Mick Potter questions Super League licence process
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Bradford Bulls head coach Mick Potter has questioned the validity of the Super League licence process in the week when the Championship hopefuls find out their fate.
Widnes, Barrow and Halifax are all in the running to join the game’s top flight from the Co-operative Championship in a decision which will see one of the current crop of 14 clubs lose their elite status.
The Australian airs his views in the latest PROBIZ Tryline ahead of the RFL announcement on Thursday about the award of a Super League franchise for the next three seasons.
The team who will lose their place at the top table of the game have to wait, though, until 26 July to find out their fate.
When questioned about the current licensing system Potter says: “I don’t think it’s too hard really. I don’t know if I should use the word farcical, but I think most of the teams you could pick without running through the thing about licensing.
“There’s just one, two or three teams that you say show us why you should be in Super League and then a couple of other teams that are aspiring, show us why you should be in Super League - It’s not rocket science is it?”
Elsewhere in the podcast, Potter reveals his reasons why Bradford were the only club that could keep in him in Super League, having set his mind on a return down under.
The former St Helens and Catalans chief looks back on his times with those two clubs as he aims to bring silverware to Odsal, a feat he failed to achieve with his previous two employers, despite being named Coach of the Year in Perpignan.
The Bulls would be very pleased if Potter can bring glory to their club as they have after being trophy-less since winning the 2006 World Club Challenge.
As ever, there is a comprehensive run-through of the most recent news from Super League, and The Independent’s Dave Hadfield will give you the lowdown on the latest round of action.
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