The fans have never ever been consulted.
SOME fans down Fev Ponte and Cas way took it upon themselves to have a "vote" of sorts with a sit in on the pitch.
At that time under semi pro league there were 12,200 fans watching at Wakey, Cas and Fev.
The few hundred got their way. Fourteen years later under professional Superleague the three clubs returned a total attendance this week of 11,700.
The junior playerbase is reducing in Cas, Featherstone have one junior club, and Wakefield don't turn out any great quality of young players.
The new structure is supposed to revitalise them?? Isn't this tragedy something worth talking about??
This reduction in crowds would suggest that SL has been a miserable failure. Lies, damn lies etc.
Wakefield and Castleford have been in SL all those years. Isn't part of the remit to develop and assist he junior base. Didn't you laud the number of players the Calder region produced on another thread as being just behind Wigan and Leeds. This was when you were pushing your amalgamation theory of a massive Calder entity to challenge the big boys. You can't have it both ways. Does the Calder area produce players it does it not. I guess it depends which way your weather vane is turning on any particular day.
The new structure is not in place yet. Jockeying for position is what's happening and it's two weeks into the season. It's too small a sample to determine if attendances are down or not.
There are other factors at work in your sample example such as Wakefield having just escaped bankruptcy, having sold many players and operating on a health and safety crowd restriction.
Castleford were at home to Catalan, a notoriously poor draw with Northern fans. Castleford finished in the bottom three last year. A few wins and the Castleford crowds will increase. Winning does have that effect.
Featherstone's crowd was excellent. I don't see what your beef is there at all.
If the lower crowd figures transalate to the full season ahead, you might have a point. At present you don't.