RED DEVILS DEDUCTED THREE SUPER LEAGUE 2020 WINS

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RED DEVILS DEDUCTED THREE SUPER LEAGUE 2020 WINS

Post by josie andrews » Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:52 pm

Salford Red Devils have been deducted three wins (the equivalent of six points during a season decided on points rather than percentage wins) following the club’s failure to meet the terms of a financial commitment agreed to in 2013.

In January 2013 the Salford Football Club (1914) Limited entered into a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA). An application for RFL membership by a new company, Salford City Reds (2013) Limited, was subsequently approved by the RFL Board. A condition of the membership was that the Club fund the CVA of the old company and that, if the CVA fails, then “the new Club would be deducted 6 points in the playing season in which the default occurs”.

The CVA has now failed, as confirmed by a ‘certificate of non-compliance’ issued by a licensed insolvency practitioner on October 22, triggering the RFL Board sanction. It is important to note, however, that this ‘insolvency event’ does not relate to Salford City Reds (2013) Limited and does not impact any of that company’s debtor or creditor relationships.

The three-win deduction takes immediate effect. This is in line with the regulatory backdrop and competition framework applicable in 2013. With no relegation or promotion, a points deduction would have affected only a club’s finishing position. Salford finished in 14th (bottom) in Super League and therefore a sporting sanction at that time would not have affected the club’s final position.

In 2015 the RFL Board amended its Insolvency Policy following the reintroduction of relegation and promotion, increasing the sporting sanction from six to 12 points (with strictly limited exceptions). The updated policy applies only to insolvency events since 2015.

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Re: RED DEVILS DEDUCTED THREE SUPER LEAGUE 2020 WINS

Post by doc » Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:14 am

Feel sorry for Salford being punished for something 7 yrs ago.

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Re: RED DEVILS DEDUCTED THREE SUPER LEAGUE 2020 WINS

Post by the pieman » Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:45 am

i couldnt get my head around this last night and feels like a kick in the teeth for the current Salford administration

The only thing i can think is that they wanted to get it written off (so to speak) in a crap year for everyone and knowing that they wont get relegated

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Re: RED DEVILS DEDUCTED THREE SUPER LEAGUE 2020 WINS

Post by Wigan_forever1985 » Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:10 am

If i were Salford i would wonder why as a team they bother- they never seem to get a break
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Re: RED DEVILS DEDUCTED THREE SUPER LEAGUE 2020 WINS

Post by Caboosegg » Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:12 am

What an absolute joke.
Its shows the rfl is not fit for purpose, this season is under extreme circumstances.

It seems like a cop out as well as a screw over.

Salford have lost the chance to be competing and potentially winning the league (much needed money)

But on the other hand.

Doing it this season means no relegation saving that danger.
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Re: RED DEVILS DEDUCTED THREE SUPER LEAGUE 2020 WINS

Post by nathan_rugby » Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:15 am

Absolute disgrace of a decision.

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Re: RED DEVILS DEDUCTED THREE SUPER LEAGUE 2020 WINS

Post by fozzieskem » Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:15 pm

nathan_rugby wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:15 am
Absolute disgrace of a decision.

RL is such a laughing stock, being run worst than this Tory government is the country!
Oh no you’re wrong,the tories are worse

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Re: RED DEVILS DEDUCTED THREE SUPER LEAGUE 2020 WINS

Post by medlocke » Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:59 pm

nathan_rugby wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:15 am
Absolute disgrace of a decision.

RL is such a laughing stock, being run worst than this Tory government is the country!
It's being run like a Labour government, No idea what so ever :D

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Re: RED DEVILS DEDUCTED THREE SUPER LEAGUE 2020 WINS

Post by Mike » Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:31 pm

Might have been intentional from Salford and RFL - no relegation threat, they're out of the playoffs and reduces their financial liabilities for the future. Probably very good timing for them, I doubt they think they've been screwed by the RFL.

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Re: RED DEVILS DEDUCTED THREE SUPER LEAGUE 2020 WINS

Post by morley pie eater » Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:22 pm

Mike wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:31 pm
Might have been intentional from Salford and RFL - no relegation threat, they're out of the playoffs and reduces their financial liabilities for the future. Probably very good timing for them, I doubt they think they've been screwed by the RFL.
My thoughts exactly, Mike, and a shrewd move by all if true.
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