Someone suggested Eagles must spend a few hundred grand on wages already and once given over a £Million by SKY with higher crowds they will be able to afford the salary cap. So why can't they compete? Why do they need all this money?
Then Oiseau said Les Catalans plan to spend £5.6M in Superleague this coming year.
Clearly the wage bill is not all a club need to cover in SL
There ara couple of excellent accountants on her with a handle on the difference between what you need in SL to compete and what you need in the CC.
Whatever way you look at it the difference is very large...........
All I ask people to do is tell me how Sheffield will cover it. Mr. Keighley please note.....
The Sheffield club feel that they can progress to the point of applying for a SL licence in the future, I am sure they have their own accountants and financial plans to deal with the level of finance needed for SL. If they don't, obviously they won't get a licence .
You, as a poster on a chat board are dogmatic that this is unachievable. I, as a poster on a chat board, take the opposite view, based on this clubs forward progress since their reformation, their stated ambitions, and my belief in the admisistration in place at that club. I cannot tell you how they will achieve this and you cannot tell me that they will not because you nor I have the inside information necessary to prove our opposing views.
Obviously, neither one of us has the inside information, available to the board of Sheffield Eagles. My best take on the situation is that they are a good candidate for SL IF they get finacing and crowds in place. I have never said they should be in SL on any other conditions. You, as far as I can tell, are of the opinion that there will never be the financing, never be the crowds, never be the player development EVER to allow Sheffield to get a SL licence.
Time will tell. In my opinion, you are too negative and write them off based on conditions existing right now and do not give them any credence to achieve the required standards going forward.
You take the same stance in regards to Halifax, Featherstone, Hull KR and Castleford and any other possible candidates. Although Wakefield, Huddersfield, Widnes and indeed, Perpignan, came from positions of lower league insignificance with lowly crowds and financing to their present positions, you absolutely, resolutely refuse to countenance any club being able to do so in the future. I think some teams will qualify for a licence and Sheffield might be one of them. I think you are too defensive of the status quo and too negative of teams ability to get themselves organised and financed to join SL.
Anyway, time will tell which one of us is correct.