Which proves two things.
They already have relegated clubs who were't bottom, Widnes twice, once at the beginning of SL and once to protect Catalans who did actually come bottom despite three years lead time to plan for their entry to SL.
1. Central planning has allowed catalans to become one of the top six clubs.
2. Ensuring Catalans could not be relegated prevented any set back in their growth.
3. You can have all the lead time you want - you cannot grow a Superleague business outside Superleague.
The ideas clubs relegated from SL can "re-group" for SL in the championship or they can "ready themselves for Superleague" just are not proven by reality.
And so it remains a massive risk that demoting two SL clubs 2014 will destroy them as professional clubs and then demoting another four SL clubs the year after will also give them a hard kick in the nuts.
But somehow we are arguing demotion is erm......gooood?