“Be careful what you wish for” – Chalmers warns Super League strugglers

Bradford chairman Andrew Chalmers says Super League club’s at risk of relegation should have been careful what they wished for.

The Super 8’s format was scrapped ahead of the season in favour of a one up one down system, this despite the disapproval of a number of Championship clubs.

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Speaking in his weekly Telegraph & Argus column, Chalmers says certain Super League team’s will struggle financially if they fall out of the top flight.

“The race is going to be desperately close and I can only imagine the knowledge of certain relegation for players, fans and club owners will be a hammer they all desperately hopes falls on someone else’s toes.

“Still, the Super League clubs voted for this system despite this club’s protests. Oh well. Be careful what you wish for as my mum used to tell me.

“Certainly, the Super League clubs with the financial backing and resources to strengthen their playing roster and avoid the dreaded wooden spoon, would put Leeds, Huddersfield and London out of harm’s way.

“The financial and business muscle of owners Paul Caddick, Ken Davy and David Hughes respectively put them in an especially strong category.

“Salford, Wakefield and Hull KR, on the other hand, aren’t in the same financial class.”

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