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Thinking Ahead
almostatyke (IP Logged)
12 November, 2017 20:45
We all know that this season is a transitional one, while we wait on Bristol being promoted. It looks like either Worcester, who are up for sale, or London Irish, who have limited resources, will be in the Championship next season. So if we have the money available for a serious premiership challenge (Minimum 4 million), then we need to be talking to players' agents now, with a view to signings after Christmas. Sadly we know that we will have to pay a premium to sign quality players to play in the Championship.

Any evidence that we are in the market?

 
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Re: Thinking Ahead
JDH (IP Logged)
12 November, 2017 21:37
No. I think if we do it will be in another season if bris don't come straight back. Even then it might take the team 1, 2 even 3 seasons to get promoted, no guarantee even then.

 
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Re: Thinking Ahead
JDH (IP Logged)
12 November, 2017 21:59
Saying that. Do you really need to be that good to beat everyone in the champ barring the relegated team? I don't think so.
Do the simple things well and your nearly there.

 
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Re: Thinking Ahead
leemingtyke (IP Logged)
13 November, 2017 08:17
Your optimism is commendable gents.

 
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Re: Thinking Ahead
headingleytyke (IP Logged)
13 November, 2017 11:31
Whatever happens we will be stuck in the Championship for a number of years. When we trimmed the squad we looked at numbers and costs. Not at positions and cover. For example we are paying the pie eater prop and he has not appeared this season. His money would have got us a backup fly half

 
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Re: Thinking Ahead
leemingtyke (IP Logged)
13 November, 2017 12:23
Can't do anything without cash.

Jimmy said in the Ealing post match interview that we can't bring anyone in, even on loan.

Until we get a serious financial backer, which we have absolutely no chance of achieving because with no assets there's nothing to invest in, forget about the Premiership. It isnt going to happen.

Tbh, in a couple of seasons, we'll be lucky to have a club at all never mind any promotion ambitions.

Things are desperate i think.

 
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Re: Thinking Ahead
JDH (IP Logged)
13 November, 2017 14:16
I think Jimmy was also referring to getting a 10 up to speed in 4 days plus everyone's backup guys are playing in the international break.
If Lucock not fit will have to give Davey a shot.


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