I just don't see why the production line of players and combined support in that wider area shouldn't lead to a shoring up of their resources by way of a conjoined approach.
Someone's got to have the money/desire to do it.
As I say those who will spend the money are fans of the clubs not their executioners. Those who may do it will be put off by the fans who won't want it. The irony is the fans won't want championship footy either. It's also not in the interest of the current big SL clubs to make an even bigger club who may beat them and cut off their player supply.
Look close to home where in 2007 Hull had started to put honours on the board and were attracting crowds like 12600 for Catalans 13,200 for Wakey, 12600 saints, 12700 Wigan, Bradford 12700, Leeds 14,200, Salford 13,300, Bradford 14,400, Wire 13,400.
Ask yourself if Hull had stayed competitive at the top and Rovers had never got back in SL wether they'd still be mixing it with the best? If you believe they would then that's what Calder wants a decent ground then one club in SL, but the catch 22 is the council won't help 3 clubs, so nobody gets ground help, so you tell me?