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Re: RIP Maurice Lindsey Wed May 18, 2022 4:33 pm  
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I wonder where the game would be now had there been no salary cap during that Whelan/Lindsay era pre Lenagan taking over. You had Whelan cashed up and clubs like Leeds, Saints, Bradford would’ve gone toe to toe with any attempts to spend our way to titles. You had Simon Moran getting involved at Wire and he would’ve took them on as well and then somebody like Koukash comes later and he seems the sort that would’ve relished taking on guys like Whelan and Lindsay. Who knows which other businessmen/women would’ve fancied jumping in at other clubs.

I’m confident we’d be a damn site better off as a sport then we are now. We’ve been left to rot really, all on the basis that clubs wanted an ‘even competition’. It’s that even we’ve had 4 Grand Final winners in 24 years.


My thoughts too. I've often wondered if the potential menace of Whelan throwing his pocket money at Wigan and buying half an Origin team was such a threat that the Salary Cap was fast-tracked through. It certainly screwed Mo during his second tenure, as he had no Plan B.

For a brief time, I supported the Salary Cap. I thought that maybe it was necessary to prevent three or four clubs running away with everything. But that's happened anyway, and yet now we routinely lose our best players before they're 25, half the game feels as though it's broke, and the presence of megastars in British RL is a thing of the past ... unless they arrive here by default.

Mo tried to turn British RL into a major sport, and he almost succeeded. But maybe that's never going to happen whoever gets the reins. It feels as though we'll be forever confined to the M62, primarily because lots of folk in the game seem to want it that way. And even if they don't, I can't help feeling that ship has now sailed.
Re: RIP Maurice Lindsey Wed May 18, 2022 8:20 pm  
Re: RIP Maurice Lindsey
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Very sad news indeed . Maurice Lindsey was a 'visionary', and was responsible for turning us around in the early 80's to what we became. A very major force in Rugby League once again. The 1970's were dire, well apart from Bill Ashurst in the team . I did manage to speak briefly with him once when he was doing his 'day job', at Chester races, around 2003. He was a very articulate and thoughtfully spoken man indeed.
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Re: RIP Maurice Lindsey Thu May 19, 2022 12:53 pm  
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Interesting comments about the salery cap. Wasn't it Maurice who brought it in to hopefully prevent clubs going bust?

RIP Maurice.
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Re: RIP Maurice Lindsey Thu May 19, 2022 3:51 pm  
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Interesting comments about the salery cap. Wasn't it Maurice who brought it in to hopefully prevent clubs going bust?

RIP Maurice.


Well if he did, he never stopped complaining about it later.
Re: RIP Maurice Lindsey Thu May 19, 2022 8:03 pm  
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A lot has been said about ML & what he did for the game but don’t think many people realise what a good boxer he was in his younger days.

Not many men wanted to fight Lindsey who was as tough and skilful in the ring as he was in his approach to business.
Re: RIP Maurice Lindsey Thu May 19, 2022 10:48 pm  
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Well if he did, he never stopped complaining about it later.


This may be my imagination but didn’t the salary cap start as a percentage of income with no upper limit. It was only after Mo left it was changed to a finite amount.
Re: RIP Maurice Lindsey Fri May 20, 2022 8:53 am  
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Really sad to see the lack of acknowledgment of his passing from Latics. He's a former chairman of their club and whilst some of the fan base might not have liked him, you'd expect a club to be above that.
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Re: RIP Maurice Lindsey Fri May 20, 2022 9:57 am  
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Really sad to see the lack of acknowledgment of his passing from Latics. He's a former chairman of their club and whilst some of the fan base might not have liked him, you'd expect a club to be above that.


The problem there is that a significant number of their fans still hate him ... mainly because their grandads told them they should.
Re: RIP Maurice Lindsey Fri May 20, 2022 10:07 am  
Re: RIP Maurice Lindsey
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The problem there is that a significant number of their fans still hate him ... mainly because their grandads told them they should.


I dont think that is the case, some fans resented the idea of merger clubs, quite rightly, I mean there was plenty on the table, and I think Mo would have been happy to see them in the final run, but for a large campaign against that part.
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Re: RIP Maurice Lindsey Fri May 20, 2022 10:24 am  
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I dont think that is the case, some fans resented the idea of merger clubs, quite rightly, I mean there was plenty on the table, and I think Mo would have been happy to see them in the final run, but for a large campaign against that part.


They’re on about Wigan Athletic fans mate.

Some of the comments have been sick really but that’s what you get from a minority of Latics ‘fans’ (and I support them).
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