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    All-Ireland League Thread

    Not sure why discussion on an AIL has got bundled in with the three tier league nonsense, so am creating a stand alone thread for it here

    Any info/leaks coming out from today's meeting in Dundalk yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    Not sure why discussion on an AIL has got bundled in with the three tier league nonsense, so am creating a stand alone thread for it here

    Any info/leaks coming out from today's meeting in Dundalk yet?
    Every journalist could end up with a ban....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesta99 View Post
    Every journalist could end up with a ban....
    Or a DVD....

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    Reports from 5 clubs I've seen so far all very positive. Seems everyone very impressed, and there are concrete financials in place too, just not being made public yet.

    This might actually happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    Or a DVD....
    Surely at least all on USB sticks these days? But either way '@~£&*?~@'....

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    Dundalk's Mark Devlin

    Excellent presentation from the All-Island League team this evening. Of course there will be challenges, but nothing worthwhile is ever achieved without hard work. It is definitely a very exciting project & there is great potential but obviously there is more work to be done
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    https://twitter.com/markdevlin7/stat...70612995796992

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    Reports from 5 clubs I've seen so far all very positive. Seems everyone very impressed, and there are concrete financials in place too, just not being made public yet.

    This might actually happen.
    Were northern clubs at the meeting? They're the ones that will probably need the vast majority of convincing.
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    According to Lucid "the vast majority of invited clubs" turned up, so I'd say that Irish League clubs were there. who was invited and who the minority were that didn't show is another thing.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50179427
    The BBC up north are giving it a fair bit of coverage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverFeltBetter View Post
    Were northern clubs at the meeting? They're the ones that will probably need the vast majority of convincing.
    Two of the 5 I mentioned were Glentoran and Warrenpoint.

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    The European places is the big issue for me. I can imagine a case where the FAI Cup and Irish Cup could continue for RoI and NI teams and that'd be accepted for Europa League/Conference (ala Liechtenstein clubs playing in Switzerland but qualifying for EL) but just don't see how it could be a runner to expect 7-8 places overall. There was some suggestion that the overall finances would make up for the fewer European places which seems like an extraordinary claim to me, but even if that were the case you're still going from the glory / novelty / excitement / incentive of Euro football for 7-8 Irish teams down to 4. It's a hell of a leap of faith to accept fewer Euro spots and fewer top division places on the promise of an unprecedented TV deal and other income streams. I mean what happens when the TV company who are offering 1m+ get cold feet and decide late on that actually this is only worth 200k to us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    Reports from 5 clubs I've seen so far all very positive. Seems everyone very impressed, and there are concrete financials in place too, just not being made public yet.

    This might actually happen.
    It cannot be claimed that everyone was impressed. Granted the majority that spoke expressed positivities, in fact the Finn Harps rep was falling over himself to support it, they were not the majority in the room of those who expressed concerns and those who did not speak.

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    Crues seem prepared to recommend it to members.

    https://www.crusadersfc.com/newsdetail/ID/1793

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    Quote Originally Posted by brendy_éire View Post
    Crues seem prepared to recommend it to members.

    https://www.crusadersfc.com/newsdetail/ID/1793
    As I said elsewhere in response to that statement.

    Strange statement from Crusaders. My understanding is that the overall league prize money pot is increasing. However the prize money for 1st and 2nd has been reduced given those 2 teams gain substantial UEFA money through qualification, with the money 'saved' plus other additional revenue now be spread further down the league in terms of what each club receives. And as surprising that this payment schedule was unanimously passed by all the clubs, including Crusader, at a recent NIFL meeting. :huh:




    Btw, as there comparisons being made in this AIL discussion thread, an interesting comparison between the LOI and NIFL Prem would be to look at the total prize pots based on last year's figures.

    While NIFL''s last season was circa £390k and the LOI's was about €370k, the LOI clubs themselves have to contribute, from their own pockets, some €200k in entry fees. NIFL Premiership clubs entry fees are just £18k.

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    £18k between the 12 teams - as in £1,500 each?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    £18k between the 12 teams - as in £1,500 each?
    I'd presume so as 18k each would be over £216k (€250k) so a moot point in a comparison with LoI affiliation costs. Unless it's a way of presenting figures that sound better until looked at closer!?

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    That's what I wanted to confirm alright

    May as well all the question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    £18k between the 12 teams - as in £1,500 each?
    Correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesta99 View Post
    I'd presume so as 18k each would be over £216k (€250k) so a moot point in a comparison with LoI affiliation costs. Unless it's a way of presenting figures that sound better until looked at closer!?
    No. As above. £1500 each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Parker View Post
    No. As above. £1500 each.
    As I had presumed!

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    Peter Collins asking Mooney about the funding on RTÉ just now.

    Mooney blustering some nonsense about Government funding.

    "We should dream. We should be ambitious"

    "Potential to lose European places".

    Not convincing at all. Sounds like another Platinum One tbh.

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