Dannyboy wrote:oche balboa wrote:TheSandman wrote:The BDO do absolutely nothing for the majority of darts players, why would the majority pay a membership fee that would only help to line the pockets of board members and the elite players.
Comparing it to cricket is idiotic, since your fee there goes to the hiring the pitch which is a necessity to actually play cricket.
Cricket fees nowadays go towards paying players to play in the cricket clubs 1st Xi
And this is a huge bug bear of mine.
One player was paid £30k for the season in a league not too far from me.
But club members aren’t paying for that, it’s usually rich idiots that want to win a pointless trophy.
We have a team in our ecb league that pays their entire first team, they have won the league something like 8 times in the last 10 years. What do they get from it, fek all
There isn’t a comparison here. People paying memberships for cricket teams or football teams are paying to get something back from their club. This is the bdo still wanting to pointlessly carry on doing “majors” but getting the super league players to cover the costs.