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Discussion started by PMB , 02 October, 2020 09:22
PMB 02 October, 2020 09:22
Not wishing to take anything away from the Warriors recent results but are we now getting matches that would appear regularly should ring fencing take place?

Rob Baxter is already defending his right to pick the team appropriate to the current situation, Chiefs already have home advantage for the Prem semi final and a european final to come. As a result there have already been some "unexpected" results such as Irish and Sarries beating Chiefs and who would bet against Wasps getting 5 points on Sunday against a side not normally first choice. Sarries have nothing to play for with most the interest being on who fills the remaining three places for the play offs. Possible places in next seasons european competitions may be up for grabs should those competitions take place (especially with covid cases amongst frnch teams).

Re: Pointless
Faithful_City 02 October, 2020 09:46
The Pro 14 have been doing that for years and so have many Premiership clubs but probably not to such an extent.

We have no beaten Saracens 3 times at Sixways at then of a season because of them resting players for bigger games to come.

It is what competition is about and sometime it works in your favour. Should we cancel all the Premiership games when there are international weekend's.

for instance next season 11 of the first 14 rounds will see clubs stripped of their very best players whilst they represent the countries, is it fair clubs without these stars should benefit? For me - of course it is then maybe some clubs will not recruit ALL the best players. Isn't this what a salary cap was meant to do.

I feel there will be some sort of closed door very soon because I don't think there will be a viable 2nd tier in England. There will be a 2nd tier but I very much doubt it will be professional.


Re: Pointless
centrethere 02 October, 2020 23:02
FC - 'We have no beaten Saracens 3 times at Sixways at then of a season because of them resting players for bigger games to come.'

We have, but as you say, it is not our fault if they want to rest players.

Pretty sure the TV commentary said we hadn't beaten Saracens for about 20 years, which was bollocks.

Don't agree with ring fence on the basis, the 2nd tier is 'poor and unprofessional' - this is just standard discrimination FC!

Re: Pointless
Faithful_City 03 October, 2020 06:33
Nope, itís called reading the news reports on its demise, no discrimination at all.

However there may yet be a 2nd tier but of a different flavor if we go to a Britis & Irish League (which would include the 4 SA clubs) or it could be 2 equal leagues north & South each with 14 clubs.


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