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Post Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:19 pm
Posted by Bostwick on Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:19 pm
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With the figures just published. It appears David Hughes hobby cost him just over two million pounds for season 2016. With a turnover of less than half a million. The club are into him for Seventeen odd Million and Ian Lenegan just over two.
Whilst I may be critical of the way he runs the club, it is his toy and be fair to the man. He pays for the privilege.
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Post Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:31 pm
Posted by wire-quin on Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:31 pm
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Where have these figures been published, companies house?
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Post Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:06 pm
Posted by Call Me God on Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:06 pm
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Bostwick wrote:
With the figures just published. It appears David Hughes hobby cost him just over two million pounds for season 2016.

So totally clusterbuggering the set up at Twickenham, changing names and moving us from the rugby stadium to the wilderness to the wedding venue has been nothing more than swapping deck chairs on the Titanic? He was spending that a decade ago.......where the hell did that cash go??
How do you spend 17 million and go from 6th in SL with 4,500 fans to where we are now? It's criminal!


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it is his toy and be fair to the man. He pays for the privilege.

I disagree with this sentiment. It smacks of "fawning" to the rich kid because he's got the best toys, has great parties and let's us swim in his pool.......the Club isn't his...he is the custodian. He needed to and still needs to listen to advice on how to reduce his outgoings whilst improving the club and an occasional "thank you" is all he deserves....he's most assuredly not the Messiah!
JESUS WEPT :WALL: HOW MANY TIMES?????
£20 a ticket and £15 on beer and merchandise.....so an away fan is worth £35. At best, 1,000 is the average away support split across 11 rounds and I am being really generous here, so Toronto, replacing say Wakefield will cost a SL club £35,000.
The minimum turnover of a SL club is £4,000,000 so Toronto instead of Widnes is worth less than 1% of a SL clubs turnover.

There are many valid reasons for and against expansion into America, but "AWAY FANS" isn't one of them. :BEAT:
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Post Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:25 pm
Posted by northernbloke on Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:25 pm
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So then dog.
Question? Mr Hughes decides tomorrow he does not want to spend that money anymore? What do we think would happen?
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Post Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:40 pm
Posted by nkpom on Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:40 pm
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We don't have to have a cliff edge. We can work on a planned transition to whatever that may be, with dialogue and good will. Supporters are keen to engage; once David is too we can make a start!
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Post Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:58 pm
Posted by wire-quin on Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:58 pm
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We need a wealthy investor to take over the mantle not a few enthusiasts with £10 in their pocket.

Did you not see that he spent £2m in 2016. 300 fans won't drum that up, nor would the 4500 who watched regularly at Quins
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Re: David Hughes hobby
Post Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:11 pm
Posted by Colly2 on Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:11 pm
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I think a transition from wealthy owner to supporters trust could work if it was planned and worked in stages. I don’t imagine that DH would be completely hostile. I think Hughes’s attitude to an eventual shift in ownership is more important than the initial coin a a supporters trust could put together.
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Post Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:34 pm
Posted by wire-quin on Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:34 pm
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I think a transition from wealthy owner to supporters trust could work if it was planned and worked in stages. I don’t imagine that DH would be completely hostile. I think Hughes’s attitude to an eventual shift in ownership is more important than the initial coin a a supporters trust could put together.


Im curious as to how 300 supporters could raise even £5k
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Post Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:35 pm
Posted by Call Me God on Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:35 pm
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northernbloke wrote:
So then dog.
Question? Mr Hughes decides tomorrow he does not want to spend that money anymore? What do we think would happen?

One of:
1.The Club would fold
2.The Club would drop down to Ch1 as a part time outfit
3.The Club would continue in the Ch as a part time outfit funded in part by a supporters trust
4.The Club would continue as is under new ownership once DH walks away and accepts he's not getting a brass farthing

Option 4 is a real possibility once Hughes accepts he's taken the club as far (backwards IMO) as he can and he should be happy with his life membership and our thanks whilst understanding that new ownership is key to the club ever standing a chance of growing again.
JESUS WEPT :WALL: HOW MANY TIMES?????
£20 a ticket and £15 on beer and merchandise.....so an away fan is worth £35. At best, 1,000 is the average away support split across 11 rounds and I am being really generous here, so Toronto, replacing say Wakefield will cost a SL club £35,000.
The minimum turnover of a SL club is £4,000,000 so Toronto instead of Widnes is worth less than 1% of a SL clubs turnover.

There are many valid reasons for and against expansion into America, but "AWAY FANS" isn't one of them. :BEAT:
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Post Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:05 pm
Posted by northernbloke on Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:05 pm
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Ok
What happened last time when he nearly walked?
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