RL management has traditionally been poor. But for me the biggest conundrum at the moment is the timing of the season commencement.
In ''The good old days ''' The season started in Autumn when Holidays were out of the way, nights shortening, peoples summer activities / holidays were coming to an end and they were looking for something to pass the long cold winter days / nights, and it was still warm enough to enjoy the season commencement and get into the habit of watching RL and enjoying the Christmas holiday fixtures before the traditional freezing 'postponement ' months of January and February which we suffered before emerging optimistically into Spring with the Easter holiday fixtures, Challenge Cup day out in spring and the conclusion of the League positions to look forward to before booking our holidays, unpacking the golf clubs and cricket gear after the RL season had finished. Summer
We also had the Floodlit cup, Lancashire cup, and other competitions with no seeding, which sometimes gave us lower league supporters a chance of a big gate and a top club with all the dreams of an upset on the cards.
Yes I am an Old F***t but I think our seasons timings are more than a little detrimental to the games health.
Anyway my rose tinted glasses are off and my Horlicks is ready as I wait for Hornet V Keighley hoping the rain stops.
Rant over, enjoy the season everyone.