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Ok I stand corrected then and will admit Cunningham is a top class coach!
Cunningham is quoted as saying complacency was in the air. It is up to him to set the "air". Any team with aspirations to win everything and Saints should have that aspiration should now be well along the road from complacency, it just isn't professional. They should be offering all those with ticket stubs free entry to the next game.
So we can blame the RFL for not championing our sport enough on a national level, we can blame the press for not giving us enough coverage and we can blame Union for, well just about anything really, yet attitudes like this are the exact reason why RL is not a "national sport (sic)
Saints also got the scrum rules changed for being equally unsporting, Oh and the rule about drop goal scoring was changed after the St.Helens favourite Murphy abused it.
They have a lot of form.
What was that...St Helens long tradition of innovation ( in the finest traditions of RL) led to rule changes because other teams simply could follow the awesome standards now being set...... yes you are right there.
and what have we done to encourage women to be more involved?
The stats are apparently 40% women in our fan demographic vs 25% in football.
I have always thought we were quite modern in our inclusivity, but i must admit i think we are going backwards and others are going forwards.
Look at Football, Rugby Union, Tennis, Netball, Athletics, UFC, Golf etc. They all have a rowing womens game, some have women officials etc. What are we doing on this front? On the England RL site, the womens team seems to have been removed just like the Knights.
I'm not bothered about women being involved.
If 40% are already fans ( and I wonder how those stats are collated) I doubt they are bothered about the gender of those involved.
"inclusivity".... its another Dorian Gray moment. Where is the exclusivity in RL. If we had the cash of other sports I dare say we could keep up with trends. Haven't we already had a WRLWC and a Wheelchair RLWC. I don't think we are behind just not cash rich and I'll bet you will find in some publications more column inches to Womens RU than the Super League.
Best people for the job is the only way for RL to go not some gender studies pc idea of job allocation where the most important thing is appeasing some dated feminist narrative.
I think the point she was making is that RL players generally worked in physically demanding jobs (mines, docks, mills etc) and then played an equally demanding game. It was a compliment
Yeah but its a point she shouldn't have made at that stage. Soccer has exactly the same heritage yet they don't repeat the theme over the FA cup coverage. It seems a continuing theme with the BBC that the game was invented yesterday.