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#41 bulldogtrev

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:34 PM

I'm only 14 and I have seen my team the Rams win at least 4 major trophies within that time. I think Batley have won one as well. My dad, who is 89 agrees, "Yes I do remember Batley winning something once" :shout:  

Dewsbury won a Championship in 1999 by paying wages they had no chance of affording .If every team repeated what Dewsbury did there would not be a game. Dewsbury  9 out of the last 10 seasons have finished below Batley and been at best a good Championship One side due mainly to the financial management of Dewsbury in the late 90's. 

 

Both clubs nowadays although struggling in the current economic climate do appear to run with more realistic ambitions. 


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#42 Blind side johnny

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:14 AM

Maybe I'm being simplistic, but, having ascertained that the club to be promoted satisfies ground criteria and has a sound business plan (plus whatever else the RL throw up to try and ensure the status quo), then that club should be given the money previously allocated to the relegated club, but it's progress should be monitored to ensure it lives within it's means for a couple of seasons. Won't happen of course - turkeys don't vote for Christmas.

 

Of course, but that allocation of funds comes nowhere near the amount of money required to get up to the existing salary cap, Castleford being a classic case in point. This is why I ask the question "where would they get there money from".

 

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#43 grumpyoldram

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:02 AM

Of course, but that allocation of funds comes nowhere near the amount of money required to get up to the existing salary cap, Castleford being a classic case in point. This is why I ask the question "where would they get there money from".

 

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So is there a case then for allocating more to the poorer and less well attended clubs to even things up then ? Or should we accept that realistically only half a dozen clubs can actually afford SL - and even some of them (including Leeds and Wigan - allegedly) have sailed close to the wind.



#44 Blind side johnny

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:47 PM

So is there a case then for allocating more to the poorer and less well attended clubs to even things up then ? Or should we accept that realistically only half a dozen clubs can actually afford SL - and even some of them (including Leeds and Wigan - allegedly) have sailed close to the wind.

 

 

There's a finite pot available. What you suggest, fair and equitable though it may be, would have to be voted for by those clubs that would stand to lose most in the short term it it were adopted. Go figure, as our transatlantic friends might say.

 

 

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Edited by Blind side johnny, 17 May 2013 - 12:47 PM.

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