General Superleague Club Wakefield Looking For Investment

Jr Warlord_old

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Wakefield unlikely to find new owner before going into administration
Andy Wilson guardian.co.uk,
Monday 24 January 2011 18.02 GMT



The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats head coach John Kear says he wants to sign players on loan to reinforce his front row. Photograph: Ed Sykes/Action Images

Wakefield Trinity have had approaches from four potential buyers since they were served with a third winding-up order for unpaid taxes last week, although they concede that any takeover deal is unlikely to come quickly enough to avert a move into administration.

That would be a blow to Trinity's fading hopes of securing the licence necessary to preserve their stay in the Super League beyond the end of this season, although the embarrassing prospect that they might not make the 2011 kick‑off in Cardiff next month now seems to be fading.

"There is some good news on the way," said James Elston, the former Dewsbury hooker who has turned to firefighting since being appointed Wakefield's chief executive last year. "I can't say much about the next step, but we've had interest from four different people, and there is a lot at the club that's going to change."

Elston conceded that Trinity would be a more attractive proposition if and when administrators are appointed to tackle debts that run well into six figures – including around £300,000 in unpaid VAT and National Insurance that led to the latest winding-up order from HM Revenue & Customs, which is due to be heard at the high court on 2 February.

But he insisted they still plan to apply for a new licence to play in the Super League from 2012, as all clubs are required to do – even though at this stage they do not have a stadium, after their plans for a new development at Newmarket were recently called in for a public inquiry.

"In terms of the other criteria – community development, and commercial support – we're very strong and punch above our weight. We're in discussions with Barnsley about using their stadium at Oakwell in our application, which will meet the Super League standards."

Wakefield are banned from signing players because of their financial predicament, but after a meeting with Rugby Football League officials in Leeds tomorrow Elston hopes they will be given permission to make the loan signings that are desperately needed before they start the season with a derby against Castleford as part of the Millennium Magic weekend on 12 February.

"If you look at the squad, it's obvious the front row is the area we're most deficient in," said John Kear, the club's long-serving coach. "We've only got four specialist props, two of whom are very young and one is out injured."

Harlequins, another of the teams expected to struggle this season, have made two potentially significant additions to their squad. Karl Pryce, the former Bradford and Gloucester rugby union three-quarter, has joined the London club on an indefinite loan period from Wigan with Joe Mellor, a promising half-back.

https://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/jan/24/wakefield-trinity-four-potential-buyers
 

PB_old

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Happens. Small fish in a big pond. When it happens to big fish in the same pond, like Pompey in football, then it's worrying.

A bit like here.

If a league club goes under here, small fish, albeit in a small pond. But when the big fish in that small pond start to go belly up there's an issue. Unlikely, of course.

The big fish get fed.
 

Northern_Union

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Happens. Small fish in a big pond. When it happens to big fish in the same pond, like Pompey in football, then it's worrying.

A bit like here.

If a league club goes under here, small fish, albeit in a small pond. But when the big fish in that small pond start to go belly up there's an issue. Unlikely, of course.

The big fish get fed.

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Ahem...

Firstly:

I think he's a troll. If he was a troll I'd expect him to be banned. He's not banned. Ergo, I am wrong and so are you, even though you think he is too.

Secondly:

After the veritable feast he has already been given - essentially attempting to make a Jr Warlord foie gras - I'd expect him to be Mr Creosote-like.

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Thirdly:

Thhhppttt! :tongue1:
 

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Northern_Union

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He is a troll and he is on a very tight leash so could be banned at any moment.
 

PB_old

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He is a troll and he is on a very tight leash so could be banned at any moment.

And so a serious response kills yet another attempt at humour and smartarsery.

Although I must say, why so serious...now, and not nearly every other thread he's been in?
 

Northern_Union

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And so a serious response kills yet another attempt at humour and smartarsery.

Although I must say, why so serious...now, and not nearly every other thread he's been in?

Nah wasn't a serious reply just one short on time. My picture above was my attempt at humor ;)
 

Jr Warlord_old

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Ahem...

Firstly:

I think he's a troll. If he was a troll I'd expect him to be banned. He's not banned. Ergo, I am wrong and so are you, even though you think he is too.

Secondly:

After the veritable feast he has already been given - essentially attempting to make a Jr Warlord foie gras - I'd expect him to be Mr Creosote-like.

mr-creosote-300x206.jpg


Thirdly:

Thhhppttt! :tongue1:
wow. are you for real? what if someone else post this? would they be in trouble?
 
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insulinboi_old

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This dude only posts stuff about yawnion, and the first time he posts an article, it's a negative one about league.

Tad annoying really. My two cents.
 

playdaball_old

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As I've said before Lord Gnome generally only posts about RU - should he be banned?

BTW .. Ii DON'T THINK HE SHOULD BE
 

PB_old

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As I've said before Lord Gnome generally only posts about RU - should he be banned?

BTW .. Ii DON'T THINK HE SHOULD BE

Fully depends on point of view. A rugby troll on a league forum may not equal a league troll on a league forum. A league troll on a rugby forum however...

I simply expect any genuine troll that runs counter to the forum, be it viagra or rugby, to be banned. He isn't banned, so my opinion is wrong (and I'm not an admin/mod anyway) and he mustn't be a genuine troll.

As it is he's had some good, if scattered, occasionally frustrating and rugby-worshiping, discussions with Viking in another thread. Reminds me a lot of an older, male, rugby version of Skinny actually.
 

Northern_Union

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As I've said before Lord Gnome generally only posts about RU - should he be banned?

BTW .. Ii DON'T THINK HE SHOULD BE

Negative stories about a sport that has spent 100+ years doing it's best to kill league is a bad thing in your books, PDB? Particularly as this is a league forum.
 

Jr Warlord_old

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I guess the difference is, this is a league forum.
then lets talk league and take away any of the "other sports" forums. your right its a league forum where we are all adults who can discuss and debate about the weather, jobs, RUGBY UNION, basketball, underwears, disasters, world event, religion and so on. its a question of can you take the good and bad news? can you dig it suckers?
 

Northern_Union

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then lets talk league and take away any of the "other sports" forums. your right its a league forum where we are all adults who can discuss and debate about the weather, jobs, RUGBY UNION, basketball, underwears, disasters, world event, religion and so on. its a question of can you take the good and bad news? can you dig it suckers?

You don't get to decide what other members can and can't post.
 

insulinboi_old

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then lets talk league and take away any of the "other sports" forums. your right its a league forum where we are all adults who can discuss and debate about the weather, jobs, RUGBY UNION, basketball, underwears, disasters, world event, religion and so on. its a question of can you take the good and bad news? can you dig it suckers?

Well then why don't you ever talk about said: 'weather, jobs, basketball, underwears, disasters, world event, religion and so on.'?

Just an observation.
 

PB_old

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then lets talk league and take away any of the "other sports" forums. your right its a league forum where we are all adults who can discuss and debate about the weather, jobs, RUGBY UNION, basketball, underwears, disasters, world event, religion and so on. its a question of can you take the good and bad news? can you dig it suckers?

I have no issue with good or bad news, but I don't recall the other topics being rampantly and almost exclusively promoted over and above the forum theme, which you may have guessed is league. Nor the forum theme - that's league in case you missed the last sentence - put down specifically in favour of another topic. Which is really the main problem.

Can you dig that, sucker?
 
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Northern_Union

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Well then why don't you ever talk about said: 'weather, jobs, basketball, underwears, disasters, world event, religion and so on.'?

Just an observation.

Or something positive about the Warriors or league given this is a league and Warriors site. Agree with your comments completely Insulinboi.
 

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