Saint Toppy Posted April 21, 2022 Share Posted April 21, 2022 24 minutes ago, Exiled Wiganer said: I get that we follow a fascinating game, I am simply intrigued as to the point at which total domination and pretty much foregone conclusions for decades becomes boring. My view won’t change anything, but I am interested in why, say, Wigan’s domination over a shorter period should have been viewed as Bad for the Game, whereas Saints’ domination over a far longer period passes pretty much without comment. Indeed, this is the only thread I can remember on here which even touches on the subject. As I set out above, I believe that, by 2024 Wigan might be in a position to challenge, but even that might not happen. If 4 in a row is fine, is 5, is 6, is 10? I don’t of course expect any Saints fan to see this state of affairs as anything other than fantastic. Indeed, they are now so far ahead they can field reserves when they feel like it (I wonder how fair that is for the competition - god forbid the 2 points gifted to Cas will be the difference in the relegation race at the end of the year...), which is indicative of their appraisal of the opposition. There seems very few of us who are “concerned” about never ending dominance this year, but I think this will be worth pinning for years to come. Wigan's dominance was based largely on their ability to just go out and buy pretty much any player they wanted and they were the only full time team of players for most of that period. While they did bring through a lot of their own youngsters as well those youngsters benefitted by being full time and by being able to develop at a better rate than youngsters at all other clubs. When you then add in the fact they bought the best players from every other club (Gregory, Lydon, Hanley, Platt, Offiah etc.) its no wonder they were so dominant for so long. Its arguably more impressive to be the dominant team now because everyone in SL is full time and everyone operates under a SC meaning they can't just go out any buy up every good player in the league. 1 2 St.Helens - The Home of record breaking Rugby Champions Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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