Carnegie
Posted by: Duckham walked on water (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2019 08:43

A very sad state of affairs unfolding on their Tykes Rugby Board: It is a litany of players signing forms elsewhere, meaning they may struggle to start next season. Chaps from the RFU are going up for a pow-wow, but unless more cash is found, things look bleak. Very tough for the players, who have to protect their livelihoods, and their loyal fans who may not have a team to watch next term.
Good luck to them all.

Re: Carnegie
Posted by: covkid53 (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2019 10:24

You are absolutely right, while on the one hand we have premiership feeder clubs with crowds of 2 men and a dog in the division, we have clubs struggling to pay wages. Without sponsorship and a decent setup with additional "revenue streams", it's hard for any team outside the premiership to survive. Our own struggles in the past prove that.

Premiership cash doesn't even cover their own costs let alone trickle down. Rugby finances are in a mess. To me, the French model seems to work better.

Re: Carnegie
Posted by: AdminBTCov (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2019 10:42

The French model is awash with media cash though, at both 'pro' levels.
Can you see BT or whoever doing that here?

Re: Carnegie
Posted by: abdabs (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2019 13:33

It is a real shame for the club and supporters that follow them. Unfortunately they fell fowl of relying on the backing of one man and overstretched themselves both on and off the pitch... 400 thousand a season to play at the stadium was crazy in itself. TRP have heard rumours that there will be no relegation from the championship to allow 13 clubs to the premiership so that could buy them another season if they can get a squad together?

Re: Carnegie
Posted by: Duckham walked on water (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2019 17:40

Depends on how RFU Suits view it - they could chuck them some penalty points (2018/19 season not yet over) and Richmond may get a recall.

Re: Carnegie
Posted by: almostatyke (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2019 20:43

Quote:
abdabs
It is a real shame for the club and supporters that follow them. Unfortunately they fell fowl of relying on the backing of one man and overstretched themselves both on and off the pitch... 400 thousand a season to play at the stadium was crazy in itself.

Sorry fake news. It was 150k last season, and that includes the training ground and office space and a part-share in Rhino's marketing and ticket-selling operations. If we survive it will be 100k next season which amounts to a 400k subsidy from Caddick, our old benefactor who owns Leeds Rhinos.
Also we did all we could to set up a "board" of benefactors, but the long and short of it is that nobody would invest in the pushing water uphill project of getting sustainable Premiership promotion.

Re: Carnegie
Posted by: Moosemagic (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2019 12:16

Quote:
almostatyke
Quote:
abdabs
It is a real shame for the club and supporters that follow them. Unfortunately they fell fowl of relying on the backing of one man and overstretched themselves both on and off the pitch... 400 thousand a season to play at the stadium was crazy in itself.

Sorry fake news. It was 150k last season, and that includes the training ground and office space and a part-share in Rhino's marketing and ticket-selling operations. If we survive it will be 100k next season which amounts to a 400k subsidy from Caddick, our old benefactor who owns Leeds Rhinos.
Also we did all we could to set up a "board" of benefactors, but the long and short of it is that nobody
would invest in the pushing water uphill project of getting sustainable Premiership promotion.

Really feel for you guys, realistically what does next season hold, is it all part timers?



Phil Reynolds

Re: Carnegie
Posted by: almostatyke (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2019 16:52

We currently have 8 overseas players contracted into next season. The club is hoping alternative employment for them can be found, that then releases most of the circa 600k rfu money for part-time players and a coach to be recruited for next season.

Effectively we have no players and no coaching staff at present and there is no guarantee that the above cunning plan will work. I am not aware of a Plan B.

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