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    Question Saracens breaching salary cap, yet again.

    Saracens face Premiership relegation if found to have breached salary cap again
    The defending champions received a 35-point deduction and a £5.3m fine in November, having broken the cap for the past three seasons.

    However, there is widespread belief they will once more struggle to get under the £7m limit this season.

    The BBC has learned Saracens have been told to comply with the rules immediately or face relegation.


    Even if they are relegated, what use is that to a team like Munster, relying on its Academy players in the European competition. Eliminated, do not pass Go, do not collect £200. We have a 20 year old academy player at 10, because we don’t have 7 million pounds to throw to winning at all costs. Shamateurism has come full circle.

    Cheating, is cheating. However you wish to dress it up.

    Racing Métro 92 is an other All Star outfit. Their stadium gets to choose what images they show to the TMO. While Wayne Barnes came across as confident that Teddy Thomas was, both on side for the pass, and having not grounded on the dead ball line. It would have been nice to see the reverse angle, from the camera 5 meters from the grounding. The very fact the French TV refused categorically to show the images, lets us imagine those images showed the try was not valid. ( Otherwise they’d have been happy to show them to the TMO, right?)

    Forget about Munster’s elimination, for the moment. The final will take place in France, and there people will choose to provide images to the TMO, or not. As suits them. Get away!

    Their sound man gets to play loud music to drown out the Munster travelling support when he chooses. Sorry, Munster’s up the jumper rugby may not be what TV audiences want to pay for, but when the only way to way to win, is to deny possession to the opposition, then that’s where the smart money is.

    Nobody is asking for preferential treatment, just a level playing field, that’s all. And Wayne Barnes rolled over far too quickly, on this thorny issue. How about “ Excuse me, if I wish to see the reverse angle, you will comply, or face a Hefty fine from EPCR.”
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    Default Re: Saracens breaching salary cap, yet again.

    Perhaps consistency, is all we are asking for?
    Just not consistently wrong, that’s all.
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    Default Re: Saracens breaching salary cap, yet again.

    I assume you have some facts to back your claims up.

    Funny how you turn YOUR thread about Saracens into a moan about Munster being cheated out of the cup.

    "Saracens blah" Racing cheated Munster out of it Blah Blah Blah Blah, Let's not make this about Munster. Munster Munster Munster Blah Blah Blah.

    A bit of self awareness please.

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    Default Re: Saracens breaching salary cap, yet again.

    Back to the story. I hope Saracens are dealt with on the facts by people who have all the facts at hand to make a fair call.


    That said I'm not sure what relegation will achieve. Other than creating a lot of miss-matches next season.

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    Default Re: Saracens breaching salary cap, yet again.

    AIUI the problem is mathematical , as they average over a contract

    So an example .. a player is paid £1m over four years. Regardless of when the payments are made, this counts as £250k per season

    Let's say it's now year four, and player has already received a £200k bonus and 3x£200k salary for years one to three

    Even if they renegotiated the contract and paid him nothing in year four, year 4 would still be counted as £200k , as that is the average over four years..

    So it's actually quite hard to reduce your spending

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    Default Re: Saracens breaching salary cap, yet again.

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    So it's actually quite hard to reduce your spending
    So don't cheat in the first place

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    Default Re: Saracens breaching salary cap, yet again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    So don't cheat in the first place
    This. In spades.
    If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you... you must be a rugby referee!

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    Default Re: Saracens breaching salary cap, yet again.

    It's not rocket science really.

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    Default Re: Saracens breaching salary cap, yet again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Wakeham View Post
    That said I'm not sure what relegation will achieve. Other than creating a lot of miss-matches next season.
    assuming the maintain their player base etc - but yes indeed. entirely this.

    didds

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    Default Re: Saracens breaching salary cap, yet again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Wakeham View Post


    That said I'm not sure what relegation will achieve. Other than creating a lot of miss-matches next season.
    Currently the 12 club premiership is owned by 13 clubs. Awks

    O
    .. everything would be lot easier if one of them happened to collapse completely..

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