Union or League?

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    Dan1
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    Just for a bit of fun, if you had a choice of Widnes………

    A – struggling financially in the Championship forever as we are now with circa 2k crowds, part time players, no TV revenue and no youth setup.

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    B – Joining the ranks of rugby union with the knowledge that in 3 to 4 years we would gain promotion to the Premiership with bigger crowds, loads of TV money, sponsorship and a couple of England RU internationals in the squad…..

    Which one would you pick?

    #13568
    ScouseViking55
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    League because I’m not a fan of union 🤣

    #13569
    Former Chemic
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    Even RL played poorly is miles better to watch than Union

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    MT
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    League, if I wanted to watch Union I would follow another club.

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    Spelly
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    XIII yesterday, today, tomorrow, and forever!

    Spelly.

    " ---- and then on the eighth day, God created Rugby League."

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    Widnes89
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    Bit of a horrible question, but taking it literally as you’ve asked it:  a) eternally unsuccessful or b) successful albeit in a different league / sport then B sounds quite appealing.

    In reality however, as we’re Widnes fans and being eternal optimists, we’re never going to accept that a is possibility – or at least it’s going to take a lot for us accept that the dream is over. Think also success is relative and some  may argue its better to be top end of the championship than bottom end of SL.

    Regarding B, we’re never really ever going to be in the position where we’d know that it was ever a possibility. Surely no multi millionaire is ever going to come along and say we’ll  bankroll you, but only if it’s in union.

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    primrose viking
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    Just for a bit of fun, if you had a choice of Widnes……… A – struggling financially in the Championship forever as we are now with circa 2k crowds, part time players, no TV revenue and no youth setup. or B – Joining the ranks of rugby union with the knowledge that in 3 to 4 years we would gain promotion to the Premiership with bigger crowds, loads of TV money, sponsorship and a couple of England RU internationals in the squad….. Which one would you pick?

     

    Union is not for me.

    I much prefer my own game and would rather watch an amature league team that union

    There is no comparison

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    Magnus
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    League – all day long.

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    gpo1971
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    Surely if B happened, the good folk on here couldn’t possible moan with any more gusto than they do about A, which is already happening?

    I’ll take B please. I’m not a massive fan of RU but it would be a better option than going through scenario A to the end of my days.

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    widneslatic
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    Has to be Option A, but it is a really poor set of choices tbh.

    Union has always been tedious to watch, and League is currently light years away from the game I fell in love with.

    On the upside, it looks like Wigan Warriors will be looking for a new home soon, so it’s not all bad news 🤣🤣🤣

     

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    Ditton donkey
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    I watch Widnes play rugby league, if I wanted to watch union I would go down the old wids

    not sure what you base getting into the premiership in 3-4 seasons from, many clubs have been trying for years ( Cornish pirates for instance) and have thrown a lot of money at it. The crowds in the union championship are poor and the wage bill is large

     

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    sandgroper
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    Looking on the bright side, with Union you have time to make a cuppa when they scrum down, and usually your back to see which way the penalty went!

    The vison in RU just doesn’t compare with decisions made without looking at other options (one of Jiffy’s comments!)

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    CJ91
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    This is Widnes in the 21st Century though, so we would probably contrive a way to lose the 5th Division Play-Off Final against Waterloo’s 3rd XV!

     

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    D Day
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    Surely if B happened, the good folk on here couldn’t possible moan with any more gusto than they do about A, which is already happening? I’ll take B please. I’m not a massive fan of RU but it would be a better option than going through scenario A to the end of my days.

    I dont think club RU is too bad.  Lets be honest watching Widnes at the moment is pretty depressing.  If it meant large crowds, top players and revenue for the town it would be a no brainer for me.

    Not thats its going to happen though.

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    Royston Vasey
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    How many people watch the Wids these days ?

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