Challenge Cup Final

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Challenge Cup Final

Post by casjunction » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:49 pm

Hardly news or surprising but playing the Final at Wembley must incur more cost than playing at a neutral venue in the North of England.
May seem rather petty but surely prudence should be the order of the day.
I know the argument of the occasion but tge cost of travel and venue hire hardly seems sensible same will apply for tbe Grand Final although the travel would be less.
At least using a rugby-league venue keeps the money in house.

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Re: Challenge Cup Final

Post by HuddsTigers » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:27 pm

It is a weird one. Are we contractually bound by using Wembley? If so, if we don't play it there is there a break clause cost.

Can hospitality still be sold for groups of six in each box? If so, is that part of the reason? No idea on the rules on this any more.

Also, it is the one time we can show the sport to London media on their doorstep. Also, think it is a good occasion for players to be able to play there - may be the only time they get chance. Seems unfair to take it away.
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Re: Challenge Cup Final

Post by casjunction » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:16 pm

I understand your views.
But it is hard to plead poverty and waste cash.
As for the media angle it's hardly been a catalyst for establishing the game in the capital.
Would be interesting to see a financial justification.
Or is it a swan song.

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Re: Challenge Cup Final

Post by Spanishtiger » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:21 pm

Should be played at Odsal, the RFL own the lease.

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Re: Challenge Cup Final

Post by Flat Capper » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:44 am

There may be some contractual reasons, I have no idea, but whilst agree it may be a waste of money, it is one of the prestige games of the year and should be used to showcase out great game. Playing it at Odsal, , IMO, doesn't do that.

In which case we need a large, prestigious stadia, similar to Old Trafford, Anfield, St James Park, etc.

As such, where ever it is played will incur costs, maybe to a lesser degree but will cost nonetheless.
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Re: Challenge Cup Final

Post by tigerfeat » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:35 am

You see with teams this week resting all there best players even tho there not certain to get into the top four how important teams value the C.C over the grand final
Maybe if we'd done the same we'd still be in the comp but thats water under the bridge now
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Re: Challenge Cup Final

Post by jackknife » Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:49 pm

Play it at york knights brand new stadium n sell cut outs for fans, im sure it could be filled and would pull a little money back in.
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Re: Challenge Cup Final

Post by tigerfeat » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:29 am

Bad luck for Salford looks like they will have a number of players missing
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Re: Challenge Cup Final

Post by nottinghamtiger » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:06 pm

It’s a joke anyway. Both teams have only had to win two games to make the final.
Whoever wins has a massive asterisk next to their name; the only team ever to win the cup after playing only three games in the competition.

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Re: Challenge Cup Final

Post by jackknife » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:16 pm

nottinghamtiger wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:06 pm
It’s a joke anyway. Both teams have only had to win two games to make the final.
Whoever wins has a massive asterisk next to their name; the only team ever to win the cup after playing only three games in the competition.
Come on mate, id still be celebrating it if we was there.
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Re: Challenge Cup Final

Post by old cas lass » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:17 pm

Hoping Salford win.
Would be nice to see a new name on the trophy.

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Re: Challenge Cup Final

Post by nottinghamtiger » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:25 pm

jackknife wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:16 pm
nottinghamtiger wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:06 pm
It’s a joke anyway. Both teams have only had to win two games to make the final.
Whoever wins has a massive asterisk next to their name; the only team ever to win the cup after playing only three games in the competition.
Come on mate, id still be celebrating it if we was there.
Nah. There’s not much to celebrate about winning a competition that is three-games long. I certainly wouldn’t be celebrating making the final.

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Re: Challenge Cup Final

Post by tigerfeat » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:43 pm

I can see Gale with challange cup in his hands strutting around Wembley ...unfortunately
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Re: Challenge Cup Final

Post by orrsome » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:07 am

It would Have to be called off if Wigan had got there. After all they have had 3 back room staff with positive Covid test results!🙄
Just shows the difference in ethics between teams like Salford and Wigan.
Come on Salford.......

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Re: Challenge Cup Final

Post by stuey » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:09 am

jackknife wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:49 pm
Play it at york knights brand new stadium n sell cut outs for fans, im sure it could be filled and would pull a little money back in.
York Knights new stadium is not usable yet. The final safety checks etc have been delayed due to Covid. The build is complete and all finished, but not signed of yet by Health & Safety. Crowds are not allowed, and they have to have a test to see if all is ok with a crowd in, and at the moment they can not do that.

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