My own opinion is that you are talking nonsense.
Hull KR were in danger of becoming an FC feeder team and the RFL had the perfect excuse to block their entry to SL i.e. the state of their stadium, they could have even relegated them the last time licences were decided.
They chose not to.
Mo Lindsay doesn't run the RFL anymore and the world has moved on. Perhaps you should too.
Your opinion is ALWAYS that I am talking nonsense. You need to stick to the actual debates.
You have entirely ignored the facts and twisted them just to try to score your customary point.
Hull.K.R. were sinking as fast as Hunslet in the face of Leeds or Halifax in the face of Fartown and Bradford.
The process of the big clubs taking players and fans from the small clubs is something entirely perpetrated by the bigger clubs.
You have ("whoosh") completely missed the point that Mo Lyndsay covered the need for less clubs to have a bigger share of the
quality players and paying fans (a sound analysis, that is so important to the game even 17 years on, even though Mo is somewhere other than the RFL). He then went on to suggest merger so that this process could happen in an atmosphere of unity and inclusiveness. Nice one Mo.
Then the CLUBS (note that) said "No we are not going to merge" and set about fighting each other for the "Elite" places in the SKY sponsored Superleague.
It was, is, and still remains the CLUBS who are slugging this out. Mo and the RFL supported merger and inclusivity.
Each man for himself as Padge so eloquently puts it.
Hudgell was HKR's man and what he used to fight off his clubs demise was money. £Millions of it literally. This is the stuff that everyone needs to run clubs, to run successful SL teams even? HKR had the money, won the league, gained promotion and they brought that money into Superleague and provided a competetive club.
The RFL did not have a policy of engineering heavily cashed up clubs out of superleague (are you mad?) to attain their desired hope of less clubs each with more of the resources. Clubs who could spend full salary cap year on year were what the RFL could not find in enough numbers. They can't even find them now can they?
I'm sure Mo being a smart man knew that his vision for a low number of clubs having the lions share of resources could either come about through merger OR the clubs slugging it out. Either way it was not his problem to sort nor was it his successors problem to sort.
Now Hudgell's money has run out it seems Pearson is in for the kill.
So sorry Solly - No point here for you......