Was going to post this in the Crowd Watch thread but think it may be a separate debate. Realistically speaking what sort of attendances should we be happy with? What is our bench mark for a good crowd? (i write this the night before watching London v Doncaster).
An idle thought this ..... but I was wondering - as a Berkshire born and London living RL fan - whether there is a difference between heartland and non heartland fans? So, for example although I am a Skolars fan and season ticket holder I think I associate as much with RL as a whole as any one team... meaning that I am happy to watch other teams including 'rivals' like Hemal and London Broncos. This is not the case with football. I care about Reading FC and am frankly happy if local rivals like Swindon do badly.
Does RL look/feel different in the heartlands? If I was born and lived in Bradford would my interest be focused primarily on the Bulls? Would the idea of watching Keighley or Leeds be beyond the pale?
As I say just an idle thought but I do wonder sometimes what it must feel like to live in a part of the country where RL is on par with other sports....