So I did some thinking on the way home from the match today and this is what I concluded.
P&S is a new thing in the FL so it hasnt really taken effect yet. But give it another 1-3 years (when the 3 year rolling situation kicks in) this is what you are going to see.....
The top 3-6 clubs in the Championship will be yo-yo'ing with the PL because of parachute payments keeping them higher than anyone else.
7-12 the likes of us, Leeds, Forest, Derby etc because we have the next highest revenue / gates.
Then below that Blackburn, Hull and Wigan.
Then below that Rotherham and the rest...because they have the least revenue.
This is all because it will all come down to revenue i.e. the clubs with the biggest gates will create the most revenue and be able to hire the better players.
Over a period of time you will eventually see the entire FL evening out with finishing league positions in line with the highest to lowest gate attendances. Clubs will finish on average in line with their revenue streams. So the highest gated clubs will be the stronger clubs. There is always an exception to the rule of course i.e Huddersfield.
But Millionaire owners will not be keen to buy football clubs with lower gates and particularly with the challenges of P&S with transfer embargo's, fines and points deductions. This will suffocate the lower leagues as the teams who play there will never mount a challenge to be a better club.
If you are a Formula 1 fan......you may recall when they changed the rules so that the cars had to run the entire race on a full tank of petrol. This was before kers and dls. Basically what happened was, after the first lap none of the cars could over take each other because they were all weighted roughly the same.
So....the answer lies in bigger gates at Hillsborough.