Spot on Nev, but can people now see how things have been manipulated if you support summer your RFL if you support winter/traditional season your Barla , what a load of ###### .
We want what is best for the game no matter when we play ,I wont bore people by re printing the paper I wrote on the four seasons debate which many administrators who were blinded by the spin did not even acknowledge receipt but reading it again clearly illustrates all the problems I predicted have bore fruit, and we see ourselves two years down the line a more fragmented sport than ever.
This week end highlights many problems good sides getting hammered with 80 + youth leagues being awarded to teams part way through a season the NW mens league having over 40 % games conceded 24-0 .
The game is in a mess and all the RFL are bothered about is the elite program ,but one thing they are missing in their master plan is to get elite players you need elite competition what we are getting is a shambles and quality kids leaving the game in droves , but never mind there is always the BBQ,s to fall back on .
Thanks Taxi Egg at least two of us can see the manipulation and innuendo involved with the "Four Seasons issue" and a lot of it in my opinion is caused by a "brick thrown" by someone in position. And all without the help of the listeners at Menwith Hill Raider.
I think that I had sight of your "Four Seasons paper" a couple of years ago which I can honestly say did not bore me and did in my opinion without prejudice, highlight certain problems which could affect and subsequently have, affected the amateur game. You could now be excused for saying I told you so. My thoughts on reading that document that was it was thoughtfully drawn by a person/persons with the amateur game, its clubs, leagues and players at heart. To display the sincerity of your intentions I would draw attention to the last passage in the paper which read;
"In conclusion the majority of the shareholders in the game are the amateur clubs and we should afford them the Respect of an alternative, and not be driven down one path."
You're totally correct on your comment with the RFL elite programme and the need for an elite competition in the amateur game which is just not provided. This has now been sacrificed to the wider game just to appease the professional clubs, who collect the star players like stamps and are now offered their own elite professional academy competition sadly, much to the detriment of hundreds of players, who have now been left to sieve through the debris and disruption caused in their once strong competition.
I enjoyed my barbeque yesterday whilst - with my family - enjoying a glorious, sun drenched, afternoon, sharing with millions of other TV viewers a sporting spectacle in which an achievement was made, occurring for the first time in nearly eight decades. It made me proud to be
Edited by Nev V Dawn, 08 July 2013 - 02:03 PM.