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Re: Vunipola can't hack it at the top
Posted by: Timeshock!
Date: 18/09/2017 19:15
I fail to see the logic of Billy V, it is demonstrated in sport where money is awash but salary caps are not in place that top players will always take more and take the lion share. No-one could put a figure on what is a sufficient/equitable sum for players. Therefore putting a salary cap in place leaves it up to the club on where to place their money, on a few top players or reduce this figure to broaden the squad. In addition to how many games they are playing, how many of the top players/internationals are playing all the matches available, if they are international duty the are not playing league/cup matches. If they were fully available they would be rested during all but the advanced stages of cup matches. The salary cap allows club to pay whatever they wish to top players, indeed two players are exempt from the 7m squad limit. Increasing the salary cap just widens the gap between the cl,ubs and tilts advantage and success to the richer ones. If the matches are to be reduced get rid of the playoffs.

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