Since taking control of the sport, you have single handedly crippled our game. If you want a reminder of some of your blunder's, here is a quick recap:-
1. Crusader's, Bradford, Salford,Wakefield, Blackpool, Barrow - Bust.
2. Wakefield, Castleford, - In the doldrums and severely struggling, like Wakey missed every target set in the last round of licencing regarding ground improvements.
3. London Average gates just over 1000.
4. Licensing, introduced to ensure 1-5 on this list cannot happen, that worked well didn't it!
5. Magic Weekend - Lets take the game around the British Isles, spread the gospel! Another Epic Fail.
6. Halifax's SL application the worst the RFL has ever seen.
7.Internationally - I don't think we have ever been further away from competing with the Aussies and Kiwi's,
8. 2nd most watched sport on Sky yet you "give" the sponsorship away for no money.
The game is a laughing stock, and the book stops with you Mr Wood!
1. The clubs sent themselves bust?
2. The clubs didn't get help from their council and could not afford grounds on their own
3. London average 2808 and have an ever improving player production line going
4. Licensing picked the 14 clubs with the most money, the clubs sent themselves bust
5. So locals didn't show up, at least it was tried
6. Halifax made the application Licensing commitee threw it out
7. We've been miles behind for 40 years, their game is a national sport and rich ours is regional and poor
8. Nobody wanted to buy the sponsorship.
I've no argument with your analysis of the games problems but to heap the blame on Nigel Wood in the way you do is to indicate that he could have stopped clubs going bust, got Cas and wakey grounds built, got people away from the M62 to take interest in our game, built up Great Britain into an Aussie beating team, and found six figure sponsors for Superleague???
Where on this planet would we find a chief exec that could do these things in a sport that is tiny compared to soccer, Union and Australian RL, in a sport where we only have one TV option, where we have to take what we are given in sponsorship because nobody wants a tiny regional game, where the paying audience is no more than 150K,and where the vast majority of British people have no interest in playing or watching the game??
If Mr. Wood has got it wrong, in these areas enlighten us as to what he should have done to get it right???