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I’ll just say there is something very fishy going on with V’landys, Greenberg and the media at the moment…. my guess is Nine and Fox want to drive down the value of the broadcast rights and V’landys is there to hand it back to them come 2022 or whenever it comes up again. Its going to be less value anyway with COVID-19 decimating everything. But why is V’landys suddenly fronting the media on everything and acting like the CEO?

Will the NRL ever have a prosperous future?

I thought Adrian Meagle…

Are the Knights the current premiership favourites?

i get the feeling you don’t follow League… I think Newcastle, NQLD and NZ would all be included in any rationalised comp. 2 Teams in Sydney only? good luck with that…

Will the NRL ever have a prosperous future?

it also comes back to the geography of Sydney vs Melbourne. Sydney is not as centralised as Melbourne, it has several smaller suburban city centres. Its main CBD is far over to the east of its metropolitan area. Melbourne CBD is more central and the AFL teams are all inner suburbs surrounding the CBD. The Sydney NRL teams are spread out all over Sydney with Penrith being 50km from Sydney CBD.

The centralized stadium model will work for some teams – Eels, Rabbitohs, Roosters, maybe Tigers and Bulldogs but not sure it would work for Panthers, Sharks and Sea Eagles.

Which club really gets the NRL's best home crowds?

“Also with Titans games most or at least half the crowd is made up of visitors having a weekend away.”

even if that was true (it’s not), who cares, what difference does it make where the crowd comes from?

Which club really gets the NRL's best home crowds?

Brisbane needs that second team quick smart. I actually think League has gone a bit stale in the northern capital. QLD are not doing well, The Broncos have been floundering for years and there is no real pressure on them. Titans aren’t much of a threat.
Imagine a new kid on the block coming in and poaching Payne Haas or Fafita. League would erupt in Brisbane again.
Also it must be mentioned that The Broncos crowds are affected by constant Friday night games. It would be interesting to see their Sunday Afternoon average, I think it would be closer to 40k.

Which club really gets the NRL's best home crowds?

Joel Thompson is another. Can hit a hole and does all the little things well.

The best of the NRL's underappreciated players

If the Warriors ever got their act together on the field you could see them averaging 20k. Shows that they are an important piece of the NRL.

Knights fans deserve a standing ovation.

Which club really gets the NRL's best home crowds?

I’m not sure how you can say that. The Clubs have to pay salaries of the players and if they’re not competitive then players will be picked off by other competitions, namely French and English Rugby Union. What is the NRL spending all that money on that doesn’t go to the clubs?

The NRL needs to change from a culture of greed to survive

wouldn’t it have to back to Ireland?

Both the AFL and NRL must make serious cuts to clubs

their average was 12k last year and they made the grand final. That is appalling, even by NRL standards.

The future of Australian sport Part 1: Bigger isn’t better

please don’t talk about Giants members, they are lucky to get 10k to a game and many of them seem to be fans of the away team. They are still at the bottom of the pile for Sydney sports teams.

The future of Australian sport Part 1: Bigger isn’t better

and yet Souths are almost guaranteed to survive with their 30k members and split ownership between Packer and Crowe. But yeah Souths are the problem….

The future of Australian sport Part 1: Bigger isn’t better

thanks for your stereotypes of the Gold coast but its 2020 sheek… Brisbane and the CG edge closer and closer as one giant urban area. Its not just some tourist town where people holiday.

The future of Australian sport Part 1: Bigger isn’t better

I’m sick of the Gold Coast bashing. The QLD govt has built the Titans and Suns their own stadiums. I reckon there is going to be more barriers for the NRL and AFL to kick out the Titans/Suns than a Sydney/Melbourne team.

Why are people so desperate to rationalize and put their idea forth of a new 8/10/12 team comp? lets just see what happens. V’landys seems to think he can get all 16 clubs through this, maybe that’s being very optimistic but I’ve heard he’s a very clever operator.

The future of Australian sport Part 1: Bigger isn’t better

AFL and NRL should just merge into 1 competition. Someone else can work out the rules…

Both the AFL and NRL must make serious cuts to clubs

well no, cause that player is still training and probably playing in lower grades.

NRL asks players to take massive pay cut to save game's finances

the players aren’t playing games, of course they should get less pay. It’s different to being injured.

NRL asks players to take massive pay cut to save game's finances

the media needs sports stories and “the which NRL/AFL clubs won’t survive” is the hottest story in sport right now… not saying all 34 clubs will survive after this virus but talk of mass foldings probably isn’t reality.

The six AFL clubs that could go to the wall

Certainly won’t be around? that’s a bold prediction
I’ll be surprised if a single club folds

Souths boss calls for NRL funding re-jig

That’s Easy… most of the public don’t care about A League or Super Rugby.

AFL controls its media narrative, it could be in huge strife and you wouldn’t hear about it cause the AFL won’t allow it.

NRL is hugely popular and generates lots of discussion, especially negative stores. The media wants to create a frenzy over “what’s going to happen to rugby league?” cause it knows it will get lots of clicks and attention.

Gus can’t see NRL clubs surviving

I would say the clubs and state bodies are run by amateurs and are forever being dragged kicking and screaming by a head body to be more professional, except the head body has very little control because it’s being dictated terms by its broadcast overlords.

Gus can’t see NRL clubs surviving

why would Newcastle support a sydney team when they got the Knights? some of the suggestion i read on here defy belief…

Gus can’t see NRL clubs surviving

Take what Gus says with a grain of salt. I remember years ago he was saying the Raiders were in financial strife and wouldn’t survive, of-course he was wrong.

Gus can’t see NRL clubs surviving

I’ve been to many Broncos and Titans games and the majority of the crowd are under 30, easily. Not sure about sydney…
Maybe all those old men are watching on TV

Is the time now right for the reunification of the rugby codes?