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Post Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:40 pm
Posted by Fantastic Mr Catpiss on Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:40 pm
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They're going down the tubes.

No one is getting paid tomorrow, administration is on the horizon.
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Post Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:44 pm
Posted by MorePlaymakersNeeded on Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:44 pm
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Very sad should this be the case. It's been fun having the bragging rights over the faction of my family that were seduced by the dark side.
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Post Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:43 am
Posted by OFFTHECUFF on Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:43 am
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Amen to Widnes I am done with Rugby-league.
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Post Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:52 am
Posted by morrisseyisawire on Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:52 am
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If that is the case then club loyalties are irrelavent, it's a sad day for Rugby League and for the players and staff.

It also suggests that decades after the inception of professional RL some chairman shouldn't be trusted with a tea fund let alone a million pound business.
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Post Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:47 pm
Posted by tradesmans entrance on Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:47 pm
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So sad to see the demise of a once great club as Widnes, however nowadays as in most sport's it is business oriented. The people who should be held to account are first and foremost the board !
It is not rocket science to see that if your income is less than your outgoing's you are facing the inevitable.
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Post Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:47 pm
Posted by Wires71 on Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:47 pm
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The salary cap is clearly failing to prevent clubs going bust. Is it time to remove the shackles and let the well funded clubs thrive?
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Post Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:10 am
Posted by tradesmans entrance on Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:10 am
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I think the top & tail is unless you have a wealthy backer or a board that is in it for the love of it you will struggle to keep your head above the rising tide!
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Post Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:17 am
Posted by Dezzies_right_hook on Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:17 am
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It's a shame as some of my fondest memories are ofus playing widnes dezzies rivalry with offiah and with some widnes fans. That fear when we played them n Howard n soeensen were in form going to it to watch them in the WCC Tho even during their successful times there was always a financial emergency around the corner.

Poor management and a bad deal on the stadium in terms of where match day money is going coupled with dwindling attendances in a town that cannot support a club with the aspirations a side of widnes's history should expect. Unless they find a wealthy backer who has time and money I think anything else is just again patching over a pretty big hole.

We've lost some pretty big name clubs from the top flight, Halifax Sheffield widnes fetherstone Bradford and leigh. Clubs come and go for many reasons I'm. Thankful we look secure for the forseable.

W71 I'm with you, the argument that the cap stops clubs going bust is a myth look at Salford Bradford widnes leigh. What it does is limits aspiration of potential investors both in clubs and the game in general. Its kit like the cap is particularly high given that some prole in London earn more than that in a year themselves!!
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Post Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:52 am
Posted by Robwire on Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:52 am
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This is very sad and it’s happening all too often to rugby league clubs.
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Post Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:47 am
Posted by The Railwayman on Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:47 am
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Feel sorry for Widnes a good local rival. Always looked forward to the derbys and it was usually one of our better attendances.

We must thank our lucky stars that we have the people we have in charge and our club looks like is run sensibly. I remember the dark days at a crumbling Wilderspool when it almost became a duty to follow the Wire as there was little enjoyment in it.
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