Yeh, not sure how you can avoid that other than the NRL keeping some level of Governance of a new club (maybe a seat on the board for first few years?). But then how much trust do we have in NRL management in all honesty to be able to successfully govern a club? As you said Titans downfall has been poor management decisions and taking a big risk, in essence running before they could walk. Maybe for $3mil a year on top of grant the NRL keeps some level of governance? Then again you'd get fans saying they were playing favourites so cant really win!