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The Daddy

Rumours abound that Widnes are in financial strife.

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Any truth in this as I've read on more than one message board and fellow supporter that Steve O'Connor is looking for investors to take over the club.

If there is any truth it would be quite ironic considering all the hype surrounding them and how financially stable they were since the last time they went bust.

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There was a story in the Sun (billy's daily liar) that O'Conner had spoken to someone about buying it and they said no.

It came from a source who could only be described as a pedlar of garbage.

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Wasn't there a thread about this 2 days ago?

Yes

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complete and utter garbage!! it is nothing of the sort, S O'C has once again asked the people of widnes to get behind the team and join the viking stronghold scheme........

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Nosey Parker strikes again

He's nearly as guilty of pinching a living as Ryan Bailey is!

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Another false,inaccurate and misleading 'headline' from Daddy.Why do you constantly wish to damage the game?

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Another false,inaccurate and misleading 'headline' from Daddy.Why do you constantly wish to damage the game?

Damage the game? I'm just posing the question as its being discussed on other forums, wasn't aware there already was a thread a few days ago.

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Tbh it's now really new or news. I doubt whether there are any Superleague clubs not under some strain. All businesses are.

I think your right. I think they will be more clubs in financial trouble before this seasons out or before the start of next season.

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Mischief making there has been no suggestion of Financial strife whatsoever. Anyone who doesn't know that running a SL club isn't a significant loss making business for at least 10 out of 14 clubs on an ongoing basis shouldn't really be commenting on RL Finances.

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the truth is that parker has looked at the forums, seen that widnes have been streamlining their operation to become a more efficient company, and updating the back room staff and he has put 2+2=5

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And for whatever reason,Daddy has decided to spread totally unfounded rumours - thats called libel.Sorry Judge,I was just repeating something I know nothing about.No problem Sir,Guilty.

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the truth is that parker has looked at the forums, seen that widnes have been streamlining their operation to become a more efficient company, and updating the back room staff and he has put 2+2=5

This is the only possibly libelous comment so far.What facts exist to substantiate this?

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the fact that our chairman told me directly that he is annoyed at the inaccurate reporting in the national press, he assured me that there is no danger whatsoever that he is going to pull out of the club, as he has spent a large amount on the club, ground etc (including the full funding for the i-pitch) and is not in the habit of giving money away for nothing in return. we were a little top heavy behind the scenes and like any company we have had to streamline the backroom in order to concentrate on the product on the pitch, which is why some staff have been made redundant as they were considered superfluous to the needs of the club, rest assured that widnes vikings are in super league for the long haul with steve o'connor at the helm.......................

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the fact that our chairman told me directly that he is annoyed at the inaccurate reporting in the national press, he assured me that there is no danger whatsoever that he is going to pull out of the club, as he has spent a large amount on the club, ground etc (including the full funding for the i-pitch) and is not in the habit of giving money away for nothing in return. we were a little top heavy behind the scenes and like any company we have had to streamline the backroom in order to concentrate on the product on the pitch, which is why some staff have been made redundant as they were considered superfluous to the needs of the club, rest assured that widnes vikings are in super league for the long haul with steve o'connor at the helm.......................

This may well be true but what evidence do you have that reporters trawl internet forums to create copy?

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Repeating a libel,is a libelous offence - fact.

...and? Which bit was libelous? Who's been personally affected by false allegations? What damages have occurred and what price do you put on them?

Is the chairman making statements in the press that is leading to speculation? Wouldn't the chairman be better off not courting speculation by saying nothing to anyone he doesn't trust?

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Whoa there. You can't go blaming the chairman! And of course reporters and journalists trawl the forums, twitter etc. They would not be doing their jobs if they did not. Indeed, some organs pay people to do just hat.

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Whoa there. You can't go blaming the chairman! And of course reporters and journalists trawl the forums, twitter etc. They would not be doing their jobs if they did not. Indeed, some organs pay people to do just hat.

I'm not blaming him. I just find the whole thread ironic and was trying to be so. Your last sentence demonstrates the irony quite well in that some people of significant influence pay the piper to do exactly what's reported by "lazy journalists".

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How many journalists do you know?

The same numbers as priest and vicars. What's your point?

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just the reference to " lazy journalists"

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the fact that our chairman told me directly that he is annoyed at the inaccurate reporting in the national press, he assured me that there is no danger whatsoever that he is going to pull out of the club, as he has spent a large amount on the club, ground etc (including the full funding for the i-pitch) and is not in the habit of giving money away for nothing in return. we were a little top heavy behind the scenes and like any company we have had to streamline the backroom in order to concentrate on the product on the pitch, which is why some staff have been made redundant as they were considered superfluous to the needs of the club, rest assured that widnes vikings are in super league for the long haul with steve o'connor at the helm.......................

I think Widnes are understaffed to be honest

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