Rich owners of Chelsea, Man City etc have been ridiculed for years and rightly so - what have they done for football, in particular the national team.
I don;t want RL to go down that route and applaud the RFL for keeping this idiot at arms length
Man City are doing a lot for the local area, building facilities which may result in young english players coming through.
Koukash can defend himself and does invite some of the comments. However the impact on this type of programme and ridicule on other potential investors is the main problem for me.
The RFL haven't managed to progress the professional sport outside the traditional areas or support. We are too insular in our appointments and the people who have managed to acheive all seem to have moved on.
Any one who resorts to petty name calling is already undermining their argument.
Expecting anyone regardless of their wealth to construct an academy, feeder clubs and a service area within 12 months of taking over a basket case of a club is epecting a little too much I think.
In 5 years Salford need to be regularly bringing through more of their own players. This season alone we have had Fages, Evalds, Walne, Walne, Walton playing but of course Salford don't produce any talent.
The biggest problem for London will be to build a squad in such a short space of time. In previous years clubs have complained about the unfairness for promoted clubs, next year London will face the same problem of assembling a squad.
News today George Griffin joins his brothers at Salford next year.
I think Koukash has made some good points which have been undermined by the dramatics he seems to enjoy.
The RFL seems to be an inward looking company, we need to broaden the board and attract the best business brains we can. We will not grow the sport without new blood and here is where Koukash could be a positive force but needs to temper his outbursts.
A marque player could be a huge benefit in selling the game but there needs to be some safe guards to stop abuse of process. Maybe some sort of scheme where the amount exempted has to be equalled in an academy which should grow the local game.
The Doc does prod the rabid animal though. Saying we have signed 2 more tigers isn't endearing him. The whole internet appears to be inhabited by 10 year old boys at times. Just look at The turkey on rlfans, full of fans from other clubs telling Salford fans what they think.
It bores me so I ignore it. If Cas fans think the abuse will help Marc Sneyd obtain a release hey need to be certified. The Doc is more likely to dig in his heels