Your arrogance is not alluring. Crosfields have been in existence a lot longer than you have, and will no doubt never have received the amount of support in 30 years that you have received for just a few years from the RFL - despite the fact that they run over 20 (TWENTY) teams. They had massive problems on that day. Unfortunately (for you) they were due to travel to Coventry. I've no doubt you will be compensated for your troubles. But now you need to get over it, and move on with your fixtures. It's not the end of the world, and I'm sure that officials from Crosfields felt a whole lot worse on the day than you did.
I'm sorry if I come over as "Arrogant". Believe me there was nothing arrogant about me as I squirmed in the BBC radio studio last weekend as I tried to deflect the questions about what had happened. Nor have I been arrogant as I am questioned by our season ticket holders about the same subject. The damage that has been caused will not go away. Next year it will be up to US to convince our sponsors and supporters that Rugby League is not a joke sport.
I know that there are lots of hard working people at Crosfields. They,like us are trying to run a sports club in difficult times and I certainly wish them well.
I am not arrogant enough to believe that it will never happen to us either.
It may be a sweeping statement but it seems to me that the club committees are more committed than some of the players.
When we were first starting up I was advised that the most important part of any club were the volunteers that run the club. Players will come and go, teams may be strong one year and less so the the next. That doesn't matter so long as the committee is strong enough to keep the club going into the future.
Someone posted on this thread that its time to move on and it is. It has happened and hopefully Crosfields can go on and prosper. As for Coventry, yes, we will get over it but there is no doubt that RL and our club have suffered a loss of credibility.