Rugby League World magazine in the UK has Leeds Rhinos lock Kevin Sinfield as the best Rugby League player in the world.
Laughably, when the same magazine named its “best team in the world” last month, Kevin Sinfield wasn’t even in it!
There is no way at all that anyone with any interest in Rugby League could honestly suggest that Kevin Sinfield is the best player in the entire world. For Rugby League World to name Sinfield as such shows utter contemp for their readers. The people that run that magazine should be ashamed of themselves for treating their readers like a bunch of idiots.
It is interesting when you read the Rugby League print media in England at the moment. Most print journalists (And I use the term journalists lightly) have zero interest in informing their readers of the reality that the game faces in Great Britain. They are too busy pretending they work in public relations. Most simply write what clubs or players want them to write. They talk up players, they gloss over issues the game faces and they allow ridiculous opinions to go completely unchallenged.
These are the type of people who have allowed Rugby League in Great Britain to crumble into the mess that we see today. With a compliant media pushing out the party line, the Rugby Football League and its clubs have been allowed to run the game into the ground completely unchallenged. No one is made accountable. No hard questions are ever asked. Everything is fine….nothing to see here!
In what was the worst season of Super League that I can remember the Leeds Rhinos fell over the line with a couple of good games when it actually mattered. i would even suggest that the 2012 season wasn’t in the top five best seasons of Kevin Sinfields career!
This “golden boot” award has always been a complete pile of shit. From the complete disregard to New Zealand players, the fanciful idea that so many English players are better than their Australan counterparts, the ridiculous justification from certain voters for some of the votes they have cast and a list of winners that is laughable…
It really is about time that a publication like Rugby League Week looked at blowing these stupid award out of the water and name its out best player in the world each year.
It might maybe a handful of people in England feel warm and fuzzy to run around and pretend Kevin Sinfield is the best player in the world. It might make good copy for certain publications over there with tiny circulation, but the reality is that British Rugby League fans are not stupid enough to think that Kevin Sinfield is the best player in Super League, let alone the best player in the world.
Rugby League World magazine either thinks its readers are a bunch of morons that don’t know any better, or they realise that so few care about this announcement that they might as well have a bit of fun with it.
Either way, I can think of better things to spend you money on…
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