My point is clear and I stand by it. I don't like players playing part time, whoever they are. Seen first hand how it badly damages a clubs fabric and I don't like it. If I was in the 2nd division and the decision was with me I would say thanks but no thanks.No, you said that you wouldn’t if you were Eltham. The question I asked was would you tell Mashy that you don’t want him at your club because he’s going to miss four games.
Where's the end game? Hypothetically speaking, the team rises to Barclay . Does the player continues to be part time? Does he stop playing ? One things for sure he aint going to become full time. So all of a sudden the team is in the top tier, without their main man and the fringe players who were burnt the previous season (and possibly missed out on a flag) are all of a sudden required to stand up and perform in a top grade, that's of course if they are even still playing?**
IF I was Eltham, a club well known in the DV to have a poor culture, no recent success of note and a history of part timers (training and playing), it'd be a more resounding NO, reasons stated previously in my posts. We know even with this system in place in 18/19 the Panthers failed miserably so it's not even like it's a successful model to continue to use.
** I'm speaking as if it was my clubs intention to gain promotion and consolidate/compete in the top flight. Not just to win Money Shield and deal with the rest later.