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London Broncos to move in with Barnet FC?


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#81 gingerjon

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:52 AM

The threat of relegation brings the best out on the Broncos,

The best I've ever seen London play was when we were on the fringes of the play-offs.
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#82 Jeff Stein

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:35 AM

The point is that the league can make a decision that clubs are exempt from PnR and there is nothing a court of law can do to overturn that decision.

 

A Court could judicially review such a decision but for such a challenge to succeed the governing body would have to have either improperly applied its rules or have introduced unreasonable rules.

 

Generally the Administrative Court and before it the Crown Office have tried to avoid decisions with regard to sporting bodies (my recollection is the leading case is one involving the greyhounds authorities). As such unreasonableness has quite a high threshold, which is why a challenge to a rule providing an exemption from relegation would probably not succeed, but London Welsh would have as an existing rule was being unequally applied.



#83 EastLondonMike

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:41 AM

I'm still hearing a move to Orient is favourite.. time will tell i guess.


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#84 Just to be clear

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:49 AM

As such unreasonableness has quite a high threshold, which is why a challenge to a rule providing an exemption from relegation would probably not succeed, but London Welsh would have as an existing rule was being unequally applied.

Just to be clear, the issue raised was over the application of minimum standards. By allowing London to play in a stadium with a 5,600 capacity they would be unable to deny any club promotion for meeting the minimum requirement of 10,000. Hence the London Welsh example being raised, albeit in error.

#85 Northern Sol

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:27 PM

The best I've ever seen London play was when we were on the fringes of the play-offs.

A top-12 play-off huzzah!