Paris next year???

Paris next year???

Post by Steve Topl » Fri, 31 Oct 1997 04:00:00


As a Hull Sharks fan I was wondering what the future of Paris SG is.
Despite looking forward to Tevita Vaikiona (RIP) ripping through the
Super League defences I have to be honest and say my hidden agenda all
year was looking forward to riding Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland
Paris!
I now hear the league is not giving them money next year but even if
they do will they be playing in Paris anyway (especially with the
World cup being in France next year and possibly using there ground?).
Trip to the beaches of the South of France possibly?

Cheers,
Steve

 
 
 

Paris next year???

Post by John Drak » Fri, 31 Oct 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
> As a Hull Sharks fan I was wondering what the future of Paris SG is.

So are the French RL Federation, who want to take over the club and run it
in SL next year. They are still waiting on a decision from the RFL as to
whether they have a place in SL next year.

Quote:
> I now hear the league is not giving them money next year but even if
> they do will they be playing in Paris anyway (especially with the
> World cup being in France next year and possibly using there ground?).
> Trip to the beaches of the South of France possibly?

If they retain their place in SL, they will receive the same amount of
funding from the News Ltd contract as the other SL clubs, but will also
need to raise revenue from other sources. This would suggest a move towards
more games being played in the south, attracting a higher proportion of
paying spectators than is currently possible in the French capital (they
had 8,000 in Narbonne v Halifax this season).

Certain key games would probably still be played in Paris, as the French RL
Fed are keen to keep a high profile RL presence there, hence their desire
to keep the PSG club alive in SL, in the face of opposition from the RFL,
who tried to "buy them off" with an offer of two places in the First
Division for other French clubs if they gave up on PSG.

Nice to see the French Fed has more balls than the English RFL.

Hope they are successful.

John

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