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News: NRL poised to strip Melbourne Storm of points over salary cap breaches

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by fLIP, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +1,324 /37
    <p>PREMIERS Melbourne Storm are braced to lose NRL premiership points as a result of salary cap violations.

    <a href="http://silvertails.net/news/4725-nrl-poised-to-strip-melbourne-storm-of-points-over-salary-cap-breaches-.html">Read the full article</a>
  2. Zep

    Zep Active Member

    +8 /0
    Cameron Smith should get a 3 year ban from the game for bad commentating, much worse to the image of the game than any off field indiscretion by players :p
  3. nita

    nita Member

    +2 /0
    lolz, poor storm  ;) love it.
  4. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,602 /80
    So let me get this straight. The NRL, who are part owned by News Limited, will fine the Melbourne Storm, who are owned by News Limited, a figure up to $1 million. So basically some News Ltd accountant will do a general ledger entry to account for the shiffling of funds and it's  business as usual. What a joke. The real punishment should be premiership points and lots of them, they are serial offenders after all.  
  5. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,625 /204
    until it becomes X number of points per Y dollars over the cap teams will be treated differently.

    Will be interesting to see how much better they come out compared to other teams
  6. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,543 /26
    Well, that's made my day.
  7. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,476 /8
    My take on it exactly.
  8. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    the cheating dogs will find some skirt to hide under, I will be surprised if the penalty is anything  big
  9. Brookie4eva

    Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

    +213 /2
    If they were to loose 8 points, it still doesn't justify betting on them getting the spoon, they would easily be in front of Sharks in 2 weeks.
  10. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

    +762 /21
    Cue all the Gould "Salary Cap is broken" newspapers articles. He sure was banging on about it last week.
  11. kingyfan

    kingyfan Member

    +5 /0
    The real reason is that after last monday nights media conference the NRL conducted secret gender testing on Cameron Smith and discovered that he is really a girl who should be wearing a big girls blouse instead of playing league.

    As NRL rules prohibit a girl from playing NRL the storm have been immediately docked of all competition points and premiership trophies and their players will be required to attend Alan Jones' spa for remedial homework.
  12. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,893 /65
    Apparently there will be a press conference at 6, all sorts of rumours flying around, the best being that they will lose 44 points !!

    That would be awesome, imagine watching Bellamy with that haha
  13. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    press conference @ 4pm now, a rumour msged to tunks on talking sports was -44pts & 1million fine
  14. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Given the Dogs lost all points way back when, they surely couldn't do anything other than belt the storm.  Excellent news.  Pity I'm not a betting man and had the house on us a month ago. 
  15. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,736 /120
    44 points would be horrible for them. What would be the point in them turning up and playing and their fans going.

    Sure if they have cheated the cap they need to be punished but not to the greater detriment of the game.

    44 points would mean that possibly they could be trying to claw those points back long into next season!
  16. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +345 /5
    Melbourne are gooooonskies, just announce on 9 news. Storm stripped of the 2007 and 2009 premiership and have lost all points accrued for 2010 and will not receive any other points for the remainder of the season.
  17. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +345 /5
    Kingyfan the dead give away was that he was caught out.

    He sits to piss
  18. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

    +514 /6
    Pity we don't get credit for 2007 but at least they don't get to keep the prizemoney or have it in the record books.

    I suppose if you play them and get beaten for the rest of the season niether team gets the points, which would be the fairest way.
  19. Cliffy4PM

    Cliffy4PM Active Member

    +56 /11
    It they lost there Premierships do we get one?
  20. blitzkrieg

    blitzkrieg Active Member

    +10 /0
    All this and we still beat them 40-0, ha ha ha ha ha
    I can't wait to see Bellamy's face, I'm sure that arrogant sneer he always carries wil be GOOONNNNE. Eat balls Storm.

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