""Super League clubs would continue to receive around £1,200,000 per year whilst the "Super League 2" would each receive around £180,000, RFL officials are confident that despite the disparity in income the eight teams in the middle tier will produce a competitive league""
Does that mean that if you start the season in SL1 you get £1.2m and if you start the season in SL2 you get £180K?
If so, you'd have to say that a team like Fev this season would fancy their chances in a 14 match comp with the likes of Cas, London, Salford, Widnes, Halifax, Sheffield & Batley wouldn't you? They only have to finish in the top 4.
If they do,the following season they get £1.2m. So long as they don't waste all that money, they have a good chance of then staying in that group of 4 between SL1 & SL2 and then gradually build the club up, to move from the bottom 4 in SL1 to the top 8 in SL1.
Seems to give them a lot more chance to grow year on year than the current system.
Clubs like them and Sheffield & Halifax, seem to have built steadily over the past few years. Why shouldn't they continue to do so under this system which gives them some games against bigger opposition (eg Wakey, Cas, Widnes etc) and then strike lucky one season and finish in the top four and get a crack in the top flight.
Has the potential to give clubs a chance to grow into SL1 clubs without it being boom or bust.