It's a bit hard to properly understand what the Doctor is trying to achieve from these kinds of comments?
Is is about publicity and media attention, if so then it's working. If it's about gaining political advantage amongst the clubs then it can't be helping.
If it's truly about winning on the field though then I don't get it. Surely if the cap is tight then you a) Spend big off the field on infrastructure and support staff.
He's started well by bringing in Noble. But instead of breaking the cap why not build the best academy structure in SL and attract the top Rugby talent in the Greater Manchester area. Target the top 14-18year olds, buy the best development coach you can find, build the best gym and then let the pot simmer for 5 years.
After that time you'll be guaranteed to be a Top 4 teams with depth of talent and cheap stars coming through.
It just seems like he's not putting enough emphasis on the foundations and is impatient. But, as I say, that's assuming his agenda is transparent...
Dr Koukash wants a winning/competitive side on the field as the first of the tasks he addresses.He was amazed when Leeds played in the WCC game in February
against a side from Australia with a far larger cap,and was not surprised when the visitors won.
Dr Koukash does not have delusions of averageness.I do not know how long he took to have his first race horse winner but winning is his only focus.
As some clubs fail to pay the salary cap as it stands he has no interest in the revenue streams of other clubs but has become aware that other clubs breach the salary cap.
This issue has been the top of his agenda right from the start.
As he took over the club in January the silence emanating from Red Hall has been deafening.
How long does it take to decide whether or not guidelines brought in years ago are still relevant and beneficial to the sport ?