David Shepherd

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  1. Definitely heard a chant from by no means all, but a very small section that went along the line of " I'd rather be a p@ki than from cas " Bit cringeworthy, I know it's still 1956 in Cas, but there's no justification for that. Corey Aston song was bob on though.
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    Duffy - I'm so sh*t I joined a sinking ship.

    I hope we put the Riddy money to good use. To my mind we're short on two proven, quality halfbacks. All well and good trumpeting the PNG lads, but they are totally untested in our competition, not here yet (our visa track record is not good) and might not be as good as their YouTube highlights. As for our former coach: A mate of mine posted on Facebook comparing him to a lady garden, mocked his hobbit like features and wished him a fiery death in Mordor. Difficult to argue. If we make the top 8 next year, I will be astonished. I'll be there lapping up the punishment.
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    Featherstone searching for a new coach

    Hope your better half doesn't read that. I'd be looking at two well deserved (according to Mrs Shep) black eyes if I'd written that.
  4. If you look underneath a Roller, you'll see a fair few bits that say BMW 7 series on them too.
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    Duffy wants Leigh job?

    Are we bothered if Duffy goes? We had the most expensive squad in our history last year, I expected so much more. Anyway, he's from the wrong side of the hill and talks funny, so boooger it.
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    What shape will Leigh be in next year?

    Will the rotund oaf be forced to give the Lambo back? Im pretty sure there's plenty of sympathy for the loud mouthed buffoon. Sadly, my personal giveashitometer is struggling to register.
  7. Signed and shared. Even my C*s supporting mates have signed. Shocking, truly shocking.
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    Featherstone Rovers scoop up PNG talent

    The chairman has quite a lot of property. They'll all be together in one of his HMOs, so they'll not lack company.
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    SKY MONEY.

    That's public service broadcasting though, to help all the insomniacs out there.
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    New Grounds.

    Do you think the planned development will ever go ahead as it's been sold to Cas? I can't imagine physical retailers are remotely interested in acquiring new square footage anytime soon. Surely that land is more valuable if it can be re-zoned as housing. This pie in the sky shopping development might just be a stepping stone plan.
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    Summer Bash New Venue?

    Went there once. Stayed all of 10 minutes. Quite possibly the most depressing place on earth.
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    Summer Bash New Venue?

    Shame. Maybe the year after. Unless we actually have the event in summer, rather than late spring.
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    Summer Bash New Venue?

    Have you seen the price of accommodation in Blackpool? At least accommodation that you'd actually want to go within 15 light years of. If we're trying to project an imagine of a P!$$ poor sport that's played exclusively in northern Shiiitholes, then let's carry on with a scruffy dump like Blackpool. If however we want to take the sport to a world famous city playing at a brand new stadium, with oodles of culture and visitor attractions for everyone to enjoy, let's go to York. Christ knows what our Canadian and French cousins think when they rock up in Blackpool and see the groups of knuckle draggers roaming round, wearing inflatable man parts, spewing ale and vomit everywhere etc..
  14. Nowhere near enough money in the game to support that many pro clubs. None of your Lancashire teams are in Lancashire, indeed there are no professional, or even semi professional teams left in Lancashire. Hull, Cas, Fev and Wakey are all in Yorkshire, not "The East". York is further east than three of them too. Here's a radical plan: Let's have 3 divisions, numbers to be decided as and when required. Promotion and Relegation between all three divisions every year (without fail). Stick with this basically forever and stop messing about. Also, never ever consider imposing an alien format from foreign sports. Let's keep it simple, stick with what's familiar and concentrate on the sporting action.
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    private equity company land plans

    Will you be sending a proxy vote? I think there's a real danger that enough folk will vote for A to scupper the plan and leave us in a spiral of decline.
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    private equity company land plans

    I'm not sure it's a bombshell. The published accounts are there for anyone to look at and it's not like the wolves are at the door, we appear to be servicing the debt. I think the most important point is that if we are paying £10k a month in interest and debt servicing, that's £10k a month we don't have to spend on players wages. Get rid of the debt and we've got money for the squad and other improvements. I'd vote for option C (I'm going to try and buy an A share tomorrow to enable me to do it). The land is doing nothing now and the way the club is structured probably puts potential investors off. If I had the brass, I certainly wouldn't want 628 other folk chiming in with an opinion on what I was doing with the club's assets. Option C lets us develop our asset and alter our structure to be more attractive to future investors.
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    2019. Is it Warringtons year?

    It's always the Fev fan. We're a bad lot.😁
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    2019. Is it Warringtons year?

    The Warrington fans I saw both before and after the game were great, aside from some gentle ribbing about owning a whippet and have a ferret down my trousers (i was wearing a fev shirt). Can't comment on the bottle throwing as I'd nipped off to the loo. The only trouble I saw was about 6 or 7 drunks wearing Wigan shirts scrapping among themselves after the game in the concourse under the stand.
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    Are We Really

    getting rid of the million pound game? OK, it was never a classic, but for drama and thrilling entertainment that was superb. Rugby League will be poorer for not having it next year.
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    private equity company land plans

    RE points 4 and 5 of Maureens post: Makes sense that a deal would need to be structured this way and not through the club directly. A project like this doesn't need to have 600 opinions and I can totally see why this would put investors off. As long as our tenure in the stadium part of the land is secure, what have we got to lose? That land is providing zero benefit at the moment.
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    private equity company land plans

    He's Isle of Man based If it's an IOM company, it won't show at Companies House
  22. David Shepherd

    Dual Reg scenario for next year

    I'm with you. SL by any means necessary. Even if that meant fielding the ghosts of Jimmy Saville and Harold Shipman as our 6 and 7.
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    private equity company land plans

    Be interesting to know what the projected income is, and what kind of development we are looking at.
  24. David Shepherd

    SL could increase to 14 teams in 2021

    Just a point of order. Apart from a few noisy outliers on this forum, the majority of Brits think that an invitation only closed shop is a weird thing to have in a professional sports league.