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In Topic: French Update

Today, 08:22 AM

I quite like the idea of splitting Champ one into North and South. Elite clubs could play in South until game becomes strong enough for their own stand alone conference. Toulouse, Carcassonne, Avignon could possibly play in this.

I support regionalising League 1 but that would be the worst of all possible scenarios. Every northern club in league 1 is better than every southern club so you'd be simultaneously putting the French clubs in a league weaker than Elite 1 and be bankrupting fragile southern clubs with unnecessary travel costs

In Topic: French Update

Yesterday, 11:26 AM

Its time for a 8 team pro league! For the frogs


In Topic: French Update

Yesterday, 10:16 AM

If we can get Toulouse and Carcassonne (or a combined Aude side) into the Championship then the best thing to do is merge Elite 1 and Elite 2 and lower the salary cap significantly

In Topic: The European Union Referendum

24 May 2015 - 09:32 PM

So that is perhaps where the compromise is coming from?

Labour planned to take a step towards a German welfare model by increasing contribution based JSA whilst making the long term unemployed take mandatory, guaranteed jobs.


The Conservatives actually want to move in the other direction and completely scrap contribution based benefits

In Topic: The European Union Referendum

24 May 2015 - 08:05 PM

The thing about welfare is most European countries run a system whereby if you've worked long enough and lose your job you get time limited benefits that are often linked to your salary but if you haven't worked long enough or the time limit ends you either get nothing or (more likely) get the real bare minimum, worse than here (there are a few exceptions mainly in Scandinavia). Clearly an immigrant that has worked for a long time then lost their job getting benefits is less controversial than someone getting them from day one of moving to a country as would happen with our welfare system which doesn't distinguish between someone who's never worked and someone who's been made redundant after working for 15 years