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Bad new for Wakefield and Dewsbury


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#1 Ponterover

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:52 PM

Main shirt sponsor for both clubs, Eric France have gone bust owing plenty.

http://www.wakefield...be0fiLU.twitter

I'm assuming that the payments due are made by installments, which will leave both clubs with a hole in their finances. Not good news.

Edited by Ponterover, 26 February 2013 - 09:52 PM.


#2 RSN

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:54 PM

Can they not just scrap the current main sponsor and get a new one? Although it would pee a lot of fans off I'd imagine.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:57 PM

How the chuff can a small company like that run up a bill of £21m owed to the revenue? Honestly you've just got to marvel at some people who swan around giving largesse whilst behind the scenes, they've got less brass than me!!

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:58 PM

Can they not just scrap the current main sponsor and get a new one? Although it would pee a lot of fans off I'd imagine.


No where left to take the scrap now Eric France has gone bust :D

#5 Matt J

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:00 PM

Id imagine its a minor bump in the road for Wakey... biy harder for Dewsbury.

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#6 Ponterover

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:03 PM

How the chuff can a small company like that run up a bill of £21m owed to the revenue? Honestly you've just got to marvel at some people who swan around giving largesse whilst behind the scenes, they've got less brass than me!!


Indeed

Hasn't the main man behind the company (Jonathan France?) got previous for this kind of thing in Eric France's previous incarnation?

#7 longboard

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:07 PM

Can they not just scrap the current main sponsor and get a new one?


B'dum tish. :)

#8 Padge

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:41 PM

The sponsorship was rubbish and should have been scrapped a long time ago, they now need a big magnate to pick up the pieces and bring in a lot of brass to iron out the problems.

SORRY.

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#9 Just Browny

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:06 AM

Hope Wakefield's improvement as a club isn't crushed by this.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


#10 markleeds

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:34 AM

I met this news has gone down like a lead ballon! Hopefully both clubs will show some steel and get through it.

#11 hindle xiii

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:10 AM

Erm, tough sheet...







(this is actually a tarpaulin firm by where I work but shh)

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#12 foozler

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:44 AM

How the chuff can a small company like that run up a bill of £21m owed to the revenue? Honestly you've just got to marvel at some people who swan around giving largesse whilst behind the scenes, they've got less brass than me!!



I guess you also have to marvel at HMRC getting themselves into a situation where they are owed such a large sum of VAT. No wonder the country is in a financial mess if the people charged with collecting taxes are apparently so rubbish at doing so.

#13 PREPOSTEROUS

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

Trinity's statement ont he matter:

http://www.wakefield...ycling/2013/02/

#14 hindle xiii

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

Will Dewsbury take the statement and release it again?

On Odsal Top baht 'at.


#15 PREPOSTEROUS

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

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Edited by PREPOSTEROUS, 27 February 2013 - 12:48 PM.


#16 Viking Warrior

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:56 PM

just when both clubs are on the up this happens to kick them in the proverbial balls............
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#17 Adeybull

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

Let me get this right? Any number of the more beligerent of the Wakey fans played merry hell when Bulls teamed up with Provident Financial. You'd have thought we'd sold our souls to the devil.

Now it transpires that Wakey have been taking money from a business that has just - according to reports - taken the taxpayer for £21m.

"To Accept Sponsorship" must be another of those irregular verbs? "I accept perfectly valid commercial sponsorship"; "You (directed at Bradford fans) are content to accept money from a nasty nasty evil business"; "He/she/it (when directed at Bradford) has made a pact with the devil".

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:10 PM

Let me get this right? Any number of the more beligerent of the Wakey fans played merry hell when Bulls teamed up with Provident Financial. You'd have thought we'd sold our souls to the devil.

Now it transpires that Wakey have been taking money from a business that has just - according to reports - taken the taxpayer for £21m.

"To Accept Sponsorship" must be another of those irregular verbs? "I accept perfectly valid commercial sponsorship"; "You (directed at Bradford fans) are content to accept money from a nasty nasty evil business"; "He/she/it (when directed at Bradford) has made a pact with the devil".


Yes, yes we all were complicit in the fact that France avoided tax. It’s true that some of the Trinity fans questioned the morals of a pay day loan company whilst secretly knowing that the main sponsor was plotting the downfall of the UK economy.


Dear me.

#19 Adeybull

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:14 PM

Yes, yes we all were complicit in the fact that France avoided tax. It’s true that some of the Trinity fans questioned the morals of a pay day loan company whilst secretly knowing that the main sponsor was plotting the downfall of the UK economy.


Dear me.


Provident is not a payday loans company. hth.

I make no apologies for pointing out hypocrisy when it manifests itself.

#20 Viking Warrior

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:15 PM

FFS bratfut fans on their high horse about another clubs financial dealings.................................even simpson and gaulton couldn't have written a funnier script!!
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