The point of a salary cap was to give an even spread of talent across the 16 teams,… I am not sure how long Third party payments have been around for, but they actually work against the very ethos of the Cap, for E.G. it was reported on Fox that Brisbane have around $2,000,000.oo in third party arrangements which was said to be the highest of any club, and some clubs were as low as $200,000.oo… if this is true , clubs such as Brisbane and Melbourne and others are at a massive advantage from other clubs given their geographical situation.
Is it me, or is this just a ridiculous situation ?, surely the plusses of third party payments are blown away with what the cap was supposed to do in the first place.
What do you think?
Go the Rabbits