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#3209957 who would you want in?

Posted by Derwent on 07 October 2015 - 09:10 PM

Sorry , call me every name , but I'm a bit underwhelmed and miffed with all this . I don't get it with all the build up

Me neither. Good players who I'm glad to have on board but not exactly marquee signings that the build up intimated.

So it looks like we now have last year's pre-Sammut squad signed on, which if we're honest we know wasn't really good enough. Hopefully there's some gamebreakers to come to add some magic.

#3209830 who would you want in?

Posted by Derwent on 07 October 2015 - 07:27 PM

I'm pleased Stevie has signed, another year to mature at prop and he's a ready made successor for big Kris when he retires.

#3209542 Leigh to ignore Salary Cap

Posted by Derwent on 07 October 2015 - 11:15 AM

I read this in the Sun (I didn't buy a copy, I was reading the copy at the barber's!) but have not been able to find it backed up online anywhere.....a portion of wages "officially" and another portion via paid employment as an admin assistant for one of his companies....allegedly....apparently  :ph34r:


It was stated at the employment tribunal that Salford agreed to pay Puletua £130k a year but only had £80k space on their cap. So they agreed that the club would pay him £80k and one of Koukash's companies (EuroMaTech) would pay him the other £50k (outside of the RFL's knowledge of course).


It was this £50k that Puletua went to the tribunal over as Koukash reneged on paying it. He named both Salford and EuroMatech as the respondents in the case. So, while the "good doctor" was busy trumpeting the fact that the club had been cleared at the tribunal (because technically the "club" had paid his contract with them), what he neglected to say was that his EuroMaTech company was forced to reach an out of court settlement with Puletua to bring matters to a close in case any other embarrassing facts emerged.


I understand the RFL had a representative observing the tribunal and are investigating this matter and also whether any other players had similar arrangements. Dr Koukash says his club aren't under investigation, but it's difficult to see how the RFL could ignore it.

#3203582 elliot miller?

Posted by Derwent on 30 September 2015 - 12:45 PM

Thanks to Elliot for his contribution to Town, but nobody is irreplaceable and I'm sure PV has a replacement lined up. It's disappointing that he has chosen to leave, was hoping he'd give us one more year to repay the year he missed, but onwards and upwards and lets concentrate on supporting those who remain loyal to the club.

#3202481 Fev v Town

Posted by Derwent on 28 September 2015 - 04:40 PM

The last halfback we had before Sammut was GED Byrne!

What a scandalous slur on Carl Roden !

#3201927 27 Sept: Kingstone Press Championship Shield Semi-Finals Thread

Posted by Derwent on 27 September 2015 - 08:24 PM

They named a 19 man squad, but arrived with sixteen and played with just 15. One sub named remained unused. Credit to the lads that turned out. It was 28-14 with 12 mins to go.

The 16th man has missed the whole season injured, only went to try and make the numbers up. Special mention to Jarred Stack who finished nightshift then drove himself to Fev and back in order to get back in time to work nights again tonight.

#3200702 VW

Posted by Derwent on 26 September 2015 - 09:10 AM

It'll spawn a whole new claims industry - have you been missold TDI ?

#3200411 Leigh to ignore Salary Cap

Posted by Derwent on 25 September 2015 - 08:02 PM

Derek has created a very solid business that generates significant 7 figure annual profits, and he owns 100%, and as any club will tell you cash is the key not assets

No it doesn't, not by a long chalk. It makes a decent profit for its size but it's nowhere near 7 figures, in fact in its 9 years of trading it has made ~£1.5m cumulative profit over that period.
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#3195012 Leigh to ignore Salary Cap

Posted by Derwent on 17 September 2015 - 07:45 PM

The interesting thing is if it goes to a court of law, which I believe is where it is heading, as opposed to the Kangaroo Court of West Yorkshire. If the court decides it is wrong it would very difficult for the RFL not to change its rules imo

The RFL would not be under any obligation to change the rules regardless of what any court said. Things like the salary cap are a mutual agreement between members of a private club, rules of membership if you will like at a golf club etc which are voted on and accepted by the members. The salary cap has no basis in law, that has been known for a long time, but it is not illegal as it does not restrict the earnings of a particular individual. The RFL would only need the other members to vote for the rule to be kept in place. If Leigh decided not to accept the conditions of membership then the RFL would be entitled to expel them from the organisation. But Beaumont knows that, as did Koukash, which is why he'll have his 15 minutes of fame and then do precisely nothing about it.

#3194877 Leigh to ignore Salary Cap

Posted by Derwent on 17 September 2015 - 04:58 PM

He has as much interest in fairness as I have in synchronised swimming. I doubt he thinks it's unfair that during the regular season his club has 3 to 4 times the central funding of other clubs in the same league. But that's ok when it's in his favour.

#3192650 11-13 Sept: The Kingstone Press Championship Shield Match Thread

Posted by Derwent on 13 September 2015 - 03:46 PM

80 points scored in the Cumbrian derby. Unfortunately for Haven 60 of them were scored by Town !
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#3190072 Koukash reveals all.........again

Posted by Derwent on 09 September 2015 - 12:18 PM

His comment about there being nothing that McDermott, or indeed Hetherington, could teach him about leadership tells you everything you need to know about the man.

#3188539 london squad

Posted by Derwent on 06 September 2015 - 04:31 PM

I hear that a few of the squad are off to Las Vegas in a couple of weeks so would miss the semi-final anyway if we get there.

#3188255 Signings for next season

Posted by Derwent on 06 September 2015 - 08:58 AM

The thing with a marquee signing like Sammut isn't just what he brings on the field, it's that he acts as a magnet to attract other quality players who may not consider Town as an option in the normal course of things. Signing Jarod on a permanent deal sends a message out of the club having a bit of ambition.

#3187270 Labour leadership contest

Posted by Derwent on 04 September 2015 - 11:18 AM



My view is that we'll be in for five years of relentless mudslinging and character assassination from every conceivable angle, with no let up and no escape from it.


Yes, and that's just from his own parliamentary colleagues....