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Celtic Crusaders are to move from their present location Bridgend down the M4 to Newport due to fading interest in the project. Only on 3 occasions have they met their projected crowd target figure despite giving away many free tickets. I can't remember just how many times similar attempts have failed in South Wales, perhaps Latch can tell us. The RFL should just bite the bullet and put the club out of it's misery and invite either Widnes or Leigh into Superleague next season. They have the stadiums, the core support and tradition of Rugby League.

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The Rugby league should put all their focus on ensuring they have got the game right in their own backyard before all this expansion stuff.

Widnes, Leigh, Halifax, Featherstone, Whitehaven, Workington, Barrow - our Rugby league heartlands - I would give everyone of those named clubs a franchise in Super League before a team in London, France and South Wales!

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The Bail Out Begins.....................

 

The Rugby Football League have sent in a task force to provide assistance to struggling Super League club Celtic Crusaders.

Leighton Samuel, the Crusaders owner and chairman, this week reacted to concerns over the club's financial state by insisting he remains fully committed, and today the RFL revealed they are providing a helping hand through their clubs' support programme.

"When their Super League licence was first approved, the world was a very different place to what it is now and no-one at Celtic Crusaders could have anticipated many of the difficulties they have faced.

Former Wakefield chief executive Steve Ferres and ex-Hull chief executive David Plummer are working alongside Tasker, who was one of the driving forces behind the successful rebranding of Bradford Bulls in 1995.

The Crusaders, who are bottom of the table with just two wins from their first 19 matches, need an average home gate of 4,500 but have surpassed that figure at Brewery Field in only three of the nine home games in their first year

 

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Juts been discussing this with one of the games elder statesmen (on the media side) but will not name him on here.... but it is clear to me the smooth talking salesman at the corridors of power have sold people hook line and sinker on the expansion of the game.

Apparently grass roots rugby league is bigger in Bridgend than St Helens! :shock::oops:

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Juts been discussing this with one of the games elder statesmen (on the media side) but will not name him on here.... but it is clear to me the smooth talking salesman at the corridors of power have sold people hook line and sinker on the expansion of the game.

Apparently grass roots rugby league is bigger in Bridgend than St Helens! :shock::oops:

 

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The bad news for Cumbria (Once the hotbed for rugby league) is that some of those with influence say there is no hope of re-establishing the game there as there is no support, no infrastructure, no business support - the rugby league world is going barking mad!

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The Bail Out Begins.....................

 

The Rugby Football League have sent in a task force to provide assistance to struggling Super League club Celtic Crusaders.

Leighton Samuel, the Crusaders owner and chairman, this week reacted to concerns over the club's financial state by insisting he remains fully committed, and today the RFL revealed they are providing a helping hand through their clubs' support programme.

"When their Super League licence was first approved, the world was a very different place to what it is now and no-one at Celtic Crusaders could have anticipated many of the difficulties they have faced.Former Wakefield chief executive Steve Ferres and ex-Hull chief executive David Plummer are working alongside Tasker, who was one of the driving forces behind the successful rebranding of Bradford Bulls in 1995.

The Crusaders, who are bottom of the table with just two wins from their first 19 matches, need an average home gate of 4,500 but have surpassed that figure at Brewery Field in only three of the nine home games in their first year

 

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The WHOLE world has changed after just nine games of Rugby League ??

Give us a break...that statement is an insult to the intelligence. RL has failed time after time in South Wales...Will they ever learn ??

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Just imagine if they did survive for a couple of seasons.....

 

And after upping sticks from Bridgend ,they are planning on moving back again at a later date(according to local press).then it is bordering on madness. The majority of fans will always come from the local vicinity but who is going to put time and effort into supporting a Newport based CC when they are going to sod off back to Bridgend in a couple of years?

They are looking more and more like London Crusaders/Broncos/Quins / whatever they invent next Mark II at this rate.

 

i.e. TOTAL DISASTER :cry::roll::roll::roll:

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