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RFL congratulates Richard Lewis CBE


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#21 The Future is League

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:27 AM

Nostalgia for Richard Lewis, have people been on te cooking sherry?

Wasn't he in charge at the RFL when they stepped in and saved your club?



#22 Larry the Leit

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:29 AM

Wasn't he in charge at the RFL when they stepped in and saved your club?


I'd expect every person in charge to do their upmost to save clubs.

I'm not sure how you work out that Richard Lewis or any other RL official saved "my club" though.
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#23 JohnM

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:34 AM

Good grief! What a strange view!

#24 The Daddy_merged

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:05 AM

You mean like the 73,631 world record attendance at Wembley in 1992.


Which was over 20 years ago, the attendances declined rapidly after that.

#25 Errol Stock

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:14 AM

When my son played junior rugby, there were many issues around that concerned me - particularly about the future of the game and its administration...

 

I wrote a letter to Richard Lewis outlining my points and asked to discuss them further.

 

I was invited to a meeting with him at Red Hall.

 

We spent a good 3 hours or so in debate and conversation.

 

I can tell you for a fact that his passion for Rugby League was as "up there" as any could ask for - and that passion was also embraced by his family too..

 

Because he came from a neutral background - he held no bias views on what was best for the game - he took it forward based on as clean a sheet we have had to date..

 

The current set of "leaders" come nowhere near in terms of intelligence, presentability, professionalism and vision.

 

You may not agree with or even recognise what he achieved - but there is not one person at Red Hall now who comes near him.

 

And that should be a major concern for all of us..



#26 JohnM

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:36 AM

You mean like the 73,631 world record attendance at Wembley in 1992.

 

that'd be the ten Wigan players in the squad- nine who started and one sub. It was at the time that Maurice was at the peak of his powers and doing so much for the game.. Maybe we should ask him back.



#27 nadera78

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:00 AM

Anyone who questions Richard Lewis' time at the RFL need only look at the current incumbents and they'll find those queries demolished in seconds.


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#28 JohnM

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:31 AM

big supporter of Lewis..and of the current regime. Well, I was, until this current proposed reorganisation, which seems to be both misconceived AND mis-handled.