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    Posted: 17 Apr 2020 at 07:37
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I really like the Pirates article, a really open and honest letter from the owner.
It's just unlucky that his main business is all based around the tourist trade. A trade that is completley at zero.
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Nottingham have today released a statement confirming that with an anticipated 40% reduction in their income they will be operating on a part time basis next season but matches will still be held on Friday nights.
No doubt as things unfold other championship clubs will be looking to go down this route.
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Interesting to see the RFU, despite them having told the tabloids about phased-in cuts for champ funding, they have yet to confirm this to the clubs.....
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Unfortunately I think there is a good chance they will pull the rug from under the Championship altogether siting C19 as the reason.
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I agree, The championship have had dedicated Chairman/Backers from the outset that have committed finances. We shouldn't forget them going forward in better times, and support them however we can for their commitment. My clubs chairman is a case in point.

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What's good to see is that throughout this time period of financial and life instability, it can be seen that people are still willing to dig deep to support the club's. Coventry have raised 14,000 in a matter of days, should other clubs follow suit?, and see if their fans will be willing to assist funding the operations in the short-term past that of their tickets and memberships.

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There have been some fantastic wealthy benefactors who have supported their teams over the last number of years agreed. But there are probably half the teams in the league who do not have a wealthy benefactor so it will be interesting to see how the next season pans out.
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Ealing has approached its season ticket holders to ask if we would be okay to forgo a refund, and they will donate equivalent ticket volumes to NHS workers. If you agree, then you will also get a ticket for the cup knockout stages next year (providing that it happens and Ealing qualify).
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Think Cov might have a better way for their supporters than Ealing:

The club can confirm the following for Season Ticket Holders and Vice Presidents.

  • A freeze in Season Ticket prices for the 2020/21 season
  • In lieu of the four cancelled games from 2019/20 we would like to offer you an additional ticket to four games in the 2020/21 campaign. This will only be available to 2019/20 Season Ticket Holders who renew for next season and will not include the Saracens game

We will be opening 2020/21 Season Ticket renewals shortly and will give you more details on how you will be able to claim the additional tickets when we send you your Season Cards later in the summer.

We are going to be introducing some new features and events to the Season Ticket package, more details of which will be announced in the near future.

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Originally posted by PI003 PI003 wrote:

Think Cov might have a better way for their supporters than Ealing:

The club can confirm the following for Season Ticket Holders and Vice Presidents.

  • A freeze in Season Ticket prices for the 2020/21 season
  • In lieu of the four cancelled games from 2019/20 we would like to offer you an additional ticket to four games in the 2020/21 campaign. This will only be available to 2019/20 Season Ticket Holders who renew for next season and will not include the Saracens game

We will be opening 2020/21 Season Ticket renewals shortly and will give you more details on how you will be able to claim the additional tickets when we send you your Season Cards later in the summer.

We are going to be introducing some new features and events to the Season Ticket package, more details of which will be announced in the near future.


I am pretty okay with Ealing's offer, as there are a couple  big hospitals nearby, and I am sure that the NHS staff could use some entertainment whenever this cools down.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PI003 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Apr 2020 at 13:19
Agreed gerg_861, anything or anyway that our NHS staff can be shown our appreciation is to be applauded. Wasn’t trying to demean the offer, just trying to show another way that clubs are, or possibly will , be putting in place.
I should also add that, as a part of Coventry’s current Crowdfunding scheme, the club will donate 1 ticket for every £100 raised for NHS staff workers for a Cov game, whenever that might be.  Hopefully, in a not-too-faraway future.
Btw, look after Burrows and Denman for us!!
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Blues for years have had an emergency service day where anyone with the ID (benefits away supporters) can enter the ground for free. Would be interesting if Cov and Ealing (2 of the richer clubs) would continue this on.
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More good news on Pirates website from owner Dicky Evans. Salaries of staff and players agreed and Stadium progressing.
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Clubs announcing signings for next year and season ticket information seems a bit optimistic and arguably a bit naive. Appreciate clubs may need to plan assuming games go ahead and the season ticket sales would bring some much needed cashflow. But I’m struggling to see how the 20/21 season will happen (at least in full) at the moment. Several countries have banned all sports until end of August and are not expecting any sports to be played in front of crowds this year.. It is possible elite levels will be able to play behind closed doors, but it won’t make financial sense at our level. Sorry to put a downer on it, but I personally cannot envisage any more championship rugby in 2020 and if I was running a club I would not be making any new financial commitments (eg players) until the situation was clearer.
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Originally posted by The Blues The Blues wrote:

Blues for years have had an emergency service day where anyone with the ID (benefits away supporters) can enter the ground for free. Would be interesting if Cov and Ealing (2 of the richer clubs) would continue this on.

Is this a contest !.it would be 'interesting' if any club matched Mike Gooleys Trailfinders charitable contributions . I could list several substantial contributions but will not. Every club tries  their very best to contribute to society in many ways.

Free Entry Tickets Are Always Welcome. Ealing Tend To Free Tickets To Local Schools .

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
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Originally posted by No 7 No 7 wrote:

[QUOTE=The Blues]Blues for years have had an emergency service day where anyone with the ID (benefits away supporters) can enter the ground for free. Would be interesting if Cov and Ealing (2 of the richer clubs) would continue this on.

Is this a contest !.it would be 'interesting' if any club matched Mike Gooleys Trailfinders charitable contributions . I could list several substantial contributions but will not. Every club tries  their very best to contribute to society in many ways.

Free Entry Tickets Are Always Welcome. Ealing Tend To Free Tickets To Local Schools .

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I would think Mick Crossan at London Irish must come close or pass Mike Gooley. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bedford Bear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Apr 2020 at 21:45
Originally posted by Bluesman11 Bluesman11 wrote:

Clubs announcing signings for next year and season ticket information seems a bit optimistic and arguably a bit naive. Appreciate clubs may need to plan assuming games go ahead and the season ticket sales would bring some much needed cashflow. But I’m struggling to see how the 20/21 season will happen (at least in full) at the moment. Several countries have banned all sports until end of August and are not expecting any sports to be played in front of crowds this year.. It is possible elite levels will be able to play behind closed doors, but it won’t make financial sense at our level. Sorry to put a downer on it, but I personally cannot envisage any more championship rugby in 2020 and if I was running a club I would not be making any new financial commitments (eg players) until the situation was clearer.
Pragmatic approach, How could a Championship team keep 30 players, replacements and coaches isolated/shielded from their opponents and families throughout a fixture list?
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Bedford Bear, YC did a great job of distancing themselves from the opponents who had the ball last season, did you not see the winning try of the season?
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