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£££££££ Fev receiving 7 figure investment £££££££

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we refused to accept our fate

I'm not clear on what you mean by "fate". Clubs get what they work for.

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Even so, I still can't believe Sinfield got the Golden Boot.

maybe he is putting something back into rugby league ?

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Strange comment, I can't think of one person on here who would see this as bad news if it comes to pass.

No one will think it is bad news, but there are those who have vehemently asserted that Championship Clubs are incapable of attracting investors and that only SL clubs can do so. Which club is looking the stronger financially at the moment, Featherstone or Salford and Castleford ?

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I'm not clear on what you mean by "fate". Clubs get what they work for.

Featherstone were denied a place in SL at the beginning even though they were in the 1st Division and had not been in a relegation spot and were replaced by either London, whoi were in the 2nd division and not in a promotion spot, or Paris who were just created by the wave of Lyndsay's wand. That was their fate and they have been fighting against it ever since.

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No one will think it is bad news, but there are those who have vehemently asserted that Championship Clubs are incapable of attracting investors and that only SL clubs can do so. Which club is looking the stronger financially at the moment, Featherstone or Salford and Castleford ?

I thought it was that only those fools at Red Hall who believed anyone would want ton invest in a rugby club without automatic promotion being on offer?

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I thought it was that only those fools at Red Hall who believed anyone would want ton invest in a rugby club without automatic promotion being on offer?

What I am about to type is pure, unproven speculation BUT I am willing to bet that the Featherstone Club have been given some positive feedback behind the scenes from the RFL/SL on the probability that they will get a S/L licence and this likelihood has been passed on to the prospective investor in order for him to commit to investing in the club.

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What I am about to type is pure, unproven speculation BUT I am willing to bet that the Featherstone Club have been given some positive feedback behind the scenes from the RFL/SL on the probability that they will get a S/L licence and this likelihood has been passed on to the prospective investor in order for him to commit to investing in the club.

Surely they'd be more likely to point him in the direction of one of the many ailing $uperleague clubs and maintain the staus quo.

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What I am about to type is pure, unproven speculation BUT I am willing to bet that the Featherstone Club have been given some positive feedback behind the scenes from the RFL/SL on the probability that they will get a S/L licence and this likelihood has been passed on to the prospective investor in order for him to commit to investing in the club.

I share that view Mr K. Feisal said just a few weeks ago at a fans forum that there was no point in throwing money at the club unless SL was a distinct possibility.

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But why would the RFL advise this when they don't want clubs like Featherstone in SL - or so we keep getting told!

People are just making things up to suit their argument.

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Featherstone were denied a place in SL at the beginning even though they were in the 1st Division and had not been in a relegation spot and were replaced by either London, whoi were in the 2nd division and not in a promotion spot, or Paris who were just created by the wave of Lyndsay's wand. That was their fate and they have been fighting against it ever since.

Don't allow romantic claptrap to get in the way of facts. It was top 10 plus London & Paris.

Hull, Hull KR, Wakefield, Salford, Widnes & Huddersfield all managed to gain entry without 17 years of perceived persecution.

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Don't allow romantic claptrap to get in the way of facts. It was top 10 plus London & Paris.

Hull, Hull KR, Wakefield, Salford, Widnes & Huddersfield all managed to gain entry without 17 years of perceived persecution.

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Surely they'd be more likely to point him in the direction of one of the many ailing $uperleague clubs and maintain the staus quo.

No, the approaches have been made by Featherstone to the individual. Why would they point him towards a rival organisation.? The likleyhood that Fev have been clandestinely promised a future SL licence is a selling point for the club to entice the investor to come on board. Fev don't want to maintain the status quo. They want to change it.

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No, the approaches have been made by Featherstone to the individual. Why would they point him towards a rival organisation.? The likleyhood that Fev have been clandestinely promised a future SL licence is a selling point for the club to entice the investor to come on board. Fev don't want to maintain the status quo. They want to change it.

