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#21 RS

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 07:12 AM

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.



Not sure how this is anything but a report of what was said and find it difficult as to how someone can abuse a clubs fans because of it.

If anyone is wondering why a Widnes fan posted it I suspect it was because a Widnes fan who had gone to the Quinns game as a neutral reported the pre match announcement on the Widnes message board via his phone.

For what its worth ideally I'd like a London presence in SL.

Edited by RS, 04 September 2010 - 07:13 AM.


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Posted 04 September 2010 - 07:23 AM

QUOTE (RS @ Sep 4 2010, 08:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not sure how this is anything but a report of what was said and find it difficult as to how someone can abuse a clubs fans because of it.

If anyone is wondering why a Widnes fan posted it I suspect it was because a Widnes fan who had gone to the Quinns game as a neutral reported the pre match announcement on the Widnes message board via his phone.


Exactly.

I was purely reporting what i'd read, but get classed as an outcast.

Fans of other Clubs just want an excuse to have a go at Widnes fans, but we don't care.............
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 07:34 AM

I mean, Mr Posh & Just Browny had a go at me, for what ?

For saying in the Topic header there's no suprise the RFL have offered support to London ?

Well it's not a suprise. Richard Lewis once threatened to quit if London were thrown out, so it's obvious he wants them to succeed...........
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#24 JohnM

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 07:49 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.


Can't agree there. I think you are being unfair.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 08:35 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.

Well im a real Widnes fan have been for 36 years, although im everything Widnes Vikings, I am also a rugby league fan.
I am very offended by your comments, Widnes fans in general are very knowledgeable about rugby league and are not anti other clubs, we do like some banter every now and then. you have a nice day mr posh biggrin.gif


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#26 Dave T

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:23 AM

QUOTE (RS @ Sep 4 2010, 08:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not sure how this is anything but a report of what was said and find it difficult as to how someone can abuse a clubs fans because of it.

If anyone is wondering why a Widnes fan posted it I suspect it was because a Widnes fan who had gone to the Quinns game as a neutral reported the pre match announcement on the Widnes message board via his phone.

For what its worth ideally I'd like a London presence in SL.

Good point, would have to agree with you actually.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:09 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 have had the misfortune to meet them and trust me you are exactly right! It's the biggest injustice in the world,Widnes getting turned down for SL up to now,and boy don't these bitter people let the world know it! biggrin.gif
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:42 AM

QUOTE (Wilderspoolmemories @ Sep 4 2010, 11:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have had the misfortune to meet them and trust me you are exactly right! It's the biggest injustice in the world,Widnes getting turned down for SL up to now,and boy don't these bitter people let the world know it! biggrin.gif

You should have seen the bile aimed at Workington Town for daring to stay up the year they were pushed down a league. It was ridiculous at the time, the amount of Widnes fans Ive met who just couldnt accept Town staying up over their beloved History heavy team was unbelievable.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 11:01 AM

To quote David Hughes " Firstly I would like to stress that The Club is not, and never has been, in any financial trouble"

Then what was all the fuss about then?

#30 Dave T

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 11:41 AM

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To quote David Hughes " Firstly I would like to stress that The Club is not, and never has been, in any financial trouble"

Then what was all the fuss about then?

It's not in financial trouble because he is picking up the tab. Reading the full article he states that this isn't sustainable and without a full strategy for London in place he wouldn't have been prepared to continue to support London RL.

Basically, they are not in trouble, but thy would b had he pulled out.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 12:12 PM

The problem with Lenegan and his shares should have been sorted months ago when he went past the deadline for selling.
God knows how much it as cost David Hughes not being able to bring in fresh money because of the club shares being tied up, the RFL soon sorted it when he demanded action.
Lenegan's dash for the Wigan club could have cost the London fans their club.

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#32 Swindon St George

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 12:56 PM

The statement at Quinns last night also refered to a new head coach being announced next week.

