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    Posted: 08 Jan 2021 at 22:12
Blues are going to start testing players from next week to start training. They have also added another 4 players to the squad, with some Saints players to also join for pre-season.

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Originally posted by The Blues The Blues wrote:

Blues are going to start testing players from next week to start training. They have also added another 4 players to the squad, with some Saints players to also join for pre-season.


If finances are so tight why are you signing four players from Northampton for a season that isn’t likely to happen?

I presume you have to test to comply with Northampton so a further excess just to have some Saints involved in training.

The decisions made by these clubs really do baffle me and on one hand looking for bail outs and the other hand acting as though they are rolling in it
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I see no sign of Blues "acting as though they are rolling in it"
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kingsheathlad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jan 2021 at 13:19
If Championship starts how will clubs make income without crowds, unless televised. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Blues Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jan 2021 at 14:25
Blues will stream all home games and I guess charge for this.

We like all clubs are surviving and didn’t have much of a squad to save costs. Don’t forget Blues are one of the rare clubs who had turned a profit for the last 3 years. How many other clubs are self-sustainable?

I am aware of some businesses giving money to the club to tide the club over and it was more if you can do anything to help, please do.

If the Club did not prepare for the season properly I am sure there would be a strong legal case of negligence from players if they got badly injured! That could cost a lot more than testing.

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Originally posted by Monkey Boy Monkey Boy wrote:

[QUOTE=The Blues]Blues are going to start testing players from next week to start training. They have also added another 4 players to the squad, with some Saints players to also join for pre-season.


"If finances are so tight why are you signing four players from Northampton for a season that isn’t likely to happen?"

Where was there any suggestion that Bedford were signing four players from Northampton? 
The article states, "The introduction of regular testing is a critical step towards our sport returning and also enables the next stage of our partnership with Northampton Saints and their players joining us in pre-season." Followed by, "The Board have also given the green light for Mike and his coaching staff to proceed with their plans for the 2021 campaign; this includes the addition of four exciting new players who will be announced in due course."


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I would have thought that the new partnership allow Northampton to provide Academy players but they are under salary regulations and I believe the team receiving the Premiership Academy players pay their salaries. They are in theory under the rules and regulations of the Premiership salary cap but equally ensure they get paid what they command at their clubs.

Excerpt from premiership regulations on salary.

"Academy Player" means any Player who, as at 1 September 2018, is between 16 and 24 years of age (inclusive) and whose total Salary for the Salary Cap Year 2018-19 or any previous Salary Cap Year does not exceed or has not exceeded £30,000 at that Club. For the avoidance of doubt, if total Salary paid to an Academy Player is, in any Salary Cap Year, in excess of £30,000, the Academy Player shall be treated as a Senior Player for the purposes of the Regulations. With effect from 1 July 2018, where any Player of a Club ceases to be an Academy Player of that Club and becomes a Senior Player of that Club, or where any Player of a Club was first employed by that Club as a Senior Player, in either case that Player will at all times be treated as a Senior Player of that Club and shall not at any stage be capable of being or becoming an Academy Player of that Club;


There is a good chance that these have been updated in view of recent irregularities by some clubs....... don`t mention the ...........  
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Originally posted by Monkey Boy Monkey Boy wrote:

Originally posted by The Blues The Blues wrote:

Blues are going to start testing players from next week to start training. They have also added another 4 players to the squad, with some Saints players to also join for pre-season.


If finances are so tight why are you signing four players from Northampton for a season that isn’t likely to happen?

I presume you have to test to comply with Northampton so a further excess just to have some Saints involved in training.

The decisions made by these clubs really do baffle me and on one hand looking for bail outs and the other hand acting as though they are rolling in it

The COVID testing is from a Sponsor.
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