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Re: Backdoor Ringfencing?
Posted by: dolfk
Date: 17/02/2020 09:54
It strikes me as very significant that it is an "open letter" whilst much of what the PRL and RFU do is behind closed doors.

I am reading Unholy Union by Michael Alwyn - about 1/3 through - where he charts the history of these organisations and makes pretty clear that their interest is not necessarily in growing and promoting the game, players or fans but much more in protecting their vested interests - the old boys club.
So far, it is a scary book for anyone who loves the game. It is a real eye opener for me and gives me zero confidence that the governing bodies are good custodians and capable of delivering a coherent strategy. Ultimately that will be expressed in how much sponsors and broadcasters are willing to pay for rights; PRL and RFU seem to be doing an excellent job of shooting themselves in the foot.

ps might have a different view by the time I finish the book

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