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Ring fencing back on the agenda
Posted by: WorcesterSauce (IP Logged)
Date: 03 December, 2018 20:18

Just as the league is shaping up to give us the best relegation battle for years, possibly ever.

Of course itíll be spun that Ďthe best interests of the growth of the game are at heartí but this is gonna be awful for us and there is a strong likelihood that our existence as a club may become pretty pointless should we continue to hover around the 9-12th places of the prem.

It also stinks that the clubs are trying to push it through this season.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/12/2018 20:19 by WorcesterSauce.

Re: Ring fencing back on the agenda
Posted by: Garym (IP Logged)
Date: 03 December, 2018 21:38

Where have you seen this?

Re: Ring fencing back on the agenda
Posted by: WorcesterSauce (IP Logged)
Date: 03 December, 2018 21:39

Itís been all around social media tonight, seen it on various sources.

Re: Ring fencing back on the agenda
Posted by: Garym (IP Logged)
Date: 03 December, 2018 21:42

Anything tangible you can point us in the direction of? I donít do twitter etc.

Re: Ring fencing back on the agenda
Posted by: WorcesterSauce (IP Logged)
Date: 03 December, 2018 21:53


Re: Ring fencing back on the agenda
Posted by: Fiver (IP Logged)
Date: 03 December, 2018 22:01

Is social media as reliable as Wikipedia for facts?

Re: Ring fencing back on the agenda
Posted by: Garym (IP Logged)
Date: 03 December, 2018 22:19

Quote:
WorcesterSauce
Sure
[www.punditarena.com]

Thanks ... just found the same thing on the Waspsís site. Quite ironic reading some of their comments

Re: Ring fencing back on the agenda
Posted by: Eternal optimist (IP Logged)
Date: 03 December, 2018 22:33

[www.thetimes.co.uk]

Try this

Re: Ring fencing back on the agenda
Posted by: Ayerzawannabe (IP Logged)
Date: 03 December, 2018 22:33

Doesn't this get brought up every year?

Ring Fencing seems to always be on the verge of happening during the winter period then 3 months later not talked about at all.

Re: Ring fencing back on the agenda
Posted by: WorcesterSauce (IP Logged)
Date: 03 December, 2018 22:38

Yeh, youíre right, just this time there seems to potentially be some more powerful teams suggesting it should happen. Itís ridiculous that it keeps rearing itís ugly head to be honest, wish it could just be put to bed once and for all. Thing is once itís in the clubs are never ever going to vote to change it and thereís your 12-14 rugby teams to watch for eternity.... how dull!

Re: Ring fencing back on the agenda
Posted by: Fiver (IP Logged)
Date: 04 December, 2018 06:21

I really enjoy watching Super Rugby. Just because a team is at the bottom of the table it doesn't stop them wanting to win each game.

Re: Ring fencing back on the agenda
Posted by: Freypal (IP Logged)
Date: 04 December, 2018 06:32

I'm conflicted on this. In principle I like promotion and relegation as it adds excitement to the bottom half. Watching a lot of Pro 14 rugby, other than a scrap for the last Champions cup spot, bottom of the table games end up fairly meaningless.

However this is balanced against the current uncertainty about new ownership and what was unearthed about secured loans, with relegation classed as a default etc. There is still the nagging doubt that a trip down would be one way.

Interesting times either way. It would be a tough pill to swallow for the likes of Ealing and Cornish. I'm undecided as to whether the CVC deal makes this more or less likely.... There are attractions from a commercial perspective either way.

Re: Ring fencing back on the agenda
Posted by: Brummagem Bertie (IP Logged)
Date: 04 December, 2018 08:24

Ring fencing has never been off the agenda, particularly for some.

Personally, whatever the arguments for and against, I think if those in charge of the game, at both the RFU and PRL, cannot sustain at least 16 professional teams in the richest union and probably the biggest audience market they all ought to give up and take their 'talents' elsewhere.



Whatever you do, do it safely!

Re: Ring fencing back on the agenda
Posted by: Faithful_City (IP Logged)
Date: 04 December, 2018 08:32

I believe it will at some stage happen, like it or not.

Why not start now with 13 clubs with a commitment to grow to 16 over the next 5 years and say to the other clubs there are 3 places up for grabs, over to you and see what happens.

JP

Re: Ring fencing back on the agenda
Posted by: Faithful_City (IP Logged)
Date: 04 December, 2018 08:40

Sky Blue thinking.

We lose promotion and relegation so....

Why not

For every game a club earns a try bonus they are given £100k

For every game a club earns a LBP they are given £25k

For every loss to a 4 try bonus point and more than 7 points adrift Lose £25k

Every club that ends the season no more than -25 points diff gets £50k


and so on.

Different??

JP

Re: Ring fencing back on the agenda
Posted by: The Mailman (IP Logged)
Date: 04 December, 2018 08:41

Might happen this year simply because half the league are in danger of relegation. No such thing as cosy mid table now. Kind of focuses the mind!

Re: Ring fencing back on the agenda
Posted by: Faithful_City (IP Logged)
Date: 04 December, 2018 08:46

Why not some sort of ticket bonus schemes for supporters sponsored by the club and PRL??

JP

Re: Ring fencing back on the agenda
Posted by: Norfolk Warrior (IP Logged)
Date: 04 December, 2018 09:18

Been expecting this after the CVC interest

Re: Ring fencing back on the agenda
Posted by: inatthebreakdown (IP Logged)
Date: 04 December, 2018 10:13

Quote:
WorcesterSauce
Yeh, youíre right, just this time there seems to potentially be some more powerful teams suggesting it should happen. Itís ridiculous that it keeps rearing itís ugly head to be honest, wish it could just be put to bed once and for all. Thing is once itís in the clubs are never ever going to vote to change it and thereís your 12-14 rugby teams to watch for eternity.... how dull!


But that's what you have now, 12 to 14 teams. It's just that two of them each season are outside the Prem beating everyone else (give or take the odd result here and there) in the Championship. How dull!

Re: Ring fencing back on the agenda
Posted by: Malvern Man (IP Logged)
Date: 04 December, 2018 10:22

Curious that it's come up when it isn't just the usual suspects threatened with the drop but "giants of the game" like Bath, Northampton and Leicester.

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