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Ian (Pencil) Elliott

Member Since 15 Mar 2004
Offline Last Active Nov 15 2014 03:17 PM

#2926532 Huge Investment at Fev, Club Statement

Posted by Ian (Pencil) Elliott on 08 May 2014 - 10:27 PM

I'm sure some of you are not disappointed that I've not had chance to post on here for a while.  Hope you all are well. 


Couldn't resist joining in this Fev mutual appreciation society :P .  Reading these 8 pages nothing much as changed.  You have Padge with his usual way of doing his best to be-little our great little club (very rich coming from someone who's club was saved by tesco).  JohnM with his clever little ways of winding folk up and at the same time trying to look genuine as he seems to praise Fev through his gritted teeth.  Viking Warrior who criticises any club who were not lucky enough to benefit from a cushy RFL license deal (still a joke how they were ###### but still got promoted yet he goes on about getting paid in paper bags  :tongue: )


We have some allies as usual in Keighley.  Parksider continues to bring up some good points that are valid arguments but will always be disagreed by me because I post and think from the heart.


Now my thoughts on my nasty little club who dare show any ambition.  Obviously it his great news but I agree it looks like we are pancaking a little.  I can remember playing in the 3rd tier not long since in front of crowds of less than a 1000, so to be 3rd in the League at this stage is not a disaster.  The problem is that we are surrounded by Wakefield and Cas, so we can't lose any momentum which is what would happen if we finished outside the top 2 this season.  


Very exciting times to be a Fev fan and I'm going to enjoy it.

#2867257 The never-ending League Restructure debate (Many merged threads)

Posted by Ian (Pencil) Elliott on 20 January 2014 - 07:15 PM

there will always be a Fev fan


Now you've depressed me.  

We'll always be around John, life would be boring without us admit it.

#2866874 The never-ending League Restructure debate (Many merged threads)

Posted by Ian (Pencil) Elliott on 20 January 2014 - 08:26 AM

Ian, as we are getting nowhere fast here, and I do not wish to derail this thread further, I have sent you a PM to follow up our earlier communications to which you have made reference here. It may be of interest to you.

Cheers John

Just so it's public I apologies to the mods for suggesting censorship on this forum.

I also apologies to other memebers for derailing the thread.

I do think I've had a point in the past but do appreciate that the mods work hard to ensure that the forum is fair and fun for all.

Looking forward to the RL future and proper RL debates.

Cheers Ian

#2865620 The never-ending League Restructure debate (Many merged threads)

Posted by Ian (Pencil) Elliott on 17 January 2014 - 09:13 PM

Trying to give up the beer for a few months but I think I'll have a few to celebrate tonight.  Roll on 2015, happy days are here again :tease:  

#2806274 RFL & SLE set to clash

Posted by Ian (Pencil) Elliott on 10 October 2013 - 09:13 PM

Explain where the extra money comes from.


As for the selfish accusation, that can be thrown both ways. You are putting your club before the whole game wanting to pull others down to your level so you can pretend to be a bigger club than you really are.


I may or may not agree with that statement but it is certainly an accusation that can be levied.

Wrong Padge. We have a rich backer so we will be in SL one day and if I was only looking out for Fev Rovers then licencing would be the best route.  However unlike you I care for my fellow clubs  so I would prefer the option of P & R to give all clubs a fair chance of playing at the highest level.


You support a club that in my opinion since the late 80's as put themselves before the game. 


You also seemed to express delight that your selfish chairman waited for important SL games to be out of the way before he rocked the boat, while at the same time not giving a stuff about rocking the boat before the world cup.


The actions this week of your chairman are a disgrace and hold all the values of the selfish Wigan club.

#2779425 Wishing you luck

Posted by Ian (Pencil) Elliott on 01 September 2013 - 10:10 AM

Just want to echo the thoughts of Paul. I really hope barrow stop up because they have not bowed down to the pressure created by the RFL and linked up with 1 of our so called elite clubs. The link up with a SL club is obviousley within the rules but just because RFL make it right does not mean it is morally the correct thing to do.

It also amuses me how Barrow are still reminded of illegal payments to players under Des's chairmanship. He got caught and the club has paid the price through relegation, I also agree that it has and still goes on in the game. Barrow have risen from the ashes through bloody hard work and I think they deserve all the credit in the world.

#2745065 The never-ending League Restructure debate (Many merged threads)

Posted by Ian (Pencil) Elliott on 13 July 2013 - 08:10 AM

There is no point in debating with some people on here, especially Lobbygobbler. When presented with the crowd figures from the 1980s he dismisses them as inaccurate. A ridiculous attitude. When presented with the facts he ignores them.
In terms if Wakefield, Featherstone and Castleford if they want to indulge in an inter village championship they should do in the semi professional championship and not the Super League. If they fancy watching a team that could have a chance of winning the Super League they should enter a merged team that played out of a new stadium.

Then don't debate but it does not mean you are right and Lobby is wrong.

#2744039 The never-ending League Restructure debate (Many merged threads)

Posted by Ian (Pencil) Elliott on 11 July 2013 - 10:23 PM

Well hasn't this forum turned into a doom and gloom fest!  It would appear after all that the cosy franchise system which the majority on here support due to having a club safely tucked inside it is to be no more.  Reading some of the comments on here though the franchise system was working and apparently the RFL are changing just to please a few disgruntled supporters like me, that's a kind of paranoia I have been accused of in the past.  Even when SL clubs themselves vote to end the ridiculous system some forum members still deny that it has been a complete failure.


It is amazing how the RFL so loyaly backed by many members on here are all of a sudden lunatics running an asylum.  How many times have I been called a doom merchant and accused of only caring about my own club.  Well just take a look at this forum it really is very sad how many hypercritical comments have been posted.  


I have really enjoyed Mr Sadler scurrying around peddling his propaganda garbage in his paper which only makes me even more happier that I decided to boycott his rag a long time ago. We also had had the Widnes chairman Mr O'Connor putting his weight behind franchising, no surprise really he milked the system for all it was putting a team out in the Championship that was not worthy of such a great club, just because he got the nod from the RFL that SL was his.  My favourite is probably Tony Smith's comments a few week back, here we have a good coach that was aided with the lack of P&R when he was learning his trade at Huddersfield.  His reasons though are priceless, apparently it will stop young British players players getting there chance in the first team because clubs will be under pressure to survive P&R, remind me how old there Warrington's Aussie full back is?  


I am personally really pleased with the recent developments and I feel like the RFL are finally going down the road of thinking about all member clubs again.  I really hope that the split into 3 leagues is voted through.  Either way I almost feel part of the game again and I am even starting to take an interest in the world cup.


Cheer up everyone, what goes around comes around  :tongue: