End of season 2012. A meeting between the RFL/ Club Chairmen/ RL Press and provisional sponsors. ''This next season is THE most crucial period for the future of RL in the UK for the last 16 years. The eyes of the world will be upon us. We channel all our energy and expertise into the virtues of the club game and especially the WC. No distractions, no negative press, a clear vision of positivity extolling the incredible product we have. All our powers will be channeled into bringing in top sponsors and changing our image into a credible national and international product. We keep a lid on all negative headlines because there is no doubt there are people waiting for us to fail. Focus, focus ,focus on the RLWC. Are we all agreed ? Yes.''
Instead. A BBC programme on how RL clubs are all running over budget. Negative.
The debacle of D/R. Negative.
A complete overhaul of the RL structure. Negative.
Apparently 75% of players wish to leave RL. Negative.
Perpetual stories of financial mismanagement Negative.
To throw into the equation, introducing a ball that had never been tested and and the players can`t catch in wet conditions!
They all need their bloody heads knocking together. To be honest they all as bad as each other. I still love the game just feel this is such a missed opportunity to expand our horizons. No strong leadership, too many private agendas. No wonder major sponsors aren`t rushing to join in the party.
Edited by bar red, 06 September 2013 - 11:34 AM.