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Exiles are homeless...!
Discussion started by AlecW , 25 June, 2020 05:13
Exiles are homeless...!
AlecW 25 June, 2020 05:13
In an article this morning discussing midweek matches behind closed doors in order to finish the 2019-20 season is this little gem:

Quote:
Alex Lowe in The Times
There is no confirmation yet where London Irish will play their home games. Their tenancy of the Madejski Stadium has expired and their new home, the Brentford Community Stadium, is not yet ready.

Re: Exiles are homeless...!
shimmieandshake 25 June, 2020 07:10
I believe Real Madrid are currently playing at their training ground. Admittedly, it's a stadium with 6,000 capacity for their B team, but assuming there's no fans, could we not just play at Hazelwood?

I still find it bizarre that they want to finish every game of this season. More trouble than it's worth.

Re: Exiles are homeless...!
RodB 25 June, 2020 09:01
I seem to recall that Brian Facer said in the zoom meeting that the new stadium should be signed off by end june - mid July at the latest which should mean we're ok for a mid August restart if that happens.

Re: Exiles are homeless...!
HMRH 25 June, 2020 10:06
I wondered about Hazelwood as a possibility without fans - I remember someone saying there was some restriction on playing pro rugby there but donít know the details.

Re: Exiles are homeless...!
AlecW 25 June, 2020 12:32
Wot shimmieandshake said in his 2nd para!

Re: Exiles are homeless...!
Alphacat 25 June, 2020 14:35
It's about the TV money - end the season and suddenly PRL is going to have to refund BT Sport and rob a lot of clubs of their income. Whilst I agree that it probably should have been ended from a sporting point of view, it's probably just not an option.

Re: Exiles are homeless...!
Fursa 25 June, 2020 14:52
Where in Alex Lowes article is this "little gem"? mentioned?!!

Re: Exiles are homeless...!
RodB 25 June, 2020 15:15
3rd last paragraph of article that rehashes the possibility of playing mid-week games.

Re: Exiles are homeless...!
Fursa 25 June, 2020 17:14
Thank you but not in my edition of todaysTimes. How interesting. Neither is it in Owen Slot's article

Re: Exiles are homeless...!
shimmieandshake 25 June, 2020 18:01
Quote:
Alphacat
It's about the TV money - end the season and suddenly PRL is going to have to refund BT Sport and rob a lot of clubs of their income. Whilst I agree that it probably should have been ended from a sporting point of view, it's probably just not an option.

Aye, suspected this was the case. Just utter ballacks from a player welfare POV. Will need corpses on the bench to get a 23 together by March/April next year.

Re: Exiles are homeless...!
ExiledChameleon 25 June, 2020 22:46
We can't play a match at Brentford before they do.


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