Well thought out IMHO but which 3 or 4 championship clubs??
The 3/4 clubs wouldnt be selected by anybody they'd be the teams that won their way to the top of the Championship and were either in SL trying to stay up or were just relegated and in a period of consolidation while mounting a bid for promotion.
11 London - playing meaningfully games to avoid being relegated, everything to play for
12 Widnes - playing meaningfully games to avoid being relegated, everything to play for
13 Featherstone - 2nd year as a SL club fighting to finish above 13th & avoid relegation, everything to play for
14 Halifax - in their 1st year as a SL club
1 Castleford - 1st year in the Championship after relegation, now building towards promotion
2 Salford - 2nd year in the Championship after being demoted when Featherstone won promotion
3 Leigh - Building toward a genuine chance of promotion, everything to play for
4 Sheffield - Building toward a genuine chance of promotion, everything to play for
The point is that a 1 year protection against relegation alongside financial and administrational aid means that promotion isn't a poisoned challace and relegation need not be a death knell for a club.
Edited by OMEGA, 04 May 2013 - 02:20 PM.