RLFANS.COM
Celebrating
23 years service to
the Rugby League
Community!
WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - Leigh
Re: Leigh Mon Sep 05, 2022 9:24 pm  
Re: Leigh
Mon Sep 05, 2022 9:24 pm  

User avatarBent&Bongser wrote:
Bent&Bongser User avatar
Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Joined: Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:10 am
Posts: 2791
Location: Here (But Only for the Beer)
Member for 7 years
For information only: LSV is very easy and quick to get to.

Train to Manchester, train to Atherton (formerly part of Leigh), 10 minute (582) bus ride straight to Leigh bus station, cockstride to a great stadium.

Otherwise; train to Manchester, V1 bus (every 10 minutes, plush leatherette seats, WIFI, USB chargers, dedicated bus lane all the way through Salford to sail through any traffic, limited stopping, then (from the Salford border) the guided bus way (no cars bikes or trucks, lights automatically change in favour of the bus at crossroads as the transponder gets into range)) into Leigh bus station.

What's more, from next week the V1 will be two quid a trip.

The most arduous part of a Londoner's journey would be getting to Euston through traffic on a clapped out Routemaster or finding a tube train that didn't wait underground for an age. Missed many an APEXed train for that reason when working in The Smoke!

Point is that Leigh's lack of a train station is no obstacle and a non-argument.
Re: Leigh Mon Sep 05, 2022 9:51 pm  
Re: Leigh
Mon Sep 05, 2022 9:51 pm  

User avatarorangeman wrote:
orangeman User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:06 pm
Posts: 1412
Member for 2 years
Cokey wrote:
If the IMG do their maths, they'll be wondering why it cost more for the bus than the actual fans on it. :mrgreen:

Don't get me wrong. The game neds more blokes like your owner who assuredly wear their hearts on their sleeves, but it's very simplistic to say that 1,000 away fans benefits SL more than having a side like Toulouse in the competition.
I estimated 10 years ago that it was £4,000,000 turn over at a SL club to stand a chance of breaking even......I'd hazard a guess that figure is now £5,000,000 and if £40,000 from Leigh as opposed to £0,000 from Toulouse is the deal breaker, then the deal needs to be looked at....because each club needs to be generating £3,200,000 AFTER SKY money to break even and 1.25% of that shouldn't be the kicker.
Del the Deckbuilder will be throwing a million + at the club next year and you'll average 6/7k....piled up with sponsors and corporates, I reckon you'll be turning over close to £4.5 million......I reckon that's what clubs like Wakefield, Salford, Huddersfield and HKR operate with, so recruitment will be key for you guys.

Meanwhile, IMG need to sort London out and stage 1 is find a way to remove Hughes........ :PRAY:
Re: Leigh Mon Sep 05, 2022 10:08 pm  
Re: Leigh
Mon Sep 05, 2022 10:08 pm  

BigTime wrote:
BigTime Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:39 pm
Posts: 1119
Member for 1 year
Bent&Bongser wrote:
For information only: LSV is very easy and quick to get to.

Train to Manchester, train to Atherton (formerly part of Leigh), 10 minute (582) bus ride straight to Leigh bus station, cockstride to a great stadium.

Otherwise; train to Manchester, V1 bus (every 10 minutes, plush leatherette seats, WIFI, USB chargers, dedicated bus lane all the way through Salford to sail through any traffic, limited stopping, then (from the Salford border) the guided bus way (no cars bikes or trucks, lights automatically change in favour of the bus at crossroads as the transponder gets into range)) into Leigh bus station.

What's more, from next week the V1 will be two quid a trip.

The most arduous part of a Londoner's journey would be getting to Euston through traffic on a clapped out Routemaster or finding a tube train that didn't wait underground for an age. Missed many an APEXed train for that reason when working in The Smoke!

Point is that Leigh's lack of a train station is no obstacle and a non-argument.


