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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:23 pm 
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With the weekend approaching, and it being a weekend where we don't have a league fixture. I can't help but think we've miss a trick.

With the fundraising target sitting just under £2k away from completion. Would the weekend not have been a good opportunity to play a public friendly on the Saturday or the Sunday depending on opponent availability? Not only would it have given us a chance to work on formations and other match prep. But if we had got 800 people payin £5 each (50:50 gate split with further revenue from bar etc, going to the home side) then we could have achieved the £2k we need to push us over the edge. I know some might say you wouldn't get that many for a friendly, but if the game had the purpose of being a fundraiser for both clubs, perhaps you could encourage a spike in attendance.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:33 pm 
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Rugby club are at home on Saturday.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:54 pm 
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Vodka_Vic wrote:
Rugby club are at home on Saturday.


Doesn't necessarily need to be at BM or on Saturday.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:46 pm 
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JE93 wrote:
Vodka_Vic wrote:
Rugby club are at home on Saturday.


Doesn't necessarily need to be at BM or on Saturday.


How many teams are available on a Saturday? Aren’t they all in a league


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JE93 wrote:
With the weekend approaching, and it being a weekend where we don't have a league fixture. I can't help but think we've miss a trick.

With the fundraising target sitting just under £2k away from completion. Would the weekend not have been a good opportunity to play a public friendly on the Saturday or the Sunday depending on opponent availability? Not only would it have given us a chance to work on formations and other match prep. But if we had got 800 people payin £5 each (50:50 gate split with further revenue from bar etc, going to the home side) then we could have achieved the £2k we need to push us over the edge. I know some might say you wouldn't get that many for a friendly, but if the game had the purpose of being a fundraiser for both clubs, perhaps you could encourage a spike in attendance.

Just my thoughts anyway.


You're a little slow on uptake here....

We've already missed two tricks by getting eliminated from both the FA Cup & FA Trophy.

Also there is a full league programme on Saturday and I can't see anyone dropping everything to come and play a training game/friendly with us, especially someone who would lure 800+ people in December.

If you want to take in a match there are plenty of games on in the local area.

Also regarding the remaining £2k, there really is no hurry.

Weather permitting we have two "high profile" home fixtures coming up against Salford and Harrogate, coupled also with the upcoming public meeting on the 11th which will no doubt aid the fundraising effort.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:59 am 
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the question is, are we actually making any profit from any of our homes games???


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In answer to OP, No.


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bertbanger wrote:
the question is, are we actually making any profit from any of our homes games???
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:54 pm 
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The way the weather is good job we played that game when we did even if we did lose


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darlo reborn wrote:
The way the weather is good job we played that game when we did even if we did lose

Totally agree... Doesn't mean we would win the rearranged fixture either if it came to it..Gives the lads an extra week if they have any niggles etc


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