so someone who turns up for the chance of a cash reward is being loyal in your eyes? That same someone which would switch team for £10 more a game? Granted not all players are like this but plenty of them are, why do you think you see so much movement between similar level clubs?
Loyalty is hard to come by with some players , but a player who turns up to training everynight , in my eyes thats being loyal.............Neil Lowe just played for the money , but least you got your monies worth with him................
At the end of the day the sport is about winning not keeping every single player happy at all times and to win games some people are going to get upset. Personally I can't see the difference between a Hunslet player being dropped for another Hunslet player or being dropped for a Leeds player. The Leeds lads train Thursday & Friday from all accounts so miss 1 session which is likely to be a video review, rehab, light workout and/or a individual training session to work on the errors from the previous game. Most of which will or should be covered by the parent club anyway; be pretty stupid for the parent club to send a player out on dual reg and not monitor how they're going week by week.
If the Leeds players were just turning up on a Sunday and getting in the team then yes Hunslet players would have the right to feel annoyed but that isn't the case from what's been said publicly & from posters on here. However as I've said, at the end of the day the sport is about winning and when the money difference between the leagues is so big staying up / going up is the number 1 goal. do you think any team would turn down sinfield, burrow, watkins, morley, hodgson, atkin, brough, tomkin, etc even if they just turned up on a Sunday without training?* a few annoyed players is easier to deal with then having to survive with a lot less money.
*before any fev fans claim they wouldn't, stop kidding yourself. If getting 5 of those blokes was the difference between being promoted and staying in the same league you'd be biting their hands off.
You're example of lowey is quite funny to be honest, do you think he trained 3 tines a week? I'd be shocked if he did more than 2 sessions a week, 1 session a week was probably the norm, yet I didn't hear anyone crying foul when he was getting in the team every week.
Edited by noname6, 13 August 2013 - 10:40 PM.