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The Parksider

Member Since 06 Oct 2004
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In Topic: Are we destroying the Championship?

Today, 03:10 PM

Now the Championship changes it's emphasis from a dumping ground to become a proving ground, so that if SL manages to do the right thing and become Elite, aspiring clubs have the time to develop their systems over 1,2 or however many seasons to become an Elite clubs themselves.

 

What salary cap if any would you put on the Championship in this scenario

 

Why can't the championship be a league of Championship clubs playing to see who is best. Forget the championships being a proving ground for SL 

 

Why cannot it be both, don't we want the best championship clubs to get a crack at SL?

 

What salary cap if any would you put on the Championship


In Topic: Are we destroying the Championship?

Today, 03:04 PM

Since the inception of SL the Championship and its fore-runner has been a dumping ground for failed and not so fashionable clubs. No obvious use for it in supporting SL, it was essentially an add-on without a purpose for those who saw 14 full-time clubs providing a Rugby League TV spectacular.

 

However only a handful of clubs can claim thus. Even after 20 years of pocketing all that money, the pace was too hot for a lot of clubs and the Championship suddenly seemed rather more useful in managing this scenario, particularly if a man with deep pockets doesn't fancy an SL club for investment but might fancy another in the Championship

 

Now the Championship changes it's emphasis from a dumping ground to become a proving ground, so that if SL manages to do the right thing and become Elite, aspiring clubs have the time to develop their systems over 1,2 or however many seasons to become an Elite clubs themselves.

 

If clubs that will never become Elite, or at least within a reasonable time become Elite, then the Championship still provides an opportunity for a test and a pay day.

 

For those complaining about blow outs, think more on the lines that the blow outs occur off the radar of TV rather than in the spotlight of SL. No competition receiving all that money should see a side knock up 70 points or more. At least it's justified in the Championship. You surely can't complain if the RFL shift the buffer zone below SL, rather than leaving it slap bang in the middle of the SL table.

 

In the coming season the 3x8 will show what the transition will look like and whether the Championship needs tweaking to provide SL with a good buffer. The 3x8 hints that basically 4 SL clubs may be slightly off the pace and we may find that the same exits in the Championship. In that case a similar competition may be the right way forward between the Championship and C1.

 

However my answer to the OP is that the Championship is not being destroyed, it is being re-defined. It has 3 full time clubs and a handful of others with full time players. So if the Championship can emulate SL with 4 clubs competing for promotion, 4 in reasonable touching distance and 4 competing to justify their status, it has to be considered a good thing.

 

Keep SL "supplied" with vibrancy rather than allowing for the perception that it is being "undermined" by complacency.

 

Your first really interesting post for months and months. Beats the pictures of the queen Gurning and all that rubbish.


In Topic: Crowdwatch week 7

Today, 03:00 PM

It does show though that you got big variances season to season in like for like fixtures though, so these things do need time to build up a complete picture.

 

They all have variances but many of those variances can fall within narrow parameters, success/failure cheap tickets/full price can make variances too but all your going to end up with is mass confusion.

 

Check the massive variable for the first game when it was a record crowd on a Thursday night.

 

Check the aggregate crowds of like for like SL games and the average 42 games in

 

The samples got bigger and the variances are now negligble in total across all clubs as they cancel each other out.


In Topic: Dual Reg - the fightback begins

Today, 02:53 PM

Fev ?  I've no recent information, 

 

Oh my! Have you also left as well as Nahaboo?


In Topic: Dual Reg - the fightback begins

Today, 01:40 PM

No, that's not so.  The "receiving" club has to pay whatever's agreed.  Could be more, could be less.  Furthermore, it's not paid to the player through the PAYE system, it's paid to the club holding his original registration, + VAT.

 

It's a bit like hiring a plumber.  You don't pay the plumber a wage, you pay his employers.

 

Gotcha my lad. A man of fact not fantasy.

 

Can Rovers afford to go full time next year assuming 3rd. is best they can do??