Questions and AnswersA top table of Lord Doug Hoyle, Chief Executive Andy Gatcliffe and Performance Director Steve Anderson fielded questions from a packed touchdown club this evening. No subject was taboo as the trio happily answered questions ranging from whether Lee Briers was staying at the club to the size of shirts in the club shop.All three gave full and honest answers to questions posed by the attending fans, here is a small selection of them:Q Will Lee Briers be playing for Warrington next season?Steve Anderson: Lee has a contract with the club for next season and he's assured us he is going to be here next year.Q How are the finances looking for next year and why wasn't Allan Langer paid?Andy Gatcliffe: We are currently upto date with payments and Allan Langer was paid by the club. We are making good headway into the black hole of our debt and with the money from Tesco and Carlsberg-Tetley we are able to keep things going.Q If we don't get the stadium is there a plan 'b'?Doug Hoyle: We are very hopeful for the new stadium but the we may not find out until November as there has been some slippage. We have been looking at a plan 'b' but we are confident and want to stick to plan 'a'.Q Will Steve Anderson stamp out the "drink culture" at the club?Steve Anderson: One thing I can guarantee is that the squad will be professional in all areas, both in social setting and as players. They are professional athletes and will act as such. Any "drink culture " that may exist will not happen under me.Q Do we have a club sponsor for next season?Andy Gatcliffe: We are currently talking to 2 people and are hopeful to finalise a deal soon. The new club shirts are due to arrive on the 16th November and will be in the shop a couple of days later. Q Will there be performance related pay for the players next season?Andy Gatcliffe: Steve has given full consideration to a performance related system and will work a system into place. The better the players play the more they will be paid.Q If the Wolves get a new stadium what will it be called?Doug Hoyle: Tesco currently have the naming right and want it to be called the "Tesco Stadium" but we would like to negotiate with them on it. However if people come along with good money then we will be happy to talk to them about the name.Q Will Alan Hunte be offered a new contract?Steve Anderson: Alan, his own admission, has said that his "bones have gone". He's not a young player any more and I'm looking for younger players to replace him. Alan accepts this and he's had his day and we have youngsters coming through, and most of all I don't think I can afford him!Q Would Warrington be unbeatable if they had a Team to match the Fans?Doug Hoyle: Yes they would! If we can instil some of your feeling and passion for the club into the players we would have a very very bright future indeed.Q Has Steve had a problem getting a work permit?Steve Anderson: I have had a work permit a week after I came here. All the drama and bull in the papers was just that! I came here with the Performance Director title to keep the current permit, when you change your job title you have to reapply.Q Is there some significance in signing from bottom NRL clubs or NFP players?Steve Anderson: The players I have brought in will fit in with my plan and structure and the way that I coach and will play the game. I'm confident of the players I'm signing and I want you to have confidence in the signings and am confident they will be successful.Q Are we going to have any pre-season friendlies?Andy Gatcliffe: Yes we are likely to have three pre-season friendlies. Plans are currently underway and will be announced when things have been confirmed.
12, Sep, 2001