BRK is used to the sarcasm on this point. I do apologise for misleading you.
For a long time on this board fans have argued that if any club dies in an area the game will die with it and fans will go watch soccer. I was told if HKR went east Hull would become exclusively soccer
Then there's the arguments I've heard that nobody from Keighley or Halifax watches Bradford.Nobody from Leigh watches Wigan.
However those without an axe to grind do freely agree with you that people come from all over to watch clubs
An old time Cas fan admitted he knew a lot of Cas fans but none were from Castleford.
When Wigan are at home the trains fromManchester and the M60 has fans going to the game on the rail/roadways.
Fans of small clubs who see SL clubs attracting the bulk of the support need arguments against this which is understandable.....
I don't think it's wrong to say that teams attract supporters from other areas than their own. However, I think that the vast majority of supporters come from the area in which the team is situated.
If Manchester United moved to a 100,000 all seater stadium in Inverness, I don't think they would fill it with travelling supporters. When MK dons moved to Milton keyes did all the old Wimbldon supporters follow them to their new home. When saints went to Widnes for a season whlist Langtree Park was being built, their attendances halved and Widnes is very close to St Helens.
I think you are mistaken in your theory on this point.