Only 1 prem team made a profit.

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  1. Tigs Man

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    Gotta be some creative accountancy at chiefs, surely?
    They spend as much on players these days as the Sarries/Wasps of this world


    Sale slowly on the up though, but basically made pennies compared to the rest
     
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    Sale problem next year will be if the increase in player spending will result in more money coming in.
     
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    Aye, there's only so far increased sponsorships and corporate money can mask the poor attendances
     
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    Is the premiership sustainable with most teams making a loss year on year? And how would ring fencing increase profits? Im not saying it wont im saying what are the pros and cons.

    With regards to Chiefs alot of the squad is made of very good club players and fringe internations. They wont be calling for huge salaries and they bring through alot of academy players. So they can afford the internations in their squad. They dont make huge amount of signings each season.
     
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    Not saying it would increase profits, but IMO it would help deal with loses.

    Teams like Worcester wouldn’t have to worry about signing players to try stay up.
    Falcons could prob manage a budget of £2 million without relegation threat.
     
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    Ahh right i get you and i often thought this aswell, bottom 3 side will sign 3 or 4 over seas players as their academy cannot churn out players fast enough to keep them up. But ive always looked at it from a development point of view rather than finacial.

    With ring fencing a team could make 1 big signing to help develop the young players quicker but not breal the bank. It also improves the national team in the long run.
     
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    There needs to be a paradigm shift from the authorities on the idea of ring fencing. Clubs are still spending beyonds their means in search of the Holy Grail.
    Professional sport is not only a sport, but also an entertainment. We pay our hard earned cash to watch them perform, just like going to a concert or film to watch the worlds best rock group or film star.
    Ring fencing will enable clubs to plan for a longer term future, allowing development of players.
    There are already academy regions that prem clubs have first pick on, so why not just extend this to having ‘farm’ teams, or even a development league with different clubs, like the AAA in baseball or G-League in Basketball.
     
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    SW comms...
     
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    Issue imo is that players are overpaid for value in the sport. Work needs to be done to link wages to growth/income in the league.
     
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