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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thatbloke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Apr 2020 at 11:10
Hear, hear! Survival being the keyword and let's hope we all make it!
However, I am more than a little perturbed to see clubs across the land launching Crowd Funding appeals for various amounts (effectively a world wide begging bowl) I would guess that there are more "worthy causes" that Joe Public may be inclined to support in these difficult times rather than a rugby club with which they have absolutely no connection? . What beggars belief somewhat is that the majority of these clubs run a semi-pro operation and surely if any village, town or city wants to maintain this it should be funded from sources within its locality through its membership, sponsors, sugar-daddies etc etc. 
If there's a shortfall then players are either offered lower paid contracts or offloaded altogether if they are unwilling to accept reduced terms or the  club always has the option to revert to fully amateur status
I have no problem with players being paid so long as it is funded sustainably by its own local personal and business community

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Originally posted by Thatbloke Thatbloke wrote:

Hear, hear! Survival being the keyword and let's hope we all make it!
However, I am more than a little perturbed to see clubs across the land launching Crowd Funding appeals for various amounts (effectively a world wide begging bowl) I would guess that there are more "worthy causes" that Joe Public may be inclined to support in these difficult times rather than a rugby club with which they have absolutely no connection? . What beggars belief somewhat is that the majority of these clubs run a semi-pro operation and surely if any village, town or city wants to maintain this it should be funded from sources within its locality through its membership, sponsors, sugar-daddies etc etc. 
If there's a shortfall then players are either offered lower paid contracts or offloaded altogether if they are unwilling to accept reduced terms or the  club always has the option to revert to fully amateur status
I have no problem with players being paid so long as it is funded sustainably by its own local personal and business community


Bit presumptive. Not every club doing it is semi-pro. Some might be amateurs who genuinely need it to survive for next season.
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Granted Robb but certainly the 3 that hit me yesterday were all from semi-pro clubs
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Originally posted by Thatbloke Thatbloke wrote:

Granted Robb but certainly the 3 that hit me yesterday were all from semi-pro clubs


Feel free to donate or otherwise as you feel fit. Lots of clubs have people who follow them from afar - this is an easy way for them to contribute what they can if they want to.

I call it enterprising.
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