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Author Topic: Ticket resale cash funding the club - total mickey take  (Read 2128 times)

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DOK

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Maybe once we're making money it can go back to the way it was.

marlowish

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I am all for money going to the academy rather than the foundation.  I could not care less about the women's team.  I am all for anyone who plays sport at any level and fair play to them for getting off their backside and doing something worthwhile. I have watched a couple of games and I am just not interested.  If it is taking money from the club which lost over 6m last year and has a men's squad which is inadequate I would far rather the money spent on the women';s team was used to pay for better players for the men;'s team.

I rember last season when we were rubbish getting an e mail asking me to renew my ST and goingn on about how wqell the ladies team was doing.  That does nothing for me whatsoever. 
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T-Bone

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I don't think I've ever successfully resold a ticket as I normally would give it to a mate or have tried to re-sell too late in the day, but I did also think this was slightly taking the mick when I got the email, after being asked to fork out £250 for the foundation and being rewarded with a place in a photo.

Clearly mixed feelings on this one. I'm happy for the money to go to the academy, less so the womens team as it doesn't interest me, but I accept that it does others. I just think the timing on this is pretty poor. 

A222Quin

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The sooner rugby clubs and crucially the players get their heads out of the clouds about the finances the better.

AdrianB

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The sooner rugby clubs and crucially the players get their heads out of the clouds about the finances the better.
Please explain?

deadlyfrom5yardsout

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I believe supporting the Ladies game is tactically a shrewd move. We are not alone in doing this so it would seem that it is worth doing. It is for the greater good of the game of Rugby in my view.

As for supporting the Academy, I guess I would always prefer supporters cash to be used for Rugby purposes rather than random outside charitable works tbh.

A222Quin

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The sooner rugby clubs and crucially the players get their heads out of the clouds about the finances the better.
Please explain?

The ever growing salary cap, marquee players, seas of red ink across premiership rugby clubs financial results - that this point is probably a high water mark for the size of TV deal the clubs can hope to achieve. The game as it stands is resting mostly on the willingness of rich club owners willing to underwrite the ongoing losses. 

Sorry we're veering OT here a bit! Not too impressed by how the club have gone about this. Bit amateur hour. Happy to support the academy and the ladies but be upfront about it.
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I am all for money going to the academy rather than the foundation.  I could not care less about the women's team.  I am all for anyone who plays sport at any level and fair play to them for getting off their backside and doing something worthwhile. I have watched a couple of games and I am just not interested.  If it is taking money from the club which lost over 6m last year and has a men's squad which is inadequate I would far rather the money spent on the women';s team was used to pay for better players for the men;'s team.

I rember last season when we were rubbish getting an e mail asking me to renew my ST and goingn on about how wqell the ladies team was doing.  That does nothing for me whatsoever.

Beyond your laughable trolling, how would giving the money to the menís team work old son?

Iím sure thereís a thing called a salary cap.

Or can we all chip in to buy a Kiwi 7?

Only Joe Quin

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The nature of professional sport is that the business side strives to hoover up every last scrap of cash it can in the hope that this will give them some short lived competitive advantage. In very short order this money goes out to the playing side, mainly in the form of wages to the very top players (and to a lesser extent, top coaches). Then all the competition has to do the same in order to keep up. And so everyone is back to where they were before except that the players wages are higher. And so the ratchet keeps ratcheting up....
The only way to stop this is to have a very tight unified administrative structure which is able to put "the good of the game" (whatever that is) above individual competitiveness. Sadly this seems impossible to achieve in rugby, in both the international and the domestic game. Personally I think this is because there are too many ex-props involved, who only know one way to do anything....head down and push as hard as you can

Nico Wilson

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My immediate thought with the Foundation pack when I received it was: how much is this costing?
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InsertQuinsPunHere

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What Foundation pack? What £250?

Or are us peons in the Jester seats deemed too cash strapped to be worth approaching?! ;-)

Or, more likely, I skim read and binned whatever this is everyone is talking about.
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Quinten Poulsen

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I got something from the club and binned it without reading it. I presume that's what people are talking about.
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RodneyRegis

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They are trying to dress up the fact that when you resell your ticket which you already paid for, they are only giving you 50% back and keeping the other 50% to boost profits. Saying they will put the money back into the academy and women's teams just means they won't spend other funds on them. It's like saying bring back your TV and we'll give you a 50% refund. You wouldn't accept it anywhere else. It's a mickey take indeed.
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raedarius

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What Foundation pack? What £250?

Or are us peons in the Jester seats deemed too cash strapped to be worth approaching?! ;-)

Or, more likely, I skim read and binned whatever this is everyone is talking about.

Jesters got it too.

AdrianB

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They are trying to dress up the fact that when you resell your ticket which you already paid for, they are only giving you 50% back and keeping the other 50% to boost profits. Saying they will put the money back into the academy and women's teams just means they won't spend other funds on them. It's like saying bring back your TV and we'll give you a 50% refund. You wouldn't accept it anywhere else. It's a mickey take indeed.
The club isn't obliged to offer the facility and members don't have to use it.
Members won't have paid full match day price for each game so 50% back pretty much covers what you pay.
You comparison to returning a tv is ridiculous.
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