but surely the club's that have been clamouring for inclusion in the SL will step up from their current pay levels, Batley will still be resolutely semi pro. So you'd have 4 fully pro teams drop from SL, you'd have the 2 clubs that had already dropped out of SL,you'd have, perhaps, Toulouse - also fully pro. You might have a fully pro Featherstone and the likes of Halifax&Sheffield easily outpaying whatever Batley could offer. Batley's chances of even getting in the top 4 of SL2 are going to be a much tougher ask than they are in the Championship and even if they made it do you think they could week in week out rack up wins in the promotion/relegation group? No chance. But...if they did, like I say - it'd be a 11 game sojourn in SL1 and back to business as usual. Yo yo club, no way.
What makes you think Sheffield can outbid anyone for players. Do you have some inside information of their finances which is not well known. i have the utmost admiration for the Eagles and what they have achieved and the fact that they make a profit but i think it has been done in spite of the fact that they have very little in the way of financial resources.
Batley regulalrly defeat the best that the championship has to offer and have proved competitive against SL opposition. i think you do them and their club a diservice. I think they could well compete in that league.
As for yo yo. I thought that going up and coming straight back down was the very definition of a yo yo club. I thought you and i agreed that this is what would happen to Batley should they get promoted so I am surprised you challenge that minor point.