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Edinburgh have an unfair advantage

Postby Boss_cat2 » June 12th, 2018, 7:55 am

The start of the Pro (14) conference system last year, Glasgow played Edinburgh 3 times, twice away and once at home. Glasgow fans were promised that every 2nd year we would have 2 home games. However the SRU and GW management have renaged on this promise. They want to take advantage of the supposed success of their flagship "Silver Saturday" and repeat this every year.

We believe this gives Edinburgh an unfair advantage over the other teams, and from our point of view, GW are conversely disadvantaged.

To put this into context, imagine the scenario next season, It's Edinburgh and Leinster fighting it out for the 3rd place in the conference. Joint on points going into the last game, you guys have to win away at mid table Connacht and will be looking for a bonus point (not so easy away from home). Meanwhile, Edinburgh have to face Glasgow in what should be an away game but it's actually going to be played at their home game.of Murrayfield! , Where on average they have more Danes than lost!

If you agree please joint our petition and spread the word.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/glasgow-warriors-home-game-v-edinburgh-should-be-at-scotstoun
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Re: Edinburgh have an unfair advantage

Postby ronk » June 12th, 2018, 12:36 pm

Are you getting the gate from the 2nd Edinburgh game? Is it included for season tickets?
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Re: Edinburgh have an unfair advantage

Postby kermischocolate » June 12th, 2018, 12:40 pm

ronk wrote:Are you getting the gate from the 2nd Edinburgh game? Is it included for season tickets?


Who knows.

No.
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Re: Edinburgh have an unfair advantage

Postby neilinboston » June 12th, 2018, 12:42 pm

Danes are a particularly big problem in Scottish rugby?
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Re: Edinburgh have an unfair advantage

Postby ronk » June 12th, 2018, 1:38 pm

kermischocolate wrote:
ronk wrote:Are you getting the gate from the 2nd Edinburgh game? Is it included for season tickets?


Who knows.

No.


It is
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Re: Edinburgh have an unfair advantage

Postby kermischocolate » June 12th, 2018, 2:15 pm

ronk wrote:
kermischocolate wrote:
ronk wrote:Are you getting the gate from the 2nd Edinburgh game? Is it included for season tickets?


Who knows.

No.


It is
http://www.glasgowwarriors.org/201617-s ... emberships
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Re: Edinburgh have an unfair advantage

Postby paddyor » June 12th, 2018, 9:20 pm

Boss_cat2 wrote:The start of the Pro (14) conference system last year, Glasgow played Edinburgh 3 times, twice away and once at home. Glasgow fans were promised that every 2nd year we would have 2 home games. However the SRU and GW management have renaged on this promise. They want to take advantage of the supposed success of their flagship "Silver Saturday" and repeat this every year.

We believe this gives Edinburgh an unfair advantage over the other teams, and from our point of view, GW are conversely disadvantaged.

To put this into context, imagine the scenario next season, It's Edinburgh and Leinster fighting it out for the 3rd place in the conference. Joint on points going into the last game, you guys have to win away at mid table Connacht and will be looking for a bonus point (not so easy away from home). Meanwhile, Edinburgh have to face Glasgow in what should be an away game but it's actually going to be played at their home game.of Murrayfield! , Where on average they have more Danes than lost!

If you agree please joint our petition and spread the word.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/glasgow-warriors-home-game-v-edinburgh-should-be-at-scotstoun

If we're fighting it out for 3rd place in the conference next year and miss out on points/wins/points difference you think we'll be blaming the SRU? I had a look on your forum, real storm in a teacup stuff. It does not in anyway call into question the fairness of the league. It's not being done mid season, everyone knows from the outset. If it gets more bums on seats and a better atmosphere then sponsors/tv will be quite happy about it.

FYI Judgement day is a big money spinner for the teams. Think they originally got 240k each which is more than the dragons have ever made from a home game(some season tickets are about 100). Costs and profits are now split evenly.

It's a money spinner like Judgement day. The teams make money from it than if they hold it at home
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Re: Edinburgh have an unfair advantage

Postby BlueBlue » June 22nd, 2018, 3:05 pm

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Re: Edinburgh have an unfair advantage

Postby neiliog93 » June 26th, 2018, 9:09 am

If they want to sell tickets to a big event, could they not do it in one of Celtic Park, Ibrox or Hampden Park in Glasgow?..
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Re: Edinburgh have an unfair advantage

Postby kermischocolate » June 26th, 2018, 1:27 pm

neiliog93 wrote:If they want to sell tickets to a big event, could they not do it in one of Celtic Park, Ibrox or Hampden Park in Glasgow?..


Celtic Park is a possible. Ibrox pitch is too small, hampden is a no.
But from SRU pov why pay to hire somewhere when they can use Murrayfield for free?
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