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thirteenthman

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In Topic: Round 10 Match Threads - Spoilers Likely

18 May 2015 - 02:32 PM

They are pumping up a 4-game series between USA and Canada in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth in June. The games are all on Saturdays so there's no clash with their RL games. The NHL is all on FoxSports live and the AUS Ice Hockey league has no TV coverage that I am aware of.

 

It might not clash with Channel 9's RL coverage, but they're advertising the tickets. Presumably there might be people who buy tickets for those games who might have otherwise gone to a RL match. It's a minor thing I know, but it just strikes me as odd that in the middle of a RL match, they start talking up tickets for a different sport. 


In Topic: Round 10 Match Threads - Spoilers Likely

18 May 2015 - 01:50 PM

One thing that's struck me lately - given the less than impressive crowds some of the games are attracting of late, why are Channel 9 running ads for Ice Hockey games during the NRL matches? 


In Topic: Round 10 Match Threads - Spoilers Likely

18 May 2015 - 11:17 AM

Panthers win 11-10. Poor game.

 

Poor indeed. The only saving grace was that it was close at the end.

 

Still, there's been some really good games this weekend, and the whole comp is anyones for the taking. 


In Topic: NRL Future Blueprint

18 May 2015 - 07:02 AM

I don't think that we would have trouble persuading our chairmen of the benefits of more internationals. 

 

Possibly. Whether you'd be able to persuade them that this should come at this expense of less home matches for their respective clubs is questionable. 


In Topic: Promising news for international RL fans …

08 May 2015 - 09:13 PM

True but it's just simplistic to put it down to us not competing. Attendances were good on the last proper tour we undertook in 1992. The SL war is what allowed Origin to thrive and Australia to fall out with the rest of the international game. They developed a siege mentality and what better way to confirm that than a game involving 34 of Australia's finest with not a foreigner in sight, not yet anyway.

 

The attendances were very good in 92 because we were competitive. In 88 wasn't the crowd in Sydney for that 3rd test under 15,000 or so? It's a fair point on the SL war though, with the lack of proper internationals being played in Aus. After 92, the next time GB played in Aus was the 99 Tri Nations, and that didn't do international RL any favours at all. But again, it didn't help that we weren't competitive.