The sad thing is that Hull KR have actually done really well over the years. As a Widnes fan, KR always used to average less than us in the Championship but get comfortably more than us in Super League. I think 10,000 is unrealistic especially at Craven park.
The game is really reaching a crossroads at the top level I think. It does appear that crowds have taken a backwards step this year and a number of the money men appear reluctant to fund the difference anymore. Hull KR, Huddersfield, London, Salford and Widnes are 5 clubs with backers that cannot sustain their current support levels and we are seeing the money men state their disappointment in crowds, appealing to fans to support the clubs. There are no candidates below Super League that could do a better job than these clubs crowds wise.
I think we'll see big changes in the next couple of years, certainly a reduction in the number of clubs and possibly even a move to 2 leagues of 10. We cannot seem to sustain 14 at the best of times, never mind during a recession.