Re: Grazier Signs Up
Posted by: Coop (IP Logged)
Date: 21 June, 2012 16:50
Why is it that we continualy snipe and bicker with each other. It's not productive for either club. As I have posted on the Rovers website, Rovers must support the players that are leaving to develop their rugby.
I think that we all understand now that West is the senior rugby club in the town, playing in the national league and with an excellent youth set-up but continually trying to start conflict and belittle other clubs doesnt help. And don't hide behind the word Craic, its not.
I am sure that when West were flying high had they been more gracious, then a relationship could have been fostered with Rovers, Old Boys, Tech and BBOB to provide players to West, as feeder clubs. Having the pick of homegrown talent may have kept West in the higher leagues for a greater legth of time.
Hartlepool is a rugby town and for the town to move on then the old prejudices need to be laid down, rugby clubs need to work together to provide a conveyor belt of good quality youngsters, who can go on to play National 3, 2, 1 or Premiership but at the same time we have a duty to provide somewhere to play for everyone, of any ability to play rugby. West have to be open and honest (we want your clubs best players etc.) and humble enough to allow the other clubs to work with them to produce a Hartlepool National 1, or, why not even a premiership team again.
Please note these are my opinions and not the opinion of my club.