The gap is between 2 and 3 this next season. Combine those clubs who finish 1 & 2 with the two relegated clubs and, based upon resources alone, that will give you the probable top 4 who will make up the half of the 2nd eight.
I think it's called a stacked deck.
Well who wants a level playing field anyway?
And Batley always play better uphill, anyway (or so I've been told for the last thirty-four years).
It does stink, though. Is there such a difference in payments within superdooper league teams?