Limited and Convenient? Why is that? Do you think Rochdale were managing just fine as they were? I certainly don't. They failed to finish in the top 4 of the lowest professional division last year for a reason.
Talbot's job as Head Coach of Rochdale will be to build a squad of around 25 players that are capable of winning Championship 1, with the luxury of using up to 5 players from a very strong SuperLeague academy system.
York had awful luck with dual-registered players last season, because they were using the system all wrong. I'm more than happy with this - much more stable - system though.
Its limited because it looks at a relatively short period of time, its convenient because it suits your position to only compare with a period of time when Rochdale been poor. Its sets the bar far too low, imho. If we are talking about making the club stronger lets not kid ourselves that the best a non twinned Rochdale can do is represented by the last couple of years.
If you know as fact that his only responsibility is to Rochdale, fine. If its an assumption its a pretty big one.
Im interested that you think this twinning system is going more stable in terms of players. My understanding is that instead of registering upto 4 players in advance and choosing from them clubs will now choose 5 but from a potentially unlimited pool of dr'd players. It sounds to me to have the potential to be far less stable, particularly if the head coach retains some responsibility to the SL club for the development and fitness of ALL the dr'd players.