If you have read any of the comments made by the teams vying for the 1st
division championship, they all will be able to survive on the "gates" they
will get once they are in!
Actually what they mean is they hope the OPPOSITION supporters will turn up to
swell the numbers and therefore justify the spectator base.
Somehow I doubt it. Look at Huddersfield, Warrington, Castleford and Salford,
together with London. If people are not going to their home games, how on earth
do they expect people to go to away games?
My own club keighley used to get "fair" gates of around 4,000 but because they
are not good enough now this has dwindled. Even if we won promotion,the Cup,
and the World club challange, it is unlikely that the Cougars crowds would rise
above 10,000 (even if the ground could cope and it can't) except against
These people should be realistic.
Keith - Cougar Fan