I saw the emotionally charged coverage and yes I felt bad for the Cas
supporters, but I can't help feeling the whole "Aussies dont have
relegation, so if we dont our game will improve dramatically" is a bit of a
knee jerk reaction - or more accurately a suggested quick fix.
I don't think relegation is the reason for our GB side not doing well
against the Aussies, more the attitude within the game itself. You see it in
business all the time, lower level competitors trying to emulate the results
of the leaders by simply copying a few of the obvious practices, when in
reality they aren't having a system of practice (attitude in this case).
I wouldn't expect the attitudes of the clubs to change should relegation be
scrapped. I don't see people trying less hard to win the SL trophy, nor less
foreign players in the game.
>>Born in Cas, brought up as a Trinity supporter and though I desperately
>>wanted Wakey to win tonight I didn't want to see Cas relegated.
>>Isn't it odd that Catalans have been given three years to establish
>>themselves in SL, but Cas got just one?
> Yes it is odd if you look at the season in isolation, but it's because Les
> Cats are the first franchise club and Cas are/were in SL because of P&R.
> Their real failure was in getting relegated a couple of seasons ago after
> having 9 years to establish themselves in SL. And they had about 100 years
> before that.
> If the RFL stick to their plans, from 2009 every club will have a SL
> membership guarantee for a few years - don't know if the period is fixed