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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    Nope as a new team would still spend their cap in the same proportion. i.e the top players in that team would still only be able to command $xxx, the next tier down would still only be able to demand $xxxx, etc.
    Yeah, so if there's one extra team then hopefully that's 25 players who are in England who might not have gone overseas. Maybe just wishful thinking from me.

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    Bulldogs and St George would seem full to the cap to me. Same with Gold Coast, they are paying Zillman $250k a season.
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    But they'd go overseas for the coin, rather than because they're not enough spots here.

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    Cant see how getting rid of the cap is justifiable, there's simply no alternative unless we want a 6 team competition in ten years.


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    Ideal would be cap increase so we could pay our players what they get paid in England, and for each club being afford that increase without going bust.

    Only solution, as Cameron says, is more revenue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    You can increase it to $10 million or $50 million.

    But, the reality is, most clubs are maxed out at the current limit.

    Only a few could afford to pay players more.

    16 teams is too many - the talent is too thin at the moment.
    Naa thats bull****, the quality is there for 16 teams but no more,. I've just gone through the Big League and counted that there are currently 78 first graders unavailable this weekend through either suspension or injury, theres enough players there to fill the gaps of the current below par players and then some.
    The problem with the ammount of players in the NRL now that arent up to it has come from the fact there's no organised second tier competition, if there was a full 16 team reserve grade and not that Qld Cup and NSW Cup jibberish then we'd have fringe players sticking in the game and pushing harder for spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    Ideal would be cap increase so we could pay our players what they get paid in England, and for each club being afford that increase without going bust.

    Only solution, as Cameron says, is more revenue.
    Well thats true, if and when the tv deal goes up lets say the cap is raised to $5m per season, does that mean that someone like Ryan Hinchcliffe then gets $180k a year instead of $110k or does it mean Greg Inglis will now make $550k instead of $400k?

    We'll need to see pretty remarkable ammounts of money come into the game for a big salary cap raise to make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    But they'd go overseas for the coin, rather than because they're not enough spots here.
    But are they better off financially though? Higher costs of living for example, and for those who go play rugby in Japan, well Tokyo is the most expensive city in the world to live, would leave them with less money then say if they stayed in Australia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    But are they better off financially though? Higher costs of living for example, and for those who go play rugby in Japan, well Tokyo is the most expensive city in the world to live, would leave them with less money then say if they stayed in Australia?
    Not when a part of those deals to play in japan includes a House, Car, Mistress, Blonde Mistress, Dwarf Mistress and a chance at Takashi's Castle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    But are they better off financially though? Higher costs of living for example, and for those who go play rugby in Japan, well Tokyo is the most expensive city in the world to live, would leave them with less money then say if they stayed in Australia?
    Of course they'd be financially better off, why do you think Craig Wing went there at this stage of his career? He even said it was for the money as he was screwed over by some scheme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripper868 View Post
    Not when a part of those deals to play in japan includes a House, Car, Mistress, Blonde Mistress, Dwarf Mistress and a chance at Takashi's Castle.
    Yeah, exactly. It wouldn't be hard for them to save money. They're not renting a house and paying for everything like your average Joe. They're also getting paid a fair bit of money.
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    Thurston confirmed as being in for the Cowboys tonight. Only ended up missing one week of footy. The bloke's a freak. Whenever he gets injured he ends up coming back so much earlier than he should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    I've always thought, what is wrong with having no cap?

    Sure, four or five clubs will probably dominate.

    However, that happens in the English Premier League, and that comp is fantastic.

    I think it's better having trading - where if (as in the AFL) a player gets poached, the club doing the poaching has to trade one or two players of equal ability in return.
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    Take that free market crap out of the NRL thread. I love a comp where Cronulla could potentially win the premiership in three years.

    EPL is a joke because most people are only interested in the games that features Chelsea, Man U, Arsenal and Liverpool. The only reason people care about Fulham v Tottenham is because of a ridiculous culture that doesn't exist in Australia unless you support Richmond.
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    +1000000000000000. Couldn't agree more, well other than the possibility of the Sharks winning a premiership

    Alot of these problems will become less prominent when News stops rorting the game of TV money, and clubs are able to afford a rise in the cap. We'll be able to retain better players, be able to afford to expand the game at it's frontiers, generating more money etc etc.

    Or so we hope anyway.
    I'm not an NRL fan, but ****ing eh!

    Boring seeing the same 3 or 4 teams win every year.

    The salary cap is one of the best things about Australian sport. And the fact the Storm have been caught makes it even better.
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    Greg Inglis, Billy Slater, etc come on and join a sport that is growing, rich, has no nasty salary caps, professionally run and, best of all, each week you actually get to play something

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