Storm found guilty of breaching Salary Cap

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  1. Sneaki

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    Wow, very harsh punishment, they're now certain to be in last place the entire season. But essentially they were cheating to keep their best players away from other clubs, which is pretty disappointing from a professional club.
     
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    This is the beginning of big changes to the NRL as it is now.

    Still shocked, such a megaton announcement.
     
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    well at least the warriors wont lose the nrl now:p:p
     
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    I think they've got what they deserved. If it happened to my favourite team (the Sharks), I'd feel exactly the same. Above all the financial impact and titles, they should literally be ashamed of themselves (those who knew) and removal of the previous titles is nothing short of fitting.

    I feel sorry for the Melbourne supporters though. They didn't know of or deserve this.
     
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    The troubling thing is the Storm CEO who must have overseen these illegal dealings is now at the Rebels.
     
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    Right now, there will be a number of NRL Club CEOs ******** their pants.

    Anyone who thinks this type of thing is restricted to the Melbourne Storm is living in La-la Land.

    I echo that sentiment eric.

    The fact that News Limited OWNS the Melbourne Storm and are the major backers of Super 14/15 is also a bit of a worry. I hope like Hell that News Limited were not involved in any way, shape or form!!
     
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    I'm sure questions will be asked at the rebels now or in the near future, unwanted news for a new team thats for sure

    massive news and a huge shock to the game of rugby league
     
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    Statement taken from The Australian.

     
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    Well I certainly don't think they are alone. It's obvious that in an ultra-competitive financial environment teams will be under a lot of pressure to succumb to this kind of thing. In my opinion it won't be everyone thoiugh, far more likely to be another 2-3 guilty parties, burning the evidence (or passing it onto someone elses hands) as we speak.

    Still I agree the News Limited link is a real worry.
     
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    Bloody Hell! That's quite a punishment :shock:
     
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    Blerrggghh
     
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    Haha, i have no idea, i always clicked on the face rather than type it in :p
    It looked kind of like this: ihs_p_shsm..jpg
     
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    Oh! I think I remember the one!
     
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    "He doth protest too much, methinks!!"

    Does it occur to anyone that News Limited owns the Melbourne Storm outright and have made no secret of the fact that they want another investor to buy the Club. Could Hartigan's anger be more related to that fact that his million dollar investment is worthless at the moment and the entire club is liable to go tits-up!
     
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    And now the success of melborne unravels. It looks extremely complicated how it all works, becasue alot of clubs that play under a salary cap use 3rd partys to pay their players (something like if a brand were to put $X to player Y if they are in a ad for them in Z team colours) which as far as im aware is all good. but very harsh punishment, and rightly deserved. Such as the cheif said, after the 'dogs salary cap, which lost them the title, and then a hicup at the warriors, there is no mistakes left. then to do it by as much, and as long as they did, no pitty from me. the club gets what it deserves. The clubs going to go under surely. from what i understand VIC is very much a aussie rules state, and with the rebels coming through there isnt any room for a unsuccessful team.

    And it shows how much a cap is needed really. A team like the storm who currently have greats like slater, cronk, smith and the list goes on, then compare it to a team like the cowboys who have... thrustun. whos injured and all they do is lose.
     
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    kick them out
    it was deliberate and by all means they did everything they could to keep it from audit
    a dodgy scheme to cheat rugby league, bring the code into disrepute for the sake of success
    kick them out, victoria doesnt deserve a league team, this is proof - they have been in 4 GF in 4 years, they still get crap crowds, the code is not for Victoria - they have AFL and that will never change.
    I feel sorry or the fans and players that never knew, but fark me for the sake of the game bring back the bears, and give it to a community that actually cherishes rugby league, its rules, its fairness and balance beam called the salary cap

    Waldron is a grub, has resigned from the Rebels already........i hope it goes to court, and all is found out, it has ruined rugby leagus record books and history, what an effing disgrace, this is the biggest scandal in australian sporting history!!
     
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    LAUGH OUT LOUD

    Seriously, a Raiders fan going on about ruining the leagues record books and history? You still haven't given back the premierships you rorted your way to in the late 80's and 90's.

    Yeah, it's the Storms fault for unearthing those players when they are 17 and developing them into the stubs they are today. We should feel sorry for everyone else who are too stupid to find these players themselves and punish the Storm.

    I feel there needs to be a cap, but there should be an NBA style system where you get cap benefits for getting a raw young player and turning him into a star. It isn't like the Storm went out and went bat-**** crazy signing established Origin players like a Rugby League version of Chelsea.
     
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    *falls off chair*

    All this has come out of the blue!
     
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