Almost certainly true Bongser but as it’s given so many so much pleasure over the years it seems churlish to let the facts get in the way. Just out of interest why don’t you have a train station. Is it a Beeching thing?
Re: Leigh Mon Sep 05, 2022 10:09 pm  
Re: Leigh
Mon Sep 05, 2022 10:09 pm  

BigTime wrote:
BigTime Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:39 pm
Posts: 1119
Member for 1 year
BigTime wrote:
Almost certainly true Bongser but as it’s given so many so much pleasure over the years it seems churlish to let the facts get in the way. Just out of interest why don’t you have a train station. Is it a Beeching thing?

I should also say you have to be mad to get a bus in central London but that’s another matter.
Re: Leigh Mon Sep 05, 2022 10:54 pm  
Re: Leigh
Mon Sep 05, 2022 10:54 pm  

User avatarorangeman wrote:
orangeman User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:06 pm
Posts: 1412
Member for 2 years
London has an underground system that works just fine when not on strike. Tooting Broadway Tube station is some 1 mile on foot away.....10 minutes stroll or 5 minutes on the 493 bus.....

Euston Station to Tooting Broadway is a 27 minute journey....25 minutes from Kings Cross, so basically, arrive from the north on the Train after a 2hr journey and 30 minutes later your in your seat.......this is one game a year and hardly a huge expeditionary force type scenario.....10 minutes planning on-line and it's done!

Whilst I appreciate it must be nice to play teams from the same postcode every week, there's a reason why SKY aren't paying us what they used to and Wigan v Wire, Saints and now Leigh potentially 9 times a year may well be the reason...of we don't want to be ignored and then forgotten, we need fans who are prepared to travel, because soccer grounds look pretty full most weekends so the global economic slowdown must be 100% league
Re: Leigh Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:54 am  
Re: Leigh
Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:54 am  

User avatarBent&Bongser wrote:
Bent&Bongser User avatar
Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Joined: Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:10 am
Posts: 2791
Location: Here (But Only for the Beer)
Member for 7 years
BigTime wrote:
....Just out of interest why don’t you have a train station. Is it a Beeching thing?


Yes it's part of that shenanigans. There was a station in Leigh, and another in Tyldesley ("Bongs" - like Atherton, "Bent" - historically part of Leigh). A section of the disused railway cutting than ran from Leigh then through Tyldesley and Salford to Manchester is now the above-mentioned guided busway. One thing that Andy Burnham got right as MP for Leigh.
Re: Leigh Tue Sep 06, 2022 1:59 pm  
Re: Leigh
Tue Sep 06, 2022 1:59 pm  

crashmon wrote:
crashmon Cheeky half-back
Cheeky half-back

Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:01 am
Posts: 596
Member for 12 years
I hope and wish Leigh all the best next year, yes they are in the shadow of Saints and Pies, but do wakefield or salford offer more than Leigh? Not sure to be honest. The issue that RL will die if it cannot get out of the M62 corridor is not the sole fault of Leigh, but the fault of the majority of the chairman in the north trying to hold onto a shrinking pot, which is only going to shrink more and more unless they can somehow attract more interest from outside that area of the UK.....

Remember Sky are run by comcast now, RL is just a fringe sport to them which fills up a thursday night spot, thats all it is.
Re: Leigh Tue Sep 06, 2022 2:08 pm  
Re: Leigh
Tue Sep 06, 2022 2:08 pm  
Kelvin's Ferret User avatar
100% League Network
100% League Network

Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:19 am
Posts: 7342
Location: East Surrey, England
Member for 18 years
orangeman wrote:
we need fans who are prepared to travel, because soccer grounds look pretty full most weekends so the global economic slowdown must be 100% league


Not wishing to turn this into a RU bashing thread, but RU has serious issues now, look at Worcester. They may still be way ahead of RL financially, but they've had to cut their salary cap, and a lot of pro RU clubs are treading water right now. If SL was restricted to genuinely viable professional clubs, those in reasonably modern stadiums with decent support, there'd probably only be 6 teams in the competition.
For contributions, remittances, payments, and all other matters of any responsibility, please refer to someone else.

