Ursus wrote:As we're talking BAL, it is always disappointing how few of our top athletes regularly support the clubs' premier showcase.
Look at the results of the last Premiership match. With a few welcome exceptions, standards are pretty average across the board, and just count the number of "for a point" performances.
I really do wonder whether the club system as we know it has had its day. I'm not sure what the alternatives are though.
Sorry for more thread hijacking.
While it is certainly true that very few of our top athletes turn out for their clubs these days, most of them wouldn't be where they are now without the grounding they had as young club athletes.