You can't really say that Warrington can be financially successful without Simon Moran until Mr Moran actually decides to leave.
i agree which s why i didnt.. i said sustainable which is different to succesful..
The results posted this year show a big rise in profits due to the Challenge Cup success. Which would suggest that without the Cup, the results would've been dissappointing. If you consider that without the financial input of Mr Moran the club would not have been able to attract the quality of players it has. In turn they might not then have been able to attract a coach like Tony Smith. Which means that the club may never have won the Challenge Cup, meaning they may never have made a profit last year.
i agree... you have to invest early on to try and get the rewards that attract people to the club both fans and commercial that is needed to help generate the money thatat the moment moran is putting into the club..
The question is whether the club's outgoings (player payments etc.) are sustainable on the income they get without the assistance of Mr Moran.
Thats a fair question but the one i was aswering was the point that flatly "it isnt sustainable" it is while he is there building for the future.. as you said about the truth is when he leaves.. and that is the same for sustainability you can only really judge it fully when he leaves.. but he isnt at the moment so it is sustainable.. he is planning to make warrington a force in the future andpart of htat is leaving a legacy of a self funding clb if at all possible.. so while he is there it is sustainable.. IF he were to go then yes at the momeny warrington could be in trouble, but they are paying their debts down and working to the point where it wont matter.
For all the success St Helens have had, they've never been successful financially. And you only have to look at Wigan in the 90s to see the folly of relying on success on the field to be financially sound.
again i agree
To say that Mr Moran could leave the club in a position whereby another rich investor might want to invest is self defeating. The club still has to rely on a so called 'sugar daddy', who can so easily get bored and walk away.
yes but the point is that a lot of the sugar daddys if they walked away would leave aclub that no other person would want to touch, IF Moran can leave one in the state that someone else wants to step in then that is great.. every club has to have an owner.. be it a sugar daddy or not.. if moran can leave it where said sugar daddy doesnt have to be so loaded then it opens up a much larger pool ofpeople who would want to get a hold on the club.. look at quins for the dangers of this not happening.. no one seems to want to touch it with a barge poll
Finally, to say that people should not make any critical comment about what you call good news for the sport is bizarre. If I wanted to read an uncritical piece about the club I'd look on the club website or read the Warrington Guardian, certainly not here.
your perogative of course but this board is all about the negative at the moment and whenever a good news item comes out its twisted into a negatvie whenever a negative comes out it turns into a deathnell it is exceptionally depressing IMO at the mo.