14 team Prem next season?
Posted by: Rich. (not logged in) (IP Logged)
Date: 01 July, 2012 21:10
A small chance perhaps but:
1. Many in Prem want 14 teams so less chance to be relegated so more adventurous rugby etc
2. Especially after Leeds going down the RFU and Prem don't want only Sale left in the North
3. Many will feel this late decision unfair on Newcastle and it's players (some more may have left if they'd have known etc)
4. Although 14 means 2 extra to split money between, Falcons would get parachut anyway
5 if Newcastle threaten legal action then that would cause more uncertainty and embarassment.
So the 'excuses' are there to say let's keep Newcastle up - yet 13 not good as means one team would not play on each Prem weekend - so they could invite another team up - and they would prob think it should be us (or Pirates as they 'runners up') .