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John Duffy in for Watto?

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Lion58 I think you've made your point, have a word with John Roddy on Sunday and get it off your chest in person!

sweaty craiq, anyone is quite entitled to contact anyone, you don't have '1st dibs' on potential sponsors or players! Go and wind someone else up eh!

 

Is that Robs reply? and you are confirming that is your target market, which indeed you have every right to do. It would be disappointing if Duff's role working for Leigh Centurions Foundation in recent years is being used to leverage SLRLFC into our local amateur clubs, or that Leigh's sponsor databases had been used for that matter.

 

I know one amateur club that I am involved with has been approached by Rob, the business side I have no idea about as rumours always fly about.

 

Gloves are off then I suppose LL. 

 

ps I am aware of the rich history of Leythers at Swinton Mark, that was not what I was talking about.

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Is that Robs reply? and you are confirming that is your target market, which indeed you have every right to do. It would be disappointing if Duff's role working for Leigh Centurions Foundation in recent years is being used to leverage SLRLFC into our local amateur clubs, or that Leigh's sponsor databases had been used for that matter.

 

I know one amateur club that I am involved with has been approached by Rob, the business side I have no idea about as rumours always fly about.

 

Gloves are off then I suppose LL. 

 

ps I am aware of the rich history of Leythers at Swinton Mark, that was not what I was talking about.

 

Craiq (or sweaty) - You  can quite easily see that it is not Robs reply and that it was from another member (Loyal Lion). Clearly he was not speaking for Rob. Doh..

 

Can I suggest that you take any grievance/concerns up with the club directly/formally and not a list of uniformed supporters (as we are on here) as such postings are only going to be inflammatory and counterproductive.

 

Plus if something is "going on" as you imply, you are not going to get the response you request on a public forum (as is quite right)

 

I know your game ;)

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Hi Craig, the only contact I have made with an community club in Leigh was to arrange the drop off / collection of some drinks for our players. In this visit we had an adult to adult conversation about how we could help each other. Such as ball boys and a half time match for a team from Leigh playing against a team from Swinton. I thank the people there for the help and kindness that they showed me.

As for contacting Leigh's contacts - that is a categoric NO. I don't know who they are etc.

I am contacting companies in the UK , Europe and further afield. My starting point and primary focal point is Swinton. I have contacted a Miami based company but no Dolphins fans have been on here yet chastising me.

In all seriousness contacting a company in Leigh it may happen as I'm sure Leigh contact companies based in Swinton, Salford, Wigan and Warrington.

Craig - do you own a company ? Would you like to sponsor a home match for us ?

If yes, please get intouch and we can arrange a package.

Thanks and all the best,

Rob

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Hi Rob, thanks for that, the drums are banging over here so it's good to get your side

Thanks for your enquiry but I will continue pushing a few bob into Leigh sponsorship

All the best on getting back into Swinton, you know that is your ultimate salvation

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Living in the Wigan area, it is know that Steve McCormack applied to take over from Watson, With Watson staying with Steve until mid July to help the new scrum half settle in. A former celebrated Swinton Coach should have at least been given the courtesy of an interview

 

Think you Swinton Fans are being lead down the garden path by John Roddy.

 

Wish Watto all the best at Salford

 

 

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Hi

 

 

Hi Rob, I have been told you are approaching Leigh's contacts and community clubs. Is this true and if so why? Surely your medium term future is not in Leigh?

 

Well I have some very good friends and connections at one of the community clubs in Leigh in particular and it has been mentioned that someone from Swinton had been sniffing round and had used some kind of drinks deal as route in, his words not mine.

I just hope we show some respect and if we are targeting the community game chose to do so in our own community and not the Leigh Community which Leigh have worked extremely hard with over the last 12 months.

 

Same with businesses and sponsorship if Rob under the guidance of Mr Roddy goes after any contacts he's made during in his time at Leigh then its bang out of order.

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Don't know why this is being aired on Swinton forum

It all seems like a massive winding up exercise by people who have previously never posted.

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Plus I'm pretty much certain that folly lane provided the half time entertainment at the last match

I hope that's far enough east of Leigh

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Living in the Wigan area, it is know that Steve McCormack applied to take over from Watson, With Watson staying with Steve until mid July to help the new scrum half settle in. A former celebrated Swinton Coach should have at least been given the courtesy of an interview

 

Think you Swinton Fans are being lead down the garden path by John Roddy.

 

Wish Watto all the best at Salford

Living in the Wigan area qualifies you to know does it?

Hasn't Steve Mc just taken on a new coaching position? New scrum half?

I don't know Mr Roddy from Adam but it seems there are a lot of backhanded insults being tossed (I use the term wisely) around this forum all of a sudden. Maybe you best join the queue to buy him a beer on Sunday, at this rate he's going to bladdered!

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Is that Robs reply? and you are confirming that is your target market, which indeed you have every right to do. It would be disappointing if Duff's role working for Leigh Centurions Foundation in recent years is being used to leverage SLRLFC into our local amateur clubs, or that Leigh's sponsor databases had been used for that matter.

