the NFL has no P&R.
RL in england cant afford P&R either.
for P&R to work you need lots of well funded and widely supported clubs
RL doesnt have it
Why does it need to be well funded? Why not just have 14 teams with the same budget and therefore almost guaranteeing that 1 team will not dominate for decades? Does the best sport have to be played by the absolute best and skillful players, or is the best sport played out by equally skilled teams? Is it better to watch say St. Helens with a team full of internationals from around the world stuffing say Castleford or Catalan by 60 points every week? Or would you rather watch a game like the recent Huddersfield and Hull KR game which was in doubt until the last kick of the game? No contest IMO, nobody wants to watch sport that is a dead cert.
Why do we have this obsession with Austrailia, it is their national sport, so it is an entirely different situation and just because something works in one country doesn't mean it will work in another. Take the NFL American football, which has had millions pumped in to it over here and has it taken off? Because it doesn't fit our sporting needs. Has soccer in Austrailia taken off, and is it regularly pulling the same gates as the NRL? No, it is a different culture down under so we should not do what the Aussies do, as it will never guarantee success here as it is an entirely different market and situation. We need to do what is right for us in this country.
Edited by Pride & Heritage, 01 July 2010 - 01:39 PM.