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#1 jamescolin

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:30 PM

May I endorse everything MC said in the League Weekly about the attitude of Lenagan of Wigan. The timing of the Wigan led revolt was inconsiderate to other clubs with ambitions and a 'let's look after ourselves attitude'. I think there is a take over of the RL budding and the Championship clubs will be left in the cold. It will be very interesting to see how it developes. In the meantime well said Mark.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 07:44 PM

All the chairman should get together on this and the S/L ones that want the change and make sure it happens Clubs like Fev Fax Leigh etc are doing the best to make there clubs more professional we can see with our own eyes what Fev are doing to make the club ready for the next level and they should be allowed to progress especially if the ones above are not improving

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:21 PM

To be fair, every Chairman has a "let's look after ourselves" attitude.  Mark Campbell wants what's best for Fev, Ian Leneghan wants what's best for Wiggin.  Their attitudes are identical.


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#4 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:44 PM

To be fair, every Chairman has a "let's look after ourselves" attitude. Mark Campbell wants what's best for Fev, Ian Leneghan wants what's best for Wiggin. Their attitudes are identical.

Don't agree with your take on Mark's comments Richard, he genuinely wants what's best for the game as a whole and Eamon McManus appears to be the same http://www.loverugby...-structure.html
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#5 Phil Loxton

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 03:57 PM

Sometimes it is a thankless task for people like Mark Campbell..he's not jus the chairman..he is a fan at the same time; The fall-out following defeat at Swinton was proof of his commitment to his cause; He bore the brunt for all to see that day from upset supporters; The supporters were upset because they love the club as well; But a lesser man would have walked away from the club at remarks that were aimed at him; Where Fev are today is because of this mans drive to improve not only Fev but the community as well; There are others too..Paul Coventry just to name one; Mark wants to see fair play for the sport with avenues for success for all clubs; Who else would pour money into something to remain stagnant; But just to add that other clubs do have people that work tirelessly with very little hope of success and its up to the RFL and top super league league clubs to reward such people. For it is people like that who have kept the game alive; Otherwise NO Wigan;

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 04:41 PM

Sometimes it is a thankless task for people like Mark Campbell..he's not jus the chairman..he is a fan at the same time; The fall-out following defeat at Swinton was proof of his commitment to his cause; He bore the brunt for all to see that day from upset supporters; The supporters were upset because they love the club as well; But a lesser man would have walked away from the club at remarks that were aimed at him; Where Fev are today is because of this mans drive to improve not only Fev but the community as well; There are others too..Paul Coventry just to name one; Mark wants to see fair play for the sport with avenues for success for all clubs; Who else would pour money into something to remain stagnant; But just to add that other clubs do have people that work tirelessly with very little hope of success and its up to the RFL and top super league league clubs to reward such people. For it is people like that who have kept the game alive; Otherwise NO Wigan;

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:53 AM

Don't agree with your take on Mark's comments Richard, he genuinely wants what's best for the game as a whole and Eamon McManus appears to be the same http://www.loverugby...-structure.html
I'm feeling positive about the future again!

 

I accept your comments, Terry, but are they not coloured by "what's good for the game" happening to coincide with "what's good for Fev" ?

 

And when we have such a small player pool, how can playing more and more games be good for Rugby League ?


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#8 oldrover

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:10 AM

I accept your comments, Terry, but are they not coloured by "what's good for the game" happening to coincide with "what's good for Fev" ?

 

And when we have such a small player pool, how can playing more and more games be good for Rugby League ?

isn't the answer to that, not to reduce the number of games but to increase the size of the player pool. which means investment in youth instead  of s/l clubs trying to grab every last penny.


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Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:23 AM

isn't the answer to that, not to reduce the number of games but to increase the size of the player pool. which means investment in youth instead  of s/l clubs trying to grab every last penny.

 

It's certainly the second half OR.

 

But it's a physical game these days and playing more than one game a week isn't smart. 

 

Anybody involved in the Internationals will be starting preseason before he's finished playing the last season.  There's not much chance of a break.


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Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:14 PM

It's certainly the second half OR.

But it's a physical game these days and playing more than one game a week isn't smart.

Anybody involved in the Internationals will be starting preseason before he's finished playing the last season. There's not much chance of a break.


With big squads and how the players are looked after 2 games in a week shouldn't be a problem

#11 jamescolin

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:42 PM

I think my big quarrel with the Wigan attitude was the isolation of the Championship clubs in his approach. He went ahead after consulting only some SL clubs. Enough to gain his ends. Are we then to be not consulated at any stage. If the good of the game is at stake then all clubs should be asked their opinion and then a vote taken on the basis of one vote per club. Plenty of discussion went on before the abandoned meeting and it seemed that a general consensus was on the cards and it smacks of deliberate subterfuge to call the SL club meeting at that time.  



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:56 PM

Sometimes it is a thankless task for people like Mark Campbell..he's not jus the chairman..he is a fan at the same time; The fall-out following defeat at Swinton was proof of his commitment to his cause; He bore the brunt for all to see that day from upset supporters; The supporters were upset because they love the club as well; But a lesser man would have walked away from the club at remarks that were aimed at him; Where Fev are today is because of this mans drive to improve not only Fev but the community as well; There are others too..Paul Coventry just to name one; Mark wants to see fair play for the sport with avenues for success for all clubs; Who else would pour money into something to remain stagnant; But just to add that other clubs do have people that work tirelessly with very little hope of success and its up to the RFL and top super league league clubs to reward such people. For it is people like that who have kept the game alive; Otherwise NO Wigan;

Excellent post Phil, and it confirms my faith in this club, which so many people love. We don't always think the same, just like in any family, and may fall out fro time to time, but we all want the best for the club. Some folk are worried about Faisal's money and are worried that we could go into Super League, overstretch ourselves, and end up with nothing.........But the supporters who stood by the club through the lean years will still be there, and just like half the clubs in the game who have gone bust in the past, they would rise again like a Phoenix from the ashes, even if it meant ground sharing with Fev Lions or Ponte Collieries for a while.

With supporters like we have, this club will never die! 






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