Rumour has it that Fev will have 8 players who will be "Guesting" for them this weekend, that is players not contracted to them full time, they being either season long loans or DR players that make up this number. I do not know whether this information is correct but if it is it took my mind back to July last year when I read Garry Schofield's comments/thoughts on the new structure, to quote
"And dual-registration is a concept that has cheapened some of the lower-division clubs, like Swinton, who seem to have lost their identity in the last couple of years.
If all professional clubs now are to have a clear pathway to the top, then they need to be able to stand on their own feet and prove that they can cope without charity"
Very wise words from someone who gets castigated more often than not for his comments, has its been speculated before if Fev or any other team make the top four by adopting this method what happens come the end of the season play offs if they meet in the league structure with the parent club, will the parent club allow these guests to play in those games against them, I doubt it, but then allow them to play in games against the other teams thereby both weakening and strengthening a opposing team to their own advantage?
Considering that the 8 is a league structure, in the event of equal points gained in the league placings will points difference come into the equation and be a telling factor in the final mix?
This "new era" is the RL's baby, but they do not seem to have thought things through, they need to be addressing these conflicts very soon, or the Keighley/ Batley scenario we had last season will be very small in comparison to the shockwaves this could bring.
Andy Hay has named his squad. 1 dr player from wakey. the leeds players you refer to have actually been signed on by us and are Featherstone players. 3 have been named in the 19, the other is injured. i think most Fev fans would rather there was no dr.
I'm not knocking buying a season ticket all I'm saying is that there is no value for money to loyal supporters purchasing them due to offers for people not purchasing them and this is wrong.Queing up at the club shop and handing over 100 pounds each would help the club out but nobody does this for the simple reason we want value for money for spending our hard earned money early doors.
but couldn't that scenario happen whatever the circumstances of the Tigers getting new stadium were?
In one breath they are being(legitimately) criticised for playing in a sh it hole, in the next breath they are being criticised because the possibility of their moving out of it doesn't suit their neighbours, or might not suit their neighbours.
When it comes down to it I wouldn't bet against the mendahose jungle being upgraded. But ultimately I think and hope some radical thinking about what the wmdc area needs in terms of professional rugby league. What it has goes nowhere near to matching its potential.
but why are they playing in a sh i thole. if they had gone about upgrading their stadium 20 years ago, a little at a time, they could possibly be sitting in a perfectly good stadium on wheldon road now. instead McGoldrick, Sherwin etc are doing very nicely thank you