But - and I guess this is kind of the point Dave is making - how is that any different to 4 weeks ago when they launched the appeal? We'd have had no chance if we had got the points back then either realistically as the season was too far gone. The club said it was a point of principle (I read that as they wanted to get something out in the open, although that's pure speculation on my part) - but why after four weeks do they no longer have those principles. Probably because it's more trouble than it's worth - John makes an excellent point that even if we won nobody would have any sympathy for us. However, we just don't know the truth - par for the course with the club these days.
They did say something about the RFL's review into insolvency procedures was now being expedited, so maybe that's the point of principle