so is that why you only took 500 against hull kr a few years back,lets see if you can pull a few out of the woodwork on sunday,maybe you might bring 200 if you try hard.leigh is as much a RL heartland as Widnes my backside,we had near 6000 on sunday for a game that didnt tick any boxes for us.
Perhaps you had 6k because you already have the box "ticked" and another win won have been unofficially unassailable. Many in RL have given Widnes the sympathy vote - for very little reason other than that you have a nice ground, and a chairman that bit his tongue at the right time (I wonder if he'll do that if Widnes don't get the nod for 2012?).
I didn't go to the Northern W*nk cup final as it was then so I also can't argue against your "500" estimate. I didn't go because their was absolutely feckall to play. At least now there is a chance you'll be considered.
Leigh is far more a heartland - compare our amatuer game to yours for a start
At the end of the day, for me Barrow on form are the out and out deservees to go up thus far and also have the Geo box ticked which Widnes do not. It would be a major unjustice if they did not go up. Why the RFL did not have a ranking system based on "on-the-pitch " chievements is beyond me. At the end of the day all Widnes have done is win the NRC and had very mediocre results in the league