I've seen Batley's version of the arrangement and the perceived benefits which in JK's opinion will make their partnership the envy of others but strangely I've not seen any statement from Huddersfield about what's in it for them. Why are they providing Batley with expensive private health care, employing extra medical staff, providing expertise on several fronts and offering extensive use of their facilities if they have absolutely no control over team selection? As I said, what's in it for them? It all seems one way and hardly typical of SL's attitude towards the Championship.
How patronising we all are towards the people that run our clubs. Take my own club's directors. people who grew up with the club, are supporters but also are people who have managed the club fantastically well with good sense and a keen business acumen at a time when revenue has dropped and we all agree that it is harder than ever to keep afloat. Are we now to believe that they are all walking blindfolded towards oblivion? That they have been duped by a wicked cabal of SLE and RFL directors who have only one desire, and that's to somehow control all of the championship clubs.
You eloquently listed all of the benefits of our agreement with Huddersfield and you know what? It looks pretty good. Why on earth shouldn't Batley get something good out of it? Is the Featherstone way the only way to run a club? I doubt it. As for what the Giants get out of it, I have absolutely no idea, but I trust my club's directors to do the best by my club. One thing I do believe is that the Giants made the first approach to my club, and we certainly did not go begging to any SL club.
It is universally agreed that Featherstone are doing a fantastic job and if anyone says they do not admire it then they are lying. But when the likes of Thundergaz come on here and starts talking about selling souls etc I despair, I really do.