Paris and relegation

Paris and relegation

Post by WiganRLf » Tue, 09 Sep 1997 04:00:00


I picked this up from the Sporting Life RL news pages in an article about Andy
Goodway:

Quote

Although RFL chairman Sir Rodney Walker last week revealed that, had Paris
finished bottom, they would not have been relegated, Goodway is anxious that
the club is put on a more secure footing.

Unquote

Now I think everyone around here had speculated that if Paris *had* finished
bottom that they would not be relegated but to my knowledge this is the first
official acknowledgment of the fact.

What I want to know is when Walker *revealed* this fact where did he do so?

I was away for a few days last week so I may have missed it so if someone could
enlighten me I would be grateful.

I would also like to know what else he revealed (if anything) on this matter,
such as which (if any) club would have been relegated in place of Paris and
what would have happened to Hulls promotion.

Did Paris know about this arraignment?  seems like they ought to have known so
they could plan for the future rather than be panicking over the threat of
relegation.

With the RL's appalling record of administration I can't help thinking he made
all this up after the event with the benefit of hindsight knowing Paris were
safe and there were no awkward decisions to make.

Am I wrong?

Dave
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but trying hard to become the worst :-(

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Paris and relegation

Post by Mr P Halliwel » Tue, 09 Sep 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
> Although RFL chairman Sir Rodney Walker last week revealed that, had Paris
> finished bottom, they would not have been relegated, Goodway is anxious that
> the club is put on a more secure footing.

Someone made an interesting point on GMR radio yesterday.
If Paris had finnished bottom and were not relegated then Hull would
still have come top and we have an extra club in SL.  After
a few years of this and SL will contain 4/5 more teams.

What would the RFL do then ?

--

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.
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Paris and relegation

Post by Antonioni P » Wed, 10 Sep 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> > Although RFL chairman Sir Rodney Walker last week revealed that, had Paris
> > finished bottom, they would not have been relegated, Goodway is anxious that
> > the club is put on a more secure footing.

> Someone made an interesting point on GMR radio yesterday.
> If Paris had finnished bottom and were not relegated then Hull would
> still have come top and we have an extra club in SL.  After
> a few years of this and SL will contain 4/5 more teams.

> What would the RFL do then ?

Re organise again. Switch to playing half the season in autumn and half in
a new season half way between spring and summer and expand the premiership
to 36 clubs.

Anyway, I agree with no relegation for Paris, but at the price of
developing French players rather than Aussie reserve graders.

P.J.

 
 
 

Paris and relegation

Post by John Drak » Wed, 10 Sep 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Anyway, I agree with no relegation for Paris, but at the price of
> developing French players rather than Aussie reserve graders.

> P.J.

Me too. However, I think the RFL ought to make it plain from the start that
Paris will not be relegated from SL (for a fixed and publicly stated period
of development, at least), rather than just wait and see what happens each
season, keeping everyone (including PSG!) guessing, and then pulling the
rabbit from the hat only if it becomes absolutely necessary.

For a start, without the threat of relegation, PSG could begin to take a
longer term view of their role in SL, attract sponsorship, establish a
proper club organisation, build formal links with the rest of the French
League clubs and generally do all the things they could have been doing
since April '95 if they knew they had a future to make it worthwhile
bothering.

If it is left to carry on as now, they may manage to survive each season,
but without achieving anything more tangible than that for the game in
France, what would be the point?

Furthermore, in view of Sir Rodney Walker's alleged comments that PSG would
not have been relegated this season, I think we have the right to know what
would have happened to the promotion spot won fair and square under the
rules by Hull.

Walker's comment, if true, shows him up to be just as bad as the bunch who
currently run our game (into the ground). Anyone who thinks he is going to
be the saviour of RL, just because he isn't Maurice Lindsay, had better
prepare to be disappointed IMO.

Is Walker really the best our game can do for itself?

John

 
 
 

Paris and relegation

Post by Knickers » Fri, 12 Sep 1997 04:00:00

What is it, only big SL buddies stay up???? Sharks won we go up anyone
looses goes down, all starting to sweat now sharks are uop

 
 
 

Paris and relegation

Post by Paul McNal » Mon, 15 Sep 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
>What is it, only big SL buddies stay up???? Sharks won we go up anyone
>looses goes down, all starting to sweat now sharks are uop

A fortnight away for me..

Some things never change I'm glad to see....

Paul