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Author Topic: Reduction in Championship funding and possible impact on Saracens  (Read 665 times)

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Pressie

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http://https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/02/12/championship-clubs-vow-fight-rfu-cuts-proposing-breakaway-league/


If the Championship teams can / do impose a £2.5 m salary cap as suggested in the Telegraph it would have a huge impact on Saracens. There is no way they can keep all their star players if that is the case.  As most teams have done the majority of their recruitment for next year already it would leave a lot of players in very difficult positions.

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dr_miles

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There was an interesting comment in the Rugby Pod this week about other clubs not wanting to take Sarries players on loan for the season - they would prefer to sign them permanently rather than end up losing them back to Sarries at the end of the season.

Another question is what would happen if the team that won the Championship this season did not meet the minimum standards for the Premiership - who would come up and replace Sarries in the Prem? It might be a moot point given that Newcastle are 12 points clear, but could still arise.

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A big question will be whether this split would mean that the teams would be playing in a competition that is not sanctioned by the RFU. If that were the case, then surely any player playing in a breakaway competition would not be eligible to play for the England team (They had a similar issue with a proposed new unsanctioned competition in the USA a few years back). That would scupper any saracens player in the England setup wanting to stay. Plus it would also impact sarries attempt to win promotion to the Premiership, teams from National 1 wanting to be promoted to the Championship, etc.

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This is like some kind of water torture. Every week seems to bring another headline that damns Saracens even further for their misdemeanours. I can't believe that Wray had any idea of the cumulative impact on the club, but it seems he has managed to pretty much destroy everything he was trying to build, and not just destroy it now, but for the foreseeable future. Got to feel for the Sarries faithful, but no sympathy at all for the bloke who has caused this much damage.
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harlequins

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I am sure Wray could find some means to get round the salary cap. Mind you, he said he did not know how much he was paying his players anyway...

deadly

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This is like some kind of water torture. Every week seems to bring another headline that damns Saracens even further for their misdemeanours. I can't believe that Wray had any idea of the cumulative impact on the club, but it seems he has managed to pretty much destroy everything he was trying to build, and not just destroy it now, but for the foreseeable future. Got to feel for the Sarries faithful, but no sympathy at all for the bloke who has caused this much damage.


Well, if it lasts 5 years that would seem equitable.

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Yes, 5 years would be about right.
Good old Nige didn't even keep a note of what he paid pa and the dealer he did with them according to Brendan Venter (although I'm sure his accountants must have)
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Aha!

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The Championship clubs should band together and refuse to play Sarries. They’ve been given Premiership’s mess to clear up, little prospect of promotion next season, no incentive to invest – what’s the point of playing them?

And the worst thing is the halving of their budgets by hypocrites at the RFU.
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Man From LA

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A little over a year ago Wray was telling the media there should be ring-fencing but he's gone strangely quiet about that now.
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Pat

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A little over a year ago Wray was telling the media there should be ring-fencing but he's gone strangely quiet about that now.

Poor guy. The RFU should at least grant him that one.
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T-Bone

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Sarries v man city next year in the hard done by cup,?
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