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Two codes a world apart

I’ve never been part of an AFL grand final week but I’ve been told it’s a thing to behold. The whole city of Melbourne hits fever pitch and becomes absorbed with the culmination of Australia’s most popular winter sport.

Are Manly allowed to play a home final at Brookvale?

Eight talking points from NRL Round 23

The talent pool is growing and growing rapidly but the comp needs sustainable growth.
Fools rush in where Angels dare to tread Big Daddy.

The countdown to NRLW's second season is on

Should be a great season, especially with s few stand alone games,
can’t wait,
Go the Chooks!

The countdown to NRLW's second season is on

Because people love the story, it’s quite an amazing one.

Rugby league dispatches from a heretic in exile

You make it sound as though the British RL public completely dismiss the Wolfpack outright. This is untrue, most League fans love Toronto as a team, when they were in League One I went and watched them play the North Wales Crusaders And there was a five figure crowd there, I’m almost certain that has never happened at another Crusaders match.
Yes there is a powerful faction on clubs that want to keep the Challenge Cup distinctly English but it’s not all.
I feel like you want to paint this English game in this light as it suits your Opinions and runs in contrast with the pieces you put out, because let’s not forget the RFL and it’s clubs have agreed to have more North American clubs in their competitions not less.

Rugby league dispatches from a heretic in exile

Are crowds and ratings actually down?
I’m pretty sure if you do some research you’ll find that historically more people than ever are watching the game, I concede Sydney crowds need serious attention but Ratings are really strong especially considering there is a global trend of viewers moving away from traditional tv consumption.
Also it’s not an NRL board it’s a Australian Rugby League Commision and in my humble opinion the likes of Phil Gould should be kept well away from it.

Seven steps to save the NRL

Even though I’m not a fan, I am genuinely interested in the GWS franchise, it is an interesting example in expansion, what works and what doesn’t and how many resources it takes to make it work and carve out new ground.
So when I say I don’t want to hear about that’s probably hyperbole sorry, I am interested in how the experiment goes but i do not consider myself a fan.

Will the real GWS please stand up?

Sorry was just thinking out loud (well on the page) I don’t really want to hear about them I just find the Western Sydney/Canberra mix perplexing is all.
I am a league fan and GWS outright hostility towards the code during their genesis meant any curiosity or affection I felt for the franchise dissipated very early.

Will the real GWS please stand up?

But shouldn’t the GWS be more focused on engaging the people of Western Sydney?
I live in Sydney and we don’t hear anything about them.

Will the real GWS please stand up?

Can someone please explain to me this whole Western Sydney/Canberra connection please?
As an outsider it has me truly perplexed.

Will the real GWS please stand up?

You could be right, but I highly doubt it, if streaming figures were in the millions both Telstra and the A-League would be shouting them from the rooftops, they need their product to represent value for future broadcasters and they also desperately need some sort of victory over the BBL. I could be wrong but I tend to think ratings in all formats are down.

A-League independence is almost here but how commercially daring can it be?

I talked to an Insider at Foxtel a few months ago while doing research for an article.
And also fox ratings are generally reported to a point.

A-League independence is almost here but how commercially daring can it be?

I don’t think it’s being too cynical, the ratings are horrendous and I don’t think the clubs are doing enough to arrest the problem.
Any future broadcast deal will be far less lucrative then the current one based on last seasons ratings, and it won’t just be Fox’s problem, there will be far less money for the clubs to share.

A-League independence is almost here but how commercially daring can it be?

I think that is a tad harsh,take off your Union tinted glasses and actually watch the NRL there is a lot of skill on display there weekly.

Is another league player really the answer for union?

In my research for this article I read that his contract is topped up by RA, I could be wrong but that is what I read.

Is another league player really the answer for union?

Every league convert seems to sign as a centre.

Is another league player really the answer for union?

I think it was just two terrible teams, and I’m a Sharks fan.
One of the best rating regular season games ever was a Thursday game, I’m just saying I think Overall it probably helps the ratings.
I don’t think Thursdays are going anywhere that’s just my opinion

It’s time to move away from Thursday night NRL

I think overall nine are very happy with the ratings for NRL, there are some very average games with poor figures but I think if by seasons end of you look at the total viewership it’ll be only slightly down and considering people are turning off traditional tv in record numbers that is a decent result.

It’s time to move away from Thursday night NRL

The Sharks vs Cowboys game was a ratings flop because both of the teams suck this year (and I’m a Sharks fan).
Yet I think overall the ratings are pretty good for Thursday nights overall so I can’t see them going anywhere, the NRL and it’s clubs have shown us time and again that poor don’t seem to bother them, it isn’t great but it’s a reality

It’s time to move away from Thursday night NRL

Are the Roar playing at Suncorp or Dolphin Stadium this upcoming season??

It's the most important A-League season ever - so let's see a fixture list

Huddersfield do !!
Just joking mate.

It's the most important A-League season ever - so let's see a fixture list

Apology accepted mate, this is such a polite thread, I love it!

How the return of City vs Country can revitalise league in Australia

Agreed, at present it’s just fanciful but the appeal of Origin could possibly make it a reality in the future.

How the return of City vs Country can revitalise league in Australia

Adam if you actually read the article I suggest nothing but NRL players, names like Gutherson, Moylan, Cotric, McLean, Aubisson. Recognised NRL talent representing their origin.

How the return of City vs Country can revitalise league in Australia

The Wolves are a bit of a joke on the South Coast, needing a Park Footy (RL) team to buy their stadium and then playing in an empty WIN Stadium, I think it’s awesome the Sky Blues showing an interest in the region.

Sydney FC desperately want to control the Illawarra region