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Different or Hypocritical?


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#1 Keith T

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:42 PM

Leigh have announced that they have now struck up a partnership with Wigan. The leythers are saying that this is in accordance with the memorandum of association they signed along with Fev, Halifax and Sheffield and is in some way different to all the agreements signed by other Championship clubs.

However, Paul Rowley stated on Premier Sports last night that Leigh had been in a partnership with Wigan for about 18 months, long before any memorandum of association was even thought of, so is it different or are they being hypocritical?

I remember when .............................

"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 dimension, 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 August 1996.


#2 wonderofwood

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:56 PM

this will be interesting as Wigan also have a partnership with South Wales Scorpions and the majority of there better academy players like Carberry, Burke,Farrar,Lyon Fraser, Lloyd Rhyodri have already signed duel reg with them ??? I wonder if they can then also sign forms with Leigh - as St Helens have done with Whitehaven and Rochdale

#3 Keith T

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:07 PM

The rules, as such as there is, said that SL clubs could have a partnership with a SECOND club as long as that club was in one of several expansion regions that they named including Cumbria, Wales and London.

As Wigan were already partnered with South Wales they must have now made them their second club as made Leigh their main partners. That is the opposite to St Helens who's main partner is Rochdale with Haven as their second club. I think we are still making up the rules as we go along!!!!!!

I remember when .............................

"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 dimension, 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 August 1996.


#4 DavidM

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:11 PM

A real can of worms was opened when the under 23 plans were rejected and the academy structures changed ... The envelope has been opened to the limit by clubs looking for an advantage . No club does owt for nowt ! We can hear all the worthy statements we want about player development and keeping them in the game .Really It's all very short term and self improving for the club , and it's got messy quickly . Teams who opted out soon have second thoughts when they look at the table and results --says it all

Edited by DavidM, 22 March 2013 - 01:16 PM.





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