hard facts, what quote figures from salford, london attendances. surely you can see that these teams have diminishing crowds this year without putting them on,
What are the figures? Are they significant? Ask yourself why these may be and/or whose fault it is?
Some people in the past have assumed things to be worse, not wanted to provide evidence, then someone else has shown facts and proven then wrong. I remember dally messenger in here about 5 years ago proclaiming all mergers resulted in lower crowds. A throw away statement with no proof. It turned out Wests Tigers had bigger crowds than Balmain and West Magpies put together.
If you throw away a statement with nothing to back it up, you can't complain when people call you out on it. It's not up to us to do the research. It's up to you to put your point over.
and the fact that the one sided games on easter monday speak for themselves regarding squad depth/ quality.
The two coaches who disregarded the Easter schedule beforehand were the coaches of the two teams who suffered very heavy defeats. That brings about another issue for me. Not if squad quality, but of coaching intelligence.
At the end of the day, Leeds lost to Wigan by 50 points at home last year and won the league. Big scores can happen to anyone!
havent said i cant put a point forward, stated that unless i agree with certain people, everything must be positive, then its dismissed as a none genuine post unless im a reputable person.
If you're going to offer negative criticism with no positive feedback, you can't complain if you get it back.
In your opening post, you've criticised Wood for releasing a press statement bigging up the game because you don't agree. However, you've not offered anything in return. You've given a few reasons why you don't agree with him and just left it at that. It was a negative post that will always get negative reactions.
If you'd have finished off offering some kind of positive feedback/alternative on your negative criticism rather than just criticising for the sake of it, people wouldn't respond to you in the way they have. That doesn't mean everyone thinks the garden is rosey. That just shows that people WANT the garden to be rosey rather than just happy to be proven right if the game fails!