The door will be opened if you have the right password. The password is not "open sesame", nor is it "please". It used to be "We've got more points than the others," but it is now something like "We've got better finances, a better junior set up, a better stadium and a better business plan."
Admittedly, we can nit-pick about whether Salford's business plan is actually better than Featherstone's, but that misses the point, which is to convince the people who open the door that it is.
But that's what's wrong with it IMO. It shouldn't be on who's got a bigger stadium etc. Widnes going up was a joke along with the crusaders. Widnes never finished above 4th in our league but got promoted because of their Stobart deal shocking if you ask me it should be on the field performances alone.