So the RFL/SLE stuffed Fev then????
Did they stuff Cas and Wakey as well? No they are in SL
What stuffed Fev was the club stopped producing the great players of old.
But you said it was the amateur sides that produced the great players. What's different is that amateurs instead of opting to start their careers at Fev, (or their equivalent local side) which in the days when Fev played in the top flght they did before perhaps moving on, they now start at Leeds etc. Robbie Burrow is a prime example, played for Fev Lions, as are the Briscoes. Whiting at Hull and Danny Kirmond did play for Fev but were signed by SL clubs for a song.
What's wrong is there's no convenient way back for these teams. Bradford City are pushing for a way back, in two or three seasons they could be back in the Premiership, given their crowds there's nothing really to stop them. The same does not apply to similarly placed RL sides. That's what I object to.
Fev have had three very good seasons. But Stuart Dickens, the man Darryl called in to steady the ship if things got rocky has gone. it remains to be seen if they are still as good without him. If they aren't what then? But what if Fev are? What if they have the money, the record, the ground and jump through all the other hoops to qualify for a franchise? Does that mean that someone already in is to dropped? Why? What if they also fulfil the criteria? It's a senseless system.
Edited by Trojan, 11 December 2012 - 08:59 AM.