Money is the reason Academies especially by the top three are so successful, if you think otherwise then you are missing the point that Leeds, Saints and Wigan go anywhere and every where to mop up the best talent available, they sign kids to their clubs as young as 13, call it an insurance if you like so no one else gets them, when they reach academy age a lot are jettisoned, and then jettisoned again if not of first team quality by the end of their academy journey,
Training and conditioning staff follows suit, getting the funding along with the increased attendances finances these positions.
"If there werent the gap between SL and the championship wouldnt be so big"
We seemingly have this difference of opinion of some clubs in SL, I have asked you on numerous occasions before of how many incumbant SL clubs are only performing in that division cuertosy of receiving the funding, you always avoid that question.
You like to include London as one of your SL teams, but they are a prime example, when relegation was rubber stamped they had to let player's go because without the funding they could not pay them, had they not been relegated those player's I should imagine would still be performing there and most probably some 'better' player's also.
I have said it for many year's that what is wrong with our P&R system is that promotion cannot be prepared for until promotion is secured, and by that time because we have a shortage of functional SL quality player's they are are not available to sign. BUT I would sooner take my chances than to have a closed shop SL again.
PS, not only Championship clubs are in rented Stadia, so are two of our so called big 6.