just to pick up on this but 84k is a big figure for the championships to be increasing. That would work out at them needing to be about 1500 per game or 9k a round UP so far.
Zorkers is lost in a sea of uncomparable figures.
In 2014: 28 CC games aggregate 40,756 average 1,456
In 2015: the same 28 CC games aggregate 40,572 average 1,449
Beyond this we have Bradford bringing in some of the Championships biggest ever crowds, and we have five clubs who were on crowds in the hundreds who were ejected from the Championship for this year. It remains to be seen how many fans these clubs lose
And of course as good as the Bradford crowds supposedly are they are massively down on last year
The only REAL crowd success story is Leigh.
Is that down to the "structure"? well a very long winning run, and professionalisation is probably part of it, but I guess the opportunity to win promotion has to be the other part of it.
So crowd wise Leigh have gained this year as for the other 23 clubs they've either stood still or are showing some awful drops, yet the "averages" this year on last may look like we have a crowd boom!!
That's what you get chucking five badly supported clubs out of the figures, and shoving Bradford into the CC.