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Re: News: Saints Sign Dan Biggar
Posted by: HungryLikeTheWolf
Date: 08/09/2017 08:55
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c) cost when we are losing money
d) away for third of the season minimum
e) potential injuries when away


but i am ambivalent on value...

I suppose the same could be said about Louis, would you have wanted to keep him?

Or even Dylan?

It's a tough one and I see your point Wolf, Quins did win the league once with a squad virtually untouched by international call ups, but there is also the business side to think about, Think sponsorship and ticket sales (which leads to game days spending, merchandise etc) the bast majority of people who watch any rugby I'd suggest watch it in this order - England in the 6 Nations, England other games, Premiership, other rugby... by signing big name stars from the 6 Nations, it's easier to attract sponsorship and try attract new supporters to the club

Do I know the monies we talking about with the above, I sadly don't.

Is it right thing to do? That's a whole different conversation and as a businessman and a supporter I see both sides... I guess it's hope when away others are also weaker and that our squad is strong enough to still compete and when everyone's back, our cup final 23 are strong enough to compete?



Given we lost 1mill no I wouldn't have signed Louis. If I knew those finances. Easily sign Steven Luatua or likes of Shields who would do a job at half the price.

I don't know players salaries but assuming he is one of the highest paid, torn on Dylan. Would probably have let him go after last years indiscretion if I'm honest.

Signing someone like Biggar doesn't need imagination. Anyone can whack some money down and sign him or Louis. I highly recommend the book or movie Moneyball, financially we are like the Oakland As. We have to be very clever in value signings instead of just whacking big bucks on Marquee 6Nations players.

We are losing money.

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