Perhaps it is a bit of a throw back, and probably more about keeping the accountants happy than looking after the players. BUT if its the same for everyone, at least there is fairness.
The Easter programme for Championship One is plain unfair on some teams.
Swinton Lions are set to benefit, with no game on Good Friday followed by a trip to Doncaster on the Monday. However, Donny have to travel to Gateshead on Good Friday. Not exactly fair on Donny.
Also spare a thought for Workington, who probably face the toughest assignment of all. They are sure to give everything to win the local derby with Whitehaven on Good Friday - those games are almost always a good tussle. Then on Easter Monday, Workington face a trip to Keighley for a game that may prove to be crucial come the end of the season. In the meantime, Keighley don't have a match on Good Friday! So Keighley will face Workington after an 8 day rest.
Edited by PhillH, 18 April 2011 - 02:07 PM.