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Re: Saracens relegated
Posted by: CharlieBravo
Date: 21/01/2020 11:01
There's little, if any, point served by continuing this debate but I can't help quote some of the comment made on the BBC Sport Rugby Union web page on his Sunday 19th January (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/51168926) article by Tom Fordyce -

"This is not inadvertent financial mismanagement....................it is deliberate and clandestine circumvention of the rules, over a significant period of time. It is cheating."

So despite the arguments succinctly put forward by HoboAl in which he drew a difference between the debacle at London Welsh, etc, and what has happened at Sarries, I would suggest that there would be a strong case for meting out the same treatment to Sarries.
What makes the situation even more galling is that there is open talk of the club and the players being in the Championship "for only one season", as if it's guaranteed that they'll be immediately promoted back into the Premiership. Which makes the punishment seem superficial and hardly worth it. How about the punishment fitting the crime?

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