The bottom 4 super league teams as of what date? They dont seem to specify . . probably decide the week before.
I suppose that will completely disrupt Superleague fixtures that weekend because although only 4 teams are involved it could mean four fixtures have to be cancelled and hence cause fixture congestion later in the season.
It also reduces the chances of league one teams facing superleague teams, they have to progress to stage where the championship teams play and then survive that round in order to have a chance of playing one of the bottom 4 SL teams. Probably not a bad thing given the hidings and injuries they tend to suffer when playing the full timers. But then whats the point of entering the competition?
This re-dis-organisation of the game really is something that Monty Python could have used.
Just let me expand a touch then. The considerable investment that Hornets put into Spotland is now money down the drain. Clear ownership structure yes I just hope the pitch does not become an issue when it suits AFC or Mr Hill.
Did you see Spotland pre Hornets ? Have you seen Spotland recently ?
How long have Hornets been at Spotland 20/25 years. Somebody has to pay for the upkeep, somebody has to pay for the ground staff, somebody has to pay the rates, water, electric etc. I don't know how much Hornets put into the stadium company, but a money pit like Spotland money wont last forever. Please tell us what you would have done with the money Hornets put in.
As for the shares issue, somebody had to do something, things couldn't go on like they were.
No its not bloody stupid! It is actually exploring if Hornets can get above 500 fans for a game on any given day. A lot of clubs play on Friday night in super league, that does not suit families but it is not bloody stupid. RL was played on a Saturday for years and it did start to gravitate to Sunday due to competition with soccer, but Sunday has now become a day many women drag menfolk around all sorts of places. It may be a flop but don't knock em for trying.
QUOTE "Just one thing that's been bothering me lately about the game in general, am I the only one who lings for the time when referees were not forced to dress up like sodding clowns. Today's team wore a sickly orange ensemble whilst some are embarrassingly coaxed into shocking pink!!!! All to suit some sponsor." UNQUOTE "
I'm with you Puggie, I much prefer the Dickin Green
One of the best laughs I had at Hornets, many years ago. Oi ref, theres a pub near here named after you. The dick in green, even the ref smiled at that.