Weaker clubs fail due to poor infrastructure not lack of sugar daddy. Clubs with sugar daddies still fail if the infrastructure is not right - that is my point, and Wakefield blaming a lack of sugar daddy for their woes is a poor excuse.
Not for me. Don't want to list them all but most clubs who have failed cannot plug financial gaps of typically £half a million.
Without the money being gifted either they overspend to win games and keep the crowds up and get into debt deeper, or they cut the playing budget and lose games and the fans drift off and they spiral down anyway. Wakefield's sale of Tim Smith is to plug the gap in the finances. Had Moran been at Wakefield he'd have been buying in such as Chase.
To me the economics are simple, all M62 clubs have a sum they need to get to to buy a competitive team. They need a nice ground to maximise the fans and the take from the fans, and if that isn't enough they need a private input of cash to make up the shortfall.
I don't understand what income "infrastructure" creates for a club unless you mean a modern ground. Wire have managed to get their's Castleford for instance haven't.