As someone has already pointed out, Keighley had 5,000 fans during Cougarmania and that was in the Championships. If in SL it is not unreasonable to think they would have grown that considerably. The derby against the Bulls alone would have sold out the stadium and the Wigan, Saints, Leeds etc games would have drawn very well also.
4,000 of those fans have disappeared and have not gone to the Bulls who have lost 7,000 of their own fans who have not gone to Keighley. You are barking up the wrong tree altogether with this assumption that either clubs would diminish the other by being successful. They are not in the same catchment area despite the political forced marriage of the two areas.
Bradford are struggling with council help RFL help and 8000 crowd (you think Keighley will be doing well with 7000).....
My point was a SUCCESSFUL SL club, bouncing along the bottom of SL would kill the club, I can't see the council helping you out but who knows?
Keighley have got a job on but good luck!
I hope they don't self destruct and enjoy the journey!
Edited by yipyee, 16 December 2013 - 06:19 PM.