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The end ?
Post Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:54 am
Posted by LankyLynx17 on Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:54 am
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3 Clubs Lancashire Lynx,Chorley Lynx and now the Panthers all no more, how sad is this an inditement on the people who run them ? Cant believe it :(
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Post Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:45 pm
Posted by PBGIANT on Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:45 pm
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Was told yesterday that the Panthers have officially folded

Sad times
Sing a song of Yorkshire, from the Humber to the Tees
Of cricket, rugby, beer, of pudding and of cheese
I know no other county where the land is quite so fine
England's lovely county. And I'm proud to call it mine

Where shining purple heather stretches far across the moor
And the lapwing's cry above me takes the place of traffic roar
And peace comes drifting gently, there's no place I'd rather be
Than this land of hills and valleys, from the Pennines to the sea

So when I've done my roaming, and when my step grows slow
When heart and mind assure me that the time has come to go
Then let me rest in Yorkshire, for its there I want to lie
'Neath sun and wind and heather... and a gleaming Yorkshire sky
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Post Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:03 pm
Posted by Seagull on Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:03 pm
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Very sad, but no real surprise at all.

The harsh truth is that there simply aren't enough people around the Fylde who will actively support lower level pro RL to make it viable.

I suspect more folk leave the area each weekend to watch Super League than have ever watched the Panthers/Lynx/Gladiators/Borough down the years. A lot of that is down to the demographic of the area, with mnany people migrating in from other areas and still having an allegiance to their home town club.

No doubt it'll resurface again at some stage in the future, but unless it's run along sound financial principles and no outlandish pie in the sky plans are put in place it'll inevitably go the same way as the other incarnations.

I'm glad the RFL have put their foot down over the matter of the new consortium coming in with a new Ltd company and wiping out the old debts as it sends out all the wrong messages and is hugely unfair on the clubs that play with a straight bat (and of course to the creditors who would undoubtedly get bugger all).

Best of luck to Martin Crompton and the players whatever comes along next for the. MC in particular deserves the highest praise for his achievements.

Back to watching the Sea Eagles next Summer then (assuming they carry on and any of the visiting sides actually bother to show up....but that's another story :lol: )
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Post Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:04 am
Posted by charlie caroli on Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:04 am
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Dont be to downhearted lads , have been told ,after you fold, you will reform ,BILL QUINN as your new chairman ,and ex Barrow man Dave Clark as your new coach, remember Charlie loves Blackpool.
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Post Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:05 pm
Posted by Seagull on Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:05 pm
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Rumour has it that Bill Quinn won't take on the debt and the RFL won't let them just walk away from the debt and reform, so if true, we have an impasse.
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Post Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:55 pm
Posted by LankyLynx17 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:55 pm
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And i personally think the rugby league are right in that,sad though it is my personal feeling at the moment is that its pointless this guise of what ever it maybe where ever it may go has to be put to bed.......Blackpool Rugby league has had many shots in many places its time now Imho to turn out the lights ....the club wherever and if ever it turns up again cannot be taken seriously.
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Post Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:08 am
Posted by the_cow on Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:08 am
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If the rumours are true that the rfl will not let the prospective new owners put the old club into liquidation and then form a new club, then this is quite frankly b*llocks & double standards. The number of clubs who have pulled similar moves in recent history is notable, so to suddenly make a moral stand with one of the league systems weakest clubs is a joke. This is made worse by the fact that the majority of the clubs debts were more than likely caused by Bobby Hope who is nowhere near the club now.

If this wasn't sport, then the old company would be wound up and a new one set up, probably trading from the same place and with the additional of (UK) or such to the end of the name.
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Post Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:53 pm
Posted by Seagull on Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:53 pm
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I have no objection to the RFL taking this position provided that they apply it universally and without excepion across the league to all clubs who find themselves in a similar position. If they do it in isolation though it will be nothing short of a disgrace.
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Post Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:56 pm
Posted by Seagull on Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:56 pm
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Post Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:54 pm
Posted by kevbanham on Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:54 pm
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all i have heard is if the club do get re-elected in the championship 1 they will start on minus 9 points. As for the other information did whitehaven not just go into administration? was that stipulated to them? maybe a point to look into?? Seems to be the day and age where companies go bust everyday then pop up again with a different name and seem to get away with it.
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