Maybe they dont know you are there is probably the truest point of all.
I live work breathe Swinton air and meet many many people every day. They know I love rugby and so often though they cant remember who the hell I follow. I get so mad when they say "youre from Salford,your new ground is nice I saw it from the motorway!"
I bite my fist and remind them that one of the greatest clubs in RL history comes from Swinton.
I know Batley cant say the same(ha ha) but in a small town its hard to believe the lack of awareness that must exist.
Are balloons and mascots the answer? I dont think so. I dont know what is though because that FA cup final sent me to sleep and I fail to see why people wont come to watch our great sport but will waste time money and energy watching dross.
This season in the championship is so short. Its disjointed from the trains cup ,then a brief dalliance with the challenge cup ,and why our fixtures cant be home/away alternate weeks defies any logic.
Its hard to keep track of things as a mad keen fan so god help the occasional visitor.
The product is great,but the administration,structure and marketing pathetic.