In a previous post, Steve Wild has quite rightly requested us fans to 'Keep the faith' and I for one will be doing just that and looking forward to next season for a number of reasons, amongst them
- simply watching Rugby League
- hopefully watching us win more games than we lose
- travelling to new grounds
- and following this seasons events seeing our club rebuild and progress
but... and with the RFL there always seems to be a 'but' and this is my reason for the 'but'.....
The RFL has decided to expand Championship 1 into a 14 team league but then decides that this will give too many fixtures (26) and so reduce this to 22 (appreciate the cost of clubs travelling but couldn't the RFL have funded this considering the increase in cash injections throughout the game).
So depending on the 'regionalising' of the fixtures surely this will give a unbalanced influence on the final league positions and then in addition yet another 'but'......a team could win all 23 of its league fixtures, be head and shoulders above all the other teams and under the 'play-off' system not get promoted by simply hitting a 2 game losing streak ??? that does really puzzle me plus anybody else I have discussed this with.
Hate to bring any negativism into next season ahead of the game but have I got it wrong, any comments appreciated.