. I don't think anybody has a problem with the link up with Warrington.Its how the club has used it so controversially that has killed my love for the club.
Sentiment is a wonderful thing but it comes at too high a price in this instance.
We have to put out the strongest side we can in every game to survive. We cannot afford the luxury of knocking back the option of utilising Warrington players. Quite simply, if we did we would be rock bottom and would never recover from slipping out of this league. We don't get the support now!
None of us enjoy this but at the moment it's the only way to do it. NO home grown talent. NO large fan base. NO money in the bank. NO home of our own.
Do you want this club to die? If you subscribe to the 'I'd sooner it did than this' brigade then leave and do something else on a Sunday and leave the fight to keep the club afloat to those who are prepared to do it! I'd prefer you didn't but we are where we are.
Today, 3 of our best were the 3 new players Gary Chambers has brought in. OUR players. We used 3 d/r from Wire, 1a young halfback who is the type of player everyone agrees should be d/r material, 1 a fringe player who will never be a first team regular and 1who is coming to the end of a great career (the utmost respect to all three). Not exactly Warrington's first team squad!
When the RFL admit this isn't working they'll drop it like a hot potato and think of something else as daft. Meanwhile we will still be alive and kicking.
I've been in worse places in my life believe me. I remember being on the end of a hose when the main stand was burning down thinking my Lion's days were over and done there. We came back!
You talk of history and past honour. Remember them now and do not turn your back on it in our fight to survive. Don't take on the sad cretins who come on here talking of 'integrity' and feeding you snippets of news. They are just here to wind you up for their entertainment. If they were in our shoes they would do exactly the same. Hunslet are and they do!
Tired of keeping on about this but I will as long as the Lion is still breathing!