I presume your comment about soccer is a joke.
RL never had P&R when it was at its most popular and competed with soccer as far as crowds went.
This game has not had a culture of P&R, it has been tried three times and failed three times, why should it work by trying it again.
County cricket introduced divisions and P&R thinking it would drag people in, it hasn't it has failed completely in its intentions. The counties still wouldn't survive without central funding from the money generated by the international game.
Not sure county cricket introduced p&r to draw more people in, more to create a more competitive top tier to help the national side..it's a game played when most people are working or in education after all!