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Just because other people don’t agree with you doesn’t mean they use aliases. I have always used clipper and don’t hide behind other aliases, unlike others here that I have caught out.

NRLW has learnt from AFLW's disrespect

Yes, agree, Adam is so correct that he’s double right.
Ultimately, the NRLW would be so lucky to have half the problems as the AFLW

NRLW has learnt from AFLW's disrespect

I wonder how Randy sees it differently from overseas league teams like Scotland or Lebanon whose only connection to that country is that they’ve had a kebab or deep fried mars bar.

NRLW has learnt from AFLW's disrespect

7 teams in the whole of Victoria! I don’t really think that’s something you should be boasting about – even Kabaddi has more teams than that.

NRLW has learnt from AFLW's disrespect

I guess the proof will be if the NRLW does actually expand or just talk about it for 20 years like the NRL and if the AFLW maintains the growth and interest over the next few years or if it has to downsize to NRLW levels (although they would mean dropping an awful lot of teams) to keep the standard up.

NRLW has learnt from AFLW's disrespect

It’s an opinion, Jimmy, not a fact

NRLW has learnt from AFLW's disrespect

112k in Brisbane is pretty good – only 30k less than the NRL game.

GWS break Brisbane hearts, book prelim versus Pies

It most certainly not work. Australia just doesn’t do promotion and relegation in any code – the main reason for AFL and especially NRL is that they’re not strong nationally. If the Storm or the Swans went down to the 2nd division that would be goodbye to any gains made in those states.

The death of a Sydney NRL club is inevitable

…and the AFL lions match got more viewers than the corresponding NRL match! NRL was 19th on Friday, 20th on Sunday compared to 3 and 2 for AFL, although they were finals matches.

The death of a Sydney NRL club is inevitable

It’s all well and good to base your opinions on people you know, but, that would only cover a very, very small percentage of the Sydney population. From the sounds of it you aren’t an AFL fan, so you would be biased. I can easily say that most of the people I know that attend Swans matches are from Sydney, but again, it’s only one opinion.
I think you’ll find the Swans are pretty ingrained in Sydney’s landscape, especially the east, inner city and north.

NRL out-entertains the AFL yet again

Interestingly, the AFL game got better tv ratings than the NRL game at the same time in QLD, so perhaps it’s not just crowd numbers and tv ratings.

Bulldogs' finals finished after a Giant belting

We shall see, I guess – FTA makes up a large portion of the rights. Will see how much Kayo pays compared to 9.

What should the next NRL TV deal look like?

That is a big if – FTA need to hang on to live sport, as it’s one of the main ways to get advertisers.
However, as the NRL hasn’t been going great guns this year, they may not offer as much – only 10 would be serious as 7 is tied up. The only way the Titans would get cut is if the Suns left the area.
It does make sense to cut Sydney teams, but in a waning market it may make matters worse.

What should the next NRL TV deal look like?

You do know that part of the deal with AFL was contra, therefore giving them advertising and forcing ch7 to play matches in the northern states. The NRL could have done the same if they wanted to.

The five Sydney teams that could relocate to Queensland

I really don’t know about that – it may have added a few converts, but it’s a very slow building process out west – most people out there wouldn’t have known or cared who he was, whereas in the Swans catchment he was a bigger name and helped increase crowds and membership. There was no decline in the Swans attendance over time after GWS entered, unlike the situation with the Lions and Suns.

What if Lance Franklin had signed with GWS?

How patient should they be? France has dwindled so much it can’t even get out of the pools, England has declined, it’s less competitive internationally than it was 50-60 years ago, save for a couple of countries that have ex NRL players in them.

Is rugby league just behind bigger sports, or does it have additional hurdles?

Nick – they were on par with Sydney NRL crowds as well

AFLX officially scrapped

It’s interesting, especially concerning recent events, that he left off extortioners!

Israel Folau begins court action against Rugby AU and Waratahs

What a crazy analogy – you could apply the same logic to someone getting tortured in Crimea – they should be thankful they’re not being butchered!
Both scenarios are wrong – there’s a difference in the severity, but just because one is very severe, doesn’t mean the other is less wrong.

No excuse to boo Goodes

Kind of like if I knew that the code of conduct went against my religious beliefs I wouldn’t sign up to that company

Israel Folau begins court action against Rugby AU and Waratahs

Interestingly his cousin espousing the churches doctrine has been fired from a catholic school – I wonder where the ACL is now – after all isn’t all about freedom to express your religious views?

Israel Folau begins court action against Rugby AU and Waratahs

except, Jacko, for the next time – he proved he doesn’t keep his word, so how many strikes should he be allowed before action was taken?

Israel Folau begins court action against Rugby AU and Waratahs

I, for one, would be just as opposed, no matter what race or religion they were, while representing their workplace.

Israel Folau begins court action against Rugby AU and Waratahs

He didn’t reinterpret – he took the meme from a ‘hate preaching’ ministry in the US. Perhaps he should sue them for misinterpreting the bible.

Israel Folau begins court action against Rugby AU and Waratahs

Thanks, Don – that does clarify it – sometimes it’s not the best idea to say ‘always’ or ‘never’

It’s time to move away from Thursday night NRL