Wigan Warriors: Super League champions receive two-point deduction

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DaveO
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Re: Wigan Warriors: Super League champions receive two-point deduction

Post by DaveO » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:11 pm

The Bradford chairman needs to look into the recent history of his own club before slinging the mud.

Bradford broke the salary cap in 2006 and were deducted two points and handed a £15k fine which was suspended.

In 2007 they committed another offence and got another two pints docked but that suspended fine was not imposed.

The reason it wasn’t was explained to me via email thus:
Dave,

The punishment is as stated on the Super League website. A deduction of two competition points plus the costs of the case.

This is in line with the tariff of punishments agreed by all clubs and the RFL.

The panel also found that in Bradford 's 2006 case, there had been no conduct prejudicial to the bests interest of the game therefore the fine from last season remains suspended.

Trust that is helpful.

aw

Andrew Whitelam
Media and PR Manager
So the point is all salary cap breaches are not considered equal so him making stupid analogies about the speed limit is just that. Stupid.

EDIT:

Suitable comment form me posted on the Bradford Argus web side under the article. Be interesting to see what gets flung back at me if anything!

https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/ ... ack-anchor

Levrier
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Re: Wigan Warriors: Super League champions receive two-point deduction

Post by Levrier » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:35 pm

Surely someone should explain to Chalmers that if you go through a set of average speed cameras you will not be penalised for a minor infraction as long as your average is below that stated.

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Re: Wigan Warriors: Super League champions receive two-point deduction

Post by jobo » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:11 pm

DaveO wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:11 pm
The Bradford chairman needs to look into the recent history of his own club before slinging the mud.

Bradford broke the salary cap in 2006 and were deducted two points and handed a £15k fine which was suspended.

In 2007 they committed another offence and got another two pints docked but that suspended fine was not imposed.

The reason it wasn’t was explained to me via email thus:
Dave,

The punishment is as stated on the Super League website. A deduction of two competition points plus the costs of the case.

This is in line with the tariff of punishments agreed by all clubs and the RFL.

The panel also found that in Bradford 's 2006 case, there had been no conduct prejudicial to the bests interest of the game therefore the fine from last season remains suspended.

Trust that is helpful.

aw

Andrew Whitelam
Media and PR Manager
So the point is all salary cap breaches are not considered equal so him making stupid analogies about the speed limit is just that. Stupid.

EDIT:

Suitable comment form me posted on the Bradford Argus web side under the article. Be interesting to see what gets flung back at me if anything!

https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/ ... ack-anchor

Think the Bradford chairman needs a pack of anti-bitterness tablets.

Still, Yerksheer might be famous for its puddings but it ain't far behind with its sour grapes.

josie andrews
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Re: Wigan Warriors: Super League champions receive two-point deduction

Post by josie andrews » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:36 pm

What a “tit” Andrews Chalmers is? 😡 I hope Bradford never get back into SL 👊🏼
Bradford Bulls chairman's astonishing attack on Wigan Warriors as he calls for Ian Lenagan resignation

Bradford Bulls chairman Andrew Chalmers says his Wigan counterpart Ian Lenagan should resign

Bradford Bulls chairman Andrew Chalmers is no stranger to controversy or a biting remark or two, with a long-standing public feud with Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell in the past.

Now the Bulls supremo has come out with an extraordinary blast aimed at Wigan Warriors following their salary cap breach, turning his ire in the direction of his opposite number at Wigan, Ian Lenagan.


The Warriors sit on minus two points in Super League, having been handed a points deduction for a salary cap breach during the 2017 season. Wigan were penalised after six separate payments totalling £14,700 were not declared to the Rugby Football League.

Lenagan, speaking after the points deduction, said the club were guilty merely of an administrative error, with the honesty and integrity of the Warriors not in question. That sentiment doesn't appear to be shared by Chalmers.

Writing in his weekly column for the Bradford Telegraph and Argus, Chalmers issued a broadside towards Wigan and even called for Lenegan to step down.

He said: "I know, from our own salary cap returns, that they are based on honesty and self-declaration. I am not sure how you can innocently under-report costs.
"The average man in the street might conclude it's either wilful dishonesty, or at the very least, sheer incompetence.

"Apparently chairman Ian Lenagan is taking personal responsibility for it, which is right and proper, and for which he deserves respect. He should now do the honourable thing and resign."

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But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
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fozzieskem
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Re: Wigan Warriors: Super League champions receive two-point deduction

Post by fozzieskem » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:59 pm

He does seem to have an agenda not just with Wigan but the whole of SL he’s like a naughty child screaming at his mum,best thing to do is ignore him

Wintergreen
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Re: Wigan Warriors: Super League champions receive two-point deduction

Post by Wintergreen » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:06 pm

Well if it's written in the "Bradford Telegraph and Argus" then it must be true!

:lol: :lol:

josie andrews
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Re: Wigan Warriors: Super League champions receive two-point deduction

Post by josie andrews » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:01 am

Elstone says Wigan salary cap penalty “perplexing”

http://rugbyam.co.uk/elstone-says-wigan ... rplexing/
Anyone can support a team when it is winning, that takes no courage.
But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
that takes a lot of courage.

shaunedwardsfanclub
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Re: Wigan Warriors: Super League champions receive two-point deduction

Post by shaunedwardsfanclub » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:54 am

Bradford are such a great club, ask Danny Sculthorpe!
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