Don't get me wrong, Wakefield will/may have a similar mountain. Castleford less so. Bradford, who knows. Saints won't double crowds in their new stadium, they won't even see a 50% increase, unless they go on a massive marketing campaign, which they won't.
Salford seem to be playing the game, they know they are immune fro now from relegation, concentrate on the stadium. Next year they need to build some momentum, they seem to have now gone into the market fotr players to make them be more competitive. Going from bottom-ish to top eight is seen as a big leep. They then hope to take tha momentum into the new stadium. They ain't wasting their time competing now, its bad business.
Widnes are playing the same game, they went straight for the ticks for a trophy, with that in the bag they have gone straight for youth development which they are doing well at. They haven't bleated about anything as a club, they arer just getting on with what needs to be done.
The smart clubs are playing to the rules and the dumb clubs are whinging.
Whilst the salford crowd bashing and team bashing seem to be the focus at the moment, the real question as regards Salford lies elsewhere.
I have every respect for a grand old club actually trying to better their team with recent signings and actually start to build the ground - something that conveniently whistles over people's head, with someone actually sugesting the groundworkers are not actually construction workers!
No need to bash the club on either of these points - they are taking action.
The creation of a home grown player structure would seem to be the problem. RL seems to have died off somewhat in Manchester/Salford and the ideal is that in the future like London (if they have a future) can now boast Londoners playing the game, will Salford ever be able to boast a supply of salfordians/mancunians?
I'd like to hear more about their junior development plans and what is the state of schools and junor RL in their area (rather than more attendance bashing).
It would not be too good for the game if we end up with five SL clubs all linked by local roads all spending full cap and competing for too small a pool of juniors.