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Re: Ambition and reality, two different things...
Posted by: Bobba
Date: 23/03/2012 21:55
The so called loan has been variously attibuted to Paul Caddick, A bank, and the Rhinos. Who do we actualy owe money too? Or do we owe money?
In the last 10 years on our roller coaster journey in and out of the Premiership a substantial amount of money has been recieved from varing sources. Paul Caddick, the RFU, Sponsorship, Leeds Met Univercity. I do not recal a season when in the Premiership that we have spent anywhere near the salary cap. With normal operating costs added it occurs to me that there is a discrepancy in what we are being told and the reality.
It puzzles me how, without a rich sugar daddy, Rhinos cann sign up world class players on 4 year contracts. Yes, I understand wages in League are probably lower than those in Union, but they are still not cheap. Yes, I know that Rhinos atract better sponsorship and good size crowds to Headingley but this is countered by the lack of funds from their governing body.
Perhaps what I had recently heard is true in that, Rhinos have signed top class players with the moneys which should have been destines to the Union side. pass ing these players off as dual code. I wonder what success Rhinos would have had were it not for Tykes / Carnegie.
Perhaps when the "forum" becomes operational, if it ever does, some answers will be forthcoming. I'm not holding my breath!

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