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#1 Rambo

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:30 PM

Apparently the RFL didn't want Featherstone to have a second team this year as the rules stated that as they were playing against SL reserve teams that there players had to be signed on full time players.

The RFL wouldn't budge on this stipulation and from what I was told many of Featherstone reserves are signed on and paid the minimum wage to play 2nd team rugby. Some of these players will never make the 1st team but are paid the same or if not more than the 1st team just so they could compete - crazy!
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#2 John North

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:43 AM

how can they be paid more than first teamers ?
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#3 Kelsey The Ram

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:47 AM

how can they be paid more than first teamers ?


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#4 Rambo

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:23 AM

Apparently they had to be full time players - like their SL counterparts so had to be paid the minimum wage accordingly, which meant they were paid more than some (not all) 1st team fev players who also earn money from their jobs outside the game.

The 1st team fev team are mainly part time players and are paid a lump sum plus match terms - albeit a lot than what dewsbury pay.
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#5 Ramite

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:37 AM

None of this adds up. Maybe one of the Fev fans on here can explain.
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#6 Griff

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:46 AM

Everyone has to be paid the minimum wage. First team, reserves, part time, full time.

Blame the Government, not the RFL.
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#7 Nick07

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:58 AM

Each team is given a set amount by the RFL before the season starts. My understanding is that most clubs use this for the funding of contracted players, which depending on how much they pay out possibly equates to about 15/16 players.

Clubs then use their own revenue, sponsorship, squadbuilder contributions, investment, winnings, etc to fund the rest of the squad, who are usually paid on match terms with perhaps a small signing on fee.

Given that Fev probably a lot more disposable income than every other club, bar perhaps Fax, they then obviously have more available to pay players, thus allowing them to run a reserve team, who no doubt are just paid on match terms.

For teams like ourselves (batley) and you guys though this income only really enables us to fund the remainder of the first team squad.

Or at least that's how I think it works!

#8 oldrover

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:06 PM

then why are part timers allowed to play againstfull timers in the challenge cup.
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#9 Griff

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:21 AM

Each team is given a set amount by the RFL before the season starts. My understanding is that most clubs use this for the funding of contracted players, which depending on how much they pay out possibly equates to about 15/16 players.

Clubs then use their own revenue, sponsorship, squadbuilder contributions, investment, winnings, etc to fund the rest of the squad, who are usually paid on match terms with perhaps a small signing on fee.

Given that Fev probably a lot more disposable income than every other club, bar perhaps Fax, they then obviously have more available to pay players, thus allowing them to run a reserve team, who no doubt are just paid on match terms.

For teams like ourselves (batley) and you guys though this income only really enables us to fund the remainder of the first team squad.

Or at least that's how I think it works!


So why are Sheffield running five teams and Fax not ? :blink:
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#10 STEVE P

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:48 PM

then why are part timers allowed to play againstfull timers in the challenge cup.


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#11 jt

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:09 PM

Don't know where you got this info from we don't even get the money to run the team like the S/L clubs do and I wouldn't think Sheffield do too

#12 Rambo

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:54 PM

I know, so it's testament to how much your BODs want to get Fev into SL and how much the RFL want to keep it a closed shop.

Have seen you are improving the ground as well - just hope that you eventually get the nod for promotion. As I believe the game needs to see a heartland team not only gain a rightful promotion but make a success of it.
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#13 BatleyFanAndy

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:46 AM

then why are part timers allowed to play againstfull timers in the challenge cup.


The Challenge Cup is a competition for all rugby league. Amateurs play in it too.
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#14 oldrover

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:50 PM

The Challenge Cup is a competition for all rugby league. Amateurs play in it too.

then why can't the academies be?
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#15 BatleyFanAndy

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:54 PM

then why can't the academies be?


Because if they're an 'academy' side, their club is more than likely already represented in the competition by the first side. It's upto the club if they want to put second string out, as seen usually when a SL club draws a CC1 side or amateurs.
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