IT is with interest that I read of Cheeky Watson's efforts to recruit players for the Super series ("Kings announce signings, as they target Rossouw, Taute", September 20). Mr Watson, does this not negate the original idea of entering the Eastern Cape team into the series at the expense of more worthwhile franchises?
Was the idea not to give your local players the opportunity to gain experience at a higher level? This is after all your political view and supposed aspiration.
You now realise that your team would be totally lacking the required standard and now to justify its inclusion in the series, you look to buy players with more skill. You are depriving your local players of their right to compete at the higher level.
It is obvious that "money talks" and that the elevation of the Kings to this level is to your benefit. Place yourself and your egotistical efforts in the second place this time.
Face the league with your players, as you did have confidence in them to campaign and shout for their inclusion, but now you look for assistance not to look a bigger fool than you possibly are.
Come Cheeky Watson, stand by your players and give them their recognition. Don't turn your back on your immense local talent and begin a new team that has all the faces we already are all familiar with.
Show the world what you are worth (or maybe not!) and stand behind your dumb efforts. They must be efforts because they surely cannot be beliefs!
Brian Gouveia, Bloemfontein