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    Posted: 13 Sep 2017 at 16:46
Having looked on Leedshires website for confirmation of seating arrangements for this Sunday's game it's rather disturbing to see that the only option available is the concrete end of ground stand. None of the other usual areas are available. With their previous practice of taking games on the road one would have thought this the ideal opportunity to do so again, especially with the building works currently being undertaken. I think I will save my money had I brought my usual minimum of 3 tickets and wait for the highlights rather than going to both boost their already dwindling coffers whilst sitting or standing in such a soulless place. Even their original ground would have been more preferable!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stalwart Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Sep 2017 at 18:24
Completely agree, hrplaneman. Pirates played Leeds at Otley a few season ago and it was great (even thought we lost). Proper rugby club and good atmosphere - has to be better than a building site.
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wharfedale also had leeds versus moseley  at wharfside avenue  it was a great gameThumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Westcoaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Sep 2017 at 23:02
I'm afraid nothing I hear about Leeds inspires me to want to watch a Championship game at Headingley. Sorry if the Club has had to cut back on finances, like many others
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The "on the road" games are not the answer due to the size of the county. Games in Hull or Scarborough mean a 180 mile round trip for some of us. We are contracted to play at Headingley for at least another 8 years. It costs a fortune and , as you know, is a soulless place when you only have 1500 fans.
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Originally posted by The Tykester The Tykester wrote:


The "on the road" games are not the answer due to the size of the county. Games in Hull or Scarborough mean a 180 mile round trip for some of us. We are contracted to play at Headingley for at least another 8 years. It costs a fortune and , as you know, is a soulless place when you only have 1500 fans.


No problem for the Rhinos fans on the September 29 th semi final. Sit wherever you want.
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Its over 400 miles from Jersey to Scarborough but Yorkies still arrange the B&I cup match there. York has great train links and would be a better choice IMO.
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Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:


Its over 400 miles from Jersey to Scarborough but Yorkies still arrange the B&I cup match there. York has great train links and would be a better choice IMO.

It's about 200 from where I am in Warwickshire to Scarborough got to be nearer 500 miles for you.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hrplaneman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 2017 at 09:52
In fairness there are plenty of decent grounds within the Leeds postcode area that would I am sure more than welcome 1500 fans boosting their coffers whilst hosting Leeds. West Park Leeds is a fabulous venue, after all a certain Mr Lancaster used to take England training camps there quire regularly. Certainly better for the locals in terms of travelling distances.(Staying within West Yorkshire)
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HRplaneman, you could have saved yourself a trip to the club website by looking here http://www.rolling-maul.com/headingley-again_topic15805.html !

Some people are clearly never going to like Headingley, at least with our small crowds rattling around.  There will be a relatively short period of inconvenience, after which we will benefit from a shiny new ground with plenty of standing and seating options and no pillars in the way.  I don't suppose this will stop the moaners from moaning, and we could discuss what constitutes a "proper" rugby ground until the cows come home.  As tenants bringing less than two thousand people in most weeks we are never going to be able to jump up and down and demand six real ales on tap for each game.  I have always tried to point folk to the many other opportunities Headingley offers (the suburb, not the ground) in terms of eating and drinking.  When finished, we will still have the best ground in the division for actually being able to see the action with the probable exception of Bristol, which I haven't seen but is after all a soccer ground.

I know that a number of our own fans have been put off this year, which is a shame but understandable.  All I can say is that the club has made the best of a bad job by opening up the seats above the Carnegie Terrace, which we normally can't use.  The elevation this offers will at least in part offset being further away from the action.

Taking games to other grounds is used for the cup, when attendances would be expected to fall in any case, but isn't suitable for league games in my opinion.  It is meant to be a two-way street with the host clubs undertaking initiatives to bring new supporters to Headingley.  In practice, most of those clubs have happily taken the extra revenue but not offered a great deal in return.  West Park isn't an option, as a CASC it can't be a base for professional rugby, though I think an odd game is ok.

The faithful will soldier on this season, and I think our performances, which no-one can easily forecast at the moment, will have more of an impact on attendances than having to watch from one end for a few months.  It will be a shame if visiting fans don't wish to adopt the same Dunkirk spirit, but that will be for them to decide.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hrplaneman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 2017 at 10:41
Albert you have my sympathies in trying to remain positive when it appears that your club do seem to be winning their fare share of criticism. Thankfully though for me a trip to Headingley has been averted as the game has just been announced as being live streamed.
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Originally posted by tulip tulip wrote:

Originally posted by The Tykester The Tykester wrote:


The "on the road" games are not the answer due to the size of the county. Games in Hull or Scarborough mean a 180 mile round trip for some of us. We are contracted to play at Headingley for at least another 8 years. It costs a fortune and , as you know, is a soulless place when you only have 1500 fans.


No problem for the Rhinos fans on the September 29 th semi final. Sit wherever you want.

Rhinos fans are not treated like second class supporters. We are!

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Take any prize from the top shelf, Tykester!
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