Salford are clearly not in a mess as Peel holdings are agreeing a deal and this is a sign it is happening. Have a look at the two SL clubs who have yet to announce any link up for a mess.
Currently Salford are in a mess and have been for a while. No agreement has been signed as yet. Salford cant get near to spending the cap. They cant even keep their best players and are struggling to sign anybody. Maybe Peel will agree to invest but even still thats still not going to change much for the next couple of years. Poor crowds, poor team, poor academy and poor management cant just be turned around overnight.
As for the old Chestnut of Fev, Sheffield and Fax, for the millionth time, they don't have the money for Superleague Peel Holdings do.
Being "well run" doesn't bridge a £2,000,000 a year gap.
I didnt say anything about Halifax, Featherstone or Sheffield being in Sl did I. I said they are better run than Salford and offer both on and off the field more than what Salford currently do even though they are non Sl clubs. Being in SL does not mean you are better than a Championship club. In fact how many SL clubs make a profit or even get close say 20,000 loss? Very few. How many SL clubs in the past 3 years have have announced they have money problems? Its clear SL is living a dream and that in reality most clubs cant afford to be there. I am quite happy my club is independant and not in SL living a lie and running up massive debts like most of SL seem to be doing. SL is not the only thing in Rugby League. Rugby League is about the Semi Pro Clubs, Amateur both heartlands and development , Internationals, Students, Women, kids etc. The game is for me too much obsessed with SL and the disadvantage of other levels of the sport.
Edited by Lounge Room Lizard, 27 November 2012 - 10:47 PM.