Tickets are just going on sale for the Premiership final next May. To get there of course clubs will have to negotiate the play-offs. People are still bitching about these – most recently Sarries’ chief executive Edward Griffiths
When the play-offs were introduced over a decade ago the only club to vote against them were Leicester. All the others were presumably keen to get their hands on the extra cash injection that these high-profile,high-attendance, games offered.
I have never understood why the league winners shouldn’t get a trophy,preferably presented on the last day of the regular season.Then,as now, when the play-offs are completed , the winning club gets the Premiership trophy at Twickenham..Rugby League operates such a system and it seems to satisfy most parties.