Righty ho - got you now
To be honest the reasons for the crowd drop in the promo season is down to several factors. Firstly I believe there was a general feeling after the previous season that we would never go up in a one-up/down situation due to the strength of the sides coming down (I saw us lose the Shudds and Salford in earlier NL1 finals and the wind really was knocked out of our sails). Also there was a change of coach with Terzis leaving and being replaced by Darren Abram who IMO was not as good a coach and assembled a poorer team. Effectivley we went into SL with our poorest squad for 6-7 years! On reflection perhaps it would have been better if Haven had gone up instead of us, although that one season in SL got a lot of dropped and and new fans watching RL in Leigh, and perhaps staved off soccer for a while
I think that is a very interesting call Lobby, and I'll go along with it. Each near miss season in that era on a cursory glance at any rate seemed to attract less people: out of frustration maybe-you'll know why better than me.
I liked Paul Terzis a lot.