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plea as the Broncos charge for the Play-offs
London's win at the Halton Stadium on Saturday night, where they kept the Vikings to their first nil scoreline in Super League, has placed the Broncos in a commanding position with one game to play before the Tetley's Super League Play-Offs.
London Broncos are currently in fifth position with just one round to play, and a win on Sunday against the Giants at Griffin Park will see the Broncos qualify in fifth position.
Hull FC, one of two teams just one point adrift of London, are in a similar position to the Broncos, with their destiny clearly in their own hands. If they win on Saturday night at home to Leeds Rhinos, they are also guaranteed a place in the play offs.
While the Hull FC club is appealing to fans to ensure a 'sell-out' crowd at The KC Stadium for their 'must win' game, London Broncos' appeal to fans might be less ambitious, but is equally passionate.
Club Captain Mat Toshack, who on Sunday will play his 150th game for the Broncos, asks not for a full house, but a re-acquaintance with former fans:
"Of course we'd love to play before a sell-out crowd at Griffin Park, but that's a little over the top when you look at our average gate and the ground capacity."
We've moved around London a lot since I joined the club but it would be great to see London fans from previous years and venues make this one effort to come and see us."
If that were to happen, who knows what our crowd might be?"
Joining the '150 Club' is special. There are only half a dozen Members."
It would be a real buzz, and quite a fairytale for me personally, if we were to win on Sunday and make it through to the club's first Play-Off series."
I know it would be a huge buzz for Steele as well."
It would be nice to see some familiar faces from our days at The Stoop and The Valley. That would give us, and the crowd, a good boost."
There are only six members of the prestigious 'London 150 Club'. The '150 Club' President is Steele Retchless who has now played 173 games, and other Members include Steve Rosolen (171), Hussain M'Barki (163), Tony Kinsey (156), Darryl Pitt (154), and the Broncos' current player performance manager, Dave Rotheram (150).
While the top four teams (Bradford, Leeds, Wigan & St Helens) are all secure, three teams are now fighting for fifth and sixth spot with one game to play.
If London win they are fifth. No ifs, no buts.
Should London Broncos 2003 Season Ticket Holders wish to retain their existing seat for the International between England 'A' and Australia (Tuesday 28th October) - they must book their tickets on or before the last home game at Griffin Park against Huddersfield on Sunday 21st September.
Call 0871 222 1132 to book your 2004 season ticket or do it online - www.londonbroncos.co.uk and save ?5.