I disagree,most games are entertaining and in my view more so than the formulaic NRL games I have seen.Each to there own..By the way ,you've made it to RL Meltdown on twitter.Congratulations.
If you live in Manchester,why not watch salford or Swinton,both teams need all the support they can get.
Or are you happy complaining about the state of the game from your armchair.Clubs need money to improve facilities,set up youth structures etc,etc,they can't do it unless they have people coming through the turnstiles.
RL Meltdown is far from people melting down most of the time so he shouldn't worry himself. It has taken a good concept from RAWK meltdown of Liverpool fans going way over the top and applied it to RL posts, some of which are borderline negative. Here's a recent comment,
"Glad it wasn't just me, I thought it (origin) was a fairly poor game as well." Yeh some meltdown that one...
Deadshotkeen's post hardly construes a meltdown. They recently retweeted a tweet saying that they'll never see the attraction in RL, which is a poor man's version of Union so it is in all probability the sort of Union troll that hates RL but still visits RL sites. I'm surprised so many RL fans have latched on to it tbh.
Anyway to the original post, we do need clear leadership but often this can itself lead to bad stubborn decisions. It's a bit like the PM on the apprentice who ignores the market research because they are so single minded, I worry that is happening a bit at the moment with the 3 leagues of 8 idea. They certainly seem to favour it from what I've heard.
I think the think that irks me the most and I suspect many others is the complete flip-flopping of policies and the lack of any coherent plan. Licensing is what it is and it has its many critics and it looks to be on the way out. However, rather than a subtle changing of the plan we look to be heading towards the total opposite solution, a version of P & R Max. Then after 4/5 years we'll probably decide to go back to the glory days of licensing.
I do agree that transparency is so important. If the then RFL had been up front and honest about their intentions regarding London and the Crusaders at least there could be no allegations of corruption. They'd still have been slated but at least they would have been honest and perhaps would have been respected for it. I completely understood the desire for Celtic to be admitted to SL but it certainly felt underhand when they tried to justify it as if they had been included above others in a genuinely fair process and as if their being an expansion club had little to do with it.
Edit: I rarely criticise leaders themselves but I doubt I'm alone in lacking a great deal of confidence in Nigel Wood. Very little about him fills me with hope that he is the right man for this time. (Does this questioning of an RFL official constitute a melt down? Have I just melted down?)
Edited by Maximus Decimus, 20 June 2013 - 03:52 PM.