London Welsh appear to be in trouble again

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London Welsh appear to be in trouble again

Post by propdavid_london on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 8:37 am

There is a news article on the beeb this morning saying that they are facing another wind up order!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/37794754
There isn't a lot of information but the club has been dogged by finance issues for a long time now and several times have pulled a rabbit out of the hat with last minute investors.

What would happen to the league should 1 team go into administration? Would the bottom side be relegated still?

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Re: London Welsh appear to be in trouble again

Post by Gooseberry on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 8:39 am

Are the people in charge of issuing those actually called win up merchants?

The amount they charge at their clubhouse bar for a drink theres no way they can be short of a bob or two.

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Post by propdavid_london on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 9:08 am

Richmond and Kew isn't the cheapest place to live I suppose!
Lon Welsh really need to consider the decision making of their board over the last few seasons. I think it was the season before they were first promoted to the prem that there was the first suggestion of the club going into administration.

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Re: London Welsh appear to be in trouble again

Post by TrailApe on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 9:09 am

You have to feel for the supporters - this club has been back and forwards so many time - I'm not talking about which league they play in but 'who they really are'.

I imagine a lot of them packed watching the professional side and turned to the amateur sides when they moved to Oxford.

I hope they have a clear separation of the club and the real London Welsh doesn't go down the tubes because of the mismanagement of the club by a few over inflated egos.

If they do the lawyers will feel a bit miffed.

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Post by propdavid_london on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 9:16 am

TrailApe - I agree. However Richmond paid the price for miss management at the start of the pro era in England. And they managed to maintain club identity, build slowly, have a massive youth section and have worked their way back over the years to the championship level. Yes they carry their scars with them in making decisions about maintaining an armature team in a fully professional league - but there are back.

No reason why Lon Welsh wouldn't do the same.

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Re: London Welsh appear to be in trouble again

Post by TrailApe on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 12:50 pm

no argument there propdavid, and reading a bit more on this it seems that the management at LW were either naive, deluded or simply telling porkies - the so-called saviour that saved them from the last winding up just never turned up, possibly a figment of somebodies imagination?

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs will have less mercy than usual - and lets face it they are not the cuddliest of organisations in the first place!

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Post by propdavid_london on Fri 04 Nov 2016, 4:19 pm

Has anyone heard any more about the situation with Lon Welsh?

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Re: London Welsh appear to be in trouble again

Post by propdavid_london on Fri 04 Nov 2016, 4:22 pm

http://www.london-welsh.co.uk/index.php?mod=news_view&id=3031

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