You have missed out the rest apart from Pie Warriors' Wire' Stains and (eventually again ) Leeds.
Well St.Helens run at a loss without Mcmanus and friends. Leeds make a profit but have stated they wont be going out and getting big name NRL players as they cant afford them compared to what NRL clubs can offer. Wigan make a profit. Wire are much like Shuddersfield and need Moran and co to survive though Moran is still pretty young compared to Davey for example. Hull was badly run though things allegedly will be better under Pearson. But the fact remains SL is nowhere near as strong as robust as SL RFL and big Nige like to make out. The Championship sees clubs not running up debts chasing a dream they cant live in and the comp is top notch with games unpredictable.
Just been speaking to a good source who confirmed Barlow is heading to castleford on a 2 year contract.
I know Sam well and wish him all the best if true but why would he leave to go to a club in as poorer situation than us. It is super leasgue but in a few years halifax will take their place. Good luck to the guy who i think is our best forward by a distance....
No disrespect, but, you are contradicting yourself,
You say "Barlow is heading to castleford on a 2 year contract"
"Why would he leave to go to a club in as poorer situation than us"
"in a few years halifax will take their place"
Well after 2 years he can leave them and come back, Can't he?
Or he can go somewhere else.
Sam said in the close season that 2 Super League teams approached him. One "he said" was Hull Why did he turn them down and now decide "o'h yes Castleford seem a good bet, far better than Hull"
I don't think Sam would go now, perhaps one day he will be Super League, but who better to get him there than Karl and Halifax?
So for now enjoy what we've got.
On second thought's you say you have heard it from a reliable source, but you also say you know "Sam well"
Ring him up and ask him then.
Let us know what he says.
And Behold, a pale horse. And on his back his name was death.
Lets face it some players go about their negotiations quietly and are glad to get an offer and quickly sign, for example the 3 lads this week and Penky year after year. Others like Sam when it comes to discussions like to hype interest to try and get a better deal, thats just the way it is. The lad has probably missed his chance in SL and would only get an offer from a bottom end SL team if there was an offer at all. If the offer does come he has to weigh up which one is going to earn him more money.
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