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Post Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:16 pm
Posted by Bostwick on Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:16 pm
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The consortium that looked to be taking control of Widnes has fallen apart. Widnes today, fell into administration. They have been docked twelve points. More importantly they face liquidation if suitable investment cannot be found.
I suppose that we have contributed to their demise, being that we beat them in the middle 8s. They in truth have been poor for a long time.
Being that their players could be looking for new clubs, do you think the broncos would be looking to bring any to Ealing?
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Post Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:38 pm
Posted by northernbloke on Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:38 pm
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Horrible news. Hate to see this happening to any club. Really do hope they can find an investor to keep them going.
Does it make all there squad free agents? Couple of them would happily have down in london. Even if they get investment there season is done so would see them wanting to offload a few high earners.
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Post Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:24 am
Posted by wire-quin on Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:24 am
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Did we have Sam Wilde for a while, is he still there?

Gelling seems fun!
Mac out!
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Post Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:57 am
Posted by jbuzza on Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:57 am
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wire-quin wrote:
Did we have Sam Wilde for a while, is he still there?

Gelling seems fun!


According to Wikipedia, Sam Wilde played 4 games for us in 2017 and we had Tom Gilmore for 15 games in 2015.
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Post Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:35 am
Posted by itsmeagain on Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:35 am
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Lets have a couple of the big ones with experience. On another matter do we now have the most english players in a team in super league
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Post Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:36 am
Posted by northernbloke on Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:36 am
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Gelling, inu would be decent
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Post Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:41 am
Posted by northernbloke on Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:41 am
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And yep a couple of the big fellas. Would anyone be interested in travelling south though
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Post Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:56 am
Posted by jbuzza on Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:56 am
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And yep a couple of the big fellas. Would anyone be interested in travelling south though


It's closer to home for some of them at least.
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Post Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:14 pm
Posted by RfE on Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:14 pm
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jbuzza wrote:
According to Wikipedia, Sam Wilde played 4 games for us in 2017 and we had Tom Gilmore for 15 games in 2015.



I remember being impressed with Gilmore when he was with us.
Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number--
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you--
Ye are many -- they are few.'

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 'The Mask of Anarchy'

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Broncos in Ealing'

Marvin Gaye - 'Sexual Ealing'
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Post Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:01 pm
Posted by jaybs on Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:01 pm
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No one likes to see this happen to any club in any sport, but there are a lot of questions to be asked, the amount due to The Council is reported to be £350K, that can't be defended when local council budgets are so tight and also you have to feel for all the local businesses who are owed money, some small could go out of business themselves.

That seems to be the main reason no group would be willing to take a club on in the position they are in, it is reported they have not trained this week because they can't pay the insurance for players and never mind the wages ongoing. There are a lot of serious questions to be asked, these debts go back. They have had their parachute payment to pay wages owed to players.

There was due to be a meeting/announcement at 12.30pm today but at 4pm nothing yet, Featherstone do not know yet if this weekends game will go ahead.

With the Sky Sports contract drawing closer to opening discussions they are worrying times, I have doubts they will offer what they are currently paying, what will the new owners of Sky's attitude be? I feel we could be drawing closer to semi pro RL, the RFL have been a complete failure, why would anyone even think of appointing as CEO someone who had been part of the problem in the first place, working with Nigel Woods?
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