Hopefully all the people who are speculating about Sammut and similar high-profile signings willattend the fans Forum tomorrow where they can ask as many questions as they like.What we all need to realise is that 5th to 7th place is a realistic aim for next season just byabsorbing some of the financial facts and prize-money from the 2015 season.Wakefield / Bradford will have £800,000Halifax will have £700,000Sheffield will have £500,000Leigh will have £450,000 - but intend to smash the £1m Salary capIn additionLondon have a very generous backer to fund a full-time team regardless of Prize-money.Featherstone have £200,000 - the same as us. However they have twice the Fan-base ofthe Rams and are making their intentions clear that they are throwing everything at a top 4finish.Whatever any thoughts people have, all of these clubs are in a position to outbid the Rams inany financial negotiations. As MS has said on many occasions, the Rams will NOT spend moneythat the club currently do not have.The Rams try to make attending Games affordable for everyone with the Season Ticket prices andMatch-day Admission prices but efforts to raise money through other channels are not verysuccessful. Hopefully this can be highlighted tomorrow.If everyone associated with the club contributes in some way - either financially or by volunteerwork, then we can keep progressing steadily as we have done in the last 3 - 4 years . We willstill be in contention towards the position that we all want the club to achieve when SOME ofthose currently in the higher positions have failed to reach the Holy Grail of Super League.Just remember we do at least have our own ground, improving facilities which will continue to progressand produce future income streams and most importantly - NO DEBTS! We should be proud of that at least.
Unless we find a multi-millionaire backer 5th is the best we can hope to finish. We are not big enough for SL and only one of these clubs can get to SL at most. Having supported the club through some grim times over the last 40 years, then I am happy with the club progressing on and off the field.
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