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by Not a jock
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens Cap Investigation / Grounds for Appeal
Replies: 479
Views: 46938

Re: Saracens Cap Investigation / Grounds for Appeal

The Premier Rugby Salary Cap documentation for 2019-20 is here: https://d2cx26qpfwuhvu.cloudfront.net/premier/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/16173132/Salary-Cap-Regulations-2019-20-Board-Approved-Feb-2019.pdf From page 38 onward, there's a lot about what does, or does not, constitute salary. I guess Wra...
by Not a jock
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens Cap Investigation / Grounds for Appeal
Replies: 479
Views: 46938

Re: Saracens Cap Investigation

Nigel William Wray must be a very busy person being a director of all these companies: https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/dYxs7TQbc4T4OZ461BRxjFMiEQE/appointments Despite a quick browse through them I couldn’t see any that matched the names of the companies set up for the Vunipolas, Faz, Su...
by Not a jock
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Behind try line coaching
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: Behind try line coaching

longlivethecrumbie wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:18 pm
It was Ricky Pellow - who is far from a water boy. He's their skills coach and tends to coach the 7s and also ran the side in the cup last season
Wasn’t he in Wet Wet Wet? If so, how appropriate that he’s now a water boy.
by Not a jock
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Leicester Tigers up for sale for £60 Million
Replies: 174
Views: 23060

Re: Leicester Tigers up for sale for £60 Million

trouble is there are a lot of Bath residents who want it to remain a lovely City and do not want an unattractive large Rugby stadium built on their recreation ground. Twenty plus years since the game went professional and Bat still have a stadium not fit for purpose! All other Premiership have prog...
by Not a jock
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Todd Blackadder leaving Bath
Replies: 14
Views: 1749

Re: Todd Blackadder leaving Bath

A pity Ben Elton didn’t create this thread then it could have been a series “Blackadder goes forth/northwest/east again.”
by Not a jock
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: What went wrong at Debenhams and what it might mean for the Premiership
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

What went wrong at Debenhams and what it might mean for the Premiership

The English Premiership sold a stake to CVC recently. Seems they were involved in the deal to take Dibdibs private in 2003, extract short term profit, sell it on and leaving it a potential wreck (as if there isn’t a big enough challenge competing with online vendors). Here’s a link to an old article...
by Not a jock
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Saints
Replies: 326
Views: 22509

Re: Tigers v Saints

No leadership, no inspiration, repeating tired old mantras, no Plan B - but that's enough about the other T May. Seconds thoughts, perhaps that sums up Tigers too?
by Not a jock
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Let's hope most of these radical laws don't take off or i'm off!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1316

Re: Let's hope most of these radical laws don't take off or i'm off!!

I can't make up my mind - are they good ideas or have they ignored an embargo and published them 11 days' too early?
by Not a jock
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: ARE THERE ANY LAWS IN THE GAME THAT YOU WOULD CHANGE?
Replies: 38
Views: 1739

Re: ARE THERE ANY LAWS IN THE GAME THAT YOU WOULD CHANGE?

They trialed stopping the clock almost every time the ref intervened in America and created gridiron. Even slower with many even bigger anaerobic "athletes".
by Not a jock
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: ARE THERE ANY LAWS IN THE GAME THAT YOU WOULD CHANGE?
Replies: 38
Views: 1739

Re: ARE THERE ANY LAWS IN THE GAME THAT YOU WOULD CHANGE?

Oh, I forgot this one: if you want to wear a scrum cap, you need to pack down in scrums.
by Not a jock
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: ARE THERE ANY LAWS IN THE GAME THAT YOU WOULD CHANGE?
Replies: 38
Views: 1739

Re: ARE THERE ANY LAWS IN THE GAME THAT YOU WOULD CHANGE?

Once the ref blows for a try, penalty, line-out or whatever, the team given the ball has 45 seconds to kick or whatever, then open play starts again. I get really annoyed when a penalty is given then the team/fly-half takes a swig from the water bottle, discusses diner arrangements with his captain ...
by Not a jock
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Sarries being investigated
Replies: 72
Views: 7976

Re: Sarries being investigated

This is (Nigel) Wray's side of the story:

https://www.saracens.com/news-article/a ... nigel-wray

Didn't Quins have a reputation for doing something similar in the so-called amateur days - lots of City connections?
by Not a jock
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Manu to Racing 92? No! - Re-signed for Tigers!!!
Replies: 317
Views: 30107

Re: Manu to Racing 92?

Remember what happened to Paul O’Connell? Left Munster then got crocked so deal to join Toulon fell through and he had to retire. If Manu’s holding out till after the World Cup then that’s a huge risk given his injury record.
by Not a jock
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Major League Rugby
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: Major League Rugby

Rugby union is ideally suited to facilitate TV ad breaks. They take 2 mins 45 secs between innings in baseball so the time to set and complete scrums could be used likewise.
by Not a jock
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: EXTRA POINT
Replies: 21
Views: 2135

Re: EXTRA POINT

A supporter would rather their team won 3-0 than lost 48-50. A neutral fan sitting at home watching on TV would usually prefer to watch a 50-48 game rather than a 3-0 so it depends on perspective. That said, the Ireland vs NZ game was relatively low scoring but compulsive viewing for all that. Quite...