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Leigh in the mire again

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Rumours of players not being paid and serious financial difficulties AGAIN at Leigh.

What the hell is going on with our great game?

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Obviously its just my opinion but as long as sporting club leigh exists, then the the club will just bounce from one financial problem to another the only difference will be the time scale between financial melt downs.

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What the hell is going on with our great game?

Its sorting its self out the hard way as opposed to the slightly less hard way it should have done in 1995

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Its sorting its self out the hard way as opposed to the slightly less hard way it should have done in 1995

Obviously you'd like to think it is but its not

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Obviously you'd like to think it is but its not

Oh no it is, we only generate a certain amount of many to pay a certain number of players at a certain number of clubs.

 

Like it or not clubs are going to have to adjust to the reality of Rugby League on the 21st century, which is nothing like northern Union in the 19th century.

 

Its tough, but its the real world.

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Rumours of players not being paid and serious financial difficulties AGAIN at Leigh.

What the hell is going on with our great game?

Some clubs still cannot get to grips with the concept that cash in should be greater than cash out hth

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So absolutely no facts but jump on a rumour - consistent.

Quite.

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Obviously its just my opinion but as long as sporting club leigh exists, then the the club will just bounce from one financial problem to another the only difference will be the time scale between financial melt downs.

not if they cut their cloth to their income levels

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So absolutely no facts but jump on a rumour - consistent.

Not a rumour I'm afraid. Paul Rowley in his post-match interview praised the Leigh players for their effort and loyalty under difficult circumstances having been told on Saturday by the directors that their already overdue wages would not be paid and there was no guarantee of if/when they would be paid. He said they hadn't been paid since the Barrow game which was on 21st March. Lets hope Leigh can turn things around - they seem to be waiting for Wigan to pay them their share of the Challenge Cup match receipts which they haven't received yet.

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So can we get an opportunity to blame Wigan out of this as well? Trying to pressurise Wigan to hurry the cheque up?

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Lots going on behind the scenes at Leigh, players will be paid after a BoD change was announced post match and it looks like things may get much better linked to the ending of franchising this week

 

The finances were always under pressure when Salford failed to fulfill the preseason fixture followed by some awful weather and poor rugby that hit the gates, cash flow isn't good. I understand Salford owe the stadium company £138k as they trained there for a quite while without paying, still train here but pay now.

 

We have our two big home games in the second half which will help, Fax and Fev. Although the Fev game has been moved for some reason to Sat 1pm?????

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not if they cut their cloth to their income levels

Theres nothing more to cut,its investment that is needed

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Lots going on behind the scenes at Leigh, players will be paid after a BoD change was announced post match and it looks like things may get much better linked to the ending of franchising this week

The finances were always under pressure when Salford failed to fulfill the preseason fixture followed by some awful weather and poor rugby that hit the gates, cash flow isn't good. I understand Salford owe the stadium company £138k as they trained there for a quite while without paying, still train here but pay now.

We have our two big home games in the second half which will help, Fax and Fev. Although the Fev game has been moved for some reason to Sat 1pm?????

Yeah Craig that kick off time/day will take quite a few off your gate as I'm sure people like me will have made other plans before hand.

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Theres nothing more to cut,its investment that is needed

 

Spot on and that investment is easier to find if you have the chance to move up.

 

The next 2 weeks will be defining in our future imo

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Theres nothing more to cut,its investment that is needed

if the outgoings are still higher than incomings then cut costs first. Outgoings could then be raised in line with new investment

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if the outgoings are still higher than incomings then cut costs first. Outgoings could then be raised in line with new investment

From the outside looking in it seem the only thing to cut is the quality of the squad.

If they do that then the gates will fall.Its a nasty spiral that the current administration set in motion 18 months ago,and they've learned nothing.They've failed ,they need to go.

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From the outside looking in it seem the only thing to cut is the quality of the squad.
If they do that then the gates will fall.Its a nasty spiral that the current administration set in motion 18 months ago,and they've learned nothing.They've failed ,they need to go.

 

Agree, business should be sales driven

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From the outside looking in it seem the only thing to cut is the quality of the squad.

If they do that then the gates will fall.Its a nasty spiral that the current administration set in motion 18 months ago,and they've learned nothing.They've failed ,they need to go.

 

Agree, business should be sales driven

This "nasty spiral" has been the case from time immemorial and all clubs suffer from it.

I've never really known any club that could pay more in wages to their players than they could afford in any type of sustainable business model.

The problem with the championship is it's not something that is easy to sell. Leigh have been a successful CC club but that isn't selling enough tickets.

It's a rock and a hard place. Cut your cloth and more fans will stay away, spend enough on players to win games and not enough fans will respond tothat to justify the playing budget.

I appreciate the club needs to aggressively market itself and go for "sales", but I bet the reason you don't have a sizeable marketing team is the money isn't there as it's been spent on players.

there seems to me to be a problem here that is not identified, how do Batley, Sheffield and Halifax manage their accounts and leigh don't??

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Lots going on behind the scenes at Leigh, players will be paid after a BoD change was announced post match and it looks like things may get much better linked to the ending of franchising this week

 

The finances were always under pressure when Salford failed to fulfill the preseason fixture followed by some awful weather and poor rugby that hit the gates, cash flow isn't good. I understand Salford owe the stadium company £138k as they trained there for a quite while without paying, still train here but pay now.

 

We have our two big home games in the second half which will help, Fax and Fev. Although the Fev game has been moved for some reason to Sat 1pm?????

Does Salford owing the stadium company money make any difference to the financial position of Leigh rugby club?

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Not a rumour I'm afraid. Paul Rowley in his post-match interview praised the Leigh players for their effort and loyalty under difficult circumstances having been told on Saturday by the directors that their already overdue wages would not be paid and there was no guarantee of if/when they would be paid. He said they hadn't been paid since the Barrow game which was on 21st March. Lets hope Leigh can turn things around - they seem to be waiting for Wigan to pay them their share of the Challenge Cup match receipts which they haven't received yet.

Any ideas where the problem lies when Batley, Sheffield and Halifax manage?

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