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#21 dkw

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 09:28 AM

QUOTE (Bleep1673 @ Aug 28 2010, 10:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sounds like time for Workington & Whitehaven to bury the hatchet and merge (yes I hate that word too angry.gif ) and become West Cumbria. I still don't see a SL license though.

Alex Murphy in RLW said he hated playing at Whitehaven as the changing rooms were outside the grond and he would have to pass the crowd who would have digs at him on the way on/off the pitch. Sounds like a good place to base WCRLFC then.

He might have hated playing at Whitehaven, but he rarely played at Workington. Mysteriously seemed to get injured a few days before the game, mainly because Brian Edgar used to tear him apart.

#22 bowes

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 09:40 AM

QUOTE (West Country Eagle @ Aug 27 2010, 03:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There are a few Super League clubs strggling badly, too.

The game's finances are like a house of cards.

Yeah Harlequins are finished barring a move outside of London and some other clubs are looking shaky. We missed a trick not reducing to 12 teams IMO

Though not just the pro game this year, lots of problems in the RLC this year obviously we're affectively left with 4 clubs in our division from the 10 that were supposed to start last season. 4 good sides yes but only 4. Not just us, most divisions are like that.

#23 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 10:10 AM

QUOTE (Manx RL @ Aug 26 2010, 11:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is all down to no P&R.

Last time I check, there was P&R in the Championships. Keighley (last year's promoted team) went into administration. Whitehaven (this year's relegated team) are now also in administration.

Maybe it's all down to P&R?
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#24 yanto

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 10:52 AM

Does'nt seem to much of a panic down at Haven... looks like it's a move planned to rescue / save the club.
Even with the club looking at going into administration the council are keen to move ahead with the stadium development.

"Haven’s board of directors announced on Thursday night that they intend to seek administration in the next 10 days over a £64,000 tax bill.

Copeland council said it supported the move, which would leave the way open to continue with the Pow Beck Valley regeneration scheme."



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#25 Blind side johnny

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE (yanto @ Aug 28 2010, 11:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does'nt seem to much of a panic down at Haven... looks like it's a move planned to rescue / save the club.
Even with the club looking at going into administration the council are keen to move ahead with the stadium development.

"Haven’s board of directors announced on Thursday night that they intend to seek administration in the next 10 days over a £64,000 tax bill.

Copeland council said it supported the move, which would leave the way open to continue with the Pow Beck Valley regeneration scheme."



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I'm sure all the creditors will be delighted too.

The more times that this happens then the less willing will suppliers be to allow any RL club any credit.


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#26 moorman

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 09:29 PM

A public meeting has been called for all Whitehaven rugby league supporters on Friday night to further explore the possibility of setting up an independent supporters' trust to make a viable offer to run the club.

Since the idea was first mooted by a fans' steering group on Friday over 300 people have used a website to register their interest in being involved in the scheme, and the steering group met on Tuesday.

Spokesman Karl Connor said: "What we have seen by the response to the website is that there is a genuine will in the community for the club to continue, and a genuine interest from supporters in getting involved in shaping the club's future.

"Can we raise the funds to buy the club? That is the big question - and one we hope to answer after the public meeting on Friday night.

"What we will be asking people on Friday is firstly whether or not they want to go ahead with a trust and if they do we will set one up.

"If that is the road we go down then we would follow a well established model which is already being used successfully at other sports clubs. Membership of the trust would cost a minimum of £100, with an annual sum of around £20 charged in future years. There would be no limit on the amount people can pay for membership, so someone more affluent could donate anything that they like on top of that £100, although however much people pay it would be one member, one vote, with everything decided democratically and positions within the trust's board voted for and approved by the full membership.

"Over the bank holiday weekend lots of people have said they'd be happy to be involved on that basis – but we need to get the ball rolling to show the administrators that we are genuine and serious.

"There is some work to do on that front – we also need to get some information from the administrators and the Rugby Football League so that we can understand exactly what position the club is in at the moment, exactly how much we'd need to raise and exactly what time scale we are working to, because reports are conflicting, but it's chicken and egg, we need to prove we are serious before we'll get such information.

"In order to provide that evidence the trust, if it is formally set up on Friday, will start taking memberships. Everyone who joins will be issued with a receipt and membership number, and should the bid to buy the club be unsuccessful every penny will be returned in full.

"We have had no formal contact with anyone from the club or from the other consortium looking to buy the club – I understand that Mr Raaz is in the United States – but as we have said before we are happy to work with anybody, in fact we would prefer to work with everybody, and we would welcome them to either attend the meeting or contact us before hand.

"The future of Whitehaven Rugby League Club is too important for any squabbles to get in the way and I hope everyone will feel that way – certainly everyone we have spoken to so far shares that view.”

The meeting takes place this Friday night at the Marchon Club from 7pm – all are most welcome


The trust now has a website www.trustinhaven.co.uk

Edited by moorman, 01 September 2010 - 09:30 PM.


#27 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 08:53 AM

Cumberland RLFC anyone?

That would resonate better than West Cumbria, would have a bigger catchment area and has history

#28 bowes

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 11:15 AM

QUOTE (Lobbygobbler @ Sep 2 2010, 09:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cumberland RLFC anyone?

That would resonate better than West Cumbria, would have a bigger catchment area and has history

Not likely for SL but may be the only chance of there being a West Cumbrian team back in the Championship




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