PROBLEMS WITH PRO RUGBY

PROBLEMS WITH PRO RUGBY

Post by Andy Stake » Sun, 10 Jan 1999 04:00:00


I know this is a League newsgroup but

Is anyone else out there suppressing the urge to gloat just a little about
the news of RU's money problems

Andy

 
 
 

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Post by Nic » Sun, 10 Jan 1999 04:00:00

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>I know this is a League newsgroup but

>Is anyone else out there suppressing the urge to gloat just a little about
>the news of RU's money problems

No, not all. I think it's terribly, terribly sad.

(FX: Strangulated helpless mirth)

Nick

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Post by Darren Eccle » Mon, 11 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Yeah, it's hard not to gloat at the problems.

If it all wasn't part of a worrying general trend in all pro sports then it
would be very funny. But what you see is rich clubs streaking away from the
smaller clubs, the grass roots. It's the same in soccer and the same in RL.

But it is hard not to laugh at the sub-2000 crowds at some AD premiership
clubs. Hartlepool only got 600 for their cup game this weekend. It's not often,
if ever, that top flight RL clubs are so poorly supported in terms of numbers.

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> >I know this is a League newsgroup but

> >Is anyone else out there suppressing the urge to gloat just a little about
> >the news of RU's money problems

> No, not all. I think it's terribly, terribly sad.

> (FX: Strangulated helpless mirth)

> Nick

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> Nick Thompson Medical Communications, Glasgow, Scotland
> Remove 'trap.' from address when replying

> Website: www.nickt.easynet.co.uk


 
 
 

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Post by stev » Tue, 12 Jan 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>Yeah, it's hard not to gloat at the problems.

>If it all wasn't part of a worrying general trend in all pro sports then it
>would be very funny. But what you see is rich clubs streaking away from the
>smaller clubs, the grass roots. It's the same in soccer and the same in RL.

>But it is hard not to laugh at the sub-2000 crowds at some AD premiership
>clubs. Hartlepool only got 600 for their cup game this weekend. It's not often,
>if ever, that top flight RL clubs are so poorly supported in terms of numbers.



I don't think it's sad, rather inevitable. The reality is that RU clubs
have somewhere else to go (A European League) and as the 20,000 Ulster v
Stade Francais crowd proved people will turn out to watch top quality
union.

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steve

 
 
 

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Post by AJ KIN » Tue, 12 Jan 1999 04:00:00

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>>Yeah, it's hard not to gloat at the problems.

>>If it all wasn't part of a worrying general trend in all pro sports then
it
>>would be very funny. But what you see is rich clubs streaking away from
the
>>smaller clubs, the grass roots. It's the same in soccer and the same in
RL.

>>But it is hard not to laugh at the sub-2000 crowds at some AD premiership
>>clubs. Hartlepool only got 600 for their cup game this weekend. It's not
often,
>>if ever, that top flight RL clubs are so poorly supported in terms of
numbers.


>I don't think it's sad, rather inevitable. The reality is that RU clubs
>have somewhere else to go (A European League) and as the 20,000 Ulster v
>Stade Francais crowd proved people will turn out to watch top quality
>union.

And did you see the coverage that the RU Cup got in the "quality" Sunday
papers. We could easily moan to trhe appropriate sports editors about undue
bias etc. but really shouldn't the RFL be taking a leaf out of their books
and REALLY promoting our game?

Alf

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