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    griffChris Griffin
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    Away teams always used to stay at the Thistle, even when Whelan owned Wrightington. Maybe he just isn’t that bothered about the revenue, in the grand scheme of things.

    And maybe Martinez and Matt Jackson are fed up with travelling all the way from Mawdesley to SLG for training every day.

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    Away teams always used to stay at the Thistle, even when Whelan owned Wrightington. Maybe he just isn’t that bothered about the revenue, in the grand scheme of things.

    And maybe Martinez and Matt Jackson are fed up with travelling all the way from Mawdesley to SLG for training every day.

    They did used to stay at the Thistle as well as Worsley Marriott, and Preston Marriott, but that was because Wrightington was a Best Western – a brand which has a shockingly bad name and meant nobody even considered the place.

    When they dropped the Best Western brand, a few teams were introduced to the hotel by some good looking bloke who lived locally, and they all started staying there.

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    There is no need to worry about travelling football teams not staying at Wrightington Hotel because of the alleged/proposed new training ground unless something has changed.

    The land that David Whelan either owns or has purchase options on is not adjacent to Wrightington country club.

    A number of years ago Mr. Whelan negotiated to buy a tract of land behind St. Josephs Church that ran parallel to Mossy Lea road and was accessed from Mossy Lea Fold. It was always his intention to build a golf club to compliment the expanding country club, however there was a problem the land he needed in between this parcel and the country club proved impossible to attain as the owners refused point blank to sell despite being offered a sum many times its actual value, because of this the golf club plans were shelved.

    Now I don’t know if Mr Whelan has now managed to secure this piece of land, or indeed if he still or has ever actually owned the land behind St. Josephs, a friend who has a vested interest has been unable to find out who the actual owners are despite searches at the land registry, it seems a holding company owns this land and the piece adjacent to the Hotel is still owned by an investment company who lease it to tenant farmers.

    With the breaking news of a out of town training ground being announced by WAFC and now a public meeting in Wrightington being planned it would seem that the new training ground being relocated, subject to planning consent, on the land behind St. Josephs church a real possibility.

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    The team stayed there ahead of the Macclesfield game and they stay there most home games anyway…..

    FA Cup Winners 2013, sounds good that

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    The team stayed there ahead of the Macclesfield game and they stay there most home games anyway…..

    In the past they have stayed there unless an away team wants to use it, and then guess what…..

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    Premier Inn at the Mount??

    FA Cup Winners 2013, sounds good that

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    There is no need to worry about travelling football teams not staying at Wrightington Hotel because of the alleged/proposed new training ground unless something has changed.

    The land that David Whelan either owns or has purchase options on is not adjacent to Wrightington country club.

    A number of years ago Mr. Whelan negotiated to buy a tract of land behind St. Josephs Church that ran parallel to Mossy Lea road and was accessed from Mossy Lea Fold. It was always his intention to build a golf club to compliment the expanding country club, however there was a problem the land he needed in between this parcel and the country club proved impossible to attain as the owners refused point blank to sell despite being offered a sum many times its actual value, because of this the golf club plans were shelved.

    Now I don’t know if Mr Whelan has now managed to secure this piece of land, or indeed if he still or has ever actually owned the land behind St. Josephs, a friend who has a vested interest has been unable to find out who the actual owners are despite searches at the land registry, it seems a holding company owns this land and the piece adjacent to the Hotel is still owned by an investment company who lease it to tenant farmers.

    With the breaking news of a out of town training ground being announced by WAFC and now a public meeting in Wrightington being planned it would seem that the new training ground being relocated, subject to planning consent, on the land behind St. Josephs church a real possibility.

    Something obviously has changed hasn’t it?

    A lot of words to say that you don’t know what is happening don’t you think?

    PS Perhaps they weren’t errant party-goers after all. Would you like me to tell you which field they had their optical level thingy in?

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    There is no need to worry about travelling football teams not staying at Wrightington Hotel because of the alleged/proposed new training ground unless something has changed.

    The land that David Whelan either owns or has purchase options on is not adjacent to Wrightington country club.

    A number of years ago Mr. Whelan negotiated to buy a tract of land behind St. Josephs Church that ran parallel to Mossy Lea road and was accessed from Mossy Lea Fold. It was always his intention to build a golf club to compliment the expanding country club, however there was a problem the land he needed in between this parcel and the country club proved impossible to attain as the owners refused point blank to sell despite being offered a sum many times its actual value, because of this the golf club plans were shelved.

    Now I don’t know if Mr Whelan has now managed to secure this piece of land, or indeed if he still or has ever actually owned the land behind St. Josephs, a friend who has a vested interest has been unable to find out who the actual owners are despite searches at the land registry, it seems a holding company owns this land and the piece adjacent to the Hotel is still owned by an investment company who lease it to tenant farmers.

    With the breaking news of a out of town training ground being announced by WAFC and now a public meeting in Wrightington being planned it would seem that the new training ground being relocated, subject to planning consent, on the land behind St. Josephs church a real possibility.

    Something obviously has changed hasn’t it?

    A lot of words to say that you don’t know what is happening don’t you think?

    PS Perhaps they weren’t errant party-goers after all. Would you like me to tell you which field they had their optical level thingy in?[/quote]

    I would! You’ve captured my interest.

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    Premier Inn at the Mount??

    Almost…..

    Wigan team out, visitors in.

    They’ve used Kilhey Court in the past as an alternative, or nothing.

    If the team are going to use this for all their home games, it’s a major step along the path to being an established Premier League Club. Almost all the teams have a regular, settled base for home games.

    New football academy? New training ground for the first team and Development Squad? Hotel dedicated to providing for the first team?

    Bloody rubbish Wigan….

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    There is no need to worry about travelling football teams not staying at Wrightington Hotel because of the alleged/proposed new training ground unless something has changed.

    The land that David Whelan either owns or has purchase options on is not adjacent to Wrightington country club.

    A number of years ago Mr. Whelan negotiated to buy a tract of land behind St. Josephs Church that ran parallel to Mossy Lea road and was accessed from Mossy Lea Fold. It was always his intention to build a golf club to compliment the expanding country club, however there was a problem the land he needed in between this parcel and the country club proved impossible to attain as the owners refused point blank to sell despite being offered a sum many times its actual value, because of this the golf club plans were shelved.

    Now I don’t know if Mr Whelan has now managed to secure this piece of land, or indeed if he still or has ever actually owned the land behind St. Josephs, a friend who has a vested interest has been unable to find out who the actual owners are despite searches at the land registry, it seems a holding company owns this land and the piece adjacent to the Hotel is still owned by an investment company who lease it to tenant farmers.

    With the breaking news of a out of town training ground being announced by WAFC and now a public meeting in Wrightington being planned it would seem that the new training ground being relocated, subject to planning consent, on the land behind St. Josephs church a real possibility.

    Something obviously has changed hasn’t it?

    A lot of words to say that you don’t know what is happening don’t you think?

    PS Perhaps they weren’t errant party-goers after all. Would you like me to tell you which field they had their optical level thingy in?[/quote]

    I would! You’ve captured my interest.[/quote]

    I’ll let Dave do that tomorrow – I pass on a factual account of what I heard and saw and this was disputed. It was disputed, not because people had alternative information but because they were arrogant enough to think that they knew better. Haker – full of hot air and self importance methinks.

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