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18 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

And that means they shouldn't get TV money they earn?

Do they earn it or does the game as a product earn it? If a whole host of clubs go to the wall and you are left with a handful; is that a viable product for the TV companies? Clearly not and without that revenue, none of those clubs are solvent. As stated earlier, if the RFL / IMG are serious about the growing the game as a product a more equitable distribution of central funds is a must. Otherwise, IMG’s legacy will be anything but seeing the game grow.

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1 hour ago, Roughyed Rats said:

Do they earn it or does the game as a product earn it? If a whole host of clubs go to the wall and you are left with a handful; is that a viable product for the TV companies? Clearly not and without that revenue, none of those clubs are solvent. As stated earlier, if the RFL / IMG are serious about the growing the game as a product a more equitable distribution of central funds is a must. Otherwise, IMG’s legacy will be anything but seeing the game grow.

They earn it.

Sky pays the money to Super League Europe for the rights to broadcast their games.

SLE then makes a payment to the RFL (for services such as administration, providing match officials, etc) some of that money is then distributed to tiers 2 & 3 as central funding.

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3 minutes ago, Barley Mow said:

They earn it.

Sky pays the money to Super League Europe for the rights to broadcast their games.

SLE then makes a payment to the RFL (for services such as providing match officials, etc) some of that money is then distributed to tiers 2 & 3 as central funding.

They should keep it all then and good luck to them 👍

Perhaps the remaining clubs should set up their own competition, possibly even go back to winter rugby to try and make ends meet?

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3 minutes ago, Roughyed Rats said:

They should keep it all then and good luck to them 👍

Perhaps the remaining clubs should set up their own competition, possibly even go back to winter rugby to try and make ends meet?

What, again?

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Just now, Roughyed Rats said:

They should keep it all then and good luck to them 👍

Perhaps the remaining clubs should set up their own competition, possibly even go back to winter rugby to try and make ends meet?

Incidentally, it's not a system I agree with. I don't think SL should ever have been separated from RFL - In my opinion all of the divisions should be RFL products and the TV money should be going to RFL for them to distribute to all clubs as central funding.

The amount to each club/tier would still be up for debate.

All my previous post was doing was setting out the situation as it is, I wasn't saying I agree with the system.

We'll have to wait and see what (if any) changes to funding the brave new IMG era brings. 

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5 minutes ago, Barley Mow said:

Incidentally, it's not a system I agree with. I don't think SL should ever have been separated from RFL - In my opinion all of the divisions should be RFL products and the TV money should be going to RFL for them to distribute to all clubs as central funding.

The amount to each club/tier would still be up for debate.

All my previous post was doing was setting out the situation as it is, I wasn't saying I agree with the system.

We'll have to wait and see what (if any) changes to funding the brave new IMG era brings. 

Noted mate.

It would certainly be interesting to see just how long TV interest in EuroLeague lasts if this isn’t addressed and a whole host of clubs go by the wayside. There are quite a few, my own included, on the brink. As I say, it will be interesting to see whether wanting the game to grow is genuine or just corporate speak rhetoric.

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In my house, I’m the only one who brings any money in, but I see the value in the rest of my family, even the dog, and I choose to subsidise their existence. I suppose I could just keep all the money for myself and sod the rest of them, but that’s just me, I’m obviously a socialist. 

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2 minutes ago, Tubby said:

In my house, I’m the only one who brings any money in, but I see the value in the rest of my family, even the dog, and I choose to subsidise their existence. I suppose I could just keep all the money for myself and sod the rest of them, but that’s just me, I’m obviously a socialist. 

That’s radical sociology actually wanting your family to survive…..even thrive!! Who knows, one day your kids might be able to grow and survive on their own two feet?!!

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11 minutes ago, Tubby said:

In my house, I’m the only one who brings any money in, but I see the value in the rest of my family, even the dog, and I choose to subsidise their existence. I suppose I could just keep all the money for myself and sod the rest of them, but that’s just me, I’m obviously a socialist. 

That's fine. It's also what has happened in Rugby League for near 2 decades.

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14 minutes ago, Tubby said:

In my house, I’m the only one who brings any money in, but I see the value in the rest of my family, even the dog, and I choose to subsidise their existence. I suppose I could just keep all the money for myself and sod the rest of them, but that’s just me, I’m obviously a socialist. 

Do you spend exactly the same on your car as you do on the kids bikes. 

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6 minutes ago, Barley Mow said:

We'll have to wait and see what (if any) changes to funding the brave new IMG era brings. 

Absolutely.  I hope that there are more details and full consideration for League 1 (as integral to the new era) with it’s mix of clubs, well established and those in regions to help expand the game.   I believe that IMG has said they “remain flexible” for L1 and there will be no removal of its funding (thanks!), which currently is not a lot.

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Absolutely.  I hope that there are more details and full consideration for League 1 (as integral to the new era) with it’s mix of clubs, well established and those in regions to help expand the game.   I believe that IMG has said they “remain flexible” for L1 and there will be no removal of its funding (thanks!), which currently is not a lot.

As little as £12,000 last season

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1 minute ago, bobbruce said:

Do you spend exactly the same on your car as you do on the kids bikes. 

I have been away from this thread for a few pages.  Can someone catch me up on how we got here.

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13 minutes ago, bobbruce said:

Do you spend exactly the same on your car as you do on the kids bikes. 

No, but I spend more on nurturing them and making sure they’re healthy. I take it you have a different policy?

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5 minutes ago, Tubby said:

No, but I spend more on nurturing them and making sure they’re healthy. I take it you have a different policy?

To do that you have to go to work and keep them happy it’s a balance like everything in life. Imagine SL saying to Sky thanks for the £20m a year but we are going to give half of it to these clubs that aren’t even on Sky. Then we are going to give their games away for free to a rival channel. 

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7 minutes ago, GeordieSaint said:

Do your kids have the ability to go make money and sell their product themselves? 

Obviously not to the same extent that I do. There is a certain hierarchy, I imagine you’re familiar with the concept. 

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4 minutes ago, bobbruce said:

To do that you have to go to work and keep them happy it’s a balance like everything in life. Imagine SL saying to Sky thanks for the £20m a year but we are going to give half of it to these clubs that aren’t even on Sky. Then we are going to give their games away for free to a rival channel. 

I might be mistaken, but I believe you have the chronology rather confused.  And I don’t imagine Sky would mind if it was shared more equitably. 

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