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#1 buford t justice

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:19 PM

Rumours of players not being paid and serious financial difficulties AGAIN at Leigh.

What the hell is going on with our great game?
What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law

#2 Bartholemew Smythe

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:22 PM

Did you get beat today?
We`re on a road to Nowhere.......................

#3 jpmc

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:36 PM

Obviously its just my opinion but as long as sporting club leigh exists, then the the club will just bounce from one financial problem to another the only difference will be the time scale between financial melt downs.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:40 PM


What the hell is going on with our great game?

Its sorting its self out the hard way as opposed to the slightly less hard way it should have done in 1995



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#5 jpmc

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:13 PM

Its sorting its self out the hard way as opposed to the slightly less hard way it should have done in 1995

Obviously you'd like to think it is but its not

#6 Padge

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:43 PM

Obviously you'd like to think it is but its not

Oh no it is, we only generate a certain amount of many to pay a certain number of players at a certain number of clubs.

 

Like it or not clubs are going to have to adjust to the reality of Rugby League on the 21st century, which is nothing like northern Union in the 19th century.

 

Its tough, but its the real world.



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#7 nec

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:21 PM

Rumours of players not being paid and serious financial difficulties AGAIN at Leigh.

What the hell is going on with our great game?

Some clubs still cannot get to grips with the concept that cash in should be greater than cash out hth
Rugby League is a sport that desperately needs to expand its geographical supporter base and its player base. This imperative means that all other requirements are secondary until this is done.

All power in the game should be with governing bodies, especially international governing bodies.

Without these actions we will remain a minor sport internationally and nationally.

#8 cookey

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:36 AM

So absolutely no facts but jump on a rumour - consistent.



#9 gingerjon

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:39 AM

So absolutely no facts but jump on a rumour - consistent.

Quite.
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#10 Manx RL

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:09 AM

Quite.

Indeed.
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#11 gingerjon

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:12 AM

Indeed.

+1.
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#12 Manx RL

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:14 AM

+1.

-1
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#13 LeeF

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:35 AM


Obviously its just my opinion but as long as sporting club leigh exists, then the the club will just bounce from one financial problem to another the only difference will be the time scale between financial melt downs.

not if they cut their cloth to their income levels

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:47 AM

 

So absolutely no facts but jump on a rumour - consistent.

Not a rumour I'm afraid. Paul Rowley in his post-match interview praised the Leigh players for their effort and loyalty under difficult circumstances having been told on Saturday by the directors that their already overdue wages would not be paid and there was no guarantee of if/when they would be paid. He said they hadn't been paid since the Barrow game which was on 21st March. Lets hope Leigh can turn things around - they seem to be waiting for Wigan to pay them their share of the Challenge Cup match receipts which they haven't received yet.

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#15 nec

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:58 AM

So can we get an opportunity to blame Wigan out of this as well? Trying to pressurise Wigan to hurry the cheque up?
Rugby League is a sport that desperately needs to expand its geographical supporter base and its player base. This imperative means that all other requirements are secondary until this is done.

All power in the game should be with governing bodies, especially international governing bodies.

Without these actions we will remain a minor sport internationally and nationally.

#16 sweaty craiq

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:13 AM

Lots going on behind the scenes at Leigh, players will be paid after a BoD change was announced post match and it looks like things may get much better linked to the ending of franchising this week

 

The finances were always under pressure when Salford failed to fulfill the preseason fixture followed by some awful weather and poor rugby that hit the gates, cash flow isn't good. I understand Salford owe the stadium company £138k as they trained there for a quite while without paying, still train here but pay now.

 

We have our two big home games in the second half which will help, Fax and Fev. Although the Fev game has been moved for some reason to Sat 1pm?????



#17 jpmc

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:17 AM

not if they cut their cloth to their income levels

Theres nothing more to cut,its investment that is needed

#18 thundergaz

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:24 AM

Lots going on behind the scenes at Leigh, players will be paid after a BoD change was announced post match and it looks like things may get much better linked to the ending of franchising this week

The finances were always under pressure when Salford failed to fulfill the preseason fixture followed by some awful weather and poor rugby that hit the gates, cash flow isn't good. I understand Salford owe the stadium company £138k as they trained there for a quite while without paying, still train here but pay now.

We have our two big home games in the second half which will help, Fax and Fev. Although the Fev game has been moved for some reason to Sat 1pm?????


Yeah Craig that kick off time/day will take quite a few off your gate as I'm sure people like me will have made other plans before hand.

#19 sweaty craiq

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:25 AM

Theres nothing more to cut,its investment that is needed

 

Spot on and that investment is easier to find if you have the chance to move up.

 

The next 2 weeks will be defining in our future imo



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:25 AM


Theres nothing more to cut,its investment that is needed

if the outgoings are still higher than incomings then cut costs first. Outgoings could then be raised in line with new investment
Rugby League is a sport that desperately needs to expand its geographical supporter base and its player base. This imperative means that all other requirements are secondary until this is done.

All power in the game should be with governing bodies, especially international governing bodies.

Without these actions we will remain a minor sport internationally and nationally.




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