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Huge Investment at Fev, Club Statement

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My favourite line in the statement is :-

 

In addition, we ask all leading agents to come forward with players available who have substantial ambition.

 

Or, in other words, we aren't going to tap players up because that's against the rules, but if any agents out there would like to tap up or unsettle players at other clubs then........

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That press release is priceless. You can take it apart, line by line, and there is a gem in each of them. Are we sure it's not a spoof?

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Top 4 of Fev, Salford, Cas and Leeds how times are changing.

Flat cappers loving it!

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"A number of millions."  Two is a number of millions, so is 746.

Even one million is a substantial investment. There are no investors who want to take a chance on a non SL club. This is true because I read it many times on this forum.

How you can mock this news because the specific number of millions is not itemised is a little churlish.

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It's good press overall and something the fans can believe in and really get behind. To think that all this started in 2012 when Fev publicly announced they were aiming  for a SuperLeague licence, too. 

 

 How is millions of investment meaningless

 

​Because its only  in a press release, the "investors" are anonymous, because it is clearly not a done deal.

Neither you nor I can know that.

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It is refreshing to know that there will be no egos at Featherstone though isn't it?

 

I suspect that a psychologist might disagree however.

Just like there are no egos at Wigan, Salford, Hull and others. Perhaps the statement re egos means that there is a team of investors involved for the good of the club rather than one individual money man running the organisation on a personal basis.

Don't Leigh have a similar set up and it seems to be doing them no harm

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Top 4 of Fev, Salford, Cas and Leeds how times are changing.

Flat cappers loving it!

If it happens it will be great for SL. You know very well Wigan, Leeds, Warrington will be pulling out all the stops to return to the status quo ante. A top division with all teams competitive with the others is any Leagues, including the premier league in soccer, dream scenario.

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it will be interesting to see which players have suddenly become spare to requirements and who will be replacing them the agents will be rubbing their hands with glee at all the big contracts up for grabs. I know who should be coaching Featherstone  and he's the man in my icon picture but alas he also was spare to requirements.

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Just like there are no egos at Wigan, Salford, Hull and others. Perhaps the statement re egos means that there is a team of investors involved for the good of the club rather than one individual money man running the organisation on a personal basis.

Don't Leigh have a similar set up and it seems to be doing them no harm

 

We do Keighley but it didn't happen mid season when the structures are in place and the budget spent. Fev may be issuing a statement that tells us that they will be FT next season on full cap irrespective but the cash needed would be more if outside top 2?

Who knows? As long as the assets are ring fenced then let them go for it, within the laws/cap of course

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We do Keighley but it didn't happen mid season when the structures are in place and the budget spent. Fev may be issuing a statement that tells us that they will be FT next season on full cap irrespective but the cash needed would be more if outside top 2?

Who knows? As long as the assets are ring fenced then let them go for it, within the laws/cap of course

I agree the timing is not ideal and you might be right about the plans being for next season. This would actually make more sense as they can then get into the middle eight and make a serious push for promotion as the lack of resources that will plague most Championship teams trying to make the jump will not apply to Fev.

In any event, I don't think a pro RL club would make an announcement such as this if there wasn't at least some modicum of truth behind it. They would look unprofessional and be a laughing stock if this were all fluff.

I am willing to bet that this will make the national sporting press so they had better be ready for some scrutiny.

Looking at Rovers when they were at death's door in CC1 just a few years ago and looking at them now, it is a really inspiring renaissance. Are you watching this Cougars directors.

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I am willing to bet that this will make the national sporting press 

 

Seriously?

 

Not a criticism of Fev but given how little RL makes the national press a release saying "Come back in four weeks" wouldn't be top of my list of things to get out there.

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Of course you can bet your house on the fact the RFL will never let Fev into Super League, win the league and play offs all they want, the RFL will simply change the goal posts

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Seriously?

 

Not a criticism of Fev but given how little RL makes the national press a release saying "Come back in four weeks" wouldn't be top of my list of things to get out there.

You might be right but the press are notorious for their curiousity . An announcement that a small RL club with the smallest population to support a pro team in England now has access to multi millions of investment and will challenge for it's sports top four is bound to spark some press activity, I would have thought. There will be some serious digging going on to ferret out the truth of the press release and or the names of the rumoured investors. Or , at least, I would have thought so.

We shall see.

If Accrington Stanley announced they were to challenge Man U for supremacy, the press would be world wide. RL is not soccer for sure, but I would have thought this would peak some interest at least within the UK press.

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Of course you can bet your house on the fact the RFL will never let Fev into Super League, win the league and play offs all they want, the RFL will simply change the goal posts

I'm a Keighley supporter. You don't have to tell me but I live in hope that the past will not be repeated.

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Of course you can bet your house on the fact the RFL will never let Fev into Super League, win the league and play offs all they want, the RFL will simply change the goal posts

 

Stop winding him up!!!  :tongue:  :tongue:  :tongue:  :tongue:

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They would look unprofessional

 

To be honest they've already done that by putting out an ungrammatical, typo-strewn and downright chippy official statement.

