This does seem to be a particular sticking point. On the face of it, the twelve clubs in the Premiership don’t want to expand the division to accept more teams. By sticking to 10 or 12, clubs need to play each other four times a season (subject to the split). Many smaller clubs bank financially on the home gate receipts when they welcome the bigger clubs to their grounds.
Financially, this means that they could stand to lose out if more teams were added and clubs only played each other twice a season – once home and away.
However, multiple surveys that have been carried out amongst fans has indicated that supporters are tired of the format of playing each other four times a season. It seems a majority of supporters are in favour of an expanded Premiership.
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