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    Posted: 21 April 2018 at 5:25pm
I am sure he is enjoying his hundreds of thousands Euros which we just cannot afford.
 
 
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Ironic that their best player was not Irish
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Best player on the field by a country mile today.
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Ironic that our best players were Irish and Scottish 😁
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Our best player of the season is Irish, arguably one of if not our best backs is from New Zealand. Our marquee signings for next season are all not welsh. Can’t put any hate on Fardy we were well beaten in every aspect today. That’s life unfortunately
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We can only be jealous of Leinster’s wealth.
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Originally posted by mr geraint mr geraint wrote:

We can only be jealous of Leinster’s wealth.

That was my point..our team looked jaded today, have played an awful lot.
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Originally posted by mr geraint mr geraint wrote:

We can only be jealous of Leinster’s wealth.

That''s a "Governance" issue.  
You would hope that WRU would be mindful of what is actually needed to win this competition.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pembreyexile Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 April 2018 at 7:55pm
Originally posted by M.M. M.M. wrote:

Originally posted by mr geraint mr geraint wrote:

We can only be jealous of Leinster’s wealth.


That''s a "Governance" issue.  
You would hope that WRU would be mindful of what is actually needed to win this competition.

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No hope of that ever happening. Even without roger Lewis in charge, they seem hell bent on continueing to reduce their deficits at the expense of funding the regional game to a level that would put them on a level playing field. They would rather the benefactors finance the regions but take the credit when the regions punch above their weight and win some silverware, like we did last season.
It would be interesting to know exactly how much money they are ploughing into the Dragons.
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Leinster average just under 18,000 at home in the Pro14 this season. We average 9000. Our ground is not big enough to match theirs (maybe Munster is a better model plus they wear red), but it does mean we've got about 5500 empty seats at each home Pro14 game on average. At a tenner a pop that's GBP55k per match (plus a few pints, programmes and hotdogs). Over a season that's GBP605k plus beer, programmes, hotdogs.

There's Scott Fardy paid for. Hell, it's enough to get Pocock or Hooper or Sam Cain thinking I would imagine.

It's all well and good to point the finger at the WRU for the way it distributes funds, but they're filling their ground and wouldn't they be in their rights to come back and say fill your empty seats?

Marketing. Wayne Pivac is great with people and a great ambassador for the club. He's bought into the club's ethos completely. Our team are doing their bit - couldn't do any more at the moment to put bums on seats. We put in temporary stands for the QF, bought most of La Rochelle's tickets back and filled PYS to the rafters. So the people are there.

It's the marketing department's job to work out how to get them. The product is there already.
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The roger lewis debacle put regional rugby back 5 to 10 years. The mad rush to clear all wru debts in 10 years was bizarre with interest and borrowing rates rat record lows ..All it did was lose us loads of welsh and overseas stars, which in turn lost the crowds, the performances, results, prize money sponsorship money and less clout for tv deals. it also hurt confidence and welsh performances too
most things are better orchestrated now and davies has replaced lewis as boss...ndc's....ndc sponsors, debts at record lows at wru, crowds up at scarlets to 10,000 average ....winning the league, making european semis, cardiff in cup final and making champions cup....the growth of rgc is good long term too

I just hope we can keep on the upward trajectory now. I do believe the wru need to plough more into the academies and coaching across the nation. The dearth of welsh coaches at top level is alarming ...we need to get playing numbers up too. There are lots of key positions where theres simply not enough players coming through...number 8 is top of the list has been for year, not many tight heads either. a plethora of hookers, opensides but the number of quality wingers has grown markedly.

regional u23s sides may help next season and beyond....wales a? is it happenning? welsh prem isnt good enough hasnt been for years, many potential stars are getting lost in that league, the u23 sides may catch them. the factory belt of quality is the real key to a successful future
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Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

The roger lewis debacle put regional rugby back 5 to 10 years. The mad rush to clear all wru debts in 10 years was bizarre with interest and borrowing rates rat record lows .

This is a fair point (and I'm not arguing for a moment that Roger Lewis was a plonker Smile).

If interest rates are 1% and forecasts holding it at that you have to work on the basis that using someone else's money wisely will return more than the 1% you owe on it if you're smart and business is good. And we won 4 championships and 3 Grand Slams between 2005-2013 with something of a golden generation. There's still an opportunity to pay down more, but use some to make more for you.

I'm in Australia and the a**e didn't fall out of everything as much as it did there (because our big 4 banks were powerful, government protected scoundrels and vagabonds who charged fees for no service and fees to dead people, as is now being revealed). But even at 4% plenty chose to borrow more than they needed and put the rest to work, many very successfully.

Even after yesterday's result, Scarlets' stocks are high. The brand of rugby is as entertaining as anybody is playing anywhere. The bulk of the squad is home grown and local and we're a fiercely partisan tribe. How do we get more through the gates? What is the marketing strategy? Hope it's not just 'hope we win Saturday' lol.
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We won’t get many more through the gates. We are already punching way above our weight given the amount of people in South Wales divided by 4, and the fact we’re at the poorest, most sparsely populated end of the M4
Dublin has nearly 600,000 people to attract, and 1.8 million in the “metropolitan area” and 2.5 million in the province.

Please think about that before suggesting we could get 14000 in every week. That’s before you think about relative earnings FFS

Our 8000 is equivalent to 40000 in Leinster
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They have way over 10k season ticket holders
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Originally posted by SCL SCL wrote:

Leinster average just under 18,000 at home in the Pro14 this season. We average 9000. Our ground is not big enough to match theirs (maybe Munster is a better model plus they wear red), but it does mean we've got about 5500 empty seats at each home Pro14 game on average. At a tenner a pop that's GBP55k per match (plus a few pints, programmes and hotdogs). Over a season that's GBP605k plus beer, programmes, hotdogs.

There's Scott Fardy paid for. Hell, it's enough to get Pocock or Hooper or Sam Cain thinking I would imagine.

It's all well and good to point the finger at the WRU for the way it distributes funds, but they're filling their ground and wouldn't they be in their rights to come back and say fill your empty seats?

Marketing. Wayne Pivac is great with people and a great ambassador for the club. He's bought into the club's ethos completely. Our team are doing their bit - couldn't do any more at the moment to put bums on seats. We put in temporary stands for the QF, bought most of La Rochelle's tickets back and filled PYS to the rafters. So the people are there.

It's the marketing department's job to work out how to get them. The product is there already.
Sorry to bang on, but this post takes absolutely no account of the relative population density and GDP. 

It's nonsensical to suggest we could be regularly getting even 12k crowds in Llanelli. 

It's like asking why there are no branches of John Lewis in West Wales
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