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The Parksider

Member Since 06 Oct 2004
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In Topic: Super eight or relegate?

Today, 10:26 AM

Hull - must be hard for their fans to have much faith. If they signed the Kangaroos best 13, you'd still fancy whoever was the Hull coach, could somehow mess it up.


Certainly Hull will be under massive pressure, the difference between coming 8th, or 9th, financially must be massive. The way your fixture list takes a turn for the worst when you lose touch with Wigan, Leeds and Saints only to find your playing the season out with London, Leigh and Fev must be a financial disaster waiting to happen?

In Topic: Wigan renew Workington dual registration partnership

Today, 10:18 AM

It's easy to criticise but there are other clubs who, while not using DR as such, are shoring up their squads with SL players by different methods. 


If you can't beat 'em join 'em because it seems to me playing Championship RL the purists way is a one way ticket to the disaster of  playing Championship One RL.

In Topic: Wigan renew Workington dual registration partnership

Today, 10:15 AM

In the new structures DR is simply wrong. SL needs 23's back asap and with the increased funding why cant they?


Maybe the increased funding has been swallowed up paying the massive debts the game has run up?


DR is right for CC clubs with little money who can't send scouts out locally to develop their own players as SL scouts have taken what decent players there are, who then go through the SL system from 15/16 to 23/24 if you had your way.


The RFL seem to be running a policy of not allowing SL to run away with the game, and the SL clubs seem to be making sure that CC clubs have some playing strength on show rather than those players play reserve football before one man and a dog. It's certainly not great but you seem to already have your SL hat on, condemning CC clubs to even lower standards before you've even got there?.

In Topic: Championship: Featherstone land young Leeds quartet

Today, 10:05 AM

1. That's my point who cares where they come from if they help get us promoted then it doesn't matter.


2. The biggest problem IMO is their isnt enough quality players to go around that's why clubs explore this route. 


1. It does matter though if a club has ambitions to be a Superleague club because on promotion the trick is to stay there, and  signing players for a year to get promoted then having a big hole blown in your team bodes well for "straight back down". I note the comments on Leigh above and their take that their best players are there to get them up and then keep them up.


2. I think your right, the SL academy swallow up all the best juniors and those they don't sign and develop into good professionals who get released or farmed out as late developers are available for Leigh, Fev, Sheffield and Halifax to pick up whether for a season or permanent deals.


Building a Superleague dream on players Superleague don't want is somehow not conducive to a fair competition. Clubs need big money to get over this hurdle. 

In Topic: Championship: Featherstone land young Leeds quartet

Today, 12:25 AM

As far as I'm aware leigh have 2 Wigan players on loan next season Hopkins and spencer so yes they would parky lol.


Fair play Gaz, good point. Wonder if Craiq agrees?