Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Keith T

Well Done Brett

36 posts in this topic

What spare bradford players will there be? They have about 2 men signed on so far.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was thinking that !!! Come next year they'll have a squad though and kids from this years u19s bound in , and whatever they have will be good in our league . The general premise is snowballing in the league though is the point and these teams don't have much rubbish when plonked into a part time environment . We saw that with guys not figuring in lesser SL teams but standing out down the ladder . The Championship is gonna be more like the NSW Cup at this rate. But yes maybe Bradford is a bad example at the mo !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think your maybe mistaken davidm, dewsbury players who can't get in will going Bradford lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's devaluing the competition, it's pretty obvious when they allowed Bradford to stay in that they're planning to keep their superleague clubs and just use the rest as feeder clubs. It'll start with a few then it'll snowball and lower league clubs will just be SL reserve sides

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aye , exactly the slippery path I'm on about . Don't bother developing talent grab a good link up and a bag full of off the shelf talent and bobs yer uncle . Who gets the best value from their link up wins ? Or at least gets a handy advantage in a tight league . Your right mate , it's not done for the championship clubs advantage , it's done for the SL clubs benefit , but the feeder club gets a better side so goes along .. But the danger , it's a short term benefit , you've lost control of your squad and the SL as a whole is gaining control of your league like a disease. As I say , you do it to compete , we're seeing that with others , and we will probably be no different , and as I said you even crave it as that's the game now and you want to do well , but in general terms where's the incentive to go home grown and long term ? Young lads or the finished article . The RFL won't have thought of that because the system suits SL , and they run the game and couldn't care less about anything outside they're closed shop .. Apart from nicking players from outside then slamming the door and keeping it shut. Are we gonna be playing Swinton or Warrington reserves? Give SL clubs an inch and they'll eventually take a mile .Location in many ways may hinder us but here it may be a plus , building our own squad and cherry picking various dualreg to boost us , as our top BOD is doing .The heartland clubs are in danger of being swallowed by big brother next door.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's human nature to want to win but it would be nice if the championship clubs all stuck together and said they wouldn't take any players on loan/dual reg from anybody. That would force the superleague clubs to continue with the under 23's as at this rate the number of pro or semi pro players will reduce significantly and I can't see how that could ever be a good thing. It was only 12 months ago that the criteria to get promoted out of championship 1 into the championship included running a reserve team now you don't even need one in superleague!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fascinating to read Holty coming on the Barra forum to talk on this subject .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah it is David, although he's specifically on about dual reg it is a good post.

I think we are always more likely up in Cumbria to try and have a locally based squad just because of our geographical location. We were burned a few years ago with travellers and now we have a good solid system of giving the best amateurs a chance, with a largely local squad but bringing top quality travelling players to complement this. I'll bet the Jambo's try and copy this system and have already announced the amateur grooming.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ha ha wait for your friends to make an appearance now Gonch to tell you how great you are!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Right voodoo . Yeh I meant on the dual reg , relating to what I was saying , sorry . You and him are spot on with the plan of local Cumbrian talent augmented by quality imports from different sides to top up the squad , but not being consumed by the dualreg system for the sake of it or shackling yourself to one SL outfit . We are also going this way by the look of it , our BOD getting it dead right . Location does dictate this because of the logistical problems in mass imports . It's the clubs in the shadow of the SL behemoths who should worry - they think one big club is putting a friendly arm around them but really they're gently gonna squeeze out your freedom of movement and maybe even life , and before you know it your a reserve side .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



League Express - Mon 10th April 2017

Rugby League World - April 2017