 

If all this excitement about anonymous persons putting up unspecified millions is justified, then all the very best to them. However, if I had a few quid for every NFP/National League/Championship club over the years that announced it had the backing to march all the way into the Super League, I'd have a fair amount to invest myself by now.

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Even one million is a substantial investment. There are no investors who want to take a chance on a non SL club. This is true because I read it many times on this forum.

How you can mock this news because the specific number of millions is not itemised is a little churlish.

 

The actuality will be praised, naturally. What is being mocked in the press release and its pomposity. Surely you can see that?

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Of course you can bet your house on the fact the RFL will never let Fev into Super League, win the league and play offs all they want, the RFL will simply change the goal posts

 

That's simply not true - it couldn't be more transparent. The ironic thing is that Featherstone would have had more chance to make SL had licensing stayed in place. And with the investment behind them they could well have done what Widnes have. This system will see Fev having to finish ahead of teams like Bradford, London, Wakefield, Leigh, Halifax etc. to have a chance of going up.

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That's simply not true - it couldn't be more transparent. The ironic thing is that Featherstone would have had more chance to make SL had licensing stayed in place. And with the investment behind them they could well have done what Widnes have. This system will see Fev having to finish ahead of teams like Bradford, London, Wakefield, Leigh, Halifax etc. to have a chance of going up.

 

You're talking to a brick wall.  Most fans have, by now, twigged that 3x8 is a con job but some still aren't there yet.

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The actuality will be praised, naturally. What is being mocked in the press release and its pomposity. Surely you can see that?

I take your point but I think there's a bit of " Who the hell do they think they are ?" in these naysayers.

If Wigan announced such an investment and proposed to buy DW stadium and march forward into a rosy sunset, there would be no such protestations about pomposity and arrogance.

I laud Fev's ambition and if it proves to be what it claims, it can only be for the better that RL get's another club that can sup at the top table. The more, the merrier

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I take your point but I think there's a bit of " Who the hell do they think they are ?" in these naysayers.

If Wigan announced such an investment and proposed to buy DW stadium and march forward into a rosy sunset, there would be no such protestations about pomposity and arrogance.

I laud Fev's ambition and if it proves to be what it claims, it can only be for the better that RL get's another club that can sup at the top table. The more, the merrier

 

I laud Fev's ambition and if it proves to be what it claims, it can only be for the better

- so do I, even though the ambition was triggered under the licencing regime

 

If Wigan announced such an investment and proposed to buy DW stadium and march forward into a rosy sunset, there would be no such protestations

- of course there wouldn't, because it would in the first place and it would be credible..

- it would be a sunRISE not a sunset

- In any case, why bury your money in buying a stadium when you can use it in so may better ways?

 

The more, the merrier

- so you don't support the reduction to 12 teams. How many would you like? 24?

 

In any case, as club statements are concerned, it is very poor.. more like a verbatim account. The fans deserve better.

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You're talking to a brick wall.  Most fans have, by now, twigged that 3x8 is a con job but some still aren't there yet.

Totally agree. A guaranteed promotion spot for the Championship winners would have been far preferable.

However, it is what it is, and Fev will have a better chance of beating the admittedly flawed system with these financial resources behind them than without.

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Totally agree. A guaranteed promotion spot for the Championship winners would have been far preferable.

However, it is what it is, and Fev will have a better chance of beating the admittedly flawed system with these financial resources behind them than without.

 

I agree with your last point but I do stand by my earlier observation (other thread I think): they've been panicked by the financial need to get into the top 2 of this season's table.

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I agree with your last point but I do stand by my earlier observation (other thread I think): they've been panicked by the financial need to get into the top 2 of this season's table.

 

Also, 2 of the six clubs either side of the divide have parted company with their coach. It's like happy days are here again!

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I laud Fev's ambition and if it proves to be what it claims, it can only be for the better

- so do I, even though the ambition was triggered under the licencing regime

 

If Wigan announced such an investment and proposed to buy DW stadium and march forward into a rosy sunset, there would be no such protestations

- of course there wouldn't, because it would in the first place and it would be credible..

- it would be a sunRISE not a sunset

- In any case, why bury your money in buying a stadium when you can use it in so may better ways?

 

The more, the merrier

- so you don't support the reduction to 12 teams. How many would you like? 24?

 

In any case, as club statements are concerned, it is very poor.. more like a verbatim account. The fans deserve better.

Fev have ambition to get to the top. the vehicle under which they have to achieve this is specified by the RFL whether it be licencing or p and r. They are playing the game under the rules given to them.

We will see if this is credible or not from the Fev perspective as time goes on. The knee jerk reactions to rubbish it out of hand though stink of "Who the hell do they think they are ?" ism.

When Whelan dies, Wigan has best hope their stadium leases are cast iron especially id Athletics return to the premier league. Fev own their own ground. No one is going to kick them out.

No. I don't support the reduction to twelve teams. I would like as many as possible in SL. two conferences of ten would do for a start. To the current 14 you could add Fev, Leigh, Halifax, a Cumbrian franchise, Toulouse and a.n.other, maybe Barrow or another French team or a welsh team.

Do you object to the content, format and grammar of the statement or is it the temerity of the nobodies of Fev to rock the SL hegemony boat which pisses you off ?

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