I’m split on this one – the problem is that if we allow clubs to spend a £1m on a player or two on 5 year contracts, what happens when the rich backer gets bored and goes elsewhere? The club struggles and has to try and sell players to survive – I remember Warrington picking Jonathan Davies up on this kind of thing!
I do think that within reason we should look to do something to keep our top players though.
that's a danger and one that has happened to more than one football club but we have RL clubs going #### up or threatening to on a regular basis so might as well let some sugar daddy have his fun for a while. It could really start a buzz within the sport though and in the media and public consciousness outside of the regular RL fans.
Plus if one owner starts doing it then it might attract someone else with a load of dosh to buy another club and do the same. Some rich men love the kick of being in the spotlight and the adulation they get splashing the cash on a sports team - the Premier League is for the mega rich nowadays - that leaves a lot of multi millionaires out there with a hankering to be loved by the great unwashed. Come to RL rich dudes, we'll love you!*
I think it's more than worth the gamble - the sport needs something to get us rolling again and maybe Mr Koukash is the start of it.
* - well, a lot of people will hate your guts and RL Meltdown will be kept very busy but hey,dats showbusiness