Vision's a great word.
Lyndsay had a vision of a fully professional RL widening it's base outside the M62, Hetherington has a vision of a series of big SL clubs whom the sporting world will sit up and take notice of. He sold out Headingley on Friday BTW.
What's your vision besides trying to look back to the past?
Paris, abject failure, South Wales Crusaders, failure. North Wales Crusaders, failure, Gateshead, failure, Sheffield Mark1 failure, London, just about terminal, Catalan, success. So that's 6 failures to one success. How's the wider vision outside the M62 working out so far? Having a vision is no good if it never becomes reality and I am called a dreamer.
Hetherington did not sell out Headingley for the previous home games this season. Was he on vacation ? I would suggest to you that the draw of seeing the top NRL side sold out Headingley and Hetherington has very little or nothing to do with it.
My vision has nothing to do with the past. I have never suggested resurrecting Broughton or Leeds Parish Church of St Helens recs or The Mighty Bongers. I am actually in favour of expanding the game outside the heartlands and have been shot at mightily for suggesting the likes of Cumbria, Sheffield, Doncaster or York for SL. I have been criticised for bemoaning the fact that new expansion teams in the Championship 1 have been consigned to the dustbin of Dual Regs before they could even breath rthe words Super League.
You are just playing games asking me that question. You know my views and you want me to set them up so you can come up with some more pompous SL is great nonsense.
In fact SL is great, except that it can't manage it's own finances and is cannabalising the lower echelons of the game to save it's own bacon. Modern society has evolved from the Divine Right of Kings era. Meritocracy and the opportunities for upward mobility and admitting more of society to the middle class are the watchwords of the modern era and here we are pushing and keeping more than half our game into serfdom and endentured servitude. Not very modern ideas there then.
Exspansion must be allowed by expanding the size of SL and failing members must be replaced by promotion of top tier Championships clubs. The SL clubs MUST be made to operate within their income whatever that might entail.
The player development system must be reinstated as it was producing more top level players than for a very long time. This will not happen with dual reg schemes.
This is essential for England and European RL to keep up if not compete with the standards of the Aussies. The World Cup and the international game must keep being played. The four nations has shown signs of being a great success if a tradition can be established with it. Any profits from the WC Must be ploughed back into International development or amateur development. There must be no sidetracking of monies to prop up SL.
Strenuous efforts must be made to expand both numerically and financially the scope and income of broadcasting deals for the game. If there is any progress, the SL needs to be expanded from the money not just existing teams propped up. There should be no contraction of SL as wanted by Pope Hetherington. Contraction is a slippery slope to extinction.