So when these two rich investors throw their hat in the ring and start putting money in to underpin an application to Superleague, and when they get in Superleague like O'Connor and Hudgell did by actually showing the cash then we will STILL have all the big rich investors in Superleague.
And I will STILL go round saying Superleague attracts rich investors with serious money, hence it's a good thing for the game.
And I will still say nobody rich is interested in semi pro RL.
Your so quick to see if you can have a go at me that you forgot what we once spoke about. This was an all inclusive 16 club SL (you you miserable devil only wanted 14 in it) with a lower salary cap and P & R. Naturally as Fax had an application in last time and just missed out and Rovers are seriously itching to get in they'd be my 15th. and 16th. choice and Nahaboo and Abbott could out some serious money in but not so much it'd break them like it's broken Hudgell.
Such a league, with a lower cap, which I supported with you would include Fev and Halifax.
I thought we had something positive going there Mr. K. But it's all gone back to SL bashing
You are a master at redirection when your posts seem to be heading for the rocks.
In this instance your claim was that no rich persons would ever be interested in investing in CC clubs. When the error of this claim is shown to you, the redirection begins and the thrust of your argument becomes that the said clubs will be in SL soon so then they won't be shown to be investing in CC clubs.
If your original claim was correct, namely that rich investors only gravitate to SL clubs then Nahaboo and Bennett could have put their money into Salford, Hull KR or Bradford, all of whom were crying out for new investors to join them. They did not, they went to Fev and Fax, two CC clubs. I will also state my belief that if there was a much more guaranteed route to SL than the present licencing lottery then more investors than those two would take a chance on higher end CC teams.
I do remember the discussion we had re an expanded SL.It's not likely to ever happen though and all suggested scenarios for a future SL are contraction plans not expansion. I am not against SL either and I am not one saying it has been an unmitigated disaster and I an definitely not one saying we should have turned down the Sky money. That would have been seriously savaging a gift horse.
The problems I have with SL are
1. It siphons off too much of the Sky money and there has not been a rock solid viable league as a result and the lower leagues have seriously stagnated when there are many potential solid SL member clubs languishing there due to lack of finacing, or the opportunity to enter SL.
2. At the moment, it is aiming too high. This goal of full time professionalism is proving unsustainable. It's pointless trying to maintain it when it's resulting in multiple financial crises and even bankruptcies. The proposed answer to these ills of contraction and a bigger share of the pie for fewer teams is just plain stupid. Rather reorganise and preserve and even expand. If its semi pro for some or a vastly reduced salary cap then so be it. The game prospered for a long, long time as a semi pro entity. It's been known from day one, we don't have the resources to pay humongous wages, hence the work clauses etc.
3. The myopic self centred views of the league which are all about my club, my club, my club. This results in all the wrongheaded attempts ( mostly successful) to constantly maintain the status quo and the refusal to sustain the rest of the league by allowing other teams to join the party and recirculate the water. Its becoming a stagnant pond of revolving sameness which will ultimately result in staleness and decline.
So, in cocnlusion, I do not hate SL. I am pleased for it's successes and upset with it's failures and the non inclusive perpetuation of it's membership.
For me, I find the absolute denial that any Cc club, apart from Fev, can ever rise to be a SL club perplexing. There are clearly several clubs that could be considered and several other areas with clubs in towns bigger than many SL towns and with the stadia to boot or with imminent plans to elevate their stadia to SL standard, who should be being encouraged towards eventual SL membership and not just rubbished as being incapable of ever being SL ready. Whilst in this thread you are championing Fax as well for a SL plcae, you have authored several others where you have decried Fax, Sheffield, Keighley, Leigh and any others as ever being ready SL candidates. Rather than me being anti SL, it is you being anti CC and anti expansion and meritocratic advancement for Cc clubs that I find perplexing, especially as you claim to be a Hunslet supporter.