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#1 Bomb Jack

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:08 PM

Apparently there was an announcment at the Game earlier tonight.


The RFL have offered London support and assistance until 2014 and basically guaranteed that support on all technical levels in super league like developing youth etc...chairman stressed there is no financial support.
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#2 Northern Sol

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:11 PM

QUOTE (Bomb Jack @ Sep 3 2010, 09:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
chairman stressed there is no financial support.[/b]


Not sure how this counts as saving them.

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:12 PM

Interestingly only til 2014 so presumably they have one more franchise period to get it right before they're given up on if they haven't?

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:30 PM

QUOTE (Northern Sol @ Sep 3 2010, 09:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not sure how this counts as saving them.


It doesnt



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Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:32 PM

I don't think I've ever met a real life Widnes fan, but if those on here are representative, I really hope they don't get a franchise.

They're all horrible, bitter, little so and so's.
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:33 PM

As I understand from what I've heard DH is taking full ownership and continuing to plough money into the club. I guess the RFL will take on the junior development side of things financially in London and the SE.

Hughes deserves a knighthood for his services to RL.

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:33 PM

QUOTE (Bomb Jack @ Sep 3 2010, 09:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Apparently there was an announcment at the Game earlier tonight.


The RFL have offered London support and assistance until 2014 and basically guaranteed that support on all technical levels in super league like developing youth etc...chairman stressed there is no financial support.


Truly pathetic stuff, wholly typical of your crew.

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:51 PM

QUOTE (MrPosh @ Sep 3 2010, 09:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think I've ever met a real life Widnes fan, but if those on here are representative, I really hope they don't get a franchise.

They're all horrible, bitter, little so and so's.


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#9 Derwent

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 09:49 PM

Full statement from David Hughes....

http://www.league.qu.../news/12266.php
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#10 JohnM

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 09:53 PM

Sounds like good news to me!

#11 Bomb Jack

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 10:20 PM

QUOTE (MrPosh @ Sep 3 2010, 09:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think I've ever met a real life Widnes fan, but if those on here are representative, I really hope they don't get a franchise.

They're all horrible, bitter, little so and so's.


I'm a horrible,bitter,big so and so.

Get it right.............
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#12 Bomb Jack

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 10:22 PM

QUOTE (Just Browny @ Sep 3 2010, 09:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Truly pathetic stuff, wholly typical of your crew.


What, for posting the truth ?

Get a grip............
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#13 The Parksider

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 10:30 PM

QUOTE (Derwent @ Sep 3 2010, 10:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Full statement from David Hughes....

http://www.league.qu.../news/12266.php


Jeez. Here's a guy spending millions on developing RL expansion at all levels, and showing a passion that few along even the M62 can show for the game.

All those who have been calling for Quins to go and sniping at them hang yer heads in shame.

It's time the SKY money was reallocated to give Hughes some extra assistance.


#14 Northern Sol

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 10:34 PM

QUOTE (The Parksider @ Sep 3 2010, 11:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Jeez. Here's a guy spending millions on developing RL expansion at all levels, and showing a passion that few along even the M62 can show for the game.

All those who have been calling for Quins to go and sniping at them hang yer heads in shame.

It's time the SKY money was reallocated to give Hughes some extra assistance.


?

I don't recall anyone saying they should go. I said the RFL shouldn't give them any extra cash. I don't have a problem with them funding youth development in London.

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 10:40 PM

QUOTE (Pen-Y-Bont Crusader @ Sep 3 2010, 09:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hughes deserves a knighthood for his services to RL.


If its anything like our house its Mrs Hughes that deserves the recognition for allowing the purse strings to be loosened! tongue.gif

#16 rlno1

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 11:23 PM

In AFL, they are happy to support teams in expansion areas because it is for the good of the whole sport. Unlike us where we seem to resent teams like Melbourne or Harlequins getting a much needed helping hand.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 12:36 AM

from what ive heard, investors have been interested for a little while, but not willing to pay IL what he wants for his shares. so it seems an arrangement has been made involving the RFL

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 01:17 AM

Melbourne? Seriously?? There's perfectly legitimate reasons for the salary cap. Firstly so teams are on a level-ish playing-field, so to speak. Secondly so teams don't bankrupt themselves to compete with the teams with the most money. Melbourne smashed this & cheated. How's that 'anti-expansionist'?? huh.gif
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#19 Methven Hornet

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 04:18 AM

Well, David Hughes' statement certainly puts the 'uncertainty' to bed.
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 04:49 AM

QUOTE (MrPosh @ Sep 3 2010, 09:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think I've ever met a real life Widnes fan, but if those on here are representative, I really hope they don't get a franchise.

They're all horrible, bitter, little so and so's.


I'm not sure how to reply to this. Really leaves a horrible taste in the mouth and I'm not entirely sure I can or should have to justify the words of others just because they support the same club.

For my part I have done nothing but wish Quins the best of health in recent years and see the logic of funding the youth in the capital outside of their club. But then, all this sounds like I'm justifying myself to you and distancing myself from fellow widnes supporters who are to my mind not the people you take them for. Your post was in appalling taste.