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    Posted: 13 March 2017 at 11:36am
Too early for April fool. Unbeleivable news.  Things not going well financially for the big spending French clubs then?

Redundencies on the way?

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/major-shock-two-french-rugbys-12732604
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PE SA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 March 2017 at 11:38am
The next club to dominate...I can see serious cash spent here as a City of Paris side. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote KID A Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 March 2017 at 11:59am
Originally posted by surfing-mtber surfing-mtber wrote:

Things not going well financially for the big spending French clubs then?


That's a bit of a sweeping statement.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dai38 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 March 2017 at 12:07pm
Rugby has never been a big sport in Paris, so in some ways one can see one of the reasons for amalgamations, the fan base.

I believe that both clubs are financed by multi millionaires so I honestly don't think finance is a reason.

I think this will really cause issues in France, when I was in Castres a few years ago fans were worried about the financial position and were thinking how Toulouse would react if there were genuine cutbacks on salaries.

The fans thought they would be amalgamated and become some sort of feeder club, with the money going to Toulouse.

Interesting.
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Presumably this would lead to a lot of heavy ball carrying forwards being released. We should be all over that!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dai38 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 March 2017 at 12:31pm
Where has the money come from all of a sudden?

Even their back up players are out of our league, sad but true.
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Watch the clamour for mergers in Wales increase
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AstroScarlet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 March 2017 at 12:52pm
Originally posted by dantheman dantheman wrote:

Presumably this would lead to a lot of heavy ball carrying forwards being released. We should be all over that!!

Parisse would be nice.
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Originally posted by AstroScarlet AstroScarlet wrote:

Originally posted by dantheman dantheman wrote:

Presumably this would lead to a lot of heavy ball carrying forwards being released. We should be all over that!!


Parisse would be nice.

Good shout
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Originally posted by M.M. M.M. wrote:

Watch the clamour for mergers in Wales increase

The WRU is edging that way


 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mrfwon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 March 2017 at 3:03pm
Either way, we can most certainly have a guess at what the new club name could possibly be:
  • Paris Pirates
  • The Eiffel Towers
  • The Love Club
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Originally posted by Dafen Boy Dafen Boy wrote:

Originally posted by M.M. M.M. wrote:

Watch the clamour for mergers in Wales increase

The WRU is edging that way


 



Oh yes. They'd love it, I'm sure.
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90 players to be halved into 45 by the coaches. The predicted fanbase of the team is 22k. It's basically Racing taking over Stade Francais but pretending it's a merger.
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Originally posted by KID A KID A wrote:

90 players to be halved into 45 by the coaches. The predicted fanbase of the team is 22k. It's basically Racing taking over Stade Francais but pretending it's a merger.
Who's up for grabs then!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote KID A Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 March 2017 at 4:06pm
Originally posted by PE SA PE SA wrote:

Originally posted by KID A KID A wrote:

90 players to be halved into 45 by the coaches. The predicted fanbase of the team is 22k. It's basically Racing taking over Stade Francais but pretending it's a merger.

Who's up for grabs then!!


Nobody that's interested that we can afford, is my guess.
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Originally posted by KID A KID A wrote:

90 players to be halved into 45 by the coaches. The predicted fanbase of the team is 22k. It's basically Racing taking over Stade Francais but pretending it's a merger.

Local gov't in Paris not happy about this at all. They helped greatly with SF's renovation of Stade Jean Bouin a couple of years ago and now the "merged" team are going to play in Racing's brand new stadium in Nanterre sometime around September next. 

SF supporters must be gutted.
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