Rumour - Wasps to buy Wigan out

Rumour - Wasps to buy Wigan out

Post by ZAFAR SHAI » Sun, 17 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Anyone watching SKYs coverage of Ldn Irish v Wasps will have seen
Graham Simmons mention a rumour that Clive Wright is on the verge
of buying Wigan Rugby League club. This is only a rumour, Nigel
Melville knew nothing about it certainly. Wright is, however, the
richest man in soccer, and probably British Sport itself (Soccer has
plenty of millionaires) so he has the money.

Apparently there is to be an announcement this week.

The SKY anchormen were bemused at this.

Any opinions on this development, or can anyone out there, especially
in League land, enlighten us as to what, if anything is going on.

 
 
 

Rumour - Wasps to buy Wigan out

Post by rhagge.. » Mon, 18 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Now don't go scaring me. Much as I'd like to see the back of Wigan, I
wouldn't wish being forced to play RU on them. Sounds interesting though.
The joint code comes ever closer....

Roy Haggerty.

 
 
 

Rumour - Wasps to buy Wigan out

Post by John Hull » Tue, 19 Nov 1996 04:00:00

What else do we know about Wright ?
Is he intending to buy Wigan to add another different sport to his
portfolio?
Or is he intending to sell off what he can, contract the players he wants -
like Inga - to Wasps, and then close Wigan down? Good old fashioned
asset-stripping, for which he will be feted in the press and probably
receive a knighthood for services to sport as a reward for inflicting
untold damage on League



Quote:
> Anyone watching SKYs coverage of Ldn Irish v Wasps will have seen
> Graham Simmons mention a rumour that Clive Wright is on the verge
> of buying Wigan Rugby League club. This is only a rumour, Nigel
> Melville knew nothing about it certainly. Wright is, however, the
> richest man in soccer, and probably British Sport itself (Soccer has
> plenty of millionaires) so he has the money.


 
 
 

Rumour - Wasps to buy Wigan out

Post by Keith Bow » Tue, 19 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Remember MURDOCHBALL is only 3 years away!!!

Keith _ Cougar Fan

 
 
 

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Post by Stev » Wed, 20 Nov 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
>What else do we know about Wright ?
>Is he intending to buy Wigan to add another different sport to his
>portfolio?
>Or is he intending to sell off what he can, contract the players he wants -
>like Inga - to Wasps, and then close Wigan down? Good old fashioned
>asset-stripping, for which he will be feted in the press and probably
>receive a knighthood for services to sport as a reward for inflicting
>untold damage on League



>> Anyone watching SKYs coverage of Ldn Irish v Wasps will have seen
>> Graham Simmons mention a rumour that Clive Wright is on the verge
>> of buying Wigan Rugby League club. This is only a rumour, Nigel
>> Melville knew nothing about it certainly. Wright is, however, the
>> richest man in soccer, and probably British Sport itself (Soccer has
>> plenty of millionaires) so he has the money.

Why why why...
I feel like an RFU press man at present.
Is it not possible that this deal would enhance both clubs???

The thought of Inga playing in goal for QPR is quite interesting???

--
Steve

 
 
 

Rumour - Wasps to buy Wigan out

Post by ZAFAR SHAI » Wed, 20 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>What else do we know about Wright ?

He is EXTREMELY wealthy

Quote:
>Is he intending to buy Wigan to add another different sport to his
>portfolio?

That is what they implied on the show, but to be honest they were
simply guessing, they made out he was going to do a "Sir John Hall"

Quote:
>Or is he intending to sell off what he can, contract the players he wants -
>like Inga - to Wasps, and then close Wigan down? Good old fashioned
>asset-stripping, for which he will be feted in the press and probably
>receive a knighthood for services to sport as a reward for inflicting
>untold damage on League

That will undoubtedly happen, if it goes ahead, but really your guess
is as good as mine, doesn;t any takeover have to be approved by the
Rugby League
Quote:


>> Anyone watching SKYs coverage of Ldn Irish v Wasps will have seen
>> Graham Simmons mention a rumour that Clive Wright is on the verge
>> of buying Wigan Rugby League club. This is only a rumour, Nigel
>> Melville knew nothing about it certainly. Wright is, however, the
>> richest man in soccer, and probably British Sport itself (Soccer has
>> plenty of millionaires) so he has the money.

 
 
 

Rumour - Wasps to buy Wigan out

Post by Ian Didda » Thu, 21 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>The thought of Inga playing in goal for QPR is quite interesting???

Or being brought on to sort out Vinnie Jones (that great Welshman) !

Didds.
Devizes RFC.
Disclaimer : The opinions expressed are solely those of the author.
                 And are probably wrong anyway.

 
 
 

Rumour - Wasps to buy Wigan out

Post by Stev » Sat, 23 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>>The thought of Inga playing in goal for QPR is quite interesting???

>Or being brought on to sort out Vinnie Jones (that great Welshman) !

>Didds.
>Devizes RFC.
>Disclaimer : The opinions expressed are solely those of the author.
>                 And are probably wrong anyway.

I know who my money would be on??
--
Steve
 
 
 

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Post by Paul Teasdal » Mon, 25 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>>The thought of Inga playing in goal for QPR is quite interesting???

>Or being brought on to sort out Vinnie Jones (that great Welshman) !

>Didds.
>Devizes RFC.
>Disclaimer : The opinions expressed are solely those of the author.
>                 And are probably wrong anyway.

Do Wasps hace a tenner in the bank?
--
Teas
 
 
 

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Post by Neil Woo » Wed, 04 Dec 1996 04:00:00

Wigan are a FAR bigger club than Wasps....it'd be like when Michael Knighton
tried to buy Man Utd.

 
 
 

Rumour - Wasps to buy Wigan out

Post by Stev » Sat, 07 Dec 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

>Wigan are a FAR bigger club than Wasps....it'd be like when Michael Knighton
>tried to buy Man Utd.

Wigan are the biggest rugby club in the UK....

But the potential of RU clubs like Wasps is far greater (or RL clubs in
cities like London or Paris). Comparisons between Man U and Wigan are a
little unreal. Wasps are now part of a mini sporting empire involving
QPR, Basketball and Ice Hockey clubs.

If Wigan are so big why are they going into this venture?????
--
Steve

 
 
 

Rumour - Wasps to buy Wigan out

Post by Keith Bow » Mon, 09 Dec 1996 04:00:00

MONEY!!!

Keith - Cougar Fan

 
 
 

Rumour - Wasps to buy Wigan out

Post by John Hull » Tue, 10 Dec 1996 04:00:00

Don't underestimate the mismanagement of Robinson and his board.

Don't ignore Wright's wealth.

Do realise what a triumph it would be for Union if Wigan were moved from
League to Union by the combination of those two factors.

John



Quote:

> Wigan are a FAR bigger club than Wasps....it'd be like when Michael
Knighton
> tried to buy Man Utd.