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by fleabane
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1061
Views: 83232

Re: Saracens are relegated!

If my salary was that low (comparatively speaking!),and since I am an educated man, wouldn’t you think I might be a teeny bit suspicious if I was given some extra dosh to make it up to par? I just wish my old boss had made up my salary by chipping in when I wanted to buy a house. Or that he might ha...
by fleabane
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ed Griffiths in more trouble?
Replies: 17
Views: 1691

Ed Griffiths in more trouble?

EG worked for Middlesex Cricket Club after leaving Saracens, and is accused of acting as an unregistered players agent, against ECB rules. (Now back at Saracens).


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/new- ... -vvc7l8fsn
by fleabane
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1061
Views: 83232

Re: Saracens Cap Investigation / Grounds for Appeal

Good post, Traveller.
by fleabane
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1061
Views: 83232

Re: Saracens Cap Investigation / Grounds for Appeal

From The Telegraph, Friday 5.17pm Saracens players have been told the club will accept a further 35-point deduction that will effectively spell relegation from the Premiership. The English and European champions were deducted 35 points and fined £5.4 million having been in breach of Premiership Rugb...
by fleabane
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: What Now For Our Season?
Replies: 76
Views: 4893

Re: What Now For Our Season?

its been proven that currently, no English side can compete in Europe without cheating the cap. Exeter have a chance to progress this year, but I suspect few imagine they can win (hope I am wrong) It’s rather more complicated than that! There is no « proof », and I have seen no proper correlation b...
by fleabane
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1061
Views: 83232

Re: Saracens Cap Investigation / Grounds for Appeal

Today’s Telegraph: Saracens players have been called to a crisis meeting on Friday morning amid reports that the club are on the verge of automatic relegation from the Gallagher Premiership at the end of the season. Executives from the Premiership clubs met on Tuesday, when the reigning domestic cha...
by fleabane
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Refs talk too much in English
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Re: Refs talk too much

I’ve managed to copy the article Time to stop the talk and end rugby’s language bias stuart barnes Shaun Edwards is locking himself in a room and learning French. Enough to communicate with the 42-man squad selected for the imminent Six Nations. The new France defence coach will not need to browse F...
by fleabane
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Refs talk too much in English
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Re: Refs talk too much

One of the comments made by Stuart Barnes was that Carley never stopped talking. This disadvantages any player whose first language is not English. Even those who speak some English have to check their understanding, which may only take half a second, but that is long enough to give away an advantag...
by fleabane
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Refs talk too much in English
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Refs talk too much in English

This is an article from The Times by S Barnes commenting on Matthew Carley’s performance at the weekend, who gave a running commentary during the game in English? Would this be fair in a Wales v Italy match if the players of only one side understands the language (English)? What if Italian refs only...
by fleabane
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1061
Views: 83232

Re: Saracens Cap Investigation / Grounds for Appeal

The only way I can see disclosure of the panel’s findings happening is if the newly humble Saracens ask for the report to be published. At present it can only be read, and not copied, photographed or have notes taken, by a representative of each club, nominally the chief executive, and the person re...
by fleabane
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Shazzam
Replies: 27
Views: 2378

Re: Shazzam

Keep those chisels sharp!

Thank you, and good luck for your new life.
by fleabane
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: New way of supporting Matt
Replies: 22
Views: 1209

Re: New way of supporting Matt

All in favour of the advertising space being donated to Matt.

The Sarries fine is probably needed elsewhere to secure the clubs finances, regretfully!
by fleabane
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1061
Views: 83232

Re: Saracens Cap Investigation / Grounds for Appeal

Mark 62 wrote: « Rowe has been very critical of what happened, many would say rightly so. As I say it is probably me being cynical but I do wonder just how white they are down there compared to what has gone on. Nothing to base this on just a gut feeling. » It is posts like this that start unfounde...
by fleabane
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1061
Views: 83232

Re: Saracens Cap Investigation / Grounds for Appeal

According to an article in today’s Guardian, it seems that the players who participated in the joint business ventures may have been paid less than their worth as salary. If they lose that « business » advantage, they will want to be paid at the going rate, and that is why space needs to be made for...
by fleabane
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1061
Views: 83232

Re: Saracens Cap Investigation / Grounds for Appeal

Mark 62 wrote: « Rowe has been very critical of what happened, many would say rightly so. As I say it is probably me being cynical but I do wonder just how white they are down there compared to what has gone on. Nothing to base this on just a gut feeling. » It is posts like this that start unfounded...