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Wakey for sale? Big Rumour today at the match


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#1 Segovia Carpet

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 06:59 PM

May well be just a rumour but word today was that the Wildcats are for sale. Can anyone embellish at all or is just pie in the sky?

It was strange though at the end when John Kear marched over to thank the fans - Is he staying or was it a `Cheerio`?

I hope the former as a top man imo.

In this side to side thriller it was 0-0 at Half Time. Talk about end of season.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:01 PM

QUOTE (Segovia Carpet @ Sep 5 2010, 07:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
May well be just a rumour but word today was that the Wildcats are for sale. Can anyone embellish at all or is just pie in the sky?

It was strange though at the end when John Kear marched over to thank the fans - Is he staying or was it a `Cheerio`?

I hope the former as a top man imo.

In this side to side thriller it was 0-0 at Half Time. Talk about end of season.



The rumour that has been on sporting life for 2 days?


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Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:04 PM

QUOTE (Lee @ Sep 5 2010, 08:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The rumour that has been on sporting life for 2 days?



LOL Lee - sorry mate I am obviously behind the times :-

http://www.sportingl..._Wakefield.html

Is the War Over?

Whats in the John Kear situation then?

#4 shrek

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:05 PM

A bit on the Yorkshire Post website as well.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:10 PM

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The rumour that has been on sporting life for 2 days?

here in fact?

Looks like it's true, then.
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:23 PM

Maybe Eric France their main sponsor will be interested. Belle Vue is in his line of business
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:42 PM

QUOTE (Segovia Carpet @ Sep 5 2010, 07:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
May well be just a rumour but word today was that the Wildcats are for sale. Can anyone embellish at all or is just pie in the sky?

It was strange though at the end when John Kear marched over to thank the fans - Is he staying or was it a `Cheerio`?

I hope the former as a top man imo.

In this side to side thriller it was 0-0 at Half Time. Talk about end of season.



Ladysmith and Mafeking have been relieved as well.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:44 PM

QUOTE (Rioman @ Sep 5 2010, 08:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ladysmith and Mafeking have been relieved as well.



Keep up Rio - I made a similar crack in post #3

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 11:44 PM

QUOTE (Rioman @ Sep 5 2010, 08:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ladysmith and Mafeking have been relieved as well.


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#10 Matt J

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 12:04 AM

6 years too late, should have let someone else come in and take over when it looked like they could have been a force in SL.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 07:08 AM

QUOTE (Matt J @ Sep 6 2010, 01:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
6 years too late, should have let someone else come in and take over when it looked like they could have been a force in SL.


It's not too late if the ground comes off and a multi-millionaire a la Davey, Hughes, Moran comes in.

They would probably not have come forward, and still won't whilst there's no ground - what's the point, but if the ground comes off hopefully someone will come in to ensure the team compete and that will be great for RL - another "big club".

Forget the franchise criteria and the supposed idea clubs in NL are building towards SL because of it, the reality is get yourself a quality ground and a multi millionaire and Superleague will welcome you. That's the main basis of Widnes's shoe in for instance.

Castleford also need to look for a big monet man on this basis??


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Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:23 AM



word on my street is that they have been involved in serious discussions with HMRC, again! that's one of the main areas where investment is urgently required.

Seriously, would anyone want to sink a lot of money into a heartlands club with limited potential and a massively diminished image? People who have made money often like to continue making money, and I don't see the potential for that with the majority of SL clubs.


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Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:36 AM

QUOTE (The Parksider @ Sep 6 2010, 08:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Castleford also need to look for a big monet man on this basis??

then they need look no further than me.
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#14 LEEDSLADGONE SOUTH

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 11:25 AM

sold to the gentleman for a



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Posted 06 September 2010 - 08:02 PM

Castleford could buy them and turn them into a feeder team. Well, on reflection, only if the definition of feeder team is one that sorts out visa issues for antpodes wink.gif .
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:16 PM

QUOTE (l'angelo mysterioso @ Sep 6 2010, 10:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
then they need look no further than me.
I'm the biggest Monet man in these parts. We've got one of his prints on the living room wall and I think it's wonderful

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#17 The Parksider

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:20 PM

QUOTE (Blind side johnny @ Sep 6 2010, 10:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Seriously, would anyone want to sink a lot of money into a heartlands club with limited potential and a massively diminished image?


So many people seem to think Wakey are nothing. They are a city club, with a long history, no real soccer diversions, and the area in and around the city has plenty of RL in it.

Potential as good as, if not better than any Huddersfield, HKR, Leeds or Bradford, why on earth not??


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Posted 07 September 2010 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE (The Parksider @ Sep 6 2010, 10:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So many people seem to think Wakey are nothing. They are a city club, with a long history, no real soccer diversions, and the area in and around the city has plenty of RL in it.

Potential as good as, if not better than any Huddersfield, HKR, Leeds or Bradford, why on earth not??



Because, as in all RL clubs, the potential for making money is minimal if at all.

Soccer offers worldwide exposure and a poytential money-spinner in TV rights; RL offers UK exposure only, mostly confined to Sky.

If you're looking for an investor as distinct from a benefactor RL is a non-starter; and Wakefield is one of the less attractive options in a very small field.




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Posted 07 September 2010 - 01:18 PM

QUOTE (The Parksider @ Sep 6 2010, 10:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So many people seem to think Wakey are nothing. They are a city club, with a long history, no real soccer diversions, and the area in and around the city has plenty of RL in it.

Potential as good as, if not better than any Huddersfield, HKR, Leeds or Bradford, why on earth not??

yes
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Posted 07 September 2010 - 01:19 PM

QUOTE (Blind side johnny @ Sep 7 2010, 02:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Because, as in all RL clubs, the potential for making money is minimal if at all.

Soccer offers worldwide exposure and a poytential money-spinner in TV rights; RL offers UK exposure only, mostly confined to Sky.

If you're looking for an investor as distinct from a benefactor RL is a non-starter; and Wakefield is one of the less attractive options in a very small field.

valid
but what would any investor want back for their investment? Aren't all 'investors in fact benefactors? until they call their loans in of course.
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