I Your a one trick pony Trojan. You only care about your club not the game.......
I haven't mentioned Featherstone once on this thread. As for the above statement I regard it as an insult. Not only have I watched the game at amateur, professional, county and international level, I have also played the game at amateur level. I've been going to games since Boxing Day 1960.
When Fulham first started there was no bigger enthusiast than I was. When other soccer clubs jumped on the Fulham bandwagon, Cardiff, Carlisle, Mansfield, Maidstone, Rucnorn, Wigan Athletic, Scarborough, Gateshead, Sheffield I thought the more the merrier, But they all proved that there was no real enthusiasm for the game. London have lasted longest (can't really count the current Sheffield after the Huddersfield business) for the simple reason that people in RL have swallowed the argument that we need a SL club in the capital, which IMO is a spurious argument. A successful club yes, but a club like Fulham/Crusaders/Harlequins/Broncos IMO does more harm to the game than good.
The South Wales thing was ill thought-out and rushed. They played inelligible players, which the RFL turned a blind eye to, they were assisted in winning games they should have lost so that they could effectively be fast tracked into SL. This would have been fine if once the team were in SL they'd have had a bit of success on the park and a few decent crowds, they had neither and their backer threw in the towel after only one season. Catalans is a success but then Catalans are actually playing in a RL heartland and good luck to them.
I think Hemel should be allowed their shot a the semi- pro league because they've built a local following and I hope they are a success. Who knows if p&R returns they could be playing in SL in the not too distant future. I have no prejudices about expansion, I am a Fev supporter but I'm appalled and disappointed by what appears to be happening at Cas, they have been a great team, have produced some great players and have been a credit to the game. It's the Cas thing, along with Bradford, Salford, Wakey, Hull KR and who knows how many more that makes me think the best thing RL can do is pull up the drawbridge and try and strengthen from within. Either that or as I said in an earlier post call it a draw and try to do a hybrid game deal with the RFU, god knows after this weekend's 6N shambles they could do with some new rules.