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How on earth can Championship and League 1 clubs not know what next seasons budget is. The massive reduction could mean some clubs going to amateur status or folding completely. So how can anyone know the how many teams go again next season never mind what the league structure is.How do you sell this to sponsors ? . It’s a complete farce.

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has been for years. The leaders of the game, and I use that term loosely, are only interested in superleague.  They would be happy to see the rest of the clubs wither away to obscurity.

Where did this attitude come from……a chap called Lindsay.

Oh for the days of Bill Fallowfield or David Oxley running the game.

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1 hour ago, Excolt 1 said:

How on earth can Championship and League 1 clubs not know what next seasons budget is. The massive reduction could mean some clubs going to amateur status or folding completely. So how can anyone know the how many teams go again next season never mind what the league structure is.How do you sell this to sponsors ? . It’s a complete farce.

Couldn't agree with you more and I'm a Roughyed,I wonder when that last happened. 😁 It'll be interesting to see how the game looks this time next year. The RFL is an absolute joke. 

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17 hours ago, moorside roughyed said:

Couldn't agree with you more and I'm a Roughyed,I wonder when that last happened. 😁 It'll be interesting to see how the game looks this time next year. The RFL is an absolute joke. 

I agree Moorside, when Super League started they expected all levels below would just eventually fold. Here we are all those years later with the standard the best it’s ever been. 

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56 minutes ago, Excolt 1 said:

I agree Moorside, when Super League started they expected all levels below would just eventually fold. Here we are all those years later with the standard the best it’s ever been. 

It's elitism of the highest order. And rugby league used to call Union elitist. Pot, kettle,pan and all that. It's very worrying because quite a few clubs probably rely on the central funding as part of their income. We'll have to wait and see.

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3 hours ago, moorside roughyed said:

It's elitism of the highest order. And rugby league used to call Union elitist. Pot, kettle,pan and all that. It's very worrying because quite a few clubs probably rely on the central funding as part of their income. We'll have to wait and see.

There are only 10 teams in League 1 now if god forbid 3 or 4 fold how can you have any kind of meaningful league?

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https://www.totalrl.com/forums/index.php?/topic/364059-championship-and-league-one-funding/

The ongoing reactions to the funding of clubs below Super (?) League are above. 

Some examples: 

"but League One clubs are set for the biggest % reduction"  I believe from £75k down to £20k per club, but see 4 below.

"Clubs finishing lower down the league (Championship) have done perfectly fine with 150k funding and this should be the funding across the board. Some Championship select clubs should not be getting 4 times the amount of others".

"So we squeeze everyone under the super league because Sky broadcast it, what about all the others in the food chain, cut them and super league wouldn't last long".

"Clubs (League1) who finish outside playoffs (top 6) will get less than £20k."  Speculation?

"Total idiocy to destroy lower league clubs to support the elite, just a moronic short term plan"   Says it all.

"Take money from clubs desperate for help so the SL clubs players wages can go up, agents can keep creaming it and the executives can take their cut.  The most disgusting and short sighted actions that will see the game implode and lose tens of thousands of fans in one go, with absolutely no idea on how to bring new fans in."    Agreed.

The RFL is at a pivotal moment for itself (and their very large salaries!) and especially all the clubs (and their Sponsors,etc) and the game it is supposed to represent, especially below SL and future growth across its diverse communities.  Sky is not the only ££ player in town; streaming with Amazon, Netflix and of course BBC and Commercial tv  has championed rugby league over the years.  Like it or not, major sport is changing with additional hybrid versions emerging and expanding revenue streams- we cannot stand still.   We have to expect Club executives to act in solidarity to protect the future of UK rugby league at all levels.....we can only hope common sense prevails - for starters. 

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