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Re: Bristol prospects?
Posted by: leemingtyke
Date: 12/10/2016 19:55
Wensleydale Falcon
My concerns for Carnegie would be their fan base......granted ours isn't massive but we are now getting upwards of 6000k for most games with the odd 7/8k thrown in.
That's down to a combination of things mainly the massive amounts of hard work that Mick Hogan and his team have put in over the last 2/3 years and the improvements made around KP.

Carnegie would need a massive financial backer as they are struggling to get many more than 2k and there just doesn't appear to be the appetite for rugby union in Leeds.

I would love to see Carnegie in the Prem but I can't see them being sustainable.

Now then Wensleydale!

Thing is, if you're using attendances as a measure of sustainability then most current Premiership clubs would fail, including Falcons I think.

Most Premiership clubs can put their 'sustainability' down to a generous financial backer. That's not sustainability, it's dependence. We don't have that backer at the moment but I think the idea is that we'll have more chance of attracting one if we're in the Prem.

We'll be Yorkshire Tykes by then by the way :-)

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