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by BFG
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope
Replies: 687
Views: 95443

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope

I would think the outside backs will be chosen from Scott 6'1" 103k, Taute 6'3" 108K, Worth 6'1" 95k, Williams 6'1" 91k, Olowofela 6'2" 90k, Nadolo 6'5" 130k, Potter 6'1" 95k.. Dangerous4 is probably right we could do with some big guys in the backs ??? Yes I reckon they're plenty big enough but su...
by BFG
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ringfencing almost upon us ?
Replies: 116
Views: 6994

Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

I'm not opposed to ring fencing, mainly because the Championship isn't fit for purpose. The days of an Exeter appearing and challenging the established clubs have long gone - Ealing haven't even challenged Newcastle this season and have zero chance challenging Sarries next season. Plus there are ac...
by BFG
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ringfencing almost upon us ?
Replies: 116
Views: 6994

Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

Ring fencing will protect the existence of teams. A team being relegated would have financial commitments upon them with regards to players contracts and they need revenue to exist. In the Championship they would not generate the levels of revenue required, and Covid has eaten into any reserves tha...
by BFG
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ringfencing almost upon us ?
Replies: 116
Views: 6994

Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

Ring fencing will protect the existence of teams. A team being relegated would have financial commitments upon them with regards to players contracts and they need revenue to exist. In the Championship they would not generate the levels of revenue required, and Covid has eaten into any reserves tha...
by BFG
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ringfencing almost upon us ?
Replies: 116
Views: 6994

Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

BFG I think I agree with all of this but could you perhaps expand on what you mean by “changing referring habits”? Taking too long to complete scrums and line outs. Remove the TMO or at least change how it's being used as decisions are still questionable with it and take far too long. Police the of...
by BFG
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ringfencing almost upon us ?
Replies: 116
Views: 6994

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 selec...
by BFG
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ringfencing almost upon us ?
Replies: 116
Views: 6994

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: 116
Views: 6994

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: 116
Views: 6994

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: 47
Views: 6755

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: 47
Views: 6755

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: 116
Views: 6994

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: 4225

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: 4225

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: 4225

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...