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Word is that the France family have sold their metal reclamation business in Dewsbury, Eric France and Sons. The new owners of the business will continue to sponser Dewsbury and Wakefield Trinity RL and Ossett Town FC. Jonathon France , son of Eric , will still run his motor sport team and has taken on a role at Cas Tigers as Operational manager. Jonathon and Steve Ferres have a working history and It is rumoured that Jonathons money will help Ferres carry out some planned reforms. No word yet if Jonathon is buying shares in Cas and joining the board. Sounds like some positive news for the long suffering Cas faithfull.

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Positive news indeed. The club have never been able to get much right off the field- can't seem to organise the proverbial in a brewery.

I just hope that they don't parade him as some sort of saviour as they did that Probiz chap

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They'll be getting them pretty coloured pictures out again soon........

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Ferres and France tried to buy Trinity from Richardson a few years back

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I hope they do prove savious to the Tigers and are also able to jump start the new stadium project. This can only be good news.

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Word is that the France family have sold their metal reclamation business in Dewsbury, Eric France and Sons. The new owners of the business will continue to sponser Dewsbury and Wakefield Trinity RL and Ossett Town FC. Jonathon France , son of Eric , will still run his motor sport team and has taken on a role at Cas Tigers as Operational manager. Jonathon and Steve Ferres have a working history and It is rumoured that Jonathons money will help Ferres carry out some planned reforms. No word yet if Jonathon is buying shares in Cas and joining the board. Sounds like some positive news for the long suffering Cas faithfull.

The business is based in Ossett. It matters to some ( not me though )

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is that what next tuesdays announment will be about as word is there in a bit of trouble down the lane

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indeed - why we don't just go into administration and start from scratch is beyond me - stupid club trying to play within their means

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is that what next tuesdays announment will be about as word is there in a bit of trouble down the lane

Next Tuesdays announcement is the club membership scheme which is similar to what many NRL teams have

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Next Tuesdays announcement is the club membership scheme which is similar to what many NRL teams have

fair enough . i had heard some other points were going to be brought up in regard to finance which were pretty dire but i could well be wrong . hope i am wrong

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indeed - why we don't just go into administration and start from scratch is beyond me - stupid club trying to play within their means

I think you've got the wrong end of the stick!

Eric France & Sons rather colourful posters featuring semi naked girls were censored by advertising standards.

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Not sure from reading below report from 2004 that Jonathan France will be able to take up a place on the board at Cas or become a director. Presumably he will be a paid employee, or will the statement in paragraph 3 which says

` whether directly or indirectly, being concerned or taking part in the promotion, formation or management of a company for the above periods.` prevent this .

A 14 year ban from been a director sounds a bit harsh, never heard of such a lengthy ban, have the rules / punishments been relaxed since 2004 ? Do the RL still have fit and proper person criteria ?

` The directors of a Scrap Metal Business that failed with total debts estimated at around £380,000 have given Undertakings not to hold directorships or take any part in company management for 4 years and 14 years respectively.

The Undertakings by Eric Ramskill France, age 69 of Cornwall House, Portland Crescent, Harrogate, and Jonathan Dean France, age 31 of Silcoates Court, Alverthorpe, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, were given in respect of their conduct as directors of Eric France & Son (Metals) Limited ("Eric France"), which carried out business from premises at Embassy Works, Church Street, Ossett, West Yorkshire, WF5 9DG.

Acceptance of the Undertakings on 26 January 2004 for Eric Ramskill France and on 30 January 2004 for Jonathan Dean France prevents them from being directors of a company or, in any way, whether directly or indirectly, being concerned or taking part in the promotion, formation or management of a company for the above periods.

Eric France & Son (Metals) Limited was placed into voluntary liquidation on 19 February 2002 with estimated debts of £380,000 owed to creditors.

The Insolvency Service, on behalf of the Secretary of State for Trade & Industry, has responsibility (under Section (6) of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986) for the investigation of the conduct of directors of failed companies and for the disqualification of those who are considered to be unfit to be involved in the management of companies in the future.

