If mediocrity means doubling attendances in 18 years then let's have some more please.
But we are going to be blown away by other sports which is a sad reality.
With the NRL turning into a massive league financially, and Union having much more to spend than ourselves we are going to get cherry picked. We can't afford to have our best players just taken away.
The only reason I watched Wigan v Widnes the other day was to watch Tomkins play that was it, he draws crowds and views on the tele. I tend to watch Leeds to see Hardaker, Watkins and Hall play. I've began to want to watch Saints play as Lomax is playing full back. These players are why people watch the game.
In Australia clubs are going to do everything they can to reach success. Where are they going to find good players reasonably cheap? Look straight to SL. It's not as if in the last five years English players have a bad reputation in the NRL. Tomkins could earn half a million dollars a year in the NRL in a year or so, I don't think Michael Maguire would have an issue moving GI to centre and putting in a bid for Tomkins. That's SLs biggest draw gone.
Could Wigan keep Tomkins if they were allowed to? Yes. The SC will prevent this though.
If he goes crowds will decrease. I'm using Tomkins as an example here as he's the easiest to use as an example, but there is many others.
Over the last 18 years 1.7m was enough to just about keep our best players. Now it isn't. We need a change.