I think the personnel changes made by the Giants last year have been very important in the good season they've had.
That said, there are ways to go about moving people on. The aim should always be for both sides to part with dignity and on good terms. That clearly hasn't happened here and it seems it was pretty much solely the fault of the club.
Good luck to Keith Mason, I hope he enjoys the cash. He's been treated badly and he deserves every penny.
For the Giants, there are bigger things going on. I honestly doubt anyone at the club is giving this a second thought at the moment.
....while two leagues of 12 with an 8-8-8 split was viewed as a compromise, sponsors were not keen to be associated with the bottom 16 after the split.
Guggisberg said: “We changed to a league of 10 in 2003 because the second part of the championship didn’t work. It was very complicated for television and sponsors who didn’t want to be associated with any meaningless matches. It is much easier to have two separate divisions."