some really great debate on here guys, learnt a couple of new things i didn't know. I've always been pretty much against the players on this and that was confirmed at the start of this thread but then some interesting points were made about the loans affecting losses and interest payments and the argument about why should this be a part of the financial consideration of the players, that made sense to me.
for me though, it boils down to, what is best for the league? the sport itself. And that surely has to be swaying way over to the side of the owners? Both financially and systemically it is better for the sport if more of the owners' demands are met than the players? In terms of getting the finances of the league sorted and making another attempt at making a more balanced playing field, increasing the competitiveness of the league.