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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Feb 2018 at 19:19
Originally posted by KnightsBoy KnightsBoy wrote:

Didn't they bring in a load of loan players for the playoffs?

They certainly brought a few in.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote OldNick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Feb 2018 at 22:03
Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Originally posted by KnightsBoy KnightsBoy wrote:

Didn't they bring in a load of loan players for the playoffs?

They certainly brought a few in.


Not loan IIRC.

They signed a bunch of players before the February transfer window closed, to come and play for only the playoff matches once their regular season had ended.

So, no breach of the maximum loan/DR limit, as these were full (short term) contracts.

What it was was an abuse of the spirit of the limited transfer window, and the RFU regulations were changed for the following season so that contracts had to start within the window.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Feb 2018 at 22:29
That's why I said 'brought a few in'. I agree - I don't believe they were loans.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote elegia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 2018 at 08:57
Originally posted by FHLH FHLH wrote:

Can anyone point me to those useful club location maps we had on here?

If England does not win 6 Nations there's reason to look at how & where academies are located and funded.

Trying to breach the Premiership concept and legal wall is just too painful. I wonder how many Premiership fans can name clubs in Level 2?
 
well they won it the last two years, so presumably was okay then?
and England were in the final of the u20 world cup last time & won it the year before, so I'd say they were working okay no?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Full Back Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Feb 2018 at 14:49
Well next year looks again like a two horse race in Championship Bristol up,And Irish and Ealing strengthen for big push.Another pointless two horse race. But will the rest GO Semi Pro and cut squads I suspect YES !!!!!! Because as we ALL know its NOT sustainable !!!!!!!And this is level TWO !!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pappashanga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Feb 2018 at 16:34
I think some teams may surprise us.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Runitback Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Feb 2018 at 20:07
Not sure LI will strengthen . . they are in turmoil and unless they are bought out I see them struggling next year . . so Ealing need to find a ground!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote KnightsBoy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Feb 2018 at 20:21
Listening to the Ealing Chairman at halftime against Bristol everythings in place
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Yep, expect Ealing to make a huge push next season, maybe their best / last opportunity. So, perhaps two horse at the top, how many horses at the nether end?
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Originally posted by Woody Woody wrote:



I don't agree. If a club is effectively maintaining mid table i.e. 5th from bottom it could be argued that they should not be put in the position where their status in the division is threatened by a bottom of the table play off. It is different at the other end because those teams presumably have a stated aim of promotion. To avoid chaos I would not advocate the playoffs at the bottom of the table.


Just hypocrisy, plain and simple. It could be argued that maintaining top of the table should be put in a position where their status of promotion is threatened by a top of the table play off. It's no different to the bottom end where teams should be preparing for a potential season or more in a lower league. To avoid chaos I would not advocate playoffs at the top of the table.

Keep both types of play-off or none.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gerg_861 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 2018 at 00:31
Originally posted by KnightsBoy KnightsBoy wrote:

Listening to the Ealing Chairman at halftime against Bristol everythings in place
can you expand on this?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Woody Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Feb 2018 at 13:34
Originally posted by Rinkadink Rinkadink wrote:

Originally posted by Woody Woody wrote:



I don't agree. If a club is effectively maintaining mid table i.e. 5th from bottom it could be argued that they should not be put in the position where their status in the division is threatened by a bottom of the table play off. It is different at the other end because those teams presumably have a stated aim of promotion. To avoid chaos I would not advocate the playoffs at the bottom of the table.


Just hypocrisy, plain and simple. It could be argued that maintaining top of the table should be put in a position where their status of promotion is threatened by a top of the table play off. It's no different to the bottom end where teams should be preparing for a potential season or more in a lower league. To avoid chaos I would not advocate playoffs at the top of the table.

Keep both types of play-off or none.


We will have to agree to disagree.
I think it is the nature of the Championship that some clubs are set up to go for promotion genuinely at the start of the season. The rest are trying to maintain their place until a cash injection or miracle comes along. Realistically we have two leagues within the league.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stoatgobbler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 18:11
Prem fans raising the R word again. See the comments.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43061585
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 19:51
Originally posted by Stoatgobbler Stoatgobbler wrote:

Prem fans raising the R word again. See the comments.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43061585

I see the BBC name Northampton interim head coach as Matt O'Connor.  Silly me, I thought he was the Leicester head coach, and Alan Dickens was the Northampton interim head coach.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dunc999 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Feb 2018 at 08:48
Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Originally posted by KnightsBoy KnightsBoy wrote:

Listening to the Ealing Chairman at halftime against Bristol everythings in place
can you expand on this?
 
Conjecture on my part, but as the Brentford Community Stadium Website quotes the following, I presume it will be there....unless they are in a bidding war with London Irish.....
 
"Situated next to Kew Bridge station, less than a mile away from Griffin Park, it’s much more than just a stadium for professional football though. It will also be home to a professional rugby team and is at the heart of plans to regenerate the area, including much needed new homes and commercial opportunities."
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PlangentThrowback Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Feb 2018 at 09:16
The named side in the planning application was London Irish.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dunc999 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Feb 2018 at 09:38
Oh OK thanks - Loftus road for Ealing then? - can't see them developing Vallis Way in time, but maybe they will with temp stands.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PlangentThrowback Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Feb 2018 at 10:02
Nothing to stop them moving in with Quins, Irish were there for a while.  Or even Saracens.  I believe the Kassam is available too.  All available for Irish as options too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stalwart Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Feb 2018 at 11:14
I think there is a problem if a club moves to a ground owned by someone else. I was talking to some L Irish fans recently and they say that the problem at the Madjeski is that most of the income from match day hospitality, bars, food etc goes to the stadium, so the club struggle financially. Presumably this would be the same for a club like Ealing if they moved to a football ground.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rabbie Burns Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Feb 2018 at 11:34
Ealing play at Trailfinders Sports club so presumably the money at Vallis way currently goes there and not to rugby club?
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