You've always said clubs shouldn't depend on a good team to increase attendances. Warrington increased theirs significantly long before we had any success.
That showing at Salford is woeful.
Warrington increased their crowds from 7,000 to 10,000 over a year when they dropped out of the play off places. I have no doubt intimidating dumps put people off and new stadia turn people on.
But undoubtedly winning RL draws the fans as well, as does a sense of "we're going places" and under Moran Wire were, fans knew that, they aren't daft (are you?).
Salford had low crowds from being an uncompetitive RL team for 35 years and a new ground only added 500 fans.
As for the poor turnout for the Swinton game why should anyone give up their sunday for a game between two down and nearly out clubs? If Rugby League wants good crowds it needs to offer a good product not rely on emotional blackmail to get a crowd.
Equally 10,000 Salford fans aren't daft, they know it will take a deal with a big investor who has the "going places" effect to get the crowds back, not a survival plan.
Edited by The Parksider, 07 January 2013 - 07:55 AM.