Shaun Edwards was in the Quinns directors box above the east stand last night.

That would be a shrewd appointment, I shouldn't think he was there to pay his respects to the cup winners!

What the club needs is a boost to their supporter base, barely 2000+ home crowd, that was their last game of the season, how can that sustain good quality players being brought in?

The season ticket sales reduces year by year, there is no passion to the home support, the facilites are great but they fail on most of the criteria for SL, youth development within M25 is outstanding, but, I don't think all of the credit for that is down to quinns.

#33 Johnny Rocco

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 12:59 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.


Thanks for that sweeping generalisation.
Yet another thread turned around to a anti widnes - pro widnes slangfest because of a fan of another club!!

#34 MrPosh

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 01:13 PM

I genuinely apologise, I didn't get over exactly what I meant and what I did say was unfair.

Suffice to say, that I have found a higher proportion of objectionable Widnes fans on this board than just about any other club and I have found them to be bitter and petty.

The rest of you are, I'm sure, lovely and I will happily buy any of you a drink next time we meet.
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 02:50 PM

QUOTE (MrPosh @ Sep 4 2010, 09:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I genuinely apologise, I didn't get over exactly what I meant and what I did say was unfair.

Suffice to say, that I have found a higher proportion of objectionable Widnes fans on this board than just about any other club and I have found them to be bitter and petty.

The rest of you are, I'm sure, lovely and I will happily buy any of you a drink next time we meet.



I find your anti-Widnes fans comments offensive.

This thread needs to be locked before more innocent people on this fragile planet are offended unnecessarily.
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#36 goldcard

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 04:56 PM

QUOTE (Swindon St George @ Sep 4 2010, 01:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The statement at Quinns last night also refered to a new head coach being announced next week.

Shaun Edwards was in the Quinns directors box above the east stand last night.

That would be a shrewd appointment, I shouldn't think he was there to pay his respects to the cup winners!

What the club needs is a boost to their supporter base, barely 2000+ home crowd, that was their last game of the season, how can that sustain good quality players being brought in?

The season ticket sales reduces year by year, there is no passion to the home support, the facilites are great but they fail on most of the criteria for SL, youth development within M25 is outstanding, but, I don't think all of the credit for that is down to quinns.

That's been debatated over and over, and it's true.
But they had 3200 according to Sporting Life, and I doubt 1200 Wires fans fancied or made another trip to London, especially with it being a Friday Night game.
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#37 Philm

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 04:59 PM

Reading David Hughes' statement on the Quin's website there seems to be an apparent contradiction in what he says concerning financial assistance. In the first paragraph he says "....I can categorically state that we have not asked for, and not received a financial bail of any sort." However in the sixth paragraph he says "I am delighted to be able to tell you tonight that the discussions with the RFL have been extremely constructive and positive and whilst difficult at times, we have agreed a partnership approach based on a range of Technical, Physical, Marketing and Financial support to ensure the future of the game in the region." Did he expand on what he meant by "financial support" when he spoke to the supporters last night? It would be interesting to know if he did.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 05:21 PM

QUOTE (Swindon St George @ Sep 4 2010, 01:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The statement at Quinns last night also refered to a new head coach being announced next week.

Shaun Edwards was in the Quinns directors box above the east stand last night.

That would be a shrewd appointment, I shouldn't think he was there to pay his respects to the cup winners!

What the club needs is a boost to their supporter base, barely 2000+ home crowd, that was their last game of the season, how can that sustain good quality players being brought in?

The season ticket sales reduces year by year, there is no passion to the home support, the facilites are great but they fail on most of the criteria for SL, youth development within M25 is outstanding, but, I don't think all of the credit for that is down to quinns.



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#39 EastLondonMike

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 05:35 PM

i think the financial support alluded to by david hughes was to do with promotion of RL in london and support for the junior game. Things quins may have been expected to finance previously, the RFL have now agreed to finance.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 06:30 PM

Thanks.




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