That's fair I could have been more specific
Not sure what you mean Ben, "thus increasing revenue" just like that??
Like the English semi pro league it's a perennial struggle.
The path Les Catalans took would seem the proven way to go.
What I mean is with a potential pathway to the top and a chance to test themselves against better sides, more of our semi pro league have turned pro and are seeing record season ticket sales and new sponsorship revenues - plus marquee signings that will have a knock on effect for raising club profile and in turn more sponsorship Etc.
If French clubs were given a pathway to the top as well this could have the same effect and allow investors with a dream to buy into it becoming a reality and doing something proactive to try to make it happen.
Becoming the biggest fish in a small pond is not as attractive as becoming the biggest fish in the biggest pond - or as ambitious - and that's what investors tend to be.
I think fans would see greater potential for their club as a big incentive to turn up in greater numbers too as we are seeing in the Championship.
Eventually it would be great to build a bigger pyramid across Europe in the long term - then there's an avenue for anyone with ambition to find a pathway through to the top flight of Europe