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The paragraph that reads,

“From what I understand there’s no salary cap on state teams and national teams. Example, selectors don’t say to a player. On the contrary, selectors want epic players playing and epic coaches coaching for quality reasons, but for some reason, there is a salary cap on clubs.”

should read,

“From what I understand there’s no salary cap on state teams and national teams. Example, selectors don’t say to a player, “You can’t play for New South Wales or Australia because if you did we would be over the salary cap.” On the contrary, selectors want epic players playing and epic coaches coaching for quality reasons, but for some reason, there is a salary cap on clubs.”

Whether “You can’t play for New South Wales or Australia because if you did we would be over the salary cap.” is included or “Example, selectors don’t say to a player.” is excluded, the gist remains.

There are too many teams in Sydney. All but one must be culled

There’s always a sweet spot Emcie.

There are too many teams in Sydney. All but one must be culled

There’s nothing wrong with a revolution to keep everybody on their toes and focused Sammy.

There are too many teams in Sydney. All but one must be culled

“Finally, the best thing you did was leave out timeframes because while this will probably happen at some point in the future, I doubt it will be in my lifetime.”

Mine as well 🙁

There are too many teams in Sydney. All but one must be culled

“What does any of that even mean???”

I read your post ‘What the NRL can learn from a team it kicked out’ and it’s along similar lines.
Standing out from the crowd. Doing it for the cause. Nice post.

“Then the last bit seems to suggest that this Sydney Super team should be selected on a representative basis as opposed to every other team.”

I don’t know it being a Sydney super team. Are Brisbane or Melbourne or Newcastle super teams because they are one team per city?

But you probably are right and I’m confident my post and its wishes will be thrown into the trash bin.

The only wins I got, maybe it was a coincidence and I was riding a swell of opinion, was writing to the ARL and recommending the raking of the ball in the play-the-ball be removed and when a player is tackled with the ball in their opponents in-goal then that counts as a tackle and play restarts with a play-the-ball in the field of play unless it was the last tackle.

I’d like to see the scrum removed but that hasn’t happened.

There are too many teams in Sydney. All but one must be culled

Enjoyed the movie Billy Maddison BA Sports. It had a happy ending as well 🙂

There are too many teams in Sydney. All but one must be culled

Thanks Woody.

In between being a disability pensioner and trying to keep the fat off through regular exercise so I can enjoy doughnuts and soft drinks, I like writing ideas. It’s like an obstacle course designed to keep me fit. But that’s my problem.

My point being there are players who miss out on state selection because there’s one state team, there are players who miss out on national selection because there’s one national team. It’s just the way it is in all sports. Think of the thousands of players that miss out national selection for the Brazil soccer team. Brazil has a population of 210 million people and 2 million registered soccer players to choose from.

Unless they make a state and national B team competition, then that’s all there is.

I get your point.

Ideas. It’s not a crime to think.

There are too many teams in Sydney. All but one must be culled

There are three schools of thought.

For Brisbane, it’s easier to release coach Bennett than the entire team.
For Souths, coach Seibold proves that a good man is hard to keep.
Perhaps it’s a case of Souths wanting coach Bennett more than coach Seibolt and Brisbane wanting coach Seibolt more than coach Bennett and both being Queenslanders made it a smooth transition.

Coach Maguire and coach Cleary have New Zealand connections, coach Macguire New Zealand coach and coach Cleary New Zealander, which makes their transfer smooth as well.

The NRL's game of musical coaches kicks into gear

If you try to guard everything in equal measures you’ll be exposed to everything in equal measures.

The major sporting events in most countries in the world don’t have state competitions, they have city v city competitions.

For quality reasons, we would have eight teams to start with… Townsville, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Canberra, Melbourne, Auckland, Sydney. Twenty-one rounds, one home match, one away match, one match at a probable expansion area, maybe Adelaide and Perth. Never know, cities may grow and warrant selection for inclusion in the future. People might argue the validity of Auckland and have a point and why not have an Oceania competition.

What would happen if there was one team representing Sydney?

The surplus of players who can play first grade and miss out would probably go to other teams outside of Sydney rather than settle for a lower reputation league. Or maybe not.

What if teams outside of Sydney were at full strength and do not take the surplus from Sydney?

Then expansion talks get aired.

From what I understand there’s no salary cap on state teams and national teams. Example, selectors don’t say to a player, “You can’t play for New South Wales or Australia because if you did we would be over the salary cap.” On the contrary, selectors want epic players playing and epic coaches coaching for quality reasons, but for some reason there is a salary cap on clubs.

Which brings us to the question of qualification criteria for the national competition team, example Sydney, considering the criteria for New South Wales and Australia, and keeping the selection model consistent.

I like the geographical model that says if you’re registered to a club in that city, that state, that country, then that’s who you’ll represent. There are players who miss out on state selection because there’s one state team, there are players who miss out on national selection because there’s one national team. This creates a surplus. Surpluses are dealt with much the same way as immigration. People leave to find opportunity elsewhere and this could be a good thing for the sport.

Ideas. It’s not a crime to think.

An alternative to the NRL expansion

I’m 55 years old and back in my day cricket and sport for that matter, there was fewer media coverage (nowadays foxtel, internet, mobile phones, ipads, etc.), fewer formats, and the sport was more defined and felt fresh. The drift towards corporation style revenue collection has been at the expense of the soul of the sport.

Australia’s batting: it’s not the batsmen, it’s the formats