>On 27 Nov 98 14:59:13 GMT, "Rob Crossland"
>>announced his intention to buy the club!! A new board will be in place and
>>the deal secures Rovers long term future - It is believed Mr caddick will
>>not have any board interest (thus he can continue to own the Rhino's) .
>Well I read the article and spotted this:-
>"It's understood that Mr Caddick will make substantial funds available
>for new players, local rumours are also suggesting the possibilty of a
>move to Craven Park for Leeds Rhinos and England star Graham Holroyd.
>According to sources, he is determined to build a side capable of
>earning a place in the Super League."
>Hmmmm....yet another way to offload players from Leeds Rhinos to cut
>the wage bill?
You paranoid git. Do you honestly think that Holroyd would want to go
and play for Hull KR just for the benefit of Leeds Rugby Club. He
allegedally would recieve offers from Sheffield, Halifax and
Huddersfield if he were to become available and (no disrespect to Hull
KR here) wouldn't give a stuff about whether his move is going to help
what would be his ex club get around the Salary Cap. I'm sure most SL
players would rather join a SL club than Hull KR, especially when the
are more or less guaranteed a starting place and a decent wage.
>"The formation of a new-look board of directors will bypass tough
>Rugby League regulations effectively barring the same individual from
>controlling two clubs."
>"Bypassing" regulations seems to be a strong point of senior people at
>the Rhinos at the moment.
>How is owning and controlling different?
>Wigan supposedly have a board independent of Dave Whelan I don't think
>many believe that to be the case.
>IMO, the last thing Caddick should do is start off loading Rhinos
>players to Hull KR and if they have any sense the Hull KR board should
>steer well clear unless they both want to be accused of underhand
>Getting the club out of admin is one thing but I think the RFL needs
>to take a long hard look at the various associations between senior
>people in certain clubs.
>We have had Kath Heatherington at Leeds Feeder club, now she is at
>Gary Heatherington at Leeds
>Caddick at Leeds
>Caddick at Hull KR.
Perhaps every Chief Exec at *every* club in the country will join forces
with Leeds, eh Dave? I mean, it would work well with the conspiricy
theory about Leeds Rugby Club ruling the world.
Neil 'The Real Deal' B.
'IF YOU ALL HATE BRADFORD CLAP YOUR HANDS'