I totally disagree with Carney's view about licensing on Wed. He siad that they should forget about defo promoting one club and just make sure the best 14 teams are there
This is a totally flawed argument because the teams in the Co-Op championship don't get the opportunity to get big crowds week in week out for at least 3-years, so cannot be equally compared to SL clubs. Also do we really want to restrict the number of towns to 14 who can ever have aspirations?
Also someone needs to explain the "chicken and egg" situation to everyone on sky and at the RFL.
People will not watch RL in numbers much great than 1-2k if there is no definite route to promotion on-the-pitch
Also investors will not come in unless there is a guaranteed route. What happens if two clubs were meeting the criteria at the moment? In reality the RFL shoudl put both up BUT they will not. Therefore this puts off fans and investors
The RFL has just layed out some criteria, so why not modify it to say that the highest placed club who wins the most things AND meets the other criteria then defo goes up
just because somebody can play the game doesnt mean they have a clue whats good for the sport as a whole
widnes in SL will get bigger crowds than at least 2 current heartland teams
plus if clubs from outside SL are excluded then there is no reason for these clubs to improve, nor for clubs like cas or wakey to improve either
wakey being relegated for widnes will be a very good thing for the game