Rangers leaving the SPL was never going to make a massive difference on the average attendances at the provincial clubs this season. I don't understand why people thought it would drastically change... It's status quo as far as I can see.
Rangers leaving the SPL also didn't magically change the amount of disposable cash folk have for things like football etc - a major reason a lot of people can't afford to go to the games in the first place.
That's exactly what I've thought all summer.
However, I've read numerous things, particularly around the height of the, 'we don't need Rangers' outpouring when they were voted into SFL3, about Sell Out Saturday, Bring a Mate to the Match, and other fans campaigns to try to boost attendances, the Chairmen making empassioned pleas to their supporters to buy more season tickets, and fans saying how no Rangers in the SPL would make it more competitive and a better product to watch. So the point I was making was that despite all that hyperbole of a few weeks ago, on Day One, when fans are so excited to see football back, and the first chance to demonstrate that they thought SPL life was better without Rangers, it was a bit of a damp squib.
I expect all SPL clubs, with the exception of Ross County and Dundee, will have lower average attendance figures this season.