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Re: What to London bring to RL ? Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:01 am  

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When the club was owned by the Aussies they worked hard at promotion. There were vouchers in The Sun Newspaper giving five pound entry, A competition to win a Ford Fiesta. They has a Creche, Numerous giveaways, regular items in The London Evening Standard. They worked at it.
Now bearing in mind Rugby League was somewhat alien to the population of South East London. At Charlton in 1996,The Broncos
had the sixth largest average attendance of all the clubs in SL that season. 5699. FACT.
Just hoping fans will turn up does not work.
Re: What to London bring to RL ? Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:03 am  

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northernbloke wrote:
The sky viewing figures are pretty irrelevent to the arguement. Put money on it the folk that are watching RL on sky in the south are those saints, wigan, leeds, cas, fans etc that live down south. Those folk tend to come to watch London broncos once only in a season.
They are never going to flock to london as proven already


This is just utter nonsense.
Re: What to London bring to RL ? Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:38 pm  

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Once again NB misses the point. Can't be asked to explain it to him.

See the monkey has resurfaced.
Re: What to London bring to RL ? Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:58 pm  
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You're right about long journeys to home games. 90 minutes drive or 2 hours on the train for me from just outside Southend.
Re: What to London bring to RL ? Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:29 pm  

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People I know travel from afar for home games, Southampton, Wakefield, Liverpool, Chelmsford, Peterborough, Ashford Kent, Newport. My journey is a 120 mile round trip from Kent.
Bradford fans complain about going to Dewsbury.
Re: What to London bring to RL ? Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:50 pm  

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Victor wrote:
People I know travel from afar for home games, Southampton, Wakefield, Liverpool, Chelmsford, Peterborough, Ashford Kent, Newport. My journey is a 120 mile round trip from Kent.
Bradford fans complain about going to Dewsbury.


To be fair, i'd complain about going to Dewsbury.
Re: What to London bring to RL ? Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:18 pm  

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Victor wrote:
People I know travel from afar for home games, Southampton, Wakefield, Liverpool, Chelmsford, Peterborough, Ashford Kent, Newport. My journey is a 120 mile round trip from Kent.
Bradford fans complain about going to Dewsbury.


For many seasons I traveled from St Helens home and away, only usually missing one game in France, even night matches, and used to take in as many academy games when played on a Saturday.
Re: What to London bring to RL ? Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:48 pm  

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Have not missed the point at all.
Sky viewing figures for SL are higher in South than the north! Thats without a London based SL team!
Ballot tickets for rlwc are apparently high percentage of southern based folk despite no london team in SL.
Would either of these numbers be higher witj a team in SL? No evidence for that.
Lets not forget broncos have had 40 plus years to make a mark for the sport in London.
Current evidence viewing figures ticket sales currently show it makes no difference if there is a SL presence or not.
There is no denying the few fans left tend to travel further than the majority of RL M62 fans to get to home games not sure why thats significant in the numbers that come through the gate.
Re: What to London bring to RL ? Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:52 pm  

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The sky viewing figures are pretty irrelevent to the arguement. Put money on it the folk that are watching RL on sky in the south are those saints, wigan, leeds, cas, fans etc that live down south. Those folk tend to come to watch London broncos once only in a season.
They are never going to flock to london as proven already


This is just utter nonsense.

Why is it utter nonsense? Do you honestly think there are hordes of people watching rugby league on sky that are not already rugby league fans?
If so then think you have it very wrong! Look at why folk pay for sky sports, to watch the sport they love, not some other random sports.
Re: What to London bring to RL ? Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:21 pm  

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So in 96 which i think was used as the example. Free tickets through the red top. Tickets for a fiver, kids get in free, free entry for folk playing in the locallity, incentives like a raffle. (Sounds very similar to a certain NAmerican club)
One day you have to stop giving it away and see how many keep coming and paying for the privilage. If those folk dont keep coming then you have to ask why?
So why did they stop coming?
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