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by BFG
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ringfencing almost upon us ?
Replies: 72
Views: 2736

Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

The idea that ringfencing alone is the opportunity required to make the game better or more attractive is a misconception. You're still going to get the same type of overly large average skilled players (in particular up front) coming through if what is going on underneath promotes this. They select...
by BFG
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ringfencing almost upon us ?
Replies: 72
Views: 2736

Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

I don't think anyone is scared of take overs by rich businessmen but just wary of rich businessmen who want to either change or won't play by the rules taking over, and with good reason. Five years of scaremongering that someone was cheating did indeed turn out to be true. It's not a coincidence in...
by BFG
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ringfencing almost upon us ?
Replies: 72
Views: 2736

Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

I don't think anyone is scared of take overs by rich businessmen but just wary of rich businessmen who want to either change or won't play by the rules taking over, and with good reason. Five years of scaremongering that someone was cheating did indeed turn out to be true. It's not a coincidence in ...
by BFG
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: How Many Premiership Clubs Can Survive This?
Replies: 38
Views: 5038

Re: How Many Premiership Clubs Can Survive This?

Rugby and cricket members are a pretty responsible bunch when required to be compared to what I'm seeing in some pubs and seaside towns.
The tail is wagging the dog.
by BFG
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: How Many Premiership Clubs Can Survive This?
Replies: 38
Views: 5038

Re: How Many Premiership Clubs Can Survive This?

It's mad that organised events should be penalised and unorganised not. As was apparent on Friday as I drove past my local pub where there were roughly 200 people getting smashed in an outside area of about 30 x 20 metres, there wasn't much social distancing going on. Stupid thing is the pub has two...
by BFG
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ringfencing almost upon us ?
Replies: 72
Views: 2736

Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

Yes indeed, but my argument would be that ring-fencing is neither necessary nor sufficient to remove marquee players nor reduce salary cap. Once ring-fencing has come in, it will be almost impossible to ever remove it, but the salary cap will be open for renegotiation every few years, if indeed it ...
by BFG
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Championship clubs to break away?
Replies: 63
Views: 3173

Re: Championship clubs to break away?

I totally agree with you hence the reduction in salary cap etc, unfortunately we are a little too far down the line imho When you're driving in the wrong direction it's a good idea to turn back and go the right way! But you’ve got to slow the car down first in order to make that turn, otherwise you...
by BFG
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Championship clubs to break away?
Replies: 63
Views: 3173

Re: Championship clubs to break away?

Season 21/22 It is proposed that it will be a 13 team premiership, as there are 13 teams in the premiership management group, so that’s the 12 currently in the premiership for the season to be finished pls Newcastle Not really they are going to have a season in the championship and have lost a lot ...
by BFG
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Championship clubs to break away?
Replies: 63
Views: 3173

Re: Championship clubs to break away?

Excuse my ignorance.... My questions are:- Which season is ring fencing being implemented? Which clubs are ring fenced into Prem? Does this mean Sorries have got out of jail free card? What will happen to the Sorries internationals who have just signed contracts if they are ring fenced into Champio...
by BFG
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ringfencing almost upon us ?
Replies: 72
Views: 2736

Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

How and where does it look and feel like that. Are they driving The Championship sides with their ring fencing too ?? The entire thing is being driven for a team that broke the salary cap rules to return before it can happen. The Championship clubs have had their funding slashed, they are being bul...
by BFG
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ringfencing almost upon us ?
Replies: 72
Views: 2736

Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

I understand that so are you saying it should be done immediately without Saracens If they are going to do it then do right with or without Sarries. 13 teams simply isn't right and will create an uneven playing field within the league. 12 or 14 clubs. I personally don't think it should be ringfence...
by BFG
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ringfencing almost upon us ?
Replies: 72
Views: 2736

Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

I believe reason for 13 teams is because the 13 teams are shareholders of premiership rugby. Yep and it's silly. No idea if it'll really matter anyway on the final standings in a league of friendlies, but two weeks preparation over one week in a contact sport is a huge advantage. Just do it now wit...
by BFG
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ringfencing almost upon us ?
Replies: 72
Views: 2736

Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

That the league will be closed up for Sarries return is weak. If anyone believes that it's best then show some bottle and do it now from the start of 20/21 with 12 teams. 13 teams is a stupidly wasted weekend for each club and also an unfair advantage when a club that has had two weeks preparation ...
by BFG
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ringfencing almost upon us ?
Replies: 72
Views: 2736

Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

That the league will be closed up for Sarries return is weak. If anyone believes that it's best then show some bottle and do it now from the start of 20/21 with 12 teams. 13 teams is a stupidly wasted weekend for each club and also an unfair advantage when a club that has had two weeks preparation p...
by BFG
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Welford Road Chit Chat
Topic: Exeter Chiefs
Replies: 202
Views: 8486

Re: Exeter Chiefs

While you all argue pointlessly, what a marketing opportunity has been missed! Far more used in the Exe area is the term "lover" or "my lover", as a familiarity, not a statement of fact. Rebrand as Exeter Lovers - not only a tourist coup but infinite possibilities for marketing campaigns and images...