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Drumer



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:20 pm    Post subject: sale of Wigan R.L.F.C. Reply with quote

I've not heard of any developments in the sale of the ruby club since it was announced that it was on the Market,until this morning at work,when I was told that it was going to a local millionaire.

I think maybe someone is getting thir wires crossed?

I replied that its him that is selling it!

Have there been any developments yet ?
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Tonker



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure I saw it on e-bay, in the 'sports memorabilia' section, no reserve. There was no bidders.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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Townofmemories



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's supposed to be that Ian Lenegan bloke... If I could predict the future:

> WWRLFC will be sold
> They will have to rent the stadium and Edge Hall Rd from Whelan
> If Whelan ends up being *rs*y, they end up without a ground.
> As a result, they get demoted from top flight rugby.
> Yet another team ruined by the Midas touch of DW.
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Drumer



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who is Ian Lenegen? Is He Local?

Does The JJB Stadium not go with JJB Sports?

The bloke who told me it was going to a local chap also said that the owner was putting Joe Lydon in charge of it ???
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Tonker



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's only the JJB stadium whilst JJB are paying to have it called that. It's 'official' title is the 'Robin Park Stadium'. Just the same as Bolton football team play at the Middlebrook Stadium, but it's called Reebok while Reebok are sponsoring.

PS .... Ian Lenegan owns a computer software company.
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Townofmemories



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drumer wrote:
Who is Ian Lenegen? Is He Local?

Does The JJB Stadium not go with JJB Sports?

The bloke who told me it was going to a local chap also said that the owner was putting Joe Lydon in charge of it ???


Ian Lenegan is apparently local. I believe he made his money in software in the US, as Tonker said. He is also the owner of Harlequins RL.

The JJB Stadium is owned by Whelco, which is DW's company. Again, I think it is as Tonker says.

JL is rumoured to be in line, but then again, so was Shaun Edwards Laughing

www.cherryandwhite.co.uk < WWRLFC info.
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Tonker



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'The JJB Stadium is owned by Whelco...'

The stadium is not owned by Whelco. Indeed, that company are the major shareholders, however DW is only the major shareholder in the company which are the major shareholders, so that whittles down his 'ownership' of the stadium somewhat.
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Townofmemories



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But doesn't the major shareholder have the say so?
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davewigan



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ian lennighan is from scholes

he will be taking over at the end of this season

lydon coming along with a local solictor taking over as chairman

the rugby club will still have the same rights and contract as latics to play at the jjb for another 87 years

lennighan will be buying out edge hall road as it was given to the warriors for youth development and training
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JohnC



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latics actually only have another 18/19 years on their contract to play at t'JJBernabau having agreed a 25 year contract with whichever of Whelans companies own it, when it was opened.

This according to a relative who owns shares in Wigan Athletic AFC
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rodders



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Townofmemories wrote:
It's supposed to be that Ian Lenegan bloke... If I could predict the future:

> WWRLFC will be sold
> They will have to rent the stadium and Edge Hall Rd from Whelan
> If Whelan ends up being *rs*y, they end up without a ground.
> As a result, they get demoted from top flight rugby.
> Yet another team ruined by the Midas touch of DW.


WiganRL and Latics both have a positive future including seeing out their leases at the stadium. Why on earth would Dave want half his rental income by kicking out one of the teams?

Your bitterness shines through so often.
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Tonker



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Council are involved in the running of the show at the stadium and they're not going to let their historic Wigan rugby team be kicked out.
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Townofmemories



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rodders wrote:
Townofmemories wrote:
It's supposed to be that Ian Lenegan bloke... If I could predict the future:

> WWRLFC will be sold
> They will have to rent the stadium and Edge Hall Rd from Whelan
> If Whelan ends up being *rs*y, they end up without a ground.
> As a result, they get demoted from top flight rugby.
> Yet another team ruined by the Midas touch of DW.


WiganRL and Latics both have a positive future including seeing out their leases at the stadium. Why on earth would Dave want half his rental income by kicking out one of the teams?

Your bitterness shines through so often.


But would it be bitter if I were right?
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rodders



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Townofmemories wrote:
rodders wrote:
Townofmemories wrote:
It's supposed to be that Ian Lenegan bloke... If I could predict the future:

> WWRLFC will be sold
> They will have to rent the stadium and Edge Hall Rd from Whelan
> If Whelan ends up being *rs*y, they end up without a ground.
> As a result, they get demoted from top flight rugby.
> Yet another team ruined by the Midas touch of DW.


WiganRL and Latics both have a positive future including seeing out their leases at the stadium. Why on earth would Dave want half his rental income by kicking out one of the teams?

Your bitterness shines through so often.


But would it be bitter if I were right?


Of course. How would being right or wrong change that? It appears to me that what you have stated is your desire rather than an accurate prediction. I hope that one day you will see that there is room in the town and the stadium for 2 top flight clubs.
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