Who says that the new club - now able to offer Chase, Clark, Shenton and Aiton a bright future and much less reason to jump ship - attracts only 5K?
Thanks for the ever interesting replies.
You now need to get over the hurdle of the size of the losses if the new club only attracts 5,000 and that in turn leads to the club unable to secure decent players to win matches which maakes the fans of all three clubs continue not to bother
You need to appreciate the massive risk. This could be overcome by a millionaire putting several million in to guarantee the Calder United club doesn't struggle in the early years.
Know anyone who has an affinity to Calder United and wants to take that costly risk???
Even accounting for the obvious difficult birth, the combined commercial opportunities would help plug any initial losses.
It's not rocket science Parky. 3 times the latent fanbase, 3 times the commercial opportunity, 1/3 of ground maintenance costs and player wage bills etc. etc.