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RIP. Did a lot for Wigan’s supremacy in the 90s by taking them full time.

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RIP. As part of the gang of 4 he transformed Wigan in the 1980s and I'll never forget that 1986-87 season when we became champions.

He also had a clear vision of what Rugby League needed to progress and kicked the game forwards in the 1990s. Whilst he may have been a polarising figure he certainly set standards and strove for Wigan and the game to be the best it could be.

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Just seen it on Kay Burley.  Rest in peace Mr Lindsay condolences to his family.  Massive Rugby League man I Wigan 

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RIP and condolences to his friends and family . A huge figure in the modern history of the game and oversaw an incredible period of wigan dominance with some great players 

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One of the most significant off-field figures in the game, Chairman Mo was one of those people with a vision, who could (and would) get things done, and who wouldn't file everything in the "too difficult" bin.

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Just now, Futtocks said:

One of the most significant off-field figures in the game, Chairman Mo was one of those people with a vision, who could (and would) get things done, and who wouldn't file everything in the "too difficult" bin.

Absolutely right and well said. 

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Sad news. Like him or not, and he certainly split opinion, he was as important a figure at Wigan as any. RIP Maurice.

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25 minutes ago, Scubby said:

Sad news, RIP Maurice. 

Remember this guy has loved ones before posting - it's just a game after all!

Yes agree. A good debate to be had about his legacy but this isn't the thread for it. Certainly a very big figure when I started watching RL.

RIP.

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Sad indeed. When he was at the RFL I had several dealings with him and he always delivered what he said he would. Blunt and quirky of course but a real driving force in the game.

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A lot of our current successes as a sport come from hard decisions he made, challenging the rest of the sport to keep up with Wigan or keep falling behind.

For that, I'm truly grateful for his work within our sport, it properly professionalised the sport at a time when it was needed.

The remainder of my opinion him, his influence and the problems he brought can rest now in the past.

RIP Maurice.

 

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8 minutes ago, ckn said:

A lot of our current successes as a sport come from hard decisions he made, challenging the rest of the sport to keep up with Wigan or keep falling behind.

For that, I'm truly grateful for his work within our sport, it properly professionalised the sport at a time when it was needed.

The remainder of my opinion him, his influence and the problems he brought can rest now in the past.

RIP Maurice.

 

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1 hour ago, Futtocks said:

One of the most significant off-field figures in the game, Chairman Mo was one of those people with a vision, who could (and would) get things done, and who wouldn't file everything in the "too difficult" bin.

I'd say THE most significant and influential figure of the post-war period. No one publicised the sport better.. or more.

A real go-getter who transformed Wigan and then the game as a whole.

RIP Maurice.

 

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A recent interview with Maurice: https://wiganwarriors.com/blog/2022/05/17/watch-maurice-lindsay/ 

"Recently, Executive Director, Kris Radlinski, travelled to meet Maurice Lindsay at his home in Lytham St Annes to chat about his memories of his time at Wigan and in the sport of Rugby League.
The interview was to be used as part of our 150th year celebrations, but following today’s sad news, it seemed appropriate to share."

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RIP

IMO, back in 1995 he gave our sport a real opportunity to step up and break out of its northern enclave.

Sadly, too many of those who followed him couldn't, and still can't, see past the end of their own cobbled street.

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