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Re: Catalan Game Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:06 pm  

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You have to laugh at the calls for some sort of government support or bailout for Rugby League, when the NHS (which is already up s**t creek) is going to need billions throughout this worldwide crisis!

What world do some people live in?
Re: Catalan Game Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:36 pm  
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Azul wrote:
You have to laugh at the calls for some sort of government support or bailout for Rugby League, when the NHS (which is already up s**t creek) is going to need billions throughout this worldwide crisis!

What world do some people live in?



Well given that so far the catering/restaurant trade, the airlines, the railways and probably several others have already stated they want to the government to bail them out (whatever happened to contingency planning?) I suspect RL will be well down the list if it even makes it onto any list.
Re: Catalan Game Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:49 pm  

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Azul wrote:
You have to laugh at the calls for some sort of government support or bailout for Rugby League, when the NHS (which is already up s**t creek) is going to need billions throughout this worldwide crisis!

What world do some people live in?


If you’re referring to my post where I said an option would be to ask for a bail out you’re wrong in saying I’m calling for it, I never insinuated anything of the sort.

I said myself it’s incredibly unlikely and you’re quite right to point out the NHS in need of money and the long, long list of other agencies who would need it too.
Re: Catalan Game Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:46 pm  

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100% Warrior wrote:
If you’re referring to my post where I said an option would be to ask for a bail out you’re wrong in saying I’m calling for it, I never insinuated anything of the sort.

I said myself it’s incredibly unlikely and you’re quite right to point out the NHS in need of money and the long, long list of other agencies who would need it too.


No I wasn’t, pal. I was referring to the umpteen numpties I’ve seen on twitter acting like the sport is the only thing in the world with problems.
Re: Catalan Game Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:29 pm  

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Perhaps the only way for the game to continue is for all wages to cease whilst the season is suspended and employees (including players), claim universal credit from HMG.

Ok, it means a significant pay cut for the Marquee players, but at least when this is over, they'll have a job and a club to come back to.
Re: Catalan Game Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:54 pm  

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Azul wrote:
No I wasn’t, pal. I was referring to the umpteen numpties I’ve seen on twitter acting like the sport is the only thing in the world with problems.


Fair enough - and I agree
Re: Catalan Game Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:56 pm  

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muttywhitedog wrote:
Perhaps the only way for the game to continue is for all wages to cease whilst the season is suspended and employees (including players), claim universal credit from HMG.

Ok, it means a significant pay cut for the Marquee players, but at least when this is over, they'll have a job and a club to come back to.


They won’t qualify for it and even if they did they’d face 6weeks no pay whilst still having bills and the usual stuff going out. It’s a nice idea but isn’t practical. Us, Leeds, Warrington, Saints, Hull and Toronto will be fine with a short term suspension. It’s everyone else that concerns me.
Re: Catalan Game Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:12 pm  

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Jukesays wrote:
6 weeks?
What happens if its 10 weeks, 14 weeks? Etc.
If your 70 or older you may not be able to go out anyway shortly.

Difficult times and IMO some difficult decisions that may not actually have a "Right answer" to them. Maybe just less Bad answers.

I am 73 years and my wife is in the at risk bracket I love RL but would I put my wife at risk NO going to a rugby match stopped going to the gym as that's a breeding ground .Can see SL going through hard times as players are contacted and need paying can SL survive don't think so as it stands if games are postponed . Can contracts be renegotiated so to offset the clubs wage bill so to allow the clubs to carry on and not be insolvent after all if clubs become insolent then they cannot pay the players wages .Lot of questions to be asked along the line if matches are cancelled could season ticket holders be compensated personally as a season ticket holder and a long time fan of Wigan RL I would not want compensating .Heard that there is a meeting of all SL clubs tomorrow
Re: Catalan Game Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:55 pm  

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I am 73 years and my wife is in the at risk bracket I love RL but would I put my wife at risk NO going to a rugby match stopped going to the gym as that's a breeding ground .Can see SL going through hard times as players are contacted and need paying can SL survive don't think so as it stands if games are postponed . Can contracts be renegotiated so to offset the clubs wage bill so to allow the clubs to carry on and not be insolvent after all if clubs become insolent then they cannot pay the players wages .Lot of questions to be asked along the line if matches are cancelled could season ticket holders be compensated personally as a season ticket holder and a long time fan of Wigan RL I would not want compensating .Heard that there is a meeting of all SL clubs tomorrow


That's why i repsonded the way I did.
You brought up the suggestion of cancelling the loop fixtures and playing a shortened season.
My response was that it's pointless thinking about those kind of solutions just yet as it may be taken out of everyone's hands, and there may be no good answer to all of this.
Unprecedented times, and difficult unprecedented measures will be required to get through all of this.
There will be casualties in many different ways.

No way on earth would I want any money back on my season tickets.
But others may need it.

In certain circumstances negotiations on wages may be possible.
In certain Instances clubs may have some kind of insurance that may cover some of this
In other instances there will be redundancies etc.

I think fans will just need to be patient and clubs will just have to work together to get through this.
There will be a million expert opinions on this subject on forums like this, but truth is no one knows exactly what will happen.

Let's hope that people all work together and help each other the best we can in all walks of life.
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Re: Catalan Game Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:30 am  

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Ive a feeling RL will be the last thing on our minds in the next few weeks.

Ive a feeling the world will be a different place when all this is over.
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