they have survived by selling their best players and one mans largess, and in wakefields case a succession of adminstrators and the losses of creditors.
You are making the mistake of thinking the game can simply run on the best it has now, when what the game actually needs to do is create better. Its the same argument we hear from the likes of Fev and Leigh, in that they should be promoted because with a fair wind and wet sail they might be as good or slightly better than the worst clubs in SL, as if that is what we are needing.
Being among the strongest club of the clubs not strong enough for SL is like being the worlds tallest dwarf, it may be true and it may sound good but its not all that useful. Being the among the strongest clubs of the clubs not strong enough for SL is not earning your place at the top table. Being a strong SL club is.
1. they can join the party and grow.
2. When and if other bigger, richer clubs arise, they will be supplanted by them.
3. Until that happens, the best of the rest should be given their chance and see if they can join the top echelon on merit. If they can't hack it they will slide back to whence they came. If they can improve and prosper, so much the better for them and the overall game.
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