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Don’t worry about Craigo – he’s an over the top NRL fanboy.
Even after 20 years the Storm, the most successful on field club of any code during that time (20 years), their attendances are still behind even the most woeful AFL club in Melbourne, still struggle to get a local in the team and there hasn’t been an explosion of league participation – and he expects an NRL team to be entrenched in Perth?

What does the next ten years look like for Australian rugby?

Have to agree – it’s pretty harsh to be critical when you’ve only lost 7 times in 4 years, especially when you consider how much some sides have improved. It will only be harder from hereon in to keep up such a high standard

Did the All Blacks pick the right successor to Hansen?

You’re rivaling Trump with false facts – here is the post.
Craigo
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November 30th 2019 @ 9:32am
NRL crowds have pretty much stay the same over the last 20 years.
Have a look.
https://www.austadiums.com/sport/comp.php?sid=2
The A-League and Super Rugby have nearly halved in that time with declining TV rating.

Where will the NRL be in ten years?

at least I haven’t said that A-league attendances have halved in 20 years when it only started in 2005, Craigo!!

Where will the NRL be in ten years?

thought docklands was in Melbourne, unlike Lang park which is in Brisbane

Where will the NRL be in ten years?

While certainly helpful, being successful is just one component.
You need to have a receptive market – which the Swans had, but will take time out there.
You need good grass roots growth – which they have been increasing, so that’s on track
You need local players in the side
The Storm has played finals for 15 years and been the most successful team of any code in that time, but their attendance is worse than even the most woeful AFL team in Melbourne, don’t have much of a grass roots and have only 1, I think, home grown player after all that time. So being successful for a long time doesn’t mean the team will suddenly be more successful than all the other teams in the city, like the Swans have done.

Whitfield shuns free agency to sign monster extension with GWS

CT – the storm avg from 11979 to 18230 is not double – especially when you take into account that they now count a lang park game as a home match and that they have been the most successful team of any code during that time.

Where will the NRL be in ten years?

It get frustrating repeating it again and again to those that just come in to the discussion to defend Falou
Interestingly enough, when he paraphrased the original quote, he left off extortioners – for obvious reasons.

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

apparently they fought for the right to be able to serve tea will crawling on their bellies – anyone who’s been to a meeting would know this.

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

Never before has there been so much information available to so many, that is understood by so few and misused by such a great minority, to paraphrase (which seems all the go with a certain individual)

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

To be fair, Paulo – In brief has been around awhile, unlike many other guests, like the one I called out above.

The last column about Israel Folau ever, I promise

Gee – it’s like all these posters have never read an article on Falou – that gets mentioned just about every time

The last column about Israel Folau ever, I promise

Yes, I agree, but his instagram profile had him wearing his employers uniform, therefore he was representing his employer.

The last column about Israel Folau ever, I promise

Agree with your point about Falou’s support being mainly from the ‘old dogs’, but don’t really agree that if he had tried to have a go at the Jews these ‘old dogs’ wouldn’t have supported him. There is still quite a lot of antisemitism and racism prevalent in these ‘old dogs’, and I suspect if a wild comment had come from a Muslim or a feminist, their fanatical support of ‘free speech’ would disappear faster than a cold schooner.

The last column about Israel Folau ever, I promise

He was representing his company – he was wearing the uniform. I think you will find that if someone is wearing their company’s uniform and condemning them, they would be dealt with.

The last column about Israel Folau ever, I promise

He’ll never be a public speaker – if he was interested in politics his career would be shorter than Mal Meningas!

Israel Folau speaks after settlement with Rugby Australia

obviously you have a poor grasp of the language we use everyday if you think he was discriminated against for his religious beliefs. He just wasn’t able to spew whatever he wanted whilst representing RA. This has been explained so many times. Can’t people comprehend, don’t they understand English? The same would apply if a Muslim or a member of the Westboro Church made discriminatory comments whilst in someone’s employ – even if they tried to hide it under some paraphrased biblical passages.

Israel Folau speaks after settlement with Rugby Australia

The KLF (band from the ’90’s) did exactly that. Burnt 1 million pounds on an island off Scotland.

Martin: Folau settlement like a Christmas present

Where did Pocock highlight his Christianity? If that didn’t occur, he isn’t a hypocrite.
I wish people would actually understand it’s meaning, and irony – they throw it around all the time, when only 10% use them correctly.

Folau’s hypocrisy has become embarrassing

a wise man once said an intelligent person only believes half of what he reads – a genius knows which half to believe.
Although with news corp rags the starting point is way less than that.

Martin: Folau settlement like a Christmas present

that’s an awful long bow to draw.
Ali was one of the greatest sportsmen of all time, Folau didn’t even make captain.
Ali was a man of principle, Folau is a man after the money.
Ali didn’t target groups that never wronged him, Folau can’t stop doing just that

Martin: Folau settlement like a Christmas present

In brief – I was talking about his comments about the bush fires being retribution for passing SSM and allowing abortion. If this is so, why do Zimbabwe and Zambia get such a hard time. Could you or he explain that.

Folau’s hypocrisy has become embarrassing

It’s funny TWAS, how the filthy lucre always trumps righteousness, except for the few strong people who genuinely put the good of many above their own selfish needs.

Rugby AU and Israel Folau settle legal dispute

Not only has he made himself unemployable in any Rugby team but don’t think any television or radio station would take the risk. Perhaps some unhinged paper or extreme right online site might give him a go, but when someone as kooky and right wing as Alan Jones jumps ship, it doesn’t bode well.

Rugby AU and Israel Folau settle legal dispute

Sorry, TWAS, should’ve have added that in the comment. They probably have a higher Christian percentage than Australia, yet even though they have, according to Falou’s logic, been dutiful, they have still suffered – I wonder if Falou can explain that?

Folau’s hypocrisy has become embarrassing