And the cream will rise to the top I'm sure you'll proclaim Parky. But with the pathway now narrowed, are we accepting that we can afford to miss the late developers such as Peacock and the ones missed by SL clubs such as Hardacre?
No it won't. Schools and junior clubs produce RL players.
I read with interest the details of the 'partnership' between Batley And Huddersfield in the LE yesterday and the great benefits which the Bulldogs will enjoy such as private medical insurance paid for by the Giants which is great news for the part time players. Strangely, the article doesn't mention what's in it for Huddersfield. John Kear states that he already has a squad of 25 Batley players and that he has complete control over team selection and doesn't have to use Giants players unless he feels the need.
I got the impression that the arrangement is loaded heavily in favour of Batley which seems hard to believe. So if all that John Kear says is true, what's in it for Huudersfield? How are they going to justify employing an extra member of staff to their medical team in addition to the considerable additional cost of providing private medical cover for 25 Batley players if there's no obligation on John Kear to give the Giants players game time each week?
Such benevolence from SL towards the Championship isn't exactly what we're accustomed to.