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Re: Embarrassment
Post Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:24 pm
Posted by wrencat1873 on Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:24 pm
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Charlie Sheen wrote:
If all the club's are in favour of the changes, then why not just vote for it through the proper channels? Hetherington would still be peeved, but at least the agreed process would be maintained.
Also, at least the 3 chairman at the press conference had the bottle to face up to the media about this, the rest just cowered behind them


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Post Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:27 pm
Posted by wrencat1873 on Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:27 pm
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Charlie Sheen wrote:
If all the club's are in favour of the changes, then why not just vote for it through the proper channels? Hetherington would still be peeved, but at least the agreed process would be maintained.
Also, at least the 3 chairman at the press conference had the bottle to face up to the media about this, the rest just cowered behind them


:CLAP: :CLAP: :CLAP: :CLAP:

You are right.
However, they should have been nowhere near the media until the "idea" had been ratified and agreed properly.
Their actions (in going public) are amateurish an disrespectful to the rest of the RL pyramid.
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Post Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:30 pm
Posted by ThePrinter on Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:30 pm
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Charlie Sheen wrote:
If all the club's are in favour of the changes, then why not just vote for it through the proper channels? Hetherington would still be peeved, but at least the agreed process would be maintained.
Also, at least the 3 chairman at the press conference had the bottle to face up to the media about this, the rest just cowered behind them


Doesn't take bottle to turn up to a press conference to announce something that as it turns out hasn't actually happened. Takes stupidity.
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Re: Embarrassment
Post Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:59 pm
Posted by The Ghost of '99 on Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:59 pm
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I doubt Hetherington really cares that much about the Super 8s format. But he does know what it takes to run a small club in the lower leagues and shafting them to try and preserve the status of SL clubs is pretty shady behaviour by club owners who have failed to run their clubs effectively (all of the other 10 UK owners apart from Moran arguably).
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Re: Embarrassment
Post Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:07 pm
Posted by Charlie Sheen on Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:07 pm
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wrencat1873 wrote:
:CLAP: :CLAP: :CLAP: :CLAP:

You are right.
However, they should have been nowhere near the media until the "idea" had been ratified and agreed properly.
Their actions (in going public) are amateurish an disrespectful to the rest of the RL pyramid.


I agree. I'm actually in favour to some degree of the changes that are being proposed, but it seems like the SL clubs are taking us into our own version of the Australian SL wars.
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Post Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:18 pm
Posted by Clearwing on Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:18 pm
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Mash Butty wrote:
Funny how some folks despise Lenagan (and Wigan) so much but don't see he has experience in dealing with Union & Football and knows what it's like to fight a losing battle at London with very little support. Didn't his star coach end up going to Leeds?.....


That'd be the experience of losing players to union and being humped every time there's a fixture clash with the footy? Plus fighting a losing battle with London despite having perhaps the second-wealthiest backer the sport has seen?

I don't despise the man but I'm unconvinced by his track record.
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Re: Embarrassment
Post Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:19 pm
Posted by RuddyScoosers on Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:19 pm
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As an Everton (as well as Saints) season ticket holder I was delighted to see Elstone leave Goodison, but less enthralled to see him get a job high up in RL given the cock ups he'd had his fingerprints all over while at Everton and it seems he's wasted no time at being involved in bungling errors in this sport.

God help Rugby League with this guy fronting it.
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Post Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Posted by AS108 on Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:39 pm
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RuddyScoosers wrote:
As an Everton (as well as Saints) season ticket holder I was delighted to see Elstone leave Goodison, but less enthralled to see him get a job high up in RL given the cock ups he'd had his fingerprints all over while at Everton and it seems he's wasted no time at being involved in bungling errors in this sport.

God help Rugby League with this guy fronting it.


Out of interest, what cock ups was he involved in? Genuine question.
Re: Embarrassment
Post Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:24 am
Posted by Mash Butty on Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:24 am
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Clearwing wrote:
That'd be the experience of losing players to union and being humped every time there's a fixture clash with the footy? Plus fighting a losing battle with London despite having perhaps the second-wealthiest backer the sport has seen?

I don't despise the man but I'm unconvinced by his track record.

So Hetherington didn't let Lee Smith go to RU & then couldn't recognise a crocked player when he returned? Whereas IL sold a player RU for £250k & to NRL for £700k (or whatever the world record fee was) and got them back for £nil/£200k, that's just bad business isn't it? Unconvinced? Really?
As for the second wealthiest backer who so rarely visited the Harlequinns that he perhaps thought he bought shares in the RU side, he never contributed any money to that squad - perhaps thats a lesson in that we shouldn't deal with Scottish based backers anymore. As for us Wigan fans, we have nothing but gratitude for what he has done for our club.
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Post Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:59 am
Posted by atomic on Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:59 am
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Willzay wrote:
Are you sure about that? What if they were the only ones invited to the press conference? What if they didn't have a long enough table and enough chairs to fit supposedly 11 people?


You can just make the strings out on the ones behind them.
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