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  1. Nah, the original was Jack Walker.
  2. They are taking the p!$$ probably still beat Wigan though.
  3. Checked the 2017 version and it doesn't seem to be there anymore, though it could be in the Memorandum of Association.
  4. but you were quoting the 7k figure as away support, show me which team regularly takes 7k to away games. It only happens in a couple of local derbies. besides it is the home clubs job to fill its ground not the away club.
  5. sounds to me that what he is saying is Degsey said it therefore they ignored it as he's always coming out with bull manure and they know it
  6. Its in the operational rules.
  7. I have no idea, and neither care, Leigh bought success, just as many other teams have bought success. Once Degsey realised that what he was spending wasn't working he demanded to be allowed to spend more. Spending more than was allowed by the other clubs around him was the foundation for success. It is only because of money, cash, readies, call it what you will that Leigh got into SL. If they didn't spend the cash then they would not have got anywhere near. I am not knocking Leigh for doing it, I am pointing out the reality of how you succeed in pro sport.
  8. Leigh's place was bought, pure and simple. It was the cash that won it. I do not have a problem with it, but people have to accept that the reality of pro sport is cash wins prizes.
  9. Leigh earned their way by a rich owner throwing money at players and threatening to bust the salary cap to get the rules changed to allow the rich owner to buy a place in SL. It was done by money, not by ability of a team playing on an equal footing with the rest. In principle I have nothing against a rich bloke buying an SL place. Get them to put up a big bond and come and join the party.
  10. Just pick you up on a couple of points, some SL clubs take numbers that may as well be zero to away games, where do you get 7,000 from, if that's the bench mark the there are only a handful of SL games where this happens. As for adding players, it has taken Catalan close to 10 years but that is now happening where French players are playing at other SL clubs. Players along with TV contracts take time to develop, they haven't played a full season but have achieved more than many clubs that have been at it for over 100 years.
  11. You obviously haven't an idea of how professional sport works, as a Leyther I thought the last few years would have taught you something of what is important in professional sport.
  12. You seem to think I am saying the opposite to you, quite the opposite really.
  13. So the hard way is walking through divisions because you have the most money, boy that must be tough. Skint clubs playing rich clubs, that is why the NU was formed, that is also why a lot of clubs who joined the NU left soon after.