General Warriors: We don't want cash help

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Warriors: We don't want cash help

The Warriors are denying reports that they've asked the NRL for financial assistance, as a $2 million loss for the year looms large.

But the club's acknowledged it now needs outside help, as it loses appeal following this year's salary cap breach.

It follows reports in the media in Sydney that the Warriors want cash from the NRL, but it's a claim denied by CEO Wayne Scurrah.

"We're not asking the NRL to write cheques to support the club. The owners of the club are committed to running the club and managing the club. But they are seeking some support in terms of how we get the club operating how we want it to operate," said Scurrah.

The club's asked for NRL help in areas like marketing, as another season of disappointment's set to pass.

Former chairman Graham Lowe agrees that something has to change.

"They were promoted wrongly in my opinion as the big fish in the only game in town. NRL is a big, big product, with a lot of terrific sides, far bigger than the Warriors."

And Lowe is confident the Warriors will get assistance.

"Eric Watson's got them over a bit of a barrel because they can't afford to let the Warriors fall, because the revenue from SKY TV is far disproportionate to the revenue they can get from other clubs in Australia."

Scurrah is also optimistic of a positive outcome.

"I'm certain the NRL will help us. They want us to succeed and they've been extremely supportive.

"The NRL helps clubs in various matters. I mean every club has a different set of circumstances, so they do some things that other clubs don't receive. Over the full extent of the year it's a pretty level playing field."
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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I know the essence of this is money; but I can help also thinking that the Warriors are just looking for a level playing field. They are ranked outsiders in this competition purely fromlocation alone and the NRL, while was happy the Warriors stayed on after nearly going uder, it just makes me wonder...there could be a whole other side story
 

sebastian_old

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League: Warriors in need of new money

3.40pm Wednesday July 19, 2006


The Warriors insist they are not begging for money from the NRL, but they are after a more level playing field.

The Auckland-based club is facing another big financial loss of $2.2 million this year and have approached the NRL for help.

Warriors Chief Executive Wayne Scurrah says the New Zealand club is disadvantaged in a number of areas, such as no NRL advertising, no reserve grade and having extra travel costs, with which the NRL could help.

Scurrah says they are not whinging but they believe the NRL could help balance some of the differences with the Sydney clubs.

The Warriors' major shareholders Eric Watson and Mark Hotchin are currently covering the losses.

- NEWSTALK ZB


You were right skinny,its more than money, theres the no reserve side, NRL advertising & travel costs. Thats HUGE, the NRL sets NO foundations for the Warriors & they take away 4 points for breach, thats bulls*hit.
 

scottyb_old

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i cant beleive how narrow minded u r sebastion, they took away four points coz we cheated, full stop end of story, we deserved it so stop blaming anyone for that, it was our own fault
 

sebastian_old

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I know why they took the points away, because we were over the salary cap & is therefore cheating(even though every club that can afford it, does it). I'm saying ethicly the NRL should've had enough backbone to say, this club is not on level terms, therefore is a special circumstance. Instead of punishing our club, they should've helped. The NRL is trying to pass off our club, as level with all the other 14 clubs, when obviously thats not true. Our club is probably DAMN hard to run as it has to fend for itself against Union, no reserve grade side, no NRL advertising & so on. We get no help from the NRL, the least they could've done is picked us up when we fell down, meaning not take away more income by minusing 4 points but by working out how they can help us by supporting our cause just a little bit more. Like Wayne said were not asking for Billions, were not even asking for money, we just want equal benifits that ALL other clubs recieve.
 

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