All the people I speak to love the product on the pitch (why wouldn't you) but think the set up of the league system is a joke. The words boring and repetitive are often used. Hence the franchising reference - be open and honest about who you want in and out and just get on with it. Lip service licensing does the game no favours whatsoever.
all the people you know eh? You've canvassed all the people you know. OK
so these people you know find the league system is a joke(that's two up on the cliche bingo card, but no matter) and they all use the term boring and repetitive. What a coincidence. And don't tell me let me guess, this is what you think.
you have a very quirky definition of the word laughing stock.
and you either know very few people or you only talk about one thing to the people in your world
I know hundreds of people, family, friends, acquaintences, business contacts.
The vast majority of them don't give a feck about rugby league
others like it and don't have a view on what ges on in the baqckground, others like it and have various opinions on the way it is structured
a lot of them I don't even get into conversation with about rugby league, why would I? Other things are interesting and enjoyable as well.
some don't like it
some apply the wordsthat 'all the people you know' apply to rugby league, to other activities whether it's sport-union, soccer, cricket, mostor racing tend to figure quite often, art- I'm going to the Lowrey exhibition at the Tate in a couple of weeks despite, or maybe because of the criticisms of his work by some of my friends, music- some of the most obscure forms of modern jazz cop for it quite a lot, tv-mea culpa I'm a Holby City and Crime drama freak, and so on and so on.
none of these criticisms merited or not ammount tp any of these activiries being a laughing stock.