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Re: English Premiership 2019/20

Post by big mervyn » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:29 pm

Shan wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:57 pm
They should be thrown out of the ECC as well. Let them think they get thru with a win tomorrow and then boot 'em out. :D
Throws up a lot of issues.

This surely gives them an unfair advantage as they can now treat their domestic league fixtures with contempt.

Likewise, the teams who have already played them in the Premiership pre relegation are surely disadvantaged.
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Re: English Premiership 2019/20

Post by Shan » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:42 am

Agreed BM. It is a joke of a situation.

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Re: English Premiership 2019/20

Post by mikerob » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:16 am

Apparently Championship teams need to demonstrate they have stayed within the EP salary cap for 2 seasons to be promoted...

How much did McCall know?

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Re: English Premiership 2019/20

Post by damianmcr » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:39 am

Surely he knew.

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Re: English Premiership 2019/20

Post by big mervyn » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:20 pm

mikerob wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:16 am
Apparently Championship teams need to demonstrate they have stayed within the EP salary cap for 2 seasons to be promoted...

How much did McCall know?
They're already out of the HEC for at least 2 seasons.
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Re: English Premiership 2019/20

Post by mikerob » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:39 pm

I wonder if they will stay relegated for 2 seasons to avoid opening up their books for this season?

A team winning the Championship doesn't need to accept promotion, they can choose to stay down.

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Re: English Premiership 2019/20

Post by big mervyn » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:53 pm

All the Lionel media care about is "what does this mean for the England?" :lol: :lol: >seeya
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Re: English Premiership 2019/20

Post by big mervyn » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:03 pm

tigerburnie wrote:
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Your kind words are so touching lads...………………………………..
I think we have a long way to go, but if we can get some sort of winning habit at home going it will do the cause no end of good.
Great weekend for Tigers. Avoided the drop :lol: and secured a home Euro q/f. Onwards and upwards :cheers:
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Re: English Premiership 2019/20

Post by solidarity » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:52 pm

tigerburnie wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:40 pm
Your kind words are so touching lads...………………………………..
I think we have a long way to go, but if we can get some sort of winning habit at home going it will do the cause no end of good.
Get yourself along to Ravenspan.
Take notes.
Simples.
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Re: English Premiership 2019/20

Post by big mervyn » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:21 pm

solidarity wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:52 pm
tigerburnie wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:40 pm
Your kind words are so touching lads...………………………………..
I think we have a long way to go, but if we can get some sort of winning habit at home going it will do the cause no end of good.
Get yourself along to Ravenspan.
Take notes.
Simples.
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Did Geordan not take notes the last few times he was at Ravers? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: English Premiership 2019/20

Post by tigerburnie » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:41 pm

I think we've fixed part of the problem
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/51188455 >yahoo

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Re: English Premiership 2019/20

Post by big mervyn » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:19 pm

tigerburnie wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:41 pm
I think we've fixed part of the problem
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/51188455 >yahoo
Geordan's reward is a promotion!
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Re: English Premiership 2019/20

Post by justinr73 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:59 pm

Caleb Montgomery must have done OK at Worcester. Has signed on for another two years.

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Re: English Premiership 2019/20

Post by SparkyClarky » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:30 am

Glad to see Griffiths feck off, when you think the air time he got over the demise of the Heineken Cup!
Between him and that Bath Ashton!
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Re: English Premiership 2019/20

Post by MightyRearranger » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:13 am

The latest points deduction makes the rest of the PRL look like a brad pitt show as well. They had a punishment agreed, then after the fact having had the National Division 1 clubs point out to them that the rules of their own competition mean the team in twelfth get relegated regardless they've changed the punishment again to ensure that Saracens finish bottom and that clubs like Leicester aren't under threat.

The conflict of interests reminds me of the whole London Welsh saga when they tried ever trick in the book to stop Welsh being given a space in the Premiership. They did finish last with one point, but think a large part of that is down to not being given a chance to assemble a team in time due to the legal saga.

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