I'm not spinning anything? Get off your high horse FGS. The SL era has thrown up many inconsistencies in how clubs are treated. The many club failures, unequal investment, expectations being lower/higher on some clubs than others. Salary cap breaches, unequal points deductions, "mergers and aquisitions", academies, second teams, dual reg etc etc etc. As much as the pandemic has thrown up new issues, SL are proving to be as ill equiped to deal with them now as they ever were.
This is relevant to TWP because SL has shown their inability to do due diligence (remember licensing? that was a farce).
Has a 25 year track record of under investment in expansion and then getting seriously cold feet if it means clubs get less dough to buy another second rate crock.
A 25 year track record of poor youth development and yet expect clubs like TWP to generate their own.
I've lost interest over the last 25 years due to the above but at least TWP brought some spark and glamour back into the game. However the fact is the foundations on which SL is built does not provide a sound footing for new clubs like TWP.
It's insane watching SL repeat the same mistakes but then expecting a different outcome.
I also believe raking over the ashes for clues as to why this happens is simply a diversionary tactic.