Apologies then, I have lost the detail of this thread somewhat!
FWIW - I agree, I don't think P&R could just be brought back in without some restructuring and changes to the salary cap. This is the biggest challenge IMHO, as if you allow an £800k salary cap for example to allow the gap to be closed, you are risking destabilising the Championships.
I'm a fan personally of bringing back the 50% salary cap rule (up to the current limits), but I do accept that that brings competition issues with it.
No need to apologise to me Dave.
Mr. K and I actually agreed that if salary caps were altered then you could get financial stability in Superleague and also bring Superleague within range of several CC clubs who remain serious about entry.
I floated that idea and the only opinion I got was Padge saying that we needed ideas to generate more money not less (I think he meant that top club rich owners would be restricted in their financial input)
I take your point but the CC is becoming a league of ten feeder clubs just wanting to survive in CC and four superleague wannabees.
We suggested £1M salary cap for a 16 club SL such that when a club was promoted it could THEN afford full SL cap as SKY would provide the money in full for wages.
No real debate ever came from this though seems everyone is too entrenched after years of slinging bombs from the CC trenches to the SL trenches and back.