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sweaty craiq

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  1. My tongue in cheek post that you didnt get at all was rebranding as 'Leigh Winos' from Centurions
  2. Always liked the “Leigh Winos” chant, should be able to get a good brewery on board for that one
  3. All those were once part of Leigh Borough, and the reason our record crowd is 32000
  4. No, none whatsoever. After we got rid of the Bears name I think you had to have one at the start of the SL era, and some bright spark went with Centurions as it was 100 years since the breakaway and we were a founder. Personally hate it, but kids seem to like it
  5. The BIG issue will be the criteria used to conclude who the strongest clubs are. Obvious and even ones will be Stadium - capacity, facilities and corporate Financials - Turnover, profit, historic debt, cash in bank, sustainability Crowds - Historic based upon division, potential based upon RL culture, populus, junior clubs/school participation Results - what has the club won in the past x years, does winning the Championship count as much as winning SL, as that was the comp some clubs were in? It will be difficult to compare Academy due to some clubs being refused licences, eg if Oldham/Halifax had run a FT Academy for the past 20 years would it have been better than Huddersfield or Bradford or Cas etc Do you say these are the Junior clubs under the umbrella of the senior club and how many kids from these are in the current Academy structures? Interesting times ahead!!
  6. Harry, within a few miles of Leyth you have about 130k folk living in Leyth, Bent, Bongs, Gowburn/Lowtun, Glazebury, Culcheth and Astley - all have which have historical ties to the owd Borough of L,BnB. Then add in Cawyeds plus Bowtun and thats enough to fill LSV with a winning team every week
  7. Personal wealth?? Great thing with Derek is that his business is current and making £3m plus pa in profits, assets do not pay bills. Cant comment on the other guys who have joined the ride, believe its £billions though
  8. What are the top 5 attendances when folk paid proper ticket prices to get in - Thats 2 x TW and 1 X TO out the way, so HKR v Salford? and Wakey v Bulls by a couple of dozen but certainly contained 3k Bulls fans min
  9. Many clubs dont average 7500+ - which would have been the true attendance incl corporate/sponsors. 6600 was Leighs SL average in 2017, hope we beat that in 2023 despite the economic reality
  10. Who pays them ?? You earn the right to dress as you please ps Degsy has worse shirts than any of the other 3 but wish he had their wealth.
  11. Thats the Penrith region - What was the old Leigh Borough has around 140k folk in it now.
  12. He didn't as next years Champ squad would have been even stronger if not promoted
  13. That certainly wasn't Leigh this time - 5 year financed plan about to start Y2, should we be in SL for Y3 then the real fun begins
  14. The work you dont see is about not making it a small town - the players have done many coaching sessions outside the Town. Leyth, Bent, Bongs n Burn have well over 100k folk and there has been plenty work done in Bowton and Howton again.
  15. Didnt look like John Wayne after 3 months cattle herding did he?? I ask because they had just done the bike Ride for the kids charity which raised £24k, and thank you Broncos for contributing to that figure btw, a figure that Derek agreed to match so £48k has been sent to life 4 a kid.
  16. Caleb Aiken will be playing for Wales in the WC does that make him exempt from quota based on your rules?
  17. Unknowing to yourself you have uncovered the conundrum of the Championship - If a team wants SL you must recruit a team in the Championship that can go up with you, otherwise you will have little chance from the leftovers to stay up. Average age of the Leigh team was mid 20's with their prime ahead of them, we are now going up with a youngish squad that know each other and have recruited some unbelievable new boys to add to it. Lam as a man has been instrumental in some of what we have already signed on the back of players wanting to be a part of the fantastic atmosphere around the club. The facts are that if you are cashed and ambitious then you will be FT in the Championship, but you wont find a squad of SL ready young players in the UK. The challenge is for the PT clubs not cashed and not able to make the transition to SL - this is why FT clubs must be ring fenced with other FT clubs, not by diluting ambition to make an even field for the second tier that would kill that ambition for ever.
  18. Think he was looking at CC, SL leaders or GF. Lam/Chester are instrumental to the future, Lam signing a further 2 years is a big statement. Keep an eye out for who we sign and lets see what things look like after the WC, our biggest strength is the spirit and culture in the club - its never been better
  19. He actually said winning a trophy. Expect some WOW announcements over the next few weeks - some may have to wait until after the WC. Leigh are not in it to make up numbers, it will be full cap and Marquees
  20. He needs game time and that was limited this year due to the stakes being high but FT training will have done him good, would love to keep him and loan him out as he will struggle for time due to the stakes being even higher in 2023.
  21. So if we agree that Cats and TO bring in nothing for Sky then surely you can see that any UK club would bring in more, if not then the conversation is a wasted one anyway What are your thoughts on the French tv deal or no Sky funding?
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