he's from Cumbria? I just got told about the uni thing. Dewsbury and Batley fans will say they've got enough hookers, but a player of the year is hard to ignore.
Understand the principle of trying to bridge the gap between SL and Championship, but I can't see how the very unequal money distribution will achieve this. It will just encourage teams to try and spend more to keep up with the other full time teams and make most of the Championship games a foregone conclusion. We have skewed the whole league to try and achieve one goal which given the performance of the Middle 8 have just shown that money is not the solution. And what happens the next season when one of these teams finishes lower and gets a substantial cut in income?
Imagine if winning the shield actually meant something in terms of finances.
The reward for winning it is reportly £5k-£10k, which is a disgrace if true.
The winner should get a little bit less than what Leigh got for finishing fourth. No reward at all, and I know many feel the shield isn't significant, but with a large cheque on top it makes it very interesting.
I couldn't believe some of the sums being given to Fax, Sheff and Leigh. Anyone want to tell me why they are being rewarded with so much cash?
Hats off they got in, but the middle 8s were for them to challenge the SL clubs, and I know this leads back to cash, but it has been rare that any of them have challenged. The money should have been filtered down, especially to the top 4 in the bottom 8s and especially to the winner.
Even more worrying, I found myself agreeing with all of Coolie's post 479 on the previous page!