Ey up - so really, to snatch the place in the top league really one of the championship clubs only has to win ONE game against a SL club? THE MILLION QUID GAME indeed... Does that put to bed the naysayers (me included) that the game in the salary cap will prove too much? Bascially, even if the gap in caps is so much that a championship club can't hope of coming in the top four of the middle eight, they only have to beat their fellow championshippers and then a one off versus the SL teams?
As a result of the salary cap difference between the bottom 4 SL and top 4 Championship sides there could be an awful lot of mismatches in that middle 8 before you get to the million pound game, which might kill interest in it before it happens.
As a fan of one of the Championship's newest members (Bradford, sigh) I hope that isn't the case, but Bradford haven't exactly been competitive this season while managing on half the Sky cash their opponents have had at their disposal, so the omens aren't great for a more even competition when that situation is replicated across 4 clubs in an 8 team mini-league.