In 2003 Halifax did it on a shoestring. I suggest you have a look at what they did.
In 2005 Leigh did it on a shoestring. I suggest you have a look at what they did.
Not sure of your point - what exactly is it Sheffield can add to the competition on a shoestring budget?
It won't be fans, nobody wants to watch a losing team or cricket scores. It won't therefore be money and it won't be an expansion of the professional RL playing pool - well maybe the odd quality player who will be off to a bigger club??
just becuase they couldnt do it doesnt mean it cannot be done.
Sheffield can add quite a lot to a competition.. dependent on where they play it could add one of hte best grounds to the comp, it could add a great city to the RL fold, it could easily be an expansoin of the Pro RL playing pool as i have outlined before, more so than teams in the Hearltands.. although you seem happy with them expanding their net so in that case no one expands the pro RL playing pool! whats wrong if they ###### off to a bigger club, that happens you cant base your entire plan on where the players end up.. i am sure there are a few good quality players who have moved from good quality clubs to other good clubs in the past..
who is to say that they wont bring money into the league.. maybe not straight off but after a couple of seasons they may build up enough following to catch a couple of people with some cash that they bring in.. to say that they won't is as bad as me saying they will.. pure sepculation but in a city like Sheffield there is more chance than in many others that can bid for the next liscence.
who said the team will lose, have you never seen a good team that isnt full off superstars... there are plenty of great teams that arent full of great players but that are a team.. arguably sheffield eagles can prove their own point in 1998 at Wembley..
The eagles can add a fair bit, same/better as other teams that will be vying for the place.. to say that they cannot add anything i belive is missing a huge amount, but then that seems to be the defacto position on anything eagles based.
As i say i dont think they are ready now.. but i the future i think sheffield have a lot they can add and to write them off now i think is bizarre., and quite sad..