The problem is our record in play offs. With a win on Sunday we could genuinely aspire to finishing top of the league, but the RFL have once again moved the goalposts. Having won the league we would more than likely have to beat Keighley again to go up. Note, no automatic right for the most deserving team, ie. the team that finishes top and has therefore shown that they can be consistent, to go up. Failure to beat Keighley, or whoever finishes second, puts us back in the mix with probably York, North Wales and Swinton, or possibly Rochdale. With our abysmal record of failing at the last hurdle the prospect of yet again going through play offs really puts the wind up me.
How the RFL can continually make these stupid decisions and make our sport into a Mickey Mouse set up I do not know. What, for Heavens sake, is wrong with the top team going up automatically and the next four clubs battling it out for the other spot? It does not surprise me at all that the sport is failing to inspire all but the diehards.
What is wrong with the top team going up automatically.......probably the fact that everyone does not play everyone home and away and that some teams therefore have an easier fixture list than others. In a normal league then you are right that the best team would finish top but as the RFL decided not to make the fixtures a level playing field then at least it realised it could not offer automatic promotion to anyone.
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