As John said his team were the ones to beat them and they are playing super league and I'm sure many would agree that there was nothing between that Granville and Winsto team ! Your from the other Winsto team that played in sen 6's last year aren't you ? If so what division are you guys playing this year ? From what I hear the Winsto team that lost the grandfinal playing 8's !!
I would be very surprised if they are playing 8s. As far as I know we are playing 7's this season.
I'll be very interested to see how Granville go in Super League. We split our 2 games with them last season, they are a good squad - I wonder if they have recruited some new players?
Ok I know nothing about this division or these teams but this debate sparked my curiousity so I had to check out last years results...
I don't understand why a team who didn't win the GF is expected to jump 4 or 5 divisions and go from div 6 to SL? I can understand if finishing minor prems and making the GF you are expected to go up one division so maybe with the renumbering of divisions be division 7, but I don't understand why a team who is supposedly in division 8 when maybe 7 seems more accurate is causing such a debate? Yes they had a couple of big results, but only a couple.. doesn't seem too ridiculous to me.
.... let's not even bother going into how to play SL they'd need a First and Reserves team so picking one Seniors team and discussing them doesn't make too much sense to me anyway...
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But there are 3 winsto teams in aa5 plus this other winsto team in 8. Enough for 2 SL squads. It's not the ability of the players or dedication of the volunteers that is being questioned. It's just the ambition of that club as a whole that isn't what I would expect.
Ok whether these other winsto teams are capable of playing SL is another question (disregarding whether they wish to train the required amount to do that), it doesn't explain why a division 6 side is expected to play SL all of a sudden though to the outsider which was the original exampled that was cited.
I guess I am basing it in the fact that we were a similar level (if anything they shaded us across the season) and given that there is no Div 1/2/3/4 any more, it seemed the natural thing to test ourselves at the next level, which is SL. As it turns out, AA5 is a very difficult division with half of last year's Div 1 in the mix. But to drop down even further (to 8 it seems) is poor form in my eyes.
Being an ex Winsto, still loyal, but am disapointed with the lack of drive within the club to try and form at least a SL squad for the 2012 season, they have the talent. I do agree that with the SL & PL set up that kids will want to head that way and will leave Winsto if there is not that option available. I know they tried to build a PL squad last year but believe they went the wrong way about it.
There were 54 teams in Senior 1 to 6 last year. That equates to 5 - 10 team divisions, plus 4 more. Add 2 PL sides and we should be up to AA7 plus 4 in AA8. However players have disappeared, teams have disappeared so there has been more compression and teams have jumped up 2 divisions instead of one, etc, so it does not directly equate to the table you have laid out.....but it is pretty close. Add to that some clubs that (allegedly!) try and drop teams to trophy hunt, or are inexperienced in this and end up in too high a division, and you get a mixed result. I have said elsewhere that if we stick to the 10 team comp it will get better year by year.