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Member Since 07 Sep 2010
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In Topic: Gloucester RU want George Burgess

Yesterday, 07:28 AM

We're told it's good our players head to the NRL because we'll have a stronger national team, in spite of our almost nonexistent international schedule. Yet union still seem to tempt them from the NRL.

this morning the glass is definitely half empty.

In Topic: Another Burgess set For Sydney?

15 October 2014 - 08:12 PM

Dont get me wrong, im not happy players are leaving SL, but not sure raising the sc is the way to go.

I'm not necessarily talking about raising the cap. Let's start off with keeping it level. Since the cap was introduced it has stayed static while the rate of inflation has slowly corroded it at roughly 3% per year. It's now lost nearly 40% of its initial value. It needs to be linked to inflation.

I know caveats have been added to allow some clubs to spend a bit more but surely that destroys one of its aleged goals, the mythical level playing field?

Let's stabalize the cap then in a few years talk about slowly increasing it.

In Topic: Another Burgess set For Sydney?

15 October 2014 - 07:06 PM

we have never had international success in decades, but surely you could see benefits of when we made that 1st 4N final (features on ITV etc), or last years World Cup semi final?

Indeed I could see the benefits if that happened. I just have the feeling that if we did win it would probably only be mentioned at the very end with no clips.

And then we'll have lost all these great players from our competition for no reason. SLE will have been devalued for no gain.

Sorry I'm in a glass half empty mood today. Call me selfish I want to watch those players earning a good wage playing in the UK.

In Topic: Another Burgess set For Sydney?

15 October 2014 - 05:34 PM

I've yet to be convinced that international success will lead to a huge leap in the profile of the sport over here.

In Topic: The Lib Dem conference

08 October 2014 - 09:36 AM

Interests rates are at a historical all time low. The deficit is a red herring.

The tuition fees fill me with rage. It's a social engineering on a massive scale. For the first time there will be families where the children will be the first generation NOT to go to university because of the debt which they are saddled with.

My nan couldn't go to university back in the day because she was from a poor family. Even though she was very smart and was offered a scholarship in the end she couldn't take it because the family couldn't afford a uniform.

Your making out that people from families of all incomes have always been able to get in to uni. That's is utter nonsense.