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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote No 7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Apr 2020 at 13:29
Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

Originally posted by No 7 No 7 wrote:

Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

Originally posted by Richard Lowther Richard Lowther wrote:

Originally posted by CJB1 CJB1 wrote:

Originally posted by maire23 maire23 wrote:

Some of them appeared not to even know who Ealing were and confidently claimed they had no stable backing....
Hmm, might the COVID-19 pandemic knock a hole in Mike Gooley's business model for the Trailfinders business?  And if so, wouldn't that have an impact on Ealing's finances?


No different I suspect to most sponsors of most teams. 


Apart from the fact it is 1 sponsorship source so must make it more susceptible than clubs who have a number of smaller sponsors - particularly when their business is going to take a huge hit for a long period.


Ealing Trailfinders have dozens of smaller business sponsors . When you come down to Ealing take a look at all of the advertising boards that surround the entire pitch. Other parts of the club, the amateurs the Youth and Mini`s all have sponsors . They have hidden sponsors who not advertise but give generously to the club. The fact is you a wrong and not the first time when it comes to Ealing Trailfinders


Deliberately, or otherwise, you know exactly what I mean, but I will spell it out for you.

A team with 20 sponsors putting in £50k each is likely to be more sustainable than 1 sponsor putting in £1m - just ask Old Elthamians, Birmingham & Solihull etc

What you do not seem to grasp when comparing Ealing Trailfinders to Old Elthamians and Birmingham and Solihull is that Mike Gooley is more than just a sponsor he owns Trailfinders Sports Club outright, unencumbered. The site has several income streams he has been developing the site and income over twenty years. TWENTY YEARS ! The caps were deliberate. 


On top of that the pro team have dozens of smaller sponsors.


Edited by No 7 - 05 Apr 2020 at 13:31
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raider999 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Apr 2020 at 13:59
Originally posted by No 7 No 7 wrote:

Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

Originally posted by No 7 No 7 wrote:

Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

Originally posted by Richard Lowther Richard Lowther wrote:

Originally posted by CJB1 CJB1 wrote:

Originally posted by maire23 maire23 wrote:

Some of them appeared not to even know who Ealing were and confidently claimed they had no stable backing....
Hmm, might the COVID-19 pandemic knock a hole in Mike Gooley's business model for the Trailfinders business?  And if so, wouldn't that have an impact on Ealing's finances?


No different I suspect to most sponsors of most teams. 


Apart from the fact it is 1 sponsorship source so must make it more susceptible than clubs who have a number of smaller sponsors - particularly when their business is going to take a huge hit for a long period.


Ealing Trailfinders have dozens of smaller business sponsors . When you come down to Ealing take a look at all of the advertising boards that surround the entire pitch. Other parts of the club, the amateurs the Youth and Mini`s all have sponsors . They have hidden sponsors who not advertise but give generously to the club. The fact is you a wrong and not the first time when it comes to Ealing Trailfinders


Deliberately, or otherwise, you know exactly what I mean, but I will spell it out for you.

A team with 20 sponsors putting in £50k each is likely to be more sustainable than 1 sponsor putting in £1m - just ask Old Elthamians, Birmingham & Solihull etc


What you do not seem to grasp when comparing Ealing Trailfinders to Old Elthamians and Birmingham and Solihull is that Mike Gooley is more than just a sponsor he owns Trailfinders Sports Club outright, unencumbered. The site has several income streams he has been developing the site and income over twenty years. TWENTY YEARS ! The caps were deliberate. 


On top of that the pro team have dozens of smaller sponsors.



In that case, I am sure you will be ok.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dropout22 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Apr 2020 at 14:10
When you go to Ealing, i agree it's clear to see that the whole project is a long term investment and not just money going into an empty pit, the club is backed by a strong amateur section and a good groundsharing agreement with Broncos. The club is probably based upon some of the strongest foundations you can find in English rugby right now.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote WEvans Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Apr 2020 at 15:10
Which sadly isn't saying much.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dan Gleebles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Apr 2020 at 17:39
I enjoy my visits to Ealing, usually not the results though.Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gerg_861 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Apr 2020 at 18:40
Originally posted by Dan Gleebles Dan Gleebles wrote:

I enjoy my visits to Ealing, usually not the results though.Smile
I have actually wondered before if similar sentiment depresses gates at Ealing.
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