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Posted by: Sarriebone
Date: 15/12/2019 11:27
The problem is that there is far too much speculation, and far too little information forthcoming from PRL.
The detractors will say that those big name players only stayed at the club because of those extra payments , the problem is that that is as much speculation as any Sarries fan saying the players would have stayed even without said payments, the truth is we'll never know.

We can quote our departing players all we want but all the detractors will see is the fact we've signed Daly. The fact he's played better for us in 3 matches that he did in the last year at Wasps, couldn't possibly have anything to do with the fact he may not have been happy there anymore and of course it must be because we're paying him a shedload more than they did...(Sm161) I don't mean that as a dig at Wasps, no-one knows why Daly wanted to move teams, and I suspect we won't, not a for a good few years at least.

At htis point even if a player were to come out and say "I'm taking less money to stay here than I've been offered elsewhere because we're winning stuff, it's a great environment and I love the club" no-one outside of Sarries supporters would believe it, whether it's true or not.

We don't know the full decision. It could be that as (according to NW) we were found to have not intentionally sought to break the cap that PRL would class the payments as a one off. As supporters I suppose we trust that the team aren't trying to break the cap and will have ensured that everything is above board for this season following the ruling.

Right now there is nothing Saracens can do to prove that they are obeying the SC regs, whatever is said won't be believe by those who don't want to believe it. A player stays with Saracens because Nigel pays the player's wife's sister's daughter's dog to come in and pretend to be a cleaner half an hour a week, obviously...

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