Big News for Hull fans

Big News for Hull fans

Post by S.M.Ma.. » Tue, 28 Oct 1997 04:00:00


I hear there's going to be a big announcement for Hull fans today.  It
looks as though the present directors are not giving in without a
fight!!!!!!!!!

Suzanne

 
 
 

Big News for Hull fans

Post by M.A. Jamies » Tue, 28 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>I hear there's going to be a big announcement for Hull fans today.  It
>looks as though the present directors are not giving in without a
>fight!!!!!!!!!

>Suzanne

What sorta big announcement

 
 
 

Big News for Hull fans

Post by WiganRLf » Tue, 28 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>It
>looks as though the present directors are not giving in without a
>fight!!!!!!!!!

It looks like they have already lost.  The club has sold it's best player.

I don't know why they did it but it should make the peeps at RL HQ uneasy IMO.

They clearly want Hull in SL yet if they carry on like this, they will be back
down in div 1 pretty quick.

Dave
--
Wigan RLFC - Simply the best -
but trying hard to become the worst :-(

(remove the letter t from clarat if replying via email)

 
 
 

Big News for Hull fans

Post by KDaleHu » Tue, 28 Oct 1997 04:00:00

The board have taken legal advice to block Tevita's move to Bradford. LLoyd,
 Bradford and Tevita have been informed and apparently T doesn't want to go
 anyway. This is what you get when you have accountants in charge of rugby
 clubs. Shit for brains. I won't be buying a season pass if he goes.

 
 
 

Big News for Hull fans

Post by S.M.Ma.. » Tue, 28 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Apparently some Directors are seeking legal advice about the decision
> to sell.  The same Directors blame Tunks and Walsh for the decision.
> Tunks and Walsh say that it was Vaikona's decision to move.  A 'tearful'
> Vaikona says he was about to buy a house in Hull and was sold anyway by
> David Lloyd's management team (Callam, etc.)

Appleton and Tunks are not legally able to sell Tevita as they are not
board members.  Mason, Tindall and Adamson do not want to sell Tevita,
and he does not want to go.  It was Tunks and Walsh's decision, it had
nothing to do with the other three.  The first they heard was from
Appleton et al., saying Tevita had been sold.

Quote:

> Clearly they are not communicating effectively.... surprise, surprise...

I think you'll find that Lloyd's "management" team tend to keep such
dealings to themselves, obviously because they know it is bad for the
club.

Quote:
> However, if the sale of Vaikona allows the purchase/signing of other
> top class players then it's OK with me.  He was one of my favourite
> players but it's the team that's important.

What other top class players can be bought for 100 grand????  Tunks
reckons he can 6 Oldham players for that!!!!!!  Don't believe the money
was going to be spent on players anyway, that's all bollocks.  

Quote:

> Next rumour is that Hepi is going to Castleford.  Oh no...

Suzanne
 
 
 

Big News for Hull fans

Post by NJASHT » Wed, 29 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Big News for Hull Fans
One player does not make a team and the money offered by
the Bulls could  be used to sign a few other players.Show some
loyalty to your team

                                                     Steve Ashton

 
 
 

Big News for Hull fans

Post by John Drak » Fri, 31 Oct 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
> >Big News for Hull Fans
> >One player does not make a team and the money offered by
> >the Bulls could  be used to sign a few other players.Show some
> >loyalty to your team

> >                                                     Steve Ashton

> I am a "Sharks" fan and when I saw Teletext and he was sold I was
> gutted. But then again didnt Bradford sell a rather well known centre
> who at the time was rated one of the best in the world. They used that
> to get some useful players from St Helens which gave them more
> strength everywhere on the park.

You are correct. *** Paul Newlove to Saints in exchange for Loughlin,
Dwyer and Nickle (and a potful of cash) was one of Bradford's (Brian
Smith's) shrewdest deals. To many, it didn't look like it at the time
though...

The area of difference between that deal and the Vaikona deal from Hull's
perspective is that the Bulls were building a new team, whereas there are a
lot of transfers out at the Boulevard, but not many transfers in yet, and a
whole lot of discordant rumblings behind the scenes going on.

It may be part of a long term positive strategy for the club, but it
doesn't look like that at the moment. I think Hull fans are right to be
worried by what's happening there.

John