For those who have missed it, London Welsh have gone into liquidation. There are plentiful posts on Rolling Maul covering their situation. For those who wish to contribute to the debate on this forum this is the place to do it.
I think we won't have any impact at all on the outcome of these shenanigans - but I do think a greater penalty than the 20 points deduction should be applied. Richmond and Bedford could possibly breathe a sigh of relief. As JB suggested they will likely find a loop hole.
However, I do feel for the staff and team members who have had contracts torn up and new offers presented.
A winding up order issued against Championship strugglers London Welsh has been dismissed by a judge.
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs had applied for the Exiles to be wound up because of an unpaid tax bill of more than £90,000. But registrar Nicholas Briggs dismissed the case on Monday after learning that Welsh entered voluntary liquidation last month.
Thats just tidying up of legalities. 'Old' LW. were liable for those expenses, 'New' LW are not. However they may not be plain sailing yet. I believe the RFU Championship committee have passed up the 'New' LW application for a licence to a higher committee. Decision expected tomorrow.
Winning isn't everything, it just makes the beer taste better,
Very sorry to hear that the inevitable has happened, which is the correct course of action. I hope that all involved at the club find new jobs and the players find new clubs.
Unfortunately, it is another home match that our club will miss out on against the Welsh this season. I sincerely hope that the RFU compensate us for loss of revenue, which must be well over £50,000 for the two games.
For the remainder of this season, wouldn't it be great if LW could put some team together and visit championship clubs on the day they were originally scheduled. They could play a friendly and the home clubs could gain some revenue to offset what they have lost through no fault of their own. Clubs could even pass buckets around for a collection to help pay the LW players. Just a thought.
In the mean time, I hope that we can arrange some sort of friendly for the 25 February. Grif wasn't given much notice to arrange a game previously, so hopefully something can be done this time around.
At the business end of the season, I don't know if risking injuries outweighs the benefit of game time. Gate money would always be welcome but at the expense of losing players? I don't know. As a supporter, I'd always take rugby over a blank weekend but as always, there is a bigger picture.
martinc: Enjoy your trip to Jersey lads. COYK! COYK! COYK!
Sept 1, 2017 13:34:49 GMT
kenner: Just a Question if I may? Why after a season and on to the second can we not get an actual picture of Aaron Carpenter on the players site? Did not someone just take team photos?
Sept 21, 2017 19:35:08 GMT
Sir Spicious: I fear there are rumours that Aaron may, in fact, be a vampire and as such his image does not reflect in mirrors nor can it be captured in a photo. I should, however, warn you this may be fake news.
Sept 27, 2017 10:35:26 GMT
davinor: What's happened to the back ex Ealing Trailfinders - one mention and then no more
Oct 6, 2017 10:34:59 GMT
davinor: What happened to the back brought in from Ealing Trailfinders - one mention and then nothing ddavinor
Oct 6, 2017 10:38:07 GMT
Sir Spicious: Played at the RAG last week. Due to play at Hartpury tomorrow.
Oct 6, 2017 20:37:48 GMT
thomasmachin: Interesting C V on wikopedia
Nov 13, 2017 16:24:14 GMT
thomasmachin: The venue for the Cardiff match appears to have changed for the third time.Unbelievable
Dec 15, 2017 11:14:49 GMT
iiiii: Should I be worried re trip to pirates ?will pitch dry out in time?
Feb 11, 2018 8:39:42 GMT
funches: How come there's only 3 games this weekend? Is it just scheduling or?
Mar 10, 2018 10:24:11 GMT
thomasmachin: It would appear that if we are to replace the departing players we had better be quick or all the available players will be signed by Ealing ,Coventry and Cornish Pirates!
Apr 20, 2018 8:14:16 GMT
barbelhunter: What a great re signing that is.
Apr 27, 2018 10:38:07 GMT
donnyknightsfan: that was absolutely dire today almost from start to finish apart from a spell in the 2nd half when we looked OK. players don't look motivated enough to me. they need a kick up the backside. the next two games v Bedford and Irish look a tough ask now.
Oct 6, 2018 21:04:32 GMT
thomasmachin: I don't think a Vera Brown tribute singer will sell the Forces Lunch as well as a Vera Lynn tribute singer !!
Oct 22, 2018 10:24:33 GMT
rodders: A bit random this one but are any Knights fans travelling to the Jersey game on Friday 1st March flying from East Midlands on the 10.55 flight out. 2 of us are looking for a lift to East Midlands airport unexpectedly. Happy to share costs of travel
Feb 17, 2019 19:52:21 GMT
donnyknightsfan: after yesterday's showing a new attacking coach and structure is needed ASAP. our attack is really poor. why don't we ever look to create space?. you're not going to beat championship defences by just running straight at them.
Apr 21, 2019 8:19:53 GMT
thomasmachin: I would support any reasonable suggestion to support the Club
Mar 26, 2020 20:03:51 GMT
lock: Hi, I'm new to the Knights Forum. Hello everyone!
Jun 4, 2020 10:15:57 GMT
Sir Spicious: Sorry, Lock. I think most of us forget to check the Shoutbox so it wasn't bad manners that we ignored you, more bad habits. Welcome to the chat. Look forward to your contributions. New voices are always welcome.
Jun 9, 2020 13:32:08 GMT