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Re: Are Leigh destined for League 1?
Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:17 am
Posted by Alan on Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:17 am
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Sir Kevin Sinfield wrote:
I have no sympathy with Leigh and am 100% on the players side. Leigh offered the players the contracts, in which there was no promotion clause or top 4 finish clause. The players will have mortgages and bills to pay, why should they give up their contract? It’s a short career.


Ah, at last, someone who has seen the players' contracts! :wink:

Whilst I tend to agree that the contracts must be met by the employer, I am left wondering whether there is a clause relating to 'success'. (i.e. a top four finish, and participation in the play-offs) After all, a surprising number of players do seem to have accepted the 'deal' offered by the club, to terminate their contracts.
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Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:38 am
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Its a sad situation all round really. I really do hope leigh pull through it and get back to competing in the championship
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Re: Are Leigh destined for League 1?
Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:58 am
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With promotion and relegation all clubs will end up playing at an appropriate level. However, should a financial meltdown ensue then a decline can rapidly accelerate, as we saw with Bradford, who are now back on the upswing. Changes at Leigh will take time to make a positive difference, and things may well get worse before they get better. I think most Leigh supporters would like all ties with DB severed so they can start the rebuilding process under the helm of a new owner.
Re: Are Leigh destined for League 1?
Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:06 am
Posted by Pumpetypump on Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:06 am
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Well I feel for the fans enormously as a Bradford fan. The communication they have been getting is extremely poor, and I'm not certain the most recent interview illuminates matters all that much. Objective one is to ensure Leigh continue to exist at all. Objective two would be to somehow avoid relegation. Sadly I don't see with the predicament they are in, the player deficit and coaching uncertainty that they can avoid the drop.

I know just how frustrating it is to start a championship season in the certain knowledge of relegation. Annoying but tempered in my case by the relief of having a club to support at all.
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Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:23 am
Posted by Nothus on Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:23 am
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Newbridge_Wolf wrote:
Correct me if I’m wrong, but if the contracts of the two players involved would take up 40% of the budget, what’s he’s saying is they can in fact afford to honour the contracts they signed, they’re just going to hack off their nose to spite their face and choose to go bust as some sort of blackmail to welch on their commitments?


This was my take on that article too. DB has pretty much just admitted that they have the money to honour the contracts - he just doesn't want to.
I feel for the Leigh fans and hope this all gets resolved somehow, but I can't help but think that the best thing for Leigh Centurions would be for DB to have no more involvement with the club going forward.
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Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:40 am
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Nothus wrote:
This was my take on that article too. DB has pretty much just admitted that they have the money to honour the contracts - he just doesn't want to.
I feel for the Leigh fans and hope this all gets resolved somehow, but I can't help but think that the best thing for Leigh Centurions would be for DB to have no more involvement with the club going forward.


I dont think he want much more involvement in the club after this season,i believe he has little interest in financing part time rl.The problems that the club have now are DBs problem and its up to him to sort them out.It'll be at that point the club can start sorting itself out.

The fans should not be asked to put money into the club until all this season financial problem have been dealt with
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Re: Are Leigh destined for League 1?
Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:00 am
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Derek Beaumont gave these contracts so he should honour them before he walks away and let Leigh start again there just in limbo at the moment because of him
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Re: Are Leigh destined for League 1?
Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:57 am
Posted by Bullseye on Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:57 am
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What a mess DB has got them into. He ought to honour those contracts and walk away but I suspect he has made massive loans to the club and he doesn't want to write those off. That's the sticking point.

I can see administration being the only option.
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Re: Are Leigh destined for League 1?
Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:02 am
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Bullseye wrote:
What a mess DB has got them into. He ought to honour those contracts and walk away but I suspect he has made massive loans to the club and he doesn't want to write those off. That's the sticking point.

I can see administration being the only option.



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Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:25 am
Posted by Nothus on Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:25 am
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Bullseye wrote:
What a mess DB has got them into. He ought to honour those contracts and walk away but I suspect he has made massive loans to the club and he doesn't want to write those off. That's the sticking point.

I can see administration being the only option.


Is administration an option when you actually have the capital available to pay off the creditors but just don't want to?
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