2019 Super League

Discussion in 'English Super League' started by Foreign Legion, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. adamkungl

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    It's a tricky one - part of the reason for their rocky history has been constant moves across London.

    If they are successful, they will outgrow Trailfinders. Outgrowing Trailfinders should be part of their plan. There doesn't realistically seem to be room to get the capacity up anywhere near 10,000.
    But how do they sell yet another move to fans?

    Those who know London better than I, what are least disruptive options? Down the road a bit to Brentford, more centrally to Queens Park Rangers? Back to Twickenham Stoop?
     
  2. Haffa

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    The Stoop needs to be the absolute last option. I've always thought Craven Cottage was the best venue for a RL club, such a shame it didn't work out there. Right on the river, decent train line, close to Aussie hubs etc.

    Griffin Park is getting knocked down and rebuilt so it's not an option for now. It'd be hard to sell a move to the new Plough Lane to anyone north of the river but it'd be worth looking into.
     
  3. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    Why not Stamford Bridge? :cool:
     
  4. Walter sobchak

    Walter sobchak First Grade

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    Chelsea don’t need the money. Or then again they maybe will need the money if Abramovich sells the club.
     
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  5. Walter sobchak

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    I always liked griffin park. The broncos ideally need to partner up with a lower league London football club signing a long term lease and secure their future. Wimbledon? Leyton orient? Brentford? Or even a non league club.
     
  6. Haffa

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    Because 5 to 10 thousand people in a 42k seat stadium would be laughable.
     
  7. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    Whoooosh
     
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  8. Haffa

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    Pub on every corner of the ground. It’s a great little ground. It will be rubble in 18 months. But they’d have to deal with London Irish if they’d want to partner on any Ground share at Brentford’s new ground.

    As I said above the dons new ground would be perfect. But it’s over an hour from their current base in the middle of a week day let alone weekends or nights.
     
  9. Haffa

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    I’m sure it was funny for you...
     
  10. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    I thought it was fairly evident it was tongue in cheek.
     
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  11. Evil Homer

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    Broncos matches at Griffin Park were miserable because they only opened one stand, and since it's not a modern stadium it was just like watching a reserves match with no atmosphere at all. I'd actually say that Trailfinders is pretty good for them from that point of view since the ground at least seems full even though there are less people than were usually there at GP.
     
  12. Walter sobchak

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    Didn’t know that about London Irish. Oh well, chalk that one off then.

    Ealing is a dead end for the broncos in terms of growing crowds and increasing the stadium but they’ve got limited options. What about a return to Barnet??
     
  13. RedVee

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    Back to Fulham ?
     
  14. Walter sobchak

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    That would be fantastic but again do the top flight football clubs need the extra little money from a professional RL club?
     
  15. Storm13

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    Now that was a quality game.
     
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  16. adamkungl

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    Leeds got their 2nd win on the board with a 1 point win over Cas.

    London v Huddersfield shapes as an interesting game - a win here is hugely important for both clubs in the quest to avoid relegation. Early days yet but Huddersfield will be starting to worry if London skip out to a 4 point buffer. On the flip side, despite a promising start to the season Broncos will be right back in the mud if they drop this one.
     
  17. deluded pom?

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    What was? You don’t mean Leeds v Cas surely?
     
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  18. Perth Red

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    That is exactly what they should be doing. it will be a cracking 17k stadium and perfect for a London SL club. It will be owned by the council not the Union club and be sitting empty over summer.

    https://newstadium.brentfordfc.com/
     
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  19. Storm13

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    Sure did :)
     
  20. RedVee

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    That does look nice. Is there any indication that they are actually considering this ?
     

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