Posted 07 September 2010 - 05:49 PM
It's not looking good for Wakefield.
1. HMRC situation last year showed they were cutting it close to still be going at the start of this year
2. The Quins being secured by the RFL till 2014 means they are no longer an option to be dropped
3. A NL1 side has been gauranteed a promotion spot
4. Salford whilst no great shakes in terms of fans are building a ground, not making proposals and can argue that they are outside cachment areas of other clubs.
5. Cas have consistenty higher attendances than wakefield over the years of SL.
6. Chairmans source of money ie his own company seams to have dried up.
I hate to see SL clubs in bother, but with the Quins backed by the RFL till 2014, and Salford building it's looking like Cas and Wakey are the 2 teams left for the drop. You take your pick but for me there is less going in Wakey's favour than Cas. I think if Salford don't increase their crowds with the move, they would be in trouble, but I can see the RFL giving them another 3 years to prove themselves once the move has happened.
I just can't see Wakey surviviing the drop like Salford and Cas did. Both Salford and Cas where able to fund their way out of the NL1. I don't think with Wakey the support would hold up like it did at Cas and it looks like the board have run out of cash.
Super League the only place in the world where people still believe that less competitors and a closed market to new competition will improve the quality of the product.
Even the Chinese and the Cubans gave up on these marxist principles years ago.
SL with a reduced number of competitors and a closed market = North Korea.