Maybe the birthplace of RL is at risk of folding as well?, after all today they got only 5,000 fans through the turnstyles and godammit they ARE the birthplace of RL in 1895 but date back to1864.
Maybe the most vibrant club in RL (on the back of their great breakthrough RL cup final win) are on the verge of folding due to todays 7,000 fans? A club that's been around since the 1880's??
You tell me 3,000 fans is not break even? Well is 5,000 or 7,000??
Do all three clubs exist because Hughes, Davey and Moran bankroll them???
If the answer is yes then why are Quins always singled out as the "unviable" club when many of our SL teams are unviable without sugar daddy???
Is it because they are struggling but not struggling in the north??
The crowd stat is tedious, how about a stat based on numbers of fans attracted to a club per year in existence??
Quins would walk that but it would not suit some????
Salford are the other club whose crowds are a real concern, hopefully the new ground will increase the crowds but they are still very poorly supported especially for an M62 team.
The other thing is they're more vulnerable than most as A. there's less local RL fans to buy them if Hughes leaves and perhaps more significantly B. they're at the mercy of the RU club who may well decide a club getting very few fans with their name is bad for the image or may up the rent even further