No, clearly not
But the thing that is noticeable in this debate is that the ONLY remotely solid argument the "pro P&R" lobby have is that licensing doesn't appear to have stopped clubs finances being rubbish
And this is perhaps true. Though what is conveniently forgotten is that the clubs that have failed this test would have failed it no matter what the league structure was
The simple, provable & quantifiable fact is that licensing has been the best thing to happen to Rugby League in my lifetime
No amount of rosy eyed anecdotes of mythical halcyon days - that are proven wrong time and time again when actual facts are used - will change this reality
But arguing with those who want a return to automatic P&R is like arguing with the religious. Unquestioning faith will accept no amount of evidence they are wrong.
Franchise and be done with it - reduce SL down to 10 viable teams (and 10 is pushing it) for each geographical area. The rest of the game can get on and decide their own path. Mo was nearly right but the maniacal thought teams would ever merge was a step too far.