>> Why? Wigan are moving away from CP.
>Well Martyn and Nolna now have 3 years to try and rebuild Wigan RLFC and
>maybe redevelop Central Park,
I am certain the new reports I have seen state the new board have said the sale
to Tesco is a done deal.
What they have got is that Wigan RL don't have to move from CP for 2 or 3
That would not have bother me if we had played at the Reebok but I bet it would
have bothered Martyn with no more Riverside club.
>Start a new ground building plan or buy into
>Robin Park. Either way it's three more years to get their act together
>with Tesco's always in the background as a safty net.
So Phil, a couple of questions. what are SAC going to do as regards the Tesco
Are they going to continue to try to persuade Tesco to pull out?
>> OK the old board has gone but hardly under what I would consider ideal
>The cartaker board were never brought in under ideal circumstances.
But I thought you said in the past what you wanted was aboard elected by the
>> Thomas was not outvoted at the shareholders meeting, he was forced out.
>But he said he would have resigned stood for re-election at the EGM anyway.
>> From what I have read the club was bankrupt and if the new board had not come
>> in that would have been it. Well that is what the new board are saying but I
>> think if that was the case it would have looked much better for the
>issue to > be decided at an EGM rather than Martyn forcing Thomas out.
>Martyn and Nolan do not hol debenture stock and will have to stand for
>election at the EGM just like any other board members. All the debenture
>stock will be reopaid and owned by "The club" and not a person.
Repaid by whom? The club? From what funds?
>> Martyn has Thomas's shares now. Bet he could have got them for 50p under
>> the circumstances.
>He can sell me 8 shares cheap now then.
>> Are they debenture shares? If so will Martyn give them up so (as SAC want)
>> holders of ordinary shares can "control" the club?
>> It seems we have exchanged one set of local businessmen for another set one
>> whom (Martyn) I have always had serious doubts about.
>Well at least Nolan was a player and a very successful businessman.
>He sound initially like a shrewd man and is making the right move in
>getting in a top financial expert to sort out the clubs money situation
where does Nolan come in? How come he ends up being chairman? has he any
If so where did he get them from?
>> The BIG question for SAC though, is what now as regards CP???
>> Will they still be going to Tesco to try to get them to pull out of the deal?
>For the SAC it gives us a lot of joy to see a new and better board.
>John Martyn always backed us both with money and time. We used his club
>free for our meetings.
But have you ever questioned his motives?
>I have always said that I will adhere to the financial advice given by
>the professionals and a board that has sound management skills.
>One professional bit of advice was that Wigan do not sell the ground until
>a new perminant ground is secured within the borough. Something that can
>now be realistically achieved. Note that Nolan and Martyn have not said
>we will play at Robin Park.
Are you sure?
> it is just Whelan who said we can play there
>if we want to. And it is his ball after all..! So I am still uncertain
>about accepting his offer unless the ground can be on a 50/50 ownership
I guess you had better ask Martyn what his plans are then.
>I will be very very sad if CP has to go.
So will I, but I actually think it's already "gone".
> But at least under this
>rageme we will know they have the potential to make Wigan great again
>and I hope they can keep all thier promises otherwise the fans will be
>rejecting them as well and then where would we be ?
I don't know but after all the problems with the last lot this lot will be
judged very critically.
Wigan RLFC - Simply the best -
but trying hard to become the worst :-(
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