I assume you mean me when you refer to AT.
My point is quite simple.. We have failed to grow the game nationwide at a professional level and the game cannot wait 20/30 years for clubs in CL1 to be knocking on the door of SL and have multi million turnovers.
Therefore CL1 plays a crucial role for the long term growth of the game.
CL1 should be a league that says to any new club 'Come on in. It doesn't matter if you are a club that has been built by hard working volunteers over many years i.e. Gloucester, Oxford or Hemel and have a small operating budget or if you are a club that is to be bankrolled by local businessmen. This league is for you all to test the water and develop at a pace that suits your club'.
IMHO The league should not have a SC.
If not all we have is a league whereby the SC is set at such a low level it may actually stop local businessmen investing.
If I disagreed over-strongly with you last week can I agree very strongly with the above to make it up?
A game lacking money should not restrict it or turn it down except for the top echelons where a well balanced competitive game is necessary to facilitate the biggest private investor of all SKY.
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