I do apologise if I have not made myself clear.
If Rovers have spare land they can sell off to secure the ready cash from a rich man to fund a real go at Superleague 2015-2018 then why not go for it??
It's a judgement call of course but I can't see a better time than NOW to try to be top dog in the area. Wakefield's plans may see them dominate in years to come and then the land value will be of no value in terms of securing SL status.
Rovers don't want a big stretch of land for the future, they want superleague which is far more valuable to them?
This reply is purely speculative but I suspect that it wouldn't be easy to sell off the spare land as there'd be access problems to resolve. The spare bit is landlocked between the ground and the railway line.
There has been talk in the past of moving the ground further towards the railway and sticking a supermarket on the bit nearest Post Office Road. Nothing came of it and, frankly, there are better sites in Featherstone if anyone wanted to build another supermarket.
My point was that IF
it came to it and IF
the club closed down, potentially, there's a nice bit of town centre real estate there. If a lender wanted to bail out and get their money back, probably just the threat of closure would be enough for some other muggins - er, benefactor - to come along and pay them off.
Thus - little or no risk to the lender's "investment".
"We'll sell you a seat .... but you'll only need the edge of it!"