People can post on here about this situation as many times as they want but unless people express their opinions through the proper channels nothing will be done about it.
I sent an e-mail to Jonathon Roberts, Director of Performance and Coaching, who was charged with setting up this dual registered system. I asked about the Mendeika loan to Broncos and how it was announced by Warrington, even though the player was "supposedly" a Swinton player and it was changed to the official line that Swinton loaned the player to Broncos. The player himself was quoted as saying that Tony Smith rang him and told him about the loan agreement.
Then Glen Riley was said to be going on loan from Swinton back to Warrington but in the local newspaper in Cumbria it was being said that although the official line was that he was signed by Swinton he still considers himself as a Warrington player as he trains full-time with them.
I said in my e-mail that it did not look as if either club had broken any rules but the general perception was that they were not acting within the spirit of the system and it was a way of Warrington getting games for "their" players, albeit signed by Swinton, and I asked how anyone at the RFL could say that the integrity of the Championship was not being affected.
The reply I received said, "I understand your point. We are discussing the issue. The regulations are not being miss used but I do understand the perception is different and this does not assist in a positive manner. I will revert back. Regards Jon Roberts."
Will anything change between now and the end of the season? I doubt it, but I feel sure that there will be changes for next season but will that be too late for a club, who played within the spirit of the system, being relegated.
I remember when .............................
"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimesion, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave hadfield - Independent 25th Augsut 1996.