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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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I totally don't get the point of it.

if the team has the business acumen to raise the money, then let them pay their players whatever they want, surely?

It doesn't happen in many sports... why AFL/NRL?

please explain?



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I totally don't get the point of it.

if the team has the business acumen to raise the money, then let them pay their players whatever they want, surely?

It doesn't happen in many sports... why AFL/NRL?

please explain?
It's Australia - stupid shit abounds.
You make something idiotproof, they'll make a better idiot.



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Actually, think about it - it's communist thinking - why should someone (in this case a club) be allowed to be more successful/better than others? Everyone should be the same, meaning you will be penalised if you are succesful and if you are more succesful than others, you are expected to carry them along. Standard communist, and australian for that matter, thinking.
You make something idiotproof, they'll make a better idiot.



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wilt chamberlain was used as a prime example against this years ago...



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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stupid shit indeed.

The Melbourne storm controversy is a huge pile of shit IMO.

the player can't be made to play any better just 'cos they're paid more.

complete croc of crap.

I say scrap the salary cap, and let the best team win... it IS a competition after all.  :scratchchin:



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apparently a few people got wind of this happening, and placed bets of 40k on them coming last this year. the TAB or sportsbet honoured the bets... only to find out the next day about the story. some people are going to collect a bit of cash by september....



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i agree the whole salary cap system is not the way to go

but from what i've read about it, there are arguments for and against salary caps

argument for salary cap all seem about financial implications of not having one. ie if there wasn't one clubs would go heavily into debt to get the best players, while those clubs that have a lot of financial backing can afford to recruit the best players reducing the level of competition between clubs

arguments against obviously is where players are not being paid based on demand which is based on talent and skills



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The greed of the lenders needs to be punished. Any lender that lends against unpayable debts deserved to get ripped... serves 'em right. Therefore, the teams don't need to worry about debts, as they SHOULDN'T be able to borrow more than they can afford. if they do... stiff shit to the lenders IMO.


and if teams are stupid enough to offer more salary than they can afford... then again... stiff shit.... it's all part of the team... manage the finances.



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The greed of the lenders needs to be punished. Any lender that lends against unpayable debts deserved to get ripped... serves 'em right. Therefore, the teams don't need to worry about debts, as they SHOULDN'T be able to borrow more than they can afford. if they do... stiff shit to the lenders IMO.


and if teams are stupid enough to offer more salary than they can afford... then again... stiff shit.... it's all part of the team... manage the finances.


but when you've got 6 clubs that are privately owned, how is possible to achieve without a salary cap?



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but when you've got 6 clubs that are privately owned, how is possible to achieve without a salary cap?

what does it matter who owns what?

raise the money or run at what you can afford...



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