That said, attendances in Brentford were rubbish anyway.
There is a point her about stability Bob. The Club was actually on an slight upward trend at Brentford if you look at the averages
2002 - 3,760
2003 - 3,546
2004 - 3,458
2005 - 4,038
Brentford FC bled the club dry and that's why the HarlequinsRL option was taken but trhis was actually the most stable and promising period for the club attendance wise since the first couple of years.If only they could have found a home and stayed there
If only - The London Broncos epitaph
The question is WHY did they get relegated? You say poor decisions on and off the pitch. I think a clue may be found in Brian McDermott's record. Did he make lots of poor coaching decisions between 2006 and 2010 and then start making 'good decisions 'from 2011 when he moved to Leeds? I don't think so. The cost of financially supporting a top level SL club in London is outside the range of anyone who is interested at the moment and the RFL are not interested in funding the Broncos either. Look at the position now of all other Super League clubs who were not based in Lancashire or Yorkshire (other than Catalans of course) as well. The lack of lasting success for any expansion team at the top level is very telling.
I was never a great fan of Mac, but his situation was John Monies in reverse. At London, Mac had to coach during the "London Poundland era" When our benefactor believed in getting loan signings to bolster the club whilst awaiting the promised pipeline of talented youths to come through. Forgetting that as the team spiralled into decline that promising youths blend better into a side with a winning culture rather than one that is used to being trouted week in week out.Some, but not all, London prodigies have flourished elsewhere (Sarginson, Dixon) which underscores the point.
Going to Leeds, Mac inherited the best supported club, financially stable, great youth system and players who know how to win tight games with a winning culture. One of the three plum jobs in the game along with the Wigan and Saints posts.
There is an argument to say with Mac and Monie that they were good coaches of good players but ordinary coaches with ordinary players. Your really want a coach who makes ordinary players play above themselves. I think Andrew Henderson could be that man at the level the club is playing at but he most probably be overwhelmed by a Tsunami of off field issues in the coming months.
I would agree prospects down here are bleak but in my analysis of the situation its less about the money involved as the fact that other sports have moved in on the non-soccer alternative audience and the game has missed the boat down here even if a rich benefactor turns up. And I would point out that the Good Doctor at Salford (of whom I remain a fan) is proof that no matter how much cash you throw around it is no gurantor of success.