It makes for more "Fantasy Rugby League" so people are right to ask for details about how it may work, even the sketchiest of details may keep this thread off the fantasy stuff.
Surely Three divisions of 12 would be far more "interesting" to discuss.
I like my fantasy Rugby League to be all inclusive Dave.
Why should all those great trad sides and new teams be locked out of dreamland - it's usually a place free for all to inhabit?
I'm not sure why you keep going on about it but I will acknowledge the Fantasy RL thing. This is a fans forum. When we talk about what people would like, then of course it is fantasy stuff. We aren't the ones who need to put a plan in place, or understand the merits, but that doesn't make people's ideas any worse than yours - perhaps you can hold off with the patronising stuff.
In terms of Gatcliffe, then he is absolutely right to raise whatever he thinks will be the best structure. I'm glad some people on here don't work with me, as some people are so closed minded it's unreal.
The starting point for any discussion on the long term future of the game should be based on what is the best option, with all barriers removed. If you start with a constraint like budget then we will stay as we are, or make cuts.
The fact is that pretty much everything should be put on the table, and then the detail worked through in terms of what is realistically achievable. A 2 division SL is not unachievable. The simple fact is that we could run a game with a Salary Cap of £1m, or add whatever rules in we want, so again, people's thought's shouldn't be driven by the hurdles this would cause.
For every negative point, it can be countered with a positive point, and the other way round.
If it is decided that the best thing for the game is to have two divisions of 10, which would assist in clubs playing at a more relevant level for them and personally I feel it would help expansion, then that needs to be the plan, and the detail to be worked on how it will be delivered after that. The plan may take 10 years to deliver, but it shouldn't be dismissed based on the fact that some people think we don;t have the funding in place.
Take finance out of it, come up with the ideas, then add the finance back in and create a plan which will allow it to be delivered.
By instantly dismissing ideas due to funding we are probably overlooking a lot of positive decisions.
Edited by Dave T, 01 November 2012 - 02:21 PM.