maybe but it really isnt a side that inspires confidence generally i.e. a side that you expect will have a chance of winning every game. Its more a case of if everyone plays well...maybe...if the ref gives us a bit maybe.
I agree we did have a decent season but then I didnt have much by way of expectation. It would be lovely if we get through the playoffs but I dont expect the team to do it. I never have..I just dont think you can be indifferent for most of the season with the aim of building momentum towards the last few games. In my humble opinion winning builds confidence in a side...
I just go now to enjoy the games as best as I can. Most games have been pretty dire over the 80 minutes with the odd bit of brilliance here and there....but you know what...I dont really care because I like my rugby and I enjoy taking the trip to see Leeds play.
I would like the prices to be a little bit lower but everything in life costs an arm and a leg these days so why should second division rugby in Leeds be any different.
If by some miracle Leeds do get through the playoffs what is the prognosis for the side going forward. Clearly this team isnt good enough for the prem as it is...will there be any money to spend. The evidence suggests not unless some moneybags steps forward. If this is the case I personally dont want to see them struggle every game towards another relegation.
Being competitive in the champ seems a better bet unless the club do have genuine ambition and demonstrate positively that they are going to do something about it.
I agree with pretty much everything you have said Freddy, but the thing that hurts us is that we can't stay in the Championship with confidence. What I mean by that is that any good players we have "nurtured" over the season tend to get poached or leave, and we are back into that vicious cirle of trying to build a team for "next season". I like you enjoy the game and go anyway. The main thing is like Haxby eluded to and I said earlier, we need to survive, in one shape or another.
I haven't bothered going away for 3 years, because of what I see at home. I just aren't bothered to waste my time and money. Maybe I should watch away games and give up the 4 season tickets?
Quote:Think that CX7 has hit the nail on the head.CX7
We need to go our separate ways and have a truly dedicated organisation that wants to manage a rugby union club.
Quote:I’ve been lucky enough to see all the away wins, and the performances at those matches, perhaps excluding Esher, have in my opinion been stand out.PorthosTyke
The thing with Leeds this season is that we have produced some very, very good performances. London Welsh away, Bedford away, London Scottish away, the second Cornish away and even Moseley away are all examples. There's a pattern there if you look closely.
I'm sorry all your hours of diligent research have been studiously ignored.
I loved it.
well, it's my understanding from the forum the fans had with gh last summer, that we only pay £300k pa for the stadium and all its running costs (inc staff) and that the rfu funds the academy. so, apart from that £300k, everything else goes into the rugby budget. that everything being the £1m pa from carnegie, plus whatever pennies we get from other sponsorship, gates, rfu/prl and sundries others, we're not as skint as some like to think.
course, we'll always say we are; we're a yorkshire club, after all. and a well run one at that.
Quote:I can't say I personally disagree with the above.The under-laying business strategy in my opinion is flawed in that we hope the club can survive if promoted. But how many times do we need to be promoted and relegated before we realise the business strategy is not working. This years team is probably one of most immature we have had in a decade so what chance have they got in surviving. Yes we will get a big wedge of money but it will be frittered on journey men who will ultimately will not keep us in the premiership. We have had some good teams in the past with some seasoned internationals but we have still have been relegated and usually the coaching team get blown out and we start all over again. This scenario is eroding the fan base and the clubs reputation.
Quote:I note we pay £300k for large stadium that we cannot fill. We should try a new modern stadium such as South Leeds it must be cheaper. This is not village green but it suited more to our size of club and is a smart facility. Supports would be in one stand and probably make a lot more noise and have more unity. (PS no geographical bias as I live in N. York's). The saving would probably pay for some new players.
Quote:I know I am critical of GH but the impression I get, is that as long as rugby union is played on the pitch at Headingley whether good or bad and does not run at loss its ok. I appreciate my comments are not palatable, but is Carnegie just existing within a budget, who benefits from this situation? It certainly not the union element of the club
Rebrand as Rhinos! That'd raise the profile!
Nice to see some facts from the good doctor, not that we normally let facts get in the way of a good argument of course.