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Barnet were supposed to be making a £22m loan to Saracens. Hope this doesn't go tits up like the one from the Council to Northampton Town's football club.
 

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Barnet were supposed to be making a £22m loan to Saracens. Hope this doesn't go tits up like the one from the Council to Northampton Town's football club.
Why on earth would Barnet Council loan £22M of public money to a Company whose owner is worth £300M ? If I were a resident of Barnet I would want my Council Tax reduced and additional funding of services instead.
 

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I think Saracens ground is a multi sports facility and used to the local community so imagine it has something to do with that.
 

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Tony Rowe doesn't think that the punishment fits the crime and wants them relegated as well ! Presumably he has half an eye on their last two Premiership Titles being annulled and the Chiefs being awarded them by default !
 

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I think Saracens ground is a multi sports facility and used to the local community so imagine it has something to do with that.
I think you're pretty much on it there. I'm not sure if the athletics ground is still there (where as Hounslow Borough champion I was our representative in the Steeplechase at the County schools championships in 1993), but there are myriad other sporting facilities at Barnet Copthall besides the Rugby.

If Middlesex CCC get their way there could be a Cricket ground there too before long - I presume on the site currently occupied by the Cricket squares adjoining the Rugby ground.
 
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