i agree with you. a club should be promoted by performances on the pitch, not by hitting targets off the field.IMO
I'm fine with that, bring it on.
I just want you to look at Leigh when they went up without money.
I want you to look at Halifax when they started their SL campaign with no money.
Widnes went up with shedloads of money and bought a few players and came bottom.
I'm all for a return to P & R seriously I am, but I do reserve the right to discuss what a disaster it may be for some clubs(and some may refuse promotion like Batley, Dewsbury and Hunslet).
Also P & R "with standards" may also exclude all CC clubs.
If anyone has read the thread you'll see I like the idea of significant financial restructuring to give clubs more chance of staying up and that means dropping some of the off field requirements of licensing/standards, and reducing the salary cap somewhat.
I haven't considered the downsides, because I'm trying to facilitate a debate that maximises ideas as to how to make P & R work because people want it.
In what numbers they want it I don't know, nor does anyone else, and whilst it MAY harm their clubs, I see no argument that it would harm Superleague any more as the original argument was to remove P & R so clubs could build. The reality is clubs have collapsed protected from relegation in SL.
Edited by The Parksider, 21 January 2013 - 08:29 AM.