“The British people love a good hero and a good hate”
Lord Northcliffe
Re: Leigh Tue Sep 06, 2022 2:16 pm  
Re: Leigh
Tue Sep 06, 2022 2:16 pm  

User avatarRfE wrote:
RfE User avatar
Cheeky half-back
Cheeky half-back

Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:39 am
Posts: 721
Member for 5 years
Kelvin's Ferret wrote:
Not wishing to turn this into a RU bashing thread, but RU has serious issues now, look at Worcester. They may still be way ahead of RL financially, but they've had to cut their salary cap, and a lot of pro RU clubs are treading water right now. If SL was restricted to genuinely viable professional clubs, those in reasonably modern stadiums with decent support, there'd probably only be 6 teams in the competition.



Wasn't Gus at Worcester for a bit......................
Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number--
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you--
Ye are many -- they are few.'

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 'The Mask of Anarchy'



' ITS OVER' - Roy Orbison
Re: Leigh Tue Sep 06, 2022 2:18 pm  
Re: Leigh
Tue Sep 06, 2022 2:18 pm  

User avatarRfE wrote:
RfE User avatar
Cheeky half-back
Cheeky half-back

Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:39 am
Posts: 721
Member for 5 years
orangeman wrote:

Meanwhile, IMG need to sort London out and stage 1 is find a way to remove Hughes........ :PRAY:



Hostile takeover?
'Oi Hughes!! Here's a fiver - now clear off!!'' :lol:
Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number--
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you--
Ye are many -- they are few.'

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 'The Mask of Anarchy'



' ITS OVER' - Roy Orbison
PreviousNext

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: crashmon and 41 guests

REPLY

Subject: 
Message:
   
Please note using apple style emoji's can result in posting failures.
Use the FULL EDITOR to better format content or upload images, be notified of replies etc...

Return to London Broncos


RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
47s
Rumours and signings v9
NSW
24795
5m
Shopping List 2023
Chris71
3380
26m
Game - Song Titles 20212
Shinedown
17766
27m
BORED The Band Name Game
Shinedown
35095
36m
Renouf Atoni
FIL
41
38m
Another player
SteveRoebuck
28
42m
Stadium and other issues
FIL
576
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
54s
Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4
Steves
2300
1m
Transfer talk
Pyrah123
705
1m
Matty Russell signed
WalterWizard
73
1m
Game - Song Titles 20212
Shinedown
17766
1m
Confirmed 2023 squad
Vancouver Le
99
1m
IN 2023 Nene MacDonald - Expires 2024
Seth
44
1m
Eddie Jones to RL
Cruncher
1
2m
Announcements
Lefevbre
77
4m
BORED The Band Name Game
Shinedown
35095
5m
Andrew Farrell RIP
jools
1
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
Eddie Jones to RL
Cruncher
1
TODAY
A little concerning
Pat Bateman
11
TODAY
Retro Shirt
DiggerHFC
1
TODAY
O/T Poblems at Skolars
wire-quin
2
TODAY
Leigh to be a better prospect than Wigan in 1-2 years
muttywhitedo
8
TODAY
Foreign investment
micktheleyth
2
TODAY
RIP Doddie Weir
wrencat1873
6
TODAY
Harry Newman
christopher
6
TODAY
Wire TV
rubber ducki
5
NEWS ITEMS
VIEWS
Australia World Champions Agai..
5656
Jillaroos Demolish the Ferns t..
1618
England Beat France in Nail-bi..
2596
New Zealand Ferns Final Bound ..
1484
Australia Power Into Womens Fi..
1548
Samoa Into the Final As Englis..
1683
Australia Squeeze Into The Fin..
4433
Jilleroos Scrape Home Against ..
1948
Cook Islands Sign Off With Vic..
2526
England 19-man squad for RLWC ..
2443
St Helens to face Penrith Pant..
2374
England Top Group A With Big W..
2096
Canada End World Cup With Tigh..
1887
Record Breaking Masterclass fr..
3114
Ferns Win As Cooks Score First..
2422
RLFANS Match Centre
Matches on TV
Thu 16th Feb
SL-M
20:00
Warrington-Leeds
Fri 17th Feb
SL-M
20:00
Leigh-Salford
Sat 18th Feb
SL-M
13:00
Hull KR-Wigan
WCC2023
07:00
Penrith-St.Helens
Thu 23rd Feb
SL-M
20:00
Salford-Hull KR
Fri 24th Feb
SL-M
20:00
Leeds-Hull FC
Sun 26th Feb
SL-M
13:00
Castleford-St.Helens
Thu 2nd Mar
SL-M
20:00
Warrington-Salford
Fri 3rd Mar
SL-M
20:00
St.Helens-Leeds
Thu 9th Mar
SL-M
20:00
Wigan-Catalans
Fri 10th Mar
SL-M
20:00
Huddersfield-Castleford
Sat 19th Nov
WC2022 6 Australia M30-10Samoa M
WWC2022 5 Australia W54-4New Zealand W
This is an inplay table and live positions can change.
Mens Betfred Super League XXVIII ROUND : 1
 PLDFADIFFPTS
St.Helens 0 0 0 0 0
Castleford 0 0 0 0 0
Wakefield 0 0 0 0 0
Leeds 0 0 0 0 0
Hull KR 0 0 0 0 0
Warrington 0 0 0 0 0
 
