Thanks for that BSJ but the point i was making was that it is not good business to give your product for no financial remuniration. EG the stobart deal. As i understood it the clubs were told they had to accept it by the RL board. For eg. if we at Batley were to play Halifax at home on a Thursday night our gate could be down by as many as 1000 with being on live tv. Away fans do not travel in numbers and with food and ticket sales etc it costs the club a hefty chunk of income. At a guess maybe £5000+ a lot of money to a championship club.
All of which is true and simply reflects how little power those outside of SL have. In the same way I don't believe that the non-SL clubs had any real say in whether the new deal was accepted or not.