Once the 2 SL's are split into the 8's the games become meaningless to me, less pointless than staying in the championship and having a GF to aim for.
After the split in to 8's, will be the equivalent to the play off's and GF, so they will have far more meaning the than the league games in my opinion, certainly for the top and bottom groups of 8 anyway. For the 2nd group of 8, it will be a hiding for nothing for the 2 from our division.
In the Super League 2 (The 2nd tier of 12) Batley's division barring relegation this year, it will consist of
2 Teams who will get £788k and £787k in funding.
2 Teams £550k and £500k
and the remaining 8 teams on £200k to £160k
So the top 4 of SL2 is decided before a ball is kicked, Which makes the league pretty pointless. As we already know the top 4 in our division the 2nd tier of 8 is also decided too. It will consist of the bottom 4 in SL1, where teams are getting £1.87M each, and the top 4 teams in our league, who will make up the middle group of 8 will get between £500k and and £788k. Means after the split in to 3x8's, the teams from our divisionwill have absolutely no chance of competing and winning anything in the 2nd tier of 8. It's going to be a joke competition.
If we finish in the bottom Group of 8, that's fine by me, At least it will be a fair playing field for the 8 competing in our split with only £40k separating the top and bottom in terms of funding.
In a nutshell the second group of 8 will be like the current Batley or Dewsbury sides trying to compete week in, week out with teams like Hull or Catalan given the £1.3M disparity in funding. Good luck Fev
Edited by DOGFATHER, 04 February 2014 - 07:49 PM.