Salford 0 0 0 0 0
Wigan 0 0 0 0 0
Hull FC 0 0 0 0 0
Catalans 0 0 0 0 0
Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0
Leigh 0 0 0 0 0
RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
47s
Rumours and signings v9
NSW
24795
5m
Shopping List 2023
Chris71
3380
26m
Game - Song Titles 20212
Shinedown
17766
27m
BORED The Band Name Game
Shinedown
35095
36m
Renouf Atoni
FIL
41
38m
Another player
SteveRoebuck
28
42m
Stadium and other issues
FIL
576
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
54s
Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4
Steves
2300
1m
Transfer talk
Pyrah123
705
1m
Matty Russell signed
WalterWizard
73
1m
Game - Song Titles 20212
Shinedown
17766
1m
Confirmed 2023 squad
Vancouver Le
99
1m
IN 2023 Nene MacDonald - Expires 2024
Seth
44
1m
Eddie Jones to RL
Cruncher
1
2m
Announcements
Lefevbre
77
4m
BORED The Band Name Game
Shinedown
35095
5m
Andrew Farrell RIP
jools
1
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
Eddie Jones to RL
Cruncher
1
TODAY
A little concerning
Pat Bateman
11
TODAY
Retro Shirt
DiggerHFC
1
TODAY
O/T Poblems at Skolars
wire-quin
2
TODAY
Leigh to be a better prospect than Wigan in 1-2 years
muttywhitedo
8
TODAY
Foreign investment
micktheleyth
2
TODAY
RIP Doddie Weir
wrencat1873
6
TODAY
Harry Newman
christopher
6
TODAY
Wire TV
rubber ducki
5
NEWS ITEMS
VIEWS
Australia World Champions Agai..
5656
Jillaroos Demolish the Ferns t..
1618
England Beat France in Nail-bi..
2596
New Zealand Ferns Final Bound ..
1484
Australia Power Into Womens Fi..
1548
Samoa Into the Final As Englis..
1683
Australia Squeeze Into The Fin..
4433
Jilleroos Scrape Home Against ..
1948
Cook Islands Sign Off With Vic..
2526
England 19-man squad for RLWC ..
2443
St Helens to face Penrith Pant..
2374
England Top Group A With Big W..
2096
Canada End World Cup With Tigh..
1887
Record Breaking Masterclass fr..
3114
Ferns Win As Cooks Score First..
2422


Visit the RLFANS.COM SHOP
for more merchandise!