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But what is the good news?

It doesn't read like there's any new investment just a confirmation of previously promised funds and a desire to find the best ways of spending it on players and infrastructure.

That is all excellent - genuinely, it is - but it's hardly ground-breaking and it's what you'd expect the club to be doing heading towards 2015 anyway.

Seen as though Mr Nahaboo as been ripped to pieces by many on here for not following up on his financial backing at other clubs, then it is new news.

In addition the proposed changes back to P and R now moves the goalposts. I have been to a forum where Feisal said that there is no point throwing money at a squad before we were in SL but to invest in a solid squad capable of competing for all Championship trophys.

The board recognise that we now need to speed investment up ready for the promotion battle when 2 SL clubs will join the likes of Halifax, Batley and Leigh, which promises to be one hell of a battle. My mouth waters now just thinking about it.

So there you have it investment brought forward and on going backing from a bloke who as been accused of broken promises. In my opinion enough for a press release.

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But what is the good news?

 

It doesn't read like there's any new investment just a confirmation of previously promised funds and a desire to find the best ways of spending it on players and infrastructure.

 

That is all excellent - genuinely, it is - but it's hardly ground-breaking and it's what you'd expect the club to be doing heading towards 2015 anyway.

Well it's the first time I've seen figures of £1 to £2m mentioned. Feisal openly said that there was no point in heavy investment until it was decided that P & R would return to the sport.

'Its hardly ground breaking' Really? How many more clubs are building centres of excellence for future development of young players?

Rovers are a credit to the sport and deserve to prosper at the highest level despite how annoying it may be to some.

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Well it's the first time I've seen figures of £1 to £2m mentioned. Feisal openly said that there was no point in heavy investment until it was decided that P & R would return to the sport.

'Its hardly ground breaking' Really? How many more clubs are building centres of excellence for future development of young players?

Rovers are a credit to the sport and deserve to prosper at the highest level despite how annoying it may be to some.

Here here!

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The thing is people on here have a go at fans from the championship calling us doom and gloom mongers etc and saying all we do is moan and never have any praise for the game, but there the same people that come on topics like this trying to belittle what clubs like ours are doing

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ah the same featherstone fans who made all the snide comments about widnes being bank rolled by steve o'connor and buying their way into super league...............short memories boys and girls.

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ah the same featherstone fans who made all the snide comments about widnes being bank rolled by steve o'connor and buying their way into super league...............short memories boys and girls.

What are you talking about? We won't be buying our way into SL as we've the opportunity to achieve promotion the right way now haven't we? Read the article, the investment isn't for second rate overseas players, its for developing facilities to promote excellence in young up and coming British lads.

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The thing is people on here have a go at fans from the championship calling us doom and gloom mongers etc and saying all we do is moan and never have any praise for the game, but there the same people that come on topics like this trying to belittle what clubs like ours are doing

 

Featherstone are doing al the right things in their quest to achieve a SuperLeague licence in 2015, and well done to them for embracing the spirit of licencing several years ago, buckling down to it and getting on with it.

 

Still, there are still some  championship doom and gloom mongers who  moan and never have any praise for the game: see the London V Sheffield topic for one example.

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I never said anything about widnes. Like I say I don't agree on having to buy your way in but it's the only way teams from the championship can get in.

For me I'd have two leagues of twelve with p & r but with minimum standards, if you win your league and meet the standards you're straight up, raise salary cap in championship so teams that aspire for sl and can afford to spend more can, plus parachute payments for teams getting relegated.

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ah the same featherstone fans who made all the snide comments about widnes being bank rolled by steve o'connor and buying their way into super league...............short memories boys and girls.

slightly different what we are doing compared to Steve O'Connor. For a start we have remained very competitive on the pitch, the sides Widnes put out for the last 2 seasons of the Championship were a complete joke for a club with a rich backer. Off the pitch we are building towards ticking all the boxes for what we thought would be a licence bid. Luckily we will hopefully be celebrating with the players just winning a grand final than waiting for an RFL announcement in a packed clubhouse.

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Featherstone are doing al the right things in their quest to achieve a SuperLeague licence in 2015, and well done to them for embracing the spirit of licencing several years ago, buckling down to it and getting on with it.

 

Still, there are still some  championship doom and gloom mongers who  moan and never have any praise for the game: see the London V Sheffield topic for one example.

There's doom and gloom all over and even more so form SL club supporters since the announcement of the restructure.

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 Luckily we will hopefully ....

 

Luck? Hope? what happened to certainty? Not nailed on then?

