirates

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How did a thread about the battles at the opposite ends of the table become a slagging match about who has the better sponsors? FFS, whomever is bottom goes down, regardless of their "wealth".....that's what makes this year so much better than last.






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:

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