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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: overseas player
« on: April 12, 2024, 03:08:41 PM »
Astonishing complacency.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Wasps update February 2024
« on: February 29, 2024, 03:18:10 PM »
Not forgetting Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, under which we all seem to be labouring at the moment.

Incidentally, Blaise Pascal - he of the first hand-held calculator fame - was a tax collector in, of all places, Castres.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Wasps update February 2024
« on: February 28, 2024, 10:21:19 AM »
I agree with baldpaul101.

I just do not see the attraction of the URC, particularly as the alternative would seem to be Prem2 (not the Prem - at least not for a good few years).

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Wasps update February 2024
« on: February 26, 2024, 02:16:38 PM »
Pledge signed. However, as above, it said I'd already signed. Odd.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Ex Wasps signing for new clubs
« on: January 31, 2024, 09:54:03 AM »
I only went once, but it was the day of the Valentine Day's massacre!

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Possible news?
« on: January 11, 2024, 03:52:42 PM »
I stand corrected.

Wasn't he an RFU cast-off?

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Possible news?
« on: January 11, 2024, 09:45:36 AM »
I've heard that a number of people rated Nick Eastwood as about as useful as a 3-speed trouser poultice, but it can't be him you're referring to because, IIRC, he was recruited after the move to Coventry.
So, to repeat WWW's question, who?

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Possible news?
« on: January 10, 2024, 10:31:42 AM »
AFAIK the bondholders' only security was the long lease of the arena, which was sold to Ashley.
They have been paid out about 40% of their holding from the sale proceeds and I read somewhere that they're likely to get another 3-5%.
DR's action against Dawbarn centres around the value of his Wasps Holdings' shares, both present and future, together with the ?20 million loan he made. I don't think the shortfall on the bonds is involved in that action.

Any money DR gets from the action goes to him and of course his lawyers!
(I am a bondholder, btw)

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Possible news?
« on: January 08, 2024, 06:13:18 PM »
Who knows?

He was very committed to Wasps from the very start - in fact well before then. I offered him my DVDs of the Gatland years when I met him at Adams Park but he said he'd already got copies!
His mate, Bill, was also similarly committed to us.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Possible news?
« on: January 08, 2024, 04:51:43 PM »
The 100 million is DR's estimate of his total loss. I imagine it includes not only the ?20 million but also his valuation of the Wasps Holdings shares, probably at the date he lost control of them.
Whatever winnings there may be, if any, would go to DR - as you say, to do with as he pleases.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Possible news?
« on: January 03, 2024, 03:26:38 PM »
Shafted by lawyers? Who'd have thought!

FWIW I have a very low opinion of lawyers. IMO they should stick to conveyancing and civil matters and avoid commercial stuff - about which they know little.

I hope their professional indemnity insurance is up to date!

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: OT Ritchie McCaw
« on: January 01, 2024, 03:31:57 PM »
Surprised he never played for that North London side whose name I can't utter.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: DECEMBER
« on: December 22, 2023, 03:38:12 PM »
Loxwood Holdings does, and that company is controlled by Chris Holland. IIRC

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Strange but Nice
« on: December 07, 2023, 10:54:33 AM »
Went over to Dublin to watch us play Leinster some years back. While walking to the RDS, bumped into Jonny Barrett (he had retired by then). Not sure if I've got this right but I think he went into the oil business. Long chat, great bloke.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Kent!
« on: October 24, 2023, 04:42:32 PM »
It feels to me that a number of Waspies are falling by the wayside in all this. I don't see how the "club" intends to keep our interest up in the meanwhile (10 years?)

We need to see a Wasps side playing - for me it doesn't matter where or who the players are.

I'll buy a season ticket no matter where we play, although Kent probably rules out home matches for me. I shall be nearly 90 then!

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