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by Tiglon
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1134
Views: 94358

Re: Saracens are relegated!

I dont know what Itoje is actually paid, I'm just giving a hypothetical example. It has been reported that there are at least 10 other locks in the league paid more than him, so he's definitely well below market rate.
by Tiglon
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00
Replies: 277
Views: 19008

Re: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

I think it's streamed on BetUK, but only a small screen and you probably have to deposit a fiver of your hard earned cash to a scumbag betting company. Incidentally, Bath are fairly strong favourites with the bookies despite the even looking teams. Probably because Tigers last won away from home in ...
by Tiglon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ed Griffiths in more trouble?
Replies: 17
Views: 2707

Re: Ed Griffiths in more trouble?

I've flagged the delightful mr Griffiths up on a number of occasions. Bringing him back as the man with credibility to sort out the mess at Sarries, was a bit like the Tom Hagen (Duval - the Godfather) being asked to brief the FBI on the accountants that he was responsible for. It was the delightfu...
by Tiglon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Finn Russell
Replies: 34
Views: 6095

Re: Finn Russell

I think that he was always going to be walking a fine line with some of the self interested taking over. Hastings I don't rate, I've seen better in National Two! Possibly led to Russell not giving a! I mean did anyone ever hear of a player actually asking for the captaincy and getting it, back in m...
by Tiglon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00
Replies: 277
Views: 19008

Re: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

Our pack does look suited for the conditions - the forecast is dry, but the pitch may already be a bit soggy. Hopefully we won't get caught out like we were against Pau, preparing for an arm wrestle and not getting it. Bath perhaps have an advantage with the half backs, but Hardwick and White have b...
by Tiglon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Finn Russell
Replies: 34
Views: 6095

Re: Finn Russell

Seems a bit harsh to boot him out for going out on the lash with his mates who he might not have seen for ages, does feel sometimes like the game is too quick to forget these lads are in their mid 20s and still learning about life. Even three pints deep he'd still be their best player! I think that...
by Tiglon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1134
Views: 94358

Re: Saracens are relegated!

Image right payments are normally paid to a players personal limited companies which are subject to corp tax and self-assessment on the divvies. Or they’ll declare the income on self assessment form. Plus the loans would have nothing to do with HMRC as their definition of a salary differs to PRL. T...
by Tiglon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1134
Views: 94358

Re: Saracens are relegated!

Image right payments are normally paid to a players personal limited companies which are subject to corp tax and self-assessment on the divvies. Or they’ll declare the income on self assessment form. Plus the loans would have nothing to do with HMRC as their definition of a salary differs to PRL. T...
by Tiglon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1134
Views: 94358

Re: Saracens are relegated!

The HMRC rules as to what counts as salary or benefit are different from those used in the salary cap, and much of Sarries transgression was counted as salary cap due to where loans and repayments fell in relation to a salary cap year, but there was little or no benefit to the player at all. Last ye...
by Tiglon
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1134
Views: 94358

Re: Saracens are relegated!

https://www.saracens.com/club-statement-from-nigel-wray/ There's the link. Three things annoy me from that statement: 1) He doesn't mention that the £30k payments from MBN had no written contract, and that the first of the payments was made at almost the exact time that the player in question negoti...
by Tiglon
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Sarries players available ?
Replies: 21
Views: 2283

Re: Sarries players available ?

If we could get Singleton as a replacement for TPN that would be an excellent bit of business. He's a very good hooker and at what 23? Is yet to come into his prime. Having him and Kerr going forward would leave us in a very good position. Lozowski would be the other ideal recruit as he'd cover mos...
by Tiglon
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1134
Views: 94358

Re: Saracens are relegated!

I found the report fascinating. Saracens initial challenge that the rules are illegal was ridiculous and easily dismissed. But if you read on it does get a lot less straightforward - that isn't their only argument. For the first season it comes down to not bothering to check with the Salary Cap Mana...
by Tiglon
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1134
Views: 94358

Re: Saracens are relegated!

The 2 season thing was a misunderstanding of the rules by people like Monye jumping to conclusions.
by Tiglon
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Borthwick
Replies: 611
Views: 67105

Re: Borthwick

That's more like it. To be honest, I don't think my views are too far off most others - I too can see the improvement on the pitch and the positives of Borthwick, recruitment and youth. I'm just a little more cautious with my optimism and can see the negatives that remain as well. I hope that agains...
by Tiglon
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Borthwick
Replies: 611
Views: 67105

Re: Borthwick

Maybe the glass completely full and overflowing even when we are demonstrably the worst team in the league brigade should actually have a look at the league table. And do what exactly? Come on here and wail and moan and give you a pat on the back and say how right you are? Throw our toys out of the...