There's 80,000+ people in Wythenshawe
There's 8,000,000+ people in London.
London is 100 times bigger and so has been able to provide enough interest in the game for some London junior clubs to spring up. There's people who come from RL areas both at home and abroad in London too. London also has a history of RL from when Great Britain played at Chelsea and of course the 1930's London club and SARLA. etc etc. Then of course Fulham stirred interest as did London Broncos etc etc (Yes I know London Broncos has nothing to do with RL at any other level in London and yes you know I think that patently absurd)
Wythenshawe is Sale and RU country with no history of RL but I am sure that if a development officer beavered away long enough he may get a few schools playing I suppose.
You have again dived in without looking at some facts, and realities.
Yes we are very strong RL wise per head of population in places like Leeds (1864) Hull (1865) Wigan (1873) etc but we will never be that strong in any new area like erm "Withenshawe". History has timed us out and soccer rules the roost, and playing rugby is something that has been in decline as the modern world evolves.
Therefore to take the game to new areas we need to develop it across whole areas like London and the south east, South Wales, the North East etc. That's the only way we can get enough resources for a toe hold in new areas.
You may read your history books but you don't seem to have a think about it all, you just dive back at me and declare me wrong, so when it comes to us "going into business together" then in the immortal words of Dragon's Den....
I didn't propose Wythenshaw. It was another poster who , I would seriously suspect, has more knowledge of the area than me or you. What you propose just files in the face or reality. The evidence is that REL can infiltrate any area of the country and sustain amateur RL, including I would image, Wythenshaw, sale RU or no sale RU. Indeed thr RFL should look at targetting the whole of the Manchester conurbation. It once was fertile ground for RL bjut is regressing seriously.
Coventry were once the pride of English Ru and had a 1st Division soccer club to boot. According to your theories, any chance for RL to grow and develop there had flown the coop years ago. But, hey presto, there are several amateur RL clubs in Coventry, some with juniors, and there will be a CC1 club there next year.
The same goes for Gloucester and Hemel. For goodness sake they are even going to play RL at that holy of holies the Oxford Universty RU ground and pay the players for doing it to boot.
Quoting the fractured and tortuous pre RU ban history of RL in London does not support your argument that RL can only develop in places with a long history of RL. RL has only been a part of the London scene since the 1960's at the very earliest and in any numbers since the 1990s. I might as well claim there is a serious Rl presence in Edinburgh because Wigan, Gateshead and the Magic weekend and Cup final have been played there.
Those people who think they are right all the time are particularly annoying to those of us who are.
. Seriously though, I have just as much right to contest your opinions if I think you are wrong as you have and continously do, to contest my ideas.