So why are leigh in a better position than us?
They nearly went bust last year!
Youve now decided Barrow are a club worth criticsing. Two weeks ago you were telling us how well theyd done in recent years. ..skilfully overlooking their cheating
This argument is pointless.
All our points are based on opinion .
Despite your fancy words you know as much or as little as the next man as regards which club really is well run.
So call it flawed logic...call it naivity. ..its neither its my point of view...TODAY.
Its subject to change based on evidence which will only be obtained by testing this first season of dual registration.
The personal crusade against every single decision by the Kidds is not subject to change by you. Im prepared to trust in their word. As I am Steve Mccormacks
Something else that I believe maybe naive in your view
I feel I am better placed than most to be forgiven a lack of faith in the decency in a mans word, but it remains strong.
Why is yours so tarnished with cynicism?
The answer to your first question is contained in my preceding post - Leigh Centurians currently is a better run club than Swinton Lions. I suspect what you meant to ask was "How is Leigh Centurians in a better position than Swinton Lions?". Those answers are very obvious - Leigh Centurians have a Super League standard facility located within the home community, with integral links to a whole range of partner organisations. Leigh Centurians has roughly a 4 times larger support base. I could go on, but its all very obvious stuff. So obvious that you seemed to think Leigh has "had things their own way for a long time".
I did not even mention "Barrow"! What I am prepared to do is criticise Des Johnson and his track record of mismanagement while he was chairman there. That is, the culpability for the cheating that undoubtedly went on rests firmly at the door of Des Johnson as an individual, plus anyone that directly assisted him or was willfully complicit in his behaviours. That is totally different to criticising the Barrow club as a whole.
Ask Barrow supporters today what they think of Des Johnson and I doubt any will have a good word to say about him.
To use your words again - did Des Johnson merely inflict "adversity" on Barrow RLFC, or would it be truer to say he was guilty of blatant mismanagement of Barrow RLFC?
Think again of that question in terms of Swinton Lions - have the rogues that have been involved at Swinton Lions over the years merely inflicted "adversity" on Swinton Lions, or would it be truer to say that they were guilty of blatant mismanagment?
In my view the answer its down to mismanagement and this shows why it is important that supporters don't always simply "support their club's decision". Sometimes it is right to question, as those in charge don't always get it right or act in the club's best long term interests. Its happened virtually everywhere at some point and the consequences have often been drastic.
By the way its not the first season of dual registration, that concept has been around a while and Swinton Lions used it last season too - remember?
Its very arrogant of you to presume you know and understand why other people have a different take on DR than yourself. Many people throughout the game have expressed serious reservations about the way DR is being done this season, whom have no affiliation whatsoever to the 4 clubs concerned (take Phil Clarke last week). Many people who follow clubs that have implemented dual registration are also firmly against the idea.
On two of the biggest decisions John Kidd has taken in recent years I've happily held a belief he's got it right: Hiring of Steve McCormack as coach; Chosing to play at the LSV. If I remember correctly on the latter issue I was the only contributor on here that speculated LSV would be a good choice, prior to the big public meeting when it was actually announced. I was just about the only contributor on here who also supported the re-signing of David Mills for this season, too.
Rugby League - great game, shame about the administration.