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 Luckily we will hopefully ....

 

Luck? Hope? what happened to certainty? Not nailed on then?

Nothing is nailed on but with P and R, that's the beauty of sport. With more investment we will hopefully have a great chance of being a SL club via promotion. The way I have always wanted it.

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I've just re-read the RFL news release on this. I may have missed something, but where does it say that licencing is being scrapped? In fact where does it give any detail as to what will happen only that there will be 12 teams in the elite comp.It may be that Fev will gain a licence but at whose expense? 

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Rovers are a credit to the sport .

 

As I've said, and continue to say.

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Me too...they ARE a credit to the game.  You'll  get harangued endlessly if you don't agree.  You are not even allowed to discuss the issues and possible pitfalls the club faces or may face in relation to its overall position in the game.

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Same as you're not allowed to talk about the failings of sl teams and licensing without being told you're a reactionary flat capper who doesn't care about the game and only cares about their own clubs etc etc

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Well it's the first time I've seen figures of £1 to £2m mentioned. Feisal openly said that there was no point in heavy investment until it was decided that P & R would return to the sport.

'Its hardly ground breaking' Really? How many more clubs are building centres of excellence for future development of young players?

Rovers are a credit to the sport and deserve to prosper at the highest level despite how annoying it may be to some.

Where did he say that Terry? I always thought he had committed to invest heavily in the infrastructure to get a place in SL.

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I've just re-read the RFL news release on this. I may have missed something, but where does it say that licencing is being scrapped? In fact where does it give any detail as to what will happen only that there will be 12 teams in the elite comp.It may be that Fev will gain a licence but at whose expense? 

It says that they are now exploring two options, 1 which has the 8x3 split, and one which has more traditional P&R, so it would appear based on the RFL press release that it will be one of these two options.

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Same as you're not allowed to talk about the failings of sl teams and licensing without being told you're a reactionary flat capper who doesn't care about the game and only cares about their own clubs etc etc

the people who follow sl teams on here are the ones who discuss the failings of those teams the most qv

the term flat capper is rarely if ever uswed-I think it might even contravene the terms and conditions-it tends to be used by supporters of your club when referring to themselves: there's even a cappers bar in your club house.

the term reactionary is often if not always used in relation to opinions and attitudes that are expressed, which some people consider reactionary and indeed self serving.

I have no idea where you have arrived at the conclusion you have expressed.

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Same as you're not allowed to talk about the failings of sl teams and licensing without being told you're a reactionary flat capper who doesn't care about the game and only cares about their own clubs etc etc

the people who follow sl teams on here are the ones who discuss the failings of those teams the most qv

the term flat capper is rarely if ever uswed-I think it might even contravene the terms and conditions-it tends to be used by supporters of your club when referring to themselves: there's even a cappers bar in your club house.

the term reactionary is often if not always used in relation to opinions and attitudes that are expressed, which some people consider reactionary and indeed self serving.

I have no idea how using any kind of logic or information, that  you have arrived at the conclusion you have expressed.

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Why is the (apparent) return of promotion and relegation considered to be an "emergency" ?

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Where did he say that Terry? I always thought he had committed to invest heavily in the infrastructure to get a place in SL.

He said it at a fans forum several months ago Dave when someone had the nerve to ask him how much he was going to invest. He made it clear that if and when the RFL decided on a transparent pathway via promotion he would then commit himself heavily in trying to make Rovers a force in the game. The club has already had considerable backing from him but going by what he said at the forum the serious business starts here now that P&R appears to have got the nod.

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the people who follow sl teams on here are the ones who discuss the failings of those teams the most qv

the term flat capper is rarely if ever uswed-I think it might even contravene the terms and conditions-it tends to be used by supporters of your club when referring to themselves: there's even a cappers bar in your club house.

the term reactionary is often if not always used in relation to opinions and attitudes that are expressed, which some people consider reactionary and indeed self serving.

I have no idea how using any kind of logic or information, that you have arrived at the conclusion you have expressed.

Read through the threads regarding the proposed new systems and bringing back p&r and there's loads of comments saying the the reactionaries have got there way and that we'll be back to winter rugby being played in front of blokes in their flat caps with whippets, that people who want p&r back are self serving and don't care about the game. Lots of sweeping comments like that.

It just seems to me if you don't agree with the way the game has been run over the last few years you're classed as an ageing dinosaur who doesn't care about the game and that's not the case, it's just that some people don't think that licensing has worked and would like to see it changed. And I think there's certainly an argument to be made that that's the case

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