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Member Since 06 Feb 2003
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In Topic: Next Season

Yesterday, 08:27 AM

I see in anticipation of next season the relegated clubs are already signing players. Next season although they don't get a parachute payment as such they will receive an increase in funding. Ok our top team gets £500K but what about the rest. Bulls will get £780K. The bottom four in Sl next season will receive £1.85 million as SL clubs. This sort of funding gives them a distinct advantage over the Championship clubs who get into the top four. It is alright increasing the Championship clubs salary cap to a million but wheree is that sort of money coming from? I say again the RL are giving the bottom four SL clubs a big advantage in being able to go straight back.


Yes, there certainly is a funding imbalance.


SL SKY payments are 1.85m but the cap is still 1.8m. This should guarantee all clubs spend to the maximum cap, given that all other income (ticket sales, sponsorship, etc etc) has to cover running costs (typically 50% or less of expenditure).


CH SKY payments will be 780K for London & Bradford, probably 500k for Leigh (1st), and let's hope 450k for Fev (2nd). But the cap is 1m, so that's some shortfall to make up to the maximum spend.

In Topic: Cricket - England v India

28 July 2014 - 01:58 PM

Bell's ton is welcome. As per all his career, his ton comes on the back of big earlier scores from team-mates.


Another quickish 100 runs or so, and get them in tonight??

In Topic: Cricket - England v India

28 July 2014 - 09:31 AM

We all know Cook is class, but he's been awful for too long. Anyone other than the skip would've been dropped. Yesterday's innings was what is was, a real tonic to a struggling batsman. But it was not that good to watch at all, and nowhere near the old Cook. He really should've been out for 15 and the pitch is benign to say the least. Putting his batting back together will take a few innings. What solution his captaincy has, I do not know.

In Topic: View from the Sofa

28 July 2014 - 09:05 AM

Oof! And a mere four and a half months later comes a riposte!


The worldwide interweb eh?


I wonder if any tight-shorted, tattoed players/bearded hipsters/folk clocking off from the pits of the frozen north will have time to reply to you in a similar timeframe.

In Topic: Next Season

26 July 2014 - 06:12 PM

There must not be DR in the championship with so much at stake, eg Wigan could provide Leigh with 5 first team internationals when we play Bradford who may not play against Keighley
If this potential loophole can be plugged then next year could be great


Makes sense. I can't see it working otherwise with such conflicts of interests when the middle 8 section starts.