Blackpool go under ..... for good
Posted 11 November 2010 - 04:39 PM
"Blackpool Panthers RLFC have had their membership of the RFL cancelled and will take no part in the 2011 Co-operative Championship after they failed to meet a deadline from the game’s governing body.
The club, which went into administration in early October, was poised to present plans for their participation in Championship One on Thursday November 11 however no information was forthcoming from officials.
RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer commented: “The RFL has done everything possible to ensure the continuing involvement of Blackpool Panthers in Co-operative Championship One and we had every hope that a credible plan would be presented.
“Despite a flexible approach to deadlines and ongoing support from the RFL as well as a commitment from the club’s representatives right up to the last minute that a plan would be forthcoming, we have received notification that no proposal will be presented.
“With plans for the 2011 season at an advanced stage we have had no choice but to regretfully decide to cancel their membership.”
Posted 11 November 2010 - 10:03 PM
To summarise which club is next ?
Posted 12 November 2010 - 07:12 AM
Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:24 PM
"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimesion, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave hadfield - Independent 25th Augsut 1996.
Posted 13 December 2010 - 02:07 PM
Please not another Lancashire Lynx - they had a reasonable season results wise but could never attract a decent crowd - the fact is there is no interest in RL in what now constitutes the county of Lancashire.
Posted 13 December 2010 - 02:45 PM
the folk of Preston have never even heard of Rugby League !!!!!
The words horse, dead and flogging spring to mind !!!!!
Posted 13 December 2010 - 03:11 PM
Jamie Ellis St Helens
Josh Charnley Wigan
Chris Tuson Wigan
Jonny Walker Wigan
All come from the Lancashire area and were developed at the above clubs if they had tapped into this they might have had a chance of improving crowds and have home grown players instead of players who didn't make it at other clubs outside the area.
There are many more talent players in the area who I am sure will go on to play Professional Rugby League thanks to the hard work the community Clubs do in the area.
The Tomkins Brothers also started their development in Lancashire
Posted 13 December 2010 - 04:33 PM
Posted 13 December 2010 - 06:42 PM
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