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Re: Announcements? : Tue Nov 08, 2022 7:22 pm  
Bent&Bongser wrote:
Evening BT. If London are indeed about to ape the Leigh relaunch, the club will have kept back news of TEN new signings for that relaunch date so fear not, rejoice and be glad 'til they bring you good tidings of great joy.

Happening on Christmas Day; slot secured on The Beeb just prior to the new King's Speech. Everyone (ahem) will be tuned in!

This seems the most likely outcome to me Bongser. Announcing the kit rather than the players is just part of a momentum building exercise. Let all the other teams announce their fancy Dan players to drive Season Ticket sales, we’re going our own way. What could go wrong.
Re: Announcements? : Tue Nov 08, 2022 7:23 pm  
RfE wrote:
https://londonbroncosrl.com/2022/11/04/global-sports-clothing-brand-errea-sign-multi-year-agreement-as-broncos-kit-and-clothing-partner/

We might not be signing players but we have signed up with a new (old) kit supplier

Prioritising the things that matter is key.
As an aside I love the fact that everyone is always a ‘partner’. It’s like me announcing that Milk and More are my dairy products partner. Rather than saying I’ve ordered two yoghurts and some gold top from them.
Re: Announcements? : Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:24 pm  
I'd like to announce that I found my Errea red Broncos Polo shirt from days of yore. I was right as it is 3XL & still fits when I'm an XL or maybe 2XL after Christmas. The moral of this tale is buy big.
Re: Announcements? : Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:34 pm  
Deadcowboys1 wrote:
I'd like to announce that I found my Errea red Broncos Polo shirt from days of yore. I was right as it is 3XL & still fits when I'm an XL or maybe 2XL after Christmas. The moral of this tale is buy big.

Excellent non recruitment announcement DC. We’ve had a lot of those these last few weeks on the Broncos website and social media. In that spirit I’m announcing that I will be drinking heavily tomorrow night rather than on Saturday.
Re: Announcements? : Thu Nov 10, 2022 8:02 pm  
Gold lounge adverts have started on Twitter....sigh
Fleecing the few sheep they have rather than trying to grow the flock
Re: Announcements? : Thu Nov 10, 2022 8:29 pm  
orangeman wrote:
Gold lounge adverts have started on Twitter....sigh
Fleecing the few sheep they have rather than trying to grow the flock


Yes I was missing them banging on about the GL. Slightly worried we’re in GroundHog Day. Slow recruitment -check, Skolars signings - check, banging on about the GL- check.
Re: Announcements? : Thu Nov 10, 2022 8:31 pm  
orangeman wrote:
Gold lounge adverts have started on Twitter....sigh
Fleecing the few sheep they have rather than trying to grow the flock


Yep, the Gold Lounge doesn't hold 5,000.
Re: Announcements? : Sun Nov 13, 2022 8:15 pm  
jbuzza wrote:
Yep, the Gold Lounge doesn't hold 5,000.


Hughes seems to be of the opinion that he's bankrolling the team and it's up to the fans to grow their numbers. Guess what Dave? You tried that when we were in Superleague with a decent squad of players and it didn't work, so in the 2nd tier with a bunch of part timers, you really are going to have to work harder to get your 5,000 target.
with 2 games not reporting gates last season, they managed 11,689 at the remaining 11 games averaging 1,063......but if the 2 announced gates were say 750 (and I'me being generous here) then they were on about 1,000.

Hardly the "bounce" we expect when we move and we have only ever added to our gates at one home in the SL era and that was the home where the volunteers did local leaflet drops and were a valued part of the club on matchday.

Has anyone been contacted by the club regarding volunteering for roles on matchdays in 2023? Surely the club are busy working behind the scenes to ensure no repeat of the farce that was 2022 matchday experience(lessness).

The club needs to be in discussion with their fans now, not leaving it until 5 minutes before KO in Feb.
Re: Announcements? : Sun Nov 13, 2022 8:27 pm  
Has anyone been contacted by the club regarding volunteering for roles on matchdays in 2023? Surely the club are busy working behind the scenes to ensure no repeat of the farce that was 2022 matchday experience(lessness).

The club needs to be in discussion with their fans now, not leaving it until 5 minutes before KO in Feb.[/quote]

My take is our planning is in two stages. We plan for the season and then we crisis management it about 3 months in. The former has, to the untrained observer, been highly flawed in recent years. The latter has just about got us over the line. I have some hopes that prior to the start of the season the club will spell out some of the changes they intend to make off field. It will be interesting to see what they felt worked and what didn’t.
Re: Announcements? : Sun Nov 13, 2022 9:43 pm  
The home fixture list appears planned around "We plan for the season and then we crisis management it about 3 months in." !

I had a little spreadsheet I wrote before last season with the 2020 squad and updated as I heard who was staying and more often, who was leaving. It didn't look good.

At the start of last season it was obvious even to me that London were fielding players above their level. Most of the players who joined during the season looked like the belonged in the Championship and the team overall looked mid table level.

This year virtually all the players who seem of that level have been retained. Foster, Curran (retired?) and Gahan probably the only ones not retained. Perhaps I've missed somebody?

That seems a good start an a big improvement on last years (failed) retention strategy. The new Prop seems to be another solid signing. A few (probably foreign signings) who are first thirteen picks and that feels like a solid mid table team, maybe capable of scraping the play-offs. Issues I guess include whether there are enough "worse" teams and is a solid mid table mediocre team really ambitious enough for London as a club.
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