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#1 duffymoon

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:18 AM

Today's League Express reports that a consortium of local businessmen are involved in talks to takeover the club,there is no mention of Dr Koukash.On the playing front we have 14 players signed up and the Warrington link is set to continue,Ian Watson expects the team to be reasonably competitive in view of recent events.

Edited by duffymoon, 06 January 2014 - 11:29 AM.


#2 RIGGY

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:45 AM

Just think they are running out of things to print as everyone has been closed for Christmas



#3 duffymoon

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:00 PM

The article is penned by Gareth Walker and includes quotes from Ian Watson who it seems has spoken to members of the consortium so would assume there is some truth in this.

#4 GLENNGARY

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 01:46 PM

Slighty pessimistic look on the report Riggy. Or what is it that you know that you are not telling us!



#5 duffymoon

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 02:24 PM

Would be interesting to find out where Walker obtained his information.

Edited by duffymoon, 07 January 2014 - 12:33 AM.


#6 RIGGY

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 04:53 PM

Trust AGM next Tuesday 14th at White Lion so if you have now joined the trust you can attend.  If you haven't joined get your santa money in the post to Sam the treasurer and join the band.



#7 duffymoon

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 05:08 PM

Tweeted Gareth Walker earlier asking for clarification as to whether Koukash was involved.This is the reply I received.Gareth Walker
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The off-field stuff is still a bit cloak and dagger at the moment but don't think he's involved in the main consortium Whether he gets involved further down the line remains to be seen but the consortium is aiming to secure the clubs future quickly.

Edited by duffymoon, 06 January 2014 - 06:57 PM.


#8 PhillH

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 06:21 PM

Swinton Lions - cloak and dagger??? Surely shome mishtake!!!


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#9 Little Lion Man

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 07:27 PM

So any ideas on the 14? Anyone got names to throw into the hat? Other than ian watson....

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#10 PhillH

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 07:37 PM

Presumably the bone fide Swinton Lions contracted players from last season that haven't gone elsewhere - Ritchie Hawkyard, Darren Hawkyard, Mark Smith, Craig Harvey, Josh Barlow.

 

It seems Halifax didn't want Mick Nanyn back after his loan spell, so I'd imagine he's one of the fourteen.

 

Mike Morrison and Dale Cunniffe went to Oz on 12 month visas and it appears they've returned to the UK.

 

There was a rumour of James Brown.

 

With Ian Watson himself that would be 10.


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#11 duffymoon

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 07:40 PM

So any ideas on the 14? Anyone got names to throw into the hat? Other than ian watson....

. according to League Express Dale Cunniffe and Mike Morrison are back and would imagine the Hawkyard brothers are involved.

#12 dummy scissors

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:24 PM

Interesting information coming via Gareth Walker who seems to have his finger on the pulse of the game outside Super League better than most.  Thanks to Duffymoon for gleaning just a little more information from him.  Any more developments on the unfolding saga are eagerly awaited. 



#13 Barnie

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:45 AM

I know there are sensitive negotiations underway but why can't the names of the players be released? What good does it serve to keep people in the dark?
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#14 LOYALION

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:12 AM

Has Reece Williams signed for anyone? What about Al Hurst? Obviously I dont know but we are short by 4 at the moment!

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#15 LOYALION

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:14 AM

Oops! Just read Williams is going to Oz.

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#16 mark richardson

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:19 AM

We are keeping the names secret so that Leigh and Fev don't hear who they are
They've both got squads of 40+!

#17 duffymoon

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:29 AM

Would imagine the Warrington link up will provide the remainder of the squad

#18 dummy scissors

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:21 PM

Has Reece Williams signed for anyone? What about Al Hurst? Obviously I dont know but we are short by 4 at the moment!

Before Christmas Al Hurst had been doing some training with Sedgley Tigers where my nephew plays.  He was still hoping to continue his career in Super League if something came his way.



#19 jpmc

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:50 PM

Would imagine the Warrington link up will provide the remainder of the squad


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#20 mark richardson

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:19 PM

I am struggling to see what Gareth Walker has said which is new
It all seems like a load of regurgitated rubbish to me from a lazy journalist who wants to sound like he knows more than anyone else




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