The best thing to say about this article is that it was written by an RL journalist not another sport's hatchet merchant and the worst thing is it was penned by league pundit! Have we simply forgotten how to love RL ? There are real criticisms that need aiming at the Aussies in particular over this issue. However, the huge amount of negativity, bitter wrangling , devious agendas and dog with a bone issues that haunt the whole of TGG is appalling and saddening. People who turn up to games home and away, are truly knowledgeable about our sport, have its best interests at heart even those at the few successful clubs seem lost in their disenchantment and unhappiness. This article is a good example of that mood. And unfortunately there are an awful lot posts that swim with this tide so it was nice to read Martyn Sadler not just accepting this because it's a colleague of sorts and it is written with that tide of stuff that so often belittles our game because we're seen as a target.
"Unfortunately the Guardian, like many other British newspapers, is happy to publish stories about international Rugby League being supposedly on its last legs.
But the evidence doesn't stack up." Nice one Martyn!
We don't have to accept it, but more importantly we need to remember TGG is what it says on the tin. And I don't care if another sport has 400 million players and 9 billion spectators and more money than Croesus none of that will ever make it as good as what happens on our paddocks every week! I'm just sorry there's an off season!