 

I know one amateur club that I am involved with has been approached by Rob, the business side I have no idea about as rumours always fly about.

 

Gloves are off then I suppose LL. 

 

ps I am aware of the rich history of Leythers at Swinton Mark, that was not what I was talking about.

The clue's in the name my friend, and I don't wear gloves!

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Living in the Wigan area qualifies you to know does it?

Hasn't Steve Mc just taken on a new coaching position? New scrum half?

I don't know Mr Roddy from Adam but it seems there are a lot of backhanded insults being tossed (I use the term wisely) around this forum all of a sudden. Maybe you best join the queue to buy him a beer on Sunday, at this rate he's going to bladdered!

 

Well I also live in the Wigan/ Leigh area and there seems to be a negative vibe towards John Roddy and consequently I can see this having a negative impact on Swinton Lions the club we all love.

 

Its also widely reported that Watto and Leigh's head coach Paul Rowley were very friendly which helped us acquire the services of loan players such as Martin Aspinwall, Andy Thornley and Steve Maden of late and Aspinwall in particular has played a major role in our recent upturn in form. Wonder if this may come to an end now with Roddy by the sounds of things having ridden rough shot to take Duffy from Leigh's Community Trust. Its also common knowledge that Duffy and Paul Rowley are not exactly best of friends so will he be as willing to assist us in our quest to stay up as he was with Watto???.

 

Leigh are a big club and so I only see one winner here sadly.

 

On the positive side it sounds like John will enjoy the free ale Sunday at SP as he doesn't like putting his hand in his own pocket by sounds of things :ph34r:

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I don't understand where some people get off spreading malicious bs without any foundation or evidence based entirely on hear say. Either name names or gtfo.

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Gladly buy you a pint, hopefully catch you Sunday.

 

As for biting I was asking what I feel are fair and reasonable questions so by not biting I presume you are not willing to publically answer them.

 

The old saying no smoke without fire and all that.

 

Benefit of doubt and all that ;)

 

 

 At first read I thought the biting phrase was a reference to Luis Suarez!

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Not one negative comment on the Leigh forum as far as I can see. All wishing John Duffy the very best. Nice to see & thanks to those Leythers for their sporting comments.

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Well I also live in the Wigan/ Leigh area and there seems to be a negative vibe towards John Roddy and consequently I can see this having a negative impact on Swinton Lions the club we all love.

Its also widely reported that Watto and Leigh's head coach Paul Rowley were very friendly which helped us acquire the services of loan players such as Martin Aspinwall, Andy Thornley and Steve Maden of late and Aspinwall in particular has played a major role in our recent upturn in form. Wonder if this may come to an end now with Roddy by the sounds of things having ridden rough shot to take Duffy from Leigh's Community Trust. Its also common knowledge that Duffy and Paul Rowley are not exactly best of friends so will he be as willing to assist us in our quest to stay up as he was with Watto???.

Leigh are a big club and so I only see one winner here sadly.

On the positive side it sounds like John will enjoy the free ale Sunday at SP as he doesn't like putting his hand in his own pocket by sounds of things :ph34r:

Same old I'm afraid. No substance and no answers!

Who is the scrum half? How did Steve Mc know what was going on? Was it Wigan's jungle drums? Was it Roddy who sold Watto to them down the road?

Questions, questions.......

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Living in the Wigan area, it is know that Steve McCormack applied to take over from Watson, With Watson staying with Steve until mid July to help the new scrum half settle in. A former celebrated Swinton Coach should have at least been given the courtesy of an interview

Think you Swinton Fans are being lead down the garden path by John Roddy.

Wish Watto all the best at Salford

Conspiracy theory don't you just love them.

This would be the same respected coach who left us as much as I like Steve Mc.

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Most important thing is now to get behind the team and the new head coach and let's get some good results for remaining games

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Living in the Wigan area, it is know that Steve McCormack applied to take over from Watson, With Watson staying with Steve until mid July to help the new scrum half settle in. A former celebrated Swinton Coach should have at least been given the courtesy of an interview

 

Think you Swinton Fans are being lead down the garden path by John Roddy.

 

Wish Watto all the best at Salford

 

So "In the Know" who is the New Scrum Half? We have heard nothing yet.

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So "In the Know" who is the New Scrum Half? We have heard nothing yet.

I'm not in the know about anything apart from the official announcements and I don't like the way secret agent like whisperers are dumping their insider "knowledge" on here.  However, for what it is worth I presume the reference to a new scrum half means the player from our current squad taking over the position left by Watto.  

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 I cannot understand why Salford require Watto`s services of Assistant coach now,at this moment in time.

 

Salford are not likely to make the top eight and look safe from relegation.Watto`s main task appars to be with the U19`s and therefore is not likely to have any immediate impact on first team performance.

 

Surely this appointment could have been completed at the end of this season.

 

Maybe I`m being cynical here but do Salford want us to fail in our bid to avoid the drop?

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