Ah right. Your previous post was ambiguous and I misunderstood exactly who "they" were. Still, I'm sure Mr Nahaboo is smart enough to seek appropriate confirmations before making his investment. ;)

By the way, how are we going to decide who wins this bet ? :mellow:

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Don't allow romantic claptrap to get in the way of facts. It was top 10 plus London & Paris.

Yes, that's how it ended up conveniently. But if you remember rightly, the original idea was quite different...........

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But why would the RFL advise this when they don't want clubs like Featherstone in SL - or so we keep getting told!

People are just making things up to suit their argument.

It seems to me that the Featherstone of today and especially tomorrow if this investor comes on board, bear little or no comparison with the Featherstone who were in deep trouble in CC1 a few years ago. That Featherstone had zero chance of SL

Today the club have ticked so many boxes, ground, team, juniors, finance, even improving crowds that they are becoming impossible to ignore. They seriously compare with London and Castleford and maybe Salford and Widnes and not even the ring fenced barons of SL can any longer ignore the clamour at the gate.

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Yes, that's how it ended up conveniently. But if you remember rightly, the original idea was quite different...........

Looking at who was and who wasn't in that original $uperleague I'm not sure how "convenient" it all was. They wouldn't have been the twelve clubs I'd have hand-picked.

So - were you for the original idea, Mark ?

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It seems to me that the Featherstone of today and especially tomorrow if this investor comes on board, bear little or no comparison with the Featherstone who were in deep trouble in CC1 a few years ago. That Featherstone had zero chance of SL

Today the club have ticked so many boxes, ground, team, juniors, finance .....

Finance ? :huh:

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More great news coming from Fev. Hope they have a great year on the field to back all this up. If they do, they must be certainties for SL.

They're doing everything right it seems under the current system. Whether people agree with the system or not is irrelevant. They will hopefully be rewarded.

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Don't allow romantic claptrap to get in the way of facts. It was top 10 plus London & Paris.

Hull, Hull KR, Wakefield, Salford, Widnes & Huddersfield all managed to gain entry without 17 years of perceived persecution.

Featherstone were in the 1st Division when SL was formed. Even if they were not in the top 10, then they should have been given for a place ahead of a weak second division side like London and a non existent entity like Paris ( Where are they now). Widnes were similarly shafted. Hull KR, Wakefield and Huddersfield were all in Division 2.

Romantic claptrap was the essence of the Paris incarnation. No team, no money, no fans, no nothing. Like Don Quiote tilting at windmills. Romantic claptrap of the highest order.

Nobody said they were persecuted but fate was mentioned and demotion not on merit was theirs.

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Ah right. Your previous post was ambiguous and I misunderstood exactly who "they" were. Still, I'm sure Mr Nahaboo is smart enough to seek appropriate confirmations before making his investment. ;)

By the way, how are we going to decide who wins this bet ? :mellow:

Difficult but if Fev get a SL licence that will be part of it and then I guess someone will have to directly ask the investor if it was true that he knew a SL licence had been promised or not and rich men never lie :D

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Finance ? :huh:

Isn't this thread about a 7 figure investment in Featherstone.? That sounds like finance to me.

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Difficult but if Fev get a SL licence that will be part of it and then I guess someone will have to directly ask the investor if it was true that he knew a SL licence had been promised or not and rich men never lie :D

:blink:

Just a hypothetical bet, then.

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Nobody said they were persecuted but fate was mentioned and demotion not on merit was theirs.

Bit picky, perhaps, but, as I recall, they weren't demoted. Twelve clubs got promoted to $uperleague and Fev stayed where they were. -_-

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Looking at who was and who wasn't in that original $uperleague I'm not sure how "convenient" it all was. They wouldn't have been the twelve clubs I'd have hand-picked.

So - were you for the original idea, Mark ?

They were the only two options available. Shy-te and shy-ter. Everyone knows that exhaustive studies were carried out about how best to squander the SKY millions and who should be in which league. There was no mad headlong rush into it all at all. It was perfectly fair and no club was left feeling hard done by or 'left out'.

Thank God those responsible for the 1995 scandal are no longer involved in the running of our game.

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