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Re: New Signings
Posted by: Barnetsarrie12
Date: 11/07/2017 15:07
It should all be more transparent. Have all teams allowed a certain size of first team squad (45 or more if needed) and then have 4 bands of salary. A,B,C,D with A being the highest paid. Have 5 players on A, 20 on B, 10 on C, and 10 on D. Also have something in place for injuries. Then put it all out in the open.

I agree about publishing salaries and i don't see why they don't but i don't agree with putting players in Bands at all, it will punish teams like saracens where we have the most academy players in our senior squad of any team in the prem.
I don't want to have to choose between Itoje and Billy or Faz for one band, what we should be encouraging and i think we are with academy credits is for teams to keep producing their own players which is what we are doing at sarries and then, finding ways to those teams to keep their players. I think the academy credit should be increased to encourage teams to invest in their academy and then bringing players to supplement the team not the other way around, I am proud our best players are all English and mostly all came through the sarries academy, the only notable two being the vunipola boys who all joined as very young players.

Have a look at this article, it shows all the teams in the prem and where they are in relation to producing academy players into the senior squad, very interesting read


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