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sweaty craiq

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  1. To be competitive in the top division you need to have the basis of your squad in place, that means a salary spend circa £1.2-1.5m and playing at a strong level. Championship funding will only allow you to get to that spend for 1 or 2 seasons max - and probably lose £700k pa min in doing so plus 70-80% of your games will be uncompetitive - that was the beauty of the middle 8's you knew who could make it and who wasnt up to it. Two full time tens engage all ambitious clubs able to support FT structures, makes the move into SL1 or the drop to SL2 less daunting, creates a true elite, creates a highly watchable 2nd tier and the focus should be on growing it ie 2 x12 etc with a particular focus on French teams - it would be great to have 6 FT French clubs in a 2x12 FT structure that eventually accepts Serbian, Ukranian Greek Turkish teams etc
  2. Compromise doesn't work, strong vision and leadership does - no business goes forward by losing its base
  3. Club sales pitch '' We believe this is why £1m next season will see us in SL - FT Squad, better players etc - obviously this is sport, and like your business there are no guarantees but this gives us every chance and more than the vast majority - wouldn't it be great for your family to be associated with that'' Investor '' so £1m for 1 year and we decide whats next at the end of the season'' Club '' yes thats correct and in SL we will spend the full cap by adding to our already strong FT squad, your extra £1m will allow us to bring in a couple of elite players that we will make sure are linked to your business and its investment so that we can compete and continue to build'' Investor '' Brilliant, will have some of that''
  4. Championship clubs sales pitch to investor “ We need about £1m a season off you, that way we can build our own FT squad for 4 years time when we might get into SL if our first 2 years of building work out” Investor “look I am only interested in being involved with a club at the top table, my family/business don’t want second rate sport to throw millions at, call again when your in SL or we can win a spot in a year”
  5. 3 teams were unbeaten in 2020 one won the application to help out SL. 2019 was dominated by TW, nobody with a brain was going to throw money at competing with them but somebody would come second. your system is backward and is licensing, in 2013 the Championship averaged 1100 when it had nothing to play for, it is now more than double that for a regular non covid season.
  6. The proposal is licensing without increasing the number of FT clubs. Those excluded must sell 4 seasons of nothing to fans and sponsors, and those outside SL know the impact that had last time Two FT tens ticks every box imaginable but fans still can’t see it, we have about 20 viable FT clubs so engage them by creating a true elite
  7. Please explain the cherry picking and how Leigh were not a strong club. I will help, an independent panel reviewed the tenders/applications. Leigh had a greater fan base than all bar Bradford, they had a greater credit rating, they had more cash in the bank, had the best facilities for Sky and the most likely to allow SL to fulfill its Sky contract
  8. Being brutal its highly likely Salford are still in SL because they haven't paid other bills, but spent on players. Eg the default on the cva and I understand they still don't pay the full rent to the council (please correct if this is no longer the case) Anyone know what the selling price is for the stadium?
  9. We haven't called a game off all season so we need to get one in before relegation, it's the SL way.
  10. A few questions spring to mind. The club would be placed into The third division whose central funding will be virtually zero and let’s say the cost to travel is £20k 1. How can the clubs afford that with the reduced funding or 2. How can the RFL justify taking it from central funds. my preferred solution is a third French club into 2 tens structure
  11. I very much doubt Tabby is Degsy, or at least the Degsy you mean, the real Degsy was in Switzerland with his mates watching United lose last night.
  12. It was wrong to do so if correct, but if true we only had 2 of which one has took the urine all season - we have him ball boying at present - the other looks like he didnt give a hoot after recovering from injury here. Do you still manage our ballboy?
  13. Contracts weren't cancelled as that is something you cant do, you can agree termination though which is what actually happened. It's like changing a coach mid contract, you cant without agreement.
  14. Finishing the salary, the financial stuff; debt. We owed just under 6 million. That’s what’s called a soft debt, because that debt is to the Lenegan family in this particular case. So, it’s not going to get called in like a bank might call it in, we have no bank debt in that respect. That’s the only debt. That will go up to just over eight and a half million in the next period, including the debt that we’re paying off to Sport England that we’ve had to guarantee. So that’s the reality of it. That’s not a threat to Wigan, provided we get back to decent attendances, we’ve got to get back to decent attendances. All you had to do was go down a bit further, when can I collect my cigar
  15. https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fsounds%2Fplay%2Fp09t7xzn%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR00ux4GIeE6ujwFPOqCuprPFT9xarTwaWagW-e_PfFF__-opApjtU15H_w&h=AT2dHFvii_R-8pduNQgdt7ihBSZOgSNc_nvAl3c6XA50_2N3yE8UMtLFfRSh4KNOpbVoLoGzQZ9L9KIvEAUPt6YLx8wrpR_QZoQTSMGXdvrGdr6O7n7Rh47_qLCtkoW08GVhYYf0Ut2VDNVk3ekB&__tn__=R]-R&c[0]=AT2huyKNHK820C24Si_mkhvHVx-QjuTfJP2oOhZFNoHnIhPAq4bqSx3F5il4W4TL_2eijP7b6YrPQ3GG9gfEBSlwfzX8-SxDzXFBV8uiIFqpVBsk6V4kiBS5f6QeSn11PWrG9rINm5mT33SV0eYX1iPhLMcrLz_vEbtgq5ICiG4_79lnsam_wt3r_3LICaBkVmcUV-cwVcOJ Some more Derek comments/opinions for you starts about 5 mins
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