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marwan koukash at it again..

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lets clear this up...

what clubs have the hetheringtons owned?

does gary own any part of leeds? and did kath own any part of hull?

Yes and Yes is my understanding, but i could be wrong. I can't see a conflict of interest in owning a Super League club and a championship club at the same time.

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As an Oldham fan I'd love this to happen if the rules allow it.

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I'd bloody love it if he bought Latics but it's odd that the current owner keeps saying he hasnt heard a peep from him for over 3 months and says that he finds it all unsettling. Odd to occasionally pop up and claim to want to buy a club if you dont do anything about it. But if it's just for publicity why on earth use Oldham? Hardly a high profile pair of sports clubs. All very strange but come on down Dr, we both want your lovely lovely lolly......

Who would take it seriously if he had said City or United?

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yes but as you know there are higher profile clubs than Oldham Athletic who could feasibly be in his cash bracket.. Anyway, I hope he does buy us as 17 years of League One has sapped my will to live.Let's live a little!

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yes but as you know there are higher profile clubs than Oldham Athletic who could feasibly be in his cash bracket.. Anyway, I hope he does buy us as 17 years of League One has sapped my will to live.Let's live a little!

also with roughyeds playing at boundary park means a more cost effective business.

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would love the Roughyeds to move back in, with or without Koukash. Hopefully without all the petty bitching that went on last time between the fans of the clubs. I suppose if owned by the same bloke then there's a lot less room for disagreement and moaning.To think of what we had 20 odd years ago and what's become of both clubs - and their grounds - since is depressing really

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Yes and Yes is my understanding, but i could be wrong. I can't see a conflict of interest in owning a Super League club and a championship club at the same time.

From what I can remember, Kath was the Chairperson at Hull and Gary the Chief Executive at Leeds (Paul Caddick the Chairman at Leeds). Perhaps that's how that was avoided?

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Tell you what Koukash should do: BUY the RFL. He can then invest into ALL clubs and the structures of the game, market the SL brand and England RL brand, etc.

Now THAT would make life interesting!

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we give you enough stick now my 13 fingered friend ;)

 

Aye - and when Kash-Kou is working the Rough-Reds like Sooty, we'll all laugh about this....

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Chris Hamilton just said on Radio Manchester "really positive news for the club", "hopefully things will develop".

 

 

edit - and they say the RFL board would need to give explicit permission for someone to own two clubs - although not sure if that covers the Mrs Koukash being an owner scenario

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Marwen Koukash wants Barton to become a destination, water parks, have some ownership of the stadium.

 

He is talking and listening to fans about what they want and hopefully work with the stadium to achieve it.

 

He is a property dealer and maybe there are reasons behind the interest.

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I wouldn't call that "minor". It is quite significant especially for Oldham fans. In their shoes, I would not know what to think. On the one hand, it's great that anyone wishes to invest and the only way is up, on the other the implication is feeder club status.

Would also worry about any involvement in the Latics if I were a Reds fan. Too many interests, not enough focus on Salford.

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I think this is a really bad move.  People should not be allowed to own two RL clubs in this way.

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I can't see anything in that article that says he's been given permission (other than the headline)
 

Rugby League bosses will not stand in Marwan Koukash’s way should the Salford Reds owner press ahead with plans to buy Oldham RL club.

For any individual to own a second professional rugby league club, they simply need permission from the RFL’s board of directors.

Obtaining this would probably be a formality for Koukash who claims he is serious in his intention to both buy the Championship club and build them a new stadium.

It was the RFL themselves who persuaded Koukash to buy and save Salford last Christmas.

Koukash has also expressed an interest in buying Oldham Athletic FC which would also not present any problems.

Koukash would ideally like to see Latics sharing the same stadium with their RL neighbours.

A senior spokesman for the RFL told MEN Sport: “To own a second club, any individual simply needs permission from the RFL board for this to happen.”

Koukash is expected to hold talks this week with his Oldham RL counterpart Chris Hamilton to discuss a possible buyout.

Roughyeds would welcome Koukash interest

Koukash wants to buy Oldham Athletic and Oldham RLFC

Hamilton has welcomed Koukash’s interest and Salford and Oldham are already involved in a dual registration scheme that allows young Reds players to play for the Roughyeds.

If Koukash does take charge of Oldham he is expected to put either a family member or a business associate in charge of the club's daily running. That would leave him free to oversee affairs at Super League Salford.

Such a set up would not be new to rugby league.

Super League has already seen Gary Hetherington in charge at Leeds with wife Kath having a similar role for Hull FC.

Wigan Warriors’ chairman and owner Ian Lenagan has strong links with professional football. He is also the chairman and owner of Oxford United FC.

Lenagan, who is from Wigan, set up a business in Milton Keynes and later became involved in Oxford United. Oxford’s players trained with the Warriors players earlier this season.

Dave Whelan also had a major say in the running of Wigan Warriors while Wigan Athletic were a Premier League club.

Meanwhile, Koukash will meet this week with Reds coach Brian Noble to discuss pre-season plans.

 

Shoddy journalism, it looks like to me

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Rugby League bosses will not stand in Marwan Koukash’s way should the Salford Reds owner press ahead with plans to buy Oldham RL club.

You seem to have skipped the first line.

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Rugby League bosses will not stand in Marwan Koukash’s way should the Salford Reds owner press ahead with plans to buy Oldham RL club.

You seem to have skipped the first line.

Yes, but I also read the actual quote, which doesn't say that. The article also later states that there "probably" won't be a problem, which implies that nothing as been agreed

 

EDIT: The story is the quote “To own a second club, any individual simply needs permission from the RFL board for this to happen". Everything else reads as speculation

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i can't see the RFL board of directors standing in his way. they desperatly need people with funds to invest in the game, and like him or loath him the Doc seems to be willing to do that at this present time.

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It's about time the game was shook up again and moved forward and maybe Koukash is the guy to do it. After being inivative for the early years of SL the game seems to have reverted to the beer bellied, suited, naive, narrow minded, we know best mindset of the Clubs board rooms which almost sent our game under.

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I think this is a really bad move.  People should not be allowed to own two RL clubs in this way.

  I seem to remember when Ian Lenagan left London to take over at Wigan he had to surrender his shareholding with the London club.

  I wonder what the situation is,and how it may be viewed,when Gary Hetherington is joint owner (?)/chief executive at Leeds;Kath Hetherington is now chief executive at Wakefield and their son-in-law James Rule is part owner chief executive at a 3rd Super League club,Widnes ?

  http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-league/24048026

  Does an outright owner of 2 clubs in separate leagues differ from a family with such an important role at 3 clubs in the same division ?

  I am aware that the RFL do not police shareholders very well.

  How will it be viewed in the relegation season next year - if that is the case - when Leeds and Wakey play Widnes on the artificial turf if the result is crucial ?

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The underlying theme is that Koukash wants Whitebank for grazing...

not much grass on the pitch for grazing

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He wants to get Oldham back into the SL if the article is anything to go by.

Oldham is a lost hotbed of RL. Could be huge for RL around Manchester if there are two big clubs on the outskirts of the city.

"The Manchester Derby"?

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