Just read that the premiership has agreed to postpone relegation until the 24/25 season, then expand from 13 to 14 clubs. They are looking at Saries going up this year then opening the 14 place to any team that is willing to donate millions to join in with the 'ELITE' they are looking at Ealing trailfinders. What about the Championship no promotion to the premiership but relegation to the third tier RFU and PFL have no thought to the grass roots of rugby, what if all the lower clubs said no to transfers to the premiership. Money talks louder than words.
Therein lies the root of this perennial problem. When the RFU allowed PRL to act autonomously they sold the soul of our game to the devil. We now have a franchised top tier in all but name and should Mike Hooley buy his franchise, he will, have no qualms about relocating to wherever the likely spectators might be. Ealing in name only, I suspect.
As for most of the clubs who still wear their sensible heads, a seat at the top table remains a pipe dream until reality bites.
The RFU should cut the cartel adrift and focus on rugby as it should be - by the people, for the people. I won't bother holding my breath, though.
Sir Spicious, I couldn't agree with you more, but let's take it one stage further the clubs outside the premiership should cut loose from the RFU and form their own RFU with the specific aim of rugby for the masses not the few no cross over of players.
The RFU can't even organise a decent squad for the 6-nations. They got it wrong at the onset of professionalism when, unlike the southern hemisphere, they gave dominance to clubs rather than regions! Why not pool resources to produce just one side to beat Sarries and Ealing and thus show the RFU a thing or three?
If the RFU and the premiership want to ring fence the top tier let them, as I previously said if the rest of rugby broke free it would cause an earthquake in the rugby world and might bring some reality back into the game. This is what happens when you let money talk just look at what is going on in football today.
kenner: Just a Question if I may? Why after a season and on to the second can we not get an actual picture of Aaron Carpenter on the players site? Did not someone just take team photos?
Sept 21, 2017 19:35:08 GMT
Sir Spicious: I fear there are rumours that Aaron may, in fact, be a vampire and as such his image does not reflect in mirrors nor can it be captured in a photo. I should, however, warn you this may be fake news.
Sept 27, 2017 10:35:26 GMT
davinor: What's happened to the back ex Ealing Trailfinders - one mention and then no more
Oct 6, 2017 10:34:59 GMT
davinor: What happened to the back brought in from Ealing Trailfinders - one mention and then nothing ddavinor
Oct 6, 2017 10:38:07 GMT
Sir Spicious: Played at the RAG last week. Due to play at Hartpury tomorrow.
Oct 6, 2017 20:37:48 GMT
thomasmachin: Interesting C V on wikopedia
Nov 13, 2017 16:24:14 GMT
thomasmachin: The venue for the Cardiff match appears to have changed for the third time.Unbelievable
Dec 15, 2017 11:14:49 GMT
iiiii: Should I be worried re trip to pirates ?will pitch dry out in time?
Feb 11, 2018 8:39:42 GMT
funches: How come there's only 3 games this weekend? Is it just scheduling or?
Mar 10, 2018 10:24:11 GMT
thomasmachin: It would appear that if we are to replace the departing players we had better be quick or all the available players will be signed by Ealing ,Coventry and Cornish Pirates!
Apr 20, 2018 8:14:16 GMT
barbelhunter: What a great re signing that is.
Apr 27, 2018 10:38:07 GMT
donnyknightsfan: that was absolutely dire today almost from start to finish apart from a spell in the 2nd half when we looked OK. players don't look motivated enough to me. they need a kick up the backside. the next two games v Bedford and Irish look a tough ask now.
Oct 6, 2018 21:04:32 GMT
thomasmachin: I don't think a Vera Brown tribute singer will sell the Forces Lunch as well as a Vera Lynn tribute singer !!
Oct 22, 2018 10:24:33 GMT
rodders: A bit random this one but are any Knights fans travelling to the Jersey game on Friday 1st March flying from East Midlands on the 10.55 flight out. 2 of us are looking for a lift to East Midlands airport unexpectedly. Happy to share costs of travel
Feb 17, 2019 19:52:21 GMT
donnyknightsfan: after yesterday's showing a new attacking coach and structure is needed ASAP. our attack is really poor. why don't we ever look to create space?. you're not going to beat championship defences by just running straight at them.
Apr 21, 2019 8:19:53 GMT
thomasmachin: I would support any reasonable suggestion to support the Club
Mar 26, 2020 20:03:51 GMT
lock: Hi, I'm new to the Knights Forum. Hello everyone!
Jun 4, 2020 10:15:57 GMT
Sir Spicious: Sorry, Lock. I think most of us forget to check the Shoutbox so it wasn't bad manners that we ignored you, more bad habits. Welcome to the chat. Look forward to your contributions. New voices are always welcome.
Jun 9, 2020 13:32:08 GMT