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Maurice Lindsay

Started by: Tommy Two Stroke (9655)

Maurice Lindsay, the former chairman of the Wigan Warriors, has died he was 81 years old.

R.I.P. Maurice.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/61477131

Started: 17th May 2022 at 09:40
Last edited by Tommy Two Stroke: 17th May 2022 at 09:42:52

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1407) 

One of the original gang of four directors who was at the helm during the 1980's glory days. He drifted off to football landing up at Preston North End directorship. Safe passage Mr Lindsay.

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 10:02

Posted by: riocaroni (317)

Struck a few bets with Maurice at Haydock, a totally different character on the racecourse. RIP Mo.

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 10:36

Posted by: Owd Codger (765)

My contribution about Maurice can be seen on the Sports section.

A person who was always willing to listen to what ordinary supporters had to say as I found out when I spoke to him on a number of occasions in the players bar of Central Park.

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 10:40
Last edited by Owd Codger: 17th May 2022 at 11:04:31

Posted by: fossil (7317)

I was at the same school as Maurice. He was a talented boxer at school and I think his love of rugby league started as he was a schoolmate of Frank Kirk who eventually played for Leigh and came from a rugby loving family from Pemberton St Cuthberts.
A man of many talents, a croupier at the Paradise club, racecourse and dog track bookie and a successful businessman in other ways.
Gone but not forgotten RIP Maurice.

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 10:41

Posted by: tomplum (9129) 

RIP a great ambassador to Wigan

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 11:02

Posted by: kathpressey (5468) 

Sad news. RIP Mr Lindsay

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 11:16

Posted by: jathbee (11348)

Sad news indeed. RIP.

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 11:20

Posted by: nanajacqui (4164) 

R.I.P Maurice

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 11:40

Posted by: peter g (3091) 

R.I.P. Moggie thanks for the memories

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 12:26

Posted by: Owd Codger (765)

On the Wigan Rugby club website, there is a recent interview carried by Kris Radlinski at his home in which Maurice revives some of the great moments and the great players of the era when he was Chairman.

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 15:54

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9655)

Kris Radlinski interviews Maurice Lindsay LINK

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 18:41

Posted by: broady (18181) 

Very moving and he mentioned some great players. Thank you Maurice. R.I.P.

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 19:20

Posted by: fossil (7317)

Great interview, he saw the problems with Central Park.
A very talented man and I remember doing some work in the Central Park office and he seemed to be having about three conversations and one on the phone and knew what was talking about in every one.

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 19:51

Posted by: annemarie (273)

It is good people still remember the Central Park heroes and the backing people that made them Sad news for a good mans passing

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 20:59

Posted by: Owd Codger (765)

Perhaps the powers that be on Wigan Council will now honour and thank him for the attention and fame he brought to the town in the time he was the Chairman of Wigan RLFC between 1979 and the time he left to become Chief Executive of the Rugby Football League.

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 21:29

Posted by: basil brush (18274)

it makes you wonder where we would have been, in the 80s, without Maurice. R.I.P.

Replied: 23rd May 2022 at 11:11

 

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