the problem for the rfl and the clubs is the lack of notice will drive up prices to ensure the availability of premium grounds. Liverpool or Everton get more from finishing an extra position up the league than the was matches could conceivably make, never mind the benefits of champions league for Liverpool or staying up for Everton.
the fine saints make a bit of money but the opportunity cost of that is that fewer people watch and the visibility, future viability, legitimacy and prestige of the comp is damaged.
We can't ask why the Aussies aren't bending over backwards for the comp, why sponsors and tv companies aren't falling over themselves to broadcast it and news and the papers and reporting on it. We know why.
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