Mark Ella (57)
Is that a factor of your domicile?
Unfortunately, I just don't see anything changing in terms of payments. Paper bags, seconds sets of books, and other financial incentives can be hidden too easily.Without being able to pay their players next year they should lose most of their current 1st Grade side and they won't be as big of a threat.
My mistake I assumed that Brothers wouldn't be coming up. I didn't realise the depth of the poo that Drummoyne are in.
Is it related the red cards only or are there "other" issues?
Well, they've already pissed away thousands in fines for repeated red cards. And if they're unapologetic about it as everyone says, then clearly money isn't hurting them.
Forcing them down to Div 2 will just make them revenge smash everyone there, so there is only one solution left:
Division 1 = The Haves. Clubs with money who want to pay players. Make it three grades + Colts and damn the torpedoes. Anything goes. Unleash the dogs of indiscriminate finance! Rego fees per team with Subbies are proportionately higher, as are fines and sanctions.
Div 2 and lower = The Have Nots. Clubs who want to play for the sake of competitive rugby, and not swinging dicks at each other. Keep the 4 Grades if you must as a maximum, but MUST HAVE Colts as appropriate.