Wouldn't be seen dead in one
The stand was built using the insurance money: bob ashby did a superb job in extracting every last penny from the insurers
The players went on strike the season after a championship winning campaign that should have generated the excitement and interest to attract more than the paltry attendances the club achieved.., it was you that mentioned excitement
The trouble was that the same clubs took it in turn to get promoted and relegated with disastrous results for the clubs and the competition in general that the sport was so desperate to accept the sky deal it undersold itself badly and still voted unanimously for it- including your club
Check the history of any given yo yo club that wasn't a limited company or prior to the insolvency act. It wasnt too difficult to get around these things
anyway blazers...so stuffy and pompous don't you think although paul seller looks good in one
So you wouldn't be seen dead in a club blazer. - Well I would wear one with pride, as I do my club tie.
Yes Bob did do a superb job with the insurance claim but the fact is at the time the club was broke. The council deal, excellently conducted by Richard Evans, had nothing to do with P& R being part of the league structure.
So you say that the players went on strike because attendances did not improve following the Championship winning season. Not because of P & R then ?
Yes indeed the game was undersold to Sky, but undersold not because of P & R but because of the greed of certain individuals who couldn't wait to set up the much threatened breakaway Super League. And yes the Featherstone Rovers representatives did vote for it.
So we still do not know who the clubs were that disappeared or went into administration / bankrupt between 1973 and 1995 because of P & R. The only one I can think of is the old Doncaster club, ironically in 1995.
As for blazers - I personnally think they look very smart & I don't know who Paul Seller is.
Chris, I asked you on what you based your claim that P & R didn't work, I still do not know. Like someone said previously it worked for some, and who knows what might have transpired had the old first and second division compettition been the reciprient of Sky monies.