Matters of unfit conduct, not disputed by Eric Ramskill France and Jonathan Dean France are: -

Schedule of Unfit Conduct

Eric Ramskill France

He abrogated his duties and responsibilities as a director of Eric France and

i. Failed to ensure that Eric France kept and preserved accounting records as required by the Companies Act 1985;

ii. Failed to ensure that Eric France conducted stock takes at the end of its financial years ending 31 May 1998 and 1999 as required by Section 221 (3) (B) of the Companies Act 1985;

iii. Allowed Jonathan France to receive a loan from Eric France contrary to Section 330 of the Companies Act 1985;

iv. Allowed a payment of £15,000 and £25,000 to Jonathan France on 15 January 2002 to the detriment of the general body of creditors.

Jonathan Dean France

i. He failed to keep, preserve and delivery up adequate accounting records when required to do so by the Liquidator.

ii. He received a loan from Eric France, contrary to Section 330 of the Company's Act 1985.

iii. Eric France failed to conduct stock takes at the end of its financial years ending 31 May 1998 and 1999 as required by Section 212 (3) (B) of the Company's Act 1985.

iv. He failed to co-operate with the liquidators enquires into the affairs and dealings of Eric France.

Notes to editors

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think theres going to be a bit of a shocker announced on the money front at the meeting from what i have heard

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As kenny says we should go into administration, clear the books like wakey and the bulls, and start with a clean slate.

Debt free.

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As kenny says we should go into administration, clear the books like wakey and the bulls, and start with a clean slate.

Debt free.

bit dangerous as you need to have somebody willing to put some money up for the club as both wakey and bradford did . question is who would it be that did that for cas ? not jack fulton thats for sure .

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As kenny says we should go into administration, clear the books like wakey and the bulls, and start with a clean slate.

Debt free.

By all means go for it. But you need the RFL/SLE to do you a favour and preserve your SL place too.

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By all means go for it. But you need the RFL/SLE to do you a favour and preserve your SL place too.

Which, given that it's the close season, might not happen - I've always had the sneaky feeling that the reason Bradford have been allowed to carry on is that they had the sense to implode in the summer!

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By all means go for it. But you need the RFL/SLE to do you a favour and preserve your SL place too.

They did it fro Bradford so there's no reason why they wouldn't do it for us

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if the bulls had fallen over at the close season they wouldnt be in SL next.

And quite simply Cas do not bring the same level of bargaining to the table as the Bulls did either.

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if the bulls had fallen over at the close season they wouldnt be in SL next.

And quite simply Cas do not bring the same level of bargaining to the table as the Bulls did either.

So which big club would replace cas then

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if the bulls had fallen over at the close season they wouldnt be in SL next.

And quite simply Cas do not bring the same level of bargaining to the table as the Bulls did either.

Spot on..... I wish I could find the post I posted earlier in the year suggesting Cas had money problems, I got slated on here.... So am i right??

I sincerely hope this isn't the case, Castleford are an honest club, have had some great players.

One of my great memories of the club was Jamie Sandie's try at wembley.

Fingers crossed this isn't another club in the poo!!

Can super league keep surviving this issues.

KT - don't bother posting if you can't be civil - this is a genuine post, unlike yours on the Leeds / wire.

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So which big club would replace cas then

Nobody and that's the problem, there's no queue.

But if HKR and Cas or Salford continue to struggle badly then a 12 club SL could be the eventual reaction.

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Spot on..... I wish I could find the post I posted earlier in the year suggesting Cas had money problems, I got slated on here.... So am i right??

I sincerely hope this isn't the case, Castleford are an honest club, have had some great players.

One of my great memories of the club was Jamie Sandie's try at wembley.

Fingers crossed this isn't another club in the poo!!

Can super league keep surviving this issues.

KT - don't bother posting if you can't be civil - this is a genuine post, unlike yours on the Leeds / wire.

I'll post where I like thanks and my post on the Leeds/Wire thread was genuine, not sure of your point.

Anyway, back to the thread, Parky, you didn't mention London in your "continue to struggle" comment - why not?

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