You don't understand my point whether deliberately or conveniently I don't know.
There is a difference between clubs with high numbers of actual fans and clubs with low numbers of fans.
That difference is worth a lot of money and it's worth a lot of players.
Bradford have proved they can pull 15,000 and produce juniors who become top players. Salford have proved they can't pull the crowds or develop top local players.
So if you have Salford in Superleague and not Bradford, so interest in watching and playing wanes in Bradford as it does/has in the Championship areas, then you lose the interest of thousands of fans and local junior players.
All your saying is as long as SKY and a rich man work in unison to fund a club it would not matter if nobody came to watch and nobody played the game locally. After all you can ship in a load of antipodeans to make up the team.
But where you fall down is you ignore that the game is richer for SKY, then it is richer for paying fans, and it is richer again for the development of local players into professionals.
Sure, in recent years clubs lacked adequate resources to be Super clubs and the paltry TV money didn't make up the shortfall. That we have £200,000,000 now means we can find 12 clubs best suited to use that money to develop their crowds and develop players for the game.
12 clubs sharing £200M over 5 years = £3.3Million a season a club. Set up right a professional made for TV league would not need these mega rich men you somehow think are investing in the game. They aren't investing at all. They are making up losses, and where they elbow out from SL bigger clubs they would be creating losses.
Bradford have proved in the past they can pull in 15.000 crowds ! I agree. What's happening ?, Bradford are fighting to survive. The game will go on with or without Bradford, ( hopefully with it )
We could ship in a load of antipodeans ! Whats Happening ?, Loads of antipodeans, And Its worth a mention here that the Bradford team you keep reminding me of , and that i so enjoyed watching, with it's 20.000 crowds could almost have represented NZ, So as you say we could always get in a load of antipodeans.
Do you remember the Salford days of Watkins and Fielding , I'm sure you do, I don't remember what the crowds were but i remember them being good to watch, What's happening ?. they have the best side they have had for many many years, Don't care if they only get 5.000, If they are good to watch I'll be happy.
Lets just agree to differ. I am talking about what is happening, You are Talking about what could happen in an ideal world. Would you like to take the game back 20 years, to Before SKY and the money men, I know i wouldn't , I admire Wigan as a club immensely but i don't want them to win everything.