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If AFL clubs were NBA franchises

I’m not sure exactly how this would work; the League always wants only one game played at a time. Maybe a bit later for perth but other than that, I can see that working in sports here.

What needs to change in the NRL's next TV deal

…though they wouldn’t in this deal as I thought being able to select matches would be seen as more valuable to them than being given the Saturday game for the last five weeks.

What needs to change in the NRL's next TV deal

They already do a similar thing in the Big Bash League with regards to the late Perth timeslots…

What needs to change in the NRL's next TV deal

Fox already promote the game and have a dedicated channel – though it’s only seen by Foxtel and Kayo subscribers. As I said earlier, there is a great opportunity for a FTA broadcaster like the ABC or Network 10 to get the rights and make a big deal of it – dedicated sports channel, have it on advertisements in all periods of the day and attempt to change and rise the standard that Channel 9’s broadcast was. Both broadcasters have had successful broadcasts in the past with Ten having the popular Big Bash League and the ABC hosting football events such as the Premier League and the world cup. There is lots of potential there for these two.

What needs to change in the NRL's next TV deal

They do in the last five weeks of the regular season; the 7:35 game.

What needs to change in the NRL's next TV deal

I reckon Fox will get the rights as no one can compete with them in terms of money on offer in combination with FTA broadcaster – Network 10 or ABC is what I think.

What needs to change in the NRL's next TV deal

Well they (ch 9) have recently got streaming rights for the games they show but I only watch that broadcast if I have to with its significantly lower standard in comparison to that of Fox League’s broadcast.

What needs to change in the NRL's next TV deal

If say ABC earned the rights for 2023, they could create a dedicated sports channel consisting of Rugby League and other sports such as the A-League on the channel. As they also own a 24 hour news channel, the rugby league taking news’ timeslot on the channel wouldn’t be such an issue as the viewer could tune in at any time.

What needs to change in the NRL's next TV deal

I’m pretty sure that the Premier League control their international feed for most countries and that’s been pretty successful.

What needs to change in the NRL's next TV deal

Yes I considered this when coming up with this. For the FTA broadcaster, even though they’ve lost Thursday night games get the 17 free selections which would have been a huge bonus for channel 9 this year if you think about it. I tried to limit this number to not disadvantage Fox overly but I thought that they still are the only channel who is guaranteed to haves every game on Saturday and Sunday under this system – no other party except for them can advertise that.

What needs to change in the NRL's next TV deal

This would be great for the current system, though football-like transfer windows may be introduced relatively soon to the league. This would allow for the disgruntled players to express desire to leave as well as clubs being able to lock up their players on longer contracts for as long as they aren’t pursued on the market. I wouldn’t mind either of the ideas – transfer windows or a one season contract limit though it’s a good discussion point.

One rule to bind them

Well the Kayo broadcast is the Fox broadcast….
There’s no way Fox would produce a game without letting their original subscribers on Foxtel view the game.

What should the next NRL TV deal look like?

I don’t think it’s not been seen as a matter to have purpose-built venues – its a matter of actually getting it to happen. Money, time and space is what is required. Football, I’d say is 4th on the list when it comes to major sports in the country after AFL, RL and Cricket. Currently, the football teams are latching on to what the RL does because they are seen as the main users of rectangular stadiums in the country. Something will have to change for this idea to happen in reality.

What Australia can learn from Indonesian football

https://www.afltables.com/rl/crowds/2019.html

The five Sydney teams that could relocate to Queensland

If you merge two teams, don’t they become one club? Shouldn’t they have the same number of home games as everyone else? There’s only 24 games to play. Maybe they should be rewarded with more salary cap space?

The five Sydney teams that could relocate to Queensland

The SCG’s attendances this season are suprisingly the fifth-highest of any regular stadium in the competition. Maybe that argument isn’t as valid as it used to be?

The five Sydney teams that could relocate to Queensland

The Roosters have ended their agreement with the South Australian Council, so they won’t play there anymore. Both the Bulldogs and Roosters have signed up to Perth at HBF Park. Personally, I don’t think Brisbane will ever accept a relocated team of any kind but I do support the occasional relocated match if it’s against a team from the area (like how Manly moved one of their home games against the Broncos).

The five Sydney teams that could relocate to Queensland

Yep the NRL introduced suburban grounds back to the first two weeks of the Finals Series.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 23

I kinda hope the Bulldogs make the finals even though I don’t support them… It would be a great story, before getting knocked out by Manly or Souths.

The unlikely Bulldogs live to fight another week

I think the DRS has undoubtedly added to the game. Without the DRS, there is no way for sure that players can know that the correct decision has eventually been made. It also adds a sense of game-management, with players having to judge and know when to use reviews to make the most out of them to hopefully get as many wickets as possible.

Is technology helping or hindering umpiring?