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#21 Griff

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:29 PM

But without midweek games that isn't possible with our structure.

 

The Aussies have a different structure which allows for a shorter season.

 

We could alter our structure.  The difference is that they look at it as a business, we look at it as a game.


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#22 Dave T

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:05 PM

We could alter our structure. The difference is that they look at it as a business, we look at it as a game.

hmm. not convined. The reason we have magic weekend, plus repeat fixtures in the past was down to us treating it like a business.
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#23 Griff

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:43 AM

Fair comment.  But we could still alter our structure.  We play from February to October, have a couple of days off, the international players meet up with their World Cup squads, play through to November then rejoin their club squads, who've already started their pre-season training.

 

By contrast, the Aussies have a much more leisurely season.


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#24 Dave T

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:46 PM

Fair comment.  But we could still alter our structure.  We play from February to October, have a couple of days off, the international players meet up with their World Cup squads, play through to November then rejoin their club squads, who've already started their pre-season training.

 

By contrast, the Aussies have a much more leisurely season.

We could, and if we so desired we could play 22 rounds in a 12 team league, but due to the financial requirements this won't happen.

We could also scrap the cup, I wouldn't be a fan of that either.



#25 Griff

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:33 PM

You're right.  Unfortunately, avarice rules common sense.


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