On the subject of the monies payed to all SL clubs on an equal propotion by a TV company which must be for broadcasting rights, then the top clubs I.e. Wigan, Leeds, Saints and the other clubs who don't seem to go 3 weeks without being involved in a televised game are getting a low return on the £1.85M divided by the number of times they are on Sky, when compared to the likes of Salford who create very little interest in the quality of Rugby they serve and being not very competitive that they do not receive much airing, so their payback is substantially more per televised game.
So in the same division why should the top flight, the leading club's subsidise their very own welfare state, not even the game as a whole?
Clubs within Super League have the ability to challenge the existing troika at the top of the game because in the majority of cases they have the playing, financial and support base to do so. Those that do not have enough in either of those three categories get relegated under P&R. In addition some events such as the Hull derby are attractive to TV as theatre in their own right and is not the point of "jeopardy" car crash television where clubs desperately avoid dropping down to the lower levels and the financial and playing consequences of doing so.
Championship clubs have to earn the right not just to be promoted but also to justify a competitive presence within the top flight and that does not involve subsdising traditional clubs who have very little appeal 10 miles out from their ground let alone to the rest of the UK. .What you propose is slapping a preservation order on the existing Championship clubs which rather than helping the game grow merely hastens its decline. If your club has the money then go ahead and justify you place at the top table. If not then do not expect others to subsidise you in perpituity for revenue your club does not bring into the game as a whole.
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